The person in whom this power resides, may often, as far as regards many portions of their nature, have little apparent correspondence with that spirit of good of which they are the ministers. But even whilst they deny and abjure, they are yet compelled to serve, that power which is seated on the throne of their own soul. They measure the circumference and sound the depths of human nature with a comprehensive and all-penetrating spirit, and they are themselves perhaps the most sincerely astonished at its manifestations; for it is less their spirit than the spirit of the age.
From Percy Shelley’s essay: In Defence of Poetry
A Note To Readers
Moments of great turmoil in the course of human affairs make us long for such a leadership as described by Shelley. It is not what that leader does today or yesterday, but what he will do tomorrow that history will judge.
And tomorrow, or more precisely May 14-15, President Trump must be in Beijing for the international heads of state summit of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. Then, through cooperation with China, the President will get on the right pathway. Again and again, President Xi has offered the invitation, including once again yesterday: “China invites US to join Belt and Road.” http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/epaper/2017-04/26/content_29095624.htm
Meanwhile, the other side of the necessary policy required to even begin to repair our damaged nation, the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall banking law is moving forward, and the Wall parasites are screaming. “Momentum For Glass Steagall Driving Wall Street Hysteria, as Momentum for the Belt And Road Forum Accelerates:” https://larouchepac.com/20170427/momentum-glass-steagall-driving-wall-street-hysteria-momentum-belt-and-road-forum
There is no more clear example of why the President must adopt the Four Laws of Lyndon LaRouche than the state of the California water management system. The Oroville Dam disaster is just the most visible element of that breaking-down system that provides water to almost 40 million people and grows half of the vegetables, fruits and nuts for the entire nation.
Just to remind people of those necessary policies of LaRouche’s Four Laws, and to note that President Trump is now moving forward on three of them:
1) Restore the Glass-Steagall banking law.
2) Establish a national banking and credit system modeled on that created by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton.
3) Rebuild and put the nation to work once again by a massive infrastructure building program and the required re-industrialization.
4) That rebuilding is to be focused on the frontiers of science and technology in order to uplift the power of the economy to a new and higher productive level. That means an aggressive space program and fusion power.
With the President, we see motion on Glass-Steagall, infrastructure, re-industrialization and the space program. In his discussion with the astronauts on the International Space Station just three days ago, he made the important point that the U.S. needs an expanded NASA policy for the psychological impact of it on peoples’ outlook on the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_D4i3CLNqU
In this week’s report:
The drought, the reservoirs and some weather begin our slog this week. But it does get more interesting.
Back in the news is the proposal by the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) for the unimpaired flows of the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers The state would demand releasing water from key reservoirs in both wet and drought years and take 40–70 percent of the water flowing in the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced Rivers. The new flow increases would be on top of nearly 30 percent already required to “aid” endangered Chinook salmon migration. I like the opening paragraph or two of the piece by Aubrey Bettencourt especially on the topic. Her piece and another on the topic are excerpted below.
Then comes our report on Oroville Dam.
Two other topics follow. The first is on the continuing fear by farmers of losing up to 40 percent of their field workers if the President’s actions on illegal immigrants does not take that into consideration.
Finally, while the drought may be history, the damage will be with us for years. One hundred million dead trees promises insects, fires and damage to watersheds.