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 Lyndon LaRouche NEC Meeting, Saturday, July 16, 2011

           - GREETINGS, YOU HAVE A NEW ORGANIZATION -

 LYN:  Okay, I shall rise to the occasion:  Greetings, you have a
 new organization.  It consists, represented by five people, plus
 Nancy, as a separate function.  And what we're going to do, as
 we've discussed this today, we're going to pull this together;
 we're going to make some changes which will astonish you in their
 effects, they're rather simple changes in terms of policy, on one
 level, but they're gigantic in terms of implications, and moral
 implications, especially.
         Oh, we have more people arriving.  Oh, hold it, we have some
 very precious people who must not be neglected.
         NANCY:  There are chairs.
         LYN:  There are chairs, but people are reluctant to sit in
 them.
         MALE: There are more chairs up here, folks, in front.
         LYN: They're reluctant to sit here, because they may have
 some guilt feelings about something, hmm?  Good!  Finally, you
 decided to take a seat. ... C'mon let's get started here, we're
 operating under new rules. I don't like that beard, I think you
 should shave. [laughter]  You look like some Mediterranean
 pirate!  I don't approve.  I don't know what Jadatz is getting
 you up to in this thing!  I think Schick should help you.  You
 know, could call it Schick, or become Chic, -- French touch...
         Okay... now, we can begin:  We've changed the character of
 the organization in a necessary way.  We have, with Jeff, Debra
 will be on, if she doesn't get caught in traffic, which is often
 a problem, and she will be on.  And we have two younger people,
 who'll be on, this young lady, who you know, I believe, who will
 determines your destiny and part of your life; and Sky, to whom
 there is no limit.
         What this is going to represent is a reorganization of the
 organization, so the organization in terms of these elements,
 combining these elements which will sit at the same table, twice
 a week at least, or in emergency conditions, to formulate the
 policies of action, which we shall launch, and implement.  And
 the two regular sessions, usually on Tuesday and usually at the
 end of the week, Friday or Saturday: Sometimes there's a crowded
 agenda, and therefore, we'll have the meeting on Friday, if
 necessary, rather than Saturday.  But the relevant focal point,
 will be the Tuesday and Saturday meetings, here.
         And the function will be essentially, and EIR's a separate
 entity, but it fits into this in a functional way in terms of
 publications of some things.  Because the problem is, is the
 center of gravity of progress of organization, has shifted from
 the Boomer generation, to this younger generation, because the
 Boomer generation has, in large degree, that is, members of the
 Boomer part of the population, are no longer really functional.
 They're not leaders, they're followers.  You have a handful among
 them, who are leaders, but most of the others have receded in
 their role in life, into followers, and they're almost like sheep
 that you have to have a dog to herd.  That's a {fact} of the
 matter, it's a very {ugly} fact of the matter, for us. Because
 the few Boomers that do function, don't have much support from
 those of their generation, and that's a fact.  It's not a
 debatable point, it's a fact!
         And therefore, the lust of this organization for victory,
 lies essentially with the younger generation.  And the younger
 generation can be discouraged, and often has been discouraged.
 It has not been functional because it's been discouraged, and
 largely discouraged by the existence of Boomers.  That's a fact.
 That's not an accusation, that's a fact!  Which I've lived
 through, repeatedly.
         This is going to work.  Sky's role, in the Basement, for
 example, works.  The Basement works, in both senses:  Works in
 the sense of doing work, and works in the sense of achieving
 goals, which the Boomer generation does not do.  Only some people
 in the Boomer generation do that.  They carry the rest of the
 generation, most of whom are whining and whimpering, or blocking
 out things they prefer not to hear about.
         Now, the medium of our influence, is largely through, first
 of all, the Basement:  The Basement which functions as a
 scientific association, which four, five or more times a week,
 engages in extended discussion of some issue of science.  This
 function has been integral, it's been successful.  I've worked
 with it, I know it; it's the most vital part of our organization
 in terms of performance.  Everything else is less.
         Now, you come to the question of Purcellville:  Purcellville
 does not have the kind of association among the leading people
 that we have in the Basement.  In the Basement we have a very
 well integrated function.  It's a scientific function.  People
 will work through, for extended hours, on a particular subject,
 to discover it,  explore it, define it, consider its relevance.
 And the greatest rate of accomplishment in this organization, is
 in the Basement organization, the most substantive
 accomplishments, on which everything else is based.
         The problem in Purcellville, is we don't have  that kind of
 function.  We could have that kind of function, but we haven't
 achieved it yet.  There's an effort by those who are trying, to
 do that, but there are people who are not really integrated, that
 is, they don't start the day with a sense of the job they're
 supposed to do, and how to do it.  You have to push them and
 cuddle them, or whatever, to get them to do it!  So we have some
 of them in that category, who are very good.  They're very
 devoted, they're committed to make a contribution and they do a
 good job.  Some are brilliant.  Some are just good, but it's a
 good quality.
         The problem is, you take the ratio of the number of members
 who are associated with Purcellville, as against the number of
 members, ratio to the total, in the Basement, and you find
 Purcellville's way behind. There's a general reluctance, on the
 part of those in Purcellville, to come forward, with zest,
 determined to collaborate with a well-defined principle.  They
 try to do good work, but some of them make it; some of them
 don't.  they don't have the sense of devotion to do the mission,
 and their response to reality challenges, is more emphatically,
 their own personal sense of challenges, their own personal work,
 not the development of ideas in terms of the organization as a
 whole.  And that's been a block.
         That is aggravated, by the problem of the Boomers.  The
 Boomer operation is not, mainly, is not functional.  It's like a
 pool of people, each with their own little ideas; and sometimes
 they tend very much to little ideas, or, they consider antiquated
 ideas as proven ideas.  And they should be faithful to antiquated
 ideas.
         Now, as an old man, older than any of you in this room, I
 know something about that.  So, that's our essential situation.
 The Boomer function doesn't function.  Nancy manages to maintain
 the EIR and a some other things.  A few other people, like we've
 got sitting here, elsewhere, who are the stalwarts of keeping the
 function of the EIR section working, fighting to get some income
 in, fighting to get this accomplished, so forth, against
 difficult circumstances in general.  But the problem is, the
 baseline, what used to be the baseline of the organization is no
 longer the leading baseline.
         And therefore, a younger generation, which is active,
 especially in the Basement, and to a certain degree also in the
 editorial part.  But what I read, is a very frustrating
 situation, in trying to muster the effective attention of the
 group, say, in Purcellville, to muster their -- we have a few
 people, who I can count on even my five fingers, who are really
 the stalwarts, I know I can trust, say, from Purcellville, to get
 the job done.  And those same people keep turning up as the
 people who do the job, without hesitation.  Others can be
 encouraged, to make a contribution, as sometimes do.  I have no
 complaint of that.
         But the reality is, we don't have the density in force that
 we require.
         This other young lady, over here, is one of the most
 brilliant writers I've known, when she's functional, hmm?  She
 can produce more effect, with fewer words, than anybody else on
 the team.  It's important!  It's very important!  Because it
 shows a real density of commitment, to doing something,
 accomplishing something.  And I prize it very much.  She's very
 special to me, in terms of her performance in this organization,
 against sometimes difficulties.  So it's fine.
         But that's what we have.  We don't have the function, in
 Purcellville, yet, that we have in the Basement.  We have some
 people who are trying to do that, but it {takes more effort}, to
 get the total job done.  We're limited in the number of things we
 do!  We should have more.  We should perfect it.
         But the point is, the work in Purcellville does not have
 this salutary benefit that we have with the Basement.  The
 Basement, you have four or five times a week, or more, sometimes,
 of sitting there, going through, as a group, an integrated group,
 going through various questions on scientific work, and out of
 that, comes a result.
         The functioning in Purcellville, is not, yet, adequately
 defined in those terms.  The same thing is possible!  There's no
 inherent difficulty.  You should be able to have an editorial
 meeting.  You know, it's not an editorial with a specific thing,
 it's an editorial meeting, which means that the function of the
 whole team, is being brought together through discussion on a
 sense of mission-orientation.  And the members of the team, then
 henceforth, from these discussions, both formal and informal,
 produce a product.  And the initiative is defined, and people go
 out, forthright, to do something, and then come back to consult
 and see if what they're doing is going to work, with the team.
 Where do we stand; where do we stand?  How many times a day do
 you want to come and meet, how do we stand, how is it going,
 hmm?  So it's an integrated project.  And knowing what other
 people are doing, at the same time, helps, because you know what
 they're doing, as a part of the team.  And therefore, you can
 coordinate your ideas, and mesh them, in ways such that you have
 a unity of effect, in the team as a whole.  The possibility of
 doing that exists.  The leadership in Purcellville, is capable of
 leading that; it will work.  But this has to be goal, to improve
 this kind of performance: Sharpen up!  Get tough.
         The overall thing, which is important, is a general
 understanding, and now I'm going to say something which will
 shock some of you, not because of what I say, but shock you
 because of what the implications are, of the content of what I
 shall say.  It touches on the question of religion, and you can
 not avoid it, not if you're sane.
         We've now recently launched a campaign, on the thesis of
 what -- the thesis of the human species as an immortal species,
 an immortality which does not exist to the living body of the
 individual, but to the {purpose of the outcome of their having
 lived.}  That means that we are realizing the potential, which
 exists to the creative potential of humanity, and not to any
 other species.  Other species are creative biologically, but not
 creative intellectually.  The kind of consciousness which is
 associated with true creativity, which is, insofar as we know the
 universe, is not to be found in any place, except among human
 beings.
         That is the real meaning of any competent understanding of
 religious belief.  People will recite the phrases of religious
 belief, but it has no meaning to them.  It's like a social thing:
 You have a password to being accepted.  Whether you actually
 know, and understand, and believe what you're saying, is not the
 crucial thing, for them.  The crucial thing for them, is to be
 admired, or at least respected.  They don't care whether they
 know it's true or not.  If they think it's respectable, they're
 satisfied to recite the words.  Most people in religions,
 including the priesthoods, really don't know what the hell
 they're talking about, but they believe in reciting the words, to
 appear as if they did.  And then you look at the result.
         When you have a religious body which believes in Aristotle,
 it's not a Christian body!  It can't be!  Aristotle is the enemy
 of mankind.  And that's what you're facing here.  What's the
 purpose?  What's the morality, which can muster humanity --
         Let's look at this, only for a moment, from the standpoint
 of Purcellville:  What is the purpose of human life?  What is the
 purpose of {your} human life? Why are you not just an animal?
 Animals do not have any divine mission in life.  They just live.
 Creativity is something biologically born in them.  They react to
 it, to what they know in animal sense -- and unfortunately many
 human beings do the same thing.  They haven't learned to bark,
 yet, but they believe a lot.
         And that's our problem: There's no conception of principle.
 There's a conception of opportunity, of Liberalism, of pleasure
 and pain, not creativity. Creativity as such, {does not exist as
 a functional concept for them}.  They're faking it, buddy!
 They're faking it, hoping that if they believe it, they will feel
 comfortable.  They've taken the pill that makes them feel
 comfortable at night.  There's no real creativity.
         We know, especially from scientific work, more easily,
 because we do more of that, we know what the principles of the
 universe are.  Say, for example, what Cody did, and what he's
 about to do.  Cody did a study of life on Earth, on a series on
 how life on Earth developed.  Now, I said, "Well, let's  do that
 again.  But this time, let us look at this from the standpoint of
 species which are inherently doomed to become extinct, when their
 role in the universe has been superannuated."  They're not
 capable of changing themselves or their species function, to
 accommodate to the reality which has changed.  Therefore, they're
 outdated.  They're the model that no longer is sold.  Whereas
 real creativity, is what? Real creativity is an expression of the
 innate creative powers, of the human mind.  Those powers are
 defined, only, as the ability to {change} the destiny of
 humanity, without changing the nature of humanity.  And thus,
 those who make a creative contribution, a truly creative
 contribution, a consciously creative contribution, to the
 advancement of the power of the human species to exist, are the
 only people who are really {real}.  The others have not
 discovered how to become real.
         You find religious bodies, who profess to be the acme of
 opinion respecting these matters, of so-called spiritual matters.
 They don't know a damned thing!  They're faking it, just like
 sexual behaviors are when faked: "I believe this is going to be
 good.  I need it."  Boom!  Meaning?  None!  Just an experience,
 just something you need for the moment, like a pill, a pill that
 makes you feel good, then just makes you tired.  You get to sleep
 that way.
         Only humanity has a sense of a higher purpose, for anything
 that humanity is going to do, that the individual is going to
 participate in, and that is the advancement of the human species,
