Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-08-04 (17 videos)

The latest collection of remarkable videos from this week. The biggest theme this time: how we the people are divided and isolated in our suffering.

Stars and channels: Anand Giridharadas, DW Documentary, NonCompete, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Redacted Tonight, Secular Talk, TEDx Talks, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Juice Media (satire!), The Rational National

Topics:

  1. Satire: Tree Politics for Profit
  2. Nuclear Armageddon for Profit
  3. Tulsi: Finally a Candidate Standing up for Freedom of Speech & Information
  4. Yang: Debate Highlights
  5. 2016 All Over Again: The 2020 Info-War
  6. Funky Debate
  7. Bernie: The Wave for Change
  8. Environment: Greenwashing Global Logging
  9. The Economic Hitman Called for Action:
  10. War on the People: The New Aristocracy = The Fake Heroes of Capitalism
  11. White Men Caucus
  12. Divide & Conquer: A Sample
  13. Antisocial Culture
  14. U.S. Sex-Trafficking
  15. Great Jesse Ventura & Lee Camp Conversation
  16. Gangsta Capitalism

 

1. Satire: Tree Politics for Profit

Honest Government Ad | Djab Wurrung Trees
thejuicemedia

 

2. Nuclear Armageddon for Profit

Our country hijacked by global arms dealers:

War With China, Russia, Iran?
Ralph Nader Radio Hour

 

3. Tulsi: Finally a Candidate Standing up for Freedom of Speech & Information

Google Screws Tulsi & She Sues For $50 million
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

4. Yang: Debate Highlights

Best Of Andrew Yang’s Solid Debate Performance
Secular Talk

 

5. 2016 All Over Again: The 2020 Info-War

CNN Caught Blocking Bernie Supporters From Camera w/Jordan Chariton
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

6. Funky Debate

Progressives Crush Moderates At First Democratic Debate
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

7. Bernie: The Wave for Change

New Map Shows Bernie’s Massive Lead From Coast To Coast
The Rational National

 

8. Environment: Greenwashing Global Logging

Greenwashing global logging | DW Documentary
DW Documentary

 

9. The Economic Hitman Called for Action:

Interesting how people can be lured into doing evil things. Obvious that waking up from these delusions takes time (he, for example, hasn’t realized yet that capitalism is predatory by nature). The call for creating a new culture of massively demanding needed actions from those in power strikes me as helpful if not sufficient (removing the thrones of hoarded power and wealth is vital, if you ask me):

An Economic Hit Man Confesses and Calls to Action | John Perkins | TEDxTraverseCity
TEDx Talks

 

10. War on the People: The New Aristocracy = The Fake Heroes of Capitalism

Anand Giridharadas: How billionaires prevent social change
The Hill

 

11. White Men Caucus

Particular high point: trying to fix something one doesn’t understand. If that is an integral part of white male culture in America, it shines quite a light on anti-immigrant supporters of fascist demagogues, no?

White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots | Michael Welp | TEDxBend
TEDx Talks

I also keep having to struggle with people stuck in that trap of rugged individualism, even when they themselves are upset with how it isolates people from each other and keeps them from compassion; because the idea of creating collective activism still repulses them. No, no, you must strengthen yourself as an individual, seek yet another new career to make ends meet, do all the research required to cure your illnesses (rather than demand a useful healthcare system), take psychological counseling to deal better with the problems of your life imposed by insurmountable outside forces. In fact, never believe in those outside forces. Insist to believe that you alone are the master of your destiny. I get the mental picture of people paddling in canoes stubbornly ignoring streams, whirlpools, and rapids.

 

12. Divide & Conquer: A Sample

 

Emancipation from Mental Slavery | Dr. Cheryl Tawede Grills | TEDxCulverCity
TEDx Talks

 

Everyday Struggle: Switching Codes for Survival | Harold Wallace III | TEDxPittsburgStateUniversity
TEDx Talks

 

13. Antisocial Culture

… and the stupid practice of so-called Homo sapiens to learn uncritically from one’s parents and community any kind of role to play, even evil destructive roles. That’s why it is so importan that those among us who wake up and start to think take the next step of sharing our discoveries and ideas with many others.

My own father sold me for 5 dollars! | Bella Galhos | TEDxDili
TEDx Talks

 

14. U.S. Sex-Trafficking

… and the thing to learn that it is US who must stand up for change:

Justice for child victims of sexual exploitation: Jessica Munoz at TEDxHonolulu
TEDx Talks

 

15. Great Jesse Ventura & Lee Camp Conversation

… starting 11:21 in after a piece about the charlatan Russiahhh-Gate conspiracy theory:

[166] Jesse Ventura On MSNBC Paying Him To Not Talk About War
Redacted Tonight

 

16. Gangsta Capitalism

Monarcho-Gangsterism vs. an Inclusive Workers Movement | Breadcast Highlights
NonCompete

 

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