Here, once again, a full week’s collection of enlightening videos on Bernie, the need for a mental and political revolution, the theft of the American Dream and our democracy, the corporate faux journalism, plus an absolute must-see: the true story of Julian Assange. Then there is another must-see – if you haven’t already learned this – of how the “Democratic” primaries of 2020 are going to be rigged, and many more top videos. Some of the stars: Bernie Sanders, Chris Hedges, the UN official Nils Melzer, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, The Rational National, Paul Jay, Mike Figueredo, Amy Goodman, Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, Eleanor Goldfield, and special guest Nick Brana, to mention some.
- Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution
- China and the World Economy
- The American Dream For Sale
- Economics: (1) Government in the Market, (2) Understanding Marxism
- Crowd Boos Corrupticians
- Medicare for All vs a Public “Option”
- Anti-Immigrant Absurdity
- MSM’s Faux Journalists
- The True Story of Julian Assange (an Absolute Must-See!)
- Meet one of our Brainwashers
- Thoughts on Left Movement Building
- Bernie: No Middle Ground
- The True Nature of the Corporate Parties & the Fight for a People’s Party
- Do we Currently Have a Mobster President?
- The Repukelian Tax Scam
- Humor (and a Bang): Well-Put Brief Commentary on our Military Empire
X. Walmart: Bernie Sanders is the Spark of Our Needed Political Revolution
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kim Iversen and the title: “Bernie Sanders Takes on Walmart and Shows Democrats How Its Done”)
These are indeed the kinds of champions we need, representatives, candidates, activists, who put pressure on the oligarchy rather than spending all their time calling for big donations from the donor class (the robber billionaires and their thieving CEOs and “think” tanks and 42,000+ lobbyists).
One thing to be aware of, of course, is that a minimum wage only helps those gainfully employed, not mothers raising their children, people taking care of their crippled elders, volunteers helping the homeless, and so forth; which is why a living-level minimum wage is only an intermittent solution on the path to a Good Life for All. (A Citizens Dividend, a.k.a. UBI tied to taxing the rich in order to take back the economy dividends they stole from us, would have a much larger and fairer impact, and when cap-taxing excessive wealth and income could even remove Big Money from politics and create the egalitarian society that’s at the core of the famous foundation of our nation.)
Another report on the event (not a matter of importance whether the CEO tweeted before or after Bernie’s speech (that certainly was known ahead of time that he would give it)):
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Rational National and the title: “Bernie Confronts Walmart Executives At Annual Meeting”)
A CEO asking Congress to raise the minimum wage, is indeed a tactic to place the ball on the other side of the court, with the full knowledge that most Congressionals are bought by the corporate oligarchy. There is another message in it, too, though: capitalism admitting that it is structured to exploit and enslave workers maximizing profits for the lords who are in eternal competition with each other. Therefore, only government-enforced measures of this type can work, since they force ALL employers to raise the wage, rather than some doing it taking a hit from those who don’t. And, yet, this also favors big corporations who can better afford such measures, thus elevated to crush smaller competitors and eliminate all small family businesses, startups, and freelancers.
And let’s not forget that it was Walmart that forced so many U.S. jobs to China by imposing Chinese low prices on American manufacturers. So, let’s take a brief look at China:
X. China and the World Economy
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Real News Network, Paul Jay, and the title: “China-Russia Partnership Threatens US Global Hegemony”)
Oh, and quite interesting the reversal: America becoming the new banana, sorry apple and cranberry, republic… Does Alibaba translate as Chinese United Fruits Company? ;-p
As if China couldn’t grow its own apples… It’s the same old story. Capitalism doing any destructive or insane things (like shipping non-special foods and products across the globe) if penny more in profits can be made for the rich. And while they maximize the profits for the rich, workers get pitted against each other, lowering their wages and job security, circumventing labor unions, and even replacing the sailors on the merchant fleets that do all the shipping with cheap labor sailors from cheap labor countries… The workers of the world are going down the drain for that extra penny for the billionaires. Viva capitalismo! :-p
X. The American Dream For Sale
A 2012 report in no way outdated for the move to rob us all for the profits of the greedy rich continues unabated and speeds up if anything:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Al Jazeera English and the title: “For sale: The American dream | Fault Lines ”)
And who did Obama bail out? The banksters. So much for fake-left corrupticians.
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Business Insider and the title: “Real Estate Wars: Inside the class and culture battle that’s tearing San Francisco apart”)
X. Economics: (1) Government in the Market, (2) Understanding Marxism
More or Less Government in the Market
A good, insightful 2017 speech from Richard Wolff:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Talks at Google and the title: “Richard Wolff: “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” | Talks at Google”)
Economic Update: Understanding Marxism
… and the difference between abolishing slavery and accepting slavery:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Democracy At Work and the title: “Economic Update: Understanding Marxism”)
X. Crowd Boos Corrupticians
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: »“Ocasio-Cortez Tells Out of Touch 2020 Candidate to Drop Out: “Sashay Away”«)
I can add a little something to this: I have been around a bit across the world in my life, and one thing that always made me love America so much was its people. In many ways more open-minded and fairness-committed, yes you might even say progressive, than people in other countries. What does that then mean when our country terrorizes much of the globe with drones and regime change wars for oil and other corporate resources, and when our corrupticians have been withholding healthcare coverage for everybody from us for countless decades and permitted the shipping of our jobs overseas? There is one possible conclusion: we are an occupied country. Occupied by a cruel, sociopathic, global oligarchy that has one of its main power bases (military, and – shrinking by now – economically) here where they control, gouge, and continually brainwash us, and have completely undermined our democracy. I am so glad that some of us are waking up. We need to wake up our fellows.
