Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-10 (27 videos)

Contents: trouble and need+fight for change, especially centered around #ForceTheVote, Storming the Capitol, and the People’s Party.

Stars and channels: RichardDWolff, The Jimmy Dore Show, Unapologetic, Henry George School of Social Science, Democracy At Work, Chris Hedges (Deep Green Resistance), Ron Placone, The Hill, DW News, ABC News (Australia), The World, Democracy Now!, Second Thought, Ralph Nader, Kim Iversen, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party)


  1. TOP Videos: Fight for Change, The Sleeping Giant has Awoken
  2. This Week’s Storming of the Capitol
  3. U.S. Elections
  4. Corrupt Politics: Pelosi Re-Appointed to House Speaker, #ForceTheVote Blocked By Fake-Progressives
  5. The Real Role of the D Party
  6. Economy: Money Game to Increase the Inequality
  7. Free Press: The Julian Assange Case (currently not extradited)
  8. U.S. Prisons are for Profit and have Medieval Style
  9. People’s Party

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1. TOP Videos: Fight for Change, The Sleeping Giant has Awoken

DC Rage: More Coming Unless Basic Economic Changes Made ***

Wolff Responds: DC Rage: More Coming Unless Basic Economic Changes Made ~ RichardDWolff (Jan 7, 202)

DC Rage and #ForceTheVote Discussion JD & NB ***
Nick Brana and Jimmy Dore concluding a new party is the only way to get us out of the political trap that denies us healthcare and proper lives, the things we have been wanting for a long time:

What #ForceTheVote Tells Us About The Democrat Party ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 9, 2021)

2. This Week’s Storming of the Capitol

Longish Report on the Storming the Capitol
Almost 30minutes, but many aspects shown:

Capitol Stormed by Protestors! Trump’s Twitter Suspended! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 6, 2021)

Antidemocratic Riot(s) (esp. storming the Capitol)

Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 7, 2021 ~ Democracy Now! (Jan 7, 2021)

Empire Stabbing Itself

Americans Are Now Getting a Mild Taste of Their Own Medicine” of Disrupting Democracy Elsewhere ~ Democracy Now! (Jan 7, 2021)

3. U.S. Elections

Alleged Voter Fraud vs Rampant Election Fraud
And please never forget that massive voter purges and suppression (plus tampering the vote count) have been massively used in the D Party’s 2016 and 2020 primaries to shove Bernie Sanders out. It’s not only the R Party (which, for example, gave us BOTH Bush-Cheney regime terms this way) that rig and rob our elections by standard (one of the tools by which we are made to believe that we, the American People, are precisely 50:50 split all the time).

This Is Voter Suppression”: 198,000 Georgia Residents Were Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls ~ Democracy Now! (Jan 5, 2021)

4. Corrupt Politics: Pelosi Re-Appointed to House Speaker, #ForceTheVote Blocked By Fake-Progressives

The first #ForceTheVote attempt has not been made by our fake representatives. Conclusion (not yet appearing in these videos): We, the people, must push every congress member to push for the vote now (yes, of BOTH corrupt parties).

Short Good Assessment of Our Treacherous Government, Better Other Governments, and UBI
The stuff this video is mostly for has nothing new, but towards the end some good points are made:

AOC Makes The Case For #ForceTheVote ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 2, 2021)

Comment: And, yes, a properly made UBI would greatly help an economy overall, and small businesses more than anything else, especially when combined with universal guaranteed healthcare not tied to employers (expanded Medicare for All). That it would help small businesses and self-employment a lot is often overlooked.

Additional good points and info of how the universal healthcare battles went in other countries:

AOC’s False Accusations Against #ForceTheVote Activists. ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 2, 2021)

#FraudSquad: Summarized AOC & D Party Critique (for denying us M4A)

AOC Deletes Tweet – Betrays Her Own Campaign Promises #FraudSquad ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 5, 2021)

Marianne Williamson Commenting on the Latest Congressional Betrayal of the People

#FraudSquad ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 5, 2021)

Good Thinking Regarding the Fight (a cool new commentor discovered)
Jimmy Dore screaming, Kyle Kulinski paddling back, we the people suffering more and more… What’s really up:

Jimmy Dore Shocked By Kyle Kulinski Defending AOC & The Fraud Squad ~ Unapologetic (Jan 5, 2021)

Another Good Analysis of #ForceTheVote – How Darn Wrong (or FAKE) our “Progressives” Were NOT Forcing the Vote
Good insights on how the Congress works:

The REAL Reason Pelosi & AOC Won’t Allow #ForceTheVote ~ Kim Iversen (Jan 5, 2021)

Cute comment written on Youtube for this video: “The #FraudSquad were elected to be fighters for the people. Instead we got celebrity/beyoncé-like yas queen figures more worried about twitter and magazine covers than policy!”

