Woke Video Weekend 2019-06-30 (20 videos)

If you have time on weekends to rest on a couch and watch movies, sports, or interesting news shows on TV – being offered mostly crap (and Bill Moyers sadly being gone by now) – this weekly video compilation is a perfect alternative bringing us bright insights into our corrupt corporate rule and how we can fight to take back our stolen world and repair our racketeered lives. It’s mostly a collection of many of the best videos released online during the week. Stars today: Bernie, Tulsi, Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader, Stephanie Kelton, John Spritzler, Russell Brand, Nick Braña, Niko House, Richard Wolff, Lee Camp, Jimmy Dore, Abby Martin, Kyle Kulinski, Mike Figueredo, The Juice Media (great satire!), and more.

Topics:

  1. Linking Up Globalism, Corporatism, Consumerism, and the Loss of Liberty & Democracy
  2. The Oligarchy’s Tool of Antisemitism and Boogeymen
  3. [d]emocratic Populism as Antidote to Nationalist Populism
  4. War On the Corporate State ***
  5. Debunking Some USSR Myths
  6. Debunking the Economic Recovery Myth
  7. American Concentration Camps (and Immoral Lawyers)
  8. The Dangerous Right-Wing
  9. RdtTnt: Data on Iran & Immigration “Crisis”
  10. JD: A Bit More on Iran
  11. Documentaries on the Secret New Aristocracy
  12. Internet Corporations Taking over the World, Example: Google
  13. Tulsi on Our Middle-East Wars & False Ally
  14. Better Political Debate Answers
  15. RN: (1) Alternative to Rapacious Banking…
  16. Money, Money, Money (Student Debt Cancellation)
  17. Satire: Our Mirror Down Under

 

I. Linking Up Globalism, Corporatism, Consumerism, and the Loss of Liberty & Democracy

… and us being turned into nothing but consumers (also UBI comes up, the one that’s not a Citizens Dividend linked to taxing the thrones away from the oligarchs). An interesting conversion touching upon many important topics and permitting big picture insights:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Russell Brand and the title: “Beyond Conspiracy – The Terrifying Truth Of Corporate Power”)

 

II. The Oligarchy’s Tool of Antisemitism and Boogeymen

… and, by the way, did you know who the Palestinians really are?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for John Spritzler and the title: “To Defeat Anti-Semitism We Must Understand It”)

 

III. [d]emocratic Populism as Antidote to Nationalist Populism

For me this video has its ups (cool explanations) and downs (bad audio and a questionable way of running a discussion), but in the sum total is worth listening to. Those on the panel were Mark Charles, Nick Braña, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, and Daniel Lee (from left to right):

(a Facebook post by Move To Amend called ‘Democratic Populism as Antidote to Nationalist Populism’)

 

IV. War On the Corporate State ***

… and obviously more people need to join. A Chris Hedges interview of the longest warrior of the people, Ralph Nader:

Part 1: The Long Civic War for The People

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “On Contact: Rights & Regs w/citizen activist Ralph Nader”)

Part 2 (brilliant!): Civic Power

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “On Contact: Importance of a civic life with Ralph Nader”)

 

V. Debunking Some USSR Myths

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Democracy At Work and the title: “Economic Update: Rise and Fall of the USSR”)

Note: One disagreement on my part: I don’t think feudalism was really brought to an end in Russia before the Russian revolution. It may have been officially declared over, but Russia remained mostly agricultural with the majority of Russians toiling in fields possessed by an upper class (assuredly “blue”-blooded “nobles”), whether officially titles serfs or not. (when that official label was removed, I frankly don’t know)

 

VI. Debunking the Economic Recovery Myth

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for RT UK and the title: “Renegade Inc: Full Marx – Has Karl had the last laugh?”)

 

VII. American Concentration Camps (and Immoral Lawyers)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Young Turks and the title: “Trump Lawyer Defends Treatment Of Refugees”)

 

VIII. The Dangerous Right-Wing

Don’t underestimate the number of those who lust and long for improving their own lives by ruining the lives of others who they lovingly despise. They may not be the American majority, but as long as the progressive and good-hearted majority of America remains split and/or not represented by nominated candidates we can be in the same trouble Germany was when the rather small Nazi party got its foot in the door the same way and then simply imprisoned and murdered their opposition. Is that the path we want? The oligarchy may want it, but we must fight hard against it. No more obviously corrupt Clintons or Bidens or similar Wall Street puppets. And possibly no more “Democratic” Party, either, which has completely turned its back on its voters, doing everything it can to thwart candidates like Bernie and Tulsi or the many progressive candidates last year, ow whom only two (yes, 2!) made it into Congress.

