Political Awakening Video Weekend 08-26-2018 (11 videos)

Once again a lively and very informative mix of videos to grow our political awakening, awareness, and ideas. Stars: Ralph Nader, Mike Figueredo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff, Chris Hedges, Nomi Prins, Ana Kasparian, The Rational National, Emma Vigeland, and our future president Nick Braña (in order of appearance). Topics:

  1. System Analysis
  2. How to Pay for a Good Country
  3. Systemic Inequality through Exploitation
  4. Our D-R Ping-Pong-Politics
  5. The Banksters’ World
  6. Fascist-Style Opinion Suppression (in the U.S.!)
  7. Our Culture’s Distorted Mentality
  8. Exiling Dissident Americans
  9. Federal Jobs Guarantee Explained
  10. People’s Party

Sorry for being late (Sunday). I mentioned my forced lack of time in my Friday post titled “We Need a Considerate Compassionate Culture”.  

 

I. System Analysis

Not to miss: Nader and Hedges talking (just audio but great).

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Ralph Nader, Chris Hedges, and the title: “The Falling of the American Empire”)

 

II. How to Pay for a Good Country

Check out the ‘How to We Pay For It’ double standard:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Mike Figueredo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), and the title: “Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out the ‘How to We Pay For It’ Double Standard“)

 

III. Systemic Inequality through Exploitation

An echo from 2016 but still current:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: “Denmark McDonalds Employees Earn HOW MUCH? [Warning: Happiness Ahead]“)

 

IV. Our D-R Ping-Pong-Politics

This very well described mechanism of our Repocratic-Dempublican politics starts at 14:52 minutes in:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Richard Wolff and the title: “Economic Update: Capitalism, Changed by its Contradictions“)

 

V. The Banksters’ World

Amazing! Instead of taking bank stocks in exchange for the bail-out gift (to place the stocks into the Social Security funds and thereby repair our rigged system somewhat) the bought government gave the banksters free money to buy back their sold stocks to make these criminals even richer and prepare an even bigger economic crash! (under our Hope and Change Obama, btw!):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Chris Hedges, Nomi Prins, and the title: “How Central Bankers reshaped the world economy following the 2008 economic crisis“)

 

VI. Fascist-Style Opinion Suppression (in the U.S. Today!)

Using secret manipulations, both secret and overt violence, plus fake self-representation as marginalized victims and martyrs is straight from the Fascist playbook: @@@~

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Young Turks, Ana Kasparian and the title: “Ana EXPOSES Turning Point USA“)

 

VII. Our Culture’s Distorted Mentality

As I pointed out before, we live in a neo-pharaonic culture, glorifying billionaire god-kings, shaming their poor victims, and playing the middle to support the immoral and world-destructive status quo:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Rational National and the title: “Billionaire Elon Musk Complains About Hard Life In NYT Story“)

 

VIII. Exiling Dissident Americans

… will be next. Scary! First the globalist oligarchs took away our government, economy, and country, and before long they will take away our citizenship and deport us if we don’t lick their boots. The first step is starting now by racking up denaturalizations (which aren’t exactly new, btw). The scary aspect of the next step (deporting ANY American citizens not wanted by the oligarchy which I think also happened before, btw) doesn’t seem to occur to Emma Vigeland, who seems to be one of those vote-D-against-R/T minded, tribe-R-is-bad tribe-D-is-good manipulated folks, unfortunately:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Emma Vigeland and the title: “Trump’s Next Move: Deport Naturalized Citizens“)

 

IX. Federal Jobs Guarantee Explained

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Emma Vigeland and the title: “Federal Jobs Guarantee EXPLAINED“)

 

X. People’s Party

Two comments on this important talk of Nick Braña with Jimmy Dore: 1.) Better replace the word “conservative” with “corporatist”. 2.) I am also disappointed by Bernie sticking with the “Democratic” Party after it revealed its corporatist corruption by so blatantly rigging its own primaries against him in 2016. I wanted him to start a people’s party or run green right then and there. I agree that he missed his historic moment of rescuing America (and possibly the world) by starting the People’s Party to turn the ship around from its course over the cliff. Still, I think I understand Bernie’s attempt to cast his lot with attempted D-party reform because he has for so long been struggling with American voter’s idiocy of believing their votes wasted when they vote for what they actually want instead of a “lesser evil”. I do think he is betting on the wrong horse. A new People’s Party, IMHO, is the most promising path to take. Still progressive pressure from multiple sides (new party, third party coalitions, growing public awareness, and inside pressure in the D-party) is both unavoidable and synergistically productive. Still, with a new party formed ideally in a broad independent and existing third parties inclusive people’s coalition being the most promising path, this is where Bernie should turn, better sooner than later since he is losing political capital by his attempts to cozy up to the “Democratic” corporatists and tribal party zombies in the hope to prevent another rigging in 2020 like the one in 2016.

Anyway, here is the Jimmy and Nick conversation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Nick Braña, Jimmy Dore, and the title: “Bernie Explains Need For Third Party “)

End note: I guess what we are really seeing here is Bernie’s disappointment with a stupid American electorate. We the people, throughout his life, have not been supporting independents and third parties like we should have. Not having a parliamentarian system nor smart voting methods (like approval or ranked choice voting) does indeed make the rise of new parties tough in the U.S. but not impossible. I believe it is more possible than reforming a corrupt establishment party like the D or R Party.

The conversation continues getting into some of the nitty-gritty of forming and growing the People’s Party:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Nick Braña, Jimmy Dore, and the title: “Unions Working Towards Starting Third Party w/Nick Brana“)

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2 thoughts on “Political Awakening Video Weekend 08-26-2018 (11 videos)

  1. The video of Bernie from 25 years ago compared to a recent interview…It’s scary how much Bernie has fallen for the tripe that the DNC passes off as a progressive agenda. Wish we could time travel and bring Bernie Sanders from the 90s up to today and have him run as a third party candidate!

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    1. I suspect, Bernie has been standing too long on a forlorn post and can’t quite believe that the majority of the American people is finally ready for his political revolution.

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