Political Awakening Video Weekend 10-27-2018 (20 videos)

Once again, this weekend, we can do more for our minds than watching boys chase balls.

Stars: Ralph Nader, Michael Lighty, Richard Wolff, Bernie Sanders, Anya Parampil, George Galloway, Naomi Karavani, Lee Camp, Matt Orfalea, Thom Hartmann, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Niko House, Stef Zamorano, Nellie McKay, Kyle Kulinski, Steve Oh, Tim Canova, David Doel (The Rational National), Taya Graham, Morris Pearl (Patriotic Millionaires), Paul Jay, Ben Nortond.

Topics:

  1. Healthcare, Corporate, & Political Runaway Corruption & Organizing Against This
  2. Hope: The People’s Movement Surging
  3. Recent Bernie Speech (Pressing Forward)
  4. Economy (Market, Taxes, & ISMs)
  5. Right Wing (Debunking, Shift, & Media)
  6. Culture & Mentality: Life vs Profits
  7. Surprise: The Patriotic Millionaires Group
  8. Empire (U.S.-Saudi Collusion)
  9. Corporations Exceeding Nations
  10. Amazing Progressive Campaign Video
  11. DNC Lawsuit Update
  12. Whistleblowers
  13. Climate Change
  14. Humor: Jimmy Dore Confronting the Treacherous “Dem” Party

 

I. Healthcare, Corporate, & Political Runaway Corruption & Organizing Against This

Great episode of the Ralph Nader Radio Hour. One not to be missed!

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Ralph Nader, Michael Lighty , and the title: “Will Democrats Fight for Medicare For All? “)

Quotes (Michael Lighty):

  • “We actually believe in healthcare as a human right once you turn 65. We now just need to make that universal.”
  • “The only one’s whose costs would go up are the wealthy. They are currently paying about 0.4% on average of their income for healthcare.”
  • And: on average, working families would get a 9% income raise from switching from insurance premiums to tax-financed Medicare for All.
  • Plus: EVERYBODY would be covered. NOBODY would have to pick a bad job over a good job just to get health insurance. NO health insurance would turn out a fake that doesn’t really pay up when medical costs get serious, causing over half of all bankruptcies in our country…

Notes:

  1. Ralph suggests we visit citizen.org to learn how to organize and make expanded Medicare for All happen.
  2. He also points to this quite interesting link on how to organize and make change: http://ratsreformcongress.org/become-a-congressional-ratwatcher/ One thing there that especially caught my attention is Nader’s idea of a Citizens Summons to a Member of the Congress.

 

II. Hope: The People’s Movement Surging

A giant crowd in mere midterm elections in some town in Indiana on a weekday brought out by Bernie for a people’s candidate (a worker’s rights lawyer running for office and taking no corporate bribes):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for David Doel (The Rational National) , and the title: “Bernie Draws Thousands To Vote In Indiana On A Weekday Morning “)

Comments:

  1. More signs that the American People is now ready to force change. All we nned to do is to organize (around a widely shared people’s agenda, a strong new party (and grassroots coalition of unions, third parties, activist groups, and such) for the people, not just a single candidate for office).
  2. Oh no, David. Sorry, but the corporate stooges in the establishment parties and corporate media DO get it. These millionaires DO get it that the American people are sick of being cheated and flood to rare champions like Bernie who dare to hold up the people’s issues. They do get it. And they don’t want people’s champions to win, not even in their own party. That’s because they are corrupt, gleefully profiting from our corrupt system, defending it and rigging it even more for more personal profit. Don’t you get it?

 

III. Recent Bernie Speech (Pressing Forward)

Oh, I know that Bernie doesn’t demand enough (merely higher minimum wage instead of a citizen dividend and federal job program and taxing away the corrupt top of the wealth pyramid). But, still, he has moved the public discourse forward and keeps doing it, as this speech shows:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders FURIOUS Speech Against President Trump at Rally in Michigan for Gretchen Whitmer“)

 

IV. Economy (Market, Taxes, Isms)

Marxism vs Capitalism:

Richard Wolff debunks the establishment propaganda wwe have been soaked in all our lives:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff takes on Jordan B. Peterson“)

Comment: Capitalism is actually a modernized/upgraded form of feudalism allowing our lords to go global, penetrate every aspect of our lives, and pretend they sit on their thrones not because of blue blood but alleged personal success.

