The Secrets Known Only to the Inner Elite
by Lyndon LaRouche
Symbolical detail (Plato and Aristotle)
from The School of Athens by Raphael
In October 2008, I discovered this staggering, crucial report from a 1978 issue of The Campaigner, hidden away on the Worldwide LaRouche Youth Movement website in a large PDF image-file, some ten months after discovering a smaller collection of on-line Campaigners (also in PDF image-file format) from which I derived the earlier postings to this site, but which doesn't include some of the best ones. I "Googled" the title of this report, and came up with no references to any on-line version, although I did find a few snide references and one obscene reference to it by LaRouche-haters who clearly preferred it to remain unread. I was appalled that it hadn't been put in a more accessible format and a more prominent location. As of this writing, I'd been poking around various LaRouche-affiliated websites for over ten years, and had never even seen one reference to this essential report, and considering that it would serve as an excellent introduction to the "LaRouche paradigm," I think you can understand my consternation. So, I made it my top priority to try to rescue it from obscurity.
For the benefit of dial-up users, I broke it up into a few pieces. I also provide the Forward by itself to allow them to get some idea of what to expect before downloading the entire report. Each of the illustrations is also described to allow them to decide whether it's worth the wait. (Web-accelerators, which compress graphics at the server and de-compress them once they arrive, should reduce the wait significantly). The description includes the text from the main text-boxes in the original illustration, partly to allow it to be accessed by web-crawlers.
Complete text (270 KB; Rev A: changed non-breaking spaces to regular spaces to prevent premature line breaks, and made other minor format changes)
Figure 1 (166 KB) - Graph depicting growth of population as a result of advancements in civilization.
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The continuing process of scientific invention which defines the human species has produced an exponential increase in the per capita energy consumption of human beings (broken line on graph), demonstrating empirically that the secular increases in human population-potential produced by scientific and cultural progress more than offset the increases in human population (solid line) decried by British-controlled environmentalists and Malthusians.
The time periods shown correspond to fundamental divisions of human history: paleontological history (2-3 million to about 5000 years before present), characterized by stone tools and slowly improving methods of hunting and gathering; archaeological history, beginning around 5000 years ago when a great increase in human per capita energy density was produced with the widespread introduction of solar power in agriculture along with bronze-working techniques; and history as such, the modern period in which the introduction of such technologies as (in the most recent periods) fossil fuels and nuclear energy has rapidly multiplied the energy density available for production.
Figure 2 (56 KB) - Drawing intended to convey the concept of the transfinite. For related discussion, search main text for "Figure 2."
Figure 3 (930 KB) - Map of Alexander the Great's planned empire
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Upon becoming King of Macedonia in 336 BC, Alexander the Great promptly junked his Father Philip's plans for a new world division of power with monetarist Persia, and set out to destroy once and for all Persian power and the Babylonian and allied monetarist forces who wielded it Beginning in 333 BC. Alexander conquered the entire Persian Empire, even extending its boundaries in the East and Northeast, in the short span of ten years. At the same time, under the influence of advisors in the Ionian-humanist tradition of Greek thinkers, Alexander founded numerous new cities -- in an area devastated by centuries of Persian and Babylonian looting -- and undertook measures to assimilate the various "national minorities" of Persia into a worldwide humanist culture based on the achievements of the Ionians.
Less well known is the fact that, upon his premature death at age 33 from poisoning at the hands of reactionary Aristotle in 323 BC. Alexander had drafted detailed plans for the conquest of the entire Western Mediterranean as well, including expeditions beyond the Pillars of Hercules, the traditional boundary for Mediterranean civilization. As specified in Alexander's written memoranda, this unprecedented empire stretching from India to Spain and beyond was to be unified by means of a vast development of industry and commerce. Alexander's plans, cut short by Aristotle's poison, called for the rebuilding of such cities as Babylon to serve as entrepôts for this expanded commerce.
2nd panel: City-Builders Of Antiquity (cropped out to reduce file size)
The basis for the urban revival in both Medieval Europe and the Islamic world was laid by the faction of Mediterranean city-builders which can be traced continuously back to the economic and cultural revival in Phoenicia beginning around 1000 BC, the start of the Iron Age. The Phoenicians set out to colonize the western Mediterranean, and Phoenician civilization rapidly reproduced itself among the Greeks of Ionia, and continued by Plato's Academy.