 to {be}, in effect,  {an immortal species}.  The individual
 member of the species may die, but the contribution which they
 contribute, in their role in the universe, is immortal.  And the
 intention, to an immortal purpose, an end, is the essence of what
 mankind requires as the motivation, to secure the future of
 humanity, in a higher form.
         So we go from a lower form, in which the human species is
 vulnerable, is fit only for extinction under the conditions which
 are developing now, into a higher form, in which the human
 species has increased its power in the universe, {as a means of
 expressing the human role in a higher form in the universe at
 large.}  It's the meaning of human life.  Only human life,
 insofar as we know life, in any part of the world -- we may
 discover a lot of things out there, like that, but we don't know
 them yet; we have no evidence they exist.
         But we do know about humanity, that humanity has an immortal
 mission, to develop our skills, our capabilities, so we go from a
 lower form of life, to a higher form of life, without any
 necessary other biological transformation.  Biological evolution
 is an irrelevant thing in this matter.  It's the increase of
 man's power.
         Now, we're given five senses so-called.  Most jerks believe
 in five senses.  They're only good for people who like to smell
 stinks; really, that doesn't amount to anything.  The purpose of
 life, is to be immortal, to be an immortal species, not
 necessarily you're going to live forever:  But you're going to do
 things which are functionally connected to the future of mankind,
 as well as to its past, and you're going to love that process,
 {as a sense of your conscious mission in being a human being.}
 You're going to try to improve society, and it's not just the
 idea of improving society, it's not an "ethical" conception.
 It's a conception, that if the human species, which has only been
 existing to our knowledge, within a few million years, against
 all the vast time lapsed we know of, in cataloguing living forms
 within this system, is going to change its effect.  Five senses
 don't mean much; they're just the El Cheapo thing for the kiddies
 who have just come into existence.
         What has to come into existence, is the understanding of
 what human creativity is.  Now, human creativity does not exist
 in mathematics, contrary to bad salesmen.  Creativity is a change
 in the state.  This why Riemann {banned} mathematics from serious
 efforts in science, in the last sentence, in the third section of
 his habilitation dissertation.  It's {creativity} in
 revolutionary overturns, which mathematics does not understand,
 to create categories, in a process which mathematics {can not}
 understand, intrinsically!  And one of the greatest dangers to
 humanity, among scientists, is an overdose of mathematics.
 Because mathematics does not encompass {the conscious, willful
 change in belief in principle, on which progress actually
 depends. No other species is able to consciously, willfully
 change its own nature,} in principle, but humanity.
         Now, our mission is, to accomplish that.  {Our mission,
 knowing that humanity is the only species of which we have
 knowledge, presently, which is actually creative, to keep that
 species alive, as being creative.}  Our contribution to that, the
 fact that what we have discovered, is embodied in the product
 that we create this way, is our {personal} immortality, and the
 only, so far as I know, the only form that's available to us.
 maybe there are such things as people who, individual persons,
 who might live for a very, very long time, longer than the
 mythical Methuselah -- which I'm not yet.  [laughter]  Some
 people may think I am.  I tell you, to this day, I confess, "I am
 not Methuselah!"  I'm less than 100 years old, right now.  Im
 about to reach 90, and 10 years beyond that... I'm not going to
 gamble on anything beyond that!
         It's what we have left behind, in a sense, {as a conscious
 act of a discovery of a universal principle, or principles,}
 which is the meaning of our lives: Such that, when we're dead, if
 we have contributed to that, we remain immortal, not as a living
 piece of flesh, but as someone who has a continuing role in the
 accumulated experience of the progress and development of
 humanity.
         Only with that conception of mankind, is mankind's
 potential, as developed as a potential, {in agreement with the
 immortality of our species.}  That has to be the motivation.
 That is a motivation, which in one form or other, is shared in
 particular by the people who met today, at the table.  And that
 commitment, to that principle, which we shared at the table
 today, is the proper commitment of this organization as a whole,
 as an integral body.
         {We are the prophets of eternal life}, not the life of the
 flesh, but the meaning of the life of human individual, who
 creates a contribution to this process, whether in science or any
 other thing:  Anything done, poetry, science, whatever!  Or a
 combination of them, is a thing that made the human species
 distinct from a mere beast, from the cattle and chickens we
 slaughter with impunity.  And if we're not that, why not
 slaughter us with impunity? We're no better than chickens or
 pigs, or things like that.
         The meaning of life is located in this: The creative process
 of development, by which the human species arrives, in
 particular, at the ability to avoid becoming eliminated by the
 great purge, which is promised to us in the present evolutionary
 track of the galaxy.
         And that's the way we must think.  {Because there's no other
 thing except fakery,} like fakery in bed, same thing, pure
 fakery!  Belief in something for a moment, and just to repeat it,
 hoping by repeating it, it'll all come back to you -- which it
 eventually does not.
         And that has to be the driver of this organization, the
 driver of the leadership of this organization, not all the usual
 crap.  And that's what's been lost, in the course of the
 devolution of the 20th century.  And you have people who are
 religious -- they're faking it!  They call themselves religious,
 they're faking it!  They don't believe, they have no actual
 belief, systemic belief in what they say they believe!  If you
 believe in Aristotle as a standard of theology, and you call
 yourself a "Christian" is a farce! Because it has no
 correspondence to reality!  Aristotle denies the existence of
 creativity!  Insists that the universe is running down,
 backwards!  That it was wound up, and like a clock, it's running
 down: That's Aristotle.  That's what people tend to believe.
         Reductionism, in the form of Liberalism.  Liberalism is the
 worst disease, worse than cancer, worst than a combination of
 cancer and incest, and whatever.  It's terrible!  It's a fakery!
 It's a fakery which allows humanity to become corrupted: They
 have no protection, by a conception of creativity.  They have no
 criteria, no {moral criteria}, that's really reliable.  They may
 have a belief, which they use to the effect as if it were moral.
 But they don't really have an understanding of a distinct idea
 which corresponds to that.  They {wish} to believe!  A typical
 religious person, {wishes} to believe what they don't know.
         We're a tiny group of people, probably all there is on this
 planet, which, as I stand here before you today, is probably the
 only place on this planet where there's a real conception of
 this, that I've just indicated.  And {nothing} must interfere
 with this.  This is the meaning of our existence as an
 organization.  Whatever else is going on there, in our
 organization, {that's the meaning!}  If that meaning is not
 there, if that understanding is not there, if the usual {crap} is
 believed, the usual cheap excuses and explanations are believed,
 {you have nothing!}  And we're about to face a condition in this
 Solar System and beyond, in which that point will be
 demonstrated.
         This is what Cody's going to do in this second review of
 the history of life, is to get looking at the evidence from that
 standpoint: To shame mankind, into abandoning the {crap} they
 believe in!  And to believe in the immortality of the human
 personality, {even when dead, if} they have contributed
 something, which is a permanent change for improvement, in the
 life of humanity.  We don't have to know what the end result is
 going to be: We're not that powerful or knowledgeable, certainly
 not yet.  But we do know there's a purpose here.  We do
 understand the nature of that purpose, or should.  That's what we
 can know.
         Now, this came up, a week ago, in an event which occurred,
 on Monday.  We saw a moral change in the character of the
 organization, at least those seated there, on that occasion, a
 week ago, Monday, hmm?  That was good.  That was {real}.  There
 was an outburst of lovingness toward one another, which I've not
 seen elsewhere in this organization earlier.  Hmm?  The question
 of the woman question became actually the crucial issue, became
 the test of the validity of what we were discussing.
         You had the rejoicing of people as the meeting ended, for
 having had that experience. We saw the benefits of that, of those
 who had gone through that, on that occasion.  That's where we
 are!  That's what we can know, now.  I can't improve much on
 that.  It's about as much as I know.  I could go on, and
 expatiate, you know, various versions and interpretations of
 this, but what I've just said here, is all that I really know,
 which could be amplified in expression; but it remains, it comes
 down to the same thing:  {I do not know where we're going to end
 up!}  I do know, we're going to end up in Hell, of some kind, the
 extermination of our species, unless we change our ways!
         I do know we have the capabilities of human species, as no
 other known species, known to us, of doing this, and
 accomplishing this.  We know that we must be patient in
 discovering what may lie beyond that.  But we're going to
 preserve the existence of the human species.  And let those who
 come after us, discover what that purpose means, in practical
 terms.
         We have to enjoy the sense of the ride, even if you don't
 know the destination.  Hmm?  That's what must change about this
 organization, the recognition of {this}.  This is the best thing
 we know!  There's lots we don't know:  {We know this is true, or
 can know that this is true,} when we can not be sure about other
 things.  And if we can not give you final answers to where the
 universe is going to end up, we don't have that power, we do
 have the power to do what we should be doing {now!}  And for
 generations to come, and to understand the past, its
 accomplishments and its failures, from that standpoint.
         And Cody is going to provide another treatment of the
 subject he already treated, from a better informed way, and going
 to produce the empirical demonstration of what I've just set out
 before you, in terms of the animal kingdom, and man's place in
 the animal kingdom -- among the fruits and vegetables, as well!
         So that's where we stand, and that's the meaning.  We
 discussed this specifically around the table, this morning.  I
 wanted the discussion to be limited, in a sense, to a focus in
 this direction, because I thought it was the only useful thing we
 could do.  And if we brought in other considerations, we'd spoil
 the whole thing!  Because there has to be an understanding {of
 principle}, not of interpretations of this or that.
         Because, our existence, we're going into the greatest fight
 that mankind has ever entered, to save humanity from the greatest
 menace to humanity, most credible, that now threatens mankind.
 Other agendas, "Well, let's  talk about this.  Let's talk about
 ...." {forget it!!}  If you haven't settled this question, you're
 not going to solve anything.  It's a question you have to settle
 in yourself:  What's your purpose in living?  What's your purpose
 in terms of your descendants?  What's it mean?  How can you
 justify your existence?  Why should you exist at all?  From the
 standpoint of the universe?  Why does the universe need you?
 What're you good for?  What do you represent for humanity in
 general, are you just a thing?  Playing a game, like a game
 onstage, or a toy, being wound up and unleashed, to move?
         Shouldn't you base the devotion of the meaning of your
 entire life, on {something worth more than that kind of foolish
 nonsense?}
         Well, that's what's kept me going, for a long time.  And
 I've seen all the alternatives to that, and they're miserable
 failures.  This understanding of humanity, that the human race,
 is an implicitly immortal species, as no other species we know
 has been.  That's as much as we really know, and it all boils
 down to all the end products:  So why not live to fulfill that
 purpose, in confidence that, since it's the right purpose to turn
 to, now, what ultimately must happen, will coincide with the
 outcome of that.
         And, mankind will become wiser.  And what I was saying
 today, is as simpleminded as that as of a child, when that future
 comes, if it actually is permitted to come!  And no lesser
 motive, is adequate to deal with the crisis which menaces
 humanity, right now.
         And that's what this change in the organization, of this
 organization, means.
         Most of you, with our background, know this, in your own
 way.  We have the knowledge, which indicates the nature of
 mankind is potentially an immortal species.  We know, that
 certain goals of the individual, attempted goals of the
 individual, which qualify as the struggle for the immortality of
 the human species.  And for the human species' enjoyment, or even
 rejoicing, about the fact that the human species {has} this
 quality, that we've recognized!  We have a sense of participation
 in it!  This is our happiness: This is the best we can be assured
 of.  So, if we don't seize on that, we're nothing!  We have no
 power, we have no right to joy: We have not earned it.
         And the organization, at this point, we're at a point where
 the entire civilization is on the crack of doom, at least to a
 degree that anyone would imagine what the crack of doom looks
 like.
         And that is the standard!  Not the usual bullshit thing, you
 get from the Boomers!  They have no such conception, at least as
 a generation, they don't have it.  It's only exceptionals among
 us, who have that kind of yearning, and passion, as I do.  Hmm?
 That's what the change is all about.
         Jeff is taking care of the burial of the dead, of the
 mentally, politically dead.  That's his department.  I've just
 spoken of my department.  Of this young lady, she knows about
 this department, represents part of the whole picture.  We have
 our favorite wild man, who has just returned from Paris, which
 expresses his limited affinity for Parisites.  [laughter]  Unless
 they're edible, and I think he would try out almost anything,
 said to be edible!  Not, Oedipal, mind you!  Edible.
         Okay.  So that's where we are.  And now, I think, having
 said, as much as I have said, now, it is sufficient, to open the
 gates, for especially those others, of those assembled, today, at
 the luncheon table, and the rest of you.  So I would leave it
 chiefly to them -- I recommend, initially, chiefly to them, to
 continue the report, on what we did today, and then turn it over
 to you, to confess your sins!  [laughter]

