This weekly post specializes on collecting the best videos of the week at least some of which you may have missed being busy working or studying. Sometimes older ones, like documentaries, are also shared. But with so much amazing stuff happening as right now, it’s all recent stuff. Some of the main characters this week: Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Door, AOC, Richard Wolff, Jill Stein, Lee Camp, Julian Assange, Graham Elwood, THR, just to mention a few.
- Bernie on FOX: Wow!
- Medicare for All: How Bernie will Pay
- The Dem-Rep Collusion – Past, Present, & 2020
(understanding how the twin-party tyranny mauls us)
- Economic Update: Two Top-Notch Episodes Not to Miss!
(distraction from above, marginalizing the victims, fighting back from below, Venezuelan historic resistance, presidents, banks, employers vs employees, false work ethos…)
- The Assange Conspiracy
(incl. his awesome achievements vital for democracy, the reasons behind his persecution, and the current war on truth)
- AOC – Is She Real, Our Priorities, Green New Deal…
I. Bernie on FOX: Wow!
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Wall Street Terrified After Bernie Crushes On Fox — The Political Vigilante”)
Just remember, friends, that we must go way beyond a single political candidate. The presidency is not enough.
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-21-2019 (20 videos)”
The overarching theme of Wikileak’s Julian Assange, his history, accomplishments, past celebrity status, recent arrest and current instrumentalization in our oligarchy’s war on free speech and democracy, the forces and interests behind his arrest, and the far reaching consequences of it all, even criminalizing freedom of the press and turning truth-telling into a crime. The horrors likely facing him. Also the reasons why powerful politicians and journalists don’t stand up for him and the basic concepts of free press and democracy… There is a lot to be learned this weekend in and around the news and conversations held along this theme. Great words and revelations from lots of remarkable people: Snowden, Chomsky, Greenwald, Chris Hedges, Tulsi Gabbard, AOC, Tim Black, Jimmy Dore, Mike Figueredo, to mention only a few, also various insiders and a really impressive really powerful speech by Kim Iversen. If you have no time to watch anything else, listen to her clip that summarizes a lot.
These videos are very worth watching. So much to learn and be up to speed about.
- Julian Assange’s Arrest
- Jimmy Dore – “Save The Internet Act” Passes In the House
- Jimmy Dore – Why all that agression against Assange
- Jimmy Dore – Assange, Tulsi, & the “Dems”
- Media & Ignorance & Party Politics & Freedom of the Press on Trial
- AOC on Manning and Assange, Ecuadorians on Assange
- Assange’s History: Now Pawned, He Used to be Celebrated
- Powerful Final Words
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-14-2019 (22 videos) — The Assange Story”
As the Tax Day is about to hit us over the head or under the belt line again, it makes sense to give a thought or two about how proper or improper our tax system is.
Clearly, lots of people across the political spectrum hate taxes, or at least their own taxes, or would like others to be taxed more, or – in some cases – gladly pay their taxes as a contribution to the society that grants them a civilized life. (I once belonged to the latter group.)
But how many of us have actually thought this through? What our taxes are for and what they could be used for instead?
Since many of us are busy meeting the deadline, I want to keep this article as short as possible, only throwing out a funny historic remembrance and some food-for-thought seeds for our future. Continue reading “Proper Tax vs. Iɯdɹodǝɹ ┴ɐx”
This weekend’s video collection of political, economic, and societal issues – both problems and their solutions – is mixed with significantly more written commentary than usual, basically merged with an article. The writing is added to tie the clips together and also enhance the understanding they bring. This particular compilation is also dominated by a heavy focus on one big major theme that is growing in popularity and public discourse: the concept of a Universal Basic Income. Here are many of the pros and cons and how a UBI fits into the big picture. Other topics: an ethical society, news on the corporate media, healthcare, Tulsi Gabbard, liberty, whistleblowers (Manning & Assange), top-run dividedness of the people, Venezuela’s economic reality, and a political comedy session.
