In the coming two days, I hope that by engaging in full exchanges of views, we will contribute to pursuing the Belt and Road Initiative, a project of the century, so that it will benefit people across the world.
Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China
At the Opening Ceremony of The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation
14 May 2017
A Note To Readers
President Xi is right, last weekend the Project of the Century, the Belt and Road Initiative, has made its mark on the center of the world stage. And it is that project which holds the key to breaking free of the trap that this state is presently in as we stumble along attempting to avoid more water management system disasters.
As world leaders from more than 100 nations, including the U.S.A., return to their home countries from the historic Belt and Road International Forum in Bejing, they are pronouncing far and wide that a new paradigm for world affairs has been established, both economically and culturally. In a very real sense, the title of the EIR Special Report from 2014 — The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge — has become a reality.
Underway is the greatest infrastructure building project in human history, a project that meshes well with the stated policy of President Trump to rebuild America’s decrepit and absolutely inadequate infrastructure. The President has now opened the door for potential Chinese investment in building that U.S. infrastructure.
President Trump’s personal representative to the Beijing conference, National Security Council director for East Asia policy Matthew Pottinger, opened the door for U.S. participation in the Belt and Road Initiative. A short article on Mr. Pottinger’s statements from Beijing can be found below, along with more extensive coverage of the conference.
Yet, and to state bluntly what must be on the mind of every thinking American, not only is such a tremendous potential in danger of being sabotaged by the ongoing attempted coup de tete against the U.S. President, but unless the American people rise up now to defeat that coup, they will have demonstrated a moral unfitness to call themselves citizens.
A couple of excerpts from the May 18, 2017 statement by LaRouche PAC summarizes the case:
“Nonetheless, anyone dependent for news on the U.S. press, or reports from the U.S. Congress, would know none of this. Rather, nearly the entirety of the 24-hour news cycle in the U.S. consists of hysterical rants about President Trump. If any of it were believed, one would think the President is a puppet of evil Russia and evil China, that he is guilty of treason for doing his job and doing what he promised in his campaign — ending the Bush and Obama “regime change” war policies, and restoring America’s industrial infrastructure, and the jobs that go with it.
“Do not believe the lie that Trump is on the defensive, that his actions have undermined his credibility, as peddled ad nauseum in the media. The fact is, Trump is on the offensive, to end the British Imperial era of history. The British and their assets in the U.S. — the neocons in both parties and on Wall Street, and the corrupt elements in the intelligence community, especially the FBI — are absolutely hysterical that their geopolitical division of the world, and their ability to induce the U.S. population to passively accept austerity and war, is being destroyed by Trump’s move to bring the U.S. into the New Silk Road, and to work with Russia to crush the terrorist scourge. His stated intention to restore Glass-Steagall simply drives the British assets further into panic mode.”
The full statement is here: https://larouchepac.com/20170518/new-silk-road-spreading-world-wide-including-us-which-why-trump-under-attack
This week’s report
The weather is bland, the climate is changing (as usual), the Valley is sinking, lots of controversy continues around the Oroville Dam spillway, rationing ahead for the Colorado River, and more talk about the President’s infrastructure plan. That just about sums it up.
Not quite, one more item. California, as we all know, has been for decades a pioneer leading the nation into the depths of degeneracy, stupidity, and downright suicidal ideas and policies. Though it was not the first state to do so, last year the voters passed a law to legalize marijuana. Last week I covered an article on how the marijuana growers in the northern part of the state have wrecked tremendous damage on the forests and streams.
Marijuana is money, in addition to being a statement by users that “my mind does not matter.” The last item in this week’s report on how Napa’s vineyards are about to be replaced by marijuana fields. Yes, it is all about money. The destruction of the nation’s real physical economy is reaching for a new low.