|This article appears in the February 3, 2012 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Would You Trust These Bozos
with Our Endangered Planet?
by Nancy Spannaus
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Jan. 30The latest warnings of the potentially imminent earthquake on the West Coast of the United States, and the total repudiation of a competent scientific outlook on the part of every declared candidate for the Presidency, leaves the citizens of this country no choice: Either thinking Americans take up the policies being promoted by the LaRouche Slate of Six, and fight for them tooth and nail, or they consign their future, and our nation, to Hell.
The absolute necessity of taking up the science-driver approach, led by a mission to Marsa mission last operative under the Presidency of John F. Kennedyas a means of restoring the U.S. economy, was presented in depth, if preliminarily, in the Jan. 26 edition of the LPAC Weekly Report, and the followup discussion Lyndon LaRouche had with the six candidates on Jan. 29. We need not summarize that scientific argument here. But what must be faced is that any other pathway will lead to catastrophe, and that in the very short term.
Amidst an apparently renewed pattern of quake activity on the Pacific Rim of Fire, a number of scientists are watching with concern the threat of a "mega-quake" in the Mexico-U.S. Pacific border area, in the time frame of the near term. Specifically, the Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth (IPE) in Moscow, issued a report over the Jan. 21-22 weekend, that warns that the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Chiapas region of Mexico Jan. 21 (centered southwest off the coast, 41 miles deep), is a "potential precursor" to a mega-quake of at least 7.5 to 8.3 magnitude, that could hit soon in the Mexico-U.S. Pacific border zone.
Given the massive population living in the potential earthquake hazard zone, you would think that the U.S. government, and/or those who aspire to head that government, if they were competent and concerned about the people of the United States (and others), would take note of this warning, and begin to make preparations to save lives. Draw your own conclusions: The only political figures to raise their voices were members of the LaRouche candidate slate running for Congress on the West Coast.
A Call to Action
On Jan. 26-27 Dave Christie (Washington State) and Summer Shields (8th C.D., California) of the LaRouche slate issued special video alerts to responsible government agencies and the American people, outlining measures which must be taken now. In his video, which can be watched at www.larouchepac.com, Shields warned:
"Dear Citizens, especially those of you who are located in my region of the Pacific coast of North America, you are currently caught in the crosshairs of a major potential earthquake catastrophe. As many of our citizens have seen, who live in North America, given the beautiful display of auroras, the Sun is acting up. We are seeing the greatest amount of solar flare and coronal mass ejection activity that the Sun has exhibited since 2005.
"Over the course of the last week, there have been three major coronal mass ejections which have exploded off of our Sun, two of which have hit the Earth. Now, during this time period, you have had an increase, curiously, in the amount of seismic activity that we have seen on Earth. We've seen four earthquakes around the Pacific Rim of Fire that have measured 6.0 on the Richter scale or higher. There have been several warnings of a major earthquake to erupt on the Pacific Coast of North America any day now. These have been made by experts. These have been made from several locations, and they should be heeded and taken extremely seriously.
"In light of this potential disaster, here is what must be done to protect as many lives as possible in the short term.
"First, all emergency capabilites must be notified. The police, the firefighters, the Army Corps of Engineers, must be put on notice to prepare for the potential eventuality of this kind of disaster unfolding. Secondly, the American people must be notified of the protocols that must be observed to prepare themselves, their families, their friends, and their communities for this kind of disaster.
"Thirdly, if further information is received concerning the epicenter of a potential earthquake, then preparations must be made with the Army Corps of Engineers to begin the process of an historic mass evacuation of any major population center that may lie in the pathway of this major earthquake.
"Those are the short-term solutions.
"The long-term solution demands that humanity begins to create the capability for a comprehensive earthquake precursor forecasting force.
"The Russians have already proposed through their IGMASS program, the creation of a system of satellites around our Earth that can measure the electromagnetic changes that preceed an earthquake, which is known as earthquake precursor forecasting.
"Secondly, Russia has also proposed the Strategic Defense of Earth, which will be an impressive array of cooperation between several national space agencies. This will include NASA in the United States, and Roscosmos in Russia, and several other space agencies that are willing to participate, to begin a comprehensive earthquake-forecasting cooperation system around the Earth, focusing in on the Sun.
"Finally, we need to begin a process of a vigorous and forceful move into manned space exploration which will involve the joint construction of a Moon base, and then, from the Moon, a launching of expeditions to Mars, as the beginning of man's foray into the endless frontier, space.
"These are the steps which must be takennow."
Evil and Incompetent
While the Shields campaign immediately took the candidate's message out to local officials, it is clear that such a step is not enough to move out of the paradigm of malign neglect which has increasingly characterized the U.S. population's approach to disasters over the past decades. An army, however small, of dedicated citizens is going to be required in order to force the revolutionary shift in approach which is required.
