This is one of three background pages elaborating key points in LaRouchePAC’s 2020 Election Terms of Battle: Secure the American Revolution, Crush the British Empire.
Lyndon LaRouche stood alone in 1971, warning that the abandonment of the Bretton Woods System, was the first step in turning the world economy over to global financiers, and that that would ultimately lead to a collapse in the ability of nations to physically support and protect their populations, as seen in the gutting of our manufacturing base and the collapse of infrastructure.
Here we are today, facing a global pandemic (of which LaRouche also warned in 1974) and the blowout of a two-quadrillion dollar bubble. Following the last global financial collapse in 2008, Lyndon LaRouche outlined a strategic alliance between four of the world's leading powers—USA, China, Russia, and India—that could finally replace the corrupt and criminal global financial system. Under the current leadership of those four nations, the potential exists, as never before, to eliminate the power of the predatory imperial system centered in the City of London and Wall Street. And that potential must be harnessed to rapidly rebuild the physical infrastructure of the world to deal with disease and other threats to mankind.
See Mr. LaRouche summarizing his policy in the following excerpts of a 2009 address:
The August 15, 1971 attack on our economy, by the City of London, and the fateful decision to take the U.S. dollar off of the gold-reserve standard and to end Franklin Roosevelt’s Bretton Woods System is documented in this short video. Understanding how London/Wall Street centered financial elite destroyed our jobs and economy, and that of many other nations, is a necessary antidote to the very dangerous current narrative that China is the source of all of our problems.
U.S.A. and China Relations
A key aspect of the four powers is the relations between the United States and China—and Mr. LaRouche, together with his wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, saw this going back decades. In the following clip from 1997, Mr. LaRouche outlines how he and Helga Zepp-LaRouche brought American System ideas to China which shaped China's Belt and Road Initiative: