Story 14 - Mission Africa.
Tony didn't answer. He didn't have to answer. We had a twelve hour flight ahead of us. He set the autopilot up and climbed out of his seat. He went into the back of the plane and rummaged around for something. When he returned, he had a blue pamphlet in his hand which he said he picked up in Washington when he was there to get our papers. The pamphlet had EIR written on it in huge letters, that stood for Executive Intelligence Review. The cover featured a man making a speech. The face was familiar.
"The name is Lyndon LaRouche," said Tony. "This man has been saying for 25 years what you just said. He has been saying, that if the western world's policies are continued as they were then, a total collapse of the financial and economic system of the world would be the inevitable outcome. He has been saying this for twenty-five years, urging the governments around the world to change their policies. He warned that the collapse of the system would lead to a new dark age. He insists in this pamphlet that the entire world-financial system must be taken down judiciously.
Then, what is still viable, must be put through a bankruptcy type reorganization in order to save
the bit that is still functioning of our economies. That's his priority, saving entire countries from that total collapse. That's what he is fighting to accomplish. But
isn't that what Steve and Ross have been saying, too?"
Tony handed the pamphlet to me, commenting: "LaRouche said that the whole thing could come down in the space of a day or two, without warning, like a balloon explodes when it is pricked with a needle."
I took the pamphlet. It was filled with articles on economics and policy proposals for averting a crisis and for rebuilding the economies of the nations and the world. It contained an article about the Eurasian Land Bridge development that had been proposed for years by LaRouche and was finally accepted in principle by Russia, China, and many of the Asian nations.
"Isn't that's what Nicolai has been telling us about?" I said to Tony.
I was astonished. Here, before my eyes, was the example of a single man at work shaping the world, elevating the world.
"I hope that the pamphlet will end your
despair," said Tony. "Your fears, as valid as they are, may be groundless. We have a great man fighting for us
all, who has the capacity to win that battle, who has already won a few lesser battles for humanity. I believe this is the man that you spoke of in Venice,
who, you said, invented the SDI concept, who had been engaged in offering it to the Soviets as a joint project with America and the rest of the world. Wasn't he the man who also warned the Soviets that if they pursued this kind of development alone, they would wreck their economy in five years? Wasn't he also the man who said openly, that one way or another, his intervention would end the
Cold War, and it did? Pete, this has happened, hasn't it, as he had foretold?
This man is still fighting, Pete. You are not alone. Don't negate his influence."
I thanked Tony for the information.
Our conversation along this line lasted till noon. We ate our lunch in the brightness of unimpeded sunshine. In the afternoon our conversation was centered around the question as to why we were on this mission, if it was that dangerous that we could be killed in the process. I spoke about the need to save mankind in order to save ourselves. The biological threat that Africa had become under the
thumb of the fondi's empire, had to be countered world-wide with absolutely credible evidence, so I told him. I told him that we were actually doing nothing more than what the whole of humanity should be doing, looking out for one another. In this sense our mission wasn't exceptional in any way. I told him that. Also, I said that there would be no danger involved if a lot more people would involve themselves in this manner, because then the financial system would not be at the verge of imploding into nothing, and Africa wouldn't be a problem for the world as a caldron for diseases coming out of
its poverty. It would likely be the bread basket for the world, if that
happened, with its vast land and water resources.