Catching up on the News and Activism 6/20/2017: Trumpcare, Medicare for All, Gerrymandering, Jail Injustice…

Trumpcare 2.0 – They are trying to sneak it quietly through the Senate

From Reuters and other sources emerges: “Democratic” Senators criticize the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare (as you know, even worse than Obamacare). They are calling for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly.  Continue reading

The Death of Dodd-Frank — Prepare for the Next Economic Crash

This week’s posts on Our Revolution Continues had a post from Our Revolution that everyone should read and act on. A quote:

While most of the country wasn’t looking, House Republicans voted to claw back virtually every banking regulation implemented after Wall Street crashed and the Great Recession began. With so much scrutiny on the White House, Senate Republicans are now poised to roll back Dodd-Frank and the Affordable Care Act in the same month. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and every other politician bought by Wall Street and corporate donors thinks that they can get away with this while we’re distracted by the daily circus in the West Wing.

And this is their names collection link.

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Video Weekend 6/10/2017: Bernie on Fire, Hillarite Myths Debunked, Anti-Science Policies, Slavery = Freedom of the Masters, Tulsi Stepping Up, Mass RepExit of Millennials…

For your weekend enjoyment:

The Humanist Report gives a good treatment of Bernie’s New Budget Criticism (13 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Goes H.A.M. on Trump’s Budget Director”)

 

Jordan Chariton debunks some Hillarite myths (the idea: force Dem apparatchiks to face reality and do honest politics) (10 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary Slams DNC After They Rigged Primary For Her!”)

 

Anti-Science Schooling and Taking My Slaves Away = Taking Away My Freedom (7 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kids Will Now Take “Anti-Science” Classes”)

 

Tulsi has balls (pun possibly intended) (17 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Tulsi Gabbard Refuses Bribes & An Acknowledgement of Sanders’ Influence”)

 

Millennials are FLEEING The Republican Party In Droves (12 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Millennials are FLEEING The Republican Party In Droves”)

 

Bernie Sanders VS John Kasich (R)! (5/17/17) FULL DEBATE… Both almost agreeing on people deserving to be treated as people rather than commodities or obstacles as the neoliberals and neocons tend to do (55 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders VS John Kasich! (5/17/17) FULL DEBATE”)

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Let’s Talk About Betrayal (RP)

I know the feeling. Life is bad enough, especially in a world as rigged by people against each other as ours is. And publishing every day about the insane garbage the establishment dumps on us is not exactly spending quality time. So, lately I often think about slowing down, especially since my small reach hardly warrants all the time I invest. Steven D Grumbine is someone who also works hard at this. Luckily, he has a little more reach and his Patreon account is working, so perhaps he no longer needs to hold down some dumb bread-and-butter job in addition to researching and broadcasting about our mess and ways out of it (or at least not for much longer if you add to it).

I have wanted for a long time to showcase one of his videos. Today, I finally get around to it. This particular video is quite short (because it is truncated), but very passionate and fitting pretty well into my latest string of themes:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Let’s talk about betrayal”)

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Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders both Spot On

money-rules

From one unexpected corner (and one not so unexpected), I just got full agreement on something that I have been marking as the root evil at the heart of our political and socio-economic system for some time — a dark and overlooked-by-most evil which makes our system not only hateful in moral terms but incredibly stupid on a purely objective level. (I will argue the latter point once more at the end of this piece). First, here are the statements of those two luminaries:  Continue reading

Quickypinion: Why Our Economic System is Stupid

Our current economic organizing force is a system which creates a great imbalance in power. It does this by funneling much of what working people produce into the hands of a small power-elite. This power-elite is both motivated and enabled by this enormous wealth to maintain and exacerbate this imbalance-creating system from which they perceive themselves to be profiting (which in many ways they do). This system is the source of Money in Politics. Continue reading

Great Lee Camp Interview of the Author of “Creating Freedom”

There is a new book out which does a good job explaining our horrendous income and wealth inequality and their impact on our freedom. Lee Camp interviewed the author. It’s a really good interview:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[59] Raoul Martinez On Why Our Society Is Constructed Completely Wrong”)

I’ll summarize:   Continue reading

Tales of How Badly Our Systemic Corruption Hurts Countless Americans

I keep writing about the systemic corruption in our politics and economics, trying to open people’s eyes on the sources and extent of our troubles and what we can do to repair it all. Yesterday’s article was a deeply personal account. But there are sad stories of so many people these days. Represent.Us, which bravely fights for anti-corruption laws, has created a website I want to share with you, a site where “ordinary,” “regular” (do you like any of those words?) Americans – in other words, those of us who were not born rich and empowered to lord it over the rest of us by dint of their privileged birth (or, in rare cases, by having walked over corpses to get rich and feel themselves entitled to ravage our lives), share their stories.

You can read many stories there and share your own story if you wish. It makes for a great account of how things are going nowadays in our United States of a once proud America. Here is the link:

We Demand Better – Stories of Corruption in America

Note: If you haven’t been following this blog and want a quick catch-up on why things are so bad for many of us, this short article and 8-minute video could be a good place to start.

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Our Two Class Society: Puppeteers and Puppets (blog recommendation)

The Our Revolution Continues Blog has a nice installment today about our puppeteer-and-puppet, master-and-slave society. I recommend you read that today: “Temporarily Embarrassed Millionaires”

Meanwhile, I’ll stay quiet to give you more time for reading over at Our Revolution Continues while I work on my next long piece. 😉

Amazing Speech about our Economic and Political Mess (and How to Fix it)

Here is the most amazing speech exposing the root of and cure for all our man-made problems in politics and the economy. Inequality, crushing debt, money in politics, devastating decisions — all derive from this root cause and can be fixed as described. This is the education of a lifetime for you or any confused people you know. The video is a must-see for every responsible person. Therefore I will point to it repeatedly, so you don’t miss it:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economist Richard Wolff speaks about capitalism, socialism & democracy, proposing a new way forward”) Continue reading