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Creating A Peace Paradigm:
A New Era For Mankind Where We All
Become Truly Human

Saturday September 12th, 2015, 1:00pm - 9:00pm

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In Advance of UN General Assembly—
Building An International Movement of Peace

by Dennis H. Speed
September 2015

“There is something which is called natural law. The Chinese call it the Mandate of Heaven, and in all great cultures there is this idea, that there is a higher lawfulness that man cannot defy forever. And I think we are, at this point, experiencing such a moment where a great crime is awakening many, many peoples around the world, and it is a moment of change, and we must absolutely not miss that moment.”

—Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Sept. 12, New York City.

Restoring the principle of Alexander Hamilton’s American Presidency to the American people—that was the topic of an extraordinary council held on the eve of the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan. An extraordinary symposium of “wise men and women”—mavericks who had distinguished themselves by acting in service of the defense, advocacy, and implementation of the deeper universal principles underlying the American Constitution and Presidency over decades—took place in New York City’s on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Mavericks for Universal Principles

These were:

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

* Lyndon LaRouche, former U.S. Presidential candidate, founder of Executive Intelligence Review magazine, and author of the Strategic Defense Initiative proposal adopted by President Ronald Reagan in 1983;

* Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, in 1964-67 a central Justice Department figure in securing the implementation of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, and today internationally recognized as the chief proponent of American Constitutional law’s principle of impartial justice irrespective of power;

* Former U.S. Sen. (D-AK) Mike Gravel, a 2008 Democratic Party Presidential candidate who in 1971 stood up in the United States Senate to enter 4,000 pages of the then-secret Pentagon Papers into the public record at significant personal risk; and

Clockwise, from top left: former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, founder of the Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche, former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, moderator Dennis Speed.

* Helga Zepp-LaRouche, founder of the Schiller Institute, known worldwide as “the Silk Road Lady” for her pioneering work over 20 years ago, and now, to create, together with her husband, that very policy which has now become that of the majority of the whole world. It was she who had the idea for the assembly, entitled: “A New Era of Mankind, Where We All Become Truly Human.”

Manhattan, specifically the United Nations, Lyndon LaRouche emphasized, is presently the location of what may well be one of the most important meetings in history. ”...The thing which is going to happen at the beginning of this next week, is probably absolutely necessary to avoid the danger of thermonuclear war. Now, of course, our President is the key source, the greatest source of that threat right now. He’s not as an individual, but as an individual as President of the United States. Unless he were suspended under the rules of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, he could still set off a thermonuclear war on a global scale.”

‘The Manhattan Project,’ Less than a Year Later

It was LaRouche who had initiated, nearly one year ago, what he termed “the Manhattan Project”—an initiative to activate New York City, a unique population in America, a crossroads and cross-section of the entire world, as the seed-crystal of a completely new movement based on resurrecting the national system of executive self-government invented by Alexander Hamilton. That “Manhattan” population must spearhead a movement to crush the power and influence of the disease known as Wall Street, a financial gambling system that cannot any longer be saved under any circumstance.

In the nearly one year since the initiation of the “Manhattan Project,” an upshift has taken place in the thinking process in the United States. The New York street deployments of LaRouche’s associates, and their interventions into think tanks, conference assemblies, news conferences, and on college campuses and street corners have literally reached around the world. The sheer visibility of these nearly-daily “street actions” in a city where 50 million people from other nations and other parts of America visit each year, means that literally the whole world has been, in one or another way, reached with the message that there is a group of Americans that do not accept President Barack Obama’s murderous policies.

The prior 15 years, from the November 2000-January 2001 “descent into Hell” of the Cheney/Bush Administration, to the even lower, sub-Satanic nether-regions of ObamaWorld, had outlawed “thinking in public,” seemingly, as a crime against the regime—the seamless, singular regime of cruelty that wore the twin faces of Cheney and Obama. Saturday’s symposium, together with that year of cumulative work, showed how much that is changing.

What made the symposium particularly notable was its truthfulness—its “straight talk.” For example, Senator Gravel expressed his dismay and disgust with the present performance of the United States government in this way: “When I was 23-years-old, I was a top secret control officer. At 23, mind you. I was in Germany as an adjutant for a communications intelligence service.... And what we would do is, we would open people’s mail wantonly, and wiretap people’s names in Europe, wantonly. Now, that’s when I was 23-years-old.

“So you can figure, when we had the Pentagon Papers come up in the Senate, and a Senator could not go in and read the papers, except being under guard, couldn’t take any notes; all I could think of was, when I was 23, I was acting with more power than any Senator can act right now in viewing the Pentagon Papers!”

Congress Now Lacks the Guts

Gravel also stated during the later discussion that, in his view, any American Congressman or Senator could open the 28 pages of the Joint House-Senate Commission on 9/11 that was chaired by former Sen. Bob Graham. Only the courage to do so is lacking. He also expressed his full agreement with LaRouche’s assessment of the dire threat posed by the Obama Administration.

The panel was peppered with questions for over two hours by the 150 teachers, banking specialists, diplomatic personnel, journalists, activists, and “regular citizens” who attended. No question was off limits, and all questions were answered. It was this process, of the real America deliberating with real, tested, and therefore, trustworthy American leadership, which Hamilton, John Jay, Gouvereur Morris, Benjamin Franklin, and George Washington had intended to be the standard of leadership deliberation among the citizens in the American republic. It is only this process that can reverse America’s cultural suicide, and the possibility that Barack Obama’s Presidency, despite the best efforts of Russia, China, and the true America that attended this conference, plunges the world into thermonuclear war.

In his opening remarks, Lyndon LaRouche, however, expressed optimism that this can be done. ”...One of the most momentous developments in all modern history is about to unfold. It is going to unfold underneath this new assembly of the international movement of peace, which is the best thing to call it.” It is the job of the “Manhattan Project” to ensure that positive outcome.

View the video of this historic conference here.