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	International Conference 
in Berlin,
June 25-26, 2016

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PANEL V: The Positive Historical Traditions and Renaissance Periods Linking Europe to China, to Russia, to America, and to the Arab World

Question and Answer Session

Hussein Askary.

This is the final conference discussion, which took place at the end of the conference, with the participation of Lyndon LaRouche and Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the speakers from the scientific panel IV, and Hussein Askary.

This discussion session was opened with the following remarks by Helga Zepp-LaRouche:

Europe is in turmoil. After the Brexit vote, Great Britain and Europe are in shock. In Beijing, Putin and Xi signed 30 major deals, cementing their alliance. Between now and the summit meeting in Vladivostok in September, a lot will change. We have to make sure that our idea that Europe must join the Silk Road will have the maximum impact, to let people know that the alternative exists. A dialogue of cultures is the most effective means we have, like the concert last night. Use the power of classical culture to open the hearts and minds. Humans have the potential to perfect themselves. Schiller said that a great moment found a little people. Political change can only be brought about through ennoblement of the individual. I have been dedicated to that idea, and that is why I founded the Schiller Institute.

Leonidas Chrysantopoulos.
Adeline Djeutie.

Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, to nuclear consultant Adeline Djeutie: I am against nuclear power because of Chernobyl. Why not use renewable energy?

Djeutie: No technology is without risk. This can only be overcome by research. We have to balance advantages and risks. The scientific community has learned from the nuclear accidents. Renewables can’t be afforded by developing countries, and renewables can’t cover all energy needs.

Chrysanthopoulos asked Alain Gachet, who uses space radar to find water: Can you use radar to find oil?

Alain Gachet.

Gachet: Water molecules are polar, and vibrate, and that is why they show up. Oil is not polar, therefore you can’t discover oil with radar. But if you know where the oil deposits are, you can still figure where there is water, but it may be contaminated by the oil.

Question to Hussein: What about Islamic banking, and where is the elephant clock?

Hussein: I forgot to say that the book by Al-Jazira was printed by the University of Aleppo, before the war. There are models in Dubai, at the “1001 inventions” exhibition, and Switzerland. All of the machines in the book are constructible. Islamic banking is a good idea. The purpose of depositing money is not to get interest, but to invest in something productive. The British banking system is now trying to re-invent “Islamic bonds,” but for speculative purposes.

Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr..

Lyndon LaRouche: The principle of mankind’s life is the characteristic of the human mind. Everything else is junk.

Question: During Modi’s trip to the United States, he cozied up to Obama, and revived hostilities towards China. Is this a traitorous move, or something else?

Lyndon LaRouche:  Don’t worry. The essential thing is man, and the development of the human mind. Mankind is unique. What is it about the human mind that enables us to be intelligent?

Helga Zepp-LaRouche.

Helga: It’s complicated. India is not homogeneous. There are dynamic processes. Some in India still believe in geopolitics. Modi transformed India from a regional player to a world player. They are trying to be balanced, which is not necessarily bad. The 3 million Indians in the United States can be an important force, because we have to change the United States Many people outside the United States are anti-American because they think that Hillary and Trump are like plagueand cholera. How can we get an alliance of countries to avoid World War III? India is playing hard to get, as Chas Freeman said yesterday. But the Indian president just went to China. The BRICS is a reality. The alliance between Russia, China, and India is solid.

Andrew: lecturer from Ghana: I believe that Africans need nuclear energy. Have you convinced government officials in Africa to go for nuclear? And, how will you get permission from the international community?

Adeline Djeutie: I give the governments the information to be able to assess the potential role of nuclear power. They have to be able to make a wise decision, based on responsibility for the implications.

We don’t need permission from the international community. A country is sovereign, but there are dark forces. However, governments do have to abide by standards, and that is where some of the bottlenecks lie. Plus, there can be preconditions tied to outside financing.

Michael from Sweden, who has lived in Africa, asks Gachet: Kenya has eight crops a year, and the best soils, but they are using it for coffee and tea. What is the development plan for large scale food production and water development?