5. The Real Role of the D Party

POTUS + House + Senate Won: Nothing Good to Expect – The Real Role of the D Party
… is to block good policies for the people und support the R Party from behind (the one that more openly hurts the people (in both parties’ service for the rich ruling class) by holding on to a selfish unscrupulous or mentally warped voter base). Do you like our fake democracy?

No More Excuses For Democrats – AOC Pivots Messaging. ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 7, 2021)

Ralph Nader on What the D Party Could (and Should) Now Do in Congress & What’s About “Blue Dog Democrats”
I’m sure they won’t. Still, here is what they could: Except if possibly blocked by the “Blue Dog Democrats”, the D Party could now make lots of good changes for the American people despite an only narrow majority over the R Party because of the methods presented by Nader. At the same time, what the “Blue Dog Democrats” can do to block good deeds (if the D Party reps would ever even wish to try and serve the people) also shows what the self-proclaimed “progressive” D Party reps could have done this week to force the Medicare for All vote on the floor.

Now That The Dems Control Congress… ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour (Jan 9, 2021)

6. Economy: Money Game to Increase the Inequality

Capitalism on Life Support from Corrupt Government

Capitalism is on life support – Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work (Jan 4, 2021)

Our Neo-Feudalism (Predatory Financial Capitalism)
A bit long on the whole but various high points AND the first explanation segment by Michael Hudson – right after the talkers introduction – is actually quite condense, a neat description of financial capitalism, how it works and the harm it does:

A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking with Michael Hudson & Pepe Escobar ~ Henry George School of Social Science (Dec 17, 2020)

41:46: Monetary System, Privatization (There are other high points I ran out of time to list.)

Where Did Much of the Covid-19 Relief Distribution Go?

Unequal Covid-19 relief distribution – Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work (Jan 5, 2021)

Chris Hedges: Age of Cultural Despair
U.S. real wages highest in 1973. Our American (and European, not Chinese!) lives going down the drain ever since, leading into today’s age of cultural despair.

Chris Hedges—Scheerpost columnist & On Contact host—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio 2021-01-03 ~ Deep Green Resistance (Jan 7, 2021)

7. Free Press: The Julian Assange Case (currently not extradited)

Several top videos dealing with it over the days of this week. The LAST one below summarizing and concluding well (hence the one to pick if you have no time for the others):

Free Press: Australian Julian Assange Not (Yet!) Extradited to the U.S. by the UK
… but the DOJ intends to appeal AND the crazy judge did NOT toss out the crazy accusations made against Assange but merely stood against the extradition because of the bad nature of the American prison system.

BREAKING: UK Judge DENIES Julian Assange Extradition To US ~ The Hill (Jan 4, 2021)

Comment: We can tell that he can be kept imprisoned for months or years (and maybe even found having committed “suicide” there) thus continuing this war on free press.

And another JA report:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradition blocked by British judge | DW News (Jan 4, 2021)

Comment: The ugly scheme behind the judge’s decision seems to dive up into my mind, namely that the U.K. government/judge or deep state with this official decision wants to – one one hand – make itself look less horrible in the public eye by NOT expediting the whistle-blow publisher it has already imprisoned and tortured for so many (8.5) years while at the same time – on the other hand – continuing mercilessly its cooperation with the global oligarchy’s operation of utterly perfecting its control of humanity via the U.S. government based motion to criminalize free speech, free press, and any form of journalism not controlled by the evil ruling class. And, yes, the oligarchy hasn’t been limited to penalizing whistle blowers directly and barring them from their heroic deeds by attacking the Wikileaks founder, but across the globe media and Internet laws and executive orders are popping up that make it extremely danferous to publish anything that the power holders don’t agree with.

And here is another possible reason behind the unexpected U.K. verdict:

Judge to decide if Julian Assange should be extradited to the USA | ABC News (Jan 3, 2021)

Comment: If it seems possible for the new U.S. administration to drop this persecution, then the U.K. elite would look worse for having played along with it so endlessly even with the final act of horror (the extradition by the UK of an Australian journalist/publisher to the American country over his contribution to exposing American government crimes –- a process threatening every human journalist from the moment it is done). For now, the UK corner of oligarchy just wants to wait if the U.S. corner of the oligarchy will continue this particular persecution before it hands this humanity hero over to it.

Yes, indeed, he is likely to be kept interminably imprisoned as long as the U.S. Department of Injustice maintains its political persecution of Assange:

UK court rejects Julian Assange’s extradition to the US | The World

Comment: And where in the world he could flee to be safe from this flobal persecution run so effectively from the U.S. (and participated with by Sweden, the U.K., and arguably Ecuador, Spain, and his citizenship country Australia as well)?

