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Italian Young Mittelstand Leaders, Politicians Hear LaRouche Representative

Nov. 12, 2007 (EIRNS)—On Nov. 10, LaRouche representative Claudio Celani was invited as the main speaker at the second day of the national congress of Confapi Giovani, the youth section of the National Association of Small Enterprises ("Mittelstand"). About 270 delegates up to age 40, each an owner or manager of a small-to-medium-sized enterprise, coming from all the regions across Italy, were in attendance. The two-day congress also featured debates and interviews with leaders from all political parties.

Celani was described in the program as co-editor of EIR Strategic Alert, and deputy chairman of Movisol (the LaRouche movement in Italy), and a short biography said that he joined the LaRouche movement in 1973 and has collaborated since then with Lyndon LaRouche in several functions, including in the EIR intelligence staff in Wiesbaden.

Celani gave a power-point presentation projected onto a giant movie screen in the hall, starting with the map of the Eurasian Land-Bridge, and focussing on (1) LaRouche's analysis of the systemic collapse, and (2) LaRouche's solution to the collapse, including the "Firewall" concept, the New Bretton Woods and the Continental Land-Bridge project. The very second slide was a photograph of LaRouche in Rome last September, meeting the head of the Labor Committee of the Italian Senate. Other slides included the Triple Curve, a few animations on the US, German and Italian economies, and three Alan Greenspan cartoons. Celani explained that LaRouche, unlike most economists, can understand what has happened to the world economy because he studies the economy as a dynamic process, whereas most economists, especially those who win a Nobel Prize, use a mathematical-statistical method. Celani then showed how the Anglo-Dutch system dominant especially since 1971 has destroyed the world economy, and how Greenspan introduced derivatives in 1987 to prolong the bankrupted financial system.

Celani concluded by reminding the audience that in 2005, the Italian Chamber of Deputies had voted in favor of a NBW conference, but he pointed out that government institutions in Italy are not sovereign: they are blackmailed by the oligarchy through the use of media and Jacobin mobs. Political leaders must therefore reach a non-factional agreement to pursue national interests and involve popular support for big projects, otherwise the Italian nation will be destroyed.

Celani's speech was greeted with much applause, and many delegates approached him to congratulate and invite him to speak at their regional associations, with requests for him to speak in five different cities.