Gachet: You have to feed people first. Countries should not act like California, which is an example of bad management. We need new thinking, to feed humanity first, not convert agricultural lands to cash. You can’t eat cash.

Helga: We have greetings from Pres. Dr. Christoph Leitl, who is part of an organization in Austria. He has repeatedly called for an African Marshall Plan. We need the New Silk Road for Southwest Asia and Africa. Go out from this conference and spread this idea.

Question: Are there any countries starting to get nuclear power in Africa?

Adeline Djeutie: On the national level, South Africa is the only nuclear country. But, then there is a growing group of about ten interested countries at different levels including Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, and Ghana. It can take up to 15 years from the time a decision is made. There is a recent trend in which the West African countries have a regional approach—to build one plant. It is in the feasibility stage.

Harley Schlanger, to Helga and Lyndon LaRouche: After the destruction by the British during Bush and Obama, and faced with the possibility that it will be worse with Hillary, it is understandable that some in Europe want the United States to go into isolation mode under Trump. This is not the policy of the Schiller Institute. Will you restate what needs to be done to free us from illusions?

Helga: Trump has a background associated with mafia figures like Roy Cohn, he has an FBI connection, and is unpredictable. I wouldn’t want to put the nuclear button in his hands because he is so irrational.

What can Europe do now, when we are on the verge of World War III, and the danger is so real?—if the NATO summit doesn’t stop pursuing the confrontation with Russia. We have a powderkeg in the South China Sea, and NATO expansion to the Russian border. The Middle East is the Balkans of this century, and if Assad is toppled there will be war with Russia.

We need a powerful demonstration of a peace movement in Europe, saying “We do not want to be part of this war.” Mrs. Merkel is a poodle of Washington, saying that we have to increase the military budget, and have more participation in the military buildup.

I ask you to help make it clear that we don’t want World War III. After World War II, we said never again. The German defense minister is so driven by the ambition to be chancellor, she doesn’t even know what she is doing. Look at the idea that German soldiers are at the border of Russia and Lithuania, just at the time of the 75th anniversary of Operation Barbarosa. This is a deep issue for the Russians. There is no large peace movement. You have rare moments in history where you can change things. 1989 was a star hour of history, but the chance was lost, the pathway to the peace order was not taken.

Now after the Brexit, the EU is dissolving in chaos. I have no idea where markets will go on Monday. This is a period of utmost turmoil, but use every channel to say no to World War III. If Europe says that now, the United States can’t do it.

Hillary is more bellicose than Bush and Obama combined, with her hatred of Russia and China. The only way is to get a clear voice from Europe now.

Demand the New Silk Road as policy. Mobilize for a Europe from the Atlantic to the Pacific, based on integration and a new paradigm.

The balance of this report is a paraphrase of the remainder of the Question & Answer session.

Helga then made a reference to Sandau, who had spoken about international space cooperation. She said we have to think of a New Paradigm for the next 100 years. Mankind has to stop thinking of war. This is what led to the Peace of Westphalia. This time, it is not just war, but annihilation. There won’t be anyone to record it. That’s what people block on.

Rainer Sandau.

Sandau: There is a dynamic of chaos, but there are also situations that can remind us of hope. Intercosmos was establish in 1966 by the Soviets, Czechs, and East Germany for a joint space project—to put up a satellite in two years. Then Prague Spring happened in 1968. There was turmoil, and Russian and East German troops entered. But the scientists overcome politics and made it happen.

The same was the case during the struggle between Argentina and the UK over the Malvinas Islands. But a joint satellite plan worked.

Science can make a better world.

During the space director summits, we wanted to bring the big and small countries together. This is an approach to a better world, if we could transfer it to other areas, that would be good.

Lyndon LaRouche: We are on the edge of thermonuclear war, I have the names of those who are planning it now. It is directed against Russia, China, and Japan. We have to be realistic, and mobilize people to come to their senses. We could induce the community to what has to be averted. We have to take the action now to prevent that war while we can.

Sander: You are right

Lyndon LaRouche: We have to discuss it more.