                          - DIALOGUE -

         ALICIA: Well, I can say... you go ahead.  We missed you!
         SKY: Okay, good.  I'm sort of getting to travel around to
 some of these offices, and then off the discussion we had today,
 it became reinforced, that it {does} have to be clear that what
 we run on as a movement, is a real --
         LYN:  Good, better.  Stand up for your own ideas! [laughter]
         SKY: Okay, great.
         MALE: So we can see your tie.
         SKY:  That having a deliberative process on the highest
 ideas, which often doesn't happen -- I mean, there's a way to
 have, when we have meetings, and instead of having a discussion
 on the actual concepts that drive humanity forward, you either
 not meet, not discuss, or you do this thing where you have a
 discussion on something that's simply logistics, which that's
 designed to prevent any actual discussion.  And it's designed to
 make sure that the mind of the individual function is a black
 box.
         It's what everybody in the population has been trained to
 look for in the last several decades.  If you want a job, the
 definition of your successful job, is a job where you don't have
 to do any actual thinking; that you have a set of rules you're
 supposed to follow, you can follow those well, and then, that's
 where you can say, "I'm being good, I'm being responsible";
 meanwhile, most of the rest of your mind is occupied doing
 something else entirely.
         But doing what we do, it requires that you actually have
 your entire mind engaged in hypothesizing.  So, take, for
 example, the whole thing that we've got on the quote/unquote
 "scientific work," internalizing that, and then, each day,
 figuring out, in a creative way, how you give that the kind of
 strategic edge that it needs.  And that's something we can
 enforce, but there's no set of rules that's going to be able to
 enforce.
         The only thing you can do, is {demand} that people are going
 to be creative, and I thought it was good, that today, we came to
 a real conclusion that that's got to be the basis for all policy
 discussions.  And that is, I do think, the one thing we've gotten
 successful with the Basement discussion and with the Staff
 Briefing discussion, 'cause it is a daily process of
 deliberation, that requires hypothesizing.  It requires you to
 actually think creative. It's not something where you've got to
 successfully reiterate the line that you've been given:  you've
 actually got to take what you know to be true in principle and
 then figure out how to reenact that, that day.  And there's no
 room to hide there.
         And we should make -- given the period that we're in right
 now, I think that it's of extreme importance that we figure out
 how to make sure that that becomes the character of how we work.
 That you've got to take the most profound concepts, and I think
 what you addressed today, that that's {the} most profound one,
 the question of what's the character of the human species, that
 gives you the rigorous scientific definition of the immortality
 of the human species, and thereby the immortality of the human
 individual?  And that's not just something you take as a matter
 of belief.  That's not something you just come to a correct
 conclusion on, and then we all have the right line, which
 sometimes happens -- everybody's -- well, of course, I agree!  I
 agree that the human individual's immortal, and I say that all
 the time. But, if it's a scientific principle, you can make
 further discoveries on that point, on a day to day basis, and
 that should be our discussion.
         Today that came up as the central point, and that will
 obviously be a continuing theme.
         LYN:  Good.

         ALICIA:  And that's -- if you look at how we're deployed
 operationally, that would be the only thing, that discussion,
 that commitment to that, making further discoveries on what we
 are as a species, and making that a commonplace discussion, not
 just among the population, but it did come up today, but also
 among ourselves; sort of go there with that, and then bring that
 into a common discussion among the population, which has largely
 been sealed up, off limits, corrupted, made fun of, whatever you
 want to do; but we bring that back into, really, like a household
 discussion.
         And it's a particular challenge among our generation, and
 one of the things that came up, that we, particularly as a youth
 movement, or as an organization generally, have to be conscious
 of, is fighting at every step -- fighting the pessimism against
 making that realization, and against living that kind of life,
 making it conscious that it's going to be a fight.  And there're
 going to be all kinds of excuses made, why we can't live a life
 with that full goal of realizing that, and literally, small as we
 are, bringing mankind into a higher state of existence.
         And just making it conscious, being ready for the assault of
 pessimism, or excuses, or whatever they're going to be, and say,
 "well, we're just not going to accept that.  These are our
 circumstances, let's go for it.  Let's go to the higher level."
 And then, there's all of your policies.
         I saw Cody the other night, and we were just talking about
 the project that he's now deployed on, just taking a second shot,
 and really driving this point home.  That would be the only way
 you could go after the Empire, on any of their assaults, any of
 the battles that they're waging, including environmentalism:  Is,
 if you force someone into a discussion, no matter who they are,
 about what mankind is as a species, you have to solidify in their
 own mind, they have to make a decision what kind of species they
 want to be a part of.
         And then, from there, you take a  look at anything else from
 that vantage point, and you {really have} -- you really have a
 revolution on your hands.  So that, combined with what we're
 doing, and the changes that we're going to be going through as a
 movement, that's never going to get old!  That discussion's never
 going to old.  That we're only going to be able to clarify that
 in the minds of people.
         And that's a high standard, that's setting a high standard
 for ourselves.  And I don't know what other ideas are out there
 that would recruit people, other than that.
         LYN:  I think there are none.  [laughter]
         ALICIA:  Think that's it.
         LYN: None that are durable, none that have sustainable
 durability.

