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Summary: deceitful economy and politics of past, presence, and future; and kindness and wisdom we need to develop.
Stars and channels: Democracy at Work (Richard Wolff and Nomi Prins), The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. quoting Chris Hedges), Second Thought, Branigan Robertson, More Perfect Union, Russell Brand (with Eckhart Tolle), CCCSpringfield
Capitalism Move Towards Its Possible End (History, Presence, and Future) ***
The R & D Party Mafia State *
US Financial System Plundering us More and More
MAGA’s Fake Communism, Actually Fascism
Richard Wolff: Global Capitalism, Lack of Democracy, Now What?
Money Lords’ Patent Abuse *
Employment Lawyer: How HR Cheats Employees
Example of an Anti-Human Pyramid System Top Guy
NY Judge Orders Unvaxxed Workers REINSTATED With Back Pay
Republicans Screwing Veterans With Cancer
The Faked Student Loan Forgiveness
Fellows & Communities with Whom to Find Meaning and Purpose for Life **
Stars: David Doel (The Rational National), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Bob Hennelly, Thom Hartmann, Dahl Jamail, Ralph Nader, Josh Fox, Bruce Fein, Laura Flanders, Nomi Prins, Niko House, AOC, Cenk Uygur, Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett, Jimmy Dore, Ben Norton, Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay, Brigida Santos, Jamarl Thomas, Bernie Sanders…
AOC: Wow, a Congress Person Exposes our National Immorality
Even Elder White Americans Waking Up to our National Immorality
Economy: Public Spending
Climate etc. Crisis: Getting Mentally Ready
Climate & Toxic Water: Fracking Out (also: Presidential Wars)
Our mentality is the basis for deprivation or change. This video compilation digs into a lot of that as well as other important things like fake politics, harmful economics, and Medicare for All as a fighting ground to democratize our economy (by Kelly Coogan-Gehr from National Nurses United), and so forth. — Information like this, which you never see on the mainstream media, is the education we need to bring about positive change.
This last video weekend compilation of 2018 has some really jaw-dropping stuff like a recovering former capitalist describing the warped mentality that shackles the capitalist class (and the rest of us) and that used to be his mindset until his business dissolved and he became a human being. He describes how our system brings the worst out in people. Another pearl: the flaw in the American spirit. More stuff: the 7th week of the Yellow Vests, and a lot more. Do take a look.
Capitalism: Confessions of a Recovering Capitalist, etc.
Socialism: Was Jesus a Socialist?
Fascism: Racism & Division from the Top
Economics: The Need for a More Humane Economic System
Consumerism is part of the yoke by which we are controlled, enslaved, and distracted from life’s priorities. We should use our holidays more for spending time with friends and family and less on barreling through stores and heaping giant loads of useless junk on everyone. That’s why I shared a critical consumerism documentary in last week’s Video Weekend.
Imagine getting a 30-year prison sentence for having suffered a miscarriage. That’s what we get when authoritarians (esp. right-wingers, particularly the “religious” right) with a totally warped sense of justice rig the law and government to invade people’s lives and privacy, and to rip away their sovereignty in order to force their warped moral code on them. Cases like these are not just about women’s rights but what government and our laws should stand for in an enlightened civilization:
(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Kavanaugh Screams at the Left & Democrats to Prove He is Qualified Bipartisan and Impartial”)
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, and the title: “Economic Update: Capitalism Invites Deepening Criticism”)
Richard Wolff makes a most important point very eloquently in his Labor Day report: It is unconscionable when one man can take away the job and livelihood from another man. The man or woman who holds such power over other people’s livelihoods (typically an employer, although bureaucrats can also hold such power over us) can use it to blackmail those working people into giving up much of the prosperity they produce through their hard work. Such a livelihood controller gets rich and richer skimming off from the fruits of labor of the working folks who get poorer and poorer. Continue reading “Labor Day Epitaph”→
The green-blooded moneycrats who rule us, think life is all about money. Well, it is not. That’s why they ruin our lives. Let’s take a look at people who have turned their back on the the corrupt system and hear what they have to tell:
Human connections and interactions count much more in human happiness than material things:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Route 66: Free living and liberty at a rural commune “)
Comment: In my imagination I would love to live in such a commune (except for my physical handicaps and the gross hunt for squirrels who I see neither as nasty tree rats nor tasty morsels). It would be so much better not having to fight over incomes and savings with my neighbors but rather support one another, be fellows and friends rather than desperate strugglers pitted against each other by a system that is set up to do so. Continue reading “Living to Live”→
All day, every day, I meet people with virtual blinders on. Last week, in order to help out desperate family members against government reprisals (the details are private) I accepted a menial job in a sweatshop for which I am totally overqualified in terms of education and professional experience but physically underqualified due to bad health. The task is to de-staple, de-eyelet, de-booklet thousands of paper sheets each day to make them scannable. The papers are banking files. It’s unbelievable how many inches of papers are put together for a single person’s single credit by bank clerks many of whom also plaster them with countless staples, metal eyelets, and so forth only for other people to get paid a minimum wage to remove all those troublesome metal pieces again prior to digital scanning. The hand-breaking job reminds me of the movie scene of two guys digging and tossing the dirt into each other’s holes. This dumb job is quite symbolic of the socio-economic system of today in which we modern humans waste away our lifetimes.
One of my colleagues told a local bank branch director that his workers place way too many staples and such on their paperwork requiring a lot of work to remove them again. The director’s only response was laughter. Rather than musing about instructing his clerks not to waste so much time and metal that only raises the banks’ costs for scan preparation he just laughed. Continue reading “We Need a Considerate Compassionate Culture”→
Read the brief descriptions and pick the videos to watch and make your ears flutter. Political awakening and education of the first tier. Share widely and subscribe to notifications, so you don’t miss future ones.
Stars: Paul Jay, Cornel West, Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad, Chris Hedges, Nick Braña, Abby Martin, Brian Becker, Jimmy Dore & Co, Thom Hartmann, Debbie Lusignan, Ron Placone, Kyle Kulinski (“Secular Talk”), Marc Steiner, Bill Black, Mike Papantonio (“America’s Lawyer”), Jamarl Thomas, and more.
Topics range from corruption through our thieving economy and rigged politics, actual (not fake) election fraud, fake news (Putin/Russia), a cure for both Trump Derangement Syndrome and Trump Denial Sundrome, as well as successful soundbite debating, to deep thoughts on what it means to be human, political humor, and the dawn of the People’s Party.
At the very least, don’t miss the final three: Cornel West’s profound speech, Jimmy Dore & Co’s humorous stage performance, and a conversation between none other than truth teller Chris Hedges and (future president) Nick Braña! 🙂