by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:
It has been only a week and a day since the historic July 16 Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, but already the world has changed dramatically. “There are those who are aware of these positive changes” and are working to bring them to fruition, Helga Zepp- LaRouche stated today, “and then there are those who are wearing geopolitical spectacles and who refuse to see the changes. They are still defending a status quo which no longer exists. They just don’t get it!”
The combination of the Belt and Road Initiative, Zepp-LaRouche continued, and Trump’s policies–at least most of them, especially his summit meeting with Putin–are moving the world to a different plateau. What is emerging is a New Paradigm of cooperation among sovereign nations, precisely along the lines that Lyndon LaRouche has laid out for the last half-century.
Africa, Zepp-LaRouche emphasized, is now center-stage in this dramatic new chapter of Mankind’s history that is being written–as was discussed in detail at the June 30-July 1 international Schiller Institute conference in Bad Soden, Germany.
More than 20 years ago, back in December 1996, the Schiller Institute published an international manifesto headlined: “As Goes Africa, So Goes Humanity.” In January 1997, Lyndon LaRouche issued one of his numerous, urgent calls to action in that regard:
“The fact of the matter is, that the British Commonwealth, and its monarchy, are presently guilty of organizing both aggressive warfare against the nations of Sudan and Zaire, and, simultaneously, the functionally greatest rate of genocide in modern history against sundry targetted African populations. In fact, there is no factual basis for doubting the monarchy of the United Kingdom has launched and is coordinating aggressive warfare…. A river of blood divides all moral persons in the world from those British and other racists who support or condone these Nuremberg crimes by the British Commonwealth and its United Kingdom-based, British Privy Council. Perfide Albion!”
Today, the face of Africa is being changed for the good by China’s Belt and Road projects. President Xi Jinping is currently on a tour of various African countries, ending at the July 25-27 Tenth BRICS Summit in South Africa, which is rapidly advancing that process. Fellow BRICS leader Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also on a tour of Africa and will likewise be at the BRICS Summit. China’s Foreign Ministry explained the thinking behind this intense diplomacy:
“As the two largest developing countries and emerging markets in the world, both China and India are willing to help Africa accelerate its industrialization within the framework of South-South cooperation and achieve its self-development. We are also ready to deepen the cooperation in various fields with African countries to achieve mutual benefit and win-win outcomes. China and India are partners sharing the same vision in this regard…. The two sides will follow through on the consensus between the two leaders (Xi and Modi -ed) to vigorously explore `China-India plus one’ or `China-India plus X’ cooperation to achieve mutual benefits and win-win outcomes between China and India and other countries, and jointly make contributions to promoting regional and world peace, stability, development and prosperity.”