Political Awakening Video Weekend 12-30-2018 (15 videos)

This last video weekend compilation of 2018 has some really jaw-dropping stuff like a recovering former capitalist describing the warped mentality that shackles the capitalist class (and the rest of us) and that used to be his mindset until his business dissolved and he became a human being. He describes how our system brings the worst out in people. Another pearl: the flaw in the American spirit. More stuff: the 7th week of the Yellow Vests, and a lot more. Do take a look.

Topics:

  1. Capitalism: Confessions of a Recovering Capitalist, etc.
  2. Socialism: Was Jesus a Socialist?
  3. Fascism: Racism & Division from the Top
  4. Economics: The Need for a More Humane Economic System
  5. World Politics: Venezuela, Yellow Vests
  6. The American Spirit
  7. Propaganda: Funny Polling
  8. 2018 Review

 

I. Capitalism

 

Why Object To Capitalism

Our valid criticism of capitalism is not about hypothetical speculations about the past but about the suffering caused today and the way we are headed into the future with greed for profit for a few determining the majority of important decisions:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AskProfWolff: Hasn’t Capitalism been responsible for countless improvements in the last 100 years?”)

 

Confessions of a Recovering Capitalist

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Confessions of a Capitalist: how a serial entrepreneur became a dirty commie”)

 

The Global Lords

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Global Power Elite: A Transnational Class”)

 

Being Rich

Quite frankly, it should be outlawed (taxed away to the people, no-one left out, spreading today’s accumulated wealth to everyone for time immemorial thus creating a Star Trek-like human world free of financial crises and anxiety, letting us concentrate on life, real life, not money):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How the wealthy view the income divide | DW English”)

 

The Ponzi Scheme of Financial Capitalism (Documentary)

We can’t carry on with limitless loans and debts that allow private banks to make huge profits for the banksters and other super-rich wealth gamblers from money they are allowed to create out of thin air and with which they buy up the entire world’s real wealth (away from the rest of us):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How the rich get richer – money in the world economy | DW Documentary”)

Note: Euros have a value similar to U.S. dollars (usually a little higher, but we can essentially equate them when watching documentaries or reading articles on economic concepts).

 

II. Socialism

Was Jesus a Socialist?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Was Jesus Christ a Communist?”)

 

III. Fascism: Racism & Division from the Top

Fascist Political Spectacle Costs Innocent Lives

A question to those who think that harassing and hurting immigrants and asylum seeking refugees is somehow beneficial to them (trying to take away from the poorest instead of the rich, a reverse Robin Hood approach): what would really help you with your own financial struggles, directing a lot of government spending at hurting an even poorer group or send the money to you (federal job programs, Social Security for All, and Medicare for All, taking the money not from the poor but from the rich who have so much because they keep stealing from us and evading taxes and bribing our government to work for them instead of us, the people)?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “8-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy Dies in Border Patrol Custody Days After High Court Rejects Asylum Ban”)

 

The U.S. of Imprisonment for Profit

… sucked out of taxpayer dollars. We pay to get ourselves and our brothers and sisters imprisoned and enslaved (and without any actual crimes as justification for the imprisonment):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Modern-Day Slavery In America”)

 

IV. Economics

The Need for a More Humane Economic System

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff: We Need a More Humane Economic System—Not One That Only Benefits the Rich”)

 

V. World Politics

Venezuela – Blaming the Victim

Venezuela isn’t a victim of socialism as alleged by our establishment. 80% of its economy is private (capitalist). Venezuela is a victim of oil prices and the sanctions by our establishment. Something not mentioned is how badly off Venezuela was before Chavez entered the stage to fight the immense Latin-American corruption and post-colonial feudalism that had oppressed and ravaged Venezuela for centuries. He did a lot to lift up the poor and create a participatory democracy there. So, blaming a short-lived and sanction-hampered savior for the corrupt system by which his country has been ravaged for centuries, rather than looking at his achievements, is quite ridiculous; and that so many folks believe this establishment propaganda is a clear sign that we have to work on ourselves, friends, and neighbors, so we won’t get duped so easily by our establishment forces in the future.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Roots of Venezuela’s Economic Crisis”)

 

The Yellow Vests movement may be catching on outside of France

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Vests Go Viral”)

 

VI. The American Spirit

The Flaw in the American Spirit

“Personal responsibility”. Blaming the victims, blaming ourselves, never the powers of our sick system:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Helaine Olen on Blaming Ourselves: A Double Tragedy”)

 

Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Citizens being Citizens?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Where Have All The Citizens Gone?”)

 

VII. Propaganda: Funny Polling

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bulls**t Poll: “Progressives” Prefer Biden Over Bernie”)

 

VIII. 2018 Review

In this busy year, even on December 30th, end-of-the-year reviews for 2018 are still very few and far between (at least by those who do NOT support the evil establishment or its ever-pumped-up commercialism — Like myself, they may all be way too busy or, if they don’t have to make a living with other activities like me, they may be waiting until tomorrow.). Here is one that I did find after a long search:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Nathan J. Robinson: A Hi-Speed Year in Review”)

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