G20 Summit India 2023
EIR LEAD EDITORIAL FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
Sept. 11, 2023 (EIRNS)—The news of the last few days is the utter failure of representatives of Western governments to reach an agreement at India’s G20 summit to condemn “Russian aggression” and thereby bolster confidence in their supposed “rules-based order.” This is just the latest in the ongoing process of beginning to come to grips with the 10,000-pound elephant called reality standing in the middle of the room. It was revealed by India’s G20 Sherpa that over 200 hours of negotiations went into the final Declaration, and 15 drafts, yet still, the West deemed the final text a major disappointment.
Russians, Indians, Chinese, and Brazilians on the other hand, were enthusiastic at the results, and proclaimed it as a success for the actually important issues facing mankind. Brazilian President Lula da Silva expressed that in his final comments at the conclusion of the summit when he said: “We cannot let geopolitical issues sequester the G20 agenda of discussions.” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov even emphasized that it showed that the West had failed to “Ukrainainize the agenda at the expense of discussing pressing issues facing developing countries.”
It was further underlined, although not as widely reported on, by the refusal to commit to any de-carbonization pledges at the summit. Despite all kinds of talk of “green” energy, the world is clearly less willing to commit suicide, and merely made pledges to move away from coal “in line with national circumstances.” Add to this the fact that both Russia and China are planning large investments in coal power plants in Afghanistan, and the fact that the wind farm construction bubble is imploding in the United States, and this picture becomes even more clear.
However, the reality spans far beyond the fact that the majority of the world is reluctant to condemn Russia, or that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is failing, or that the Global South has no interest in banning fossil fuels. While these might be the footprints of a larger monster traipsing about, what is the actual creature making such seemingly shocking footprints?
India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, in an interview on Sept. 11, drew people’s attention to this phenomenon. When asked about those complaining of the language in the final Declaration, he simply said, “The people who are putting it that way are not really understanding what is happening in the world.”
The best way to understand the developing process of reality is to study last weekend’s Schiller Institute conference, which took up the topic of the transformation to a new era underway in the world today. Helga Zepp-LaRouche has emphasized that the last 600 years of colonialism and neo-colonialism is finally in the last stages of being thrown out in favor of a world that respects all nations as equals and encourages growth instead of decay.
The events of the last week serve to underscore the fact that the world is not the same as it was even one year ago, and is at an extreme moment of tension as to how the situation will be resolved. The best way to shape this moment is to organize with the LaRouche movement and not let that opportunity go to waste!