         JEFF:  Yeah, let me add some things.  I mean, what we
 discussed at the very beginning of the meeting, is the fact that
 this issue of the full integration of the organization, is really
 what's critical at this point, and Lyn made the point, right up
 front, that there's an enormous amount of slop.  And to the
 extent that the slop continues, we're not going to be able to
 succeed in fulfilling this moment of critical opportunity, and
 moment of real, total crisis for humanity.
         We have a degree of a certain formal rigor, in the work
 that's going on in the Basement, and that's got to be brought
 more and more into the way that the Purcellville operation
 functions.  A lot of the sort of anarchist slop which goes on
 there is going to have to be resolved, and the world in the
 Basement being brought into what's presented in Purcellville,
 from the standpoint  that the scientific questions are the most
 fundamental questions that have to be posed to general
 population, is key.
         And at the same time, the big shortfall,  in terms of the
 work of the Boomer organization, is the tendency to not look at
 what's coming out of Purcellville, as the basis for the
 organizing, and there's still an enormous tendency among a lot of
 people, especially in the regions, to look for lower common
 denominator points of agreement, and points of access to the
 population.
         So the upgrading of Purcellville through great input from
 the Basement, a more disciplined, and functioning operation
 there, and a fight to ensure that that's standpoint from which
 the overall organizing as a whole goes on, that's the real
 challenge of integration and doing it at a higher level for the
 performance of the organization as a whole.  We've essentially
 got an integrated editorial process and a storyboard that derives
 what we want to be doing in Purcellville, and also defines the
 work that we're going to be doing in EIR.  And those things are
 really crucial.
         And you know, Lyn emphasized at one point, you know, within
 the organization we've got very good people, but, face it, the
 Boomer generation never had the experience of the discipline of
 fighting a war and coming away from that, as that as the
 character of a generation.  That's also the case with the younger
 generation, but there's more of a sense of commitment, less of
 the burden of the existentialism, that became the dominant
 ideology of the Boomers.
         And we've got to make the work, overall, more productive.
 The Boomers have to operate from a higher standpoint, so that we
 accomplish more in fewer hours, by basically the upgrading and
 use of the website, as the driving force in terms of our whole
 intervention.  And that our job is to create the popular mood,
 and not to respond to it, and attempt to accommodate to it.
 Because frankly, most of the most critical developments on any
 given day, and over a period of time, are things that are
 absolutely {not} covered in any of the media, but are things that
 we're generating, in the activity that is explicitly being
 covered up.
         You know, there's an impulse, in the population, to respond
 when the issues of science, and we've got to basically take a
 complete, effective, polemical, and derisive campaign, against
 all of these idiocies that have become dominant parts of the
 culture, whether it's solar energy, or windmills or any of this
 stuff, these are issues that the population are going to  respond
 to.
         We've also got a situation -- we were discussing this
 briefly -- that, I think there's been a kind of a phase-shift, in
 the last week, that we saw, in terms of both the political
 dynamics around the country, and even in Washington, where
 several things happened that were so shocking in their
 implications: from Obama, basically, announcing that Social
 Security, and Medicare, and Medicaid, are going to be thrown
 under the bus; and then, Bernanke coming out, and announcing that
 everything he'd said in the last three months, about "no more
 quantitative easing," was a complete lie.
         This caused a certain shock effect.  And what you've got
 starting to emerge, is an impulse among people in both the
 Democratic and Republican Parties, to break.  And that what we've
 got to create, is a patriotic network of people who will see the
 crisis, and see the need to put partisan politics completely
 aside, and respond to a higher calling which we're defining.  And
 this is really an essential issue, in terms of what we've got to
 do.
         We've got a number of particular flanks that we're going to
 take up: On the Obama question, knowing that the guy is a total
 narcissist and is completely fixated on everything that Lyn says
 or does about him.  He's in a sort of psychological trap on that
 basis.  And one of the things that we'll be producing over the
 next couple of days, is a direct hit on both him, and this whole
 Anglo-Saudi apparatus:  Obama, during his 2008 campaign, had
 promised the 9/11 families that he would release the 28 pages
 that had been classified by Bush that really revealed the whole
 Saudi/Al Yamamah angle on the 9/11 attacks.  We're now about two
 months away from the 10th anniversary -- there's going to be an
 enormous spotlight on this.  And we're going to hang Obama, Bush
 Jr., and Bush Sr., on this issue, and push the idea that this is
 one thing that's got to happen immediately:  We want this
 material out, declassified, and the full implications brought out
 into the public.  And that's going to drive Obama completely
 nuts.
         But I think the overarching point, is this question of a
 certain discipline for the organization as a whole, towards this
 question of integration of the capabilities, so that we're
 deploying with a certain unified effect, that's on the basis of
 the highest scientific ideas.

         SKY:  Would you say that that was good, that we're not a
 religious organization, but, what Cody's going to have in his
 video, what the discussion is -- the way we've shaped the
 discussion so far on the scientific questions, is it will and
 should have that effect on the population.  And as such, it
 should be a pervasive thing, in everything that we do; and it's
 got to be conscious.  It's got to be from the standpoint that
 this is the change we want to make, and that every time we deploy
 with this sense, did we have the effect we intended to have, on
 that front?
         LYN:  Absolutely.  That's absolutely the case.  There's no
 alternative.
         You know, the one thing I would add on this thing, we have
 to realize that there are some very special operations against
 this organization, from the Obama Administration directly.  The
 Obama Administration currently, has the largest dirty-tricks
 capability in the government, against us:  This man reads
 everything I write.  Generally has a report on everything that we
 write, on everything that we do.
         And in the organization, there's a certain ignorance about
 the capabilities of a government operation against us, in terms
 of brainwashing of our own members in ways they don't even know
 what would occur.  They suddenly find themselves believing in
 foolish things, and they don't know where they came from, but
 they believe that they have to believe them!  It's the greatest
 danger to us, directly, from the Obama Administration:  You've
 got to understand the kinds of brainwashing capabilities,
 electronic and otherwise, they have, for turning human minds into
 garbage.
         And only if you understand that, and are prepared to
 recognize it can exist, and {does} actually exist, that you're
 able to defend yourself.  If you believe everything that you've
 been induced to believe is true,  you're finished!  That's the
 intent of the Obama Administration, and that is the psychological
 capabilities, of the U.S. government operations!  And we are now,
 currently, the subject of those capabilities which are deployed
 in service of Obama!  We have to expect, attempted mass
 brainwashing, of our members, who will not even know they were
 brainwashed.  And only if you're honest about this stuff, will
 you be able to avoid it.
         And it's has actually happened!  It has actually {happened}
 to us!  And I have solid proof of it.  It's one of the biggest
 problems we have.
         People induced to believe, heartily, in something that never
 happened, and not to believe, really, in something what did
 happen!  And that's a capability of government agencies, deployed
 by the Obama Administration against us.  And the unwillingness of
 people to recognize that that could happen to them, or could
 {have} happened to them, is their weakness: it's the greatest
 internal threat to our organization.
         It's easy to prove it; I've investigated it and proved it.
 But the victims, of course, don't want to believe it, have a
 strong emotional reaction against it, and the strong emotional
 reaction against it, the irrational character of the strong
 emotion, demonstrates the victim.

         ALICIA:  I think these are the things we have to keep in
 mind, in the product that we produce, in the organizing that
 we're doing --
         LYN:  Exactly!  Go ahead --
         ALICIA:  You're actually working, because it's this question
 of two audiences:  yes, you basically want to make a direct hit
 at the Obama Administration and the people controlling them, so
 that they know that we know, that we're onto them.  But also, if
 you're approaching the population with the highest conception of
 what they are as a species, despite their culture, and despite
 what they think they believe, and you say, "Look how these other
 people are acting."  You sort of shame them, you say, "Are you
 going to accept this behavior?  These people are playing dirty
 games on an organization that's trying to challenge the species
 to be better than what they are."  And you can only do that,
 uniquely, if people take up the question of species and what our
 real capabilities are, despite what other people want to believe,
 then you have a leverage that the enemy isn't counting on, and
 that is really a very unique power, an incredibly unique power,
 which I think we can explore in a number of different ways.
         Because, we do have to shame the people in power, shame them
 into what they're allowing -- you know, I was thinking about this
 with what Jeff and a couple of us would do on the 10th
 anniversary of 9/11:  I mean, it's shameful what they're doing!
 And it's not a guilt trip -- that's something different.  But if
 you know what mankind is, and allowing this kind of behavior to
 run whole governments?  It's absurd!  I mean, we have that as a
 leverage.
         LYN:  It's easy to detect this kind of thing:  But the
 detection is very elementary.  The question is, what change in
 your goals is effected by this?  In other words, you need a test
 of reality:  a person is on an island, something has happened on
 the island while they slept.  They woke up in the morning with a
 different identity, in some respect.  How do you know what's
 true?  Because they will deny things that are true:  "I believe
 this!  I believe this!" That's what the brainwashing does:
 Induces the victim to solidly believe in what they've been
 brainwashed into believing. The test is, what's the outcome, of
 believing it?  That's the proof.  The outcome, the changed
 outcome, of believing, which is the result of the experience;
 which can happen overnight, to people while they sleep.  And they
 will strongly believe something, in and of itself, without
 considering the antecedents and the consequence, to know that
 something by night took them over --  like Dracula.  And they
 believe the nonsense they've been brainwashed into believe, even
 while they slept, by relevant means, electronic means.  If you
 don't have the brains to recognize that, then they got you!
         And you should know this is a danger, because it's the
 capability of this government, which now owns agencies which have
 this capability. And your denial of this case, your denial that
 this could have happened to you, and fierce denial, almost
 obsessive denial, that it could have happened to you,
 demonstrates you're a victim.  Which is a security problem, isn't
 it?
         And then, some people will just have to go back and study,
 what some of these capabilities are, they'll understand how
 easily it's done. Then they'll come to their senses, once they
 recognize it.  And once they come to their senses, then they're
 inoculated.  As long as they cling to these illusions, then
 they're intoxicated by them.
         Look, the Obama Administration, is to our knowledge, from
 the highest quality of authorities in the United States
 government and its circles, has picked me, personally, as the
 greatest danger, to the Obama Administration, as their choice of
 fear: They have deployed the highest level, of operations of this
 type, against us, which is trying to attack my friends, as a way
 of attacking me.  And some of my friends have been suckered into
 it.  And the proof is objective, and it's clear.  But as long as
 they believe this stuff, they reject even looking at the proof,
 refuse to discuss it, refuse to consider the evidence; refuse to
 recognize the change in their personality, which has been
 induced.
         You have to develop a certain kind of strength, a critical
 strength, to resist this kind of thing, not to give in to it.
 Because if you give in to it, you lose your own personality; you
 no longer are the person you were the day before.  If you don't
 reference your beliefs of the day before, how will you know, that
 your beliefs have been changed? Your attitudes, your social
 attitudes toward people will have changed.; you won't be able to
 explain why, you will just accept it.  You won't look at it, you
 won't look at any evidence which will contradict what you've been
 induced to believe, unless you take those qualitative --
         I'm used to this sort of thing, and understand it.  Because
 I understand that what most people believe, in society,  -- what
 most people believe in society, does not equip them to cope with
 this.  They are nave in the sense of approaching
 sense-certainty.  What they experience as believe, they believe
 is proof of what they experience.  And so, with someone like
 Barbara standing outside the immediate inside the immediate
 inside of the operation, where the targeting is, was the most
 likely to respond, to recognize there's been a change in the
 personality of some of our members.  And she did!  Only one
 aspect of it.  And she just happened to mention it to me.  I
 hadn't asked her about it, but she happened to mentioned it to
 me, and identified it right away.
         The evidence is simple, and conclusive.  It happened.  It
 probably is a factor in some of the problems we have in
 Purcellville, in particular.  Because it didn't affect the
 science people.  It affected, chiefly, Purcellville.  In ...
 [audio break] targetted operation.
         Take one of the last meetings I had, from Germany, to
 Purcellville, on a Weekly Report, and you find the change
 occurred there.  And affected chiefly, only the Purcellville
 organization, which is typical of an electronic operation.
         It's not the matter of this incident, it's the matter of the
 fact, that's what we're up against.  And you have to think in
 terms of constantly checking the reality of your own mind.  See
 Barbara recognized it.  Other people who were in that vicinity,
 that day, were the ones who were affected.  And people didn't
 check what the change in their belief was.  You always have the
 ability to do that.  You always have the ability to look back,
 look back at your experience, examine your own behavior as if
 from a distance; as if you were investigating a subject, and
 trying to find out what happened to the subject.  So now, you
 take yourself as the subject, and you think about what you known
 about yourself: Read some things, that you've written, some of
 the things you've recorded, and look at them.  Say, "Wait a
 minute!  This ain't me!"  Once you understand that, you're free:
 because this has limited capability.  After all, there is
 reality, there are the means by which human beings can test their
 own ideas.  And just think back, when you experienced a change in
 your personality, think about it: Put a date in it, compare the
 date you had this experience, with what you came to believe
 differently.  And say, "Why did I change my belief?"  Even belief
 in objects -- in other words, even objects you had seen, you will
 deny!  And you will substitute other objects in their place.
 That's the specific capability you have to look for.
         See, if you check yourself, if you audit yourself in your
 own mind, and you have references,  -- you know, pick up  the
 letter you wrote, or the letter you received two days ago, or
 three days ago; and you compare what you believe today, with that
 letter!  "Hey! I'm a different person than I was, then.  I
 reacted differently.  Why?  What happened to me?"  It's like
 experiencing a nightmare, the same sense, in which people give in
 to the nightmare.
         There are many incidences, apart from the actual
 brainwashing efforts in which this does occur.  Sometimes people
 have dreams, the dreams will become terrifying, hmm? And they
 wake up after a nightmare, and trying to find what is reality?
 And they go through their own records, their own experiences,
 their customs, everything about it, just to recall the experience
 of what you had known before. And then, contrast what you had
 known before, with what suddenly you believe -- "how did this
 happen?  What happened that I changed my belief on this thing?"
 Once you become critical, of yourself, you can't be suckered.
         If you're not critical of yourself, because the compulsion
 is to believe, the conditioning impulse is to believe -- belief,
 per se;, not belief in evidence, but belief per se.  And that was
 done on us.  Gradually, more and more people have come out of the
 ether.  Some have not, because they bought it!  They bought the
 story.  With some, it just went away, it just changed and went
 away, it evaporated, like dew in the sunshine. With some, it
 became adopted, as a belief, and became a part of their actual
 belief structure.
         That's how it works.  When you're up against an enemy like
 this, with those capabilities, at his command, you have to expect
 this!  What're you going to do, go hide?
         Have fun!  I mean it!  The best way to resist this crap, is
 to have fun!  Don't get somber and self-inflictive:  Have fun!
 Life is fun!  Good fun! The imagination, and exploring the
 imagination is good fun.  Be like Jason, who works on the basis
 of the fun side of life, whenever possible.  I don't care what it
 is, whether it's cooking or whatever, he's looking for the fun
 side of life! And he has powers of insight, which he often
 denies, when he wants to feel sad.  And I laugh at him then, he
 looks at me laughing at him, and he laughs, too!  [laughter]
 That's healthy mental life!
         And you all know it.  You all know what happy mental life is
 in our organization.  It generally comes down to laughter of some
 form.  Because when you get {somberrrr rrrr!},  then you are a
 lost soul, clinging to the last floating board, from a shipwreck!
         FEMALE: The last dollar bill!  [laughter]
         BARBARA:  Or chasing after the last dollar bill!

