Video Weekend 8-05-2017 (6 Videos): Lee Camp, Noam Chomsky, Richard Wolff, Chris Hedges, and Someone I’d Rather Not Mention

Noam Chomsky gives a good account on how social isolation and predatory/parasitic selfishness (euphemistically presented as individuality), when adopted as an alternative to social awareness and appreciation of civilization, causes havoc among us and has given us our current mess:

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I find that Lee Camp is often better in his rants than his Redacted Tonight show. In this one, he debunks the neoliberal “Democrats’” latest effort to scam us and the political monopoly formed by our party duopoly:

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Dug up from over a year ago, worth watching again or not to have missed, a great rant by Lee Camp (except for his repeating the common mistake of equating free market with capitalism when, in reality, capitalism is a force which ensures that only the biggest (the richest) bullies are free, free to subjugate everyone else). Our “free” market and “free” country are free only for the rich. The best kinds of slaves don’t know they are slaves:

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The current state of our kleptocracy, Henry Wallace, neoliberal philosophy is a form of extremism, and 2008 is coming again:

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I admit to great reluctance sharing the next video. I cannot stand Stefan Molyneux’s arrogance, nor his ill-conceived stance that government must be abolished without anything to replace it. He is, of course, right that, currently, our government is being abused by our human parasites and predators as a tool against us, and also in proposing that government will always be at risk of being usurped and subverted this way by these “human farmers,” as he calls them. For reasons of attitudinal blindness or possible self-serving motivations, as someone who lives comfortably high in our dungheap society, he refuses to see or admit that these same “human farmers” would continue to exploit and oppress us even more unhindered if there were no government around, and that government – as a force which we, the people, can control if we act smartly enough – is the one major force we can bring to bear against these “human farmers.” Molyneux does, however, very nicely present the enslavement of human beings by other human beings, especially the dire fact that the most efficient form of slavery is the kind which gives the slaves the illusion that they are free and a limited range of choices within which to become more productive. Mentality and perception are indeed the key to our injustice machine of a society, and Molyneux description of us unprivileged working class folks as our oligarchs’ “livestock” is really fitting. I find they really do treat and regard us like livestock. Still, while Molyneux’s analysis is worth mulling over, his conclusion is anything but. (I guess, Molyneux is probably a star among the alt-right and/or Ayn Rand style libertarians.) So, I recommend this video (which apparently has had over 6 million views!) with a grain of salt. Please do not let yourself be deluded into its conclusion that eliminating government without something to replace it with as a guardian against the human predators and parasites among us is the course to take. I would also advise against watching more of his videos. The ones I have come across in the past were all… what’s a good word for that… uhm… let’s say beyond the pale.

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So, I hope you took the grain of salt before watching this video (at least its conclusion).

 

Chris Hedges was moving as always:

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The Lords of the Flies (Umair Haque on Medium)

I came across an article I want to share around because it fits right in with the things I have been saying, namely that our lives are being ruled by bullies in a system they have set up to oppress and exploit us, all the while distorting what human lives and our countries should be about. The article bears the title: The Lords of the Flies

Quotes:

My American friend Tucker stays late every night at his highly professional job every night and arrives early every morning. He’s not paid for it. He’s just expected to do it. I ask him, as someone who studies management and leadership, who tells him to. No one, he says. The expectation is just there. Lingering in the air, like an unspoken threat.”  Continue reading

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:

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Pope Francis and Bernie Sanders both Spot On

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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

Manchester, May 22 — Decadent Concert — Sick-Minded Terrorism — Capitalist Consequences — 22 dead & 59 injured

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Last night another sick-minded, pathetic, inexcusable Islamist terror strike occurred (at least, we believe it’s Islamist like most absolutely horrendous terror attacks these days, what a religion…). Once again, the target was situated in Europe: Manchester, England. But what is really behind this?  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:

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I’ll summarize:   Continue reading

Poor Immigrant Workers in the U.S. – Another Failure of Our Economic System

Broken families. Broken hearts. Used up lives. Violated human rights. Human trafficking. Slavery. When the focus of our society isn’t people and human values, this happens. Continue reading

The Governor (and possibly a judge) of Arkansas is Guilty of Murder (Medium)

Imagine a state where criminal investigations and trials are sloppy, the involved state actors exclude exonerating evidence to cover up their callously careless treatment of people’s lives and resulting false convictions and executions of innocents, and where the decision to kill people is based on the expiration date on state-purchased chemicals. That’s Arkansas. If you have never looked more closely into the issue of death penalty, this article written by a former death roll prisoner of Arkansas – who got out by signing a promise never to sue the state for robbing him of 18 years of his life – may open your eyes. The monsters in this case are not the prisoners on death roll, but the corrupt goons in high office (a situation that should perhaps feel familiar by now if you live anywhere in America).

 

Insurance, Ethics, and a Swamp Creature (with Video)

There’s a good video getting insurance straight and outing one of our most reprehensible politicians (as he plays a wise teacher to sell his hypocrisy):

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Now follows my angry rant with a bleeped word in it, because I just couldn’t contain myself in the face of someone so disgusting and utterly unworthy to live within the human covenant, leave alone living the rich life at our expense: Continue reading

Where Do The Pieces of Our Wrecked Lives Go?

Long, but well worth watching (or read my short commentary below if you are short on time):

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When, at a market, the pockets of everyone are picked, and a furtive figure sneaks off with his pockets flowing over with loot, what is the natural conclusion about where the vanished goods went?

Here is a reminder for the establishment: We, the common muck, the unwashed masses, as they seem to regard us from their high seats of money-based aristocracy, in other words, we the people, were born as definitely into this world as they were, and their efforts to deny us our due part of this world is heinous beyond all justification, no matter what establishment narrative they use. We have every right to fight back. It’s high time we do.