Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-04-26 (23 videos)

Best weekly news updates and discussions and a smashing viral video. Main issues: Coronavirus abuse by the oligarchy and how to fight back. (incl. much better measures in other countries, right-wing deceptions and neoliberal pseudo-left-wing deceptions in ours, and Movement for a People’s Party)

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Stars and channels: Vic Dibitetto & Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Chris Hedges, AJ+, The Rational National, Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke), LastWeekTonight, RichardDWolff, The Humanist Report, RepresentUs, Robert Reich, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), and more…

Topics:

  1. Fire Breathing Intro (Viral Video)
  2. Corona Crisis: Unlivable America
  3. Longterm Coronavirus: Need for Substantial System Change
  4. The Many Deceptions and Frauds During This Crisis **
  5. Right-Wing Deception (using Corrupt Mass Media & Easily Manipulated Bottom Tyrants)
  6. “Democratic” & Rep Party Corruptly Allied
  7. Anticorruption Act Clip
  8. Politician’s Economic Incompetence
  9. CCCW: Coronavirus Crony-Capitalist Welfare
  10. Twin-Party Corruption: D-Party’s Polosi
  11. Another Trick to Make the Rich Richer
  12. Cool Interview of Chris Hedges by Jimmy Dore (Journalism NOT by Crackpots)
  13. Intellectual Discussion About Moving Forward
  14. Movement for a People’s Party’s National Call 04/23/2020

 

1. Fire Breathing Intro (Viral Video) ***

Comedian Eviscerates The Government’s Failed Response To Covid ~ Secular Talk

 

2. Corona Crisis: Unlivable America

Other Countries Aren’t Laying Off People *

Why Other Countries Aren’t Laying Off People Like the U.S. ~ AJ+

Oligarchy Letting the American Public Fall Through the Cracks

Man With $400M Thinks $1,200 Is Good Enough For You ~ The Rational National

Dear USA, No Other Country Does This

Dear USA, No Other Country Does This ~ The Rational National

Re-Opening the Country is Meaningless **

Re-opening The Country” Is A Meaningless Concept w/Dylan Ratigan ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Entertainment: Newsbroke on COVID-19

Why It PAYS To Be European During COVID-19 ~ AJ+

3. Longterm Coronavirus: Need for Substantial System Change

Why Self-Quarantine & Social Distancing Could Last Until 2022 ~ The Humanist Report

 

4. The Many Deceptions and Frauds During This Crisis **

Coronavirus deaths underreported. Astroturfed (in other words paid, not genuine) right-wing protests. Flip-flopping Trump administration. People barred from government checks. Big businesses stealing heavily from millions of small businesses, killing them. Unemployment agencies overloaded by being made to workg so hard for blocking(!)@@@ benefits. Coronavirus elief Act giving another big tax break for the rich. Airlines (despite bailout) refund no tickets of canceled flights. Monopolization across America. (not all the frauds, but many) Contrast: Other countries have a safety net and pay people’s wages to keep them employed. – Need to tax the rich.

Reich at Home: Alarming Lockdown Protests, Unemployment Benefits in Limbo, Mixed Families Ignored ~ Robert Reich

 

5. Right-Wing Deception (using Corrupt Mass Media & Easily Manipulated Bottom Tyrants)

Using natural tyrant members of the people (for Anti-Quarantine Protests)

Video starts out well informing on the right-wing “anti-lockdown” protests, the first 4 or even up to 7 minutes being worth your time watching; but later it becomes less informative, so the rest may be skippable. Yes, sadly, the people contains a small portion of faulty people: violent and usually heighly selfish and incompassionate, immoral, and easily manipulated tyrant types, the foot soldiers for cruel fascist regimes:

Trump Would Rather Let His Own Supporters Die Than Actually Help Them ~ The Humanist Report

Corrupt Corporate Media Stimulate & Control Easily Manipulated People *

How the puppetiering of people and politicians through corporate media works:

Coronavirus V: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) ~ LastWeekTonight

