Political Video Weekend 11-17-2018, Part B (Truly Far-Reaching Deepest Insights from Chris Hedges)

Nobody should miss this one: a sequel to yesterday’s Video Weekend and a really precious two hour talk by investigative journalist and articulate activist Chris Hedges that reveals a LOT, really a lot! Since most of us can only make time to listen to such a long speech on weekends – if we are even lucky enough to get weekends off from our ever worsening wage slavery, that is – I am sharing it today as part B of this video weekend. This speech that goes over so many things really deserves a special place.

 

XVII. Deep Insights

… delivered by Chris Hedges (incl. the pending giant economic crash and likely billionaire-financed rise of Nazi-America):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet the title: “Chris Hedges: “The useful idiots have taken over.” (11-3-2018)”)

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Law to Commit Injustice

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”)

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 09-15-2018 (17 videos)

Economic rigging, rigged elections, corrupt politics and business… So much more elucidating stuff to watch this weekend than big boys chasing balls. –- Stars: Chris Hedges, David Cay Johnson, Anya Parampil, Alissa Quart, Mike Papantonio (America’s Lawyer), Farron Cousins, Thom Hartmann, The Rational National, Naomi Karavani, Jimmy Dore, Jamarl Thomas, Greg Palast, Lisa Graves, Jim Carrey (yes, you read right!), Tulsi Gabbard (!), and others.

Topics:

  1. The Choice between Hell or Heaven on Earth
  2. The Global Oligarchy (Thom Hartmann)
  3. The Corrupt Corporate State & Fascism
  4. Another Toy For The Rich
  5. Middle Class Struggles
  6. Corporate Corruption
  7. Election Rigging
  8. Healthcare
  9. Rogue Nation U.S.A.
  10. Digital Book Burning
  11. Blood-Sucking Capitalism (Not Just Bezos)
  12. Tulsi Gabbard

 

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QuickyPinion: Restoring the Rule of Law

Some people clamor for that. (unclear whether they are referring to actual law breaking like election theft, to human rights and constitution violations by institutions or lawmakers, or simply to Trumpmania)

Many people think that a rule of law is the answer to every problem.

One warning:

Law is not automatically good. The rule of law is only good when the law is fair and benign.   Continue reading “QuickyPinion: Restoring the Rule of Law”

Political Awakening Video Weekend 08-12-2018 (17 videos)

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! 🙂

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The Pharaonic Creed Ruining our Times

Pharaohs and other ancient kings and queens were often buried with sacrificed servants and soldiers to serve them in their purported afterlife. Rulers often had harems full of what we might call sex slaves. There were hierarchies topped by rulers with god status, administrators beneath them, then free men and women, some living well, some like exploited not-really-so-free serfs; and at the very bottom officially-unfree slaves, human beings denigrated to the status of cattle.

How did past populations put up with these huge disparities that scattered people across a spectrum ranging from god-like to animal status? In part, they were controlled through violence. Especially slaves were. However, another very important method of control was mentality, in the forms of commonly held beliefs, both in terms of religion and worldly world view.

As far as I know, today’s pharaohs, known as billionaires*, are not buried with a sacrificed staff, and only some still keep harems. But have things significantly changed in other ways, as well?   Continue reading “The Pharaonic Creed Ruining our Times”

What’s with the Anti-Welfare Argument: “I can spend my money better than the government”?

Well, sure. If you’re rich you can spend the money that fell into your lap better on YOURSELF than the government would after taxing some of it back from you. Duh!

How does that disqualify taxes or government spending on the poor, though?   Continue reading “What’s with the Anti-Welfare Argument: “I can spend my money better than the government”?”