Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-09-2019 (12 videos)

Great speech by and discussion with Chris Hedges, great conversation between Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky, great economic and social insights from Richard Wolff, a great exposure of the surveillance capitalism turning us all into bots by Shoshana Zuboff interviewed by Amy Goodman, amazing new insights on Venezuela from Greg Palast interviewed by Jimmy Dore. Yanis Varoufakis speaking about the antidemocratic European cartel and the fight for liberty and justice in Europe. And there is more: such as the psychology of conservatives and progressives, the destruction of our social human bonds by capitalism, neoliberals beginning to recognize their faults, and updates on Net Neutrality and the media war.

List:

  1. Great Chris Hedges Speech and Discussion
  2. Nader & Chomsky Conversation
  3. Economic Update
  4. The New Surveillance Industry Turns us into Their Bots
  5. Amazing New Insights on Venezuela
  6. Solidarity vs Tribalism
  7. Rules-Following Conservatives vs Creative Progressives
  8. The Social Poison of Capitalism
  9. The Oh-So-Wholesome ‘Center’ in Politics
  10. Wall Street “Dem” Admits their Failures
  11. Net Neutrality Update
  12. Media War

Note: Over time these video weekend posts have grown to a very large size. For now they are shrinking since I am stuck in continued education costing me much time in an effort to resurrect a former career to rescue myself from sweatshops and precarious short-term/regular-un/and-frequent-under-employment. You still got hours of enlightening stuff to watch for your weekend, though, instead of pointless sports, bad entertainment, and cable propaganda “news”. Enjoy:

 

I. Great Chris Hedges Speech and Discussion

… from early April 2016, I think, probably shared by me before, but worth witnessing again:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Constructing Rebellion, The Overthrow of Corporate Tyrrany – Chris Hedges”)

 

II. Nader & Chomsky Conversation

The commons, sense of ownership, Trump’s Climate Change Wall, children more committed to humanity’s survival than our corporate politicians (corruptitians):

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

 

III. Economic Update

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Fighting the System”)

Comment: A great piece, as many others from Richard Wolff. One disagreement: painkillers that can be used as a painless suicidal drug should be a human right!!! The human suffering caused by legislations and witch hunts proscribing their sale and medical prescriptions is beyond the pale.

 

IV. The New Surveillance Industry Turns us into Their Bots

… which is how we lose our humanity and freedom:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us””)

Comment: The one important point missed here is that these surveillance businesses, at least some of them, sooner or later make their profits by helping despotic governments to surveill and control their citizens and even more firmly as before rig our elections. That’s how we become not only raw material and products but bots of the system which grows ever more inhumane every day.

 

V. Amazing New Insights on Venezuela

… and big reasons not to try to invade this South American Vietnam:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “BBC Reporter Corrects US Media on Venezuela W/Greg Palast”)

 

VI. Solidarity vs Tribalism

… nationalism is just a modern form of tribalism. Really sad that the European Union was designed by those in power as a cartell rather than pan-European democracy, surely not what Europe’s citizens wanted and expected.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Yanis Varoufakis on what’s wrong in Europe today and how to fix it tomorrow morning | DiEM25”)

 

VII. Rules-Following Conservatives vs Creative Progressives

If I don’t confuse him with someone else, I vaguely remember Jordan Peterson having been pointed out as an economically-politically ignorant psychologist using his show to meddle in these areas harmfully since he doesn’t grasp their essentials. Still, I often find that people who are wrong on certain issues nevertheless may be quite astute on other issues. I find his comparison of conservatives with progressives (which he, like so many politically misguided people refers to as liberals) quite interesting and credible:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Joe Rogan & Jordan Peterson on Modern Tribalism”)

 

VII. The Social Poison of Capitalism

Our system hurts far more than our financial consitions:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Prof. Richard Wolff: Capitalism and the Family”)

 

IX. The Oh-So-Wholesome ‘Center’ in Politics

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why is Corporate Media Asking Democrats to Move to the Center ?”)

 

X. Wall Street “Dem” Admits their Failures

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Clinton-Era Official Says Left Should Lead Following Center-Right Failures”)

 

XI. Net Neutrality Update

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: ”“Save The Internet Act” Introduced To Save Net Neutrality”)

 

XII. Media War

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Journalist Confronts CNN Over Smear Piece”)

 

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