Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-02 (21 videos)

Again, if you are too short on time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share. Special highlights: Robin Hood Tax, election theft, fake-progressiveness, myth of scarcity, capitalism opposing democracy, learning from Vietnam how to make change; and regular update from the People’s Party.

Stars & Channels: RobinHoodTax, NonCompete, Jimmy Dore, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, The Hill, Luna oi!, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Steve Scott Roots Music, Nick Brana and Jerry Perez etc. from the Movement for a People’s Party, …

Topics :

  1. Robin Hood Tax: Wealth Tax (or in this case a Bank Tax)
  2. Oppressed People vs Rulers
  3. Rampant Election Theft in the U.S.A.
  4. COVID Update: Rising Deaths and Wide Spread of Heart Damage
  5. Attacks on Alternative Media
  6. Forget Having a Life – Just Serve the Rich
  7. The Corrupt DNC and Cowardly (Dishonest?) “Progressive” Candidates
  8. Fake-Progressiveness
  9. Police & State Agents Brutality: Violent Oppression from the Top (and our need for change)
  10. Amazon’s Fraud-Based Market Takeover
  11. Economic Update: Our Capitalism Destroying Healthcare during the Corona Crisis
  12. Myth of Scarcity and us Getting Raided from the Top
  13. The Need to Reinvent our Economy
  14. Capitalism Weakens Morals & Democratic Mentality
  15. Learning from Vietnam
  16. Opening Eyes: We MUST Change our Economy
  17. Capitalism vs Democracy in the U.S.: Ruled by an Unaccountable Selfish Minority
  18. Music: Steve Scott – We Know They Lied
  19. People’s Party

 

1. Robin Hood Tax: Wealth Tax (or in this case a Bank Tax)

Of course, changing from greedy thieving private banks to public banks makes more sense than merely taxing private banks a little bit. But one can get an idea of how even a tiny tax of the super-rich would flood the rest of us with needed resources, and how necessary this is to switch from our Hello on Earth to a good world. With what is currently being done to us in the U.S., this decade-old movement in Britain (and its cause) can be a real eye opener:

Humor: Clip from the British Robin Hood Tax Campaign

The Banker ~ RobinHoodTax (Feb 9, 2010)

Remember when the banks raped us so hard (the 2008 Great Recession many of us never could recover from)? All those destroyed livelihoods, homes, small businesses, jobs, careers? (With the COVID-excused “Care Act” raid, we in the States will be hit even harder now than this clip from Britain addressed back then) :

Bill Nighy Visits A Food Bank ~ RobinHoodTax (Apr 16, 2011)

The 1st speech given here is really good and to the point (also esp. for America):

Professor Jeffrey Sachs – The Robin Hood Tax ~ RobinHoodTax (Mar 10, 2010)

A reminder of Yanis Varoufakis’ proposal (a “Universal Dividend”) to gradually every year shift stock ownership to the public — us, the people, who deserve to own our economy ourselves rather than it being owned by modern slave owners.

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2. Oppressed People vs Rulers

National Eviction Nightmare! People Chaining Themselves To Eviction Courts! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 1, 2020)

 

3. Rampant Election Theft in the U.S.A.

(video set to start where this topic starts)

Young Activists/Can Trump Steal 2020? ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour (Aug 1, 2020)

 

4. COVID Update: Rising Deaths and Wide Spread of Heart Damage

New COVID-19 Research Has Stunning Findings! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jul 30, 2020)

 

5. Attacks on Alternative Media

Here you will find out why I so rarely use any kinds of graphics on my blog:

Trevor Noah is a COPYRIGHT TROLL. Here’s why YOU should care! ~ NonCompete (Jul 26, 2020)

 

6.Forget Having a Life – Just Serve the Rich

Feel Good” Story Shows Failure of Joe Biden’s America! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jul 26, 2020)

 

7. The Corrupt DNC and Cowardly (Dishonest?) “Progressive” Candidates

DNC Blocks Medicare4All In Platform & Bernie Does Nothing! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jul 29, 2020)

 

8. Fake-Progressiveness

Getting elected by promises to the people but then pushing for nothing and supporting the political corruption:

