You state that "The
political fight that the American Economist Lyndon LaRouche has been leading
for more than a decade to get Glass Steagall reinstated, is focused on
breaking America away from the collapse process at point C where we are
presently at, where we still have the strength to meet the Ice Age Challenge,
but he too seeks a compromise that merely separates predation out, rather than
building a New World on the underlying principle of civilization. He speaks
the words that man is not an animal, but falls short of demanding a new world
to be build on the platform of our humanity".
Rachel Brown, a candidate for Congress and a LaRouche supporter, repeats what LaRouche has stated:
"Implementing the Glass-Steagall now will shut down Wall St., forcing a bankruptcy process of all financial institutions, and outlawing speculative activity if a bank is to get Federal support."
Isn't this a good enough first step?
Reply: (Sept. 8, 2011)
This is an excellent
first step, we have all been fighting on the ground, some of us
for as long as LaRouche has. How long has it been, half a dozen years, maybe
more, with no breakthrough to show for. Glass Steagall remains rescinded. We
blame everybody else for not acting. It appears that we need to raise
the bar for ourselves. The simple truth is that predatory action, of
whatever sort, is incompatible with civilization. We tend to compromise on
this challenging truth; I have. It may seem impractical to raise the bar,
but if we don't, we will likely suffer far more than just hyperinflation. I
think the higher imperative, which the ice age challenge puts before us,
though we don't know the exact date when it materializes, should be the
driving force, and it demands of us to stop playing these animal, predatory games
of speculative finance.
LaRouche is the most
advanced on this issue, but he has not spelled out the higher principle on
which we must win our liberty. Rachel is doing a fine job. It is up to us
all to raise the issue to the level of the highest principle and let the
practicality catch up. The reason why Glass Steagall is failing is
likely that we have not raised the issue high enough so that LaRouche
can stage a practical fight on that level.
I am sure you have seen this website http://www.shimz.co.jp/english/theme/dream/greenfloat.html
"An Environmental Island Floating on the Equatorial Pacific
A city that grows just like a lily floating on the water.
A city of the equatorial region where sunlight is plentiful and the impact of typhoons is minimal."
I was looking for floating permaculture when I came upon it. It seems to validate what you are proposing. I would like to see you provide the infrastructure for this dream with your basic basalt materials and thorium reactors.
Reply: (September 8, 2011)
There is enough
basalt on the planet in surface deposits to cover the entire land area
30 feet deep, and enough thorium in the USA alone in known deposits for
900,000 gigawatt years. What we do with it is up to us. We can leave it
sitting on the ground or build with the infrastructures that can get us
through the next Ice Age. Animals wouldn't think of doing this, but we
have the capacity to make it a reality.
The lily city is a
dream. When the climate transition disables much of our agriculture, we
need a replacement to feed upwards to 4 billion people. That's the
challenge. It can be met. Hopefully we start before it is too late.