The predominant themes of this week: COVID-19 – A Crisis to Wake us Up (An Emotional, Political and Economic Plague & Crapitalism Exposure). The Bernie Campaign Suspended: Why & how, grief, anger and what to do now? Also more on election integrity, Medicare for All and more.
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Stars & Channels: Harriet Fraad and Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Rational National, Nick Brana & Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap (Movement for a People’s Party), Nomiki Konst, The Humanist Report, The Hill, Tim Canova and Niko House (MCSC Network), Jimmy Dore, The Ring of Fire, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Bernie Sanders, and more…
- COVID-19: A CRISIS TO WAKE US UP (An Emotional, Political and Economic Plague & Crapitalism Exposure)
- BERNIE CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED: Why & How – And What Now?
- Nearly Third Of Country Didn’t Pay Rent!
- Interesting AOC Update
- Discussion on Political Revolution & Bernie
- Tim Canova’s Plan To Make Trump Address Election Fraud
- MMT & Green New Deal
- Common Sense vs Bizarre Biden
- Pressure Congress on the Next Stimulus Bill
- Bernie Demands Paying Working People & Paper Ballots
- People & Small Businesses Postponed or Denied by the Stimulus Relief Program
- The Election Game: Bernie, Biden & Trump (Designed to Deny the People)
- Biden Picked to Keep Trump
- Nader Discussion on New Tech, Landlording & Little People Back-Strikes during the Corona Crisis
- Medicare for All: Why American Health Care Makes No Sense (nice!)
- Brief: Psychology of Fascism vs Socialism
1. COVID-19: A CRISIS TO WAKE US UP (An Emotional, Political and Economic Plague & Crapitalism Exposure)
A fantastically deep insight into the rape and pillage the oligarchs are hittung us with during the coronavirus pandemic after having mauled us so much before it already, the emotional and mental effects and shortcomings by this, the paradise-like contrast in other countries, what our ancestors did during the similar Great Depression, and what we can and must do… a truly sincere report on our crisis and need for rebellion:
COVID-19: A Psychological, Political and Economic Plague ~ Democracy At Work
2. BERNIE CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED: Why & How – And What Now?
Quick preview of ideas discussed in these videos and my last two articles: Bernie is still on the ballots. Suspending his rallies makes sense during a pandemic. If we keep voting for him in primaries, he could still win (maybe even more so if the idiotic Biden voters (some of which must exist in addition to blatant vote count fraud) don’t bother to vote feeling assured of his anointment. However, if Bernie intends to not challenge the nomination and once again endorse the vile corporatist picked by the D-Party ‘elite’, then we must give up on getting a good president. And, yes, Bernie could run the political revolution now that the coronavirus confirms everything he has been saying and everything he has been pushing for (and more). He could use this crisis to become FDR 2.0 or even more. However, we – the people – can no longer rely on trustworthy candidates and mere voting. We must organize a the bottom, building a people’s union that can slam the oligarchy outside of voting booths.
Bernie Campaign Suspended: Why & How
Bernie Sanders Suspends Campaign | Rational Live! ~ The Rational National
Dealing With (the Latest Election Warp a.k.a.) Not Having a Democracy
Bernie Sanders Suspends 2020 Campaign—Where Does the Left Go From Here? ~ The Humanist Report
Centrists, CNN Waste ZERO Time Attacking & Dancing on Bernie’s Political Grave ~ The Humanist Report
Sooo… a thought… we need to build a people’s movement (especially from the bottom to wield power outside the completely rigged electoral processes that we must be able to circumvent to get quick results) and probably still also a newly created people’s party for when elections can work again (because the two major parties who have monopolized the electoral processes and rig them completely are through-and-through corrupt and apparently beyond the possibility of healing them or taking them over from below). Therefore the next thought-step:
Bernie Won’t Run the Last Mile, So we Must
Bernie’s Out But #NotMeUs Ain’t Going Anywhere! (sadly posted on Facebook, hence probably not searchable when deleted) ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Nick Brana & Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap)
And while a new people’s party may be a must with the D-Party being too fortified to be taken over by us – the people – from within, Nomiki Konst who worked within the D-Party argues that a third party will take too long to build and grow (and she believes the D-Party to be possible to take over from within, which I frankly am skeptical off; nevertheless we should hear what an insider has to say):
Nomiki Konst’s Thoughts on D-Party-Takeover
Breaking: Where do we go now that Bernie is out? ~ Nomiki Konst
I have heard strong arguments from both sides, which convinces me that building a people’s movement from the bottom is most essential. This needs to be done not so much as a third party or an attempt to take over an existing one but rather with the goal to to wield power outside the heavily rigged electoral processes and oligarchically structured governmental and economic system to circumvent their rigged games and challenge them directly (for example with general strikes and local communities restructuring and idea spreading outside the corporate media). Once we have such a power base we can then either create a new people’s party or take over an existing major party AND create election integrity AND switch from our inherently ill first-past-the-post-and-winner-take-all electoral system to one that percentage-wise represents voting people. Even Bernie (apparently unwilling to expose the election theft or fight the D-Party) has been hinting in this direction:
Bernie’s Swan Song
MUST-SEE: Bernie Sanders Sends Heartfelt Message to Demoralized Base ~ The Humanist Report
And finally a talk between one side (people’s party) and a promoter of general strikes, rent strikes and so forth:
