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 TO:ALL POINTS  LYNDON LAROUCHE/      JEFFREY STEINBERG /PSU/KRN
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 Lyndon LaRouche NEC Meeting, Tuesday, July 5, 2011

                  - FORWARD FROM RÜSSELSHEIM: -
                  - WITH THE MIND OF METAPHOR -

 LYN:  Okay, we are ready, it has been said! In this case, I will
 trust the omen.
         Now, there are several things which I have to lay on the
 table, here, tonight.  In part, this is a result of my absence
 from here, in which I have never been completely at liberty, to
 say what I would wish to say, candidly.  So: Beware.  You will
 enjoy it.  Even if it is slightly torturous at times.
         Then, I have a more solemn mission to perform, on the
 occasion of the death of our family dog.  Who died this morning,
 and I had, in Helga's trembling, controlled voice, "She is no
 more." So, what I decided to do -- Helga has always been on me,
 knowing my follies of my young adulthood, when I fancied myself,
 with some degree of competence, I must say in my own defense, as
 a poet, and this is one of the things which is part of my mask.
 But I was fairly good at it; good in the sense that I had to be
 good.  First of all, I was fascinated with the appreciation of
 the best of the German {Lied}, very much so.  I was really
 saturated with it, at some point.  But more with the English
 basis, which typified by Shakespeare, and more emphatically, by
 Shelley.  Shelley is one of the best linguists, in terms of the
 articulation of ideas, that I've known.
         So, Helga, knowing this, and having my poetry has somehow,
 in my moves and other circumstances, has somehow dissipated to
 the winds -- I presume some people have been keeping it hidden
 some places; something that might have some price on it after I'm
 dead! Or something like that.
         But anyway, I did have a clear understanding of these
 matters and of the principle of irony which is expressed; which
 unfortunately, very few people seem to master or think about,
 when they're talking about poetry, or similar kinds of things.
 Without irony, without that which is typified, for example, in
 science, by the discovery of gravitation by Kepler, in which two
 instruments of sense-certainty, of sense-perception -- one, the
 concept of sight, associated with the organization of the
 planetary orbits, in general; and secondly, the correction, which
 is required to understand this, in terms of harmonics, which is a
 different sense.  And the result lies, in the contradiction of
 the two respective categories, which defines the principle.
         Now, this is much more important, in a general way.  All
 ideas, especially valid scientific principles, are based on the
 same conception, as expressed in model form, by Kepler, in the
 discovery of gravitation.  What you see, what you hear, what you
 smell, is not true,  it is never true.  Because it's only
 sense-perception.  And sense-perception, as such, statistically
 oriented, can never define any principle!  Only in as in the case
 of Kepler's discovery of gravitation, which is based on a
 principle, which he derived, by his own account, from Nicholas of
 Cusa's {De Docta Ignorantia}.
         And {De Docta Ignorantia}, is the basis for all {competent,
 modern science}; not only in physical science, so-called, but in
 other dimensions.  It's sometimes called the principle of irony.
 It's sometimes called the principle of metaphor.  It's the
 principle of musical composition, which Furtwängler described as
 "performing between the notes."  Which is not an empty space
 between the notes, because, after all, there is no real space;
 there's no such thing as empty space, so how could you be
 performing in empty space, or between it!  It doesn't exist!
 Global radiation is everywhere.
         So therefore, what appears to be, to some people, who are
 ignorant in these matters, the "space between notes," that they
 think they can play with the space between notes, as space,
 they're idiots!  And the results of their work:  {incompetence!}
 no matter how well-trained.  You have the case of a von Karajan,
 as opposed to Furtwängler. And von Karajan was a beloved of
 Hermann Goering!  He was beloved, because Hermann Goering loved
 the way von Karajan conducted {German military band-music!}  And
 here he was, a band-master, or a master-bator, or whatever!
         And here, he aspired to take over the position of Wilhelm
 Furtwängler in the Berlin Philharmonic!  And of all things, Josef
 Goebbels said, "You fucking idiot!  Our control of Germany
 depends upon our not getting too nasty about German Classical
 culture!  Our ability to have troops on the front lines, you
 bastard, depends upon that!  Therefore, Furtwängler {remains}!"
 And Goering, knowing how nasty Goebbels could be, in spreading
 rumors about people, Goering backed off.
         But as soon, as the war had ended, and now Furtwängler was
 in exile, essentially under virtual Nazi arrest in exile, then,
 on the basis of the Allies declaring that Furtwängler was a Nazi
 sympathizer, {promoted von Karajan, to the position of the
 director of the Berlin Philharmonic!}  And von Karajan used to
 conduct Beethoven, with the aid, of a stopwatch!  And the result
 was what you should expect: {It was abomination!}  Turning
 Classical music into a hurdy-gurdy machine performance.
         Now, this is the problem, in art in general.  People do not
 understand -- now we have Sky has no been involved with this
 young gentleman, who may have put on weight (I'm not alleging
 that you actually put on weight; I'm simply saying that you might
 have, from the appearance) . [laughter] In any case, the point
 is, the factor of time, as I laid it out in this paper, which Sky
 took off with, took off with this whole concept which I presented
 to him on how you solve the Laplacean anomaly, and he got it like
 that!  He had to do a little few adjustment, to catch up with his
 own speed on this thing, but he did, and he's going to get back
 to it, with the aid of this young gentleman here -- I won't call
 him skinny.
         And so, therefore, we have this conception. The work that we
 have done, in physical science, also has moved in the same
 direction, the understanding, because our whole training in the
 Basement, was a byproduct, essentially, of the work on Kepler, in
 two sessions, or series of sessions on Kepler's work, especially
 on this question, on harmonics.
         So therefore, we were put, as an organization, in the
 Basement, on the right track, by the standpoint of Kepler.  And
 Kepler's method is nothing but a proper continuation of the
 method of Nicholas of Cusa, in {De Docta Ignorantia}.  It's
 based, also, as Cusa was based, also, on his association with
 Brunelleschi.  And Brunelleschi was the only who had not merely
 discovered the catenary, because the catenary was known before
 from the hanging bridge phenomenon.  But the recognition that the
 catenary was a primary curve, a primary physical, functional
 curve.
         And this, and related things, including Cusa's rejection of
 what was considered today, Classical physics, gave birth to
 modern, physical science.  And all competent modern physical
 science, not considering what happened with Plato and so forth
 earlier, in the same principle, but all modern science is based
 on this Brunelleschi factor within the discoveries of Nicholas of
 Cusa.  Anything that departs from Nicolas of Cusa, {is wrong!}
 Because the fundamental conception, of the universe, is wrong.
         So therefore, we come back to art, we come back to music.
 What is this correlation between music, the Classical musical
 imagination, and that of physical science?  Hmm? Because the
 primary form of intelligence, is not mathematical physics.
 Mathematical physics is not the foundation of science!  The idea
 that it is,  is the fundamental basis of incompetence in science,
 of {systemic incompetence}:  Of going down the road that always
 leads to the wrong end of the route.  Creativity, scientific
 creativity, is rooted in the principle of hypothesis.  This is
 rooted, then, in the principle, of what?  Of metaphor.
         The basis, just as in the discovery of gravitation by
 Kepler:  Truth, scientific truth, lies only in metaphor.  It is
 the power of metaphor, under a discipline akin to that of Cusa's
 work, and that of Kepler's work after him; the work of Riemann,
 which is another continuation of the same direction;  and from
 all modern competent science is Riemannian!  {But!}  Riemann
 defines the idea of physical space-time, in a new way.  {But!} it
 was Vernadsky, who filled that space, hmm?  -- {with living
 processes, with the principle of life!}
         So the basis of all science, and all great art, is located
 thus, in these features of the matter.  And fakery, as art,
 fakery, the simulation, as art, as in science, {is a fraud, of
 incompetence, which disgusts me!} hmm?
         That's the way it should go.
         This also goes with your accord with other people, your
 relations to people:  They're not different to those of Classical
 art, or science.  You find that Classical art, based on metaphor,
 is the greatest form of art.  Classical art, based on metaphor,
 is the model of the mind, which is creative in science.  Things
 to do not exist.  Because "things" as people term them, are
 simply sense-perceptions!  What are sense-perceptions?  It's the
 lowest level of human mental activity, is sense- perception. And
 it's never true!
         But people like to believe in it, because they can fondle
 it, like a sexual organ.  And it gratifies them, in that
 particular, peculiar fashion.  It doesn't produce much birth,
 except by non-intention.  Which can happen, at times, I
 understand;  rhythm methods are called one of the best ways of
 having births that you don't intend!  I presume all of you young
 people have been terrified by that prospect, at one time or
 another! [laughter]  Getting an unwanted visitor inside you...
 not a pleasant experience.  And you then try to learn to live
 with it, saying, "Who are you?  What're you doing down there?
 How'd you get into this racket?"  [laughter]
         Anyway, so the point is, it's the creative imagination which
 is disciplined, by what?  Well, you start with five senses,
 so-called, and they really are not very important, in and of
 themselves.  They're useful, because the way you discover things,
 is the way that Kepler prescribed!  You go into the areas of the
 matter, and you discover what you suspect to be physical
 principles, because they become suspect, that they are physical
 principles.  So you conduct experiments, and you find out, every
 time that you're successful, you find out the same kind of thing
 that Kepler defines, in his experience, on the discovery of
 universal harmonics, universal gravitation.
         That is, the contradictions among different kinds of
 sense-perception, which is the source of experimental knowledge,
 not the individual experimental datum itself;  the datum itself
 is not truth.  It is merely one element of a contradiction, which
 is metaphorical in nature.  And just as we deal with metaphor, in
 drama, and in music, so, science deals with metaphor of its own
 type, in taking a relationship between two things which are
 considered perceptions, and finding them, in character, {neither
 true!}  But something which is {neither} of them, but
 contradictory to them, is the truth.
         And then you say, "but this is not perfect."  Ahhhh!  Why is
 it not perfect?  Because we have just noted something else.
         Now, you turn to the third, and concluding section of
 Riemann's habilitation dissertation, which says:  In order to
 continue further, we must {leave} the department of mathematics,
 and enter the department of physics.
         There is no inherent truth in mathematics.  Mathematics is a
 contradiction, in fact.  And you treat it as a contradiction,
 just as Cusa treated things in {De Docta Ignorantia}, and as
 Kepler, in an exemplary fashion, dealt with the question of
 gravitation.  Gravitation is none, or neither of the elements
 which are to be considered in defining it, as Kepler defined it.
 senses are used, on behalf of the mind.  But the mind, as we know
 it, in terms of sense-perception, does not contain truth.  Only
 the truth of the paradox.  Only as {metaphor}.  Sensory
 experience is merely metaphor, not truth.  And you must find a
 way of exploring this metaphor, to discover approximate truth;
 because the minute you have made one discovery, you now find, you
 are presented with a new contradiction, a new metaphor, a new
 piece of that sort of thing -- and, over again, {another, and
 another, and another}.
         And the progress, according to the specifications, outlined
 by Riemann, in the third section of his habilitation dissertation
 leads to an expanding knowledge of the universe, but not {a
 completed knowledge of the universe}, but an endless quest for
 new dimensions.  And then, our poor, miserable, weak, fallible
 powers of sense-perception, find a certain usefulness.
         How?  Well, in themselves, they're totally unreliable.
 Don't ask a person how you feel.  Not if you don't want to insult
 them!  Because if they're going around feeling, they're not
 really socially acceptable, are they?  We don't like that sort of
 thing  -- some people do, but we don't, in general!  None of us!
 None of us like this business of feeling up people!  It's not a
 way of meeting people, it's just not decent.  Shouldn't be done!
         So, it's all the same.  But what happens to
 sense-perception?  Well, we create an instrument, which pertains
 to the function of some principle.  We create instruments which
 we describe, in order to define the contradictions which will
 expose the existence of principle to us.  Just all the same way
 that Kepler proceeded in discovering gravitation; the same way
 that had been prescribed, by Cusa, in {De Docta Ignorantia},
 earlier.  The thing was implicit in the discovery of the fact
 that the catenary is a {physical} curve, by Brunelleschi, which
 also affected the views of his contemporary, or older
 contemporary, Brunelleschi for Cusa.
         So therefore, we use our sense-perceptual powers, merely as
 subinstruments, by which we are able to {read}, in a sense, other
 instruments.  Now, therefore, we can expand the repertoire of
 other instruments, as in going into the very large, or the very
 small, with telescopes, with microscopes, with electron
 microscopes, so forth; you do all these things, and you keep
 expanding, expanding.  You go to chemical things, just like our
 friends' perceptors.  We keep defining new perceptors!
         How do we read those perceptors?  Well, we read them either
 with the aid of our simple, physical sense-perceptions; or we
 read them in terms of advanced sense-perceptions of another kind.
 We read them, {with the mind of metaphor}.  We set up a metaphor,
 or a series of metaphors, a nested series of metaphors, and we
 use our original sense-perceptions, or what we do, is we
 {degrade} the problem, to the level of a combination of
 sense-perceptions, relevant combination.
         So therefore, now, what is the human mind?  Well, you have
 stupid people, so the human mind does not really come very much
 into question, does it?  Any stupid jerk can do that, without
 doing much thinking;  they can feel, grope, and so forth, and
 they tend to do so.  Ladies, watch out.
         So what's the answer?  The answer is, what is demonstrated
 as we adopt these perceptors, and prove them to be valid
 perceptors, in the fact that they lead to contradictions which
 can then be experimentally demonstrated, to correspond to
 reality.  So now, the mind is contained, in what?  Through a kind
 of educational process, in an increment of many other things,
 which have, for us, the same function as sense-perceptions, by
 means of all these things we do, to turn things into the
 equivalent of sense-perceptions.  And they are, authentically,
 sense-perceptions.  Therefore, the mind is located outside the
 idea of the brain, the human brain, as mind.  The human brain is
 not mind; it's an instrument{used} by mind!
         Now, the same thing goes with the question of the human
 personality.  If you are capable of having a mind, which includes
 these perceptors, preceptors, and so forth, as part of your
 assumptions of thinking, which you do by aid of going to dramas,
 which are based on metaphor, and to other things, which are based
 on the principle of metaphor, the Classical artistic metaphor {is
 the highest level of mind}!  Because it defines the domain, in
 which the human being, {unlike any other known living species},
 can increase its power in and over the universe!
         Thus we come to the subject, which we will present in a
 different kind of discussion, tomorrow:  What is the human mind?
 And what does that -- if we accept that conception of the human
 mind, what does that say to {us}, about the way we must deal with
 society, and with the universe?  How must we think about
 ourselves? Are we going to think about ourselves, in terms of
 some vulgar, poor bastard out there, who's all sense-perception?
 And tells you "how I {feel}!"  (Get yer hands off me, buddy!  I
 don't want to feel you!  You vulgar kind of stupid jerk!)  Which
 is what they are.  They're too lazy to become human!  Like some
 Democratic politicians or similar types of low-life, that we're
 acquainted with, these days.
         So therefore, we arise to a higher standard of conception of
 our existence, of self-conception of our existence.  And we do
 this, in part, because there's an intention, which we have
 adopted; or at least, some of us have adopted, especially in this
 room, here.  We have adopted the intention, of the expansion of
 the powers of the human mind, as the only instrument, the only
 instrumentality, by which the challenges to human existence,
 within this trouble galaxy can be maintained.
         So, on the one hand, it's necessary for the human species,
 if the human species is to live, and not become just another
 species, in the legend of dead species, which Cody has been
 codifying.  That's why he had him do it.  'Cause he said, "your
 name's Cody, you can codify!"  [laughter]  But, because we {do}
 have a practical interest in preserving the human species!
 Wherein does the spark of desire for that occur? Hmm?  It occurs
 in the fact, that when we engage in those kinds of
 investigations, and experiments, which lead to the discovery of
 new principles of existence, in the universe, that we, who do
 that, even we who copy the experience of discovery, have added a
 dimension to {their mind}, which is far beyond, the limits
 defined by sense-perception per se.
         We call it, "the imagination," don't we?  But it's a
 qualified kind of imagination, a Riemannian imagination, is what
 the significance of the world of he and Dirichlet was, in this
 area.  The imagination, that geometry as a scheme, is crap!  It's
 old, boring crap.  {But!}  {The change in the idea of the
 physical geometry of the universe, accomplished through the
 discovery of universal principles,} done by the exercise of the
 same powers of the imagination, as Classical irony, of a
 metaphorical character, becomes, then, the sense of what our
 identity is, not as a fixed object, but {as a force for change in
 the universe.}  A force for a change in the conditions of the
 human species' existence.
         {That, is the creative mentality.  That is truth.}  Because
 truth is not a fixed thing.  There are things to be discovered,
 you must go on, and discover them!  There are problems to be
 solved; you must go on, and discover them! Your identity now
 becomes located, not in the sum {of my self-interest!  What I
 feel, is everything!  Everything!  Nothing else is important!
 What I Feeel!}
         No!  No longer, that shit!
         The point is, to be human, to be really human, not to fake
 it!  --  is to be devoted to expanding one's own mind, as a
 matter of principle.  And all these poor schnooks, that accept
 textbook learning, {don't know a goddamned thing about what it is
 to be human, and that's they behave, like the louts, they do!
         So there's a moral principle here, but it's not a moral
 principle from outside, imposed from outside.  It's a moral
 principle which is inherent, in what we have so far as mankind,
 {discovered}, as the relationship between Classical metaphor in
 art, and physical science discovery.  And therefore, the
 discovery of that relationship, between the imagination, which is
 the Classical artistic imagination of the same form, and the
 discovery of universal physical principles, and their
 relationship to other physical principles, becomes, now, {the
 nature of our self-identity!}  Science becomes, then, together
 with Classical artistic composition, becomes our {burning,
 inspiring conception of ourselves:  And we act for the future,
 because this is, the secret of our true passion, as being human.}
         The creative thing is to want to be {really} human.  And you
 can't be really human, by adopting a stereotype.  You're only
 really human if you're changing the universe for the better!  And
 that is implied, in {changing yourself} for the better.
         So the question of physical science, and Classical art, and
 human personality character, are all one and the same thing!  And
 it's the unity of this self-conception:  Once you get the idea,
 that the participation in the discovery, even the reenactment of
 a discovery, of a universal physical principle, {changes the way
 you think about yourself!}  The way you define your motivation,
 not as "my so-called self-grubby, self-interest, with my paws in
 the mud, and a dead fish in my mouth!"  But something much more
 honorable, if I may speak so, in such language! [laughter]
         And our job, is actually, almost like a religious one,
 except that we don't accept religions that don't understand this,
 because if they don't understand this, they're not true
 religions, so, disregard them.  It's not necessary.  Because, the
 truth about man, is the truth about man's role in the universe.
 {Our commitment to serve the cause of future humanity;}, and to
 participate in those acts, while we live, which become life,
 after we are dead: That what we have participated in creating,
 {lives on}, in the human species, {because we have helped it, to
 live on and progress!}  And that must be our pride.  That must be
 our moral standard, and nothing else can supersede that, because
 nothing else is true.  Nothing else is provably true, but that.
         And therefore, in all things, like the deaths of a dog, a
 little dog -- a little white dog, 15 years of age, which is
 fairly long for any dog.  And one of the injustices in creation,
 that while pigs -- well, pigs have a great potentiality for
 living, if they didn't have the appetites of their foes to
 consider; pigs would grow up to be monsters, actually -- they do,
 when they grow up!  If you ever met an old sow, and survived, you
 understand what I mean. As we say:  "As you sow, weep."
 [laughter, groans]  I had to get that in there somewhere!
         Anyway:  So therefore, I shall read a slightly modified
 text, of what I wrote this overnight, for this occasion, which
 has already appeared;  but this is a slight difference, and if my
 eyesight holds out, I shall read it with at least modest success,
 according to my intention:

