Watching Out for Progressives Getting Co-Opted

This has happened many times before in American History. The people who previously wanted to progress away from cruel, evil system setups were too unaware of the appeasement and co-opting tactics coming for them from the ruling establishment to stop them in their tracks. So, the following conversation should not be mistaken for an anti-Bernie or anti-AOC clip, but rather as the kind of alertness we all must adopt, Bernie, AOC, you, and me.

Elected figures like Bernie and AOC walk a tightrope in the sell-out party they have been running in, not daring to run outside it because the artificial barriers against independents are so criminally high. I understand why they sometimes believe they must make compromises with the ruling ‘elites’ or adopt a staying-silent strategy on serious issues; but we – the people – are NOT walking this tightrope, and we must make sure not to be lured into spoiled mentalities or bad compromises out of blind loyalty, because once we shift into those gray zones, our champions must shift there, too, or even deeper into them, in order to not loose their footing. We must distinguish between their political survival tactics and our political needs. We must stick firmly to our goals, so that at one point or another, our champions in politics can do the same. So, here is that wakeful conversation that raises alertness but lacks the add-on I just added:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Graham Elwood and the title: “Will Bernie & AOC Sellout Progressives? — The Political Vigilante”)

Let there be no doubt: Bernie has won a special place in my heart he is unlikely to ever lose, even when I think he makes a wrong strategic choice (as, for example, I did when he endorsed $Hillary instead of forming a people’s party like Abraham Lincoln did in a similar situation; or when he failed to expose the DNC’s rigging of the 2016 primaries; and when he fell in with the Russiahhhgate BS in order to cuddle up with a zombie-like dumb-witted half of the “D”-party base and to delay being lynched by the corporate media). I’d also want him to speak out for Julian Assange, a free press, and free speech for all, and speak out more readily against regime change attempts and similar global U.S. terrorism. I also see Bernie and AOC as being only partly along the way of “socialism” and especially AOC needing to learn more in that field. I can understand her tightrope walk, as well. I still like her a lot despite this and that shortcoming, hoping she will keep growing in the correct direction. I do keep alert to when people like her and Bernie make mistakes or are drifting towards or even over the line that divides fighting for justice and liberty for all from working for the status quo. We, the people, must grow smarter, more alert, and more demanding as time goes by. Our nation was ruined when entire generations of Americans went to sleep. I can hear some of our nation’s founders spinning in their graves.

I know, the video shared above is not easy to digest for some of us. We don’t want our political champions to be hurt with possibly inappropriate attacks on their street cred. The point I am trying to make here is different: not to claim that Bernie and AOC have sold out or are going to do so. Nor to debate what mistakes they have ever made. (We all make mistakes. It’s human.) Rather, my point is that we, the people, must stand firm on our position so that our champions can build their fortresses there rather than having to let themselves be pulled further and further away by the establishment forces who have developed great expertise in doing this over the centuries. We must stay on the alert and call back our champions when they range too far. We, you, I, and millions of fellow Americans, play a much bigger role than we usually realize. Bernie has been trying to make us understand this. It’s time we do.

P.S.: By the way, if this video gave you some willies, the coming Video Weekend will rather please you with some remarkably nifty videos coming up. Keep your eyes peeled. 😉

 

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-19-2019 (22 videos)

Lots of informative videos. Major topics: healthcare, media war, U.S. poverty, tyrrany & rule of capital, empire of the Americas, and candidates (AOC, Bernie, Tulsi). A must-see video is “Lawyers VS The System”. Some of the stars: Chris Hedges, Bill Moyers, Tulsi, AOC, Bernie, Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff, and more.

Topics:

  1. Healthcare: Growing Trouble, AOC, Limitless Profits, Big Pharma Racketeerig
  2. Media War: The Constant Word Twisting & Fake News
  3. Humor: Goofy Corporate Media
  4. Info for the Elders
  5. Tyranny: Chelsea Manning Endlessly Punished & Our Lawless Government
  6. Poverty & Struggle: Hungry Students, The AMERICAN Caravan, & Real Unemployment
  7. Rule of Capital & The Fake “Conservative” Stance
  8. Empire: Tyrannical Rule over the Americas
  9. War: Iran Trump Affair
  10. Candidates: AOC, Bernie, Tulsi

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-12-2019 (18 videos)

A great discussion on UBI, great political satire, class warfare and the dying middle class and poor, healthcare racketeering, political awakening, media corruption by the rule of money, a people’s revolution, the real (capitalist!) entitlement in our market society… 22 cool videos. Stars: Nick Brana, Chris Hedges, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, Tulsi Gabbard, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, and more.

