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Program No. 722
“One Year Later—But Still Not Too Late!” Pt.2

In a webcast one year ago (July 25, 2007. See The LaRouche Connection Program Nos. 699, 700, 701: “The End of the FDR Era,” Parts 1-3) Lyndon LaRouche declared that the collapse of the global financial system was not “about to occur,” but was, in fact, ongoing.

A year later, he told a Washington, DC audience on July 22, that we are not facing a depression, but a general breakdown crisis. The question, as always, is how to get people to act, and do it now. Sponsored by the LaRouche Political Action Committee, and moderated by Debra Freeman, the event was webcast live over the internet. Part 1 of our coverage of this event (Program No. 720) featured Mr. LaRouche’s opening remarks. Part 2 features the first six questions from the Discussion Session.

From the Discussion Session:

From a former cabinet member: “It would seem that we do have to prepare for the possibility of an Obama candidacy. Our efforts to reach out to the Obama campaign in shaping policy have been rebuffed. We are at a loss as to how to proceed.”

From a current member of Congress: “We who backed Obama knew, that if he became the Democratic nominee, he would have to make certain compromises, but he’s doing things now that he is not under any pressure to do, which are serving to completely alienate the base that has supported him from the start, leaving them with a very deep sense of betrayal. Any insight? What do we do?”

From a former member of Congress: “Despite Obama’s arrogant confidence that black Americans will turn out in record numbers to vote for him, a deep split is forming in the black community, with those of us whose roots are in the Civil Rights movement on the one side, and those younger black professionals, who’ve enjoyed the benefits of that movement, on the other…. What do you recommend…to stop this from happening? Should we just concentrate on getting the right people elected to the House and Senate?”

Unidentified: “Scores of grassroots organizations have sprung up all over the U.S., whose intention it is to guarantee an open Democratic Convention. [But] we’re not getting much in the way of guidance from the Clinton campaign, and without it, it’s very hard to maintain a sense of optimism that we can prevail. Is there any chance at all of Hillary [Clinton] recapturing the Democratic nomination? If so, how? And if not, what to do?”

From Sam (a student in Yemen): “Here in Third World countries, people are not fighting to defend a standard of living; we are fighting to provide ourselves with the most basic necessities for surviving, and we’re starving, and we are suffering to death from this economic collapse…. What should we do? Is there any hope for us at all? Any hope for use from the U.S.?”

Rep. Yusef Abdul-Salaam (member of the Alabama House of Representatives, Selma): “The nation is in the midst of a major economic crisis, and yet our leaders – Mr. Paulson, Mr. Bernanke, and others—deny this and insist “the fundamentals are sound, everything’s fine; we can handle the current crisis, because the economy is fundamentally strong.” Why are these men in denial? Are they really? Why won’t they grasp the solution that is at hand?”

[For a complete transcript, see EIR magazine, Vol. 35, No. 30 (Aug. 1, 2008), pp 4-31.]

Release Date: Sept. 1, 2008

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