 July 5, 2011 (2:17am)

                   - OUR DAY'S DARKEST HOURS -
         by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.
         July 5, 2011

         For those who dwell in North America or Europe, the darkest
 hours of each day are those in which I dwell between the hours of
 our own Midnight and Dawn along my native Atlantic Coast, the
 place where I am situated as I write here and now. Those are the
 darkened hours of my day as I sit here, arisen from my bed, while
 so many here seem to be sleeping their lives away in a place far
 distant from the world's reality. Here many among my North
 American associates are sleeping their unwitting lives away, as
 if unwitting of the great moments which had occurred within
 Europe during Saturday and Sunday, or, to be precise,
 Rüsselsheim, in Germany.
         It was there, in my time, that one of the greatest moments
 of recent times had come, and passed, even for most of my own
 North American associates, between the weekend hours past, up to
 the presently oncoming coming of the presently approaching new
 day. My sleeping friends here remain, for the greater part,
 unwitting, taken up, all too much, with their own dreamy
 illusions. In a few hours, those dreamworld days will have come
 and gone.
         So, I sit here, knowing that dreams will soon turn to
 shrieks and screams. One voice heard now will have crowed like a
 cock at dawn, then several more will be heard, and, then, the
 real nightmare, of a mass of sleepers roused, will begin. The
 playroom fantasies of my sleeping friends here, are soon to be no
 more. The dawn, just born, will soon die; it was "a false dawn,"
 and, so, the awful nightmare which has been our "Garden of
 Delights," will begin.
         The night itself, was already here.  Well, they had only
 dreamed old dreams.

                - What Happened in Rüsselsheim -

         The previous time my European associates had called a
 relatively major political event in Rüsselsheim, the collapse of
 a leading German automobile industry, the waves of collapse of
 Germany's industry had seemed merely to have begun. A memory of
 the former optimism there still lingered in the air. As my
 companions drove into that city last Saturday morning, July 2nd,
 it was as if a still well-kept economic graveyard of lost German
 hopes was trying to keep up appearances, as if for appearances'
 sake.
         Not long after our arrival at the same place our previous
 rally event had occurred earlier, there was something different
 in the air.
         More chairs wheeled in. Then, more of the same, and so,
 again. There were still many more to be seated. The event began,
 with firmly stated prospects for hopes of what could actually be
 done. As those morning hours, spread through that day, a new
 spirit was certainly on the rise. The vigor and tone of the event
 rose, more and more palpably, throughout the morning and evening
 events. The cheers came louder and larger over the course of
 those daylight hours. Then, evening came.
         It was time for the kind of Classical musical festival which
 our sort of folk, especially those in Germany, require, to make
 the day whole. "Where's the dessert?!" Real German patriots, when
 they are being good, or, even at their best, are like that, on
 such occasions. This occasion, however, turned out to be
 something very much special. Bach! Beethoven's Spring Sonata
 expertly and beautifully performed. Two sections from Schumann's
 Frauenliebe presented by a leading Italian artist, that followed
 by a stunning performance of a powerful Verdi work in tragedy:
 the audience was stunned with awe! Then, came a masterly
 performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy--the most compelling
 which I have ever audited. And that capped the evening's event,
 all these together with the great hymn of the Hebrew slaves.
         The first day of the two-day conference was now already
 touched with a certain degree of hymnic awesomeness. So, the
 assembled retired to sleep.
         On the second day, the spirits of the participants had been
 quickened with a spirit of ready outburst of joyful voices
 exceeding even that already spirited sentiment of the preceding
 day.
         That day began with a rather full-throated presentation of
 France's Presidential pre-candidate Jacques Cheminade. The
 evidence marched as in columns.
         After the luncheon interval, there was a presentation of the
 Transaqua development case, left over from the Jacques Cheminade
 feature. Then, came my presentation of the case for the specific
 quality which marks the human species as implicitly an immortal
 species, a miraculous potential built into mankind, surpassing
 any other form of life known to mankind as existing in the
 universe today, unless it were The Creator Himself.
         For all those uncertainties which still attend our insight
 into the universe, even into the galaxy which our Solar System
 inhabits, and of which it is fully an integrated portion
 functionally, man is known to science as a united species, a
 species in which all mortal men and women die ultimately, but
 which, through the seemingly magical powers of human creativity,
 mankind represents the only potentially immortal form of living
 creature whose creative potential renders our species a uniquely
 immortal creature of the immortals.
         The jubilation of the audience grew mighty in its tone and
 implications.

                   - The Lesson To Be Taken -

         All species, other than mankind, presently known to us as
 either presently existing, or having existed in the past,
 particularly those above the level of the uni-celled types, have
 come and virtually disappeared, in more than ninety-five
 percentile of known cases. Each having come, and then gone into
 the past through the patterns of mass kills associated with the
 great galactic cycles within which the destiny of our Solar
 system is situated.
         Man, a merely mortal biological type, which had existed on
 our planet a mere several millions years, is, in fact, the only
 kind of immortal species adduced as existing within the bounds of
 what is presently known concerning the galaxy called "The Milky
 Way."
         We represent a truly immortal species in the special nature
 of that potential by which we are potentially exempted from the
 category of species which time has left behind. Although we
 differ little from our immediate, human antecedents in the nature
 of our biology, and in our given few powers of so-called, mere
 sense-perception, the quality of potentially willful true
 creativity which is an availably qualitative potential of the
 members of our own species, but not any other living species
 presently known to us, is creative for the precise reason that
 the truly creative powers of invention, and the like, which
 distinguish the potential of the human individual personality
 from any other kind of living species presently known to us,
 become thus the recognizable distinction of what is fairly called
 "the soul" specific to mankind among all living creatures
 presently known to us as existing.
         We each end our living mortal existence in time, in one
 fashion, or another. But those inventions of the human soul
 through which our species secures its immortal powers, continue
 to act, as a matter of principle, throughout the existence of our
 universe. So, in such a manner, each among us will die, that to
 the best of our knowledge today. But to each who will therefore
 die, sooner or later, the option of an immortality of what we
 call "the human soul" is expressed by the discovery and
 employment of those universal principles, such that mankind in
 its present form is in each individual case, a potentially
 immortal human soul whose effect of having lived will be an
 immortal agency within the higher state of existence of the
 universe of which we, each, must desire, above all other desires,
 to become.
         It was, as some might say, two days that were, in
 Rüsselsheim, but not Rüsselsheim, alone. Let this be an immortal
 event, the most beautiful event, by virtue of its character and
 substance, its devotion to the immortal beauty of the human soul.

                           * * * * * *
         Thank you. And that's that.  So, in memory of a little
 pooch, which is the memory of the joy of the people who
 participated in that little pooch:  Little white dog.

