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What's in the name
Lyndon H. LaRouche?


by Rolf A. F. Witzsche, August 1, 2008


At birth the name given to an individual has little meaning except to identify the individual's family background and the like. Most people don't care to add any additional meaning to their name, such as in terms of their contributions to mankind's cultural and historic achievements with which their name would then forever be identified. In this manner the name Johann Sebastian Bach has been enriched by the man's achievement as a pioneer in the art and the science of musical composition. When one finds for example in a concert program the name Johann Sebastian Bach associated with a piece of music one instantly knows what principles, quality of musical discovery, and rigorous implementation of the principles, stands behind the composition. Thus the name Bach represents a quality and characteristic in music that one can trust to be the finest expression of the particular type of music that the man has pioneered. Even today, after hundreds of years have passed, the man's name is till honored for those profound musical principles that he has pioneered and implemented. Bach has become a world historic person in this sense, in that he pioneered a  set of harmonizing universal principles of which there exists only one in the world.

Of course it matters little to the expression of the musical principles, which Bach represents, that his name had been viciously slandered in the world of small minded arbitrary opinions that his discoveries had challenged. It had even been said in those small-minded days, referring to many of the great works of some of the greatest musical geniuses, like Mozart and Beethoven, that their achievements in music that are now rank foremost on the concert stages around the world, "is music that stinks to the ear." 

The fact is that the slander did not alter the face of the truth that had been recognized by these geniuses. The sad trend of robbing society with slander will likely continue for all the ages yet to come in which small-minded perceptions rule the day. Nevertheless, no amount of slander can ever alter or block even the smallest element of the  Principle and Truth that the scientific pioneers have discovered and implemented.

By its very nature Principle is singular and universal. It is not arbitrary, multiple, and contradictory, so that one might have an arbitrary choice to suit ones convenience. For example, the principle of gravity is universal. There exists only one principle of gravity, not three or four that one might chose between according to ones wishes. In the same manner there exists only one Principle of Economics, not three or four that one might chose between according to arbitrary demands. 

Of course people are free to slander the Principle of which there exists only one, and slander the names of the pioneers that represent it. The universe is not a dictator. Society is free to run headlong into the directions of their folly and thereby fall prey to their own tragic acts, which are often artificially promoted. But neither exists there any known power in the universe that prevents the resulting consequences of that folly from becoming manifest. The only escape from this trap lies in applying society's scientific sanity and discovery of principles that cannot be avoided no matter what society chooses. Thus getting out of the trap becomes a question of choosing wisely. Of course that is what the imposition of slander is typically designed to prevent.

It is not possible for society to overturn the principles of the universe with the arrogance of legislation. In pursuing such arrogant actions society shackles its future. Freedom is not arbitrary or a gift from heaven. Freedom is the effect of Principle translated into life. The same can be said about society's prosperity, which is the effect of the Principle of Economics translated into efficient processes to advance the welfare of society.

The Principle of Economics is singular in nature and one in its expression. Its effect is to create prosperity. There is no prosperity possible without it. The Principle of Economics is expressed in the wide scene of building, creating, producing, and developing the human resources of society into an engine that is making its culture evermore powerfully effective for improving its welfare and further advancing the creative and productive capacity of its humanity. The Principle of Economics is the only principle that exists for creating prosperity. There exists no other principles that achieve the same effect. All opposite paths, the paths that merge into the war of empire against humanity, are paths that lead to stealing, dominating, destroying, looting, enslaving, impoverishing, even committing genocide.  These paths have no principle. They represent a denial of principle. 

The development of the Principle of Economics is an expression of science. Therefore it is an expression of sanity, the very sanity that advances the creative effects of the human capacities. The opposite path, the war of empire against humanity, has no principle or science standing behind it. It is therefore a construct of insanity that can only be upheld with the convoluted lies of sophistry and the use of fascist force. No form of freedom unfolds from it, nor any quality of living is derived from the insanity in which empire is rooted. The choice therefore is clear. One option leads to boundless development and quality of living. The other leads to impotence, poverty, chaos, destruction, and senseless death.

Historically the Principle of Economics has had a long path of scientific development, interrupted many times by the eruptions of tragedies. One of the earliest faint expression of the Principle of Economics has historically been associated with the name of Solon of Athens and others like him. In later centuries the advanced expression of this principle became associated with the pioneers of the Golden Renaissance, and in still later centuries with the names of the pioneers of the Peace of Westphalia and the pioneers of still farther advanced development. The USA was founded on the shoulders of the greatest of these pioneers. The Principle of Economics was later advanced by the work of America's own pioneers. The list of those names is formidable ranging from Alexander Hamilton to President Franklin Delanor Roosevelt with many outstanding patriotic pioneers standing in between, applying and advancing evermore the scientific development of the Principle of Economics.

Many of these names of the historic pioneers have been slandered in the halls where history is distorted in an effort to hide these pioneers' contributions to the freedom of mankind. Many of the greatest names have been viciously slandered by empire in an effort to slander the Principle of Economics itself. All the great periods of human prosperity have consistently been periods in which the Principle of Economics has been increasingly applied. Likewise the periods of poverty, war, and depression have been periods in which the Principle of Economics has been increasingly forced into the mud and not just through slander, but also through corrupt opposition, assassination, thuggery, crime, dishonesty, and of course sheer sophistry.