         WILL W:  I'm reminded of a statement that Nicholas of Cusa
 made, which is that -- he said that, "The face is the messenger
 of the heart."  So, if your face is expressing that, having fun
 and love, then that's actually contagious and can actually win
 other people over.  And I'm reminded, it was about a decade ago,
 I had a discussion with you, this was, I think around the time of
 -- it would have been the 600th anniversary of Cusa's birth, and
 around that time, you suggested that I review a book by Cardinal
 Thuan.
 [http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2001/2807_redemption.html] And
 also you recommended the movie on John XXIII, with Ed Asner.
         LYN:  Oh yeah, that's great, isn't it?
         WILL: Yeah.  Now, I looked around, and couldn't find it, and
 recently people have found it, and I had an opportunity to view
 it.  So what I wanted to raise is the following, in light of your
 discussion of religion and immortality: which is that, I mean, we
 have this problem in the Congress as well as the problem within
 our own ranks and within the population: Which is, in the
 Congress, here you have this total crisis, which Glass-Steagall
 can uniquely address, and yet people go to lesser issues.  Or
 they avoid waging the fight which somebody like Bobby Kennedy
 would have waged, and just come out saying, "this is the
 solution, forget this charade about the debt ceiling.
 Glass-Steagall will solve this." And actually fight to get that
 through.  Or Martin Luther King would, because it's a question of
 a  movement.  But that comes from the sense, obviously, of
 immortality.  Which is lacking, when people go to these lesser
 issues, and so forth.
         And the thing about, the John XXIII movie, which impressed
 me, was that John XXIII was, as you said, the Catholic Church is
 totally ensconced in Aristotle. And what was he up against?  He,
 like Cusa earlier, when he tried to reform the Catholic Church,
 back in the 1400, was up against a Curia, which was absolutely
 opposed to him, based on tradition, based on Aristotle.  And here
 you have, John XXIII, who saw himself as basically a priest of
 the poor, was elected Pope, and then, as portrayed in this movie,
 at least, he basically said, "Well, there had to be a reason that
 I was elected.  I actually have to carry out a mission."  And so,
 from the standpoint of what he was going to do with his life, he
 actually fought this entire bureaucracy.
         And you know, you look at Cardinal Thuan, the thing that
 impressed me about him: This is a Vietnamese cardinal who was in
 prison for certainly well over a decade, and he had none of the
 external trappings.  When you're a prisoner you don't have the
 external trappings, and yet, he found the strength within
 himself, which allowed him to act on the world.  And one of the
 things he said in that book, which was really interesting, was
 that he said, "Basically, the task is not to be, in terms of the
 church, not to be an administrator, but to be a father." And what
 he was trying to get across, obviously, was the idea, it's not
 the routine, it's not  -- maybe there has to be administration,
 but that's not the purpose, it's what your mission is, what
 you're giving to other people which is the crucial thing.  And he
 actually makes the point, which is similar to what Cusa made
 about the "face is the messenger of the heart"; which is that if
 you look at John XXIII, or Mother Theresa, it's the love, and the
 main transmission, is in their face.
         Now, the point is, that with the exception of Cusa, it's not
 clear that any of these people have the same fully self-conscious
 sense of mission, that we have, as a result of the scientific
 work, which you have fostered, and the Basement is developing.
 And I think that obviously is our strength, as you've said, in
 this situation, to make the breakthroughs that we have to right
 now.  But it's basically, it's this sense of immortality, which
 allows you to break with the routine and the tradition, and the
 bureaucracy which is the crucial thing, in terms of  -- it seemed
 to me what has to be really thought through in each person's
 case, as to what they're going to do.
         LYN:  Yeah.  I should answer that, because I think you could
 say more on it, so I'll just say it, and make it simple.  What's
 the proof of immortality?  Immortality does not exist as a
 self-contained entity, it's a recognition that the creative
 powers of human reason, enable mankind to survive conditions,
 which mankind could not otherwise survive.
         We understand, what is not understood in general, in
 society:  People do not believe in efficient universal
 principles. There's where the problem lies.  If you don't believe
 in efficient universal principles, isn't your idea of immortality
 simply a fantasy?  Now, it may be a fantasy, provoked by
 something in you, which recognized something you are incompetent
 to prove.  You wish to believe it, that's like most religious
 belief in immortality, is based on that.  Belief in something you
 are induced to believe, which you can't prove.
         My advantage is, I can prove it.  Hmm?  It's that simple.
 Most anyone could, if they wished to, and worked at it, they
 could!  Most of our people who are involved in the Basement work,
 today, on the concept of creativity, can prove it!  If they want
 to, if they wish to.  There are other people I know in this
 organization, some of which I'm looking at, almost now, hmm? who
 also have the ability in their own means, by their own devotion,
 to prove it, from terms of a devotion.  So you can sense
 immortality, by sense of a devotion which causes you to focus
 your attention, on the relevant evidence. So, it's not blind
 devotion, it's inspired devotion, inspired to look at the
 relevant evidence, hmm?
         So now, when we have the conception of that evidence, we
 understand mankind as what we mean by an immortal species.  Not
 that we live for an indefinite period; I don't expect to live
 beyond 10 years more.  I may do it, but I don't expect it, hmm?
 But I know what that means!  It  means that if we're zealous
 about contributing to humanity,  and to the improvements which
 are required for humanity's continued existence; and we
 understand the history of society, and of people who have made
 this discovery in their own way, the same way, knowing that it is
 the {future} of humanity, relative to your existence, which is
 the proof of immortality.  Hmm?  Once you know that, it's fact!
 You've proven it, scientifically proven it!
         The argument is made  in a more complicated language, by
 Cusa, in his  {De Docta Ignorantia}, precisely made that way.
 And the best theologians, like him, understood that! And they
 understood it from a rigorous scientific standpoint!  As a matter
 of fact, the rigorous scientific standpoint was developed from
 precisely that basis, as opposed to some pagan basis.  The fact
 is, you have to commit yourself, to {face the fact, the fact of
 immortality as I have described it here, today! That fact, not
 some other fact: That fact, is true!}  Once you understand that's
 true, you are liberated!
         And because, knowing that your actual immortality, as such,
 is a result of your accomplishment of something in principle,
 which improves the future, you are an agent of the
 coming-into-being of the future. You experience that with some
 change in your own development and behavior. It becomes the means
 of understanding that you {are} immortal, not in the sense of
 living forever, but knowing that the {way} in which you live, is
 devoted to a very large degree, to bringing upon {us} those kinds
 of changes which are expressed, as the very real immortality of
 mankind, which is found  in terms of what we're able to do, to
 defend humanity today, under present conditions, and what we're
 able to do with scientific and related progress, to meet the
 challenge of conditions which we have not yet previously been
 informed to do.  It's that simple.
         So if you accept the simple evidence, which may not be
 complete evidence, it opens your mind, to the ability to discover
 more evidence, and to become feeling stronger, in dealing with
 the vicissitudes of life, precisely for that reason.  The
 stronger you are, in understanding your devotion to the future,
 as set within your devotion to the future, the future outcome for
 mankind, you become a more powerful person: Because you
 understand that it is in principles that are going to be
 developed in the future, that you commit your identity.
         For example, like Max Planck or Einstein, hmm?  Their
 devotion to the future! And Einstein is very conspicuous; it's
 also conspicuous, if you know Max Planck.  And also in Cusa and
 everything that followed from Cusa.  It's in Leibniz, it's in
 Riemann, all these qualities.  Once you become familiar with
 them, confident, once you understand what a universal principle
 is, even from a standpoint of physics, you now are capable of
 having an orderly, rational understanding, of what the principle
 is.
         And your devotion is to yourself, also.  You want to live
 longer, as I have wished to live longer, not because I wish to
 live longer as a state of luxury, but as a meaningful condition
 for me to do more!  I know a lot more than most people do!  I'm
 determined that they shall share this knowledge, because when I'm
 dead, they can't share my knowledge if I haven't given it to
 them!  Yeah?  [laughter] So therefore, my devotion is, to
 imparting to people I think are important, for the future,
 imparting to them, to the degree I can, this kind of knowledge,
 this kind of certainty, of beauty and life.
         So the passion of life, and science, are one and the same
 thing: And they're different. They have a different form of
 expression, but they're the same thing.  When you think like
 that, now you're thinking like a human being.  And until you
 think like that, you don't have a confident belief in what a
 human being is.
         That's why people associate this inspiration with the idea
 of death:  Death among their friends, and so forth.  You say,
 "We've lost the friend, they're gone! We can't bring them back!
 But what we can bring back is the future, which they, whether
 understanding or not, were working to make possible:  And that,
 you can understand, if you want to!
 That's how you deal with the recalcitrants in Philadelphia, for
 example.  They're too practical, for their own good!  Their
 imagination is defective, they're too much occupied with seizing
 the good of the present moment!  Not enough joy about what they
 can anticipate {could be} achieved!  I don't want to be satisfied
 with what I have!  I want to be satisfied with seeing a better
 future!  I'm tired of this old world, I want to see a new, fresh
 version!  And to me, that partakes of immortality -- not
 necessarily for me, but probably for an outcome of me!  Hmm? And
 that's good, that's happiness.  I don't know of any other kind of
 happiness I would trust. Just that.