         Now, there are some other things, matters of less pleasant
 nature, to be dealt with.  We have the case of Tim Vance, for
 example.  Now, Tim Vance is typical of a spreading problem on our
 periphery of certain people who have left the department of the
 human race, for some other occupation.  They have a
 characteristic, which, however, is quite betraying, and shows the
 rottenness of their character, and how its state.
         We are living in a time, in which  the nation is suffering,
 What are the issues?  The issues are unemployment, poverty, loss
 of food supply, all kinds of cruelties, and so forth.  And what
 do these gentlemen, like Tim Vance -- and he's only typical of a
 whole breed a his type, of dropouts of his type -- what's their
 interest in life?  What, is their standard of accomplishment, for
 mankind, under these terrible, worsening circumstances?
         Obviously, they tore up their membership card in the human
 race.
         Now, we have a siege of this sort of thing around us, and it
 is not spontaneous.  It actually is, something created by our
 enemies, who operate on the natural opportunities they find for
 this kind thing, in society.  And the ultimate author of this
 thing, as we happen to know, from other sources, which Jeff might
 choose to discuss, but I don't think it's necessary, that this is
 being done, largely by the Obama Administration.  The Obama
 Administration fears what we're doing, and what I'm doing, more
 than any other concern at this time.  That has been conveyed to
 us, by sources which are reliable; that's a fact of the matter,
 and that corresponds to the practice of our experience.
         Now, the main thing is to stir up dissidents, by folly among
 our own ranks.  By people who turned, tore up their membership
 card in the human race, and now want to come back to bother us,
 and hope they can cause disruption within our organization.  And
 the error is, that our people, sometimes, in finding someone
 who's become a degenerate, feel compelled to try to rescue their
 soul after they've torn up their membership card in humanity.
 They will never come back.
         Now, there are certain stereotype characteristics; we have
 been doing a study, of exactly this operation.  And it's under
 supervision.  It's not directly under my supervision, but
 naturally, I'm the person who is resigned to report on these
 kinds of things to you.  But it's the fruit of the work of a
 number of our people, who've been paying attention to the dirty
 operations being run against us, including what Kesha's been
 doing, down in Texas, in checking Tim Vance out.
         I could go through a number of cases, and I won't mention
 them now, because some of our members will refuse to accept it,
 and just get upset:  But, all of these types, who raise this kind
 of "nag" criticism, who have no concern, and no expression of
 commitment, to deal with remedies for the condition threatening
 mankind today, and threatening most parts of humanity today;  the
 very idea that there's some "good" in these people, and that you
 have to accommodate to them, and treat them as if they were
 respectable people -- which they are not!  -- is the greatest
 infection, of poison, within our own ranks:  That we're soft on
 this crap.  These guys chose to commit moral suicide.  They have
 completed the action, and they're unlikely to return.  Because,
 they have adopted, themselves, into becoming instruments of an
 apparatus, which is the enemies of humanity: the Obama
 Administration.
         And there's no excuse for their behavior.  {And no
 consideration given to them!}
         It's a sanitary question.  They have a foul disease.  It can
 kill your neighbors: don't spread it!  Hmm?  That's the bad news,
 the tough news.  But you've got to treat it seriously.  You can
 not fool with this stuff!  You don't bicker with them, you tell
 them what the score is:  Hey, you son-of-a-bitch, you stupid
 treacherous son-of-a-bitch, what're you doing for humanity?
 You're griping about this, you're griping about that, you don't
 care about what happens to human beings, who are dying?  Disease,
 starvation?  Murderous practices of our government, with which
 you are supporting and condoning, by the way you criticize us,
 with your pretentious nonsense and babble?
         And dismiss them, with that!  And the better they begone,
 the better!  Let them go their own way: Have no truck with them!
         And you can't trust any of us, who become too familiar with
 this crowd, and persist, in trying to maintain a relationship
 with these kinds of people.  You have to recognize a contagious
 disease, when you meet it!  Don't shake hands, with disease
 minds!
         That's part of the situation.
         The other thing which is on a more positive side, having
 said that much, and I think the point's made, at least
 sufficiently for the moment; just as a reminder to some of you,
 to tend to fall into the sloppy practice of trying to pick up old
 friends, who've turned into something other than old friends.
 Rather a different kind of species than you want to be
 represented by.
         You've got to be tough on this sort of thing:  Don't
 compromise yourself!  And that's the danger.  Don't compromise
 yourself!  Tell the bastards off!  If there's any good in them,
 they'll accept your rejection.  They'll accept the fact that they
 are pigs and say, "Okay, I was a pig.  Yeah, these guys talked to
 me.  My parents were involved in this.  People came to my
 parents, and told them to work on me.  And I went along, because
 it was my parents." That's the kind of tale they'll tell.  "Okay,
 you're telling the truth, right?  You're acting like pig, right?
 You going to quit? And we can talk to you; you going to undo it,
 you going to quit that stuff?  Cut the habit?  Don't smoke it any
 more?"  [laughter]  It's that simple isn't it?
         Okay, now the other thing: What I'm concerned with, because
 we're coming into a time, which is a very serious time.  Now,
 this time has divided into two things which are really not
 separate.  On the one hand, is beautiful things that we like to
 do.  Science is one of those beautiful things we like to do; it's
 also necessary.  Also, we want to play with the imagination, the
 Classical artistic imagination, because that is the source and
 fruit of all creativity. It doesn't come from mathematics, it
 doesn't come from mathematical physics as such.  It comes, as it
 did for Max Planck and Albert Einstein, it comes from {the
 Classical imagination: the domain of metaphor.}  The domain of
 all great Classical art, of all great drama, of {everything!}
 You don't have to fake it.  You don't have put on a clown show to
 be an artist -- and preferably, you should not be a clown, unless
 it's on a stage, under controlled circumstances, where your
 behavior does not get out of hand, and spill over into the
 audience!  Like a disease!
         Now, the problem we have, is, consolidating our organized
 effort, in a way which has been difficult.  Now, in the Basement,
 the difficulty is much less.  The reason for that, is the reason
 for the way in which the Basement functions.  First of all, it's
 a function which was largely established on the basis of the
 process of going through understanding Kepler's great discovery,
 especially that of gravitation.
         Now, the other thing, now in the Basement, we continue to go
 through the exploration of experimental  opportunities,
 particularly those that follow a line which we're working on, or
 we shift entirely from that, in order to go into another line,
 knowing that if we bring the two areas together, we're going to
 get some combined effect.  So, that.
         Now, we need the same thing in Purcellville.  Because the
 composition, the artistic composition,  -- we're now in the
 department of metaphor!  -- not in physical science as such, but
 we're there, too.  But our primary thing is the domain of
 metaphor, {the domain of the Classical imagination}.  The domain
 of understanding history as a science, and learning the science
 well enough, and practicing it well enough, that you know {how
 society works.}
         Now, it's been demonstrated, that a number of our young
 people have shown excellent qualifications for undertaking this,
 and in some cases, already have accomplished tendencies in that
 direction.  The way you're going to influence the population, {is
 with that}, not tricks, not games, not circus stunts, not clown
 parades, {but addressing the heartfelt fears and wishes, of an
 aching mankind: Using the art of metaphor, as used on the
 Classical artistic stage.}  No faking!  No clown shows!  No show
 and tell exhibitions!  You always have one thing, which is true
 of science, and Classical art:  {Contradiction!}
         Now, there're some people among us, who've been working in
 this kind of work, who have shown themselves capable of
 understanding the principle of contradiction, even with the
 presentation of ideas by a single voice.  Usually, most people
 can not do that effectively. They don't have the experience and
 the training to do it.  Some do.  Some it's come upon as a talent
 which is natural to their background, but is not really educated
 as such; it came to them, from some other aspect of their life.
 So they have a sense of metaphor, a sense that there's no such
 thing as simple truth, there's no such thing as a "simple fact";
 simple facts do not exist.  Simple facts, for their factualness,
 depend upon {contradiction}!  Without which, there is no truth!
         And therefore, the question is, is to understand, and have
 a policy, in which there is no nagging for any deviation from
 that policy.  Because, there has to be an understanding, we're
 not doing stunts.  We're not running a Punch and Judy show or
 something.  We're not putting on tricks to try to make ourselves
 amusing to fools.
         What we're doing, is we're going inside {the gut} of the
 audience, so they feel it down there in the intestinal region,
 below the belly!  And you twerk and tweak that gut!  How?  {By
 the magical powers of irony!} Of juxtaposition:  "Well, so-and-so
 says this."  "Yes, I saw him.  Wasn't he the guy that was drunk
 on the street yesterday?"
         "Oh, the senator said this."  "D'you know?  He's a member of
 Skull and Bones, and he won't confess it?  That's why he lies the
 way he does?"
         How's that for a way to do it?  That's the way you do it,
 isn't it?  That's how you do it! You present the audience, with
 facts, which show that there's a contradiction, which upsets and
 destroys an assumption!  People will say, "Well, I don't know if
 what you are proposing is going to work out."  Typical business,
 huh?  It's a putoff, usually;  it also comes in other forms.
 It's when a parent talks to a child, says, "Aw!  You know, you're
 going no place with that.  You're going to ruin your life if you
 do that."  How do you answer that?  "Well, Mother:  I gotta tell
 you something.  Our life is already ruined, by what you're
 telling me to do!"
         And so, it's essential:  There is no truth without dialogue!
 Now, some people, as raconteurs can manage to express things, to
 convey the dialogue, which {with irony} shows the falseness of a
 popular assumption or the assumption of some person.  Or a type
 of person. {That} is what's effective!  Clown shows do not do it!
 It's irony: {Classical dramatic irony}, not entertainment!
         The entertainment comes from truth.  When you're talking
 about politics in a crisis, you're talking about the factor of
 truth.  So therefore, your job is demonstrate truth, {and nothing
 else}.  Of course, to an end, to a purpose, but the means is
 truth:  Whatever the purpose, the means is truth.  And nothing
 that distracts attention, from that issue of truth, is to be
 encouraged.
         Now, if that is understood, and that is understood by the
 leading practice, in practice, of what's going on in
 Purcellville.  The problem is, that there is some hesitation
 about that, and has been some hesitation about that, in saying,
 "wouldn't we express something a little better, our won choice?
 Why don't we just do it my way, this time?"   And that creates a
 tension, because it's a distraction away from the
 mission-orientation.  The mission-orientation, is to present the
 human species out there, people, with evidence which enables them
 to {free} themselves, from the grip of specific assumptions!
         The error is to try to belabor somebody, on the assumption,
 directly.  You know, you will, sometimes, confront a person
 directly; that's not the point.  It's not what you {do} that way,
 that's important.  It's what you must do.  And if you don't do
 what you {must} do, you're not doing the right thing!  What you
 {must} do, you've got to take the poor slob, out there, who's a
 suffering slob, whether rich or poor, because he's living in a
 society that's about to go to Hell, and he seems incapable of
 taking any course of action which would change that outcome! Hmm?
 And he will say, "Well, probably, you're right.  But... there's
 nothing you can do about it."  "Well, if I can't convince you to
 stop being stupid, maybe there is nothing I can do about it!"
 [laughter]  That's the answer!  You know, you can say it in the
 nicest possible ways.  But that, as they say, in various places,
 is the bottom of the line.  That {is} the bottom line.
         Without the use of the same kind of paradox, which is used
 in discovering the true principles of universal physical science,
 as I have addressed this matter today, here, earlier, without
 that, you are wasting our time!  If  you understand that those
 who are leading the Purcellville work, with my full support and
 backing on that policy; and I will tolerate no interference with
 that policy, hmm?  -- when these young ladies and others are
 doing their job, they're not to be interfered with, or annoyed.
 Because, it's the craft which they, as leaders of this work, and
 some other people, who are also, really, leaders of the work, if
 they get uncorked -- like a couple of guys I know --  we have a
 team, and it can be expanded; it can be enriched by some musical
 work, in particular; and we've got something started with our
 skinny, over here [laughter] -- and that work, added to the
 repertoire, and with some things from the Basement productions
 which are suitable for the same purpose, of this kind of thing,
 are the weapons with which these young women, and their
 associates, will be capable of providing us, a consistent
 approach to policy-shaping, in the area of this work, which will
 succeed.  If somebody tries to switch the switch on them, and
 change the agenda, from that policy, then it ain't going to work:
 It's going to wreck everything.
         So I have said, on this case, since the Boomers are what
 they are, they're not going to improve much;  when you got a
 Boomer on your hand, you've got what you bought.  They will do
 exactly, with some exceptions, rare exceptions, relatively, they
 will do what they have been committed, habitually to do;  they
 will hesitate, because as a social group of people, that
 hesitation is built into the 68er phenomenon:  The cruelty of
 what happened, the destruction of culture, the destruction of the
 {freedom to think freely}, which was induced by what happened
 between, especially 1968 and 1972 and beyond: That has destroyed
 that entire generation's ability to exert a creative form of
 leadership.   Yes, when they were younger, before I was sent to
 prison, -- yes, then, with a lot of imperfections --  we did
 things which is beyond the imagination of most of the people in
 this room today!  What I did in the 1970s, what I did in the
 beginning of the 1980s, in the world, was one of the biggest
 things that ever happened in the history of that period!
         Now, our people who were then in the organization, who were
 working with us on that, have by and large, now {died},
 culturally, and morally!  And the remains of their old friends,
 from our association, who had once participated, are a
 demoralizing factor in their own existence, because the whole
 culture of the Baby-Boomer is, in a sense, historically
 demoralizing.
         So therefore, you can not expect them, to do things, of the
 kind I would do.  Why would I do that? I come from an older
 generation.  I was not very significant in the war, in any sense,
 except that I served.  My only military experience of great
 significance, was my work in India {after} the war, while I was
 still a soldier.  When I caused a lot of trouble for some British
 people, and they hated me, and hated me for it ever since!
         But what we did, in particular, in terms of physical
 science, during the '60s, what I continued to do, what we did in
 the '70s, was first-class work.  Which always was essential to
 what we did in various areas;  in the primitive basis of music
 that we formed in that period, which reached an acme, in the
 middle of the 1980s, with the Mozart {Requiem}, which was a very
 serious accomplishment!
         But then things died after that.  Died in the 1980s, because
 the enemy, which recognized, anew, that I had created this whole
 mass movement, was ready to take over the planet, through a
 negotiation between the United States and the Soviet Union, and
 with other countries; and which would have changed the whole
 course of history, that I was considered a major threat.  And
 therefore, they went to the susceptibility of all our members and
 so for, and tried to see who they could crack.  And they cracked
 a lot of them!
         So that generation, what's left of it, is left with the
 shattering effects of having gone through things, to which they
 were susceptible, while I was not.  I'm an old soldier.  I had
 self-confidence back in the 1940s, insolent self-confidence,
 about a number of things -- and I preserve that, as you may have
 noticed, to the present day!  So I'm a tough old warrior!  The
 Boomer generation, is not a generation of tough old warriors.  I
 am.
         So, I connect tough old warrior principles, with young
 people who are ready to {fight}, and to defeat the enemy.  And
 that's where the action is.  And around that kind of action, from
 that generation, can come the result we need.
         But we have to have a vehicle!  It's not enough to have a
 press, with some good articles in it, that's not going to do it!
 You only do it by an aggressive outreach, not a passive outreach.
 A press as such is a passive outreach.  We're engaged in an
 aggressive outreach.  And by the creative function, of the medium
 we've created in Purcellville as an organization, an organization
 dedicated to the scientifically directed role, of the function of
 {irony}, the function of {metaphor}, in shaping the mind of
 history, we have a chance of winning.
         Of course, there are no guarantees in this business.  But
 you do things because you have to try to do something, to stop
 evil, and perhaps, effect good.  Hmm?
         So, I want it absolutely clear:  I'm fully in support, in
 backing of this effort.  Because we have a science basis in the
 Basement, which is already well organized in conception, and well
 organized, in respect to experience, in progress, especially
 since the more recent years -- especially since last summer,
 actually, when we decided to take  -- since I had problems in
 getting to go actually at a comprehensive science approach, we
 said, "what're we going to do?"  So, we took NAWAPA, because
 NAWAPA was a practical expression of a program of science, on a
 very large scale.  And what happened in the work of the Basement
 around NAWAPA, through many long hours by some people, and such
 effort, was the thing that remade this organization, into the
 potential of a fighting organization, today, and effectively
 fighting organization.
         The problem is, there was an attempt to drag down the work
 done from Purcellville, to drag it down, to a lower level of
 standard of performance, of conceptual, intellectual standard of
 performance.  It was largely through the work of the Basement,
 that we were able to create the circumstances, under which
 Purcellville became possible, actually possible.  Because we were
 struggling to make it effective beforehand.  And I brought people
 in, I brought Leandra in, because we needed some talent, that I
 thought was the kind of talent which would contribute to the kind
 of mind, the kind of thinking, which would actually lead to the
 creation of an instrument, of the type we needed; as opposed to
 somebody's crazy idea of a propaganda instrument, which never
 works.
         If you want to work on the mind, you have to work
 creatively; you have to work with {irony}, not with assertion,
 but with irony.  You win with irony.  You have to win the person,
 inside their own mind!  You win them, by presenting them with a
 contradiction, between what they know on the one hand, or can
 recognize as reality, and what they believe by habit on the
 other!  And only if you have a historical sense of irony, can you
 do this.
         We have a team, some people are not always performing as
 well they could; but we have a team in the Purcellville team,
 which is capable of producing now, an excellent work.  What we
 accomplished in Germany, in Rüsselsheim, this past weekend, is a
 breakthrough.  And the presentation, as it's going on the site
 now, of the fruits of that work -- {as a single package}, package
 of mental effort -- defines a launching pad, for where we can go
 with this whole program.  And that program, is what we need,
 essentially, {without any second guesses!}  Nothing to hold it
 up!  No doubts about its effectiveness, because it's the only
 thing that {will} work!   Nothing else {will work!}  This is the
 only thing that {will work}, and it has to be done {this way},
 and no other way, or {it won't work.}
         And we have a handful of people, in effect, despite the fact
 that there are more than just a handful, and some of them fairly
 large;  some are not, right? [laughter]  This policy is
 absolutely indispensable.
         Now, we're getting an integration, which John is getting
 into more and more, on the music aspect of this thing.  That
 dimension is essential.  And Sky, with his response to what I did
 in that one paper, on the question of the definition of {physical
 time}, he took off, and he's got this skinny fellow over here, to
 help him!  And they have now started something, which John has
 jumped in on, which now defines a {physically scientific, correct
 approach, to the domain of metaphor called music and time!}
 Music in time!  The music as Furtwängler intended:  {between the
 notes! And the space is not empty!  It's full... of what?  Of the
 principle of relations, which make Bach's system work.  And the
 secret of the imagination, in music, so conceived, is the same
 thing, in terms of metaphor, as is physical science discovery.}
         Therefore, I want it absolutely clear that I'm fully
 started, as fully committed, to this policy, in respect to the
 work in Purcellville, to immediately begin to build up that work
 in Purcellville, to a significant magnitude greater than it is
 today!  And the model, which is available, on the basis of what
 was done during two days, in Rüsselsheim, demonstrates, both with
 the emotion actually shown by the audience and the other
 participants, and by the results, and by the exceptional quality
 of the musical performance, in that one evening, Saturday
 evening: {Shows that the extension of this is now within our
 hands}, as, shall we call it, a technology!
         And this thing, published now, on the website, these
 results, are a launching pad, for the entire program that must
 follow.  Not imitations of that, but going by the same principle,
 to what the job is, that is in our hands, right here!  But use
 the same concept of approach, and apply the same principle, to
 what we do here, from the Purcellville operation, combined with
 this factor which John has gotten himself into.
         Which is indispensable in a sense, because you really have
 to know something about the music, before you start meddling with
 the space between notes or something like that.  As has already
 been shown by the experiments, as you know, from this thing.  You
 get an experimental experience of what works and what does not
 work, and now you're beginning to discover what Bach really did!
 Which is far different than is taught in most of the schools
 these days.  When you look at from the standpoint of pissing on
 Laplace, which  -- where else would you piss? [laughter]  Then
 you get the story.
         So that's what the story is, as far as I'm concerned, today.
 I thought I'd address the package, shall we say. And I'm alive,
 still!  Amazing, huh?

