Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-09-06 (19 videos)

(incl. the People’s Convention)

If you lack time to discover many top level meaningful videos about major events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check and share onward. Major one: the People’s Convention! (but many other insightful ones, as well)

Stars & channels: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Chris Hedges, Ron Placone, Niko House, Scott Santens, Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Dore, Tim Black, Medea Benjamin (from Code Pink), Nick Brana, Marianne Williamson, Cornell West, and Nina Turner (and more) during the People’s Convention; plus Shadow Check with Steve Scott, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Jesse Ventura, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, John Pilger, Yanis Varoufakis, Richard Wolff talking with Chris Hedges (Democracy At Work), Harriet Fraad, Movement for a People’s Party, …

Topics:

  1. The People’s Convention
  2. Whatever Happened To The Idea Of The Common Good?
  3. A Different Way to Handle COVID-19
  4. Jesse Ventura on Corruption, Globalism, Present, Future & Nuclear Power
  5. The Purpose of Fascism
  6. Economics: Gold Investment Only Good For Experts
  7. Jimmy Dore Slamming the DNC
  8. Social-Media & Google Protected Ruling Class
  9. Worker-Based (Democratized) Economic System
  10. The Oh-So Deserving Rich Funded by Our Taxes
  11. Problematic Policing (set up to enforce inequality rather than protect people)
  12. Trump Openly Planning Election Invalidity
  13. Some Insights from Britain on Neoliberal Oligarchy (of Psychopaths)
  14. Angrynomics (Mark Blyth addressing the corruption and world-wide fury)
  15. The Julian Assange SHAM Trial and Corrupt R&D-Party Alliance
  16. Financial Capitalism’s Monopolized Oligarchy’s Shackles on Life
  17. Economic Update: Predatory Global Capitalism and America Getting Raided
  18. Mindset: Why do 38% of Americans support Donald Trump? (Part 2)
  19. This Week’s People Party’s National Call (building more hubs)

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1. The People’s Convention

Rise up America against the global oligarchy, against today’s utterly cruel King George served gleefully by both the Republican and “Democratic” Party!

The Peoples Convention 2020 ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Aug 30, 2020)

Presented Albert Einstein quote: The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing. (I would add “about it” because of authoritarian slave-minds who think that engaging in politics is “doing nothing” a.k.a. wasting your time. They totally overlook that cases of the government serving its people were ALWAYS achieved through politics pushed by the people. Without that there would be no Social Security, no Unemployment Insurance, and many more often critically needful things. If one refrains from participating in pushing for such things, one does indeed become an accomplice of the evil that ruins so many of our lives.) — Actually, according to brainyquote.com, Einstein really said: “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” (I always considered him intelligent. So, that fits.)

I especially loved the speech by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and right after that Chris Hedges’ speech (and then Lauren Ashcraft!

Also further neat speeches by others like Ron Placone, Niko House, Scott Santens… too many to link to specifically. (and, yes, there were also a small number of less interesting or unsatisfying ones… it’s a party for everyone, after all… like a naive praise of oh so philanthropic billionaires like Bill Gates (sorry, folks, he doesn’t save Africans but uses them as pharma industry guinea pigs), but those are few and far between the many good ones)

Oh, damn! Scott Santens’s speech was so good and important I really got to link to its spot in this People’s Convention video after all. Here it is: https://youtu.be/t6u5xPJaW2s?t=9044 (sorry Ron Placone, Niko House, and others, yours were also really great… but … too… many… Folks, just listen to the whole People’s Convention if you have not already… maybe more than once) … Oh, and right after Scott Santens comes on Jesse Ventura(!) and later Jimmy Dore, Tim Black, … oh, and Medea Benjamin (from Code Pink)… and on and on…

Oh, yes. Another spot not to miss: The current official (not yet perfect but very good) PP platform followed by another awesome speech (this time by Nick Brana whose Draft Bernie article started the People’s Party), followed then by the final speakers: Marianne Williamson (who spoke considerably better now than I ever heard her speak during her D Party primaries), Cornell West, and Nina Turner.

Completed point: The corrupt major parties always claim there are never resources for the people, then they take huge amounts of resources away from the people and give them to the rich (namely their own party bosses and their billionaire buddies, a cruel money aristocracy standing on our necks).

2. Whatever Happened To The Idea Of The Common Good?

Whatever Happened To The Idea Of The Common Good? ~ Shadow Check with Steve Scott (Aug 27, 2020)

3. A Different Way to Handle COVID-19

The 1st segment – about potential usefulness of peer pressure – I was less impressed by (perhaps because of too much distraction while listening on the side), and one thing I also found missing in the second segment – the one dealing with the pandemic – was how willing Americans might be to become active in defeating the virus; but this interesting (and somewhat surprising) proposal is definitely something to think about:

Positive Peer Pressure/The Covid Testing Solution ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour (Aug 29, 2020)

Soo… did I overhear that the paper strip test already exists? Does it still need to be developped? (sorry, I must work for survival, and can often only listen on the side)

A brief Internet search did at least come upon an article announcing a $5 paper strip test had alaready been developped in India before April.

