Monday, August 15, 2011

It's come to this: fake alien invasion would cure the economic slump

On CNN, Fareed Zakaria's show "GPS" Sunday night, Economics Professor and Opinion Columnist to the NY Times Paul Krugman came up with a novel idea to help the economic slump.

As Huffington Post reports, "Paul Krugman is so frustrated by the lack of support for another round of stimulus spending that he's now calling for a fake alien invasion of the United States to spur a World War II-style defense buildup."

It's official. We have stopped making sense. To continue-

"Krugman was a guest on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" on Sunday. Speaking with Zakaria and Harvard economist Ken Rogoff, he made the same case he has been making for years--that deficits are not the top economic concern of the day. Krugman noted that the effort of World War II helped end the Great Depression, and joked that something similar was needed today. "If we discovered that, you know, space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and really inflation and budget deficits took secondary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months," he said. "And then if we discovered, oops, we made a mistake, there aren't any aliens, we'd be better--" "We need Orson Welles, is what you're saying," Rogoff cut in. "There was a 'Twilight Zone' episode like this in which scientists fake an alien threat in order to achieve world peace," Krugman said. "Well, this time, we don't need it, we need it in order to get some fiscal stimulus."



The clip is 1:36 and he makes the statement starting at 1:00 but it is always good to listen to the entire thing to get the context. Now, I don't think he was really calling for a fake space alien invasion, but I can't be totally sure. He never said 'just kidding' or backed off, but used the example of the Twilight Zone episode to validate his idea that a certain government in the fictional episode faked an external threat to pull their nation out of a slump. Are space aliens THAT prevalent in the thinking of the folks making decisions today? Apparently so.

What I find more sinister is that a high-level influence maker such as Krugman would openly tout the tactic of the government lying regarding a full-scale invasion in order to accomplish its goals.

The bible says that in the Tribulation, "And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity the sea and the waves roaring" (Luke 21:25). I mentioned yesterday that the seas roaring is a symbol for the restless populations. "Though certainly the interpretation can be made that this is literally the seas roaring, indeed, there are so many natural disasters occurring now and will occur in the Tribulation it is more than possible, but I don't think it means only that. In Isaiah it is explained what the metaphor means: "Isaiah 17:12 Oh, the raging of many nations--they rage like the raging sea! Oh, the uproar of the peoples--they roar like the roaring of great waters!"

The word 'distress' or in other translations, "anguish" in the Greek means: "tension from difficult circumstances that "won't move" which produces distress (anguish) – causing someone to feel "locked in". It means that there will be problems that the decision-makers cannot solve, and the populations are restless and rebelling because of it. We see the beginning of that status now.

The protracted period of non-decision making and the intractable global problems also set up another prophecy to be fulfilled: the antichrist's solutions will appeal so greatly to the world that they will accept him quickly.

Meanwhile, back in the present (and on earth) I note that the casual mention of space aliens can be marked as a success on satan's side. The influx of Hollywood movies with the theme, television programs, books, comic books, and video games on the theme of intelligent life from outer space, all have desensitized the human psyche to the normal recoil that used to occur in the pre-1940s when speaking of the subject. Now we take it as a matter of course that such beings exist. And in Krugman's case, they can be used as a convenient lie to spend us into oblivion in order that the economy would revive. (Remember, angels are off-planet intelligent beings, some of whom from satan's side are intent on destroying us.)

In any case, it's come to this: the people at the highest levels who are supposed to be offering solutions to the problems of the day are now simply babbling. Next to Krugman, who wouldn't embrace the genius solutions that the flattering and smooth antichrist comes up with?

3 comments:

  1. I just literally smacked my forehead.

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  2. wow what a hot mess world we live in today

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  3. My husband and I were discussing this very topic last night!! How we have become so conditioned to believe in space aliens by the media - not just television and block-buster movies (Star Trek - and yes, I always liked ST-NG as well as the original - as well as Stargate, Star Wars, etc), but also by the amazing amount of Sci-Fi we Americans read (if you still have a bookstore in your neighborhood, check out the Sci-Fi section!). It was a lively and interesting conversation. Then, he pulled out a DVD and we watched Independence Day again. :) :)

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