Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-02 (14 videos)

Contents: everything ranging from sadness and anger to immediate NOW action and even humor.

Stars & channels: #ForceTheVote Town Hall on Movement for a People’s Party (Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Nick Brana, Cornel West, Kyle Kulinski, and more incl. impressive “regular folks”), Chris Hedges (On Contact, Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Hill, Secular Talk, Dylan Ratigan and others incl. Jimmy on the The Jimmy Dore Show, The Grayzone, The Real News Network, David Graeber (RSA), Honest Government Ads (thejuicemedia)

Topics:

  1. A Must See: #ForceTheVote Town Hall
  2. In Conversations Overcoming the Fake-Centrism & Artificial Split from the Top
  3. Cool History And Current Myths Discussion with Chris Hedges
  4. Political Repression: State Power over Private Lives
  5. Economic Update: Defunding Wrongful Police Allocations | People-Disconnected Two-Party Monopoly | Independent Media
  6. Congress Says Single Payer For Me But Not For Thee
  7. Political Games
  8. #ForceTheVote: Politics 101
  9. #ForceTheVote: Utterly Correct Idea that Now is the Best Chance (and hence the idea caught fire)
  10. Vaccinating the Managers of Misery
  11. World: U.S.-Empire-Sanctioned Countries Linking Up
  12. People Helping People Beneath the Corrupt Elite that Prefers to Hurt us
  13. Bullsh*t Jobs Solidifiy our Cruel System
  14. Humor: Revealing Corrupt Eco-Politics & how Cooperation-Refusal Can Force Amazingly

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I. Must See #ForceTheVote for M4A Town Hall (and doable actions)

1. A Must See: #ForceTheVote Town Hall

Two hours long it may seem too lengthy, but if you watch nothing else this week, make time for this. At the very least, the intro and then the first two personal situation presentations (starting at 16:39: Joy Marie Mann and Scott Desnoyers) will touch your heart if you have one. But there are numerous other meaningful talks by the likes of Jimmy Dore (telling his married couple medical crisis), Nick Brana (exposing the political corruption of corporatist parties and the lack of courage by elected ‘progressives’), Kyle Kulinski (common sense reason and stats), Cornel West (morality and consequence)…

#ForceTheVote Town Hall ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Streamed live on Dec 30, 2020)

Now do sign the #ForceTheVote petition ASAP if you haven’t already, and if you can make the time call or otherwise contact your Congress representatives’ offices to demand they withhold their Pelosi vote until Pelosi brings Medicare for all to the floor of the House for a vote in January. You easily get the contact information based on your ZIP Code here: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/

Rally:

The #ForceTheVote rally in Washington D.C. mentioned by Nick Brana has been unusually difficult for me to find announcements for (probably too shortly arranged and hence surely way smaller than it could have been). Here are the links to the two #ForceTheVote rally announcements I finally found when I finally found some time to search and search:

Force The Vote Protests (January 2nd, 3rd & 4th Starting at 9AM EST Each Day) ~ Facebook

Force The Vote Protests in Washington, D.C. ~ occupysf.net

II. Other Videos

2. In Conversations Overcoming the Fake-Centrism & Artificial Split from the Top

Jamie Kilstein: Matthew McConaughey Truth Bombs On Illiberal Left And Stop The Steal ~ The Hill (Dec 27, 2020)

3. Cool History And Current Myths Discussion with Chris Hedges

Julian Casablancas Interviews Chris Hedges | S.O.S. Earth is a Mess ~ Rolling Stone (Dec 23, 2020)

4. Political Repression: State Power over Private Lives

Why do governments put so much effort in defining and harassing allegedly wrongful groups of people like women, homos, racial groups, or whatever? (A) to split up the people, (B) deflect us from truly serious issues, and (C) to condition us into accepting evil governmental power over our lives by unaccountable governments (flipping upside down the idea that we should control our government and be served rather than oppressed by it).

Censorship & Criminalizing Love ~ Chris Hedges On Contact (RT, Dec 19, 2020)

And, of course, the identity politics brewed from this is also used to divide us. (one major party attacks these groups, the other major party defends them (at least symbolically, not necessarily much really), and both corrupt parties refuse to actually serve their nation’s people that gets split up and deflected with these tricks).

