Video Weekend 9-02-2017 (7 Videos, 2 by Jimmy Dore)

No need, this weekend, to slump and sink into the corporate media’s dementing morass. Here are six enlightening videos about our man-made nightmare world and ways to fix it. And to finish on a high note, number seven is a recording of some simple, harmless fun for a change. I hope you won’t mind. It reminds me of younger, more innocent times in my life, or the kind of life we could live if we didn’t have to struggle for survival so much in a world where natural scarcity has been overcome and replaced with man-made poverty, exclusion, and despair.

 

I. A Living Minimum Wage

Quite possible. Simply a policy choice:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Australian McDonalds Workers Paid Like No Worker In America Ever Has”)

This video nicely echoes things I keep saying: Low economic stress drives a lot of negative behavior. There are a lot of selfish reasons to want your fellow Americans to do well. You can do things for other people out of self interest.

Quote: “So many Americans have been bamboozled by the billionaires.”

 

II. Patronage instead of Democracy

The big business of raking in and skimming off political donations:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “DNC Having Trouble Fundraising—Nomiki Explains”)

 

III. Kick the Liars

An Example of Not Letting Lying Excuses Pass:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Campaign to Recall Californian Democrat that Blocked Single-Payer Underway”)

Let’s hope the recall works, and every other recall and ousting we must relentlessly attempt until we whittle the corrupt political establishment down.

 

IV. The GOP’s Christian Right

Ever wondered about the Christian Right which played such a big role in the GOP even as the GOP was hurting American workers, steamrollering over our Constitution, spreading war in the Middle East, abducting and torturing people, trying to dismantle Social Security and so on? Certain money barons in the GOP certainly partnered up with “Christian” leaders and took advantage of a unifying force which would let them betray the people to the corporations and billionaire class with impunity while their party base and voters were distracted over ancient Biblical bullying mandates and their modern resurrection, just like neoliberals in the “Democratic” Party were distracting us with minority protection issues (which, while valid, still distract us from the higher priorities — and which were going hand-in-hand with the GOP’s Christian Right trickery, by the way, like both parties were harmoniously working together for our robber billionaires — gee, were they?)? Well here is an interesting video talk about the other end of the equation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ex-Producer Reveals the truth about Pat Robertson”)

 

V. Grass Roots VS King Money

Ways for regular folks to deflate the iron rule of Money:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “D@W-LA: Nancy Berlin of Arroyo S.E.C.O.”)

 

VI. Manufacturing Terrorism: The Taliban

People rarely turn to extremism without reason or a little help:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Fact: Taliban Has Surrendered Multiple Times – US Rebuffed Them”)

 

VII. Some Harmless Fun to Finish With

Since I serve up so much depressing or exhausting news, how about a little, harmless snippet of fun to finish with for a change (and show us what a happy future world could look like):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Funniest Table Tennis Match in HISTORY”)

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Yes Men DNC Stunt and Tips for a Party Takeover

Here is an interesting conversation about the Yes Men’s funny DNC stunt and tips for a party takeover:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Interview With The Yes Men Following Their DNC Prank”)

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Funny but true: The Blinders of Privilege (The Jimmy Dore Show)

I have mingled with people from all classes of society, and directly observed the limits of their perception bubbles. With this as my background, I find the instances of blind-spot-hypocrisy in this political ad absolutely spot-on:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Pro Jeremy Corbyn Commercial Makes Right Wingers Cry”)

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Remembering the November Election with Lewis Black

I dug this up. It’s still funny (and fitting):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Lewis Black on Donald Trump and Election”)

… except for him dismissing Hillary’s criminal acts (example her arms deals and regime change acts). Maybe he’s getting old. Not sure. I haven’t watched him in years since The Daily Show lost traction.

 

Trump Converts to Judaism to be More Like Bernie Sanders

Today we were treated once again to reality TV by one of its stars: Trump, wearing the Jewish headdress, praying (or ruminating?) at Jerusalem’s prayer wall. Quite frankly, if I were a devout Jew, I probably would have felt offended by this display. After all, converting to Judaism is no small or easy thing, Judaism being a tribal religion and all.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “President Trump Visits the Western Wall 5/22/2017 video”)

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Idea: Let’s All Join the “Democratic” Party But Vote Against It! (Hehehe. There’s more. Read on.)

It’s a devious idea: Let’s all join the “Democratic” Party, but vote only for anti-establishment candidates regardless of party affiliation and give the corrupt party operatives hell from the inside. This is where it gets funny… Continue reading

George Carlin Said It ALL In 3 Minutes!

Some quotes and videos are well worth revisiting from time to time. Here is one of them:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “George Carlin Said It ALL In 3 Minutes!”)

 

 

Hillary or Trump: The Natural Reaction

Sometimes we need a laugh…

(In case the video this link points to gets deleted (like others before it), the title to search for is: Jim Carrey Screaming “When You Have To Vote Hillary Or Trump”)

Inside Everybody’s Heads

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What might we find if we could insert a mind probe into everybody’s mind this election year?

Let’s imagine it. This could be fun… Continue reading

Good One: Little History Lesson from Bill Maher

Bill Maher tells it like it is about Ronald Reagan (6.7.13):