AOC Puts Biden & Party Ahead of People! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jul 29, 2020)

 

9. Police & State Agents Brutality: Violent Oppression from the Top (and our need for change)

mixed with racism and other divide-the-people tactics:

America’s Brutal Police State Expands Its Reach In Portland ~ The Real News Network (Jul 29, 2020)

 

10. Amazon’s Fraud-Based Market Takeover

Krystal and Saagar: BOMBSHELL Report Reveals Amazon Anti-Competitive Tactics, Bezos On Capitol Hill ~ The Hill (Jul 28, 2020)

 

11. Economic Update: Our Capitalism Destroying Healthcare during the Corona Crisis

Economic Update: Today’s Pandemic As A Crisis Of Capitalism ~ Democracy At Work (Jul 27, 2020)

 

12. Myth of Scarcity and us Getting Raided from the Top

I have set this clip only to start near its end because the earlier referrals to Wall Street gangsters to be more ‘woke’ of keeping the economy running by letting money flow to the bottom ignores that the current crisis created by our corrupticians with the pretense of thus dealing with the corona crisis aims at letting the gangsters at the top claw away our last possessions (esp. of real estate and small businesses). So I didn’t find this episode all that helpful. But the last few words do hint at important points: today’s economic productivity is the highest in history and therefore scarcity is a myth used to artificially create poverty as the result of and boost for the raiding and stealing from the top:

Krystal and Saagar: GOP Plan Unveiled, Millions Face Homelessness, Andrew Yang’s Dire Warning ~ The Hill (Jul 28, 2020)

So,… while other countries like in the European Union have stabilized their capitalist economy by paying employers large portions of their employee wages when they don’t lay them off thus keeping money flowing throughout the ENTIRE economy (not starving the bottom on which the top stands) and thus keeping unemployment rise very low (like a mere 1% in Germany)… we, in the U.S., not having been stabilized, should avoid the coming collapse by doing an even better thing, namely a people’s dividend (“universal basic income”), a measure already taken temporarily during the COVID crisis in Canada and permanently (so, I heard) in Spain. A move all societies should take even if there were no current crisis because our constant shift of work into the hands of machines and software requires that we adjust the money flow not to leave any portions of the public out of it. — And if it were done well it would reduce the cruel power money has over our lives, and if done even better (namely by combining a safety floor under our feet with a safety roof that corrupt rich could not rise beyond), we could even defund the money in politics and return to a democracy!

Yes, we really need to reinvent our economy!

 

13. The Need to Reinvent our Economy

Trump Wages Brutal Class War Like Never Seen Before (w/ Richard Wolff) ~ Thom Hartmann Program (Jul 30, 2020)

 

14. Capitalism Weakens Morals & Democratic Mentality

AskProfWolff: Capitalism & Morality ~ Democracy At Work (Jul 29)

 

15. Learning from Vietnam

Communism / Open-Mindedness / “Dialectical Materialism” / Dealing with Change and Crises / Making Change (I know she can be hard to hear clearly. In that case you can turn on the subtitles.)

How to Think Like a Vietnamese Communist: An Intro to Dialectical Materialism! ~ Luna oi! (Jul 19, 2020)

 

16. Opening Eyes: We MUST Change our Economy

Wolff Responds: The Problems of US Capitalism ~ RichardDWolff (Jul 30, 2020)

 

17. Capitalism vs Democracy in the U.S.: Ruled by an Unaccountable Selfish Minority

Wolff Responds: Worst Decline on Record for US ~ RichardDWolff (Jul 31, 2020)

 

18. Music: Steve Scott – We Know They Lied

Steve Scott – We Know They Lied ~ Steve Scott Roots Music (Oct 7, 2019)

 

19. People’s Party

Various good segments in this national call (mostly by Nick Brana and Jerry Perez). I have set this video share to start at the (IMHO) best one (the signs for now being the time for a breakthrough-party (a new people’s party) and the helpful role the Green Party has played in the past and the chance for small parties in the future to get a foot in the door, too):

MPP National Call ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Jul 30)

Otherwise, the start is here.

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