Agape: In Search of Universal Love
from the novel, The Lodging for the Rose
Rolf. A. F. Witzsche

Story 21 - 'Empty' People
page 138


      I suggested to the students that the battle lines for the future are clearly drawn. One finds on one side a hollow generation of people who have lost their humanity, and literally their ability to survive; who have become fascists armed with nuclear bombs; and on the other one finds Lyndon LaRouche proposing infrastructures for survival that humanity has been coerced to reject. Indeed, a hallow generation of people does find it very hard to look above its default state of an animal type fascist existence and find the substance for its survival in the higher dimension of its humanity that it has been denied to experience for its entire life.
      I pointed out to the students that instead of me, LaRouche should be addressing them, but I explained, that since he was busy lecturing high level people all over the world, this wouldn't be possible, as, after all, he is but one man. So, he confines his work to where it is most effective, to seminars and conferences in Rome, India, China, Russia, the Middle East, South America, Germany, Mexico, Africa.
      I suggested to the students, that ironically, LaRouche represents nothing more than a level of perception that would likely be common place throughout the world, had the post-war generations been educated according to the once thoroughly established humanist principles, rather than having been smothered with the babblings of insanity, that the countless zero-sum philosophies had served up in the imperial circuses that many of the once respected institutions have become.
      I suggested therefore, that LaRouche is not fundamentally an exceptional man, but merely an Exemplar of the kind of man that everyone of humanity has the potential be with the right education, with a total dedication to the task, with an unyielding determination to succeed, and a humanity that enables one to make the sacrifices that need to be made in the struggle to advance the state of civilization.
      In closing, I pointed out to the students that my lecture should now make it possible for them to seek out the kind the humanist education that can fill their glass to the brim, and can cause them to realize that humanity is presently in a fight for the survival of its civilization, with very few people fighting on the side of humanity. I pointed out that their own contributions are needed to support that fight, and that their individual contributions may make the difference between their own survival in a civilized world, and their personal destruction in a catastrophe that can still be avoided.

      There was no discussion going on throughout the lecture. Consequently, I opened the floor up for questions and comments.
      One of the first students who stood up asked me how I felt it was possible for a hollow generation that destroyed its industries, its financial system, and much of the world, to rebuild its economy in order to survive. The student asked how this can be done without a foundation for it, that obviously doesn't exist in a hollowed out population.
      I agreed that this was a tough question to answer. I suggested that an answer has to be found, because a hollow generation is a potentially fascist generation; which is already showing through; which is evident by ever louder cries for war, and an evermore arrogant flaunting of nuclear weapons.
      That's when I remembered an article in which LaRouche had actually answered that question, by suggesting that a reverse paradigm shift is possible. I told the student about this article, and suggested that LaRouche is probably the world's foremost representative of the American intellectual tradition that the proposed paradigm shift leads back to.

      I told the student that LaRouche had pointed out in this article that in the 1965 time frame a major paradigm shift occurred in America and around the world, but especially in America, which brought on a shift away from the American intellectual tradition that had been based on principles that worked; that had build a great economy, and a great nation; that had also successfully defeated Hitler's fascist empire. I pointed out that this paradigm shift in 1965, of course corresponded with the time frame of the baby boomers taking over the control of the nation and much of the world, which had been brought up on an intense diet of zero-sum philosophies and ideologies. However, I also pointed out that since the baby boomers did grow up in in the era prior to this shift, they had personally experienced the rich substance of that prior paradigm. In other words they grew up in an era in which everything still worked; in which the economy functioned, which they themselves have experienced. So I pointed out to the students that the baby boomers have a foundation within their own experience to accept a return to the principles which they have experienced themselves to work, and to work well.

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