More on how effective the attack on journalism continues to be (the primary target of Assange’s persecution from the start):

Victory for Julian”: U.K. Blocks WikiLeaks Founder Assange Extradition to U.S. on Espionage Charges ~ Democracy Now! (Jan 4, 2021)

Just Like I Expected: NO RELEASE FROM PRISON | Also: The Capitol Storming ***
Like I analyzed and predicted: the whole process for 8.5 years has been to keep Julian Assange imprisoned WITHOUT a trial on the ridiculous charges brought up against him, all as a means to threaten journalists across the globe about the terror that will be done to them if they dare to expose government crimes. THis is how our psychopathic global oligarchy members cooperate with one another internationally. Fake charges from Sweden, bail charges from the U.K., asylum from Ecuador which in conjunction with the U.K. resulted in a kind of embassy arrest eventually followed up by asylum cancellation and U.K. arrest putting this journalist/publisher into a high security prison, extradition demands from the U.S., and the U.K. using them to keep Assange locked up in a high security prison alongside imprisoned murderers and so far in solitary confinement while all aloong denying him proper healthcare and proper access to lawyers and the fake charges made against him. Not all that different from our shameful Guantanamo Bay.

Julian Assange Extradition BATTLE – Free Speech vs. UK/US! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 7, 2021)

8. U.S. Prisons are for Profit and have Medieval Style

Why The US Prison System Is The Worst In The Developed World
A horrific U.S. prison (industrial complex) system, medieval style, with neo-slavery, and corrupt money in politics perventing modernization.

Why The US Prison System Is The Worst In The Developed World ~ Second Thought (Jan 8, 2021)

9. People’s Party

A Critique of the Current People Party Strategy
Honestly, I am unsure if this is correct. I haven’t really noticed this much, but struggling to survive I cannot catch everything. Hence I share this here so that it could have a chance to be noticed by People Party members and taken into consideration since the review of history and a potenial repeat in the forecoming future strikes me as worthwhile looking at.

Why I Won’t Join The Movement For A People’s Party (Yet) ~ Kim Iversen (Jan 5, 2021)

Note: And I DO keep wondering what has become of Jerry Perez! So, is MPP really transparent enough and broadly open enough for people of all backgrounds? Or could Kim Iversen be making a valid point here? I have been in support of the People’s Party since it’s early start. But I am also aware of the need to always watch out for mistakes that may lead down the wrong path, since in my many life experiences I have seen numerous great things swing down the wrong path with disastrous results. I recommend to everyone who wants to switch from our Hell on Earth to a Heaven on Earth to always keep their eyes open and prevent mistakes so a healthy path can be maintained. The People’s Party started out basing itself on a massive Dem exit. This is what Kim Iverson is referring to. People like Jimmy Dore have been spending enormous time exposing the corruption of the D Party to wake up people who have been politically asleep all their lives believing in the corrupted D Party. He rarely ever mentions the corruption of the R Party. But, yes, it has been corrupt for a very long time, too, even quite openly. But traditional R Party loyalists have often been politically asleep, as well. Not all of them are evil, fascist, anti-immigrants, white supremacist, insane right-wing evangelists, and so on. Many just have a generational party loyalty coming from the 19th century when the newly formed Republican Party stood for fairer land ownership and against slavery and was basically the closest thing to a socialist party at that time. And rural areas have been hurt by federal and state governments throughout all the following generations, making the Libertarian and R Party claims of wanting to shrink government power look good to rural folks. These are things to consider. So, yes, not only traditional D Party loyalists and independents must be offered a true People’s Party.

Now, an added thought of mine: No matter how or why the People’s Party could potentially not become the #1 party in 2002 or 2004, it could still with its Congress members then play the strategy of the balance needle tip that the #ForceTheVote movement demanded alleged “progressive” members of the D Party to use (after AOC in the past had actually promoted it, now blocking it instead *sigh*). In other words, a party that does not have the majority vote in Congress can – when there are more than two parties – still align or disalign with other groups or parties in Congress to get things through or block evil stuff pushed by the largest Congress membership party. But, yes, this becomes truly powerful only when one of the other parties isn’t so big that it needs no alliance or the two other parties are still big enough to ally with each other for total control. (and secretly the R and D Parties have long been fully aligned already in support of the rich ruling class raiding the rest of us — only, they pretended to oppose each other in order to keep the majority of voters under control)

Yes, it makes sense by now to give up on the D Party. All efforts over the last four years to shift the “Democratic” Party towards the will of the people, to our needs and demands. Giving also up on the People’s Party if it’s strategy may still be imperfect is not what I recommend. Figuring out the best strategy I do.

The People’s Party National Call – 1/7/2021
The best speeches, as often, I found to come from Nick Brana (except for his Julian Assange verdict interpretation not going as deep as mine). At the end of the meeting there also came a promotion of joining all people together (from across the broad spectrum of the traditional parties division), like Kim Iversen demands (and I agree with) and possibly hasn’t been done enough yet (as Kim Iversen thinks). Let’s hope enough of this will be done. Also: announcement of forming an advisory committee.

The People’s Party National Call – 1.7.2021 ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Jan 7, 2021)


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