 DIALOGUE

         CHANCE:  Well, there's one thing I would raise about that.
 It's funny, because the whole time that you were saying what you
 were saying, I kept thinking of how, you made the point a while
 back that, in art, you have submit yourself to the intentions.
         LYN:  Mm-hmm!
         CHANCE:  That's the principle artists have to adhere to.
 And when you try to do that on an individual basis, it seems like
 the only thing that gets in your way, is whether or not the
 intention is clear, or some ego.  That's a fight, you can more or
 less wage out.
         But when you try to take that principle and apply it to a
 process where you have a lot of different people involved in it,
 then it's not so much -- it seems, the question has to do with
 what you understand, and what you want people to see; and more to
 do with how the whole thing functions as a unit.
         LYN:  Well, it's both the same thing.  The point is, you
 will always find that there are a limited number of people,
 involved in initiating the policy under which such a project
 pertains.  If you try to get a lot of people together on the
 basis of having a lot of talent, you're going to find you end up
 in swamp.  In other words, you have to have an initiating agency,
 which is operating on a certain specific principle of production,
 hmm?
         Now, on that, you will then call into play, other resources,
 which are not that thing, but which are fitting now, into the
 predetermined design of the experiment.  So trying to get a
 consensus, like a Baby-Boomer consensus, among a bunch of people
 to craft a program, is the surest way to end in nothing but a
 disaster.
         Because, the essential feat of creativity, is, creativity is
 an effect, as to how you experience it.  It occurs in the mind of
 one person.  It can only occur in the mind of a person; it can
 not occur in two minds, as such.  It can occur in two minds, only
 in the form of the juxtaposition, the irony of the juxtaposition
 of two minds!  Each sovereign!  Hmm?  That's the way it has to
 work.
         That's the way drama works, like the thing that Antonella
 was raising. The mask, {la maschera}. The mask is what you're
 presenting, as the personality.  But the mask is based on an
 underlying mask, which is you!  Your mind, your conceptual
 process, your creative potentialities!  Hmm?
         Now, you have somebody else as a partner.  Or an imaginary
 partner, which you can create, but create based on information.
 Now, you take that irony, what is going to come with this?
 Here's a conflict, here's a struggle!  Here's some action! What's
 going to come of it?
         Let's take, why does Shakespeare, or Schiller, use many
 actors in a drama?  Why is generally, a one-person act on stage,
 except for the most experienced type of artist, most experienced
 of all, is that kind of a process, of contradictions!  And the
 sole artist who can stand onstage and create a panoply, as if a
 whole horde were onstage, is an experienced artist who knows how
 to do that, but creating on his own mask -- as Antonella would
 put it  -- creating different personalities on the same mask!
 And now, put these different types, with different voices, with
 different ideas -- but the same mask is expressing the different
 ideas, {as in a dialogue}.  As in a paradoxical dialogue.
         As done by all kinds of people:  Aeschylus for example.
 Aeschylus uses the dialogue method, on his mask, of all the
 people he's representing as his characters.  He's using what he
 knows to be the contradiction, based on the common mask, the
 underlying mask, which is his own, his own imagination.  Now, by
 letting the unfolding of the conflict, represented by this
 combination of persons, you now get a drama, which has a gripping
 coherence to it.  {It all hangs together!  The parts all
 converge!}  The battles are struck.  The deaths occur!  The
 treason arises.  {All based on a single conception, of the
 conflict!}
         Hmm?  This is the secret, isn't it?  That's the way it
 works.
         And the point, the way you die on this kind of work, is if
 you go to sleep on the switch, and forget that this is now the
 thing works.  It works on the principle of irony.  Why do you
 have to have characters?  Like, take the case of the Classical
 Greek, behind the mask, as Aeschylus' dramas were performed:  Two
 or three people, wearing a mask, which they would use, with
 different attitudes and gestures of the mask itself, would play
 all the parts!  And display among all the parts, a common element
 of conflict, among them all!  And then bring the whole story down
 to a certain conclusion, a {single} conclusion!  Which is the
 great drama, the great Classical drama onstage.
         All great tragedies, {are} tragedies:  There are no heroes
 in a tragedy!  They all are on the same mask of {failure}!   But
 different qualities of failure, all defined by the same mask, by
 the same matrix, to a common end ... {of folly!  Of tragedy!}
 Hmm?
         So that's the way you deal with it.  And what you have to
 do, you have to think about people you're working with, and just
 have to start, always with just a few people, in defining the
 idea.  Because you want to get the idea of a {single mask}!
 What's your mission-orientation?  What's the mask of the mission?
 You know, you define: You have at least two people involved, see,
 the mask of the mission; and you work out the different
 approaches that each of you represents, and you try to bring the
 two together.  That effort becomes the mask.
         Now, you need other resources, other characters to help,
 other people to make contributions of a certain specialized kind,
 to work into the story, to elaborate the story.  But you have
 defined the story, with two people, as you and Sky did.  You and
 Sky defined the core of the thing.  He took what I presented on
 the question of the time series, the anti-Laplace solution, as a
 Riemannian solution, hmm?  So Sky said, "Oh!  I can do something
 with music on this."  So, we started this thing;  at first, it
 didn't work out too well, because certain problems were
 overlooked  -- but that's all right, that's fine.  The job went
 on, and these errors were corrected, and a fresh start was
 started; particularly because you need expertise on the question
 of Bach!  Because you can not prove the case, except by going to
 root of all modern Classical music, which is Bach.
         Therefore, {you have to understand how the Bach simple fugue
 works!}   And you have to realize what the differences are.
 People think of the thing, "Oh this is the same theme," but it's
 different!  It's in a different key signature, really,
 implicitly!  So you now have different voices, which are the
 elements to the fugue, and you can demonstrate, easily, by using
 different instruments, like wind instruments.  Use different wind
 instruments as the different voices, and each does its part in
 the job.
         And now, you can come to the point where you've got a
 disjunction, which you recognize is the great irony, on which the
 solution of the thing depends.  So that requires some scientific
 expertise brought in, in order to make the original idea of the
 anti-Laplacean conception of time, clear: Which is what the
 purpose was.   Sky grabbed onto this thing, when he saw it, as
 the solution to this question of time, and he identified it as a
 Laplacean problem, which I knew as that.  So that's what you were
 called into.  That was the right idea.
         But then there were problems in how we were going to execute
 this job, and then you found out it wasn't so simple.
         CHANCE:  Really? [laughter]
         LYN:  {Because} the space is not empty!  See, and John knew
 that:  The space is not empty! It's never empty, as Furtwängler
 defined it.  It's not empty space, because there is no empty
 space: There's only something, there.  And that something is what
 Furtwängler's saying, that something that's there, is the {active
 principle among the notes}!  Not the notes; they're not the
 active principle, they're simply notes.  They have a frequency.
 Where's the action?  Just the frequency.  Where's it lie?
 Ahhh!!! Between the notes!
         What's between the notes?  Well:  Universal radiation.
 Cosmic radiation is between the notes. {There's the action!}
 There's the truth of the matter!  Hmm?
         It's always like that.  All good things are like that, and I
 like good things.  Oh! I like good things!  I like nice tricks,
 trick that make people happy, I like those.

         HECTOR:  Yeah, I've been giving some thought to, when you
 keep bringing up contradiction, a lot.  And, you know, it just
 takes a lot of reflection, honestly, to really get true
 thought...
         LYN:  Well, don't complain!  Enjoy it!  [laughter]  I enjoy
 it! You know that, did you know that?  You noticed?
         HECTOR:   Yeah, I did notice.  But, no, it's like a
 realization came to me --
         LYN:  You were having trouble, because you didn't recognize
 that.  You were having trouble, with the programs, you didn't
 recognize that; now, you suddenly got a sense of freedom, and
 you're acting with freedom, you're the same person.  You didn't
 change your genetics or anything like that, huh?  You're still
 the same person.  But there is a qualitative leap in improvement
 in your performance, in the most recent thing you did!  Which
 astonished me greatly, and pleased me greatly.  And I said so,
 because I didn't think this should go unrecognized, or you
 shouldn't think that it {had} gone unrecognized.  It had been
 recognized, immediately, by me, when I saw you start that thing!
 From the start, I knew it was going to work!  That somewhere in
 your life, you had solved a problem, within yourself; and you now
 suddenly began to see things in a true light, and now you're
 free. Hmm?
         That's what I believe in!  In people becoming free, to be
 themselves, and to find what's inside them, which they had always
 wished would be there.  It wouldn't be inside them if they hadn't
 wished it were there: They just hadn't found it, yet.
         HECTOR:  Part of it, is just letting it take you over.
         LYN:  Yeah.  But you can't be uncritical.  But you have to
 -- don't close it out.  Don't close it out.  Consider it!  And
 then, in your best judgment, and test it, experimentally -- and
 in your best judgment, does it do what you think it does?  What's
 its effect on others?  Does it do what you expect it should do
 with others?  That sort of thing, hmm?  It's being free in that
 way:  Not constrained to rubrics!
         I like it!  I like life!  I like what I do!  I like the way
 I think.  I'm happy the way I think, huh? [laughter]  I enjoy
 what I do, I enjoy people!  I enjoy people, especially when
 they're being creative, and when they're struggling to be truly
 creative!  I enjoy them then, just as you enjoy even young
 children.  You take joy in every little thing they can manage to
 do, even if it's been done 10 million times before that by other
 little children of the same inclination!  You love it!
         YOU LOVE MANKIND!  Hmm?  You {love} mankind!  It's your
 species, dammit!
         This hatred stuff is no damned good:  You got bums, throw
 'em out.  But don't throw your friends out, too.
         No, the point is, we're dealing now, in Purcellville, we're
 dealing more explicitly with the human personality, and the human
 mind in the nature of art. But art is not some imitation of
 something.  Art is {me}!  {I'm} an artist!  I was trained as an
 artist!  I believe in art, as expressed by great Classical drama.
 Great Classical tragedy, most significantly.  By the drama of
 great Classical poetry:  It's {here}, in that aspect of our
 {art}, that the powers of mind reside!  And their extension to
 science, {gives} you science.
         The world is a great drama.  The universe is a great drama.
 Hmm?  But you want to discover, what are the rules that control
 this drama we call the great universe:  Ahh!  We must discover in
 the tricks of {irony}, we must discover what the secrets are...
 and how we apply them.  We conduct experiments: but what's the
 experiment?  It's a great drama! You think of it as drama!  Your
 mind works as in drama!  I think of {history} as a drama:  it's
 not a fake drama, it's not an imaginary play.  It's {real} drama!
 The drama of the human species.
         My good knowledge of the stuff goes back to about 4,000
 B.C., in the rise and collapse of famous system in southern
 Mesopotamia.  And how that collapsed, and how Babylon collapsed,
 and how the Persian Empire collapsed, and other things collapsed.
 How the oligarchical principle was founded, who founded it?
 Where'd it come from?  How Europe was developed around the idea
 of the oligarchical principle.  How the Roman Empire was a
 creation of the oligarchical principle.  How everything today,
 that's evil, is the oligarchical principle, the same {damned}
 oligarchical principle, as that of Apollo, the Cult of Apollo,
 which is pure evil!  The Apollo/Dionysius cult, is the embodiment
 of all the evil that mankind has known, within our civilization.
         It's drama!  And it's in drama, which is the imagination,
 that {science functions!}  But you have to train your mind, for
 drama, in an accord, with what science is going to show you, is
 the outcome.  Science is the outcome of that drama.  Therefore,
 your mind is primarily dramatic.
         The dramatic mind is essentially the mind of the true
 historian, who thinks in those terms:  That's me.  That's what I
 am.  Hmm?
         That's fun!  That's fun, and now I'm highly excited because
 we come to a point, which is the endgame of humanity as we've
 known it.  And I have {no barriers to what I must do, in me!}
 Except my physical limitations.  And you're my people.  And I
 care.  I care that our lives are not wasted on some wrong effort.
 Hmm?
         The time has come, when the fate of humanity is on the
 block.  Don't panic, because that seems to awesome.  Don't panic.
 Be confident.  And then, ask yourself: Why should you be
 confident?  Because that's the question you have to settle with
 yourself.  And one another can help.  We can help each other.
 But we have to learn to trust each other, in sharing that common
 purpose. Then you don't have a problem:  Society has a problem,
 not you.
         I like the way I live, inside me.  I like me!  Not in
 self-adulation, but I like being me.  I just like being me.  I
 enjoy it.   You get to my age, with my experience, which has been
 really fairly rich experience, I must say: There are very few
 people alive today who are still active and have the kind of
 experience I have, and I enjoy that, I really do.  I just enjoy
 being myself.
         But I have purpose at the same time, and my purpose is
 expressed in this organization.  That's my primary commitment.
 That's the launching pad on which I stand.
         We've got to win, not for us: We'll die anyway, sooner or
 later.  It's for humanity.  We've got to think about the unborn
 generations, as if anticipated souls looking at you:  "Are you
 going to give us existence?"   That's really, it's that simple.
 Or it can be reduced to that simple expression of commitment.