Astroturfing of these Back-To-Work “Liberate” Protests **

This financing & organizing approach, btw, is exactly how rich oligarchs built up the Nazi party in the Weimar-Republic-Germany (ending up giving us the Holocaust and World War II):

Anti-Lockdown Protests Distract from Trump’s Coronavirus Failures | The Common Good w/ Robert Reich

Capitalist Vampires Wishing to Suck our Blood (+ Need for General Strike)

Wolff Responds: Rush to get Americans Back to Work ~ RichardDWolff

 

6. “Democratic” & Rep Party Corruptly Allied

One Or The Other Party Always Screws Us

Pelosi Chooses COBRA Over Med4all. WTF?!? ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Democratic” & Rep Party Corruptly Allied

Democrats Keep Letting Republicans Steamroll Them: Incompetence or Malfeasance? ~ The Humanist Report

 

7. Anticorruption Act Clip

The Strategy to End Corruption ~ RepresentUs

Little Comment: As far as I know this anticorruption act formulation is still imperfect. It should add a focus on “conflict of interests”, punishing officials when they don’t withdraw from acting in their own interest (potentially against the public interest) because a conflict of interests is much easier to prove than bribery. (simple legal demand: conlict of interests –> recuse yourself or get punished (incl. removed from office))

 

8. Politician’s Economic Incompetence

Progressives Won’t Acknowledge Bernie Or Warren’s Stimulus Vote ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

9. CCCW: Coronavirus Crony-Capitalist Welfare

Caveat: Robert Reich of course holds on to an unjustifiable loyalty to the D-Party, giving it free passes he won’t give the R-Party. So, his otherwise informative videos tend to have D-Party support sprinkled in. That can’t be avoided when listening to his talks or conversations, but we can nowadays be smart enough not to fall for those having witnessed both major party collaborating to screw us over.

Coronavirus and the Height of Corporate Welfare

Robert Reich: Coronavirus and the Height of Corporate Welfare ~ Robert Reich

More from Anand Giridharadas and Robert Reich:

In Conversation with Anand Giridharadas: Can the Oligarchy Survive Coronavirus? ~ Robert Reich

 

10. Twin-Party Corruption: D-Party’s Polosi

Trump Ad Slams Out Of Touch Pelosi ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

11. Another Trick to Make the Rich Richer

The Federal Reserve Picking Winners/Losers During Crisis ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Quote from https://eyesonlatinamerica.com/2020/04/22/ecuadors-coronavirus-horror-story-interview-with-marcela-aguinaga/ : “Staying at home is an effective way to stop the spread of the virus. But for those who must work, how can we ask them to stay at home if they have no other way to survive? We need a social protection policy. One that takes into account those that have the least, and that the promise of delivering food rations reaches the corners where poverty and vulnerability plague thousands of families.”

 

12. Cool Interview of Chris Hedges by Jimmy Dore (Journalism NOT by Crackpots) **

How Bernie & Squad Actually Support Corporate State. w/Chris Hedges ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

 

13. Intellectual Discussion About Moving Forward (soso)

I am no huge fan of privileged intellectuals who never get what huge calamities suffering people must struggle with throughout their lives, but since they are not so deprived of time like the rest of us some of them do catch some eyesights barred from most of us. Hence catching them sprinkled over these 49 minutes may be instructive for some of us (most especially the reminder that President Nixon was forced by activist movements to do desirable things, and obviously we must do the same with Trump and the corrupt R&D twin party):

Special: Third-Party Politics? Part 1 ft. Adolph Reed, Jr. ~ The Michael Brooks Show

 

14. Movement for a People’s Party’s National Call 04/23/2020

A glimpse at the movement working to build a real people’s party (to shove aside the current corrupt corporatist major R&D Party serving the rich and screwing us):

(stored on Facebook: hence no searchable title if it gets deleted; also stored with this odd link: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=241795303602815)

 

Quote come across this week: “the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development” ― Albert Einstein

 

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