Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-03-2019 (25 videos)

Many great news and discussions on socialism & liberty, capitalism’s thorough destructiveness, the Green New Deal, Venezuela, how to make democracy work, fraudulent politics, people’s uprisings, climate change, Bernie’s second coming, the screwing of the poor by the rich (even literally!), and insights in party politics.

Topics:

  1. Socialism & Liberty
  2. Astute Richard Wolff Comments (Socialism, Capitalism, Green New Deal, Venezuela)
  3. Our President of Capitalism
  4. Green New Deal (and Way More) Totally Affordable
  5. Making Democracy Work (& Lead not only in Flint!)
  6. Fake vs Real Representatives
  7. Economic Update: Global Downward Spiral, People’s Uprisings, & Lee Camp Interview
  8. World Revolution News
  9. Candidates vs Truth
  10. World: Israel
  11. Death by Capitalism
  12. Climate Change (evidence & effects)
  13. Bernie’s Second Coming
  14. Screwed by the Rich and their Political Puppets
  15. The Bigger Picture in Party Politics

 

I. Socialism & Liberty

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Does Socialism Affect Freedom?”)

 

II. Astute Richard Wolff Comments (Socialism, Capitalism, Green New Deal, Venezuela)

Reasonable Debate on Socialism :

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff takes on Trump on Socialism”)

 

III. Our President of Capitalism

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Wolff responds to Trump’s State of the Union address”)

 

IV. Green New Deal (and Way More) Totally Affordable

… the merely greenish New Deal by co-opting “Democratic” Party candidates (plese remember, the real Green New Deal came from the Green Party)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The American Destruction of Venezuela – The Real Story”)

 

V. Making Democracy Work (& Lead not only in Flint!)

… by getting involved. By holding elected officials accountable. By putting on pressure. By grassroots efforts.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Saving Lives!”)

Quote: The circle of poison, poverty, and prison.

 

VI. Fake vs Real Representatives

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Dianne Feinstein Horrendous Reaction To Child Activists”)

 

VII. Economic Update: Global Downward Spiral, People’s Uprisings, & Lee Camp Interview

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Fantasy, Comedy, Tragedy: Delivering the News Today”)

 

VIII. World Revolution News

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff: Media coverage of Kolkata, India protest and Venezuela is painfully ignorant”)

 

 

IX. World: An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela

 

Abby Martin of the Empire Files debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN Investigator and Human Rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela: Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Coup”)

 

An oh-so-evil Russian delegate calling a spade a spade on the U.S. oligarchy’s war on Veneuela:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “No Shame? Venezuela Crisis Discussed at UN Security Council”)

 

If you want to hear Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, here is his interview:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Coup Has Failed & Now the U.S. Is Looking to Wage War: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Speaks Out”)

 

The Manifest Destiny & Monroe Doctrine Regarding Venezuela

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Venezuela and American Manifest Destiny – Gerald Horne”)

 

Disappointing play-along by Bernie:

Just like his playing along with the red herring of Russiagate that’s been cooked up to paper over the DNC rigging of the 2016 primaries against him, or his playing along with the “unity” D-party-reentry program, all to pacify the “Democratic” Party chieftains and their zombie-like followers in the party base. He really should be running outside the “D” Party. Just like the “R” party it has become way too corrupt and evil.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Repeats CIA Talking Points On Venezuela”)

Comment: Just how much is in Bernie’s Faustian deal with the “Democratic” Party? It’s a reminder that those Americans who want a good world and country hold our best political champions to account.

 

Tulsi manages or dares not to give in on the point of the horrible U.S. empire which hurts us all:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Trump clamors for new regime change wars—Iran, Venezuela.”)

Reminder: Half of our federal discretionary spending goes into our military industrial complex and its for-profit wars. All that government spending wasted on murdering innocent people and sending American G.I.s in as cannon fodder making the world abhor us. Imagine spending this money instead on rebuilding our roads, bridges, and dikes, on Medicare for All, good free education for all, federal job programs, and an expanded Social Security for All. Imagine it being diverted into a Good Lives for All strategy, away from the classical good lives for a small ruling class at the cost of everyone else strategy that doesn’t even stop at genocide.