5. Economic Update: Defunding Wrongful Police Allocations | People-Disconnected Two-Party Monopoly | Independent Media

Economic Update: Growing Independent Progressive Media ~ Democracy At Work (Dec 28, 2020)

6. Congress Says Single Payer For Me But Not For Thee

Congress Says Single Payer For Me But Not For Thee ~ Secular Talk (Dec 25, 2020)

7. Political Games

Corrupticians offering crumbs for voter support but not actually handing them over, and the sense it could make to primary one promising to actually do what the crook has been promising but never done:

NO $2,000 CHECKS! – GOP Senate Stops Trump’s Stimulus Demand. ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Dec 30, 2020)

8. #ForceTheVote: Politics 101

If you lack time, you can skip the first 2 minutes to get to the main point at 2:21 ~@@@ https://youtu.be/5eg-l1cxRe8?t=140 :

Attempts To Suppress #ForceTheVote Are Not Working. ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 1, 2021)

9. #ForceTheVote: Utterly Correct Idea that Now is the Best Chance (and hence the idea caught fire)

#ForceTheVote Can’t Wait! Why The Idea Caught Fire ~ Dylan Ratigan on the The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 1, 2021)

10. Vaccinating the Managers of Misery

… and a countryrun by criminals.

Vaccine For ELITES But Not For NURSES! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Dec 21, 2020)

11. World: U.S.-Empire-Sanctioned Countries Linking Up

Exclusive look inside Iran’s supermarket in Venezuela ~ The Grayzone (Dec 30, 2020)

Note: It makes sense for empire-harassed countries to link up. I still think that building national independence like Iran has been doing (starting to produce things it needed to import) is a top goal to work towards. And, in a certain contrast to the sample shown, I worry about overlarge supermarkets hurting smaller shops that are more widely scattered, thus improving more neighborhoods and giving small family business options thus making possible self-employment that gets working people out of employment-based boss oppression and dependency (OTOH often getting hurt by governmental tax & silly rules harassment (issues I currently must deal with having ageism reduce re-employment chances)).

12. People Helping People Beneath the Corrupt Elite that Prefers to Hurt us

The interviewer tends to be a bit annoying and the interviewed folks can’t always express themselves well, but I came across a lot of important points (about people’s needs, violent police and supremecists, corrupt politicians and institutions, and things we should be doing) that kept me listening. It confirms my belief that most Americans are good people (despite all our suffering and hardships we deserve pride over good hearts and actions), but those at or linked to the top are not.

We are all we’ve got: Why mutual aid is more critical than ever ~ The Real News Network (Dec 22, 2020)

13. Bullsh*t Jobs Solidifiy our Cruel System

Increased machinery should have reduced our work hours, but hasn’t. Besides making the rich richer, the increased machinery making less human work necessary has also been used to stabilize the hierarchical capitalist system by vastly growing S jobs, the largest part of which are intermediary managerial and administrative jobs (like supervisors) who have little real work to do but fill in gaps in the inequality pyramid of power, wealth, and liberty thus stabilizing it because, when there aren’t only the “noble” lords at the top and the huge mass of serfs at the bottom it becomes much more difficult for the oppressed and exploited working people to recognize the rvil top hidden behind the intermediaries and also much harder for them to stand up together when this layering of the pyramid divides them.

On Bullsh*t Jobs | David Graeber | RSA Replay ~ RSA (May 17, 2018)

Once again, so sad that David Graeber died quite young this last summer and – if there were such a thing as a heavenly afterlife – I’d wish it for him.

14. Humor: Revealing Corrupt Eco-Politics & how Cooperation-Refusal Can Force Amazingly

Yep, the focus of this “Honest Government Ads” clip is on cheating climate change battling measures. But, if you have been unfamiliar with the strategy behind our #ForceTheVote demands on a Medicare for All House vote, here you can see how small power holders can get enormous things done by threatening cooperation refusal (such as threatening to not vote for Pelosi):

Honest Government Ad | Kyoto Carryover Credits ~ thejuicemedia (Dec 11, 2020)

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