         NANCY:  I think the other side of this, Lyn, is the concept
 that you put forward before, of the simultaneity of eternity,
 because you're not just talking about the future, we're talking
 about universal principles which have informed the minds of the
 greatest.  And if you have, and I think that's one of the
 greatest strengths of the Basement, because they're constantly in
 communion, as it were, with the minds of Vernadsky, with minds
 who grappled and developed those scientific, universal things.
         LYN:  I would tell you, Nancy, that from what I know of our
 Basement, it's not that simple, on the individual basis.  What it
 is, is the fact that people inspire one another, and they
 transmit among one another, the experience of discovery.  And
 it's the social process of participation, in creativity, which is
 what inspires people in the Basement.
         When a Basement meeting occurs, when I observe, when I'm
 there, what I see is, different people, in the meeting, at each
 point will present the driving thing that makes people happy, in
 that meeting.  But it's the fact that the whole group is devoted,
 by custom, to getting that {kind} of result, out of a discussion
 of any scientific subject, or related subject, which leads to
 somebody in the group, often coming up with an emphasis on a
 principle, which is the discovery!
         So it's {social}, it's not just individual: It's social.
 And it's the role of the individual in that {social} process,
 which is crucial.  Not the isolated individual ideal Robinson
 Crusoe, living in the South Islands somewhere.  But that's it!
 It's a social process!
         Love is a collaborative entity.  It's collaboration, it's
 not possession.  I mean, even love in marriage, if it's
 possession it stinks!  If it's sharing the sense of the future,
 it's beautiful!  Difference!  Both are called by the same name,
 one is true, one is false!  It's caring for others, as if in a
 simultaneity of eternity, which is the basis for the power of
 discovery of truth.
         And you foster it that way.  Don't try to possess people.
 Try to inspire them.  It's the only thing worth doing.
         We're in dangerous times, it's essential that we have this
 view, which will give us the strength to deal with what we have
 to face.  And give us the ability to help others, find the
 strength, to face what they have to face!  This is the testing,
 of the fitness of humanity to survive. And most of you are
 intelligent enough and familiar enough to know this!  My function
 is to remind you of this, remind you to take this, that you
 understand implicitly already, and look at things from that
 standpoint.  And saying, "I don't want to hear this silly crap.
 This is what I believe, this is what's important: This is value.
 This is what's sweet and loving thing in life."  {Giving
 something} is loving.  Looking for something you can take, is
 not:  Giving is immortality, when it's in these terms; {taking}
 is not!
         And a number of you in this room, that I know, would agree
 with that.  The only useful thing I'm doing in saying it, is
 reminding you of what you already believe, or wish to believe.
         You must become strong, strong internally.  And my concern,
 at this stage in life, is more than anything else, is exactly
 that: That you become strong.  I'm approaching a time in life,
 when my life-expectancy is uncertain, though I'm optimistic about
 it.  But it's that optimism, which is qualified and valid, which
 is what's essential, under the present conditions.  If we're
 going to win, that's the way we're going to win.
         And the organization, I must say, at this point, to remind
 you, of what we started out to discuss here, today, that kind of
 sense of the organization, is what we need.  Because only that
 will enable us to find the strength, to do what we must do.  And
 I'm here, for may, let's say, 10 years more.  I'm here for that
 mission: Period.  That's what counts.  The rest of you will have
 to absorb responsibility, beyond that.
         I think we had a success today.  I think we accomplished
 something at this meeting.  I think we accomplished something by
 assembling the meeting we had earlier in the other room.
         Now, be joyous.  We have each other.


                       - NEWS SUMMARIES -

                          - ECONOMICS -

         ARMY CORPS DOESN'T HAVE THE MONEY TO FIX THE FLOOD DAMAGE;
 Glass-Steagall cosigner weighs in.  (See slug)

         CORN FOR ETHANOL NOW EXCEEDS CORN FOR LIVESTOCK FEED;
 poultry processor goes bankrupt.  (See slug)

         STATES, MUNICIPALITIES STUMBLE, two weeks into new fiscal
 year.  (See slug)

         U.S. LACKS THE NUCLEAR WORKFORCE even to continue present,
 woefully inadequate programs.  (See slug)

                        - UNITED STATES -

         CANDIDATE DAVE CHRISTIE SKETCHES THE MOMENTUM FOR
 GLASS-STEAGALL IN THE NORTHWEST.  (See slug)

         MORE EDITORIALS CALL FOR GLASS-STEAGALL (See slug)

         IRVINGTON, NJ, FOLLOWS GLASS-STEAGALL PASSAGE WITH MOVE TO
 HALT LOCAL EVICTIONS.  (See slug)

         U.S. HEALTH LEVELS DROP DRASTICALLY amidst protests. (See
 slug)

                             ECONOMICS

         Army Corps of Engineers: No Money for Fixing Flood Damage on
 Missouri, Mississippi Rivers; More of Obama's De-Funding the USA

         July 16--The Army Corps of Engineers lacks the money in its
 emergency fund, to carry out the repairs of the levees on the
 Missouri River, and also to even dredge the silt building up in
 the Mississippi Delta channels. These are aspects of the Obama
 de-funding of the United States infrastructure essentials,
 brought out this week by lawmakers representing these huge river
 basins, who themselves are now on the spot to go for
 Glass-Steagall and rebuilding the economy, not simply making
 appeals.
         On July 13, a meeting of the 14 Senators from the Missouri
 River states, took place as a first-ever "Missouri River Working
 Group" on flood control, after which, Sen. Ben Nelson
 (D-Nebraska) told the {Omaha World Herald} that he asked the Army
 Corps of Engineers official invited to the meeting, if the Corps'
 emergency fund would cover this year's damage to the Midwest's
 levees. "The short answer was 'no.'" Nelson said.
         On July 14, Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-Louisiana), whose 5th
 C.D. represents a significant length of the Mississippi River,
 spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to call for
 funding for the Army Corps of Engineers; and he issued a
 statement on his remarks. He stressed that there are
 "unprecedented sediment levels" remaining after the high waters
 receded. The sediment in New Orleans has built up five feet above
 normal levels. For each foot of lost draft, shippers are losing
 an extra $1 million per ship in carrying less cargo.
         Besides the need for dredging, Alexander stressed, "The
 Corps of Engineers estimates that on this river alone, it will
 have to spend an additional $1 billion to $2 billion to mend
 levees and floodways tattered by flood waters. This is work that
 must be done to ensure these levees can shield Americans from
 future floods..."
         Given the same scale of needs in the Missouri Basin, the
 Ohio Basin, and elsewhere in the nation, Alexander's call in the
 House for finding offsets to fund the Corps' Mississippi Delta
 work struck a sour note. But Rep. Alexander this week became a
 co-sponsor of H.R. 1489, for Glass-Steagall reinstatement, which
 truly can lead the way out of collapse. (mgm)

         First Time Ever: U.S. Corn-for-Ethanol Usage Exceeds Use for
 Livestock Feed; Obama's Greenie Bio-Fuel Kills Meat Supply

         July 16--The latest estimates from the Agriculture
 Department (USDA) this week, put the rate of use of U.S. corn for
 ethanol higher than the volume of corn going to livestock feed,
 for the first time ever. Moreover, the inaction by the Obama
 Administration to face this year's crop losses from extreme
 weather, have led to the prospect of an absolute gap in corn
 supply between now and when the harvest starts coming in in
 September. Allowing Obama to continue in office, is a vote for
 world famine. Forget chicken, forget bacon, forget beef.
         In the corn crop year (Oct. 1 to Sept. 30) for 2010-2011, it
 is estimated that 5.05 billion bushels of corn will be used for
 ethanol, exceeding the level of 5.0 bil bu going to feed. Next
 crop year, the USDA figures that ethanol use will hit 5.150 bil
 bu, and exceed feed usage even more. Ethanol use will hit 37
 percent of U.S. corn usage in crop year 2011-2012, according to
 the July WASDE (World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates).
         Meat processors and livestock farmers are sounding alarms.
 The National Chicken Council issued a statement July 13, "WASDE
 Report Marks Turning Point as Ethanol Gobbles Up Corn." The NCC
 Senior Vice President Bill Roenigk said, "Raising poultry and
 livestock as food for people is taking second place to uputting
 ethanol derived from corn into America's gasoline tanks."
         Roenigk went on to warn that the USDA is giving a much too
 "optimistic" estimate of corn production this year, and that will
 mean even less corn will be available to the meat supply chain.
 Ethanol will gobble up it up. "Ethanol producers will always be
 able to outbid livestock and poultry producers because the fuel
 industry is required by law to buy ethanol."
         Corn prices are up nearly three times what they were five
 years ago, as ethanol demand has skyrocketed, as has bail-out
 fueled commodity speculation. A major U.S. chicken
 processor--Allen Family Foods (Delaware-based) declared
 bankruptcy in 2010, in large part from corn-feed prices, and lack
 of bank credit. The facilities of the 92-year old company, which
 had sales of $45.3 million last year, were sold off last month,
 adding to the further consolidation in the sector. Other
 processors are laying off workers, and cutting back.
         Will corn supplies simply run out before September 30? Who
 knows. Yesterday, a Purdue University economist Chris Hurt said,
 "With corn, it looks like we could be down to about a 24-day
 supply at the end of this marketing year (Sept. 30). That, of
 course, means any further threats to the 2011 crop yields would
 send markets into deeper shortages and higher prices." His view
 was posted yesterday by cornandsoybeandigest.com (mgm)