         HECTOR: [That's what children are going to do is attack the
 mortality of people. ?]
         LYN:  Hmm!  And provoke people!  Because usually, they're
 stuck in the mud in some way or other, and I have to get 'em
 unstuck out of the mud, so they can move.
         And we do fairly well in this organization; you know, we're
 up against terrible circumstances, so what?  The question is, can
 we do well?  Can we win?  Let's try.  It's the only thing worth
 doing.  And it always worked out in history that way:  People who
 did something that was worth doing, whether they failed or not,
 always turned out to have been something that should have been
 done.
           And this organization is doing brilliantly, relative to
 the world around us.  That's why we're leaders.  What we do are
 simple things, as far as we're concerned, we just do the best we
 can.  And that turns out to be pretty close to good enough, as
 long as we have some self-conscious discipline about the way we
 do it.
         No, what you did recently, your self-improvement in your
 performance, as I saw it in this piece, I was shocked, pleasantly
 shocked by it.  It's good!  I wasn't really surprised when I
 reflected upon it, because it's always been there in you to do
 that.  You just hadn't done it. {Now} you're in the team, and
 now, more things are going to be expected of you!  Now, you have
 this enhanced  -- Omigod!  We're going to make the equivalent of
 three people out of you!
         HECTOR:  I think that's a lovely place.
         LYN:  Okay!  Plan on having fun.  Hmm.
         So, I celebrate the death of a lovely little dog, who I miss
 very much.  It's quite an experience you know:  Because the poor
 little dog, we were torn, by not to deprive the little dog, of
 every good moment that might be in her.  But we knew she was
 dying, but the idea of snuffing her out, simply because she was a
 sick creature, is abhorrent to me, because she'd become part of
 the family.  And the struggle was, could we make her comfortable,
 somehow; could we give her a sense that she was still capable of
 performing her  -- playing her own games, that she liked to play,
 in some form.  And up to almost the last two days, before she
 died, she was still manifesting that.  And I told Helga, "Don't
 freak this thing.  She's going to die, why hurry it?  Maybe it's
 important for you," I said to Helga, "that you not shut this
 dog's life off, while there's still a juice of anything good,
 that {she} can experience in herself.  A memory, that she liked,
 to live it one more time; with one more meal she likes, with
 stealing from the cat's dish" [laughter].  And these kinds of
 things she liked to do.  And as long as she was able to do that,
 for us, for me, she was still alive.
         And then, I knew the end would come.  And when it came, it
 came rather quickly, and mercifully.  So, I celebrate the fact
 that what we did was right.  The effects show.  And because when
 you adopt a creature, like a dog, into your family household, it
 becomes an extension of you.  It's not human.  But it acquires
 human-oriented characteristics.  You find that in all
 domesticated animals, like house dogs, as opposed to these
 hunting dogs.  The hunting dogs are always inferior; but the
 hunting dogs generally live only eight or nine years at the most.
 The big dogs only live about eight, nine, ten years.  The small
 dogs will sometimes live 14, 15, 16 years, which we complain
 about as  -- why don't we give these dogs an extended lifespan.
 We get more fun out of them that way.  If they got older and
 wiser, they'd be trickier and that would be more fun.  [laughs]
         But anyway:  so, I'm happy about the fact about the way it
 worked out; I'm relieved by the way it worked out.   But I was
 pained enough, that I just had to do something, in such a way
 that it would counter my pain, and Helga's.  And it'll probably
 give some pleasure to other people at the same time:  If you can
 do something which you need to do, and it's helpful to other
 people, and useful or entertaining to them, do it.
         And we have to live.  Anyway, enough of that from me.  You
 got the point.


                       - NEWS SUMMARIES -

                          - LAROUCHE -

         A SIGN OF THE TIMES, LaRouche as "Senior Economic Advisor."
 [see slug]

         'OUR DAY'S DARKEST HOURS,' a new statement by Lyndon
 LaRouche, posted on the LaRouche PAC website, and embedded in the
 transcribed lead of the briefing.

         TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY, Alex Jones re-ran his June
 30th interview with Lyndon LaRouche on his Infowars program, and
 then followed up on July 5th with an hour interview with Jeffrey
 Steinberg, which was then extended by another 20 minutes.  The
 Steinberg interview focused on the mass-strike process now
 escalating in the United States around passage of H.R. 1489 to
 restore Glass-Steagall, and the urgency of Obama's removal from
 office, either by impeachment or invoking of the 25th Amendment
 -- before he goes for dictatorship in the immediate days or weeks
 ahead. Steinberg had the opportunity to develop the oligarchical
 principle in history, and the drive for mass genocide today,
 coming from the successors of Bertrand Russell, Julian Huxley, et
 al.

                          - ECONOMICS -

         WORLD INSURANCE BUSINESS FACING DEFAULT. Is Greece on their
 minds?  [see slug]

         MOODY'S DOWNGRADED PORTUGAL'S DEBT TO JUNK on Tuesday, and
 signalled that another downgrade with a negative outlook is
 likely, citing likelihood that Portugal will need a second round
 of official bailout, and that its private creditors will have to
 "participate" as a pre-condition; that is, take a haircut.  That
 puts Portugal in Greece's category. Now, what does that do to
 Spain, whose banks are Portugal's biggest creditor?

         BUDGET BRUTALITY IN THE STATES.  [see slug]

         OBAMA AND REPUBLICANS PLOT DRASTIC CUTS TO MEDICARE AND
 MEDICAID; hospitals run ads warning of service  cutbacks. (see
 slug)

         EXXONMOBIL OIL PIPELINE BREAK IN MONTANA--THE LATEST IN THE
 CONTINUING MISSOURI BASIN FLOODING DISASTER. (See slug)

                   - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -

         RUSSIA IS READY TO BUILD GLOBAL-SCALE SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS,
 Prime Minister Putin discussed with the government's committee on
 high technologies on Tuesday. And that may include building a
 thermonuclear fusion reactor. (See slug.)

                        - UNITED STATES -

         LIBERAL PUNDIT FRANK RICH NAILS OBAMA as a Harvard brat.
 [see slug]

         MESSAGES TO OBAMA: WE AMERICANS DON'T ACCEPT EMPERORS.
 Trying to "better the Roman Empire" will doom Obama, forecasts
 one conservative. (See slug.)

         AMERICANS LOSING THEIR HISTORY. A Marist poll found that 42%
 were either unsure of the date of the Declaration of Independence
 (26%), or thought it was a different date (17%). Worse, 25% were
 not sure of whom we declared  independence FROM, and another 16%
 thought it was someone besides the British. Youth fared the worst
 in the poll.  [MPB]

         IN THE DSK AFFAIRE, Joe Nocera offers a spirited defense of
 American justice over europe's oligarchic system. (See slug.)

                       - WESTERN EUROPE -

         SINN FEIN DENOUNCES PAYMENTS ON DEBT, and the Irish Congress
 of Trade Unions suggests that the federation may well decide to
 issue a call for Ireland to default. A Marshall aid-type program
 is needed for all Europe, but instead only shock therapy is being
 applied.  [See slugs.]

         EUROPEAN "INDIGNANTS" CALL EUROPEWIDE MEETING TO COORDINATE.
 [see slug]

         WILL GERMAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULE AGAINST BAILOUTS? [see
 slugs]

                       - RUSSIA AND CIS -

         PUTIN ON MAJOR PROJECTS (See slug)

                            - ASIA -

         PAKISTAN'S ECONMY IMPLODING (See slugs)

                             IN DEPTH

                       LEADING FEVELOPMENTS

 Obama Doesn't Have the Senate Votes for His Libya War; Reid
 Forced To Drop Cloture Motion; When Will the House Convene as a
 Grand Jury To Impeach Obama?

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--The U.S. Senate convened at 2:00 p.m. today,
 under Obama's orders to Majority Leader Sen. Reid to vote cloture
 at 5:00 on Senators' Kerry and McCain's bill supporting Obama's
 illegal war in Libya, so as to be able to move rapidly to a vote
 on it. But within only 90 minutes, Reid's vote counts showed him
 what Lyndon LaRouche had already forecast last week: that Kerry
 is in the minority in his capitulation. Knowing this, and not
 wanting a floor-vote which would publicize the true extent of
 Democrats' defection from Obama's dictatorial power move, Reid
 withdrew his call for a cloture vote by about 3:30.
         After the House voted down support for Obama's new war last
 week, and with the Senate now unable even to bring it to a vote
 because of opposition, there is not the slightest remaininig
 Constitutional fig-leaf for Obama's unilateral, presidential war
 in Libya, and the House must impeach him if he doesn't terminate
 that war immediately today.
         Richard Lugar (R-Ind), who has represented firm
 institutional and other opposition to Obama's unconstitutional
 power grab for at least a month, asked for 25 minutes speaking
 time and used it entirely for an unconditional rejection of
 Obama's Libya war, mainly on firm Constitutional grounds.  Like
 many voices now being heard across the country, Lugar was vividly
 clear, for the first time, that the power to initiate hostilities
 and move from a state of peace to one of war, lies only with the
 Congress under our Constitution. Lugar even read from a letter
 from Madison to Jefferson, recalling the unambiguous unanimity on
 just this point in the Constitutional Convention. "The President
 does not have this authority," Lugar repeated again and again.
         Towards the end of his address, Lugar told the Senators that
 some would advise them to vote "yes" in order to "send a message
 to Qaddafi," or "to support the President."  But he countered
 that the most important effect of today's (subsequently
 cancelled) vote may have nothing to do with Libya or even North
 Africa.  Its most important effect will rather be that any
 President wishing to launch war unconstitutionally in the future,
 rather than legally by act of Congress, will cite the Libya
 precedent as his authority.
         Lugar frequently noted his strong agreement with Sen. Webb
 (D-VA) on certain key points, perhaps a signal that Webb intended
 to oppose the bill on the Senate floor, even after gutlessly
 voting for it in committee last week, despite huge reservations.
         The official Republican line (which Lugar ignored), was that
 their party agreed to forego the July 4th recess to deal with the
 debt-ceiling and the budget, rather than the Libya war.  But the
 last GOP speaker, Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, ended her
 remarks by saying that Senators would vote against cloture on the
 Libya bill for many reasons, including not only the budget and
 the debt ceiling, but that "they do not want the United States to
 be involved in another foreign civil war."
         As soon as she finished, Reid took the floor for his
 embarassing climb-down.  Now, President Obama has no
 Congressional fig leaf to conceal his naked violation of the
 Constitution.  Since the House resoundingly rejected his right to
 pursue the Libya conflict, and the Senate has now dropped plans
 to vote on Kerry-McCain, the question before the House of
 Representatives is:  When will the House convene as a grand jury
 to consider impeachment of Obama for ``high crimes and
 misdemeanors?'' [AP_/GGS]

 A Sign of the Times

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--The following proposal for "A Presidential
 Troika," posted to the website Oped News on June 22, typifies the
 shifting mood of the American people. It reads:
         "Last week Rep. Dennis Kucinich signed on as an early
 co-sponsor of Rep. Marcy Kaptur's "Return to Prudent Banking Act"
 (H.R. 1489), a piece of legislation heavily promoted by the
 LaRouche faction which, in turn, praised Rep. Kucinich for taking
 Pres. Barack Obama to court over the War Powers Act and the
 undeclared war on Libya. A political troika is in the making.
         "Rep. Dennis Kucinich has a democratic transitional view of
 the nation. Political maverick Lyndon LaRouche has an
 oligarchical present view of the nation. Rep. Ron Paul has a
 republican future view of the nation. The three together are
 emerging as a potential potent ruling American presidential
 troika in a post-Obama interlude leading up to the federal
 elections of 2012.
         "Mr. Kucinich fills the role of President, Mr. Paul the role
 of Vice-President and Mr. LaRouche the role of senior economic
 advisor to the Presidency. The morality and ethics of
 Representatives Kucinich and Paul are beyond reproach. LaRouche's
 scientifically-grounded creative ideology perfectly complements
 Kucinich's high moral ground and Paul's high ethical standards."
 [GGS]

                       ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

 Of Disasters, Hurricanes, and Greek Default

 July 5 (EIRNS)--2011's disasters to date have made the year
 "disastrous" for insurers. With record Japanese earthquake damage
 payouts in the first quarter, followed by record US tornado and
 flood damage in the second quarter, the world's biggest
 reinsurers -- companies like Munich Re and Swiss Re, and Bermudan
 heavyweights like ACE and XL -- could be facing $70 billion of
 losses this year. This would be almost as much as 2005 (with
 hurricanes Katrina and Rita), and a serious hurricane season
 could cost another $20 billion. According to Reuters today, the
 global reinsurance business has already suffered more than twice
 the losses that were expected for the whole year, and the US is
 due for a "big" hurricane year. Hurricanes caused $152.4 billion
 in insured losses in the US from 1990 to 2009, according to the
 Insurance Information Institute in New York, and accounted for
 45% of the country's catastrophic losses in the period. Before
 this year, eight of the 10 costliest natural disasters in history
 were hurricanes.
         Because of this, says Reuters, the business's supposed $75
 billion surplus may be mostly fake (with actual reserves of as
 little as $25 billion), and companies are now being suspected of
 "cheating," or padding their reserve account figures.
         "I agree with [the analysis] on the cheating phase, and if
 we're in the cheating phase, then the surplus declared on the
 balance sheet is not as big as it might first appear," said
 Steven Catlin, a Lloyd's of London analyst. "If you thought that
 there was a systemic issue of cheating, then let's say that the
 $75 billion surplus is down to $25 billion. Having had
 approximately $75 billion worth of [natural catastrophes] this
 year so far, $25 billion doesn't seem to me to be that big a
 surplus. The market is probably a lot shorter of capital than
 many of the pundits are saying."
         All that likely being true, the real disaster on their minds
 may be a Greek default. In an interview with Business Times from
 Zurich, Jacopo D'Antonio, the chief underwriting officer of Aspen
 Re's European unit, said that if another financial crisis occurs
 because of a sudden Greek default and reinsurance rates don't go
 up, this could lead to consolidation among reinsurers. "Many
 reinsurers are watchful of the hurricane season {and a threat of
 another financial crisis} [emphasis added--MPB]. The events of
 the first and the second quarter have started to erode many
 reinsurers' excess capital and flexibility is declining."  [MPB]

 ExxonMobil Oil Pipeline Break in Montana--the Latest in
 Continuing Missouri Basin Flooding Disaster

 July 5, 2011 (EIRNS)--On July 1 the ExxonMobil oil pipeline
 ruptured in the Montana channel of the Yellowstone River, the
 major tributary of the Upper Missouri River; the break came at a
 point 16 miles upstream from Billings, and sent 32,000 to 42,000
 gallons of oil into churning floodwaters before the pipeline was
 shutdown. No exact reason has been confirmed for the crack in the
 12-inch-diameter pipe, which lies on the Yellowstone riverbed.
 Today Gov. Brian Schweizer is visiting the scene, and is to give
 a briefing. ExxonMobil officials, trying to play down the impact,
 are saying that only 10 miles of river valley may be affected,
 and issuing other disclaimers.
         The context of the pipe break includes not only the fact
 that the Yellowstone is flooding, but also that gas and oil
 pipelines are not being fully maintained and inspected, as is the
 case generally on aging North American infrastructure, especially
 when owned by commodity cartels. Already this year, there were
 leaks and shutdowns on the TransAlaska Pipeline (the 800-mile
 North Slope-to-Valdez conveyance, shut for a while in January),
 on the TransCanada (the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline, shut a while
 in May because of leaks), and elsewhere.
         Modern codes require river channel pipelines to be buried
 underground, beneath the river, unlike the ExxonMobil Yellowstone
 River pipe. As of last night, 36 property owners had called the
 state hotline, saying that oil had shown up on their land. The
 highwaters and swift currents are preventing oil-containment work
 on the river, so the 280 emergency workers are using absorbants
 on the riverbanks.
         The flooded Yellowstone River itself (692 miles/1,114 km
 long) only peaked in Billings on Saturday, July 2, for the season
 (it is hoped), reaching 13.95 ft (a foot above flood stage).

