Nobody should miss this one: a sequel to yesterday’s Video Weekend and a really precious two hour talk by investigative journalist and articulate activist Chris Hedges that reveals a LOT, really a lot! Since most of us can only make time to listen to such a long speech on weekends – if we are even lucky enough to get weekends off from our ever worsening wage slavery, that is – I am sharing it today as part B of this video weekend. This speech that goes over so many things really deserves a special place.
XVII. Deep Insights
… delivered by Chris Hedges (incl. the pending giant economic crash and likely billionaire-financed rise of Nazi-America):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet the title: “Chris Hedges: “The useful idiots have taken over.” (11-3-2018)”)
Notes, Quotes, and Special Segments:
Note/Quote: The Federal Reserve (that is supposed to regulate them) handed an estimated $29 TRILLION of fabricated money to the banks that had crashed our economy. (and oddly no inflation worry about that in the media) … Billions in compensation for the ruling elites… The fabricated money was not provided to the victims of financial fraud but the victimizers. It was not invested into the real economy. … Workers were not reinstated into the middle class… Rather, the fabricated money re-inflated financial bubbles built on debt, and it papered over a fatally diseased financial system destined again for collapse. The criminal irresponsibility of the elites was simply perpetrated on an even more massive scale.
Comment: When the next (even bigger) crash comes, we must – instead of rallying around fascist fraudsters and pointless violence – heavily tax the rich on excessive incomes and tax away the robber billionaires’ excessive wealth and take it into Social Security to finance a financial safety floor under everyone’s feet (Social Security pay for all ages). For example, the next “bail-out” should purchase the corruptly run private banks and make them public and honest and put their stocks (and thereby dividends) into a Social Security fund with which to finance Medicare for All and Social Security for All, thus giving us, the people who shoulder the bail-outs, the financial and health security that so far the banksters enjoy at our expense.
44:16 min: Revealing info about the refugee caravan.
Website mentioned: Popular Resistance. Probably this one.
Vocab: Anomie is a “condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals”. It is the breakdown of social bonds between an individual and the community, e.g., under unruly scenarios resulting in fragmentation of social identity and rejection of self-regulatory values.
Quote: “… telling us that we have to surrender to [= vote for] the ‘Democrats’.Politics [nowadays] is a game of fear. And they [the politicians / ‘Dem’ Party] are not going to respond until they are frightened of us. And every election cycle we [voters] capitulate. … Nader: If we get 5, 10, 15 million of people to pull out [of the DP] they’ll have to respond [to our demands].’ That is how third party movements in the United States work. [FDR responded to the – then existing – American Progressive (and even the Communist!) Party]”
1:36:01 min: How and why the “Democratic” Party gave us Trump. The DP is the “friendly” face of American fascism, the RP the ugly, openly racist and bigoted one. The truth from the Podesta emails = how the DP/DNC/Clintons played and despised us Americans and worked to prop up Trump..
1:38:27 min: How peaceful revolution works.
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