Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-19 (26 videos)

This weekend collection of wakeful videos has two main sections: (A) much on this week’s candidate issues (esp. real & false progressives) and (B) much on the forces that create right-wingers/neo-nazis and neoliberals/meritocracy-believers & hillbots — and if or how to deal with them. The first group is mostly created from people crushed onto the floor, the second mostly from upper middle-classers who won life’s lottery at least to some extent and are either contemptuous or dismissive and ignorant of those who didn’t. Then these two camps go at each other’s throats without realizing that they are being manipulated from the top to defend the status quo that causes all this division and endless suffering.

So much stuff, I had to move some to a ‘part B’ follow-up.

Topics:

  1. Bernie (Black Movement, Grassroots Organizer, Endorsements)
  2. AOC on a Just Society & a Planet to Live
  3. Mike Gravel’s Analysis: +Bernie, +Tulsi, -Warren
  4. Best Not to Waste Efforts on Hillbots
  5. Normalized Presidential Violations (Forget Impeachments)
  6. Big Money Buying Our Minds
  7. How People at the Bottom are Duped into Fascism
  8. What Makes the Lower White Working Class Dangerous
  9. How to Talk to Cultists (like Fascists)
  10. The False License to Dominate
  11. How & Why the “Christian” Right Was Manufactured
  12. Media War on Bernie & the American People
  13. Entertainment: Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’
  14. Humor: HRC BS
  15. Humor: Talking Back to an Establishment Shill
  16. Try Some Anti-Commercialism (Teen without iPhone)

 

1. Bernie (Black Movement, Grassroots Organizer, Endorsements)

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders
African Americans For Bernie Sanders  

Grassroots Organizer Bernie

The Bernie Sanders Interview | Chapo Trap House

Bernie Support #1

Ryan Grim Puts Bernie’s Squad Endorsements Into Context (TMBS 110)
The Michael Brooks Show

Bernie Support #2

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and AOC Make 2020 Announcement
The Young Turks

 

2. AOC on a Just Society & a Planet to Live

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Ambitious Just Society Plan | NowThis

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes Green New Deal Global in Passionate Speech | NowThis

 

3. Mike Gravel’s Analysis: +Bernie, +Tulsi, -Warren

Mike Gravel: Why I support Bernie over Warren
The Hill

 

4. Best Not to Waste Efforts on Hillbots

Part 1:

Leaping ahead past the intro to the hot stuff because with so many videos and so much survival toil and so little time to live, I regularly try to help viewers cut to the chase (of course you can always wind back to the start):

Hillbots Never Die: They Just Switch to Warren and Kamala
Lauren Steiner

Part 2:

Here is another presentation of how stable middle classers who don’t outright join up with the R Party to openly “conserve” their own perks while dismissing those less lucky than them tend to suck up to neoliberal fauxgressive quacks like Liz Warren instead, thinking of those quacks and of themselves as liberal “centrists” rather than narrow-minded privileged folks ignorant of the tremendous suffering all around them while they serve the upper class and status quo like lackeys and lapdogs maintaining an illusion of being morally upstanding. Is it really so hard to peek under the veneer?

Elizabeth Warren Supporters in Santa Monica
Lauren Steiner

Comment: What privilege does to you is blind you.

What happens when you try to please these privileged upper middle class meritocracy cultists on the issue of Mealthcare for All:

What Bernie Should Say To Biden But Won’t
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

5. Normalized Presidential Violations (Forget Impeachments)

Presidents have given big reason to be impeached for a long time, but their growing amount and degree of treason and crime have become accepted by our checks and balances system that no longer works. One reason: only the Dept. of “Justice” can indite a president, but it just never does. Our Constitution and laws and human rights have been trampled by presidents, other politicians, corporations, and the major political parties for ages, and it’s just considered the normal thing to do by now. Also, 85% of people cannot afford legal justice (by hiring lawyer gunslingers).