                     - For Lack of NAWAPA -

         The enormity of the Missouri Basin flooding is evident in
 hundreds of devastating ways, if apparently less dramatic than
 the new oil spill. Run-off from the huge snowpack, combined with
 rainfall, means that vast areas face flooding until October.
 However, the impact of the extreme weather is amplified and
 exceeded by the extreme Washington policy disaster, as is shown
 in the new LPAC TV feature, "For Lack of NAWAPA," released July
 2.
         In Nebraska on July 2, leaders from the hard-hit Missouri
 counties in the southeast, met with officials from FEMA, the Army
 Corps of Engineers, and Sen. Mike Johanns about their dire
 situation. For example, the water treatment plant is knocked out
 in Nebraska City, where the local government is incurring
 $102,000 a month for a portable treatment system. Other
 communities fear to be in the same situation very soon. But there
 are no means to pay for it, without the national Glass-Steagall
 resuscitation of the economy.
         In Iowa on July 1, the six Missouri River flood counties
 received approval as Federal disaster areas, so now they are
 eligible for services including swift-water rescue, shelter
 supplies, etc.
         In Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon has announced receiving Federal
 emergency disaster disignation for all counties on the Missouri
 River, which crosses through the state, then entering the
 Mississippi River. In northwest Missouri, the extensive road
 closures include Interstate-29, (state) Highways 136 and 159, and
 30 other roads.
         Most of the earlier flooded areas of the Mississippi/Ohio
 River systems are seeing receding waters, but are still
 experiencing disaster, because of the national and world economic
 breakdown. In Indiana today, Federal approval was announced for
 32 counties hit by the last two months of storms and flooding
 damage.  [MGM]

                           UNITED STATES

 Messages to Obama: We Americans Don't Accept Emperors

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--Conservative Constitutional lawyer Bruce
 Fein, citing the Articles of Impeachment he has drawn up against
 President Obama for his Libya crime, today forecast in a
 Huffington Post column that "President Barack Obama's political
 sepulcher will be war."
         Obama's "extinguishment as a political comet could have been
 avoided if he had respected the exclusive constitutional
 responsibility of Congress to commence war," wrote Fein. But,
 "President Obama is bettering the instruction of the Roman
 Empire. It initially fought to defend itself. Then it fought to
 defend allies. Then it invented allies to defend. Then it fought
 for the adolescent excitement of swagger. Finally, the Empire
 fell into bankruptcy and ruination from overreach and
 arrogance....
         "Obama has compromised the Constitution. He has set a
 precedent of unconstitutional unilateral presidential war making
 that will lie around like a loaded weapon until a Caligula
 occupies the White House and overthrows the Republic. Obama has
 insisted that the President may initiate war at whim under the
 banner of regional stability, the credibility of the United
 Nations Security Council, or whatever he decrees is in the
 national interest....
         "Like Julius Caesar, Obama prefers the excitement of
 bestriding the world like a colossus to the quiet tranquility of
 non-belligerency and the rule of law. Whom the Gods would
 destroy, they first intoxicate with power."
         From the other end of the political spectrum, the liberal
 progressive magazine, the editors of {The Nation} likewise assert
 that "America Is Not An Empire." The issue is not the Libyan war,
 per se, which {The Nation} opposes, but "the general question of
 how, in our time, the United States shall decide whether or not
 to go to war."
         "Some suggest that the nature of war has changed so much in
 the two centuries since the Constitution was established that the
 whole idea of declaring war is obsolete. [Neocon] Charles
 Krauthammer writes that declarations of war are `a relic of a
 more aristocratic era.'"
         "We disagree. The constitutional provision--not the War
 Powers Resolution--if insisted on by a resolute Congress, would
 be the strongest and best medicine available for the specific
 evils afflicting US policy. These can be summed up as the
 transmogrification of the republic into an empire....
         "The rules of a republic are as poisonous to an empire as
 the rules of empire are to a republic.... What better check could
 there be to the imperial panoply of interminable nation-building
 campaigns, secret armies, covert operations, regime-change
 quagmires, offshore torture centers, out-of-control armed
 corporations, runaway military spending, wars by fleets of
 robots, wars by assassination, and all the other features of the
 imperial presidency than a requirement to bring these
 machinations to light and render them accountable to democratic
 deliberation? It is not in spite of the changes in warfare but
 precisely because of them that we should recover the wisdom of
 Madison, who knew a thing or two about fighting empires. A choice
 is being made between the empire and the republic. Let us choose
 the republic and the Constitution on which it rests." [GGS]

 Liberal Pundit Frank Rich Nails Obama as a Harvard Brat

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--In a six-page article in the latest issue of
 New York magazine, New York Times pundit Frank Rich tears into
 Obama as a captive of Wall Street.  ``What haunts the Obama
 administration,'' he wrote, ``is what still haunts the country:
 the stunning lack of accountability for the greed and misdeeds
 that brought America to its gravest financial crisis since the
 Great Depression.  There has been no legal, moral, or financial
 reckoning for the most powerful wrongdoers.... As the
 indefatigable Matt Taibbi has tabulated, law enforcement on
 Obama's watch rounded up 393,000 illegal immigrants last year and
 zero bankers... For all the lurid fantasies of the birthers, the
 dirty secret of Obama's background is that the values of Harvard,
 not of Kenya or Indonesia or Bill Ayers, have most colored his
 governing style.  He falls hard for the best and the brightest
 white guys.  He stocked his administration with brilliant people
 linked to the bubble.''  [JS_]

 Obama and Republicans Plot Drastic Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--"Cutting Medicare and Medicaid payments to
 hospitals could overload emergency rooms, shut down trauma units
 and reduce patient access to the latest treatments," warn ads now
 being run by the American Hospital Association's lobbying arm.
 Their television ads begin with a sound track of the old song,
 "You always hurt the one you love," with shots from vintage
 black-and-white movies, and go on to warn viewers that the budget
 cuts now being planned, "will hurt the ones you love."
         The reason for these ads sounding the alarm, is that drastic
 cuts to Medicare and Medicaid are now being worked out between
 the White House and GOP budget negotiators, as is reported in the
 {New York Times} and {Politico} today. Making it clear that it's
 not just Republicans, today's New York Times leads its story:
 "Obama administration officials are offering to cut tens of
 billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid in negotiations to
 reduce the federal budget deficit," with the money to be taken
 from hospitals and nursing homes.
         Under consideration are proposals to (1) gradually eliminate
 payments to hospitals for bad debts, (2) reduce Medicare payments
 to teaching hospitals, and (3) reduce the federal share of
 payments to providers treating low-income people under Medicaid
 and CHIPS by leveling out payment rates.
         The chief lobbyist for nonprofit nursing homes is urging
 nursing homes to "bombard your Senators with the message that
 Medicaid cannot be cut by $100 billion" over 10 years, as Obama
 and many GOPers have suggested. The hospital lobbyists have begun
 a national ad campaign against further cuts in Medicare and
 Medicaid, which account for about 55 percent of hospital
 revenues, and they are planning on spending up to $1 million a
 week through August on television, print, and online advertising.
 The hospitals warn that if Obama and Congress make further cuts,
 hospitals will terminate some services and raise charges to
 patients with private insurance.
         The text of their print ads reads: "The current debate over
 the national debt limit and federal deficit could have a severe
 impact on hospitals and their ability to continue providing care
 and services for their patients and communities. Some in Congress
 are considering more than 100 billion dollars in cuts to Medicare
 and Medicaid reimbursements to hospitals. Cutting Medicare and
 Medicaid payments to hospitals could overload emergency rooms,
 shut down trauma units and reduce patient access to the latest
 treatments. We need to ensure that Medicare and Medicaid payments
 to hospitals are not cut in any deficit reduction plans." [EWS]

 Budget Brutality in the States

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--The overwhelming characteristic of state
 budgets that took effect, or are about to, is brutality against
 the states' most vulnerable residents; in the case of New Jersey,
 also vengeance against anyone who opposes Gov. Chris Christie's
 plans for the state. Last week, Christie took a red pen to the
 $30.6 billion budget that the state assembly sent him, and
 summarily removed about $1 billion without explanation, cuts that
 targeted the poor, elderly, and disabled, but also the
 legislature itself, triggering a tirade from Senate President
 Stephen Sweeney, who had foolishly imagined thought he had a deal
 with the governor. Among Christie's actions, he
         * reduced by 75 percent the budget of a facility in Newark
 that helps physically and sexually abused children;
         * reduced state aid to distressed towns and cities to a
 measly $10 million. It had been $149 million when he took office,
 of which Camden received $69 million, and Trenton another $27
 million.
         * vetoed $50 million for public safety in municipalities
 that have been experiencing spikes in local crime rates after
 laying off hundreds of police officers,
         *took out $47 million for urban enterprise zones.
         Christie also took $500 million out of Medicaid, forcing the
 elderly and disabled into HMOs, and reducing eligibility to
 one-third the poverty level. Nursing homes will lose $75 million.
 And, Christie slashed the budget for the state assembly by $3.7
 million, surprising the Democrats, who control both chambers,
 because no cuts had been proposed to the legislative budget
 before.
         In Massachusetts, Gov. Deval Patrick, a Democrat, is
 apparently of an entirely different disposition from Christie,
 yet appears to be prepared to go down the same road. Late on July
 1, the legislature sent him a $30.6 billion budget that tries to
 "help" municipalities by reducing the collective bargaining
 rights of public sector workers, and plans to make those workers
 pay more for their health insurance and pension benefits. It also
 reduces Medicaid reimbursement rates to doctors and hospitals,
 and reduces the budgets of many state agencies that aid the
 state's which aide  vulnerable residents.
         Patrick, in a July 3 appearance on CBS' Face the Nation,
 refused, however, to say whether or not he would sign it. Of the
 public sector health-care provisions, though, he did say, "It has
 come a long way toward what I want." Patrick has until July 10 to
 decide whether to sign the budget or veto it.
         In Minnesota, meanwhile, the government entered the fifth
 day since its shutdown last week, when Democratic Gov. Mark
 Dayton and the Republican-controlled legislature failed to come
 to an agreement on a state budget. The two sides agreed to resume
 negotiations this afternoon, and Dayton submitted an expanded
 list of state services that should remain operating to a
 court-appointed special master who is to decide such things. This
 morning also witnessed the intervention of former Vice President
 Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson, who
 announced the formation of a special committee made up of other
 top former political leaders and corporate officials who are
 supposed to come up with a plan to end the impasse by the end of
 the week. Meanwhile, the damage from the shutdown continues to
 pile up.
         In Connecticut, union leaders are saying they aren't looking
 to change the vote, but are still looking for ways to prevent the
 layoffs of 6,500 state employees. The number of layoffs actually
 went up by 1,000, last week, when Malloy backed off plans, under
 pressure from House Democrats, to cut $54 million in state aid to
 local governments. They are are blaming a think tank called "The
 Yankee Institute" for misinformation that led to the defeat of
 the concessions package. The Yankee Institute is "small
 government is better" conservative think tank, "so, a reduction
 in the state employee workforce is a good policy outcome from our
 perspective," said Yankee's executive director, reported the
 Hartford Courant. It's not reported whether or not Yankee
 supported it, but the last action that state senate took last
 week was to approve a bill giving Malloy greater authority to cut
 spending and curtail state programs. Opponents of the bill,
 however, challenged it as executive usurpation of legislative
 authority. Malloy had originally wanted that authority for two
 years, but the bill was cut to three months. At the same time,
 however, Democratic leaders in the House killed a bill that would
 have reduced collective bargaining rights of public sector unions
 in the state. Malloy, a Democrat, supported the bill. [CJO]

 Nocera's Spirited Defense of American Justice Over Europe's
 Oligarchic System

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--New York Times columnist Joe Nocera today
 escoriated those, such as French writer Bernard Henri Levy, who
 are outraged that a Manhattan District Attorney (DA) could have
 taken the word of a "`hotel chambermaid' over an esteemed member
 of the French political establishment," in the case of the
 infamous Dominique Strauss Kahn.
         London's minions are on the warpath against Manhattan DA
 Cyrus Vance, Jr., whose rape case against DSK signalled the end
 to their endless bailouts.
         Nocera, who in recent days has been using his columns to
 build the case for Glass-Steagall, struck back. "For the life of
 me, though, I can't see what Vance did wrong. Quite the contrary.
 The woman alleged rape, for crying out loud, which was backed up
 by physical (and other) evidence," he wrote in an article
 appearing on the op-ed page of the New York Times.
         "Levy, himself a member of the French elite, seems
 particularly incensed that Vance wouldn't automatically give
 Strauss-Kahn a pass, given his extraordinary social status.
 Especially since his accuser had no status at all.
         "But that is exactly why Vance should be applauded: a woman
 with no power made a credible accusation against a man with
 enormous power. He acted without fear or favor. To have done
 otherwise would have been to violate everything we believe in
 this country about no one being above the law..."
         "To judge by his recent writings, Bernard-Henri Lévy prefers
 to live in a country where the elites are rarely held to account,
 where crimes against women are routinely excused with a wink and
 a nod and where people without money or status are treated like
 the nonentities that the French moneyed class believe they are.
         "I'd rather live here." [GGS]

