Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-19 (16 videos)

Major focus of this week’s video collection: our system treating us like trash and how a new system could do the opposite. Part of this also: our mentality and culture. Some key issues: capitalism, socialism, Universal Basic DIVIDEND, warmongering & terror state…

Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Noam Chomsky, Meagan Day & Jimmy Henders, Michael Parenti, The Hill, The Intercept, Michael Brooks, Jimmy Dore, Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), NonCompete, and more…

Topics:

  1. Our System Treating us Like Trash ***
  2. The Worst Economy in Our Lifetimes **
  3. Teacher Strikes = People Strikes (Kept Secret by the MSM)
  4. Universal Basic DIVIDEND etc.: Insightful Yanis Varoufakis Conversation **
  5. Historic Insight on Corporatist Fascism
  6. Capitalism (narratives, fascism, $$wars, motives)
  7. Noam Chomsky Describing Our Corporatist Manipulation
  8. Fights to Get Money Out Of Politics
  9. Socialism: Not Normally Being Linked to Government
  10. France’s Uprising Against Neoliberalism
  11. Iran: 1+ Hour of Informed Intellectual Discussion
  12. U.S. Terrorism
  13. Mentality: Are We Evil? Can We Change? ***

 

1. Our System Treating us Like Trash ***

Those who have worked hard and contributed all their lives being shoved into the ditch — the mark of a sick and sadistic ruthless society:

Todays EU: Aging in the US ~ RichardDWolff

Quote: “A very wise commentator about society once wrote that you can tell how great or not a society is by how it treats its older people.”

 

2. The Worst Economy in Our Lifetimes **

You can wind this video back to its beginning, but because most of the first half has been covered here before or is a smaller issue probably treated more deeply here soon, the video is set to start 44:27 minutes in where the most interesting stuff starts, stuff we absolutely must be aware of (like the lies we are being told by our corporate media and corrupticians about today’s U.S. economy, the myth and truth about inflation (Nixon easily stopped it rather than using it as an excuse for gouging working people, like our corrupticians could easily do too if they were less corrupt), etc.:

Global Capitalism: The Three Key Economic Issues of 2020 [January 2020] ~ Democracy At Work

 

3. Teacher Strikes = People Strikes (Kept Secret by the MSM)

Jacobin Journalist: The corporate media doesn’t want to see working class power ~ The Hill

 

4. Universal Basic DIVIDEND etc.: Insightful Yanis Varoufakis Conversation **

Capitalism, Socialism, Kensianism, Neoliberalism, Brexit, Divided Left, UK Election, Universal Basic Dividend, Transnational Movement… A conversation with Yanis Varoufakis in Turkey (accented English sometimes a bit hard to understand, but insightful nevertheless):

A conversation with Yanis Varoufakis on post-capitalism and the future of democracy | DiEM25

Major Point: Universal Basic Dividend (a possible way to realize the shared assets economy discussed here on Beanstock’s World before). The conversation starts heading into this vital topic around 42:03 minutes in: https://youtu.be/UDvCqeXCI-o?t=2523.

 

5. Historic Insight on Corporatist Fascism

Fascism and its connection with economic power by comedian Steve Hughes & historian Michael Parenti ~ TheSymposionNights

To put it short, fascism has two main parts, one that has been strongly established in the U.S. over the last 4 decades, the other being boosted currently to surround our fascist rulers with human shields:

  1. Corporatism = the economic-political marriage half of fascism
  2. Authoritarianism = the critical-thinking-overcoming, foot-soldiers-drafting, and democracy-ending mental culture of fascism

 

6. Capitalism (narratives, fascism, $$wars, motives)

Capitalism Proponent’s Ridiculous Narratives Debunked

Economic Update: Answering Our Critics ~ Democracy At Work

Capitalism Creates Hate on Scapegoat Populations

Todays EU: Scapegoating of Immigrants ~ RichardDWolff

Capitalism Creates Endless War

How the US war-state ‘wasted’ $11 trillion ~ RT America

Capitalism’s Dark Side: The Competition & Profit Motive

A Note About Corporations – Meagan Day ~ Jimmy Henders

 

7. Noam Chomsky Describing Our Corporatist Manipulation

Can civilisation survive really existing capitalism? | Noam Chomsky ~ UCD – University College Dublin

 

8. Fights to Get Money Out Of Politics

Represent.Us ~@@@https://beanstocksworld.wordpress.com/?s=Represent.Us has been shared here repeatedly. This time, a video on what Wolf-PAC is doing:

Get Money Out Of Politics” Rally Jan 18 In DC! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Link: https://wolf-pac.com/

 

9. Socialism: Not Normally Being Linked to Government

… but since socialism’s goal is pretty clear but the strategy to reach it rather vague, attempts to reach the goal have in the past in some cases led to takeover of governments, but if those new governments were not democratic (as they should be for socialism to realize) they just led to a new ruling class. Sooo… my point on this matter (and when contrasting socialism with egalitarianism) is that strategy and tactics are as important as the ultimate goal and must be tied together.

What Did Marx Really Think Of Government? ft. Richard Wolff & Ben Burgis ~ The Michael Brooks Show

 

10. France’s Uprising Against Neoliberalism

Austerity = a neoliberalist euphemism for a top-down class warfare: toss away charity by the rich (like our ancient religions promoted) and put the burden of charity on the backs of the working people, and not just the costs of charity but of any kind of social safety net measures, so that more and more wealth can be transferred upward, leaving ultimately none of it for anyone who is not member of the rich minority. Hail the neoliberals… or revolt like the French are doing.

France’s Strike: Another Symptom of Neoliberalism’s Legitimation Crisis ~ The Real News Network

Also: institutionalization of evil systems to keep them in place despite lacking legitimacy.

 

11. Iran: 1+ Hour of Informed Intellectual Discussion

Obviously not everyone’s cup of tea. And I wonder why the Iran-Contra affair was left out (or did I miss it?).

Trump vs. Iran: What Now? ~ The Intercept

Summary: U.S. institutions and forces have been bashing, strangling, and scamming Iran and its people for generations. It’s quite shameful.

 

12. U.S. Terrorism

Let’s hope you can watch this truth-telling video despite the censorship block Youtube has erected in front of it (and might get heightened):

America is a Nation of Terror ~ NonCompete

 

13. Mentality: Are We Evil? Can We Change? ***

Is the USA evil? ~ NonCompete

 

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