Constitutional Crisis
Ralph Nader Radio Hour

 

6. Big Money Buying Our Minds

Another reason why we, the people, must eliminate Big Money (tax away excessive wealth and returning this wealth the system stole from the people and flooded to the super-rich back to the people), not only to stop the Big Money owners from rigging our politics and working lives, but also to stop them from manipulating our minds:

Billionaire Propaganda & Brainwashing

I don’t share all that much TYT anymore, but this particular clip of a few months ago does some informative reporting on billionaire-financed propaganda and its dark motives:

Koch Brothers Funding Right-Wing Morons

Dark Money report from back in 2016 (Part 1):

Part 1: Dark Money: Jane Mayer on How Koch Bros. & Billionaire Allies Funded Rise of the Far Right
Democracy Now!

Dark Money report from back in 2016 (Part 2):

Part 2: Dark Money: Jane Mayer on How Koch Bros. & Billionaire Allies Funded Rise of the Far Right
Democracy Now!

Dark Money report from back in 2016 (Part 3 from another channel):

How Billionaires Built The Radical Right!
Thom Hartmann Program

More Millionaires and Billionaires washing our brains with their money:

Where Do “Alt-Right” Groups Get Their Money?
AJ+

 

7. How People at the Bottom are Duped into Fascism

Hopefully, you didn’t miss the recent article and video.

Let’s be clear, “at the bottom” doesn’t stand for being low-grade but for being materially hurt and/or emotionally humiliated by our injustice machine of a society rigged by and on behalf of despots and bullies against everybody else, people looking for social connection and an upgrade in their battered self esteem so desperately they swallow any demagoguery hook line and sinker. When you are lying crushed on the floor, a trickster or one of his lemmings can pick you up, praise you as a fellow lemming, and seat you in a tank with which to run over good and innocent people declared your enemies because your ability to think for yourself may be overruled by the most primitive self-preservation instincts we are born with (submission, domination, authoritarianism, tribalism…) or an overwhelming accumulation of hate or fury desperately needing to be vented lest they devour you from the inside:

Why People Become Neo-Nazis | AJ+

 

8. What Makes the Lower White Working Class Dangerous

The clip is set to start where it gets into less often discussed important stuff:

Chris Hedges Pt. 2 on Media “Objectivity,” Plus Matt Hits the Biden Campaign Trail | Useful Idiots
Rolling Stone

 

9. How to Talk to Cultists (like Fascists)

The clip is set here to start where it cuts down to the chase (you can always rewind, of course):

How to Break Through To Trump’s Cult!
Thom Hartmann Program

 

10. The False License to Dominate

Economic Update: Worker Co-Ops, Socialism’s Future
Democracy At Work

 

11. How & Why the “Christian” Right Was Manufactured

Share before last year, but fitting well into this weeken collection whose main theme is people manipulation plus takeover of politics by sociopaths:

The Man Who Mobilized The Evangelical Vote | AJ+

 

12. Media War on Bernie & the American People

The Corrupt Media Disfiguring Bernie. Is he old? Yeah. Like basically all presidents have ever been. Is he older than me? Yeah, but healthier than me, too! I don’t have his physical stamina and overall health. So, his age hardly matters. Did he have some surgery just now? Sure. Most of us do at regular intervals in life. Does he have blotches on his skin like on that photoshopped photo the media put out? No! Shame on the establishment media fighting for the status quo, and even with such underhanded means.

Pathetic: CNN Caught Doctoring Photos & Video Of Bernie Sanders
Secular Talk

 

13. Entertainment: Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’

The Very Radical Politics Of Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’
AJ+

 

14. Humor: HRC BS

Warning: There are segments where this disgusting creature talks on a TV show. (ugh!)

Hillary’s Newest/Dumbest Excuse For Losing Election
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

15. Humor: Talking Back to an Establishment Shill

Clinton Consultant Attacks Jimmy Dore For Exposing Warren Lying
The Jimmy Dore Show

 

16. Try Some Anti-Commercialism (Teen without iPhone)

Why I Don’t Use A Smart Phone | Ann Makosinski | TEDxTeen
TEDx Talks

Cool videos, right? Now, don’t miss the ‘part B’ follow-up with AOC’s Bernie endorsement and Bernie’s fantastic “Back” rally in New York after returning from his little surgery, and a little surprise (a people’s video). 😉

 

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