After the death of the humanist Alexander, the impulse of the city-builders' policies was kept alive by humanist networks operating within fascist Rome. They emerged amid the collapse of Rome in the form of Neoplatonism and apostolic Christianity, to lay the basis for the revival of civilization in the political-religious organizations which produced the Islamic Renaissance and the Holy Roman Empire.
King Hiram of Tyre (c. 1025-950 BC)
King Solomon of Israel (c. 1000-925 BC)
King Ahab of Israel (d. 853 BC)
Psammetichus I, Pharaoh of Egypt (reigned 663-609
Thales of Miletus (c. 640-546 BC)
Solon of Athens (c. 638-559 BC)
Anaximander of Miletus (c. 611-547 BC)
Heraclitus of Ephesus (c. 544-484 BC)
Parmenides of Elea (c. 540-470 BC)
Aeschylus (529-456 BC)
Democritus of Abdera (c. 460-370 BC)
Socrates (470-399 BC)
Plato (427-347 BC)
Archytas of Tarentum (fl. c. 375 BC)
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)
Euclid (fl. c. 300 BC)
Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 BC)
Antigonus Gonatas, King of Macedonia (reigned 283-239 BC)
Philo of Alexandria (c. 25 BC-50 AC)
Paul of Tarsus (1st century AD)
Plotinus (203-269 AD)
Origen (185-254 AD)
Figure 4 (583 KB) - Basic information about the early "city-builders"
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Humanist City-Builders of Medieval Europe and Islam
As a result of collaboration of humanist networks stretching from Persia to northern England, and Ireland, the Middle Ages produced fundamental advances in human civilization which were the basis for the European Renaissance.
The city-building policies of Charlemagne were the product of organizing by Irish and Anglo-Saxon Augustinian networks, and trading and diplomatic links with the humanist Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad. A key formulator of Charlemagne's policies was Alcuin of York, the master of Charlemagne's Palace school; Alcuin's and related institutions produced the leading intellectual figures of the next generation. Otto I revived Charlemagne's policies in the 10th century, in close alliance with Spain's Abdul Rahman III. Otto launched a major Christianizing-colonizing thrust to the east, expanding trade with Constantinople and points to the north and east. His reign coincided with the Ismaili humanists' establishment of Cairo as the capital of the new Fatimid Caliphate.
Otto and his successors' "Drive to the East" was continued in the 12th century by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria, while Emperor Frederick Barbarossa implemented the "Great Design" of building a model humanist state in the center of Western Europe. These impulses were reinforced by the circulation of the works of the Persian humanist Ibn Sina in Europe.
The Holy Roman Empire reached its zenith under the Hohenstaufen emperor Frederick II, a leader of a humanist alliance which included al-Kamil of Cairo, and which engineered the rise of the Paleologue dynasty in Constantinople. Frederick II himself founded the first state-run university in Europe at Naples in 1224. In 1226 he assigned the Teutonic Order and its Grand Master. Hermann von Salza, responsibility for development of Prussia, helping to lay the foundations for the later Hanseatic League.
Figure 5 (225 KB) - Map showing actual global nature of the American "Civil War"
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The American Civil War was only one aspect of a global deployment of British-centered monetarists to complete the work begun when the Treaty of Vienna ratified monetarist hegemony over continental Europe. The Confederacy was a British project to dismember the United States. At the same time, the British dispatched Napoleon III of France to invade Mexico, in a campaign to stamp out humanist influences in Latin America which were centered around Mexican President Benito Juarez. British tool Bismarck was being groomed to help carve up Russia, and a fourth battleground was Japan, where a faction based on the economic theories of Americans Hamilton and Henry Carey battled a British-backed "'Rothschild" faction.
The British plans were
defeated by a triad of leaders who drew explicitly on the work of Alexander
Hamilton and the American founding fathers as their point of
reference: President Lincoln, Russia's Czar Alexander II, and Juarez. The
Czar's efforts were particularly significant for the eventual success of
the Union. During 1862, the British and their French stooges were deterred
from entering the war on the side of the Confederacy only by the Czar's
public expressions of support for the Union which included the dispatch of
Russian fleets to New York and San Francisco to counter the British threat,
as well as conveying messages that a British intervention against
the United States would be regarded as a casus belli by
Figure 6 (461 KB) - Entitled "The American Conspiracy," shows certain key figures from Europe and the American colonies, over a 200-year period, behind the eventual establishment of the USA.
Figure 7 (215 KB) - Diagram of the oligarchical conspiracy which attempted to deprive the world of Bach's musical influence.
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