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Should a World War III break out this year in 2023 because of the opposition of the US/UK/NATO/EU/Canada/etc. against Russia, we can be sure that the United Kingdom, which is the head of 56 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations, would demand those countries’ involvement in such a war. I pity the Belizean armed forces, and I would say to the mothers of those who would go and participate in such a war to start building the tombs for their sons or daughters who would be brought back in a box with a little piece of paper recognizing them as “Members of the British Empire”. The type of war today is not like World War II. Today, the missiles are aimed from one continent to another, as in the case of Europe, which could be destroyed in two minutes, etc., etc., etc. Permit me, dear readers of this column, to present to you extracts from the comments made by The LaRouche Organization on their YouTube page in a video entitled, “Your Intellectual Courage is Needed Now More Than Ever” that was posted on December 29, 2022. It is as follows:

Hello! Good morning. This is Anastasia Battle filling in for Harley Schlanger. Today, I’d like to open the discussion as to why we’re facing this thermo-nuclear war danger that we’re facing now. If you look at what’s happening in the world, you might wonder why aren’t there more people responding from Europe or the United States? Are they really just incapable of understanding that we could annihilate the human race? Now, I don’t think it’s a question of whether people could understand. I think it’s more a question of do people have the intellectual courage to do it. What our organization has been fighting for for the last 50 years is not just to take down and dismantle Empire, but to create a new, just economic order in the world—what Helga Zepp-LaRouche is calling right now, a new security and development architecture. She has some 10 principles that you should definitely look at, read over and and have discussions about in regard to what kind of new world we would want to create right now. … What we’re talking about…, it’s global…. Ask yourself, did Britain ever really dismantle its Empire? Did they give up the Commonwealth? When did they do that? I would argue they didn’t, they never did and the very same people, whether that be the royal families or oligarchal families in general, have never given up this idea that they control humanity, they control the world. And with a bankrupt international financial system of somewhere around two quadrillion dollars in derivatives, two quadrillion dollars—the GDP of the world could never ever ever bail that out or bail it in. It’s physically impossible. There is absolutely no way to pay off that debt….

Because right now, you have a new system that’s emerged. Many of you know about the BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, right? And many other nations have joined this now. They have a bank in there called the new Development Bank of the BRICS. This is very similar to what Lyndon LaRouche proposed called The International Development Bank, be posed in the 80s for the non-aligned movement, and what you saw with that non-aligned movement at that time was a spirit of taking down Empire and asserting national sovereignty, asserting a concept of the right for development. Some leaders were killed, some leaders were assassinated politically. At that time, these nations may not have been strong enough to go up against empire, but now they are.

We understand the UN Charter calls for respecting the supreme power of law and the sovereignty of states. One more thing that I believe is important considering my experience in politics. It’s the concept of state sovereignty. It should not be undermined, even if for the sake of achieving some immediate political gain, including an election to a particular post. Such attempts threaten global order. There have been many recent examples of the concept of state sovereignty being undermined, military operations against foreign states bypassing the United Nations’ declarations of illegitimacy of certain political regimes on behalf of foreign states rather than the people of the country involved and imposing various collective sanctions, again, bypassing international institutions are some of them. This does not improve the situation in the world, while rash military interference in the affairs of another state usually results in radicals coming to power. Such actions which undermine state sovereignty can easily lead to full-scale regional wars, even—I’m not trying to scare anyone here—with the use of nuclear weapons. Everybody should remember this, especially when we analyze the concept of state sovereignty. incredibly clear. You’ve seen the overthrow of nations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, the attempt to overthrow Iran, the attempt to overthrow Syria, Libya, the overthrow of Libya. Look at what happened to these countries, and look at where it’s led now.

… We have to rise above these ideological differences that people have and come together around creating a new just economic system in the world, a new security architecture in the world, and what we put forward was the initiative that Helga Zepp-LaRouche has put forward around Pope Francis that he has offered the Vatican as a place for peace talks. We can make this a place for actually creating this new just economic system, for creating this new security architecture, but we have to organize it. Now, that might seem like a daunting task for some people, because it feels like it would mean a miracle, but isn’t that what we need right now? Why cower in fear and wait for something terrible to happen when you have the ability to act now?

…We need you to take a statement, this open letter that we’ve put forward and Helga Zepp-LaRouche has put forward to Pope Francis in support of this initiative, to use the Vatican for peace talks. We’re currently reaching out to every denomination right now, the whole LaRouche movement is doing this around the world. We’ve gotten leaders from the United States, leaders from South America, leaders from Africa, leaders from Asia to sign on to this, to sign on to this open letter. I’ll link the statement down below. We have new signers. There’s now over 30 of various leaders from around the world… We need as much intel as we can get, and you’re part of that process, you’re part of that movement… The other thing that you can do is, we’ve been holding vigils, candlelight vigils, singing the song “Dona nobis pacem”, which means “grant us peace”, and every person here should learn this song and organize some kind of showing in your area, whether it’s at your church, in the street somewhere. You could do it by yourself, but it’s incredibly beautiful; it’s really inspired many people around the world to have the confidence to go out and stop World War III, so I would encourage you to do those two things in particular.

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