Reinventing Power at the Bottom
3. Nearly Third Of Country Didn’t Pay Rent!
Nearly Third Of Country Didn’t Pay Rent! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show
4. Interesting AOC Update
Hard to know if she voted against it or not. Certainly she has too much played ball with the neoliberal party establishment already (when also exposing and challenging it at other times) and still lacks some insights for the world we need to fight for. It’d be great if she kept growing, though, and would either help breaking the corrupt party establishment (probably impossible) or help build a powerful new people’s party. Rebels working within one of the two corrupt major parties tend to get absorbed and lose their edge. It’d be great if she could grow resistant to this. We’ll see how things will go with her.
Krystal and Saagar: AOC DID vote no on the bailout bill, Matt Gaetz predicts she is the future ~ The Hill
5. Discussion on Political Revolution & Bernie
The clip starts with criticizing AOC. But since I don’t know if she voted for the corrupt “stimulus” bill or not (and it doesn’t seem to me these guys (who are favorites of mine) know it either) that part is not worth sharing. The thoughts after that do make sense to hear, I think though (hence the skip ahead):
AOC Does PR Stunt To Cover For Stimulus Vote ~ The Jimmy Dore Show
Now come a bunch of slightly older videos (nowadays a few days can change everything, but these videos are still important after Bernie’s campaign suspension):
6. Tim Canova’s Plan To Make Trump Address Election Fraud
BREAKING: Tim Canova’s Plan To Force Trump To Address Election Fraud. ~ MCSC Network W/ Niko House
Rarely heard point: Mail-in Ballots often come from senior centers where the seniors may never get to see the ballots filled out and mailed in by fraudsters.
And here a short version focusing in the main point made, Canova’s White House petition for paper ballots:
Simple Fix For Our Easily Hacked Voting Machines ~ The Jimmy Dore Show
7. MMT & Green New Deal
Pretty good (not perfect, but pretty good):
Fadhel Kaboub speaking at Kenyon College #GreenNewDeal Town Hall. #MMT #JobGuarantee #M4A #Edu4A #H4A #Reparations #ClimateAction #NoPlanetB
Sadly a Facebook video (hence not searchable nor well playable). If anyone knows another storage link of it (Youtube, vimeo…), please leave a comment with it or better message me (a comment with a link in it can sadly be held back by an anti-spam algorithm).
8. Common Sense vs Bizarre Biden
Joe Rogan Exposes Democrats Denying Biden’s Dementia ~ The Jimmy Dore Show
9. Pressure Congress on the Next Stimulus Bill
Sadly, Robert Reich included his party loyalist Ukraine-BS and Pelosi-praise, but beyond that it is OK. And the request for us to pressure Congress might be worthwhile:
Trump Exploiting Coronavirus, Amazon Greed & the Next Stimulus Bill | The Common Good w Robert Reich
Quote: “Once you finish watching, please call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and urge your members of Congress to ensure the next relief package provides $2,000 a month to every American for the duration of this crisis, and fully covers coronavirus testing and treatment with no out-of-pocket costs. They’re working on a new bill as we speak, so call now.”
10. Bernie Demands Paying Working People & Paper Ballots
Sen. Bernie Sanders Wants Voters To Be Protected In November ~ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Quick read – a slight short inside in the non-livable economic life of our times: Living costs are outpacing wage increases
11. People & Small Businesses Postponed or Denied by the Stimulus Relief Program
Remember the idea of a government of, by, and for the People?
Trump Administration Has Already Screwed Up Stimulus Relief Program ~ The Ring of Fire
12. The Election Game: Bernie, Biden & Trump (Designed to Deny the People)
With Bernie Out, Republicans Hit Biden With Everything They’ve Got ~ The Ring of Fire
13. Biden Picked to Keep Trump
Joe Biden Has No Answer For Family In Need ~ The Rational National
14. Nader Discussion on New Tech, Landlording & Little People Back-Strikes during the Corona Crisis
Big Tech, Bernie, and Benevolent Landlords ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour
15. Medicare for All: Why American Health Care Makes No Sense (nice!)
Why American Health Care Makes No Sense ~ Bernie Sanders
16. Brief: Psychology of Fascism vs Socialism
Relationships with authority during coronavirus – Dr. Fraad & Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work
BTW, a quite nice article this week from an insightful comedian (Lee Camp): https://consortiumnews.com/2020/04/08/lee-camp-four-reasons-the-ruling-elite-love-this-crisis/
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