Topics:

  1. Nick Brana & Scott Santens Discussing UBI
  2. Satire: Neoliberal Slavery
  3. Class Warfare: OMG, Reality is Real! Who Knew?
  4. Middle Class Struggling — But still Half Asleep?
  5. Market Society: Infinite Greed, Inequality, Non-Living Wages, Life Depression, The Poor…
  6. Awakening of a Hillerite
  7. Media: The Dying Free Press & Anger Sales
  8. Candidates: Debate-Qualified Ones & Tulsi Interview
  9. A Political People’s Revolution
  10. World: Venezuela Analysis & How Castro Became an Empire Asset
  11. Humor: Hillary’s 2020 Advice & Joe the Sniffer
  12. Capitalist Entitlement

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The Camouflage of Authoritarianism

In the interview clip shared below, a caller makes an important point about authoritarian regimes, namely that authoritarianism can camouflage in any present economic or political system. Therefore socialism gets easily smeared by pointing at the Soviet Union where an authoritarian undemocratic regime hid behind the facade of socialism (or communism, depending on which representative or critic was speaking). It’s almost funny considering that the Soviet Union’s economic system wasn’t really socialist or communist but a form of state capitalism where the ruling capitalists aren’t private owners of everything but bureaucratic members of a regime controlling everything, making workers as ruled from above, voiceless, and possibly exploited at their places of work as in any private ownership style capitalist system. If you research the history of the term socialism you will find that it was created around the idea of democracy in our economy, the workers owning the means of production, not an authoritarian regime acting out as the workers’ alleged representative and thus painting itself as socialist. But I digress…

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-05-2019 (17 videos)

This weekend’s informative video compilation provides insights and updates on recent events like Venezuela and Assange plus an unusually high amount of satirical humor plus deep insights into our political parties’ and economic system’s corruption. There is also a great interview with a remarkable candidate.

  1. Satire: Corporate War on the Media
  2. Capitalism Crushing Us
  3. Corrupt Politics: The Criminal ‘Elite’
  4. The Billionaire Coup in the “Democratic” Party
  5. Running Progressive Inside the “Dem” Party
  6. Oligarchy: Savagery For and By the Oligarchy
  7. Nader: Dweebs vs Public Interest + SocSec, Pensions, & Retirement Funds
  8. MMT: The National Debt is Voluntary
  9. MSM = Corrupt Government = Brainwash
  10. RdctTnt: Dying Press Freedom & A Rising Fight for Election Integrity
  11. RdctTnt: Humor & Revelations
  12. Humor: Lee Camp’s Short Funny Clip on Bernie-on-Fox
  13. World: Venezuela News
  14. Media War: Assange Update
  15. Yellow Vests Defending Assange
  16. Yellow Vests Calling Out Elite Hypocracy re Notre Dame
  17. NonCompete: Liberty and Economic Justice Go Together

 

I. Satire: Corporate War on the Media

… as you can see, it’s not only happening in the U.S. (where it has already come close to the end, crushing truth-telling as good as completely):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | The ABC”)

Note: This reminds me of our own public broadcasting institutions which have been secretly taken over by corporate money due to insufficient public funding, so that even they largely march in step with the big corporate media channels, raining the establishment propaganda on us and avoiding to tell us the truth about the oligarchy’s evil doings. Defend Free Press and whistleblowers (like Manning and Assange) anyone? Anyone in the big media? What’s that I’m hearing? A bird whistling? Wind blowing tumbleweed?

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Making a Chilling Example of a Truth Teller

Great interview concerning the Julian Assange case. I fully agree that this case is an effort to make a chilling example of a truth-telling journalist so that no-one ever again dare to spread truth about government malfeasance to the people for fear of being arrested and expedited into the hands of cruel despotic government officials. And we all must stand up against this to fight for our own freedom and a chance to hold our governments accountable.

I must say, Roger Waters really impressed me deeply in this interview. It speaks for itself and covers the main points of importance in this case, including the perverse arguments made by evildoers and their gullible puppets in favor of this persecution. A must-hear interview, especially since even some good-hearted people (like for instance presidential candidate Marianne Williamson as you could see in yesterday’s Video Weekend) are still trapped in the false narratives we have been fed on the mass media:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters: WHOLE WORLD Must Focus on Julian Assange Arrest!”)

None of the arguments made by supporters of Assange’s persecution do in fact carry the same weight as our vital need for a free press.

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-28-2019 (22 videos)

Another compilation of informative recent videos on many topics, with an emphasis on the growing oppression from the Internet and AI, the control of our minds by the media & social media and twin-party tyranny, details of the UBI, 5 presidential candidates incl. a deep dig into Andrew Yang, the truth behind the Russiagate BS, and our War Culture.

Top stars: Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Tulsi Gabbard, AOC…

Topics:

  1. Internet (Chomsky): The Terminator is Coming
  2. Jesse Ventura: Oppression via IT
  3. Chomsky: The R&D Oligarchy (and the “Dem’s” Gift for Trump)
  4. Chomsky: Democracy
  5. Economy: Good Question & AI
  6. UBI: Digging Deeper into it & Andrew Yang
  7. Chris Hedges & Aaron Mate on Russiaaahhhgate
  8. Russiaaahhh: Who Cast it as the Bogeyman
  9. Tulsi: on the Russiagate BS & our War Culture
  10. Candidates: Jerk Biden, Mike Gravel, Marianne Williamson
  11. Media War: Another Trick How They Deny us the Truth
  12. World & Media: Consistent Underreporting of the Yellow Vests
  13. World: Landslide Vote in the Ukraine
  14. War: U.S. = #1 in Murdering Civilians

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