Hans Schultz from Denmark: We intervened during NATO leadership debates at The People’s Meeting on Bornholm. They either didn’t know what Prompt Global Strike was, or they didn’t want to give a response.

Along with the campaign for the Verdi tuning, we need one for anti-entropic development in composition. Verdi and Brahms were the last composers. He referenced Zarlino’s book on composition.

Lyndon LaRouche: The speakers here represent truth. There is a danger to mankind on a global, or less than global scale. It is immediate. We have to deal with this. We are on the edge of it now. Many don’t understand it because they don’t wish to. Take action now to mobilize the sentiment of the population. There is one person like me, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is acting to prevent going to war. Steinmeier has a crucial role.

Christina from Denmark: I was happy to be part of the choir. Join the choir.

Question: How can we protect kids who are getting polluted by the current culture. It is in the schools. They have no way to filter it out. We can try to plant a seed at home. Should we just approach the teachers?

Question: With respect to climate change, I hope you are taking the approach of Svensmark, that there is climate change all the time. He refers to the role of the Sun in climate change, and not the way Al Gore refers to climate change. What is the solution?

Question: In America, 90% of the crops are GMO’s. Putin said no to GMO. Is it evil or not?

Helga: Try to get the idea of beauty as much as possible. Use the fact that children ask, why? You can build on that. Give them a grasp of discovery, of science, and music. But without the larger paradigm shift, it doesn’t mean much. We saw the power of the “dialogue of culture” concert. The Russian children were like little angels (as long as they are singing). You saw how Dr. Shaaban reacted when I brought up Palmyra, a beautiful concert in the middle of the war. This is the power of how to change the paradigm. The conductor Valery Gergiev proposed it, and they did it in 2 days. This is understood by Putin, and China. We need the great power of music. Like in post-war Germany, Furtwängler and Schlussnuss gave concerts in the rubble fields to give hope.

In 1989, the wall came down. For a short period, people became better. They demanded Classical music, the Ninth Symphony. Music can change people for the better. I am as fearful of extinction, as I am hopeful that we are on the eve of a new epoch of mankind. It is a subjective question. Can we mobilize the morale of the people? Communicate the tension of the moment, to be able to do something extraordinary.

Sandau: With respect to climate change, nature is constantly changing the climate, due to the rotation of the Earth around its axis, solar activities, and magnetic field switches. We can’t prevent that. But we contribute with our own waste, and should counteract that. The good news is that in the Arctic, the possibilities of trade now exist.

Question: I was born in the bush in Madagascar, where I learned that nature is extremely powerful. But man is part of nature too. We have to integrate the world with mankind. Have to fight along with climate change, to help us to find solutions. Man became more intelligent after droughts. Those who didn’t adapt died. But we can invent new things. Never think that the fight is against climate change, but with it.

Lyndon LaRouche: I have a modest modification, which goes with your spirit. In my experience, it can be done. With the forces we have to fight against it, we can pre-empt the defeat. People will reject what is being put before them.

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Carsten from Dresden: Listen to LaRouche about what man’s role is. Martin Luther King said, if you don’t have something to die for, you’re not fit to live. This is our source of strength, the things we know about human beings. I am proud of German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who was on the International Space Station (ISS) with Russian and Ukrainian colleagues, and was asked how they got along with each other. Their response was to hug each other. Space flight is an example for us. Man is what he can become. We have something in ourselves which is a source of strength—Classical Culture. Man is the only species that can leave the Earth. Take the challenge to discuss the bad things, make aware how we are on the edge. But inspire people to become better, to become human.

Jacques Cheminade read the conference resolution:

“Remove Sanctions against Syria and Russia to regain world peace.”

The resolution was passed by acclamation by the audience.

Closing Remarks

Lyndon LaRouche: We as a people, can agree about ideas of peaceful resolution to the crisis facing us, which is essential. Send out a clarion call, spread the word. We are not looking for war. There is a solution which can enable us not to be victimized by war again.

Helga: I encourage you to join the Schiller Institute, and equally important, follow the wise words of Lyndon LaRouche.