Political Awakening Video Weekend 12-08-2018 (13 videos)

Once again, this weekend time can be spent on enlightening videos rather than mass media trivia:

Without further ado (and no careful arrangement because of a family emergency), here they are:

  1. (A) Rural America’s Oligarchy Takeover | (B) Legal Justice App
  2. Big Money
  3. Oligarchy vs Democracy at Work
  4. Our Mass Extinction
  5. Rethinking our Economy to Save Our World
  6. Upcoming Economic Crash & Feudalism
  7. Killing the Free Press
  8. Media Corruption
  9. Noam Chomsky 2018 Speech & Q&A
  10. AOC, David Doel, our Broken System, & the Way Forward
  11. The Evil Pharaonic Global Oligarchy

 

I. (A) Rural America’s Oligarchy Takeover | (B) Legal Justice App

Dirty money oligarchs have silently bought the state houses, county boards, judicial systems, and universities while the public focus was on Washington:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hope From The Heartland/Robot Lawyer”)

  • ~36 min: Access to justice via an app to find our way through the walls erected against us.
  • Quote (Nader addressing the inventor of the lawyer AI app): The dirty little secret in America is – just because the rules say equal justice under law, [and] the small claims courts say it’s easy to use and you don’t need a lawyer – … the vast majority of people are cheated, lied to, stolen from, have to swallow their grievances, and what you’re doing is providing a facility. And rights and remedies aren’t worth much without a facility to pursue or to promise to pursue the complaint in a court of law if the companies don’t settle.
  • Nader: “We’ve got to make our government more charitable and our big businesses more accountable to reflect the best angels, to use Lincoln’s phrase of the American people.”

 

II. Big Money

The yoke of Big Money in our lives and politics:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Is Republican Party Policy Leaving People With No Choice?”)

 

III. Oligarchy vs Democracy at Work

… starting 7:32 min in:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Seattle Firm Converts to Worker Co-Op”)

 

IV. Our Mass Extinction

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Extinction Domino Effect That Could Annihilate Life on Earth Has Already Started”)

 

V. Rethinking our Economy to Save Our World

This interview starts out slow but, at 6:19 min in, it gets interesting (even when no practical suggestion is made how to realize this technological turn-around politically – a hint at the how-to finally comes in the sequel):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs – but There Is an Alternative”)

Comment: Let’s think about this for a second. When our system declares corporations to be people, how can it simultaneously let them do whatever they want? We real people are always restricted so as not to harm other people, after all. There is a discrepancy in the all-out privileges and none-whatsoever duties of our corporations (who are, let’s not forget, only tools ans weapons wielded by the ridiculously rich who are also people but are likewise freed of obligations when the tools behind which they hide are).

Sequel:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “GM Plants Close and Auto Workers Lose Jobs – but There Is an Alternative (Pt. 2/2)”)

Comment: It lifts my optimism that the Movement for a People’s Party is working on reviving the labor movement and in turn be strengthened by it. Working People of America re-unite!

 

VI. Upcoming Economic Crash & Feudalism

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Shrinking Difference Between Today’s Working Class and Feudal Serfs (w/ Prof Richard Wolff)”)

Comments:

  1. Capitalism is nothing else but a modernized feudalism. Classical feudalism, in a mostly agricultural age, only used land as capital. Modern feudalism uses all kinds of capital. Hence it is called capitalism.
  2. Classical feudalism wasn’t all that stable, either. There were many peasant revolts habitually concealed by historians (serving their masters like most bought and controlled politicians and academics). Plus there were endless wars over more land ownership by the feudal lords.

 

VII. Killing the Free Press

The parts most interesting to me are Abby Martin’s erudite exposure of the oligarchy’s effort to murder the very principle of a free press thus to better enslave us. These parts are the start and end of this clip. The conversation, in between, with Randy Credico and about Roger Stone doesn’t interest me much because I disbelieve the ridiculous propaganda and smear campaigns we – the people – are hammered with anyway when their abominable goals are so blatantly clear. It might be of interest to some visitors, though, who are interested in the details presented:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Randy Credico Exclusive Tell-All with Abby Martin on Wikileaks & Roger Stone”)

 

VIII. Media Corruption

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “CNN Fires Contributor For Telling Truth About Israel”)

 

IX. Noam Chomsky 2018 Speech & Q&A

Much on Nuclear war threat, some on climate change, good info on false diplomacy and befuddling of the American public regarding issues like Iran and Islam. The to me most interesting part is the Q&A session which starts around 50 minutes in:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Noam Chomsky – Best Speech In 2018”)

1:09:54: To me a most important point: since the neoliberal takeover (starting with Reagan), real wages have stagnated or declined while productivity has doubled. Another indication that at least half of the prosperity we produce goes to the super rich. It is loot we must reclaim to create a good life for all. Think about it. If all wages were doubled and the redistributed a little between very high and very low or absent (such as in the case of the hopelessly “unemployable” unemployed), there would be no more poverty or risk to fall into poverty in our country. Likewise, when doing this well, it would pull the carpet out from under the feet of money in politics.

 

X. AOC, David Doel, our Broken System, & the Way Forward

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ocasio-Cortez Ignites Crowd In Climate Change Town Hall”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ocasio & Tlaib Expose D.C. Corruption At Orientation Event”)

 

XI. The Evil Pharaonic Global Oligarchy

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges Neoliberalisms Dark Path To Facism — The Political Vigilante”)

 

Don’t miss the next post: Wow! Is this Real? Is the Revolution Starting Now?

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