Summary: lots of good videos found this week again. Especially good reports and thoughts about capitalism, socialism, our current troubles, and making positive change. Also Medicare depth.
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Stars and channels: Democracy At Work with Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad, Ralph Nader Radio Hour (with Kip Sullivan), DW News, Chris Hedges On Contact (with Gail Eisnitz the Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association), Bad Faith (with Paula Jean Swearengin), CCCSpringfield, NonCompete, Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar, The Jimmy Dore Show
- Eco Update: Billionaires Grabbing Towns, Lost Jobs, U.S. Decline, & Socialism Versions **
- Oligarchy-Caused American Depression & Hopes to Bring Back the American Dream ***
- The Tragedy of Ex-Socialist Nations (and why they went ex) **
- Decades of Corporate Assault on Medicare (and Now Spiking) ***
- Interesting Media Mix of Honesty with Weird Aim Shift
- COVID: Conversation with Biomedical Scientists Arguing for Different COVID Deal
- Terrible Torturous Meat Industry (very depressing!)
- Insider Report on Political Corruption (D Party)
- Mentality & Culture: People Getting as Evil as Permitted
- Thoughts about American People’s Manipulated Mindset (by an American)
- Hope Felt by One American
- Nice Protest (we need such ourselves)
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1. Eco Update: Billionaires Grabbing Towns, Lost Jobs, U.S. Decline, & Socialism Versions **
Billionaires taking over towns by getting to control all the town money. Yes, we live in a world ruled by and made bad by money lords. You and I having no more voice for our lives. Also, kept secret from us by the mass media: the continuing lack of jobs. And, yes, our country has been going down the drain since its peak in the 1970’s. And it’s going down that drain ever faster now. And, yes, comprehension of socialism in our country is tiny and mostly wrong.
Economic Update: The Socialism Issue ~ Democracy At Work with Richard Wolff (Jan 31, 2022)
2. Oligarchy-Caused American Depression & Hopes to Bring Back the American Dream ***
A nice look at our troubles from a psychological angle (so not only the corrupted economic but also the emotional consequences). If only this lady didn’t briefly share her warped gender bias. Luckily short. And then well proposing our getting the needed change by uniting, simply using the organisations we already have. Good idea. Even if they were always too narrowly focused, there is no reason to stick with the narrowness. Just make the organizations (who already can organize many people) unite for the changes we all want.
Capitalism Hits Home: How Americans Cope With Falling Living Standards ~ Democracy At Work with Harriet Fraad (Feb 3, 2022)
3. The Tragedy of Ex-Socialist Nations (and why they went ex) **
Yes, people regularly make stupid decisions. A common one (which turned over these countries) is to ignore the good things one already has (and others don’t) but drool at things one does not have and see them even bigger than they are (like the wealth of a few in the Western country, not noticing the large masses of poor people there – yes, there were no homeless folks in these former “communist” countries, nor abandoned poor unemployed folks, no denial of healthcare, and so on; all overlooked).
Ask Prof Wolff: The Tragedy of Ex-Socialist Nations ~ Democracy At Work with Richard Wolff (Feb 2, 2022)
4. Decades of Corporate Assault on Medicare (and Now Spiking) ***
A bit tough to listen to, but very informative. The attacks over decades explained, and also the latest behind-the-curtain derailing of Medicare: Even many of our older people who – unlike the rest of us – are eligible for Medicare are secretly pulled out of it without their consent. Also Nader’s demand that we, the people, rise up.
The Corporate Assault on Medicare ~ Ralph Nader Radio Hour (Jan 15, 2022)
5. Interesting Media Mix of Honesty with Weird Aim Shift
Admission of the systemic inequality and extreme rich-and-poor split, then some praise of a small number of rich folks talking (but not walking) about giving some taxes to make the current situation a little less terrible, and then a shift to regular working folks in richer nations best going to focus on giving up some of their money to poorer folks in poor countries (the old third world aid) rather than pushing for a curing away from the corrupt wealth pyramid system. A more friendly-colored mass media propaganda for system maintenance than the fascist media who mostly focus on splitting us up via scapegoating. This method that replaced the fascist method in Germany after the lost World War II, telling the exploited folks in wealthier countries that everything is quite fine for them reminds me a bit of the propaganda made in churches telling their folks that they are fine by God no matter how terrible their actual lives in our world. So, this DW episode had a lot of surprisingly good stuff, but in the end the weird shift away from necessary system change. It’s a sly method that worked well for decades, one that doesn’t easily get critiqued for lying and hiding truth but achieves the same goal of status quo maintenance via merely shifting people’s conclusions from the truth. Much like churches telling us to only occupy ourselves with an alleged afterlife.
COVID and the gaping wealth gap: What can be done to fix it? | DW News (Jan 29, 2022)
6. COVID: Conversation with Biomedical Scientists Arguing for Different COVID Deal
Summary: COVID-19 publicly exaggerated to build fear. Vaccination distributed wrongly (lockdowns and mandates all wrong). Science publicly blocked and misrepresented…
Doctors Smeared By Fauci SPEAK OUT Against Lockdowns & Mandates ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 30, 2022)
7. Terrible Torturous Meat Industry (very depressing!)
WARNING: This report can be very depressing for you. If for your own health reasons you chose not to watch it (something I might even recommend if knowing you well), take in this summary: both the animal agriculture industry and the slaughtering industry commit innumerable and horrible torture, maiming, mental break, and assassination on countless animals and their human workers. A drastic example of the evil that capitalism, esp. big corporate capitalism, ultimately always leads to. This industry segment (which of course has bought the government regulation into its pocket to NOT get regulated) absolutely needs tough regulation and massive change or a massive shift from us, the people, to vegetarianism. Being part of this utter evil is so terrible.
Slaughterhouse ~ Chris Hedges On Contact with Gail Eisnitz, Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association (Jan 22, 2022)
8. Insider Report on Political Corruption (D Party)
Even though I come regularly about “Democratic” Party corruption reports I can share, let’s never forget that the R Party is also utterly corrupt – known to many of us for a long time by now, which is why modern reports focus on the D Party. No matter which of these “two” parties you have been aligned to, for example by family tradition, best realize that these “two” parties are really the left and right hand of a single barricade against us, the people, getting to vote for adjustment of the system we must live in. Instead of trusting either one, we really need to build a real People’s Party which, unfortunately, isn’t enough to try by itself. A successful People’s Party must stand on the solid base of people movement such as one building by many different grassroots movements coming together. Our unions must also be resurvived AND cleared of the leadership corruption that has invaded many of them, too.
She Challenged Manchin, Then Left the Democrats. Here’s Why. ~ Bad Faith (Jan 24, 2022)
9. Mentality & Culture: People Getting as Evil as Permitted
A Snake Doesn’t Have to Bite You to be a Snake ~ CCCSpringfield (Jan 30, 2022)
10. Thoughts about American People’s Manipulated Mindset (by an American)
This video is a bit odd because it only deals with our past and oddly talking about it as if it were the present time (“is” instead of “was” about disappeared nations for example – apparently this video uses as its read text a 1967 speech from Jules Henry). Still, despite this oddness, this video gives meaningful thoughts to mull over.
How Capitalism Creates War ~ NonCompete (Jan 30, 2022)
11. Hope Felt by One American
Marianne Williamson SHREDS Biden, AOC, Talks 2024 Primary | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar (Jan 13, 2022)
12. Nice Protest (we need such ourselves)
Let’s learn from Canada (which unlike us got Medicare for All long ago).
40 Mile Trucker Convoy Protests Mandates & Passports ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Jan 29, 2022)
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