Wakeful Videos 2019-08-10 (24 videos)

This is essentially a collection of enlightening videos published once a week and so helpful in learning what is really going on and how we may change our rigged system into a good one that everyone should watch them. The top topic this week: mass shootings (intelligent thoughts, not the usual BS).

Channels: Empire Files, Kim Iversen, John Spritzler, AJ+, Thom Hartmann, Greg Palast, RT America, The Humanist Report, Democracy Now!, PowerfulJRE, RT UK, HOT 97, Secular Talk, The Majority Report, Graham Elwood, The Grayzone, The Jimmy Dore Show, The School of Life…

Topics:

  1. Mass Shootings: Why they Happen
  2. Oh-So Criminal “Illegal” Immigrants
  3. National “Defense” For Profit
  4. Medicare for All: Bernie, Scare Tactics & Private Insurance
  5. Bernie: 6+ Million Views of Lengthy Informative Interview
  6. Capitalism: The Global Rentier System, UBI & the 1%
  7. Capitalism: The Current Trend May Have the Top 10% Own EVERYTHING by 2052
  8. Easy Elections Hacking in America
  9. Recent AOC Interview
  10. Rich Boys: The Koch Boy
  11. War-for-Profit Empire: U.S. Kills More Afghan Civilians than the Taliban
  12. World: Interesting Maduro Interview (Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal in Venezuela)
  13. Police Brutality against the Homeless
  14. The Billionaire Meter on Candidates
  15. Humor: Political Porn Comedy
  16. Loneliness & Friendship

 

1. Mass Shootings: Why they Happen

Here are thoughts on what drives some American white males to build up enormous fury and hate and direct it at certain equally weakened or even weaker groups rather than those at the top who arranged all the misery:

Guns with or without Inequality, Guns with Manufactured Hate:

Interesting comparison of the U.S. with Switzerland (one of the few other gun-rich countries in the world):

What Happens When Inequality Meets Hate… (w/ Greg Palast)
Thom Hartmann Program

Shared before but probably good to bring up again, the long tradition of gun violence in America:

Traditional gun violence, armed conquest, real estate fraud, slave patrols, Indian-raiding militias, white supremacy, capitalism turning into fascism…

Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots
Empire Files

Big Money in Media: Guns & MSM’s Brainwash

Why we can’t have sensible conversation about guns
Kim Iversen

Cause of Violence: People getting shafted and manipulated and shamed from all sides

… so they feel furious, abandoned, shamed, disconnected… living in a world that is utterly hostile to them with no light at the end of a tunnel. And that can get some individuals to run amok, something not only happening in America (only more often with guns here because of their easy availability).

Where Did Those Angry Young White Men Come From?
John Spritzler

If you want to read any of his mentioned articles (good articles!), here is the link to the page of his video below which his mentioned articles are linked: https://vimeo.com/352543821

 

2. Oh-So Criminal “Illegal” Immigrants

Shared before: The running for your life part of Hispanic immigration to the U.S. (the oligarchy hurts people everywhere — and too many dupes among us still believe this to be ethical and for our safety):

How U.S. Involvement In Central America Led To a Border Crisis| AJ+
AJ+

And if you want to dig deep into this issue, read this awesome article: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND WHAT AMERICANS SHOULD DO ABOUT IT ~ by John Spritzler (June 27, 2018) (Nice quote (picked from among many great quotes to choose from): “The very last thing we should do is treat good and decent people—who agree with us—as the enemy on the absurd grounds that the ruling class says their presence on our side of the border is illegal.”)

ICE slaughtering communities rather than going after law-breaking employers:

Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents
Democracy Now!

 

3. National “Defense” For Profit

The first part of this news clip gives some recent insights in the long existing war profiteering by alliance between “defense” contractors and their political puppets:

China hitting back at the US (full show)
RT America

 

4. Medicare for All: Bernie, Scare Tactics & Private Insurance

Bernie May Need to Burn Hotter:

Bernie Sanders Rebuts Biden and Booker’s LIES About His Progressive Policies
The Humanist Report

The Evil Scare Tactics from the Top:

Ex-Health Insurance Exec: Industry Is Using Decades-Old Scare Tactics to Fight Medicare for All
Democracy Now!

Medicare for All vs Private Insurance:

Yes, Medicare For All Gets Rid of Private Insurance (And That’s a Good Thing!)
The Humanist Report

 

5. Bernie: 6+ Million Views of Lengthy Informative Interview

Joe Rogan Experience #1330 – Bernie Sanders
PowerfulJRE

A look at a recent rally: Does any other candidate on the “D” Party ticket fill stadiums and streets?

turnout for Bernie’s rally in #LongBeach tonight” August 7

 

6. Capitalism: The Global Rentier System, UBI & the 1%

Renegade Inc: Rentier Britain: all the rent goes to the 1%
RT UK

 

7. Capitalism: The Current Trend May Have the Top 10% Own EVERYTHING by 2052

Now, Thom Hartmann tends to turn a blind eye on the collaboration of the “D” party in this R & D party scheme for the robber billionaires, the “good cop/bad cop” routine of the twin-party tyranny, which is why I share his clips less often these days. But everything else in this video is well worth listening to:

In 33 Years The Rich Will Own All the Wealth in America!
Thom Hartmann Program

 

8. Easy Elections Hacking in America

How I Hacked an Election | NYT – Opinion” or “I Hacked an Election. So Can the Russians.”
The New York Times (also posted on NYT’s own site:
https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005790489/i-hacked-an-election-so-can-the-russians.html)

 

9. Recent AOC Interview

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Impeaching Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Recent Backlash + Breaks Down Her Job
HOT 97

 

10. Rich Boys: The Koch Boy

Funny, but what’s left out in these two videos is that almost certainly this “business” activity of the rich Koch boy is designed to funnel loads of wealth from the moneycrat father to the moneycrat son without paying ANY taxes, just like the Trumps did.

Billionaire’s Son Is Exactly The Parody You’d Expect
Secular Talk

Hilarious: Koch Brother’s Embarrassing Son Has Worst Shirt Promo EVER
The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder

 

11. War-for-Profit Empire: U.S. Kills More Afghan Civilians than the Taliban

US Killed More Civilians In Afghanistan Than Taliban — The Political Vigilante
Graham Elwood

 

12. World: Interesting Maduro Interview (Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal in Venezuela)

John Bolton tried to assassinate me’: Interview with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
The Grayzone

(Around 27:36 minutes in there is either an accidental mis-speak or faulty translation (I can’t hear the Spanish beneath the English dubbing) turning “can” into “can’t” — oh well, mistakes like this happen)

 

13. Police Brutality against the Homeless

Our taxes pay for crime in uniforms:

Police Destroy Wheelchairs For The Homeless, Throw Out Their Possessions
Secular Talk

 

14. The Billionaire Meter on Candidates

The logical choice: support the candidates least supported by the robber billionaires.

Bernie Surges In Post-Debate Poll
Secular Talk

 

15. Humor: Political Porn Comedy

Tulsi Destroys Kamala & Kamala Blames Russia!
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

16. Loneliness & Friendship

Not specifically political but interesting because it also touches upon the factors of a good or bad life and because the political/economic/societal changes we need are tied to our ability to gain deeper understanding individually and to connect with one another.

Why We’re Fated to be Lonely
The School of Life

 

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