- UBI: Introduction
- UBI: Active & Passive Incomes, Taxed or Not
- UBI: Just Printing Money for a UBI is not the Correct Way
- UBI: Social Context and Effects of a UBI
- UBI: A panel discussion with further insights
- UBI: Here is another pretty good discussion
- UBI: The UBI-Scam-Worry on the Left
- UBI: Well Made Point Concerning the Ethics in Our Society
- Lee Camp Exposes Our Ayn-Rand-Style Corporate Media
- Healthcare: An American Tourist’s Healthcare Experience in Europe
- Tulsi Opposes Torture and Regime Change Wars
- Where is our Freedom Party?
- Talk: Chelsea Manning, Grand Juries, College, Mega Corporate Non-Free Market
- Our History: The Divided Poor Utilized by the Rich
- World, Corrupticians, & Media: Backstabbing Assange
- World: Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Explained
- Comedy: Jimmy, Graham, Ron, Stef…
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-07-2019 (20 videos) — Biggest Topic: UBI”
Once more an enlightening video compilation so we can spend time on our weekend to educate ourselves for desirable change rather than letting ourselves be dumbed down by the corporate media. Enjoy!
- Society: The Crippling Corporate Culture
- Isms: Socialism vs Fascism
- Corruption: Law Run by the Thieves – The ‘Big Four’
- Revolutionary History: What to learn from the Bolsheviks
- Unions: Top Middle-Class Unionizing Against its Decline
- News: U.S. Election Rigging, Venezuela, Yellow Vests, Social Media Censorship
- Media: ‘The Cleaners’ Who Scrub Social Media
- World: U.S. Sabotage of Venezuelan Power Plant?
- Capitalism: Greed Ends the Age of Antibiotics
- Change: Government is a Tool
- Democracy: Our Fraudulent Elections
- A Good Life for All: The Citizen Dividend (a.k.a. UBI)
I. Society: The Crippling Corporate Culture
Here is an old, yet outstanding, speech by Chris Hedges. It’s from April 3, 2013. If you are certain to have heard most of this before and are short on time, you may fast forward to 1:05:32 where his wrap-up starts and hits hard: https://youtu.be/KJ9nvAX-S1g?t=3932 Otherwise, here the clip starts from the beginning:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges – America from the Outside – How the World sees US – 2013”)
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-30-2019 (12 videos)”
Biggest theme this weekend: capitalism, esp. its war on the people, incl. the new “Woke” Capitalists (The Empire Strikes Back). But also insights on our politics’ corruption and a SILVER BULLET for curing us of it. Plus various other topics, including more on AOC, Medicare & Social Security, the Green New Deal, the Silver Spooners, and the ongoing trickery of the “Democratic” Party to defeat Bernie in 2020 and how we may fight back.
- The Political Minions of the Oligarchy
- “Woke” Capitalists (The Empire Strikes Back)
- Stagnant Wages & the End of the Education Moves-You-Up Myth
- AOC (Competent & Immune to Establishment Smears)
- The War on Medicare & Social Security
- A Silver Bullet to Clean up Political Corruption
- Our War Economy
- World Politics: Venezuela
- Marx’s Actual Take on Religion
- Capitalism Discussions with Economists
- Green New Deal
- AOC vs Ivanka: Real People vs Silver Spooners
- “D”-Party Trickery revealed by an Insider: Why so many candidates? & Silencing Tulsi to Eliminate Bernie
- Mindset for a Good World
Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-24-2019 (19 videos)”
You may have heard of fantasy game players, such as Dungeons & Dragons role-players or computer RPG-players, being declared Satanists. When players play good-spirited adventurers fighting monsters and demons (which most of them do — playing evil characters tends to be a rare humorous exception), there is no direct logic in declaring these players Satanists. Instead, the logic stands behind the curtain. Continue reading “Why RPGs are Framed as Satanism”