4. Jesse Ventura on Corruption, Globalism, Present, Future & Nuclear Power

Steve Bannon Indicted ~ Jesse Ventura (RT America, Aug 28, 2020)

5. The Purpose of Fascism

(to protect capitalist abuse and exploitation from its opponents (preotecting the rich ruling class and merging the fascist leaders into it (at everybody else’s expense)))

Wolff Responds: The Road to Fascism ~ RichardDWolff (Aug 29, 2020)

6. Economics: Gold Investment Only Good For Experts

AskProfWolff: What Gold’s Price Rise Means ~ Democracy At Work (Aug 20, 2020)

7. Jimmy Dore Slamming the DNC

DNC Doesn’t Want You To Get HIGH! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 24, 2020)

8. Social-Media & Google Protected Ruling Class

Criminal Presidents are “a Protected Minority”! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 26, 2020)

9. Worker-Based (Democratized) Economic System

Liberation from a capitalist oligarchy and wage slavery respectively.

AskProfWolff: Worker Co-op Based Economies ~ Democracy At Work (Aug 28)

10. The Oh-So Deserving Rich Funded by Our Taxes

Not just banksters, Wall Street Predators, and Corporate Pharaohs “bailed out” during crises, but a constantly ongoing political economy.

Developers displace Baltimore public housing residents, get tax breaks ~ The Real News Network (Aug 26, 2020)

Note: Quite frankly, people should never have to pay property taxes for their homes. Property taxes should only be collected for high wealth stocks, bonds, luxury yachts, and real estate that exceeds one’s (non-palace) home or homestead.

11. Problematic Policing (set up to enforce inequality rather than protect people)

Our police not set up for public accountability but showing up upon each call, easily abused by goons and sooner or later joining the goon system. (creepily similar to the infamous mafia)

He exposed police corruption, now cops won’t leave him alone ~ The Real News Network (Sep 3, 2020)

12. Trump Openly Planning Election Invalidity

So, not only can he expect the GOP to massively commit election fraud during the General Election (which it has been doing with rising blatancy this century while the controlled “opposition” (the “Democratic” Party) inrecent elections has focused on committing election fraud during its primaries (since it is committed to playing along (and if necessary lose to) the Republican Party so both can continue to serve the oligarchy and screw the rest of us for personal profits)), but alongside his ordering secret agents to kidnap protesters he is now – if I interpret this correctly – building up official election invalidity in order to hold on to office by declaring the coming electioninvalid and basically seat himself on a dictator throne. Yikes!

Trump tells voters to commit a felony by voting twice ~ The Real News Network (Sep 4, 2020)

13. Some Insights from Britain on Neoliberal Oligarchy (of Psychopaths)

John Pilger – What Govts Aren’t Telling You About the COVID-19 Pandemic | Going Underground ~ RT (Apr 9, 2020)

14. Angrynomics (Mark Blyth addressing the corruption and world-wide fury)

And a helpful measure to take: government buying stocks and putting them into a passive (con-Congress-controlled) public fund for the people (instead of bailing out corporations in return for NOTHING).

ANGRY-NOMICS! Jimmy talks to Economist MARK BLYTH! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 31, 2020)

Interesting hint: “anger of tribalism” (that divides us for the benefit of the cruel lords and is gleefully engineered by fascist leaders, right-wing corrupticians, televangelists, and corporate media heads) vs “anger of angels” (people demanding fairness and justice)

15. The Julian Assange SHAM Trial and Corrupt R&D-Party Alliance

Julian Assange SHAM Trial Starting! FREE ASSANGE! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Sep 2, 2020)

16. Financial Capitalism’s Monopolized Oligarchy’s Shackles on Life

And after describing the deceitful game of the financial oligarchs, Yanis Varoufakis recommends to take the private games out of the game and give us all accounts with the central bank (basically a single public bank then) so we all can have a part in the money creation segment of the modern economy rather than getting constantly robbed by the money-gambling banksters. He also recommends eliminating the oligarchic “share economy” on the stock market (shifting the stocks from the modern money aristocracy into the hands of The People) and also an end of the labor market (with which he probably means democratization of the currently still mostly authoritarian workplace):

Something remarkable happened this August: How the pandemic sped up the passage to postcapitalism ~ Yanis Varoufakis (Aug 21, 2020)

17. Economic Update: Predatory Global Capitalism and America Getting Raided

Economic Update: The Declining Empire With Chris Hedges ~ Richard Wolff & Chris Hedges (Democracy At Work, Aug 31, 2020)

18. Mindset: Why do 38% of Americans support Donald Trump? (Part 2)

As she pointed out in part one (shared here, too), these blind followers are mentally crippled by authoritarianism, a mindset developing in oppressed childhood that has them place themselves into a corner and worship their master (a fake hero, though he is), hoping to save themselves that way (which includes also sucking up and kicking down (hence so easily willing to impose terror on “others” like Jews in Nazi Germany or immigrants in the U.S. (even though they all descend from immigrants themselves))).

Capitalism Hits Home: Why do 38% of Americans support Donald Trump? – Part 2 ~ Harriet Fraad (Democracy At Work, Aug 27, 2020)

Many good things said, incl.: The rich who only make money because they have other people working for them and making money for them.

One thing she doesn’t dig into deeply enough (in this clip, maybe she has done so in another?) is how people growing up in an intolerable situation end up refusing to accept and deal with reality but rather, to avoid a complete mental collapse, switch to replacing reality with a fantasy they insist to be real instead. We know this not merely as fascist-type glorification of fake hero “leaders” and corrupt political parties but as religion (such as fanatic “fundamentalist” evangelism). No wonder, therefore, that so many self-described “Christians” (right-wing “Christians” who actually stand for the opposite that Jesus did) stubbornly glorify, worship, and support someone like Trump (and in some cases even commit murder on his behalf).

19. This Week’s People Party’s National Call (building more hubs)

hubs = local chapters maybe?

MPP National Call 9.3.2020 ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Sep 3, 2020)

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