Political Awakening Video Weekend 10-21-2018 (13 videos)

Much of this weekend’s video compilation deals with the media’s (incl. social media’s) meddling with our minds and their takeover by the corporate state that consolidates economic and political power in the hands of a few and with how we can and must fight back to free ourselves from this yoke and make good lives possible.

Stars: Chris Hedges, Liza Featherstone, Helen Buyniski, Lee Camp, Carey Wedler, Thom Hartmann, Greg Palast, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, Abby Martin, Richard Wolff, Allan Nairn, Naomi Karavani, John O’Donnell, and the amazing Nick Brana.

Topics:

  1. Slavery through PR
  2. The Great Unlightenment: the New Dark Age
  3. Voter Blocking
  4. Corporate Tyranny Explained
  5. Free Speech & Transparent Government
  6. Immigrants & Economy
  7. Integrity against Fascism
  8. Social Media Coup
  9. Wikipedia Coup
  10. Great Hedges & Dore Talk
  11. Left & Right Rebellion
  12. The Need for a Revolution
  13. MPP: The Brewing Revolution

 

I. Slavery through PR

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Liza Featherstone, Chris Hedges , and the title: “ON CONTACT: Popular opinion, ‘MadMen’ & the Power Elites”)

Note: One key term: “participatory fascism” = being allowed to participate in consumerism or other irrelevant things while getting power taken from us.

 

II. The Great Unlightenment: the New Dark Age

Place the people in the dark:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Lee Camp and the title: “[130] The Scary Crushing Of Dissident Voices w/ Carey Wedler“)

 

III. Voter Blocking

Never to forget, the “Democratic” Party did exactly the same thing to people who wanted to vote for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries (meaning both major parties are corporate tools betraying the American public):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Did Republicans Knock Off More than 10% of Eligible Voters? (w/ Greg Palast)“)

 

IV. Corporate Tyranny Explained

Nader explains the corporate tyranny. He didn’t seem to be in his best shape that day, so parts of his speech aren’t as clear as usual. Still, the first 56 minutes are very informative, and 1:23:52 minutes in (during the Q&A session) he gives another valuable insight. These are precious tidbits rarely popping up anywhere else:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Nader on Fighting Corporate Power Today“)

 

V. Free Speech & Transparent Government

Julian Assange update:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore, Abby Martin, and the title: “Wikileaks Reveals Real Reason Julian Assange Is Being Abandoned“)

 

VI. Immigrants & Economy

Since the 1st half of this clip isn’t all that new, I have set the sharing to 16:18 minutes in, so as to get to the main point made in the second half: the explanation of why illegal immigrants are not the cause of our economic problems and how to address this fake news of the far-right demagogues.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Richard Wolff and the title: “Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism“)

 

VII. Integrity against Fascism

Part 1: Our corrupted democracy allows us to vote for our dictators. This is discussed in the first section which concludes that it’s supposed to be quite easy to take over the “Democratic” Party because the radical right so easily took over the GOP with a few hundred thousand activists coming from the local district level. I believe I detect a flaw in this conclusion, though: namely, right-wingers are always beloved and financed by the oligarchy because they act as their disingenuous and mind-warped tools. Activists of, by, and for the people won’t get that support. They have a true fight to fight, not a fake fight (of claiming to drain the swamp and making America great “again” while filling the swamp and making America even worse).

Part 2: All the brazen crookery by airlines. Really sad how today’s airlines treat their passengers like trash. I am not sure though if this part is really important enough to share.

Part 3: In the wrap-up an excellent explanation is given of the fascist takeover strategy in Brazil. While this may seem far away and therefore irrelevant for you, there is much to be learned from this about what is currently going on or may be just around the corner here in the U.S. — A clear conclusion I draw: We absolutely need a corruption-free, anti-corporatist, honest, truly democratic people’s party like the one the Movement for a People’s Party has been building up to since 2017. Since this is the critical part of this Ralph Nader Radio Hour episode, I am sharing this video beginning at this time stamp:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Allan Nairn, Ralph Nader, and the title: “Neo-Fascism/Flyers’ Bill of Rights“)

 

VIII. Social Media Coup

Lee Camp at his best:

Note: I succinctly explained the fire sale of Sears by its CEO into his own pocket before. You can read it here.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Redacted Tonight, Lee Camp, Naomi Karavani, John O’Donnell, and the title: “~216~ Crushing Independent Media, The Midterms Are Rigged, Huge Die-Off“)

 

IX. Wikipedia Coup

Public discourse contaminated on Wikipedia, too. Helen Buyniski exposes Jimmy Wales’ egalitarian Wikipedia as yet another tool of the ruling elite. To think I once donated to Wikipedia as it seemed like one of the last information super highway sites left on the evermore commercialized and corporatized Internet. The human world of this age is truly ruled by money, Big Blood Money, which is why I have always wished that I had never been born into it:

Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Chris Hedges, Helen Buyniski, and the title: “ON CONTACT: Wikipedia – A Tool Of The Ruling Elite“)

 

X. Hedges & Dore

A personal introduction of (and a bit of fun with) Chris Hedges talking with Jimmy Dore:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: “Reporter Tells Truth About War & Gets Fired By NYTimes w/Chris Hedges“)

 

XI. Left & Right Rebellion

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: ” Can Far Right & Left Fight Together Against Corporatism? w/Chris Hedges (part 2)”)

 

XII. The Need for a Revolution

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: ” Late Stage Capitalism Is Killing America w/Chris Hedges (part 3)”)

 

XIII. MPP: The Brewing Revolution

After so many bad news, let’s not despair. The people’s movement is growing and the path to success becoming ever clearer:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Nick Brana and the title: “MPP About Us Complete Film Finale – Something’s Happening Here”)

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Ending Note: To get the word out despite of Social Media blocking, please widely share links to these posts. You can also help in other ways (including much needed financial support if you can afford it). And don’t forget to sign up for notifications (you may never again hear of a post here on Social Media as the blocking ratchets up)! Together can we change this messed-up world.

 

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