In today's world the Principle of Economics is targeted as it has never before been targeted. One element of the targeting is reflected in the slandering of today's foremost pioneer in promoting and advancing the Principle of Economics. His name is Lyndon LaRouche, who is presently slandered together with almost all of the great historic pioneers, and almost all of the modern patriots who dare as much as utter the name, Lyndon LaRouche. The name of Lyndon LaRouche has been dragged so deeply through the mud of slander  that anyone who identifies the Principle of Economics with the man's name is by association dragged through the mud with him.

What we see unfolding here is a clear reflection of the desperation of the masters of empire who struggle against hope to keep the Principle of Economics far out of sight, because they are fully aware that the Principle of Economics threatens the very existence of empire that has no principle for maintaining itself, because empire is merely a manifest of insanity. 

Of course the real target in slandering the name of Lyndon LaRouche is not actually the man itself who bears that name. The real target is the whole of mankind which can have no freedom, prosperity, or even a future without the Principle of Economics being implemented, which is associated with the man's name. The real target in the slander operations truly is all mankind, and the objective is to isolate mankind from its principle and to drag it into the trap that empire has created for it in its desperate attempt to maintain its illegitimate existence. The slandering of the name of LaRouche is therefore the clearest example in the world today of the tragedy that mankind has allowed to come upon it. All the forms of terror, war, economic destruction, poverty, starvation, and social and financial catastrophes are secondary effects of this primary folly and will likely not be overcome for as long as society's primary folly is maintained.

Whether the impasse will be lifted in time before the world collapses into a new dark age depends on the honest efforts in society by the still remaining scientifically alert individuals who dare to stand as patriots and pioneers for the Principle of Economics (of which there is but one), thus to stand to be counted in the fight for the general welfare of mankind. The degree to which this is happening, or will be happening in the coming days and months, will be reflected in the degree to which the name of Lyndon LaRouche is being honored openly, honestly, and publicly, as being presently the sole promoter of the Principle of Economics on which the welfare of mankind depends if not to a large degree its very existence.

Right now the world is living in the greatest real life expression of a classical tragedy, and as Shakespeare has pointed in so many ways, the tragic element is society itself. We are in the final act of this tragedy. How will this tragedy play out before the curtain falls? If LaRouche's name remains mud, and thereby the Principle of Economics remains buried in this mud, the curtain-fall in Hamlet foreshadows the likely outcome of the universal experience of mankind. Fortunately the final lines have not yet been written, because we are after all human beings with a sovereign mind and are endowed with the power of this mind to direct our destiny.

The final lines of the current tragedy can still be shaped contrary to the script writers of empire who aim for chaos, fascism, and depopulation. That this breakout is still possible is clearly seen in the spectacular defeat of the Lisbon Treaty, which almost nobody had deemed possible except Lyndon LaRouche and his associated political patriots. It is also seen in the equally spectacular defeat of the WTO dictates, which likewise almost nobody had expected to be possible except Lyndon LaRouche and the people who identified themselves with him and had fought for this to happen.

Only one question therefore remains at this point. The question is crucial for society to consider. The question is: Are those few spectacular breakouts enough to end the rule of empire and gain the hoped-for freedom of mankind? This question of course comes with a secondary question attached that stands for each individual of society to answer. The associated question is: Is my present personal contribution to reversing the currently onrushing tragedy sufficient to assure the necessary survival of civilization? This question includes also the question: Am I impotent, a fool, and a tragic figure?

On society's answer to these two vital question hangs the future and to a large measure the survival of mankind. What then will one's individual answer be? Will one stick with the standard answer that we have heard so often? The standard answer is: I don't care! Unfortunately that is the answer that one would only expect to get from a rock in the field whose destiny is shaped exclusively by the forces bearing down on it. But this is not the answer that one would expect from a human being who has the power to shape its destiny and that of the world.

The above consideration involves therefore the factor of love, the recognition of a profound quality that is reflected in our humanity. Consider for example that you are sitting in a concert hall listening to a great classical performance that is reflecting the majesty of principles that took ages to unfold in the brightest minds of mankind. Consider also the musical instruments that are used in the performance, and their cultural history and the quality and insight that is reflected in their construction, Consider further the hall itself as a architectural construct that exists as a blending of beauty with functionality. Consider even the clothing that the people wear attending the concert. Consider the elegance of it, which reflects a large measure of respect by the people for themselves and for one-another. Then let your gaze reach up to the ceiling and to its decor and ingenuity of construction, all of which are often marvels in themselves. Then let your thoughts take you farther, above the ceiling and even above the atmosphere of the Earth and consider in your mind how many trillions of trillions of miles you might have to traverse the vast expanse of space before you might encounter anything comparable to what we have created for ourselves right here, or anything even remotely as rich. Then extend this comparison to all the real riches that we have created for ourselves in the human world and consider the incredible folly that society permits itself in putting all of that at risk for the lack of the requisite care in protecting it, or the lack of finding value in it in comparison with the world's distorted values for which society is willing to destroy the most precious it has, which is itself, a society of human beings. 

The Principle of Economics contains all the discovered resources that mankind has within itself for getting it out of the trap of its small-minded folly. Should we not honour then the name and names of those who have dedicated themselves as pioneers and patriots to help mankind to step away from the promotions of senseless folly and to advance the riches it has within itself? That is in essence what we find today written into the name Lyndon H. LaRouche.


Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee:
St. Peter: Acts 3:6


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