I am writing this to attempt to relate to you all what the Larouche movement is really about.. I am doing this because, without standing to gain anything, I truly believe in many of the principles and ideas they represent.
I think they offer a few things that are not only important, but very rarely found in the sorts of sources most of us come across. Those sources tend to be very pessimistic, and do not inspire hope for the future, nor appropriate action. I am also aware that there is much controversy and disinformation out there which I think unfairly defames the movement. I suppose it is understandable if that which poses a serious threat to those in power will be attacked the most harshly by the media/legal system they control.
I will attempt to give you an idea of what the Larouche movement is trying to accomplish. this is a sophisticated, intellectual, and philosophical movement. Currently, it's intelligence arm is perhaps the best of any private agency in the world. It spans 5 continents, and is truly international in scope. The goal is to defeat 'free trade,' 'globalization' pushing, anglo-dutch-saudi liberal financial cartels which are causing this crisis; and replace them with a community of principle among sovereign nations, with a fixed exchange system, leading to a promotion of the general welfare of the people so that a modern renaissance can pull the world out of a decent into a dark age collapse. They work to interact at all levels, including the governments of the most powerful countries to implement policies that will free nations and their citizens from slavery and economic collapse (in different forms and degrees in different regions) to which it is bound.
Their view is that for hundreds, even thousands of years, there has been a struggle going on between the ruling class - proponents of the system which is empirical in nature.. From Babylon to Egypt, Rome, and now the British empire - history has repeated itself. We have seen this system of empire, colonialism, and oppression many times. Scientifically, physically and economically, the oligarchs, aristocrats, plutocrats, conquerors, emperors, and monarchs have controlled the masses, and manipulated everything they could to increase their control and wealth at the expense of the population. Larouche is the most learned human being I know of on the topic of history, and I think his insight is most informed and brilliant. He points out the fact that history tells us where we came from, and where we are going. He points out the important breakthroughs and setbacks in the fight against the tyranny that is the predatory system of empire. He gives credit to the great thinkers and revolutionaries of physical science and philosophy that have risked their lives to create and protect the vision of a free nation-state system which can end the tyranny of empire.
What Larouche proposes, is to follow in the footsteps of the greatest empire slayers of history. This is in the tradition of the American and French revolutions, which didn't quite stick, and were ultimately subverted and killed. Luckily, their ideas live on! America was founded upon the purest of principles. It represented a rejection of the neo-feudalistic 'free trade system.' The American system, was created with emphasis on infrastructure and science. The great idea was to build a network of nations, which did not have to pay tax to the British maritime empire, which controlled the trade networks and finance. A system which was not monopolized by the British controlled, and inefficient naval shipping system for trade. Instead, America built an inter-oceanic railway system. The effect of this was that every city that linked to this rail system was directly connected to every other city on that rail. Imagine if every city in the world was hooked up to this 'internet' of trade! It would break the control over global commerce which could previously only be done by sea. If today, that intercontinental railway system were 'replicated' in Eurasia, South America and Africa, there could be no global empire.
Freeing the human mind, and developing technology vastly improves the physical economy of a nation by making for a much higher energy flux density – more work could be done with less effort from the population. This system made America, Japan and Germany the most industrious and progressive countries in the world overnight! The empire was on the verge of being destroyed by this system. This is why they manipulated events to start most of the wars we've seen ever since (war, and balkanization disable nations from carrying out plans in their own interest, instead they depend on loans from financiers, along with conditions.) This is why they killed Lincoln, because a nation is only as strong as its leader.
I think the private centralized banking system, run by trillionaires from London is well known by people that talk to me, so I won't get into those details, but Larouche would say we need to have a 2 tiered credit system run by a nationalized central bank (the country prints its own money) whereby low interest (like 2% or less) is charged for infrastructure and scientific projects (the bigger and more internationally cooperative the better, because such projects require peace and prosperity.) And speculative loans should be charged much higher interest. Speculators, such as hedge fund managers, derivatives brokers, and futures market gamblers are the reason for the mess we are in today. Furthermore, since the early 70's, our standard of living has been steadily going down, ever since the Bretton Woods agreement was breeched.
