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The Old Order Is Disintegrating, but an Off Ramp Must Be Found

Frence President Emmanuel suffered a major defeat in the recent French elections. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Last week’s U.S. presidential debate showed beyond the shadow of a doubt that the post-World War II order is in a state of final collapse. The show might go on for a while longer, like the chicken whose head has been severed yet continues to run around, but there is little life left in the corpse to do much more than keep up appearances. Not only is there clearly no one home in the person of the President of the United States, but the entire political and otherwise ruling establishment has covered this up for months and even years, all the while preaching about such platitudes as “democracy,” “accountability,” and “honesty” to the rest of the world.

Only days later, the Western establishment suffered another major defeat in France, as Macron’s party was walloped in Sunday’s first round legislative elections. No amount of “fighting disinformation” was enough to prevent the French public from coming out in record numbers to vote against the ruling establishment. Taken together with the failing proxy war in Ukraine and the evident disaster Western nations have condoned in Gaza, it’s not hard to see how the “empire of lies” is quickly unraveling.

However, this alone is not enough. As Jacques Cheminade, president of Solidarité & Progrès party in France, put it in a statement on July 1: “The first round of the French legislative elections was a groundswell of opposition against the old regime’s policy of subservience to financial globalism. However, the political forces claiming to represent this popular will to break with the past are themselves trapped in the straitjacket that has been imposed on us since 1946.” Similar to Donald Trump, who has on one hand criticized and on the other hand fully embraced the policies of the military-financial complex, most if not all of the opposition candidates emerging across the trans-Atlantic have not yet raised their sights to take on the financial oligarchy of the City of London, Wall Street, and BlackRock. Can enough voices of clarity intervene to transform this debate?

Cheminade’s statement continues: “Today, in the midst of the chaos towards which we are heading, I am convinced that the worst can happen, as well as the best.” Indeed, the world sits today between the threat of global war and a new global era of peaceful cooperation. As the Western world is experiencing political and economic upheaval (the kind which was intended to be deployed against Russia but which never came), Xi Jinping is traveling to Astana, Kazakhstan to take part in this week’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit—one of the pillars of the new Eurasian architecture currently under discussion. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev noted in an interview with Xinhua today, on the eve of Xi’s visit, that Kazakhstan fully supports China’s Belt and Road Initiative (where he first announced it in 2013) and wants to “further align our national strategies.”

A new system is in fact emerging which is pointing the way forward for the world to get out of its current crisis, and it’s important to keep in mind that those pundits who attack it as “communist” or “authoritarian” trickery, are the same people who were telling you just last week that Joe Biden has a sharp mind but suffers from a stutter. So the veil is falling, and it’s past time that the citizens of the trans-Atlantic choose a beautiful and free future alongside their global neighbors over the creepy and macabre machinations of today’s military-financial Frankenstein dragging into a world war.

In discussion with associates today, Helga Zepp-LaRouche pointed out that the obvious mental incapacity of Biden in last week’s debate implicitly raises the question of this military-financial “deep state,” because if Biden is in this condition, who is really running the United States? It therefore presents an opportunity to organize people around what is truly happening in the U.S. and the world, and why they have allowed themselves to give up on the idea of a republic and their role as a citizen.

The West must cooperate with this new emerging order if it is to get out of this crisis without a global war, and this is why the offer by Russian President Putin is extremely important. It represents an off-ramp that must urgently be taken.