Political Awakening Video Weekend 08-18-2018 (14 videos)

Highly informative videos matched with commentary for depth and context. Don’t miss these! Major issues:

  1. how to eliminate the electoral spoiler effect
  2. learning proper policies by looking at human pain
  3. words of reason on election fraud
  4. economic free fall, a reality for many Americans
  5. we need more than better candidates
  6. predatory economy, media bias & tribalism , voter gaslighting, mentally growing up, corruption, immigration, censorship


I. System Analysis

… or The Universal Aspect of Pain :

The rich may have all the joys this universe offers. But to improve our human-made world of gives and takes, we better take a look at people’s pain. I wanted to share this video much earlier, but somehow didn’t, probably because I postponed it in order for a Youtube version to show up. (I hate the way Facebook handles videos). Well, a Youtube version has since come into existence, and searching around for a while, I did find it (rarely easy to do when one’s search is based on Facebook-posted videos since they come without titles). Anyway, here it is. Very worth watching:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “MPP-TV Episode Five Interview With Progressive Writer Teodrose Fikre“)

Nick Braña indicates: Trump = the physical caricature and embodiment of capitalism.

Teddy Fikre: “This is not a democracy. It’s a kleptocracy. And as long as we keep giving our votes to this, and giving legitimacy to something that’s clearly illegitimate (~70% of people don’t even vote, and most of the rest also don’t approve of our government… so you have the barest of approval and a governance that a clear super majority is against)…”

Teddy Fikre: “Both institutions [R&D-Party] are the same poison.”

~-21min: Nick: “In the latest 2018 primaries, all Our Revolution and Justice Democrats candidates were eliminated. This strategy of taking over this fundamentally corrupt institution (D-Party) isn’t working.” — Previously he explained that the D-Party has many levels of control (for example redrawing voting districts (gerrymandering) against progressive challengers within their own party, not to mention ways to bring them to heel).

Teddy: “Putting new tires on a car that’s a lemon won’t help. ”

Teddy quoting someone: “A recession is when your neighbor loses his job. A depression is when you lose your job.”

Teddy: “Their [the billionaire’s] gain comes at our pain. … As long as you keep voting for the same two toxic parties that have been poisoning the economy and bleeding the planet… don’t expect any kind of a different outcome.” –- Spot on! Very well said indeed!

P.S.: If for some reason you want the Facebook link, here it is.


II. Better Voting System

… eliminating the spoiler effect:

By now you may have noticed that our voting system is flawed, giving us “representatives” which represent Big Money instead of us. One commonly proposed improvement is Ranked Choice Voting (A.K.A. Instant Runoff Voting) where low-vote candidates are eliminated one by one in a sequence of comparison rounds, get replaced by the next ranked choice on your ballot, until one emerges as the winner. A similar, simpler, but less well known alternative is Score Voting (where you don’t rank your choices but give each candidate a score and the candidate with the highest average score wins, all in a single vote count round. Some time ago I came across the below speech where an even simpler alternative to our moronic current system is argued for. It’s quite interesting, and in a sense most of us already know it from Facebook. It’s called “Approval Voting”, basically having the candidate with the most likes win (an interesting idea):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Sex, drugs & the equal vote – fulfilling the founding vision | Mark Frohnmayer | TEDxSalem “)

But what on Earth does he mean with “top two” such as “approval voting + top two”??? MAYBE THERE IS A BETTER EXPLANATION OUT THERE SOMEWHERE?”


III. Economy

How Predatory Capitalism Works (short and clear):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How Mitt Romney Ended Toys R Us“)

Economic Free Fall:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White“)


IV. Election Fraud

A word of Reason on Election Fraud : The famous drop in a bucket. There may have been some real Russian meddling in 2016, but did it do anything more than shine a light on how rigged and hackable our election system is? Thom Hartmann explains that 500,000 democratic voters may have been identified by a Russian agent who may have passed the list, along with some money, to the GOP or its allies. But, doesn’t this raise the question, what these domestic election meddlers do with such information? And when you take a look at how rigged our election process is by our money aristocracy led by multinational robber billionaires — starting from the very decision of who is allowed on the ballot, moving through corporate media brainwashing of the public, and terminating in voter suppression, ballot spoilage, and vote count tampering — doesn’t any Russian meddling look like a mere drop in the bucket? It sure does to me. Does it make any sense to assume that some Russians would be the only people interested in affecting our electoral outcomes? That they had the highest interest? That they would be among the biggest players? Or that they have better access than the many goons within our own borders? If you haven’t done so, maybe check out my 2016 election theft page and the links on it.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Could the Missing 500,000 Democratic Votes Have Changed the 2016 Outcome?”)

