||This article appears in the July 31, 2009 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
For Chancellor of Germany
by Our Wiesbaden Staff
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The first-ever live webcast by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, national chairwoman of the Civil Rights Solidarity Movement (BüSo), held in Berlin on July 21, delivered the first salvo of the "campaign artillery" with which she will run for Chancellor of Germany. The elections are on Sept. 27, and two more webcasts are to follow in August and September. (The webcast is archived in video in German at www.bueso.de.) It gained attention far beyond Germany, as was evident from numerous questions coming in from viewers as far away as Turkey, but also from other European countries such as Italy, France, Sweden, and Denmark.
Lyndon LaRouche characterized his wife's webcast as "the best intelligence report on the current strategic situation available from any known public source in Europe."
Zepp-LaRouche's candidacy is unique, in that she is the only candidate in these national elections who is directly addressing the character of the present global crisis as a final collapse of the monetarist-imperialist system that has so far dominated (and ruined) world affairs from its banking center in London. She is the only political leader in Germany who has called for bankruptcy reorganization of the insolvent global banking sector, for the creation of a system of sovereign credit, outside the grip of the private banks. As her husband, Lyndon LaRouche, has explained many times, the idea of a credit system, rather than a monetary system, is at the heart of the American constitutional system, and does not presently exist in Europe. It requires the State to act on behalf of the general welfare, including the creation of credit for vital infrastructure and other projects for the good of the nation. No private banking system, which places "shareholder value" before the common good, will do this, as the current global catastrophe amply demonstrates.
Mrs. LaRouche has also been the only candidate calling for the development of nuclear power, for the transition of public mass transport to new technologies like the maglev train, and for other aspects of sound development of the real economy.
An Appeal to the Voters
And, most important, she has called on the electorate to stop being so passive and looking on as their elected officials almost succeeded in yielding German sovereignty to the supranational bureaucracy of the European Commission, with the Lisbon Treaty. She has called on the electorate to turn into citizens who really deserve that name, to stand up and vote out all the unprincipled officials, and instead make sure that the newly elected German parliament, the Bundestag, consists of real patriots, prepared to lead their nation to a better future. Too many of the established officials have been complicit in the wrong policies of the past that have led the nation into ruin; so now the nation needs new leaders with a commitment to policies that put an end to the old system and help to rebuild the economy and society.
That is why she is running for Chancellor of Germany, Helga Zepp-LaRouche says in the announcement of her candidacy, which we publish in English translation.