If you have ever watched children at play, you may have had the sensation of perceiving the vast potential for development embodied in their exuberant volatility, while simultaneously remembering what it was to be a child, such that the reality of your own development struck you. Perhaps you were conscious of an inexplicable depth of emotion tied to a kaleidoscopic impression of the travails of history and the strivings for a better future, of individual longings and a human social identity, unfolding within you all at once. If you allowed the wonder of this to work upon you, you may have become conscious of your responsibility to humanity, as if it were a light, illuminating everything around you. If you know of what I am speaking, then you have an analogy for understanding the power expressed by the Dynamics conference we just concluded, this first week of April, 2009.

When young people began to come around Lyndon LaRouche during the 2000 presidential campaign, he knew that given the political-economic trajectory of the world, it were imperative to develop the capacity for thought in as many of this generation as possible, that the future of humanity depended upon it. If you saw them then, your glance might have been followed by a shudder, for a more motley band of individuals would be hard to imagine, coming, as they did, from diverse backgrounds and a wide array of attempts to build a life in a society that has been looking ever more like a scene from an Hieronymus Bosch painting. Lyndon LaRouche may have shuddered as well, but he knows something key about the dynamics of society and culture, and so he worked with the material which he was given.

Nine years later, the world careens ever closer to the precipice of history. Our president's Narcissistic neuroses have surfaced at the just concluded G-20 conference, where he cared more for how he was perceived than he did for the future of his country and humanity, by playing directly into the British demand for further bailouts directed, potentially, through a newly resuscitated IMF, measures which are hyper-inflationary at best, and purely fascist at worst. If you wonder, at this moment, what, for the good, has actually changed from the frightening days of the Bush jr./ Cheney administration, then look to what has become of LaRouche's Youth Movement.

Many who began to orient around LaRouche at the beginning of the millennium have continued to develop under his direction. The presentations and discussions you find recorded here reflect that development. If you have ever heard LaRouche refer to his basement project, and wondered to what he was referring, here before you are the fruits of this process that he set in motion almost three years ago. All of the participants in this conference contributed; no one came merely as an observer. All of the participants have been associated with The Basement in one form or another, and all are political organizers dedicated to the future of civilization, however uncertain that future may be.

The presentations are each one hour, a time constraint that was fairly strictly enforced so that there would be time for a full hour of discussion after each. The best way to comprehend the true meaning of this past meeting, is to listen to each presentation and discussion in sequence. Though this may seem a large time commitment, the expenditure will be well worth your while. For as the days passed, the discussion built upon itself, reaching ever new heights. The discussion then fed into the presentations that followed. Thus, the conference itself was a dynamic process, reflecting in its development over five days the very subject to which its variegated subject matters were dedicated: Dynamics. By the end, we all knew that we had participated in something unique and important.

-Riana Nordquist, Dynamis Chief-Editor

Day 1
Peter Martinson
The Genesis of Riemann's Field
Sky Shields
The Physics of Creativity
Shawna Rodarte-Halevy
Einstein and the Invariant of the Human Identity
Tarrajna Dorsey
Dynamics of Terrestrial Magnetism
Day 2
Meghan Rouillard
The Dissymmetry of Sight and Sound
Oyang Teng
The Resonance Principle of the Brain
Todd Nordquist
Solon, Potential of Athens' Golden Age
Matt Ogden
The Furtwängler Principle in Science and Art
Nick Walsh
Man is Not a Land-Based Ape
Day 3
Megan Beets
Harmonic Dissonance
Riana Nordquist
The Medium of Immortality
Jason Ross
Putting Descartes Before the Horse
Mike Steger
Economics: Art of Creativity
Chris Landry
Kepler's American Roots
Day 4
Merv Fansler
On Dirichlet's Principle
Liona Fan-Chiang
The Revolutionary Max Plank
Dave Christie
Kepler's Sesquialterate: The Metaphysics of the Holy Trinity
Michael Kirsch
The Anti-Dynamics of Adam Smith
Ben Deniston
If Kepler Knew of Uranus and Neptune
Day 5
Bill Roberts
Chirp is Cheap: The Poetry of Ideas
Michelle Lerner
Einstein and the Field
Aaron Halevy and Creighton Cody Jones
Ode to Creativity

In conclusion, the conference that you have just audited represents a unique conceptual breakthrough, an increase in the potential of LaRouche’s organization, and if we communicate it properly, an increase in the viability of humanity generally. LaRouche has stated recently that one of the biggest problems he faces is the general lack of comprehension of dynamics by the population at large, the ignorance of the nominal leaders of society, and the failure to grasp this concept even by some among his own associates.

Each presentation at this conference had dynamics as its subject, though this idea was approached in incredibly disparate ways. At first you might have wondered what Willhelm Furtwangeler’s conducting could possibly have to do with Hellen Keller’s creation of synthetic senses, asymmetry in crystal formation, the development of the human brain, or economics, just to name a few of the subjects touched upon. Now, perhaps, you see, and we are all better for this vision.

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