I’m sure readers have noticed the sudden drumbeat of “Economic recession! We’re doomed!” headlines and articles all over the country. They were so simultaneous and so contrived that it was obvious they were being coordinated by a single source. The Gormogons laid it out neatly.
If only there were a way to defeat Trump’s economic record. Early attempts to dismiss it as a Potemkin boon only benefiting the ultra-wealthy—you saw this in the Democrat debates—didn’t jive with the fatter paychecks lower class and lower middle class folks were finally depositing in parched bank accounts. Time for the Ultimate Weapon: in order to win the election, the Democrats would need to destroy the economy.
So, in late July, orders were issued from the DNC to start creating panic and fear in the voter’s hearts. Recession is coming! It’s almost here, the message went like some Game of Thrones fantasy (which is how an increasing number of voters understand politics). Within hours, the headlines appears on all the major outlets.
Just Google “economy beat trump recession,” and behold the hundreds of news articles warning voters that a recession is certainly coming, all written in the last two weeks.
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… here’s a simple test to see if the media are driving the recession or if the recession is what economists would call a… well, a recession:
(a) Do you understand the reason for the recession?
(b) If not, it’s media-faked.
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If you can’t explain what’s causing a current recession, the media can’t, either. They’re making it up.
Tanking the economy is pretty easy if you control the message.
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It’s all about Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. There’s no actual trigger for these recessions—the real ones, like 2007, last for years. These smaller ones are intended to hurt the majority of American just long enough to switch to a Democratic vote. And that’s plenty easy.
There’s more at the link.
I’d say that’s about right. The fundamentals of America’s Main Street economy are pretty good right now. The Wall Street economy – big money, investors, the moneyed class – isn’t doing as well; but then, they don’t care about the Main Street economy unless they control it and are making money out of it. They’re also not Trump supporters, for the most part. They’re on board with taking down the Main Street economy, and using the crisis to take over as much of it as they can get their hands on.
It’s pretty transparent. One hopes, for the sake of this country, that it fails.