|This editorial appears in the November 29, 2013 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Reviving the Spirit of JFK
The scientific and moral optimism of President John F. Kennedy was brought to life once more, in a concert program presented by the Schiller Institute in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's death. The 700 people attending this event, which featured the voice of JFK, along with a stunning performance of Mozart's Requiem by the Schiller Institute Chorus, came away with a profound realization not only of what the nation and world had lost with Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago, but of what the American people could achieve again.
This is an historical turning point, noted Lyndon LaRouche, who was in the audience that eveningespecially as the concert, with its broad attendance, took place in the environs of the nation's capital, which is otherwise the scene of "inside-the-Beltway" madness.
In his Nov. 25 discussion with the LaRouche PAC Policy Committee, LaRouche drew out the implications of this event:
Now, the task is to build upon this shift, using the inspiration which the beauty of Kennedy's ideas, and of the Classical music commemoration of his life, to get inside the souls of the American people. Concrete programs, of course, have to be realized: the removal of Obama, the re-instatement of Glass-Steagall, the launching of NAWAPA, and a serious pursuit of international collaboration around economic development projects such as the World Land-Bridge. But the key will be the degree to which the American people can access the sense of historical mission which the United States last had under Kennedy.
Just as the assassination of Kennedy precipitated a sudden downturn in the morale and morality of U.S. political life, so the truthful revival of what his Presidency, incomplete as it was, actually represented, can create a sudden upshift. Watch www.schillerinstitute.org for the video, coming soon.