by Brian Lantz, LaRouche PAC:
At a White House press briefing on July 14, 2020, President Trump commented: “When I first saw the Green New Deal, I thought it was a joke. I said, ‘This will never go anywhere.’ Now they’re trying to impose it. This will destroy our country and make us non-competitive with other countries.”
In fact, the threat is actually much worse. Look at the hollowed-out economy which the nation and President Trump have inherited from Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and their bankster friends in the City of London, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Davos. Obama/Biden/Harris would steal even more. Real economic progress rests on technologically progressive alterations of nature, based on discovery of new scientific principles. With that in mind, forget about money. Let’s look at the interventions into the physical economy that the President has made in his first term.
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Despite the resounding economic success of the FDR economic recovery program that began in 1933, and despite JFK’s successful Apollo program that took us to the Moon, most economists and politicians today understand very little about how and why crash programs work as economic drivers—or, what even qualifies as a crash program. After 50 years, President Donald Trump has revived precisely this “Apollo spirit” in science, both to crush COVID-19 and take mankind back to the Moon and beyond. It is the method which produces vast new discoveries in basic science and new technologies because the mandate of the mission requires discovery itself. In the Apollo program, for example, almost all of the necessary discoveries made to facilitate getting to the Moon, were completely unknown at the beginning of the mission.
Look at Project Warp Speed, the crash project which the President has mobilized to develop vaccines and anti-virals to defeat COVID-19. Even the New York Times has been forced to admit that this has substantially altered expectations. The cavalry is coming in the form of vaccines and anti-virals, and the pandemic will end, much, much sooner than their methodologically challenged statistical models predicted or their Malthusian mass death desires demanded. President Trump knows about crash programs and acted on that knowledge. The concept is simply beyond the mental powers of a Joe Biden or Kamala Harris who govern as if following a paint by the numbers scheme dictated by their oligarchical controllers.
Look at Project Artemis. For the first time since Apollo, Americans are going back to the Moon to colonize and industrialize it, using it as the jumping off point for a voyage to Mars. How much will be discovered in the process? Fusion power, the promised unlimited energy resource of the future, which the Artemis program is advancing for propulsion in space in particular, and which will give us the capability to green all of Earth’s deserts, is just part of the future this program builds for future generations. Obama and Biden killed manned space exploration. We became dependent on Russia for even going to the International Space Station. Obama once remarked that quite simply, we “don’t need no fancy fusion energy.”
President Donald Trump, speaking at a Florida campaign rally, October 12, 2020
Look also at what President Trump has done in the area of infrastructure despite the resistance he has faced in Congress and from Wall Street. Consider the New Lock at the Soo Locks in Michigan, enabling ships to reliably travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. Approximately 80 million tons of commercial commodities pass through the Soo Locks annually. The second phase of the billion-dollar Soo Locks expansion is now scheduled to start in the Spring of 2021. A 2015 Department of Homeland Security study on impacts of an unexpected Soo Locks closure showed that the deteriorating Soo Locks is a nationally critical infrastructure. On the verge of breakdown, the Great Lakes Navigation System is a critical node essential to U.S. manufacturing and National Security. There are many more examples.
The Trump Administration awarded $3.8 billion in BUILD grants and $3.4 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to communities across the country. Of that, they have awarded $2.9 billion to the “fly over states” and $960 million in Opportunity Zones. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now investing $371 million to build and improve critical electric infrastructure across 11 states. Alterations to the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) aim to reduce approval time for highways alone by 70%.
President Trump has been clear that he wants to invest trillions of dollars more into productive national infrastructure, and is fighting budget-cutting “green scissors” Democrats and Republicans in Congress to get this done. Not enough? So, true. But in a second term, following the late-economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche’s well-known proposal for a national bank and national credit, drawing on the examples of Lincoln’s Greenback policy and FDR’s Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Trump can launch a massive national infrastructure program—provided his backers force the implementation of his intent by demanding it of Congress. The intent of Biden and Harris is completely different. They serve an elite intent on imposing the Green New Deal and further deindustrializing the United States. Their infrastructure consists of wind farms, solar panels, and retrofitted buildings.
For decades, our nation’s mining resources have been padlocked by so-called environmental regulations and other means, for the purpose of the Bankster gaming of global prices based on shortages, while consolidating resources into cartels they control. This is the Bush/Obama/Biden legacy.
Now, President Trump is intent on rebuilding our mining industry and cutting dependence of cartel-controlled supply chains, to in-turn build advanced domestic manufacturing and advanced energy technology. In 2019, the President invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to designate the entire supply chain for rare earths as “essential to the national defense” under the DPA, allowing for more funding in the rare earths space. And “there is more coming,” the President has said.