April 13-14 Schiller Institute Conference: Attaining Freedom Through Necessity

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A Celebration Of The Dignity Of Man

An integrated part of the Schiller Institute’s international conference held in Frankfurt, Germany April 13-14, was the performance of classical music throughout the conference. The highpoint of these performances was, without doubt, Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor, a performance celebrating the memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

It is of special note, that this performance was done by the international Schiller Institute chorus and orchestra, that is to say, that the individual participants in this chorus and orchestra on a daily basis – and some for several decades – are political and philosophical activists, who have dedicated their lives for the creation of a new scientific, economic and cultural renaissance, a new, just, and human world economic order.

The Schiller Institute is named after the German ‘Poet of Freedom’, Friedrich Schiller,who emphasized the role of classical art in the development and ennoblement of the individual, and thereby the crucial role of the classical arts in regards to statecraft, in providing essential elements of human nature that are urgently needed for the promotion of human progress.

For Friedrich Schiller, the notions of Beauty, Truth, Love, Happiness and Reason are integrated, and you can hardly find a better example of this idea than in a good performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, where, after the first three movements of creating a manifolded foundation, the fourth movement bursts out in the most beautiful celebration of man. Beethoven here uses the text of Schiller’s poem ‘Ode to Joy’, “Freude, schoener Goetterfunken…” (happiness, oh beautiful, godly sparks…), the beautiful, godly sparks referring to the creativity of man, and creates a metaphor of man and mankind that will live for generations to come. This idea, combined with the Declaration of Independence, the which Helga Zepp-LaRouche – with a few alterations – used as the founding document of the Schiller Institute, constitute the Schiller Institute, and it is with that in mind, that the recent, as well as previous Schiller Institute conferences were held.


The following resolution was adopted on April 14, at the conclusion of a two-day conference by the Schiller Institute, which was dedicated to the creation of a New Paradigm to Save Civilization.

We, gathered here near Frankfurt, Germany, representing countries from all continents, give our full support to the immediate voting up of a Glass-Steagall Act in the United States, both in the House of Representatives and the Senate, in line with the bill introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur and Rep. Walter Jones called the “Return to Prudent Banking Act” (HR 129).

We are all convinced that it is a matter of life or death, and that it is only a Glass-Steagall Act in the United States that can stop the genocidal policies of the worldwide monetarist system. It is the necessary weapon to break the chains of the British Empire. In a word: It is either Glass-Steagall, or chaos and genocide.

We in our respective countries are committed to lead that fight for a Glass-Steagall principle, both in the United States and within each of our nations. Glass-Steagall is only the first step. We must also replace the present monetary system with a public credit system in the tradition of Alexander Hamilton, based on national banking, in order to finance reconstruction of the world economy. That implies each country’s sovereignty over its own currency.

If mankind is to have a future, we must end the present policies of conflict resolution through war, and agree on the common aims of mankind, such as overcoming poverty on Earth, and defending the planet against the very real dangers from outer space through the policies of the Strategic Defense of Earth.

The immediate implementation of Glass-Steagall, however, is the absolutely irreplaceable mandatory first step, without which none of the other objectives has any chance of realization.

Our common development is the new name of peace and the only alternative to thermonuclear war.


Conference participants hailed from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, China, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, Greece, Irak, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kosova, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.