- Amidst “alien invasion” rant, many miss the point that NY Times economist was advocating a staged crisis
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet -
Amidst the melodramatic reaction to economist Paul Krugman’s eyebrow-raising rant about the impact an alien invasion would have on the US economy, many have missed the point, that Krugman was calling on the government to manufacture a staged event or a war to act as a smokescreen for the continued looting of the American people.
Numerous different political strategists have called on President Obama to exploit a staged crisis in order to reinvigorate his domestic political agenda as Obama slumps to his his lowest ever approval rating.
Every indication shows that Obama is on his way to a landslide defeat in 2012, which is why Democratic strategists have said the only thing that will save his presidency is a domestic terror attack on the scale of Oklahoma City or 9/11.
Appearing on Chris Matthews’ MSNBC Hardball show last year, former Clintonite and Democrat operative Mark Penn said Obama needed an OKC bombing-style event to regain his popularity.
“Remember, President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma, right?” said Penn. “And the president right now seems removed. It wasn’t until that speech [after the bombing] that [Clinton] really clicked with the American public. Obama needs a similar defining moment.”
Former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton Robert Shapiro echoed similar rhetoric when he wrote in the Financial Times that only an OKC bombing or 9/11 style event could provide Obama with the opportunity to demonstrate that he is a strong leader.
“The bottom line here is that Americans don’t believe in President Obama’s leadership,” said Shapiro, adding, “He has to find some way between now and November of demonstrating that he is a leader who can command confidence and, short of a 9/11 event or an Oklahoma City bombing, I can’t think of how he could do that.”