 

X. Candidates vs Truth

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “BREAKING: Tulsi Shuts Down Supporters Of Venezuelan Coup”)

 

XI. World: Israel

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Israel Committed War Crimes Against Palestine Says UN”)

 

XII. Death by Capitalism

The “Free Market” Myth & Financialized Capitalism Destroyed Previous Civilizations

… and is now doing it to ours (incl. the upcoming Wall Street crash — a neat conversation of Jimmy Dore with Michael Hudson):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How Wall Street Gave Us Trump w/Michael Hudson”)

 

Capitalism Killing our Families

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff and Julianna Forlano: economic costs & effects of a working mom in US capitalism”)

 

The Wealthy Owning The Poor

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Capitalism Hits Home: Sugar Arrangements: Intimate Personal Connection For Sale [Clip]”)

 

 

XIII. Climate Change (evidence & effects)

 

Evidence:

Friends of the fossil fuel industry and their puppets keep making all sorts of baseless assertions to counter the conclusions of climate scientists. The real way to address scientific theories one is (or wishes to be) skeptical about is to look at the evidence. For example, the fact that climate changed many times in Earth’s history before humans played a role doesn’t mean we cannot play a role now. And the fact that past global warmings were related to CO2 coming from volcanoes doesn’t mean it can’t happen now when the CO2 comes from us burning fossil fuels. It’ the same gas, after all, no matter how it is released into the atmosphere:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “27 – The evidence for climate change WITHOUT computer models or the IPCC”)

 

Climate Change side effects besides droughts and storms that make it such a Climate Catastrophy:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “On Contact: Climate emergency with Dahr Jamail”)

 

XIV. Bernie’s Second Coming

Someone named Bernie a catalyst rather than the sole solution, and Bernie himself never tired of pointing out that one man alone can’t bring change, that his 2016 campaign wasn’t about him, and that it takes a good portion of the people to bring about true and good change (namely from the bottom). Well, it’s nice to see so many stepping up to the plate already.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Supporters Out in FULL FORCE for 2020 Kickoff Rally”)

 

XV. Five Minutes on America’s Wild West of Healthcare

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Report Exposes Disgusting Treatment Of Cancer Patients In US”)

 

XVI. Screwed by the Rich and their Political Puppets

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: ““We’re Being Screwed” so These Companies Can Make a Buck!”)

 

XVII. The Bigger Picture in Party Politics

It is a sad fact that some people have been brainwashed so severely since their birth, growing up in dumb subcultures while being incessantly bombarded with propaganda from the establishment media, that they form a portion of the population that will always vote against a healthy society and even against many of their own interests because they simply don’t understand the world we are living in. For those of us who are better informed and more awake, the thing to keep in mind (and which David Pakman indirectly hints in this video) is that the politics in which we must engage is never about a single candidate. It is about a bundle of critical issues. Things like fair taxation, healthcare for all, education, freedom of speech and association, election integrity, political representation for all instead of the winner-take-all nonsense that keeps two corrupt parties in charge of our politics, and a fair economy. Pakman is also right that we could use a higher participation by voters, but – and this point he didn’t make – not in support of one of the two corrupt mainstream parties, but in support of important issues and third parties that support them, and especially a broad base new people’s party to put pressure on the twin party tyranny and hopefully even replace one of the corrupt R&D parties with one that is internally democratic with a small “d” rather than controlled from its top. So, if Pakman argues at the end of this clip for more “D” support, I don’t agree. I rather recommend Green or MPP support. Much healthier avenue than keeping the right (R) and “left” (“D”) arm of the ruling class in place.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “It’s Time to Admit That Many Americans Are Stupid”)

Final comment: So, while I tend to try and argue over important issues in ways that may open the eyes for those who are still ignorant, Pakman does have a point that a segment of voters is beyond all hope of ever grasping reality, and spending much time and energy on them is a waste of effort. There best chance to wake up out of their slumber is when positive change is actually brought about and they can see the benefits of it.

 

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