                          WESTERN EUROPE

 Germany: Constitutional Court Hearing on Bailout Cases,

 July 5, 2011 (EIRNS)--The eyes of the world are cast on the
 German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, which has heard
 challengers and defendants on the EU permanent bailout scheme,
 ESM, yesterday. Our reporter Rainer Apel was onsite and sent us a
 preliminary report.
         There have been a hundred constitutional challenges, but the
 Court decided to hear only the most prominent two challenges: the
 the one brought by the "Five Professors." A third prominent
 challenger, former industrialists' head Hans Olaf Henkel, has
 announced an appeal at the European Human Rights Tribunal because
 of his exclusion from the hearing.
         A decision is expected no earlier than four weeks after the
 hearing.
         As Apel reports, the hearing suffers from the
 self-limitation of the Court, stated at the beginning by
 Presiding Judge Andreas Voskuhle, not to debate European economic
 and financial policies, but only legal aspects. With no trained
 economist among the eight judges, this is a significant deficit
 from the start, and it drives the Court to suppress the debate on
 economics--as visible in repeated interjections by court members
 during presentations by the plaintiffs.
         Against this background, it is weird that the Court did not
 intervene when Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble defended his
 bailout policies with the claim that the financial crisis was
 unforeseeable, that governments had to react quickly, that the
 highly nervous financial markets are watching carefully whether
 Europe is politically firm. Schaeuble claimed that there never
 was, and still is no alternative whatsoever to the policies that
 have been made.
         As for the plaintiffs (the five professors), Karl Albrecht
 Schachtschneider came first, arguing that law and reason go
 together, that there cannot be a law or acts of policy that are
 unreasonable. The argument of the pro-bailouters, that there was,
 and still is, an emergency situation that justifies political
 action, cannot be accepted, because the bailouts have violated
 the principle of the Rechtsstaat (constitutional state), by
 establishing a liability and transfer union, a new body backed
 neither by the EU treaties nor the German Constitution, which
 explicitly protects the principles of property and democracy. The
 euro member-states act, Schachtschneider charged, as
 functionaries of an EU super-state for which there is no legal
 basis. That threatens the basis of the German Constitution, for
 the defense of which there is even the right to resistance.
 Therefore, there is also a right to take this bailout matter to
 court.
         As for the other individual plaintiff and Bundestag member,
 Peter Gauweiler, Dieter Murswiek argued by first quoting from
 French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's infamous interview in
 which she openly stated that EU laws were consciously broken in
 order to push through more economic coordination and control than
 otherwise granted. Murswiek said this shows how little the French
 government respects the existing treaties, but he expects the
 German government to stand by the law, that therefore it cannot
 be that an "emergency," which stands above the law, above the
 Constitution, above EU laws, is the basis for acts that violate
 sovereignty. Since the German government has also taken part in
 that violation, that alone should suffice as reason for the Court
 to consider a ruling. After all, the bailouts were rescue actions
 for private banks, for which the Constitution offers no support.
         In his response, Schaeuble added to what is reported above,
 that the financial markets are uncontrolled and irrational,
 posing the danger that uncontrolled crises could develop, such
 that governments had to act and intervene, and that these
 interventions protected the euro and Europe, thereby making "an
 important contribution to the stability of the world economic and
 financial system."
         Following Schaeuble, the representatives of both houses of
 the German Parliament, the Bundestag and Bundesrat, attacked the
 plaintiffs: Volker Kauder, chairman of the Christian Democrats'
 parliamentary group, said he felt "violated" by Gauweiler's
 charge that the Bundestag was never, ever allowed to carry out
 its Constitutional mandates, as the bailouts were rushed through.
 Kauder claimed that the Parliament took all the time it needed,
 and that Gauweiler had all that time, too.  Prof. Franz Meyer,
 legal counsellor of the Bundestag, then began attacking the
 plaintiffs by declaring that "today, this is not a trial on the
 euro," calling on the Court to dismiss the entire case, since the
 plaintiffs were claiming a right to take government decisions to
 court which right does simply not exist. He later repeated his
 attack, saying the plaintiffs already filed their cases with the
 Court whereas the Parliament had not even concluded its debates
 on the bailouts.
         The Court then spent the next two hours with hearing
 arguments for the case and for its dismissal, back and forth, the
 only interesting aspect in that being questions posed by Judge
 Landau to the Bundestag representatives whether the possibility
 that the measures they were discussing, could be of a nature that
 changes the Constitution, therefore requiring not simple
 Parliamentary majorities for their passage, but rather
 Constitutional majorities, requiring two-thirds of the Parliament
 to support the measures. This came in response to Murswiek's
 reiterated attack on the treatment of the Parliament by the
 government, and that Gauweiler at that time (May 2010) filed a
 minority protest with the official Bundestag protocol. It turned
 out that the issue of Constitutionality was never addressed or
 debated directly in the Parliament proceedings on the bailouts,
 only implicitly at best. The Bundestag side was incapable of
 proving that the potential Constitutionality was ever seriously
 considered, during any of the parliamentary procedures.  This
 issue may become important during the rest of the hearing, since
 it involves the standards set by the Court's June 2009 ruling on
 the Lisbon Treaty.
         In spite of all the deficiencies, it may be taken as
 positive that the Court did not dismiss the case but decided to
 continue the hearing in the afternoon [see accompanying slug].
 [CCC,RAP]

 Will German Constitutional Court Rule Against Bailouts?

 July 5, 2011 (EIRNS)--The question remains open, and although
 during the afternoon session of the public hearing here at the
 Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, today, ample floor was given
 to the representatives of the anti-bailout plaintiffs to
 elaborate on their positions, Joachim Starbatty, one of the "five
 professor" plaintiffs, was cautious in giving an outright
 positive assessment: After the hearing, which lasted an hour
 longer than originally scheduled, Starbatty said he expected
 court action, not on the principle of bailout as such, but on 1)
 defining standards for risk limits, which the Parliament would
 have to be aware of in the future, and 2) looking into the role
 of the ECB, which may mount into defining limits to what the ECB
 would be allowed to do.
         An official of the Bundesbank who also testified during the
 hearing, said afterwards that the dominance of the plaintiffs'
 side in the latter part of the hearing did not indicate that the
 Court might do more than setting a number of new standards,
 adjustments, as to what the parliament should keep an eye on. But
 the Court would not interfere with politics and economics as
 such, that he said he was quite sure of.  But if the Court wanted
 to do anything, it would have to decide rather soon, before the
 mid-September debates on the new bailout mechanism ESM are
 scheduled to begin in the German Parliament. [RAP]

 Karlsruhe Plaintiff Gauweiler on Bayerische Rundfunk

 July 5, 2011 (EIRNS)--At the onset of the Constitutional Court
 hearing this morning, plaintiff Peter Gauweiler was interviewed
 by Bayerische Rundfunk radio, and he stressed the two main
 reasons of his challenge:
         1. The EU bailout policy is a way to conceal and postpone an
 insolvency, a criminal act according to German law;
         2. The bailout policy is inflationary and therefore violates
 the government mandate to protect the citizens. "To declare an
 insolvency is better than permanently postponing an insolvency
 and a bankruptcy, an act which is severely punished by our
 criminal law," Gauweiler said.
         According to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, the EU experts are
 frantically working out a subterfuge, in order to make the ESM
 constitutional. The way to do this, is to change the no-bailout
 clause in the European Treaties so that financial crises can be
 qualified at the same level as "natural disasters." [CCC]

 Sinn Fein Denounces Payments on Irish Debt

 July 5 (EIRNS)--Sinn Fein's warning that Ireland must burn the
 bond holders because the debt is unsustainable, is proving
 accurate. The quarterly Irish Treasury figures that were just
 released, show that one-fifth of Irish tax revenues goes to pay
 interest on Ireland's debt.
         Commenting on this, Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse
 Doherty declared, "While today's figures are broadly in line with
 government expectations, they nevertheless show the
 unsustainability of Ireland's debt. Today's figures reveal that 1
 out of every 5 euros collected on taxes in this state is used to
 pay the interest on Ireland's' growing debt... It is clearly
 unsustainable that 1 out of every 5 euros collected would be used
 to service the interest on our national debt. This ratio is
 likely to rise in the coming years, given that just over a third
 of the money available from the EU/IMF program has been drawn
 down so far.
         "The government's failed banking policy is also evident in
 these figures. Despite the EU6 billion package of expenditure
 reduction and tax increases in last year's budget, our deficit
 has now grown by a further EU2 billion compared to this time in
 2010 as a result of this government's injection of EU3 billion
 into Anglo Irish and Irish Nationwide banks."  [DEA]

 European "Indignants" Call Europewide Meeting To Coordinate

 July 5, 2011 (EIRNS)--The Greek Indignants have vowed to continue
 with the protests.  This past Sunday, July 3, the Indignants of
 Syntagma Square held their sixth protest in coordination with
 other European movements. They are now expanding to create links
 and joint action with other Indignant movements. According to an
 announcement from the "International Support & Communication"
 Workgroup of the Greek organization, a meeting will take place
 between representatives of "Indignants" from Portugal, Spain,
 Iceland, and, quite possibly, Italy and Belgium, on Sunday, July
 10, in Lisbon.
         The Civic Movement of Iceland, which led the mass movement
 that threw out the Icelandic government which tried to sell out
 the country to British and Dutch Banks, posted a "Declaration of
 Support" on the Website of the Indignants of Syntagma, which in
 part reads:
         "The majority of the so-called Greek debts are private
 debts, debts of private banks operating in Greece. These
 privately owned banks owe other privately owned banks, mainly in
 Germany, France and the U.K. Therefore the Greek public should
 not be forced to underwrite these debts."
         Denouncing the current financial system, the statement adds
 that "since the society is now being torn apart for the purpose
 of rebuilding an unsustainable financial system, it is inevitable
 that both will collapse. The Civic Movement of Iceland calls for
 action among the leaders of the world. Viable solutions have to
 emerge. A sustainable and just society must prevail. That is our
 debt, and that particular debt is the only debt we are willing to
 pay. We owe it to our children to come." [DEA]

 French Economist Exposes "The Fatal Error of the ECB"

 PARIS, July 5, 2011 (Nouvelle Solidarité)--French economist
 Florent Aftalion, in an op-ed in {La Tribune}, underlined how
 bankrupt the euro system is.
         Germany's initial precondition, he wrote, for accepting the
 euro, that the new currency would be managed by a central bank
 independent from political interference, when the Greek crisis
 broke, was completely abandoned during the first months of 2010.
         "After bitter negotiations and dealings, the leaders of the
 Eurozone gave Athens, unable to finance itself on the markets,
 access to a fund specially created for this aim.... The ECB
 didn't succeed in staying out of the first rescue plan for Greece
 [a rescue plan explicitly forbidden by the Stability and Growth
 Pact]. Pressured by the leaders of the Eurozone, the ECB took, on
 May 10, 2010, an initiative with very grave consequences: It
 agreed to buy sovereign bonds of member states of the Eurozone,
 i.e., to deliver cash to governments that asked for it.  A policy
 so far forbidden [already for not increasing in excessive way
 liquidity with the inflationist consequences that result from
 that]."
         Aftalion then quotes the figures given by the British think
 tank Open Europe, which says the EU holds some EU190 billion of
 Greek debt (private and public). Hence, says Aftalion, the ECB's
 reserves are only EU82 billion for a total balance sheet of
 EU1.900 trillion, of which, as said before, EU190 billion (10%)
 is composed of Greek debt. This means the ECB's capitalization is
 very weak and corresponds to a leverage of 23 (EU82 billion x 23
 = EU1.900 trillion). "The insufficiency of its capitalization
 appears if one considers the fact that a loss of 44% of the value
 of its Greek debts would wipe out the capital" of the ECB (44% of
 190 = EU82 billion).
         "Of course, if such an event should occur, the ECB would not
 go bankrupt as a vulgar deposit bank, since its shareholders, the
 Eurozone member-states, would immediately recapitalize the bank.
 A recapitalization will be required anyway, even if the ECB
 should only lose a part of its exposure to Greece, following a
 restructuring of the latter's debt. Add to that, the fact that
 such a restructuring would provoke a downgrading of the debt's
 rating. The ECB's rules would then make it impossible to accept
 as collateral Greek bonds proposed by Greek banks, whose
 refinancing would become impossible." [KAV]

 Congress of Trade Unions Discusses Default on Irish Debt

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--Eight hundred delegates to the Irish
 Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) today heard their president, Jack
 O'Connor, raise the question of whether the union federation
 should support a default on the Irish debt.
         In his keynote address to the ITCTU's biannual conference in
 Killarney, O'Connor said that the federation had not yet decided
 on a call for default, but added, "we may well come to do so and
 we are conscious that resources are being run down as time
 passes." He noted the austerity packages being pushed by the
 governments of Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Nicolas
 Sarkozy, resulting in "a direct full-frontal assault on
 collective bargaining, pay and pensions."
         O'Connor said the ECB is "aggravating the problem rather
 than alleviating it... They have reduced the once great
 institutions of the European project to mere debt collection
 agencies for the major banks, obstructing recovery and inflicting
 misery on the citizens of Europe."
         The ICTU president said that the eurozone is threatened by
 default of all of the stressed-out counties, which carry billions
 in liabilities, which could sink the global financial system
 beyond trace. "A Marshall aid-type strategy is required to rescue
 Europe both economically and politically," he said.
         "However, those in charge have opted for the shock therapy
 of a reparations course instead, ignoring the lessons of
 history." [NCO]

