Tuesday 27 October 2020

Alien Invasion to Save the Economy

Paul Krugman is a famous economist who writes a column in the New York Times. This newspaper has become renowned for its coverage of UFO's however a few years earlier in 2011 Krugman made a statement that was surprisingly appropriate. He was on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS programme and was moaning about the Obama administration's economic policies. At the time, the world was trying to recover from the 2008 stock market crash. (I find it interesting that economists were honest enough to call it a "slump" while the media always referred to it as a "recession".) Krugman saw the solution in fiscal stimulus; this is where the government stimulates the economy directly through monetary policy, adjusting interest rates or taxes etc, or increasing their own costs and consumption, which has a positive effect on industry and services. He then said something extraordinary: "If we discovered that space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive build-up to counter the space alien threat, and inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that; this slump would be over in eighteen months." Source: https://business.time.com/2011/08/16/paul-krugman-an-alien-invasion-could-fix-the-economy/. It's astonishing to hear an established media pundit, not to mention Nobel Prize winner too, talking in such terms. There was no hint of humour or frivolity in his tone either. Technically, he is correct. An alien invasion would probably result in an international state of emergency. As with the two world wars, all the usual domestic financial and political activity would be suspended as humanity united behind a single cause. Elections would be cancelled, the private sector could be hyper-regulated and the state could use the threat of the enemy to justify all kinds of impositions it otherwise couldn't get away with. This is the basis of stories such as War of the Worlds and Independence Day. The problem is that once the government have that power, they are far less eager to give it up than they are to accept it; which is the whole objective. As I've asked many time before, if nasty aliens don't happen to come our way, would the government carry out a false flag; a fake alien invasion? Could they do that? Would they do that? See the background links for details of that question. However, the way things are, it may not be required. When you think about it, nearly every aspect of the alien invasion scenario, as well as global war, is already being implemented as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. In the end, little green men or bombs falling from the sky have been rejected in favour of something far less dramatic and obtrusive; a very ordinary virus; but maybe it will be equally effective.
See here for background: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2020/09/lockdown-ii-livestream.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2020/09/covid-19-truth-tour-day-ten-oxford.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2017/07/independence-day-resurgence.html.
And: https://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.com/2020/08/space-force-reply-to-steve-mumbling.html.
And: https://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.com/2020/01/space-force-and-deep-state.html.

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