Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-23 (15 videos)

Summary: Many excellent reports and interviews/discussions this week! 🙂

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff from Democracy At Work, The Jimmy Dore Show (with a Norman Finkelstein clip), Glenn Greenwald interviewed by Chris Hedges in On Contact, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The World According to Jesse, The Real News Network, The Rational National, Second Thought, Our Changing Climate, Secular Talk, …

Topics:

  1. Organizing People Power – Cool! Don’t Miss This!
  2. The Fake Claims of Capitalism Goodness (like Poverty Reduction)
  3. Are Rural Areas Naturally Right-Wing?
  4. The Morale of Israel & Palestine
  5. Brilliant Democracy & Fascist Dictatorship Insights from Brazil
  6. Capitalism: Winners and Loosers Setup (and lack of organization among us victims)
  7. Systemically Crazy Countries (both Israel and the U.S.)
  8. Worker Co-Ops Network = Workplaces with Solidarity
  9. Our Injustice System
  10. Our Horrible Money Aristocrats Bleeding us Dry – Example: Pharma
  11. Old Good Times vs Today’s Profit Greed of Capital Lords
  12. Antidemocratic Anti-World Billionairism
  13. Public Feelings about Tax (incl. Wish for Taxing the Rich)

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1. Organizing People Power – Cool! Don’t Miss This!

The People’s Party aspect. (Let’s never forget, we must build a people’s movement at the bottom, one that – besides direct actions – supports AND holds accountable true representatives in politics)

People’s Party Invites You To Nominate Your Next Congress Person ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (May 18, 2021)

2. The Fake Claims of Capitalism Goodness (like Poverty Reduction)

… of having no flaws creating corruption and inequity and no built-in incentives to create racism and sexism – all of which it sadly has. The claim of capitalism defenders that capitalism has nothing but good incentives is utterly upside down.

Points addressed:

  • Ponzi schemes
  • for-profit wars
  • poverty reduced only ever by capitalism-opposition
  • and in the second half: the ignoring of massive unpaid labor in our GDP lens of evaluating our economy and a Black community self-help outside the money-market (basically a small step into an egalitarian system; something that in our current crisis, I feel, we should do beyond racial borders)

Added comment by me: while capitalism in its beginning phase looked like an improvement over feudalism by creating upward mobility, the dungheap-pyramid structure of society was never addressed by it. It was kept intact. And tiny upward mobility paired up with equal downward mobility to maintain the dungheap structure under the bottom line helps no-one. The majority is kept imprisoned in poverty and slavery-like abuse. A few non-rich-born get rich, and an equal number of rich lose their wealth. How is that supposed to be significantly different from the slavery and feudalism structures we had before?

Economic Update: Valuing Work By Women of Color ~ Democracy At Work (May 17, 2021)

Now, if you lack time for the half hour episode, here are two brief extraction clips of some main points (I recommend the full video above, though):

Short Hint at Capitalism’s Faults
The largest ever Ponzi scheme ($64.8 billion) as a sample for capitalism’s faults:

Bernie Madoff Demonstrates Negatives of Capitalist Incentives – Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work (May 18, 2021)

Short Hint at Plenty of Important Work Beng Done Unpaid | And Not Just Gender-Division as White Women Often Think

Quantifying Informal, Unpaid Work by Racialized Women – Nina Banks with Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work (May 18, 2021)

3. Are Rural Areas Naturally Right-Wing?

Ask Prof Wolff: Rural America & Politics ~ Democracy At Work (May 19, 2021)

Note: I suspect that the most fully left-wing, namely egalitarian revolution (eliminating money, yes, that’s what they did: healthy community life without the oppression by money) in Spain (back when surrounding capitalist countries immediately financed and armed a genocidal fascist counter activity run by a criminal general who thus became a genocidal dictator) in the early 20th century, had a large rural portion, probably even bigger than the urban ones.

4. The Morale of Israel & Palestine

Does your ancestors having been victimized by criminals justify you becoming a criminal? I hope you say no. Here is a heart-wrenching statement made on this issue (the previous part of this video has brainwashed youths making bad remarks, not at all surprising for me and therefore I set this video to start at this speech we all should hear and adopt inside and pass on to each other for this and all the other crimes being committed).

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Israel Youth’s Shocking Bloodthirsty Opinions ~ Norman Finkelstein clip on The Jimmy Dore Show (May 21, 2021)

5. Brilliant Democracy & Fascist Dictatorship Insights from Brazil

The inhumane lords’ (fascist) playbooks sadly point at a bug flaw in many people’s mindsets. When fascist monsters can grab elections by simply removing highly popular people’s candidates, it would be impossible for them to commit such crimes if the mass of voters would just as massively vote for people-sided replacement candidates of the removed well-known ones. And, also, when we get frustrated, desperate, and upset by corrupticians, believing anyone who claims to be an outsider of corrupt politics when he is a long term insider of the corrupt ruling class is really a failure by those voters. Understandable but wrong, and in big need for waking up and opening one’s eyes. This report is a must listen to video! (how did I miss it in April??? Because of my survival struggle or Youtube hiding it from me??? *ponder*)

On Contact: Securing Democracy with Glenn Greenwald ~ Glenn Greenwald interviewed by Chris Hedges in On Contact (Apr 18, 2021)

6. Capitalism: Winners and Loosers Setup (and lack of organization among us victims)

Interesting how the competing rich lords organize very well together to rig the politics for them and against us, and meanwhile we – the people – fail to organize. (the official topic of this interview – namely the mentality behind our moronic and barbaric wars – didn’t really go beyond hinting at the already well known military industrial complex; but the other stuff that came up where I set this video to start playing is well worth mulling over)

Prof. Richard Wolff: Militarism and the Capitalist Mind ~ The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (May 22, 2021)

7. Systemically Crazy Countries (both Israel and the U.S.)

Israel and Palestine in Crisis ~ Jesse Ventura, Brigida Santos, and Richard Wolff | The World According to Jesse (May 15, 2021)

8. Worker Co-Ops Network = Workplaces with Solidarity

These co-op restaurants didn’t need to open indoor dining to survive the pandemic ~ The Real News Network (May 20, 2021)

9. Our Injustice System

90% of charged people plead guilty (although many are innocent) to avoid much longer imprisonment. Only 2% get into trials. Some police mafia tortures people to plead guilty. All this makes for a system of violent oppression of common people from the sociopathic top of our dungheap society.

The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but the case is falling apart ~ The Real News Network (May 21, 2021)

10. Our Horrible Money Aristocrats Bleeding us Dry – Example: Pharma

Katie Porter Exposes Big Pharma CEO’s Greedy Lies To His Face ~ The Rational National (May 18, 2021)

11. Old Good Times vs Today’s Profit Greed of Capital Lords

And the common fake claim that capitalism is the source of innovation. In reality, humans have always been innovative, and capitalism often leads to production of short-lasting products, so the greedy money lords can sell them for their profits soon again. Major example of the evil built into capitalism: A former pandemic was eliminated by a vaccine developer giving it to humanity while the pharmaceutic company lords today insist on holding patents to maximize their profits letting vaccine-denied people die.

Does Capitalism Really Drive Innovation? ~ Second Thought (May 21, 2021)

Side note: I remember seeing some of this before, so probably not a fully new video. Still worthwhile to watch.

12. Antidemocratic Anti-World Billionairism

Why Billionaires Won’t Save Us ~ Our Changing Climate (May 21, 2021)

13. Public Feelings about Tax (incl. Wish for Taxing the Rich)

Americans REALLY Want Higher Taxes On The Rich ~ Secular Talk (May 22, 2021)

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