 States, Municipalities Now in Their FY 2012 Economic Breakdown;
 Rhode Island City Faces Bankruptcy

         July 16--The necessity for nothing-else-but a Glass Steagall
 reinstatement, is shown in the unravelling during the first 15
 days of the first month of the new FY 2012 for 46 states and
 thousands of local governments. A few examples.
         RHODE ISLAND TOWN, CENTRAL FALLS FACES BANKRUPTCY, in a
 chaotic, destructive way. The particulars of the case are
 emblematic for other localities cross country. Central Falls has
 been under state receivership for over a year, under which as of
 July 1, the library was closed, the senior center closed, and
 other functions ended. Even so, the town has no prospect of
 continuing its pension payments, as of October, to retired
 firemen and policemen. The pension plan is way underfunded. Many
 other of the small state's 29 towns, though not under
 receivership, are in the same boat, including Providence, the
 capital. Moreover, the retired city workers have no Social
 Security as a fallback, because they were never enrolled in it--a
 common practice for many public sector workers.
         On July 1, the R.I. legislature voted up a bill, to
 "reassure" the bond market, that local government entities will
 be required to pay bondholders over-and-above all else. The
 carrion-crow rating agencies are hovering. Last month Moody's
 downgraded Central Falls to "possibility of default."
         LOUISIANA STATE MUNICIPAL WORKERS, FIREMEN, POLICE TRY TO
 WREST THEIR PENSION MONEY FROM WALL STREET SHARKS unsuccessfully.
 Their pension funds' hot-shot hedge fund, Fletcher Asset
 Management, will provide only IOUs. The three public worker
 funds--the Firefighters Retirement System of Louisiana, the
 Municipal Employees System of Louisiana and the New Orleans
 Firefighters' Pension and Relief Funds have all requested the
 full refund of their investments in Fletcher Asset Management,
 after the hedge fund gave them only promissory notes, not cash,
 when the pension funds' requested partial withdrawals in late
 June. The pension funds put their money with Fletcher Assets in
 2008, and now fear it went down a rathole.
         WASHINGTON STATE SUDDENLY FORESEES $22 MIL LESS IN REVENUE,
 in a new forecast announced this week for its FY 2012 budget
 period. This revelation comes after the state already hacked off
 $4.6 billion from its new, two-year $32 bil budget. (mgm)

 U.S. Is Not Only Financially Bankrupt, But Is Also Becoming
 Workforce Bankrupt

 July 16 (LPAC)--The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), a policy
 organization for the U.S. nuclear industry, pointed out in a
 recent article that the maturing boomer generation is poised to
 cause yet another upheaval in society, as large numbers of them
 retire from the workplace. The electric power industry alone will
 have to replace nearly 100,000 skilled workers--more than 25,000
 of them in the nuclear industry--by 2015.
         The post-industry society ushered in beginning in the 1980s,
 has kept youth away from engineering and technical education. In
 the next five years, approximately 38 percent of workers in the
 electric power industry will be eligible to retire. "The average
 age of our work force is 49 or 50, so we're looking at a
 significant number of retirements in the next several years,"
 Angel Garcia, manager of work force education at Southern
 California Edison Co. (SCE), which operates the San Onofre
 nuclear power plant, told NEI.
         Most of the nation's 104 nuclear power plants are expected
 to continue operating well into the future. The NRC has renewed
 the operating licenses for 63 reactors, approving their operation
 for an additional 20 years beyond the initial 40-year license
 term, and applications to renew the operating licenses of another
 the requirements for a second renewal period that could allow
 operation beyond 60 years.
         The industry also is developing new nuclear plants, with
 four to eight new reactors expected to come on line in the 2016
 to 2020 time frame, said Marvin Fertel said, president and chief
 executive officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute. There are 12
 applications to license new nuclear power plants under active
 review at the NRC. "With the nuclear revival happening in the
 Southeast, we have to consider the availability of a qualified
 work force to construct and operate our new nuclear units," Steve
 Byrne, executive vice president for generation and transmission
 and chief operating officer at SCE&G, told NEI. [RMA]

                           UNITED STATES

 Dave Christie, Momentum for Glass-Steagall in the Northwest

         July 16--Dave Christie, Seattle Congressional Candidate for
 the LaRouche Democrat Slate of Six, discussed specifics of the
 momentum for Glass-Steagall in the Northwest, in terms of the
 current international moment of decision, with Andrew Spannaus,
 Movisol, in Milan, Italy, on today's LaRouche Show, with host
 Marcia Baker.
         Christie, who reviewed LaRouche's points about our being at
 a new inflection point in the collapse--the disintegration of the
 entire international system, then described how the party system
 of red or blue clubs is itself dying. What we have are mass
 strike phenomena, with people seeking axioms that are opposite to
 the collapse.
         In Washington state, there has been a large and active
 Democratic base in the past, and even a history of orientation to
 Glass-Steagall (Maria Cantwell, Jay Inslee and others) last year.
 But our task has been to actualize action by people. To get them
 to drop any "club rules," and to think as an international
 leader. Over May and June we moved hard. The endorsement June
 30 of H.R. 1489 by the Central Committee of King County
 (Seattle), which has 2 million residents, was a key moment. We
 are now moving through the 49 legislative districts in the state
 (each with about 130,000 people). This week, the 32nd L.D.
 Democratic Party passed a resolution of endorsement.
         There is a wide-openness to Glass-Steagall per se, Christie
 said. What we need to do, is to get people to move even further
 to scientific conceptions of real creativity and technological
 advancement.
         Spannaus repeatedly said that a shift in the United States
 for Glass Steagall will change Europe as well. He opened the
 discussion with a report on how the "Euro-system is doomed to
 fail in the short term." He ridiculed all the ways people are
 praying to the "monetary god" to save them. A black-mail budget
 was just passed in the Italian Parliament two days ago, Spannaus
 reported, which is the same in nature as the U.S. Federal and
 state cuts in essential government functions--health care,
 pensions, services--underway, and under discussion in
 Washington, which is disaster. From Spannaus' vantage point in
 Italy, what is particularly striking in Washington, is the
 parliamentary-style maneuvering undertaken by Obama and
 Congressional cohorts, plotting in private.
         The Show is archived on www.larouchepub.com/radio (mgm)

         Oregon Coverage of Glass-Steagall: Its Repeal Was Mandated
 by the WTO

         July 16--The Oregon publication {Statesman Journal} today
 runs an article by an opponent of globalist free trade, which
 leads with denouncing the 1999 repeal of Glass-Steagall. By
 Daniel F. Bonham, of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, the article
 begins:
         "Few people know that a free trade pact led directly to the
 crash of 2008.
         "It's true. Part of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
 agreement ratified in 1999 required the U.S. to repeal the
 Glass-Steagall Act of 1930 [sic] that regulated the size and
 scope of financial institutions; whose repeal, as we now know,
 led to the 2008 financial crisis and housing market collapse..."
 (Article title, "Free Trade Agreement Needs Closer Scrutiny")
         The specific reference is to the fact that when nations
 joined the WTO at its inception in 1995, they committed to the
 GATS--"General Agreement on Trade in Services." Under GATS,
 nations were to deregulate their domestic financial services
 rules. A model FSA--Financial Services Agreement--was drawn up.
 In 1999, the U.S. ratified a version of the WTO FSA, in the same
 time period it repealed Glass-Steagall. All part of the imperial
 onslaught on national sovereignty, solvency and development.
         At the same time, Larry Elkins' Hudson-Palisades Financial
 Group LLC (financial advisors) has apparently reposted a 2009
 commentary, "Admitting a Mistake, 10 Years Later," in which they
 featured former Citicorp CEO John Reed apologizing for his error
 and belatedly endorsing the Glass-Steagall law he helped to
 repeal in 1999, in order to permit the ill-fated merger of
 Citicorp with Travler's Insurance.  Reed made his {mea culpa} to
 Bloomberg on Nov 6, 2009.
         "There used to be a law keeping the different parts of the
 banking industry separate and helping to keep the financial boat
 afloat," Elkins wrote. "The Glass-Steagall Act, enacted amid the
 widespread bank failures of the Great Depression, forbade
 companies from mixing traditional consumer banking and investment
 banking. But that restriction was repealed by the
 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, opening the way for the risky
 practices that helped bring on the current recession.
         "Reed, who supported Glass-Steagall's repeal at the time,
 now says Congress was wrong to overturn it. He explained his
 change of heart to The New York Times, writing in a letter to the
 editor, `When you're running a company, you do what you think is
 right for the stockholders. Right now I'm looking at this as a
 citizen.'
         "This time, Reed is right.
         "Mergers like the one that created Citigroup do not just
 produce companies that are too big to fail; they also allow
 problems in separate industries to reinforce one another. This is
 exactly what happened in the credit crisis.
         "Bad loans issued by commercial banks were sold to investors
 around the world by investment banks that were often the same
 institution. This encouraged the commercial banks to write more
 bad loans that could likewise be sold.
         "Citigroup was at the forefront of this development,
 pioneering the production of collateralized debt obligations, the
 bundles of consumer loans that were sold to investors. Then, when
 the loans could not be repaid, these mega-institutions froze
 credit throughout the economy and brought on a massive and
 worldwide economic contraction.
         "If consumer banks and investment banks had remained
 separate, consumer banks would have had less incentive to
 continue issuing bad mortgages and other shaky debt, and
 investment banks might have been less eager to peddle the
 overrated paper into which those loans were bundled. This could
 have prevented much of the pollution in the global capital pool
 that eventually brought on the credit crunch....
         "Congress ought to learn from its mistakes, as Reed has. It
 should restore the old Glass-Steagall prohibition against
 combining commercial and investment banks. Though it is too late
 to prevent what has already happened, it is not too late to fix
 what went wrong to stop the same problems from occurring yet
 again.
         "And its never too late to say you're sorry." (mgm)

 Irvington, NJ Moves to Halt Foreclosure Evictions; Press Coverage
 Features Glass-Steagall Mobe