                              RUSSIA

 Messages to Obama: We Americans Don't Accept Emperors

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--Conservative Constitutional lawyer Bruce
 Fein, citing the Articles of Impeachment he has drawn up against
 President Obama for his Libya crime, today forecast in a
 Huffington Post column that "President Barack Obama's political
 sepulcher will be war."
         Obama's "extinguishment as a political comet could have been
 avoided if he had respected the exclusive constitutional
 responsibility of Congress to commence war," wrote Fein. But,
 "President Obama is bettering the instruction of the Roman
 Empire. It initially fought to defend itself. Then it fought to
 defend allies. Then it invented allies to defend. Then it fought
 for the adolescent excitement of swagger. Finally, the Empire
 fell into bankruptcy and ruination from overreach and
 arrogance....
         "Obama has compromised the Constitution. He has set a
 precedent of unconstitutional unilateral presidential war making
 that will lie around like a loaded weapon until a Caligula
 occupies the White House and overthrows the Republic. Obama has
 insisted that the President may initiate war at whim under the
 banner of regional stability, the credibility of the United
 Nations Security Council, or whatever he decrees is in the
 national interest....
         "Like Julius Caesar, Obama prefers the excitement of
 bestriding the world like a colossus to the quiet tranquility of
 non-belligerency and the rule of law. Whom the Gods would
 destroy, they first intoxicate with power."
         From the other end of the political spectrum, the liberal
 progressive magazine, the editors of {The Nation} likewise assert
 that "America Is Not An Empire." The issue is not the Libyan war,
 per se, which {The Nation} opposes, but "the general question of
 how, in our time, the United States shall decide whether or not
 to go to war."
         "Some suggest that the nature of war has changed so much in
 the two centuries since the Constitution was established that the
 whole idea of declaring war is obsolete. [Neocon] Charles
 Krauthammer writes that declarations of war are `a relic of a
 more aristocratic era.'"
         "We disagree. The constitutional provision--not the War
 Powers Resolution--if insisted on by a resolute Congress, would
 be the strongest and best medicine available for the specific
 evils afflicting US policy. These can be summed up as the
 transmogrification of the republic into an empire....
         "The rules of a republic are as poisonous to an empire as
 the rules of empire are to a republic.... What better check could
 there be to the imperial panoply of interminable nation-building
 campaigns, secret armies, covert operations, regime-change
 quagmires, offshore torture centers, out-of-control armed
 corporations, runaway military spending, wars by fleets of
 robots, wars by assassination, and all the other features of the
 imperial presidency than a requirement to bring these
 machinations to light and render them accountable to democratic
 deliberation? It is not in spite of the changes in warfare but
 precisely because of them that we should recover the wisdom of
 Madison, who knew a thing or two about fighting empires. A choice
 is being made between the empire and the republic. Let us choose
 the republic and the Constitution on which it rests." [GGS]

                               ASIA

 Pakistan's Economic Sector Is in Deep Trouble

 July 5, 2011 (LPAC)--The Pakistani Government has postponed
 indefinitely the issuance of exchangeable bonds. Owing to the
 Greek debt crisis and weak US economic data, the government will
 go to the international market at an opportune time, said a
 spokesman for the Privatization Commission. During road-shows in
 Europe and Far East Asia in the third week of June, international
 investors advised Islamabad to wait for an appropriate time for
 floating exchangeable bonds worth $500 to $650 million. The
 government wanted to issue the bonds, backed by 10-percent shares
 of the Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL), by June 26, to
 raise money for budget financing.
         Exchangeable bonds are the normal sovereign bonds issued by
 a country with an option that the bondholder can convert the bond
 into common shares. The transaction under discussion provided an
 option to bondholders to convert their bonds into OGDCL shares.
 The advantageous thing about such a bond is that it has the
 option for conversion of debt into portfolio investment.
         This has been reported widely as a setback for Islamabad, as
 Pakistan is getting increasingly desperate for cash. The
 International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold a formal review of
 Pakistan's economy to decide whether or not to release the next
 tranche of $1.7 billion in July, a senior official of the Finance
 Ministry told Pakistan Today on Tuesday.  The official, who asked
 not to be named, said the government had already fulfilled 90
 percent of the IMF's demands relating to the implementation of
 the Reformed General Sales Tax (RGST) and power sector reforms.
 "The IMF is satisfied with the progress and their mission," the
 official added.
         Meanwhile, the United States has continued delaying the
 release of funds meant to fight militancy, amid reports that it
 has threatened to cut off Pakistan's civil and military aid.
 Pakistan was expecting $500 million (Rs43 billion) in the last
 tranche of the Coalition Support Fund (CSF), which was set up by
 the US Congress after the 9-11 attacks, to reimburse allies for
 costs in supporting the US-led war on militancy. A Pakistani
 finance ministry official said that the US Congress has yet to
 clear the transaction.
         As border clashes are reported almost daily between the
 Pakistani Army and Afghan insurgents along Pakistan's western
 borders, Pakistan's industrial sector is facing a major crisis,
 due to a huge shortfall in electricity generation. According to
 the country's number one utility spokesman, the country is
 encountering  a regular shortfall of almost 30 percent of its
 electricity needs. As a result, the textile industry -- the
 country's biggest industry, the largest employer and the
 principal forex earner -- is now running at 70-percent capacity.
 Consequently, thousands of workers have been laid off from these
 textile mills. [RMA]

                           DOCUMENTATION

                   - ORGANIZING OPPORTUNTIES (updated 7/5) -

         CONGRESS SCHEDULE: SET UP MEETINGS, LOOK FOR TOWN HALLS!
         U.S. HOUSE:
         Districts: June 25-July 6
         In Session: July 6-15
         In Districts: July 16-25
         In Session: July 25-28, and August 2-5
         Summer Recess/Districts: August 5-Sept. 5

         U.S. SENATE: In session except July 4 (Recess July 5-8
 cancelled)
         Summer Recess/Districts, Aug. 5-Sept. 5


 **CALIFORNIA**

 July 23-28
         NAACP National Convention, Los Angeles.

 **CANADA**

 August 2011
 Aug. 7-10: CSG Eastern Regional Conference 51st Annual Meeting
 and Regional Policy Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 **HAWAII**

 July 30-Aug. 2: CSG West 64th Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI.
 Contact Cheryl Duvauchelle at (916) 533-4423 or csgw@csg.org

 **INDIANA**

 July 15-16
 Midwestern Legislative Conference Annual Meeting
 Great Lakes Legislative Caucus Meeting
 Indianapolis The Westin
 Contact: Tim Anderson or call the CSG Midwest office at
 630.925.1922

 **MASSACHUSETTS**

 July 27-29
         National Urban League Convention, Boston.

 **MICHIGAN**

 Detroit area LPAC Town Meeting
 featuring Bill Roberts and a Basement Speaker
 * * Saturday, JULY 16, 2011 * * 11 am to 2 pm
      Northville Sr, Center  Banquet Room 303 W. Main St.
    Northville, MI, 48167

 **MINNESOTA**

 Sept 29-Oct 2
         Second annual AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit in Minneapolis.
 Participants will focus on building an economy that works for all
 workers, including young workers, and strategies for creating
 opportunities in the union movement for young workers.

 **NEW YORK**

 SATURDAY, JULY 9,
         NJ TOWN HALL MEETING, HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ 1 PM to 4 PM
 Diane Sare  one of six LPAC candidates for US Congress

 THURSDAY, JULY 18
 Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-CD 20), Bolton, NY

 THURSDAY, JULY 21
 Congressman Richard Hannah (NY-CD 24), Cortland,
 18 Tompkins St

 THURSDAY, JULY 28
 Congressman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-CD 25),
 Village of Manilius Auditorium, 7-9 PM

 **NEBRASKA**

 Aug. 28-Sept. 1: National Association of State Technology
 Directors (NASTD) 34th Annual Conference and Technology
 Showcase, Omaha, NE, Hilton Omaha Hotel / Qwest Center Omaha.
 Contact Pamela Johnson at (859) 244-8184 or pjohnson@csg.org

 **NORTH DAKOTA**

 Aug. 28-31: National Association of State Treasurers (NAST)
 Annual Conference, Bismarck, ND, Ramkota Hotel
 Contact Adnée Hamilton at (859) 244-8174 or ahamilton@csg.org

 **OKLAHOMA**

 Sen. Tom Coburn
 Town hall meeting July 6, 7 PM
 Union High School Performing Arts Center
 6636 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK

 **TENNESSEE**

 July 16-20 CSG Southern Legislative Conference, Memphis

 **TEXAS**

 Aug 8-11
         NCSL Legislative Summit, San Antonio, Texas


 July 15-16th
         Democratic Party of Virginia holds "The Virginia Summit" at
 Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  The Summit will be
 a unique opportunity for Democrats and progressive activists to
 come together

 *** WASHINGTON STATE***

 July 9th Kucinich, Inslee and McDermott and former Canadian
 Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh will attaend a 1-day regional
 NWroots conferences for liberal political activists at Comedy
 Underground in Seattle's Pioneer Square District.


 **WASHINGTON DC**

 July 15-17 AFL-CIO Organizing Institute.  AFL_CIO headquarters,
 16th St.

 July 21
         Lyndon LaRouche webcast

 July 23-26
         National Council of La Raza, Washington DC

 July 30th
         Healthcare Now! events marking the 46th anniversary of the
 passage of Medicare, in DC and across the country, details TBA

 July 30
         SOS Million Teacher March (DC and locations throughout the
 country: TBA)

 August 5-7
         Jobs with Justice National Conference.

 **NEW
 September 6-9
 Legislative Conference of Alliance for Retired Americans.
 (AFL-CIO affiliate)

 **WISCONSIN**

 July 12.
         Recall elections for Six Republican State Senators.
 (Primaries)

 STATE LEGISLATURE SCHEDULE, June-July (from ballotopedia.com)

 June 14 -July 4    Special session begins for the South Carolina
 State Legislature. This special session is for redistricting
 purposes.
     23    Session ends for Louisiana State Legislature.
     28    Special election: Alabama House of Representatives
 (District 105).
     30    Session ends for Delaware State Legislature.
     30    Session ends for Oregon State Legislature.
     early June    Session ends for North Carolina State
 Legislature.
     late June    Session ends for Rhode Island State Legislature.
 July
     1    Session ends for New Hampshire State Legislature.
     12   Special election: Arkansas House of Representatives
 (District 54)

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 |               NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS BULLETIN              |
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 |                      Wednesday, July 6, 2011                  |
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 +---------------------------------------------------------------+

 JEFF STEINBERG ON THE ALEX JONES SHOW

         Jeff was the guest on the Alex Jones radio show Monday
 afternoon. On July 4th Jones had replayed the interview he had
 with Lyndon LaRouche the previous Thursday. While on the air
 Jones asked Jeff to stay beyond the scheduled hour interview.
 Jeff was on an additional half hour.
         Jeff spoke on the spreading mass strike, the drive to
 impeach Obama and the the growing support for the Glass Steagall
 Act. "There is a solution. We are going for the jugular of Wall
 Street. We have the remedy...We're going to take the $17 trillion
 of bail out and charge it back to the banks . We're going to let
 the bankers choke on  their own debt."  Jeff called on the
 audience, in the multi-millions, to call their
 Congressman and Senators to get the Glass Steagall Act passed.
         Jones said he's been reading Jeff's articles in the EIR for
 years. First when he received the printed magazine and now
 on-line. He totally agreed that Obama-care was modelled on
 Hitler's genocide and that Obama's Independent Advisory Boards
 are "Euthanasia Panels".


 NCR RESPONSES FOR GLASS-STEAGALL

 AMV:   Increasingly, we're finding that, out of tremendous fear,
 and lack of faith in the politicians, citizens are gravitating to
 LaRouche's optimism and courage. More people are acknowledging
 how LaRouche wouldn't sell out, and the problem he's identifying
 with liberalism.

 One supporter, who regularly listens to Alex Jones, left a long
 message on our answering machine, on how Jones is too
 pessimistic, and offered $50 to LPAC. He was ecstatic about the
 recent Jones' interview with LaRouche.
         A new contact, who freaked out months ago, screaming, "I
 don't know anything", has been reading the emails, and was much
 more confident about what is happening, and what needs to be
 done. Pledged a second contribution.
         Another contact, who wanted to dismiss the call with, "Too
 many emails to read", got inspired about our ability to catalyze
 a bi-partisan fight. She is from OH, and is encouraged by her
 members of Congress who are working with LaRouche, and fighting
 back.
         One supporter, whose brother has been attacking LaRouche,
 sent us an email, that the brother sent to Gov Rick Scott, Fl,
 warning Scott that he is going to sue him, because his wife, who
 is in retirement, will have to go back to work, because of all
 budget cuts.
         In general, contacts, who have been reading the emails, and
 have not been in touch by phone, are excited to hear back.
         Another contact wanted details on what constitutes a police
 state. Liked the run down on those people, like Sen Kerry, and
 others, who are afraid the tell the truth, as the source of the
 problem.

 DMS: Lyn's "The Senators Did Not Grasp the Reality" has provoked
 discussions on the precious command quality of Lyn calling out
 Kerry and the Senators - that it was more the singular tone of
 MacArthur's "I shall return" than the particular content of his
 words, that was singular and crucial. Several longtime supporters
 were freshly moralized, going out of their way to help. Active
 Army fellow around 40 yrs, who gave $1 at Woodbridge DMV, moved
 to action by Koh/ Kerry/Soros' imperial notion of armed forces.
 At a successful Warrenton DMV, black, male, 60's truckdriver for
 PO, was avoiding table, walking a semi-circle 15-20 feet away,
 seething with anger over attack on Obama. Told to stop being
 racist, he came over -- ending up giving $50. Turns out, he'd
 subscribed to NF in 1998; thought we'd betrayed him; and it made
 perfect sense that LaRouche was the key to save the country.

 RS: Not just stalwart contributors, but also newer people from
 the lists we get from Boston, are responding best to the topdown
 strategic picture: i.e., that Lyn is restoring the Trans-Atlantic
 alliance and capability to defeat the common adversary, Empire in
 its British form. Taking them out of the maelstrom of daily
 predicates, to the higher level of where this problem is coming
 from, provides them mental "fresh air," to think about winning,
 rather than complaining.

 A stalwart supporter, who used to give money to fundie preachers,
 and who is married to a wealthy apolitical physician, praised the
 "patriotic working people" in the AFL-CIO, who have come on
 board, and blurted a continuous call for bipartisan cooperation,
 and uniting the population. "I want to give something today, even
 though I'm short, but I'll give more next week." She has a deep
 admiration for Helga, and outside of what we are doing, really
 thinks the country is doomed, but is coming around the idea,
 there is no point in complaining, we've got to fight.

 Our relentless disabled nurse in Weymouth, MA poured calls into
 the Senate while sitting in front of the C-Span reports on the
 Senate proceedings today. Generally, people are responding best
 to the topdown idea, that scientifically powerful ideas and
 classical culture can defeat our degenerate enemies.

                SATURDAY - JULY 9  LAROUCHE SHOW

         Topic and Guests: TBA
         3-4 pm ET www.larouchepub.com/radio
         Post-Show Message Line: 916 233 0630, Box 595
         Intro: While You Were Sleeping & The World In Review
         Message #1: Webcast or The Weekly Report
         Message #2: Webcast or The LaRouche Show


 For Calendar, see "Organizing Opportunities" section of the
 Briefing.
                     *** END OF BRIEFING ***
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