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Summary: inequality, people-split, fight for justice from the bottom, addictions from mistreatment, vitamin D for COVID, sanctions hitting back, the lies on teacher shortage.
Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), FightMediocrity, NonCompete, The Jimmy Dore Show (with Stef Zamorano who is a former teacher who fled this profession)
- How the Money-Lords’ Raid Split Us **
- The American People Learning to Fight for Justice **
- Addictions Created and Maintained by Mistreatments
- Dual Power, Mutual Aid, and Counter Institution Considerations
- COVID: Vitamin D Helping a Lot
- Russia(n) Sanctions Hurting Europe
- Oligarchy Trying to Hide its Evil in Politics
- Dishonest Government/Congress: Fake Climate Bill
- The Rulers’ Money Greed Preventing Proper Teachers **
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1. How the Money-Lords’ Raid Split Us **
Except for Wolff’s continued belief in D-Party’s fake-progressives (which removed one star), this short video gives really great insights in our inequality development and splitting of the people since after WW II:
Economics of a Culture War – Global Capitalism with Richard Wolff ~ Democracy At Work (Aug 7, 2022)
2. The American People Learning to Fight for Justice **
Progressive candidates and union workers targeting municipal governments (because federal and state governments are too blocked by the rich corporations, billionaires, and corrupted major parties. Meanwhile Chipotle closes some of its restaurants to stop unionizing, and Richard Wolff suggests that municipal governments taken over by local folks could fight back by taking over such closed work places (and even turn them into co-ops). The Occupy Wall Street’s “Debt Collective” has won the $5.8 billion student loan forgiveness. In the second half of the show, Prof. Wolff interviews Noam Chomsky on the decline and fragility of the US empire, the role of US military, and the rise of fascism as a coping mechanism.
Economic Update: Noam Chomsky on Fragile US Empire ~ Democracy At Work (Aug 8, 2022)
Neat comment from a viewer: “… when people I work with complain about unions, calling them ‘un-American.’ Mostly parroting Fox News and right-wing talk radio talking points, it seems to me. I ask them how much they like their 40-hour workweek and overtime. Then I point to HOW we Americans got those benefits: by labor leaders like Eugene Debs, Mother Jones, and Samuel Gompers informing and agitating rank & file union members into action.”
3. Addictions Created and Maintained by Mistreatments
When will we learn again to properly care about each other like our ancestors did before corrupted societies developed?
The Best Explanation of Addiction I’ve Ever Heard – Dr. Gabor Maté ~ FightMediocrity (Nov 16, 2020)
4. Dual Power, Mutual Aid, and Counter Institution Considerations
… from NonCompete. (oddly also bringing up a different opinion of COVID and its vaccines than have developed among us; but still interesting thoughts and reports of how we the people can make desirable life-condition changes otherwise ruled by the evil oligarchs (this guy for some reason pointing only at the “bourgeoisie” unless I missed hearing an oligarchy mentioning))
Joe Biden’s Death Machine vs. The People’s CDC ~ NonCompete (Jul 29, 2022)
5. COVID: Vitamin D Helping a Lot
Why Won’t Fauci Talk About Vitamin D & COVID Prevention? ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 7, 2022)
6. Russia(n) Sanctions Hurting Europe
Germany Running Out Of Gas Due To Russian Sanctions ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 11, 2022)
7. Oligarchy Trying to Hide its Evil in Politics
by avoiding election of one of their members who happens to be an outsider in their politics brand, particularly Trump having been noticed by any folks about many of his evil deeds that others like Biden and Obama have also been doing but either keeping quiet about or presenting differently.
FBI Raids Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Home ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 9, 2022)
8. Dishonest Government/Congress: Fake Climate Bill
Behind the curtain boosting fossil fuel drilling.
Climate Bill A Huge Giveaway For Oil Industry Admits Joe Manchin ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 10, 2022)
9. The Rulers’ Money Greed Preventing Proper Teachers **
Do you conceive it as odd that public school systems are asking veterans with no teaching background to enter classrooms? As a former teacher I can assure you that our principals and superintendents don’t want educators as teachers. They want prison guards to hold down the students and drill them into obedience. Or why grabbing unfinished college students as teacher replacements? To save have money, of course. The same reason that good new teachers constantly get fired or not get their contract renewed, because this saves money from things like wage increase over time and pension receipt in retirement age. (also, college students are still young, and such young peoples used as teachers tend to utterly obey their principals, not yet questioning the rules they shall follow, not yet realizing that many students are in life trouble rather than merely disrespecting school too much) – Jimmy Dore realizes to some extent that money has to do with this, sadly not knowing how badly teachers are mistreated. After losing your job every year and having to relocate to a new one, how long would you stick in that profession? (and on top of that you get constantly demanded impossibilities and blames for everything that’s going wrong in the schools, even though as a teacher you are forced to play along with all the mess rather than being allowed to better things; public schools are definitely authoritarian, both to students and teachers, very very much) – Or would you like to work 120 hours each week as I did for a beginner teacher’s salary? (oh yeah, the overwork thrust upon teachers is not widely known; if you think their work is only the time they spend with students you have no idea at all about their profession) – Good comment forwarded by Jimmy Dore: “Being shocked about teacher shortages is a sure sign that you don’t actually know any teachers.” – This is the money-greed oligarchy society we exist in nowadays. (I avoid the verb “live” because our “lives” have become unworthy to live for so many of us. Any surprise we have so many suicides nowadays? You may even consider the alleged accidental deaths from opioid overdoses. Yes, pharma and certain prescribers were making big profits from this and therefore do get accused, but every case an accident rather than a suicide to get out of the hell we are stuck in nowadays? Maybe rething.)
States Desperate Over Teacher Shortage Crisis ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 11, 2022)
Further notes from me: Classes of 35-40 students or so rather than 18-20 do not merely double work. Certain things like grading homework, quizzes, and tests doubles, and regular parent communications, too; but you get lots of classroom troubles from misbehaving students that at or below 20 students you almost never get. And that adds huge work AND highly reduces your teaching opportunities. And, yes, what you may have picked up as a hint in this video report: There is no lack of trained teachers; only a lack of employing, properly treating, and keeping them. (their certification disappearing, btw, after a few years if the schools don’t help renewing them; so all your studies and university graduation and work experience lose their value, because only the disappearing teacher certificate allows your employment under usual conditions)
Another quote: “Crappy pay and public hate” is also a good mentioning.
And, yes, Jimmy Dore is right when pointing out that the best improvement were reducing all class sizes to no more than 20 students. (of course I have another good recommendation: bringing democracy into schools for students to practice it and get more respect)
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