X. Medicare for All vs a Public “Option”
Basically, a Public Option would help few people: people able to afford buying it to replace a worse private health coverage. That’s all it would do. People too shafted by our rigged system to afford anything more than their food and a room to live in instead of sleeping under a bridge, cannot afford any health insurance, whether private or public. Just like they can’t afford private body guards and must instead rely on the town’s sheriff. That’s what we need for our healthcare. The equivalent of a sheriff. And that’s Medicare for All, but – as Mike Figueredo – points out very well, an expanded Medicare for All with currently existing holes plugged.
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “2020 Centrist (in Health Industry’s Pocket) LIES About Bernie’s Medicare For All Plan”)
X. Anti-Immigrant Absurdity
So, Trump is trying to rally his racist base demanding that Mexico become a new Soviet Union building a wall around itself, holding its citizens inside like prisoners? That’s Trump’s base? Alleged Republican fans of liberty and “free” markets? This is really becoming ironic, and a good point is made – that forced migration is a problem to deal with, FORCED migration, and the way to deal with this is never a wall that people are forced up against. Of course, the establishment’s talking heads from the non-Trump faction just babble about developmental ad programs rather than dropping our corporate lord’s empirical raids, sanctions, regime change wars, death squads, economic invasion, and so forth that really force people to migrate. These places people are forced to leave are not in humanitarian crisis because of their own failures, but because of our corporatist empire’s raiding, turning them into bana republics for the the United Fruit Company and our oil barons:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Democracy Now! and the title: “Republicans Clash with Trump over Proposed Tariffs of Up to 25% on All Mexican Imports”)
X. MSM’s Faux Journalists
While real journalists and heroic whistleblowers are blacklisted and persecuted (e.g. Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Chris Hedges, Greg Palast, Edward Snowden…), the hacks who brainwash us with establishment propaganda are neatly placed in positions of influence by our billionaire-bought no longer free press:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “Ethically Challenged NYTimes Journo Called Out”)
The video just referred to is most certainly this:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “NYTimes Journo Melts Down On Joe Rogan’s Show”)
X. The True Story of Julian Assange (an Absolute Must-See!)
We have all been massively misinformed from day one. Find out what really happened. This report starts out with something that some people may not take much interest in (ongoing torture of Assange), but soon exposes the disdainful false-flag persecution and breaking of due process and utter misinformation of the public by corrupt state powers in Sweden, Ecuador, the UK, and the U.S. The report comes not from some unknown figures or from possibly questionable clicks-seeking youtubers, but from none other than an official UN Special Rapporteur interviewed by none other than the awesome reporter Chris Hedges:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Chris Hedges and the title: “On Contact: Julian Assange w/UN Special Rapporteur on Torture”)
Comment: One thing to add, I feel, is that the UK charging (and sentencing!) him for breaking bail is like a bad cop trying to kill an innocent man who successfully escapes and then charging him for resisting arrest.
X. Meet one of our Brainwashers
We expose much here on Beanstock’s World concerning the public brainwash we are constantly exposed to, especially by corporate media and corporatist politicians (a.k.a. corrupticians) and their political street gangs (the mainstream parties). Rarely do we get an eye-to-eye encounter with one of those corrupt figures. Well, one type of self-enriching self-empowering brainwashers that we report on less frequently is one that did get into an eye-to-eye confrontation. It’s one of those who have been feeding a brainwashed “religious right” to the “R” Party gang for generations, one of the pillars on which our corrupt politics stands:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Secular Talk and the title: “Televangelist Can’t Defend His Private Jet In Hilarious & Awkward Interview”)
In connection with this, one video I shared before and one I didn’t share yet, could be fitting to share here as links:
X. Thoughts on Left Movement Building
Whether you agree or not with this guy, we can argue that those of us with the farthest vision must not let ourselves be smothered by baby-step movements, because those with a shorter sight need to meet ours to learn to see farther.
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for NonCompete and the title: “Stop relying on liberals – Choose your own DESTINY!”)
X. Bernie: No Middle Ground
Interestingly, Bernie who reminds us that we can’t be satisfied with a “middle ground” when conditions are so harsh and dangerous, does himself occupy a middle ground on the path we must go. He is half-way, but by shining a light ahead of many who are still lagging behind, he paves the road forward:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “How Bernie Sanders Stole the Show at the CADems Convention”)
Let’s just keep in mind that one single champion cannot move the mountain. We all must push (or at least a majority of us). Nad me must look further ahead and not stop where the spot light currently is, only for everything to be repealed again if we don’t keep moving forward and eventually reach the horizon, never yet reached in human history. Let’s think of Bernie as the in-between step towards a Star-Trek-like golden future.
X. The True Nature of the Corporate Parties & the Fight for a People’s Party
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Nick Brana, Occupy.com, and the title: “Act Out!  – How The Dems Will Betray in 2020 & the Movement for a People’s Party”)
X. Do we Currently Have a Mobster President?
Having heard so much bad stuff about the “D” Party, don’t fall into the delusion that the “R” Party or its presidents are better. This reporter says chilly stuff about Trump whom so many gullibles believed in 2016:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Real News Network and the title: “Deutsche Bank: Trump’s Money Laundering ‘Criminal Organization’”)
X. The Repukelian Tax Scam
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Turns Out the Left Was Totally Correct About Trump’s Tax Cuts, Unsurprisingly”)
X. Humor (and a Bang): Well-Put Brief Commentary on our Military Empire
I set this video to start just before the end where the commentary was made that perked my interest above usual:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “Voxadpocalypse Threatens All Youtubers & Free Speech”)
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