Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-12-2019 (18 videos)

A great discussion on UBI, great political satire, class warfare and the dying middle class and poor, healthcare racketeering, political awakening, media corruption by the rule of money, a people’s revolution, the real (capitalist!) entitlement in our market society… 22 cool videos. Stars: Nick Brana, Chris Hedges, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, Tulsi Gabbard, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, and more.

Topics:

  1. Nick Brana & Scott Santens Discussing UBI
  2. Satire: Neoliberal Slavery
  3. Class Warfare: OMG, Reality is Real! Who Knew?
  4. Middle Class Struggling — But still Half Asleep?
  5. Market Society: Infinite Greed, Inequality, Non-Living Wages, Life Depression, The Poor…
  6. Awakening of a Hillerite
  7. Media: The Dying Free Press & Anger Sales
  8. Candidates: Debate-Qualified Ones & Tulsi Interview
  9. A Political People’s Revolution
  10. World: Venezuela Analysis & How Castro Became an Empire Asset
  11. Humor: Hillary’s 2020 Advice & Joe the Sniffer
  12. Capitalist Entitlement

 

I. Nick Brana & Scott Santens Discussing UBI

This week there was a great UBI interview by the Movement for a People’s Party. For once the issue of how to set it up was well dealt with. Kudos!

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Movement For a People’s Party, Nick Brana, and the title: “What would you do with $1,000 a month UBI – Universal Basic Income? A chat with Scott Santens.”)

Scott seems to get what so many proponents of the UBI don’t get, namely that the free hand-out of huge amounts of money is already happening but going to the wrong recipients, namely the rich, and therefore we don’t need to worry about where the money for a UBI could come from (something I have been pointing out for quite some time). We don’t need to tax working people for it. Only the rich. Nick Brana, who impresses me time and again despite being so young, also stuck his finger into our festering common wound I am overly aware of when he said (58:28 min into the video): “Our models of work, our economic models, are holding us back from being able to embrace all of the the best qualities of life and those things that we are most intrinsically motivated to do.” Exactly! One of the reasons why I wish I had never been born is that I have spent all my life in other people’s treadmills, never being able to live my own life, always just being a pawn for the rich and powerfully positioned forcing me to toil for them or starve. I also like Scott’s remark at 1:03 about how we can’t live a decent life naowadays when back in te fifties a single income could feed an entire household and afford the American dream even though we were half as productive back then than now. A clear sign that our economy is rigged for the lazy rich and gouging the life out of the rest of us.

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II. Satire: Neoliberal Slavery

Sometimes revelations come from Australia. Gee, how much it resembles the U.S.:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | The Economy”)

 

III. Class Warfare: OMG, Reality is Real! Who Knew?

Yes, indeed! The comical American pretense that we are all Middle Class and the widespread myth of entrepreneurial job creators:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow and the title: “Prof. Richard Wolff: What Is Class?”)

This sick pertinent refusal to acknowledge the rich and the poor has always made me pull my hair. How can an entire generation or two be so moronically caught in reality denial?

 

IV. Middle Class Struggling – But still Half Asleep?

… as the poor always were. So, the middle class is joining the poor, the rich first having gouged the poor and then decided to come for the middle classers’ throats as well. Time to wake up and comprehend the sociopathic, profit-greed driven system we have been born into but cannot live in. Sadly, many folks need a lot of time to wake up and look around with open eyes rather than letting themselves be led by devious mass media propaganda:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “This CNN 2020 Dem Voter Panel Will Give You Hope, Then Crush Your Soul”)

Ridiculous: Biden having eyes doesn’t mean he has a vision. (in fact, he is well known to be a people-betraying corruptician)

 

V. Market Society: Infinite Greed, Inequality, Non-Living Wages, Life Depression, The Poor…

Can We Limit Greed?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Ralph Nader Radio Hour and the title: “Can We Limit Greed?”)

 

VI. Awakening of a Hillerite

Shared video set to start where it gets interesting:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Newly Woke Peter Daou Discusses His Political Awakening | Full Interview”)

 

VII. Media: The Dying Free Press & Anger Sales

How the Press Has Been Dying for Decades

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Chris Hedges, RT, and the title: “On Contact – The deep rot of American journalism w/Matt Taibbi”)

 

Selling Anger for Profit

… and creating echo chamber addictions:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for RT America and the title: “On Contact – Deep rot in American journalism w/Matt Taibbi”)

 

Arbitrary Punitive Detention of a Journalist

… for revealing government crimes:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jamarl Thomas and the title: Julian Assange: United Nations Is ‘Deeply Concerned” Of ” “Disproportionate Sentence Imposed” By UK)

 

VIII. Candidates: Debate-Qualified Ones & Tulsi Interview

Candidates Qualified for the DNC debates

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “Who has and hasn’t secured their spot in the DNC debates”)

Tulsi Interview

Since Tulsi gets blocked by the corporatist media here is a recent interview by The Intercept:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Intercept and the title: “Glenn Greenwald Interviews Rep. Tulsi Gabbard About Foreign Policy and Her 2020 Campaign”)

 

IX. A Political People’s Revolution

This may require more thinking, the idea apparently presented being not a political revolution inside the rigged political system nor an armed people’s revolution, but a people’s political revolution outside the rigged political system. The method is not well explained, I think. Still, let’s listen and start thinking about it the concept:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Mike Gravel to Champion Progressivism, Dunk on Corporatists at Debates | Full Interview”)

Side comment: As far as the insider job of 9/11 is concerned, the most important (to me) point left out here is that these sky scrapers exploded into dust in mid-air. That can never be the result of a fire. It only can be the result of professional demolition charges. (building 7, which is mentioned, is another such thorn in the eye)

 

X. World: Venezuela Analysis & How Castro Became an Empire Asset

The U.S. Oligarchy’s Deal with the Devil (Saudi Arabia)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “What our government isn’t telling us about Venezuela”)

Comment: Kim Iversen is an impressive recent discovery for me, but I have one point of criticism that also applies to a bunch of other good reporters and analysts: The erroneous we talk. No, it isn’t you or me, it isn’t us, who are doing all these terrible things to us and others. It is the gangsters of the oligarchy. Keep the distinction straight!

How Castro Became an Asset

If you aren’t familiar with John Perkins’ “Economic Hit Man” confession, you may watch the entire video. Below I am setting it to start where a less well-known point is made:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Young Turks and the title: “Economic Hit Man” John Perkins Reveals the Truth About US Imperialism)

 

XI. Humor: Hillary’s 2020 Advice & Joe the Sniffer

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “Hillary’s Horrible Advice For 2020 Candidates”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “Biden FACEPLANTS With Slogan He Stole From Trump”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: Biden: “I Like Dick Cheney!”)

 

XII. Capitalist Entitlement

Establishment creeps always fill people’s heads with the idea that public spending is some kind of undeserved entitlement, always conveniently overlooking where the real entitlement lies in our warped market society:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thought Slime and the title: “Capitalist Entitlement”)

 

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