||This article appears in the May 15, 2009 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
The Influenza Virus Was Incubated
27 Years Ago
The following statement was issued in Mexico City in early May, by the international LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM), as the nation of Mexico reeled from the impact of A(H1N1) swine flu.
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In 1982, Mexico had food self-sufficiency. The minimum daily wage then, was the equivalent of 8.2 kilos of eggs, or 23 liters of milk, or 33 kilos of tortilla, or 364 pieces of bread. Eighty-five percent of the people had access to medical care that was offered by the country's health institutions. Seventy percent of the population enjoyed potable water. In less than one six-year Presidential term, the number of metro lines doubled, and the entire fleet of public buses was not only replaced, but increased by 65%. Electricity generation was 9.6 million kilowatts, double that of the previous decade. Petrochemical production was 14 million tons, the product of the construction of 23 petrochemical plants, 21 support units, and 58 marine platforms, as well as the petrochemical complex La Cangrejera, the largest in the world at that time. PEMEX's $27 billion investment program in oil and petrochemicals during the 1977-81 period, nearly three times the size of that spent on the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia, which was developed over the course of ten years. Mexico went from 18th place to the 4th place in the world, with respect to the ratio of oil reserves/production.
Despite the world financial crisis in those years, Mexico was fifth in the world in GNP growth. Not all problems were solved, but Mexico had chosen the correct path to turn itself into an industrialized country.
The prescription of the international financial cartels in the face of the world crisis was that Mexico enter into free-trade through the GATT, to rescue the multinationals by buying up their products with its oil surplus, a direction which would collapse the nascent domestic industry. Mexico rejected that prescription. Mexico's policy was to turn a transitory asset, like oil, into a permanent source of employment and production, in order to industrialize the country, processing our own resources and encouraging technologies like nuclear energy. So advanced was the conception of President José López Portillo, whose energy policy contemplated the construction of 20 nuclear power plants.
Mexico rejected the policy of the financial empire, but the empire did not give up. The entrance of Miguel de la Madrid as President marked the surrender of the country to the financial vultures, and the economic virus of influenza began to incubate when de la Madrid decided to spit on the legacy of López Portillo.
Globalizition: Reduce Population to 2 billion
What would the idea of doing away with two-thirds of the world's population mean?
How to decide who would live and who would die?
Why did the Olympian Zeus subject Prometheus to eternal torture for having given fire to mankind? What makes the human species uniquely capable of using fire? Just as Zeus punished Prometheus, so the financial gods punished López Portillo and Mexico.
As of Dec. 1, 1982, the financial policies of the British Empire took over the reins of the country, erasing all the achievements, and putting Mexico in the orbit of free trade. Within a short period of time, the prescriptions of the IMF and World Bank were followed: GATT was signed, and the banks were privatized, along with more than 1,000 state-sector companies. Finally, NAFTA was signed, which destroyed our food self-sufficiency. This left Mexico with nothing to offer but cheap labor and the export of raw materials. There was a total break with the idea of using the oil to industrialize the country, to build our own machinery, and make the transition to nuclear energy.
In sum, we were denied the use of fire.
What happened to Mexico happened to the entire world. Today, we are in a crisis of disintegration of the entire international financial system, just as U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche uniquely forecast, the same LaRouche who in the early 1980s worked shoulder to shoulder with López Portillo to defend Mexico from the assault of the international financial pirates, and to build a new international economic order, as he detailed in his 1982 document "Operation Juárez."
The ideology of the Empire, of accepting this destruction, had already been sown with the counterculture of the hippie 68ers, who, wittingly or not, disseminated that ideology: hatred of industrialization, of science, of agriculture, and of nuclear energy. Fascism came disguised as "freedom" and irrationality. Freedom was reduced to smoking pot and having sex with Mother ... Nature. In other words, hatred of progress and of the development of the modern nation-state was inculcated.
This irrationality yielded such insidious hybrid products as Al Gore, Mario Molina, Ernesto Zedillo, and other 68ers from the George Soros stable.