         July 16 (LPAC)--Demonstrating that the fight for
 Glass-Steagall inspires the general welfare principle, The City
 of Irvington, NJ (pop. 65,000), which passed both the HBPA, in
 2007, and recently, a resolution in support of HR 1489 GLass
 Steagall re-instatement, decided to put a freeze on home
 foreclosure evictions. The local media, {Local Talk News}, on
 July 15, had a good article which reads in part as follows:
         The Township Council stood up for its foreclosure-beset
 homeowners July 12 by unanimously passing a request for the Essex
 County Sheriff's Officers to stop their eviction proceedings...
         CSOH [Coalition to Save Our Homes] is not the only group of
 individuals seeking relief for homeowners under water. Several
 residents have asked their elders in East Orange and South Orange
 the last three months, about sending their Congress members
 resolutions supporting the re-enactment of part of the 1933
 Glass-Steagall Banking Act.
         Glass-Steagall, which created the Federal Deposit Insurance
 Corporation, included separating savings and loan institutions
 from stock brokerage houses. The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999,
 as part of a banking deregulation trend, removed that separation.
         It is the South Orange and East Orange speakers' opinion
 that restoring that Glass-Steagall separation would prevent
 future mixing of savings and more speculative accounts (dws.cas)

         Boston Protest Against Washington's Plotting More Medical
 Care Cuts; U.S. Health Levels Dropping Drastically

         July 16--The newly-imposed local, state and Federal cuts in
 health care, especially Medicaid, as of July 1, are causing chaos
 and harm.
         In Boston on July 14, a demonstration was staged at the
 State House against the fact that Obama and Washington
 Congressional leaders dare to discuss even worse cuts. Called on
 short notice, 50 representatives came, including officials from
 the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the SEIU--Service
 Employees International Union, Greater Boston Interfaith
 organization and others. Two hospitals sent people, Boston
 Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance's Cambridge
 Hospital, which handle many Medicare and Medicaid cases.
         The theme was focussed on the reality that the state is
 already "overwhelmed" by current budget cuts. The Hospital
 Association rep said that nationwide, hospitals are facing cuts
 to Medicare of $155 billion. In Massachusetts, "Medicare and
 Medicaid already don't pay for their share of the costs...We are
 really scared and concerned [about Washington using] health care
 as the whipping boy" in the debt talks.
         SEIU Local 1199 member, Nadia Vilmont said, "At Boston
 Medical Center, we care for the very people that right now seem
 to be invisible to the folks in Washington, D.C."
         Elsewhere in the nation, the July implementation of state
 and Federal cuts and rules in Medicaid are causing misery. In
 Montana, for example, one assisted-living residence has issued a
 public statement that, whereas they had been able to accomodate a
 few poor Veterans of the Korean War, at a small loss per resident
 loss to the facility, now, because of the new July 1 state
 medicaly cuts, the facility faces a huge per person loss, and
 must turf the old men out. Obamacare and budget-balancing in
 action.
         This harm comes on top of health conditions that are already
 in dramatic decline. Two recent reports document the situation.
         "The State of America's Children 2011 Report," was released
 this week by the Children's Defense Fund. One in five children
 are living in poverty.
         "Falling Behind: Life Expectancy in US Counties from 2000 to
 2007 in an International Context," was released June 15, by
 {Population Health Metrics} (2011, 9:16). Life expectancy dropped
 for women in 737 counties out of the national total of 3034, in
 some places, by as much as two years. The decline is
 geographically concentrated in poor areas of Appalachia, the deep
 South and lower Midwest. (mgm)


              ORGANIZING OPPORTUNTIES (updated 7/16)

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

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

 GENERAL

 July 20th Progressive Democrats of America are calling for vigils
 at Congressional offices nationally to protest Obama cuts to
 entitlements.

 **CALIFORNIA**

 Sun 7/17 Manteca, CA Town Hall Meeting

 July 23-28
         NAACP National Convention, Los Angeles.

 Sat 7/30 Campbell, CA Town Hall Meeting

 Aug  30-31
 CBC for the People Jobs Initiative Meeting.
 Los Angeles, California, August 30 -31
  Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Host; Southwest College

 Oakland: Save the Date! Speakout for Good Jobs Now
 08/16/11
         Time and location to be announced A Congressional Listening
 Tour--Speakout For Good Jobs Now Join... Members of the
 Congressional Progressive Caucus for this important Town Hall
 meeting.

 **CANADA**

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

 **FLORIDA**

 Rep. Ted Deutch - 19th District
 Town Hall Meeting, July 19, evening
 Greenacres City Hall 5800 Melaleuca Lane, Green Acres, Fla.
 RSVP: http://teddeutch.house.gov/Forms/Form/?ID=1334&Preview=true

 CBC for the People Jobs Initiative Meeting.
 South Florida, Miami, August 23
 Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, Host
 James L. Knight Center, Downtown Miami

 **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
 630.925.1922

 **KENTUCKY**

 Rep. Geoff Davis - 4th District
 Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, July 21st, 5:30 pm
 Lewis County High School Media Center
 79 Lions Lane, Vanceburg, KY
 RSVP: http://geoffdavis.house.gov/Forms/Form/?ID=1343

 **MASSACHUSETTS**

 Boston: Speakout for Good Jobs Now
 07/20/11
 Time and location to be announced. A Congressional Listening
 Tour--Speakout For Good Jobs Now Join...Rep. Jim Mcgovern, member
 of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for this important Town
 Hall meeting.

 July 27-29
         National Urban League Convention, Boston.

 **MICHIGAN**

 **NEW
 Detriot LPAC  Area Town meeting
 Wednesday, 7/27/11 -  6pm,  Plymouth Cultural Center
 Plymouth, Mi 48170
 More details will be forthcoming from the LYM to LPAC

 CBC for the People Jobs Initiative Meeting.
 Detroit, August 15 -16
 Congressman John Conyers and Hansen Clarke, Host
 Wayne State Community College

 **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

 **NEW YORK**

 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

 OREGON

 Portland: Save the date! speakout for Good Jobs Now
 07/22/11
 Time and location to be announced A Congressional Listening
 Tour--Speakout For Good Jobs Now Join... Members of the
 Congressional Progressive Caucus for this important Town Hall
 meeting.

 **NORTH DAKOTA**

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

 **OHIO**

 CBS for the People Jobs Initative meeting.
 Cleveland, Ohio  August 8
 Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Host
 Cleveland State University  Student Center

 PENNSYLVANIA

 Pittsburgh: Speakout for Good Jobs Now 07/18/11 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
 p.m A Congressional Listening Tour--Speakout For Good Jobs Now
 Join... Rep. Raul Grijalva, Co-Chair of the Congressional
 Progressive Caucus and PDA Advisory Board member,Rep. John
 Conyers, member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and PDA
 Advisory Board member, Rep. Mike Doyle, member of the
 Congressional Progressive Caucus:
         The Kinsley Association  645 Frankstown Ave.,
         Pittsburgh PA 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m


 Philadelphia: Speakout for Good Jobs Now
 07/19/11
 Time and location to be announced. A Congressional Listening
 Tour--Speakout For Good Jobs Now Join... Rep. Raul Grijalva,
 Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and PDA Advisory
 Board member,Rep. Bob Brady (PA), member of the Congressional
 Progressive Caucus,Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA), member of the
 Congressional Progressive Caucus

 **TENNESSEE**

 July 16-20 CSG Southern Legislative Conference, Memphis

 **TEXAS**

 Houston: Speakout for Good Jobs Now
 07/21/11
 Time and location to be announced A Congressional Listening
 Tour--Speakout For Good Jobs Now Join... Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee,
 representative of the 18th District of Texas for this important
 Town Hall meeting.

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

 **VIRGINIA**

 Rep. Scott Rigell - 2nd District
 Town Hall Meeting, July 18 7:30-9:00
 Virginia Air and Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton

 **WASHINGTON**

 Seattle: Save the Date! Speakout for Good Jobs Now
 07/23/11
 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A Congressional Listening Tour--Speakout
 For Good Jobs Now Join... Members of the Congressional
 Progressive Caucus for this important Town Hall meeting.
         Brockey Conference Center South Seattle Community College
         6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle WA 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 **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.

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

 **WISCONSIN**

 July 19
          Recall elections: primaries to  choose opponents for 2
 Democratic State Senators.
         First full-fledged recall election between Democratic
 incumbent Dave Hansen of Green Bay and Republican challanger
 David Vanderleest.

 Aug 9 Recall elections: general for Republican held Senate Seats

 Aug 16 Recall elections: general for Dem held Senate Seats.

 STATE LEGISLATURE SCHEDULE, July, August, September (from
 ballotopedia.com)

 July
     1    Session ends for New Hampshire State Legislature.
     12   Special election: Arkansas House of Representatives
 (District 54)

 August

 2   Primary election: Mississippi state legislative elections
 (House, Senate).
 23   Primary election: Virginia state legislative elections
 (House, Senate).

 September

 8    Signature filing deadline for the 2011 Louisiana state
 legislative elections.
 9    Session ends for California State Legislature.

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 Report from Fred Huenefeld on his organizing activity for HR
 1489.


 What can I do today to stir people up and get Glass-Steagall

 This week Rep. Rodney Alexander, the Republican who represents
 Monroe, LA, relented to a concerted campaign organized by
 Schiller Institute board member and LaRouche PAC activist Fred
 Huenefeld and signed on as a co-sponsor of HR 1489. Fred has
 motivated his activities by the quote above, which shows that
 leadership and commitment to principle in a time of crisis will
 win.
         Over the recent period, Fred has met informally in Monroe
 with small groups of bankers, businessmen and leaders of civic
 groups, such as the Rotary Club, to discuss why only a return to
 Glass-Steagall with HR 1489 will solve the financial meltdown. In
 April, Fred brought in Harley to address the Rotary Club, which
 received prominent coverage in the local paper, and a town hall
 meeting.
         Several months ago Fred spoke at a meeting at the national
 conference of a realtors group held in New Orleans and more
 recently organized the Louisiana Realtors Association to
 officially endorse HR 1489. Now hes about to start working on
 contacting members of realtor organizations around Louisiana and
 around the country to get them mobilized to  support a return to
 Glass-Steagall.
         Because of his leadership among Louisiana realtors, Fred was
 invited to participate in a conference call with Rep. Steve
 Scalise, the Republican congressman for the area north of New
 Orleans. Scalise organized the call to report to realtors about
 legislation relating to their business. Although Fred has
 provided Scalise's staff with material on Glass-Steagall and HR
 1489, it was evident from Scalises non-response after Fred
 briefed him and the others on the call (15-20 people) on HR 1489
 that Scalise knew nothing about it. With Rodney Alexander signed
 on to HR 1489, now its Scalise's turn to feel the heat from his
 constituents.
         Another group that Fred has contacted are members of the
 National Organization for Raw Materials (NORM), a farm economics
 organization. Fred is an active member of this group and has
 discussed HR 1489 with activists in Mississippi, Illinois and
 Michigan. Tonight he will be meeting with Rotary Club directors
 from throughout northern Louisiana. They will get an earful from
 him about organizing for Glass-Steagall and HR 1489.


       SATURDAY - JULY 23  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

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