Friday, September 4, 2020

Paul Krugman is an Anarchist Denier

Paul Krugman
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes:
There’s not much to be said about Trump’s claims that people “in the dark shadows” control Biden and that mysterious people dressed in black are menacing Republicans, except that not long ago it would have been inconceivable for any major-party politician to engage in this kind of conspiracy theorizing.

There’s a bit more to be said about his claims of rampant violence and destruction in “anarchic jurisdictions” — namely, that these claims bear little resemblance to the mostly peaceful reality.
But invisible anarchists are all Trump has left.
The thing you have to know about Krugman is that to him pretty much everything is invisible until it is obvious.

Remember in 1988, he wrote:
The growth of the Internet will slow drastically...By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet's impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine's.
In 2012, his book, End This Depression Now!, was published. The problem is that the recession ended three years earlier after the second quarter of 2009.

Red bars indicate period of recession.
As for Krugman's "invisible" anarchists slap at Trump.

First off, there are such anarchists and they really do want to burn the country down. They are really becoming open about it, see: This is Who AOC Follows on Twitter.

I have talked to them and in 2013 I gave a speech in front of some of them.

Since that speech, they appear to have become much more organized and funded.

From a source who knows: Last weekend during "protests," one night Oakland police arrested about 30, not one of them was black (in Oakland!) and not one of them was from Oakland.

Saturday afternoon of that weekend at Lake Merritt, they held shield training on how to use shields against the police.

This does not mean there are not other protesters who are not anarchists but the others fall into two categories, useful idiot white lefties who unknowingly (?) provide cover for the anarchists and urban primitives who come out for the looting. Oakland has been pretty much looted out so urban primitives don't show up as much in Oakland anymore

It should also be noted that the protester that punched a copper protecting Rand Paul in Washington D.C. was from Orlando, Florida. They get around.

From what I know, Trump's claim of well-financed anarchists flying from riot to riot is not an extreme claim.



1 comment:

  1. Tim Pool has reported that people flying into cities to protest and riot is nothing new and has been going on for at least his entire journalism career. That the people working in the media covering protests and riots even call these people "the tourists". So Trump is bad for talking about something that the media doesn't want talked about even though they know about it and it has been going on for longer than Trump has been in office.