Fortunately, that shift is precisely in the direction of the historically American approach. Unfortunately, however, all the leading political institutions, at the top, have abandoned that approach.
Start with the evil President Obama. While even the incompetent British-run fool George W. Bush gave lip service to maintaining the U.S. space program, Barack Obama has killed manned space flight, and systematically cut back on the necessary scientific programs for anticipating disastrous weather events which could be protected against. Obama's approach guarantees mass murder, such as is demanded by the British sponsors he serves, and he militantly puts it forward, claiming repeatedly that mankind can do "nothing" about such events as earthquakes, and that we don't need sophisticated technologies such as fusion power to deal with our current economic breakdown crisis.
As the LaRouche PAC Basement team videos have documentedbut every informed American knowsObama is outright lying. Leaps in technological progress are the only pathway to economic development, as the Kennedy-era space program demonstrated. And the scientific research already available, despite lack of adequate funding, shows that earthquakes can be forecast, and populations protected against them. But Obama, narcissist and British puppet that he is, is just not interested in pursuing that life-saving course.
To protect our population, Obama must be removed from office constitutionally, by Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, or impeachment.
During the Republican Presidential primary debate in Florida on Jan. 26, all four of the Republican candidates demonstrated that they represent no alternative to Obama. In their responses to the question of colonizing Marsthe essential scientific commitment which the United States needs in order to leap out of the current economic deathspiralthey showed their attitude toward the kind of life-saving technologies which will also be needed to save the population from the increasingly dangerous weather being bestowed on us by the galaxy.
Before the debate, Newt Gingrich had put forward a proposal to colonize the Moon, allegedly in the spirit of John F. Kennedy. However, Gingrich's proposal was totally incompetent and un-serious, based on private enterprise, and actually dismantling NASA altogether. True, the other candidates did reject it, but not because of its incompetence. They rejected it because they were Lilliputians, at best, and wacko budget-cutters at worst, who reject the necessity for scientific progress, and the vision of man's extraterrestrial imperative, with which John F. Kennedy had inspired mankind in the 1960s.
Romney: Asked if Gingrich's Moon colony goal is too expensive, he basically showed his incompetence by saying, yes:
"That's an enormous expense, and right now I want to be spending money here. Of course, the Space Coast has been badly hurt, and I believe in a very vibrant and strong space program.
"To define the mission for our space program, I'd like to bring in the top professors that relate to space areas, of physics, top people from industry, because I want to make sure what we're doing in space translates into commercial products. I want to bring in our top military experts on space needs, and finally, of course, people from the administration, if I have an administration.
"I'd like to come together and talk about different options, and the costI believe in a manned space program; I'd like to see whether they believe in the same thing. I'm not looking for a colony on the Moon. I think the cost of that would be in the hundreds of billions, if not trillions. I'd rather be rebuilding housing here in the U.S.
Santorum: After paying lip service to NASA as an important "big dream," he got to his de facto genocidal point, that cutting investment is somehow a path to survival:
"But let's just be honest. We're on a $1.2 trillion deficit right now. We're borrowing 40 cents of every dollar. And to go out there and promise new programs and big ideas, that's a great thing to maybe get votes. But it's not a responsible thing when you have to go out and say that we have to start cutting programs, not talking about how to grow them."
Paul: As a hard-line Austrian School feudalist, Paul didn't hesitate:
"I don't think we should go to the Moon. I think we maybe should send some politicians up there.
"The amount of money we spend on space, the only part that I would vote for is for national defense purposes. Not to explore the Moon and go to MarsI think that's fantastic. I love those ideas, but I also don't like the idea of building government-business partnerships.
"If we had a healthy economy and had more Bill Gateses and more Warren Buffetts, the money would be there. It should be privatized. And the people who work in the industry, if you had that there would be jobs in aerospace."
Gingrich: After lyingly paying lip service to Kennedy's accomplishment again, he let the cat out of the bag:
"I actually agree with Dr. Paul. The program I envision would probably end up being 90% private sector. But it would be based on a desire to change the government rules and change the government regulations to get NASA out of the business of trying to run rockets, and to create a system where it's easy for private-sector people to be engaged."
"I spent 25 years in business. If I had a business executive come to me and say they wanted to spend a few hundred billion dollars to put a colony on the Moon, I'd say, 'You're fired.' "
If you agree with any of these arguments against colonizing Mars, you have to face it: You too are part of the problem. The reason we have the current breakdown crisis upon us is precisely because we abandoned Kennedy's perspective, after the British had him, and later Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, killed. They represented the traditional American approach to scientific and technological progress, and the British financial oligarchy said they had to go.
Now that oligarchy has set not only themselves, but us, up for the kill. We either choose leaders who will embark on an updated Kennedy approach, and fight to impose that approach, or it's not just parts of the Earth which will be devastated. As the Jan. 26 Weekly Report made clear, it is the survival of our species itself which is at stake. Video of Jan. 25 Weekly Report is available.