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for MCSC Network W/ Niko House and the title: “Trump’s Re-Election Kick-off Crowd Size Should Scare The Hell Out Of Every Leftist In The Country”)

Hint: a people’s party, and support exclusively for true people’s candidates (usualy called progressive, but always beware of babels and talk-the-talk-but-not-walk-the-walk).

Note to Niko House: Our vocab has long been manipulated, warping our conversations. Let’s stop calling corporatist oligarchy-puppets “centrists” as if they represented the people’s majority rather than their wealthy donors. The exposure of “blue no matter who” political hobbyists is spot on, though. Good job, Niko!

 

IX. RdtTnt: Data on Iran & Immigration “Crisis”

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Redacted Tonight and the title: ”~249~ CNN Demands War With Iran, Immigration Crisis Fraud, Cops Gone Wild”)

 

X. JD: A Bit More on Iran

I am having this video start 6:05 minutes in because what comes before has already been shared here in the past. Aaron Maté talking with Jimmy Dore drills down here on why our plutocratic war mafia has been targeting Iran so harshly for generations:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show and the title: “When U.S. Shot Down Iranian Passengers Jet”)

 

XI. Documentaries on the Secret New Aristocracy

The classical aristocracy was out in the open with their alleged blue blood and divine right to take away lands, wealth, and prosperity from the rest of the people and enslave them. After so many revolutionary attempts to eliminate them, today’s modern version of aristocrats have changed their narrative to “free markets” and liberty from governments, and they prefer to hide in the shadows of politicians, lawyers, and corporations. Here are two documentaries on the Panama and Paradise Papers to remind us of this:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for ARD and the title: “PanamaPapers – The Shady World of Offshore Companies | Das Erste | NDR”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for VICE News and the title: “Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (HBO)”)

 

XII. Internet Corporations Taking over the World, Example: Google

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for JRE Clips and the title: “Google is Building a Tech Dystopia in Canada”)

 

XIII. Tulsi on Our Middle-East Wars & False Ally

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Hill and the title: “Gabbard on Saudi Arabia: ‘Stop pretending that they’re our allies’”)

 

XIV. Better Political Debate Answers

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Secular Talk and the title: “Bernie Asked Trick Question In Democratic Debate”)

 

XV. RN: (1) Alternative to Rapacious Banking…

… (2) and sports for public and community health rather than profits for the greedy rich:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Ralph Nader Radio Hour and the title: “The Future of Banking/Sports the Right Way”)

Yes, we did actually once have trustworthy Post Office banking instead of our money controlled and stolen by Wall Street predators. You know, back in the “MAGA” Golden Age (not golden for all but for many, those who want it restored for them now by Trump at the expense of others who deserve it, too, and then being duped by him since this rich boy, of course, only rigs the “swamp” only even more for the rich (same as $Hillary would have done, Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Reagan did in cahoots with their fellow corrupticians in Congress)).

 

XVI. Money, Money, Money (Student Debt Cancellation)

Canceling the infamous student debt of the younger generations (when the older ones had hardly any costs studying) would do a lot more along the “MAGA” line of thinking than anything our false “MAGA” president and his GOP accomplices have done since 2016 (or that $Hillary and her accomplices would have done).

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Ocasio-Cortez Shreds Third-Way After They Attack Student Debt Cancellation”)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow and the title: “Stephanie Kelton on Student Debt Forgiveness & The Fundamentals of Modern Monetary Theory”)

 

XVII. Satire: Our Mirror Down Under

Maybe skip the part covering corrupticians unknown to us non-Australians. It gets pretty good after that. The parallels with the U.S. are stunning:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | Season 1 Finale”)

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3 thoughts on “Woke Video Weekend 2019-06-30 (20 videos)

  1. The Honest Gov’t Ads are the best–and the most informative–satire of any government in the history of the world! Americans can readily see how we’re not the only ones on the planet getting screwed by the oligarchs. Thanks for the great video links!

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  2. Glad you like it, Cindy. If only more people knew about this site where stuff like this gets posted regularly. Instead, I get blocked from Facebook when I dare to share one of my posts in a bunch of groups I have been a member of for years. The allegedly “anti-spam” algorithms block me even if I share on Facebook only once a week but in over a dozen groups I am a long-term member of. I have even been blocked from my own self-created group there in the past with that lame spam excuse.

    If only the mass of the people had an uncensored social platform.

    Or, if only I got paid for my writing of these posts. I have a stack of drafts waiting to get published that I never have time to give a final edit, then post them, and — very time consuming by now — notify people about on the ever more stringently censored social media.

    Distributed publishing is a good thing, helping to reduce censorship. But what good does it do when it remains hidden via the censoring on social media and search engines?

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