Interesting Jane Sanders Interview at the People’s Summit

I admit to mixed feelings abut this: some worries and some happy surprises. Worries: it sounds in some parts like a retreat into divisive identity politics (caring about certain groups/communities and forgetting about the big picture, you know what (neo-)liberals have been doing for a long time), credentialism (Ph.D.’s trumping reguar folks), and also like maybe dumping the fighting spirit (Sanders Institute only getting facts, not working on the emotional component that wins elections?). Happy surprises: Finally addressing election rigging somewhat and possibly pushing back against neoliberalism, not just Trump. Also, it’s good to get an introduction to the just launched Sanders Institute, and hearing it may help building information sources alternative to the corporate media. It’s also good to hear some stats about the People’s Summit: 4000 attendees from 49 states, 54% people of color.

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Great Rant About Smearing and Honest Journalism (Video)

Honesty is one of our highest goods. Without it, everything else goes down the drain:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Art of the Smear! Seth Rich Rant! (Special Edition)”)

Tim Black is one of those who was smeared by someone who should know better. Thankfully, Tim won’t be discouraged by that. I love his energy and his way with words. More power to you, Tim! And to everybody else: Follow his suggestion to make things right and support independent media instead of corporate media, such as on Tim’s Patreon page or likewise this here site’s recently created Patron Page. Power to the people!

Corrupted World: Brutalizing Citizens who Disagree with Environmental Destruction (Video)

Jordan Chariton has smeared some great citizen journalists (and I still hope he will apologize and resist the pull from the Dark Side), but he also still produces reports worthwhile to watch and with valid criticism of certain establishment powers. Here is a recent one:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “DAPL BOMBSHELL: Feds & Private Contractor Lied About Water Protector’s Injury”)

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Smears Turning Everything Upside Down – Exposure by Jimmy Dore

I have skin in the game. I get smeared like this, too. When I post an article which challenges a publicly disseminated lie, I am often accused of uttering this lie by one bunch of commenters while others defend the lie calling me a liar without bothering to address the facts or arguments I presented to disprove the lie. When I plead for people to put away their differences and unite behind the issues which concern us all, I am often accused of dividing the people. It’s like accusing fire fighters for the fires because they are seen around them. It’s how people with big megaphones in the corporate media and paid trolls in social media marginalize truth tellers with blatantly false accusations and smears. Truth no longer matters. Only the size of the megaphone does.

People have been gullible for too long. It’s time we all start paying more attention to what’s hidden under all that megaphone noise and media veneer.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Share Blue Journos Blatantly Lie To Smear Truth Telling Journalist”)

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Ultimate Analysis of the DNC Lawsuit against the DNC’s Election Cheating

In the corporate mass media, we get manipulation of our minds like when they sow lots of doubt about known facts. For example, when after a long media black-out Newsweek finally wrote about the DNC lawsuit, it kept painting the facts of the rigged 2016 primaries as mere “beliefs.” It’s like writing some people believe it’s snowing. All you have to do is look out of the window and see for yourself. It’s not a belief whether it’s snowing or not.   Continue reading

Video Weekend 5/28/2017: Bernie Sanders and Jimmy Dore on Fire

Best recent videos for you weekend pleasure…

1.) Recently, Bernie ripped the new budget:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders SLAMS mick Mulvaney Trumps Budget plan, estate taxes”)

2.) Jimmy Dore on the dishonesty of our corporate mass media, the formerly “free” press, the so-called 4th estate which was supposed to keep a watch on governmnet for us. The case exposed: The Washington Post

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Washington Post Caught Blatantly Lying To Their Readers Yet Again”)

3.) Noam Chomsky agrees with Jimmy Dore and me (and you?) on the reprehensible election rigging of the 2016 “Democratic” primaries:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chomsky’s Comments Give Support For DNC Lawsuit”)

4.) Jimmy Dore on our plutocrats’ horrible arms deals with the Saudi-Arabian terror regime (and thus ISIS, as well):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Saudi Arms Deal Exposes Obama Administration’s Jaw Dropping Hypocrisy”)

As always, you are invited to comment below, and if you agree that the dishonesty of our corporate mass media is a problem, you can help independent media like this one, perhaps the only way to keep us all informed and the ideas flowing.

Truthout Needs Our Help – And So Do Other Independent Media

Truthout is an important source of information in a media landscape that is mostly corporate and therefore (by necessity) lying. Their fund drive is taking overlong. Perhaps too many of us have been funding political campaigns too much to fund our independent media, forgetting that without independent media we wouldn’t even know of viable anti-establishment candidates or what the establishment is doing to us. Here is a salient quote from Truthout’s latest donations request:   Continue reading

We Better Don’t Overlook the Fundamental Enemy of Democracy and Justice

Richard Wolff compresses it into nine minutes (and I into a short written paragraph following the video):

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Chris Hedges: Corporate Despotism Has Replaced Democracy (short video clip)

As usual, Chris Hedges says how it is. The dissolution of an intelligent public discourse, the rise of sham politics, and the constant mendacious and dumbing-down drizzle from the corporate media, is why we – the awakened people – need to engage in our own media war against the corporate media’s distraction, deception, and propaganda.

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At Last You Can Help Get This Word Out

Hello friends, I am announcing a new weapon, for you personally, in our media war against the establishment and for a better future:

Every single day, corruption affects all of us in America. Our dreams are crushed, our lives are the lives of serfs, our very health a kind of lottery. We are sicker, poorer, and even dying because of our establishment’s callous and cruel corruption. And, sadly, most of us still don’t see the ways our corrupt political and economic system is hurting us, or how we can overcome the establishment and build a better country. Instead, they are befuddled by the mainstream media and caught in a pointless competition or even gamesmanship between two major parties, both of which serve the establishment, not us. Continue reading