 

Countries Dropping the U.S. Dollar:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for RT America, Anya Parampil, George Galloway, and the title: “Venezuela Drops US Dollar“)

 

Taxes:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “What Would America Look Like If We Taxed The Rich (w/ Richard Wolff)“)

 

Market-Driven Outcomes:

… are bad for life and people.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Democracy At Work, Richard Wolff, Chris Hedges, and the title: “Economic Update: A Deepening Crisis of Capitalism“)

 

V. Right Wing (Debunking, Shift, & Media)

Debunking the Right Wing:

It’s a rant, and as such not perfect, but it does a pretty OK job of debunking right-wing pretenses:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Secular Talk, Kyle Kulinski, and the title: “Sloppy Steve Bannon Straw-Man’s Bernie Sanders & The Populist-Left“)

 

Erosion to the Right:

Democracy is usually brought about by revolutions. Its enemies from the top, when a military coupd or such is not possible, tend to undermine it incrementally:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Nellie McKay, and the title: “Long Term Effect Of “Lesser Of 2 Evils” Voting Revealed“)

 

The right(fascist)-creep in Nazi Germany:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Will Future Generations Ask How Americans Let Authoritarianism Take Hold?“)

 

Right Wing (Billionaire) Media:

Poisoning politivs globally with the power of Big Money and shameless lying:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “The Destruction of American Democracy by our Right Wing Media “)

Note: I am so sorry for people who buy the billionaire propaganda, esp. the right-wing version which so totally warps people’s minds and hearts.

 

VI. Culture/Mentality: Life vs Profits

Other countries often have a more life and community oriented culture which helps getting things like healthcare for all. In the U.S. we have too much of a profits-for-the-privileged culture that has despicables like Wasserman Schultz play both sides of the Rep-&-Dem scam for her oligarchy-donors to enhance her own privilege, and the people be damned:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore, Steve Oh, Tim Canova, and the title: “What Happened When Jimmy Dore Went To Italy“)

Comment on Steve Oh’s statement: I have been held back all my ‘life’, all my walking death, that is.

 

VII. The Patriotic Millionaires Group

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Taya Graham, Morris Pearl (Patriotic Millionaires), and the title: “Millionaires Group Says Unfair Tax System Undermines Democracy“)

Comment: I’d like to find a way to contact them (in my experience poor people can never contact rich people) to finance my idea of World Progress Inc. (Humanity 2.0), but even if I found a contact avenue, I’d probably need to finish my book first to get some street cred. (difficult to do as long as I am not financed have to struggle to survive)

 

VIII. Empire (U.S.-Saudi Collusion)

The corporatist state working for the oligarchy not only ruins the U.S. but has also been ravaging other parts of the planet, esp. Latin America and the Middle East (the only reason any ME terrorists ever target Americans):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Paul Jay, Ben Norton , and the title: “Saudi Royals Consolidated Power by Destroying the Workers’ and Democratic Movements – Q&A (Pt 2/6)“)

 

IX. Corporations Exceeding Nations

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Naomi Karavani, Lee Camp , and the title: ““The Next Financial Crisis Is 2 Years Away”“)

 

X. Amazing Progressive Campaign Video

Wow! How much work did this one take? I am used to seeing such slick videos only from the robber-billionaire financed corporatist campaigns. Another indication that we, the people, can fight back when we are not isolated:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “Debbie Wasserman Schultz Corruption EXPOSED!“)

 

XI. DNC Lawsuit Update

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore, Niko House, and the title: “DNC Fraud Lawsuit Suffers Suspicious Judge Recusal“)

 

XII. Whistleblowers

Julian Assange was once universally admired. Then the establishment kicked him into the ditch with drummed up charges and mass media smearings. Now the establishment is about to toture and incarcerate or murder him (and you could say he has already been incarcerated for years). Well here is a reminder of the esteem in which he was held before the establishment made war on him. Really sad:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Matt Orfalea, Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano , and the title: “Julian Assange Gets Standing Ovation At TED Talk“)

 

XIII. Climate Change

The rule of money killing us:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore , and the title: “Climate Change Way Worse Than We Thought“)

Some great quotes:

  1. [The measures to reverse climate change are] not happening because the way our culture … works … is money. If it’s profitable it’ll get done. If it’s not profitable it will not get done.
  2. Incrementalism gets you a black president with a Muslim name who governs like Ronald Reagan. … So, when a guy who’s supposed to be a lefty governs as a Ronald Reagan, why do you think half the country doesn’t vote?
  3. When documenting a crime is criminal you are being ruled by criminals. So we are being ruled by criminals. Our whole culture is criminal, and the only people who are punished by the law are people who aren’t rich enough to afford a good lawyer.

 

And to end with a bit of humor:

 

XIV. Humor: Jimmy Dore Confronting the Treacherous “Dem” Party

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: “Trump Is A Symptom Of A Larger Problem“)

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