The primaries alone make your head spin. And sadly, there have been many attempts by citizens to expose and prosecute huge domestic election fraud, but the establishment media have hushed it all up, witnesses have been murdered, and courts have blocked investigations or let evidence destroyers go unpunished. It’s to me as if we were going for a walk in the forest and suddenly shot at by members of the money aristocracy which decided to go hunting human beings for sport. We’d notice that one of those man hunters (only one!) happens to be be Russian, and we go: “Russia, Russia, Russia!!!”

A little intro on voting machine hacking by Jimmy Dore:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “11yr Old Hacked Election Results In Under 10 Minutes“)

Old election stealing practices are alive and well as we move towards the midterms:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Proof Of Election Interference: It’s the Republicans Illegally Taking Your Vote“)

And don’t you think the Dems don’t cheat, too! Remember their horrendous rigging of their own primaries in 2016.


V. Candidates Are Not Enough

The following clip should serve as a reminder that system-challenging candidates are not able to carry through true change alone. It is we, the people, who must become the driving force. Candidates can only represent us, and only as far as we carry them. The more alone they are in their battle, the more they must compromise and go with the flow of the corrupt system so they can stick around and have any chance at all.

Point in case: Bernie did us, the people, an enormous service by putting issues on the table which our fascist oligarchy had long put off the table. Still, he seems to be taking his strategy of reforming the “Democratic” Party back to it’s mid-20th-century people-friendly core principles too far when he plays along with some of the DP myths (such as that Hillary won the primaries fair and square, or the Russia-Russia-meddling hysteria, and his latest adoption of the DP’s Trump-Putin mud slinging). I have come to think he plays along so much in order to prevent another rigging against him in 2020, and that is understandable for someone in his shoes; but I agree with JT that this is definitely going too far. It really crosses the line when a “Libertarian” is made to look good in contrast:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Debases Himself In Fit Of Russian Hysteria; Rand Paul Wins Argument“)

Note: The reason I put Libertarian in quotes is because Libertarians oppose liberty, not promote it. (when you promote the liberty of bullies to bully everyone else taking their liberty away, that’s not promoting liberty)


VI. Media & Tribalism

My tribe can do no wrong. The other tribe can do no right. That ancient instinct with which we are all born makes us very vulnerable to manipulation from a corrupt top. We need to grow mentally and learn to override such dumb instincts with the intelligent thinking ability with which most of us were also born. And, no. This establishment TV pundit is no idiot. He is a hack. He manipulates people who allow themselves to be idiots. Don’t do that! Grow up! Transcend idiotic instincts! Become a thoughtful American, the kind we can all be proud of and rely on in the struggle for a world worth living in:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hannity: “If You Cheat.. Are You Gonna Be Honest With Your Country?”“)


VII. Mentality

… and voter gaslighting:

How people who lucked out in the system that screws everyone else don’t get what’s really wrong:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Celebrities Shame Voters Instead Of The Powerful“)


VIII. Green Energy

This is the 1st or 2nd time I have ever shared an advertisement video… because it’s so moving:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Let’s create a world that runs entirely on green energy“)

One caveat: our “home” does not only supply us with the sustenance we need, but also with the disease and death we would rather not involuntarily suffer. This is is where our own, human, actions come in… which are undermined and prevented by a corrupt econo-political system that pits us against each other fighting over profits, justice, and scraps.


IX. Corrupted Justice System

Money corrupting our justice system:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “America’s For-Profit Criminal Justice is Crushing the Poor“)


X. Immigration

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Abolish ICE & Aviva Chomsky”)


XI. Censorship

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Facebook Now Targeting Left Wing Pages As Predicted “)

Note: My ability to post about my Beanstock’s World posts on Facebook is also getting increasingly censored away! Before long, you may never hear of a new post on here if you haven’t signed up for notifications by RSS or email. So, if you haven’t done so yet, better do it now. And also help getting this site better known by sharing it with friends since social media like Facebook are of little help and citizen journalists don’t get access to national TV or radio channels and can’t afford advertisement, smart phone apps, and such. So, if we don’t want to drown in the establishment’s propaganda, we all must do our part, no matter how small.


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