Video Weekend 07-21-2018 (9 videos)

Instead of watching big boys chase balls, this weekend you can watch Wendy Brown, Richard Wolf, Jesse Ventura, Brigida Santos, Bernie Sanders, Mike Prysner, Chris Hedges, Paul Jay, Thom Hartmann, and others dissect neoliberalism and the theft of the American Dream, debunk the myths about protectionism and “free” trade as well as socialism and Venezuela, elucidate wage slavery plus illuminate and joke about our ongoing fake politics. Video categories:

  1. Neoliberalism = Neofeudalism
  2. Economic Reality
  3. Truth & Comedy
  4. Rip-Off U.S. Economy
  5. America’s Loss of America
  6. The Big Smear: Socialism & Venezuela
  7. Fake Politics: Trump, Russia…
  8. Political Insight & Humor

I. Neoliberalism = Neofeudalism

Humanity for sale:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Wendy Brown: How Neoliberalism Threatens Democracy“)

 

II. Economic Reality

Protectionism vs Free Trade:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Richard Wolff and the title: “Economic Update: Historic Lessons“)

 

III. Truth & Comedy

Best segment: 13:29-14:12 min.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jesse Ventura, Brigida Santos, and the title: “Political Satire & Chapo Trap House“)

 

IV. Rip-Off U.S. Economy

An exceptional documentary (with a lot of exceptional people like Bernie inside) that I thought I shared before but apparently didn’t. One worth watching again, even if you saw it before:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream [FULL FILM]“)

A cool quick snippet:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Collapse of The American Dream Explained in Animation“)

 

V. America’s Loss of America

Two-and-a-half minutes of Chris Hedges say it all:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges on Wage Slavery“)

 

VI. The Big Smear: Socialism & Venezuela

Truth vs the establishment’s propaganda and smears served to you daily on TV:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Mike Prysner and the title: “Leftist Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode“)

In reality, the Bolivarian Movement catapulted Venezuela far up economically and socially and is currently faced with a cold war from the U.S., other corrupt foreign governments, an International oil price crisis, and its own large corporations and upper classers, all of whom want socialist measures to fail in order to protect their own capitalism-based privileges. Did the Venezuelan government, Presidents Chavez and Maduro make any mistakes? Everybody makes mistakes. What I would list as Venezuelan mistakes are (A) not being radical enough and (B) being way too lenient on the treacherous and criminally acting elitist opposition and hostile corporations. You can read a lot of details on the Venezuelan situation in Why “Twenty-First-Century Socialism” Failed and also (as well as see video reports) right here.

 

VII. Fake Politics: Trump, Russia…

Lots of sharp insights from Paul Jay (in between some lulls):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Paul Jay and the title: “Trump: A Symptom of a System in Decay“)

 

VIII. Political Insight & Humor

Some good parts scattered throughout:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Steve Bhaerman has the Cure to Electile Dysfunction”)

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