Bretton Woods was an agreement for fixed exchanges (put forth by FDR) between nations, which made it so that if a loan was made, repayment would be made with equal value to what was leant. Now, with a floating currency, America can just print up half a trillion dollars and send it to China to pay down a debt, but the value of the currency is inflated. This means China won't be lending to them again to finance countless wars. A floating currency also means that mega speculators like George Soros have the ability to throw billions of dollars at a currency, and crash an entire economy like the case of Malaysia where he did it. This means the banksters can threaten, and dictate the economic policy of any small nation, and thereby extract the maximum amount from the population.
This is why we have 3 BILLION people on our planet living on less than (equivalent to) $2 a day, and half of those living on half of that! This problem compounds when the world economy weakens, and suddenly we don't have any slaves to make the products we use. The global food crisis (thanks in part to free trade and the WTO) is causing rising food prices which will affect us all. Soon, we could have no jobs, a global carbon and cattle tax, rampant disease, worldwide war, and collapsed global economy. There is a very real possibility of the world falling into a new dark age if the current antiquated systems aren't replaced. If now, isn't the time to act, I don't know what is.
Philosophically, Larouche teaches us that the universe is not just a vast collection of infinitesimal points, whose random interactions have spawned the complex universe we are experiencing. Larouche suggests that our existence can NOT be reduced to mathematics, or mere equations. That the average human mind is capable of unlocking the principles that govern our universe, and those principles are knowable. He tells us, that contrary to the Malthusian ideology propagated by empiricists like Al Gore, Prince Phillip, Darwin (who was a student of Malthus) and Huxley, we have the ability to foresee a limitation imposed by our resources, and work to solve that problem before it affects us (unlike animals). Economics is the ability of a population to reproduce itself without sacrificing a standard of living. If there isn't enough fuel, or food – just invent a new type of fuel, and irrigate new farmlands!
Empiricists would tell you that the 3rd world should not be industrialized because the world's resources are limited, and we are overpopulated.. Or they might tell them it is because they would accelerate global warming, but whatever excuse they use, it is so they can continue to pillage those countries without giving anything back to them. Their system is predatory in nature, in that they believe in 'survival of the fittest' where you plunder your neighbor to increase your own fortune.
I am truly excited to be going through the process of learning how to confidently think for myself, and how to create new ideas and make discoveries. I feel like a kid again, as I had been deprived of these joys by the establishment for most of my life. No matter what happens, anyone with a more developed mind will have a much more prosperous future, and greater ability to lead others and create the ideas that will shape the world in a positive manor. The philosophical concepts I have learned recently, are very profound, and self evident.
If anyone wants to discuss any of these or any notions, I'm always open to hearing another perspective, because the philosophy of the most conscious thinkers should always be to prepare oneself to abandon any belief when sufficient evidence suggests that to be correct.
PS: The belief that 'capitalism' is the problem appears to be a bit of a misunderstanding. The capitalism of today, is not the true American system, it is actually the Adam Smith system, which is rooted in the British Empire. They like to co-opt good things, and ride along like a parasite. Same with environmentalism, spirituality, banking, media, and their version of the 'new Bretton (Brittain) Woods.'
PPS: There are also some thing which I don't necessarily agree with: I have reserves on the idea of a bigger government with more rules.. I'm unsure on Larouche's advocacy of FDR, who in my opinion did some very good things, and some bad. I've also never been a fan of Hillary or SecDef Gates, but I do respect them if they do in fact go public with the aforementioned policies. I suppose to get anywhere in politics you have to do some sleazy things and ally with some not so honest folks. What matters is what they do now. Drugs, is another debatable topic, I think that if they were legalized it would eliminate the crime associated with the black market economy, and reduce disease and addiction by making it a socially acceptable and treatable problem. Larouche's perspective is that the drug trade is run by crooks, finances their other crimes and zombifies the people.