This ideology not only was designed to make the individual reject development, but to acceptas unavoidablethe miserable conditions which globalization brings, and to view people as nothing more than a plague upon the world which needs to be culled from time to time.
This is environmentalism, another creation of the British Empire, as demonstrated by the Queen's Royal Consort Prince Philip, who founded the World Wildlife Fund, and who, in the forward to his autobiography, If I Were an Animal, wrote the following: "In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation."
And as the perverse Nobel Prize laureate Lord Bertrand Russell wrote in his book The Impact of Science on Society: "At present the population of the world is increasing.... War so far has had no great effect on this increase.... I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others.... War has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation, survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full.... The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people's."
But don't swallow the myth of overpopulation. This is just another face of globalization: the idea of a single world empire which sets a limit of 2 billion brutally stupefied people, who never exceed that 2 billion figure, in fact, who never go above the current population of China, of 1.4 billion people, all at the service of the financial oligarchy.
Against Influenza: the PLHINO
The natural effect of the economic conditions of globalization has been to create the potential for a real global pandemic. Perhaps the H1N1 influenza was a synthetic virus created in a laboratory? Who knows? But the capacity to do something like that exists, just as the British created LSD. The intention is there, just as Prince Philip himself declared in the forward to his autobiography. Whether the influenza virus was explicitly intended or not, we don't know, but it is, in fact, the effect that these people seek to bring about with their policies.
Therefore, we must act to prevent a global pandemic. We assume the worst, but we must work for the recovery of the general welfare, and not just sit back and wait for it to arrive by itself. And this doesn't just mean the emergency measures the nation has taken, but an intensive policy to rebuild the productive capabilities of the country.
The Northwest Hydraulic Plan (PLHINO) represents for Mexico precisely the kind of project that is needed to leave behind the backward policies of the environmentalists and the globalizers, and to return to the best times of Mexico, as with José López Portillo. The PLHINO is the best contribution Mexico could make to a new international economic order. Its more than 600 kilometers of infrastructure across the length of Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Sonora is the spearhead for national economic recovery. This represents the path of recovery for food self-sufficiency, producing food for 10 million, and jobs for more than 7 million Mexicans. The PLHINO not only means jobs and food, but lays the necessary foundation for the expansion of civilization, through: public health, education, urbanization, electricity, potable water, communications, transport, etc. In other words, the conditions of human life for current and future generations.
This, nonetheless, must be carried out as part of the fight LaRouche has described for a new system of productive credit at low interest rates, for great infrastructure projects, of the kind originally conceived for the Bretton Woods system of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Because with each day, it becomes more and more clear that the current system is unsalvageable, and the more financial bailouts they make, the more bankrupt we are. What is needed is an initial allliance among Russia, China, India, and the United Statesbut open to all nations of the worldto consolidate this new economic system and to be able to guarantee a future for the generations to come.
If you want to prevent people from falling into a panic or denial, make them see that the situation is worse than they think, that it is not just another influenza story, not just an influenza virus, but the economic collapse of the entire system. And now, the British imperialists and their lackeys, like George Soros, want to impose drug legalization on us, knowing full well that this will increase consumption of narcotics. There is no better way to reduce the immunological resistance of the human body to pandemics, than by creating a parallel epidemic of drug consumption. This is like throwing gasoline on a fire. Only an idiot or a coward would accept the legalization of drugs, whether through "decriminalization" or some "narcomenudeo" [personal drug use], under the current conditions of the influenza crisis.
We must declare the current system of globalization in bankruptcy, and implement a new international economic order of cooperation among sovereign nation-states.
We are not animals who will accept policies that view us as mere cattle. Resources might be finite, but our potential to discover new uses of fire are not. Let us use nuclear energy as a motor for the development that has thus far been denied us. Let us return to the Promethean idea of bringing fire to mankind.
 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
 Read Aeschylus' tragedy, Prometheus Unbound.
 What is called sophistry, or colloquially, pure bullshit.
 Or, as LaRouche put it in his April 28, 2009 webcast: The Queen of England is the female version of Satan.
 Watch the video.