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Summary: Our Broken Country
Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad), Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller presented on The Hill, The Jimmy Dore Show, Chris Hedges & Michael Moore, The Real News Network, andrewnef, Second Thought, On Contact with Chris Hedges and J. Malcolm Garcia
Economic Update: Extremes of Rich & Poor in U.S. Capitalism
Corporatism = Fascism
How Our Country Has been Broken
Example of Our Blindness of Our Wars – And One Soldier Wanting to Burn Down this Mess
D Party Corruption, Even the “Justice Democrats”
Socialism’s Past Failure
The Dishonesty of the “Christian” Right
Modern Police Brutality Insensible PLUS Rewarded
Taxing Us The People vs Giving Interests to the Rich
David Graeber — from the Occupy Wall Street movement, reputed to have coined and promoted the statement “We are the 99%”, and shared here on Beanstock’s World a bunch of times with his astounding insights — has died 10 days ago at age 59. Yes, only 59(!) from “internal bleeding”. Lethal internal bleeding at such a young age and without a bullet or knife stab or such smells to me a lot like COVID-19, to be honest. Oddly, an issues not mentioned anywhere on the main media (not even on Wikipedia). Here, btw, is an article digging into the broad spectrum of coronavirus symptoms: The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ
Here goes how the oligarchy rigged the 2020 primaries and kills our democracy with a thousand cuts using political puppets in the monopoly of two corrupted major parties and mass media (for a look at the 2016 election theft click here):
Employing misinforming mass media. (pretending Bernie didn’t exist or was unpopular while glorifying corporatist corrupticians)
Censoring social media.
Running rigged opinion polls. (and misreporting them if necessary) Also blocking and/or editing exit polls.
Holding rigged debates barring establishment-criticizing candidates, replacing vital topics with distractive ones, soft-balling the establishment candidates and hard-balling the progressive ones.
Diluting progressive votes by adding fake-progressive candidates, and right before Super Tuesday pooling together all of the D-Party’s rank-and-file corporatist candidates’ voters while keeping fake-progressive Warren in the game past Super Tuesday to still chip away from Bernie’s voter base.
Running a weak, dishonest presidential impeachment (never meant to succeed) in order to take Bernie out of campaign rallies.
Rigging caucuses and primary elections by voter suppression (like voter purging, reduced polling stations in progressive districts), ballot chaos, uncounted proprietary ballots, a dishonest vote count app, fraudulent coin tosses, fraudulent mail-in votes from senior centers whose seniors don’t get to cast their ballots, plus rigged machine voting and rigged secret machine vote tallies. And timing this perfectly after Bernie’s high start to cancel people’s hope.
And when the pandemic came (by accident?), letting the timing of many state primaries and – even more importantly – of the general election continue without any delay in order to block Bernie campaign rallies, essentially forcing Sanders to suspend his nomination campaign.
(Did I leave out an important atrocity?)
Conclusion: It’s a death of democracy by a thousand cuts. Each cut shifting the officially reported results further and further away from the people’s actual desires and votes, and for the final finish adjust the official results via the secret ballot counts with pre-rigged or last-moment-hacked machines.
Necessary response: a People’s Union. To work and fight from the bottom for needed change. This can be linked up with communal charity and crisis organizations that deal with COVID issues, homelessness, unemployment, and so on. People helping other people leads to connecting ever more people who will push for needed change who can then soar in local politics, spread ideas, connect across the nation for a general strike that circumvents all the tricks and traps put in place in politics by the oligarchy and thus challenge the oligarchy with people power, pushing through our demands that the oligarchy’s political puppets block from acceptance in the political structures. In France, the Yellow Vest Movement gave us a hint how people power brought into play outside rigged electoral systems can achieve change. And, yes, during the coronavirus pandemic the movement in France is significantly (but not completely) taking a break and we here in the U.S. are also not in a good position to stream the streets right now. But when the pandemic is past we can. And in the meantime we can begin to organize.
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Once again, lots of highly informative videos that take a long time to search out like needles in a haystack. Major issues: declining jobs quality, the faulty mentality enjoyed and preached by the plutocrats (and boosted even still today by demented sociopathic Ayn Rand), overcoming it with thinking and language of change, the need for a wealth tax, and recent political battles (Warren/Biden/Pelosi/Bernie/Tulsi…), good and bad populism, and recommendable strategy for The People to win…
Stars & Channels: Bernie Sanders, Bill Moyers, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, New Hampshire Public Radio, Redacted Tonight, RJ Eskow, Rolling Stone, Secular Talk, TED, The Hill, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, The Real News Network, Vox, and more…
Pointless Work Economy (Declining Job Quality)
News: NAFTA 2.0 – No Significant Difference from 1.0
Todays Weirdness (produced by capitalism)
Warren’s Smear of Bernie (+ the Media Malpractice)
Economic Update: Capitalism Loves and Enforces Poverty
Candidates (+ data and insights on our country)
Grassroots Populism = Real Populism
Robber Barons Plutocracy & its Disastrous Self-Justification
Ayn Rand’s Antisocial Elitism
Time For Thinking Rather than Impulses
Language of Change
Dennis Kucinich: Bring America Home
Medicare for All
Humor: Another Political Aristocrat (Chelsea Clinton)
Understanding better our unequal society. And coming to realize that we need to create a nurturing environment that meets basic needs for everybody, rather than continuing to support a system that leeches everything away from almost everyone and places all that stolen prosperity into the vaults of a handful of king-like super-rich — plus their rich and upper-“middle-class” guards. A need to build strong, healthy communities as a basement for and part of revolutionary change before the catastrophic point of no return completely ends our future (the latter only a little discussed).
Since this holiday week produced less vital videos than usual, I dove through older ones that draw a comprehensive picture from which to grow our awareness and build plans.
Channels: Moyers & Company, hearus1, PBS NewsHour, Ubiquity, TEDx Talks, Bernie Sanders Campaign, PRIMO NUTMEG, Democracy Now!, CODEPINK, NonCompete, and more.
Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling) II
Education: Our Toxic Culture of Education
Socialism = Common Ownership (& Liberty from Lords)
Much on how we are being oppressed and kept to suffer in huge inequality and injustice… and how to fight for change to bring us universal common decency, fairness, liberty, and good lives… and how evil gangs fight back against such change… and the role of the National Security State. Enlightening news reports hidden from you on MSM channels, plus satire, humor, music, system analysis… Media not to miss. Watch, share, discuss, grow, and enjoy!
Stars and channels: CODEPINK, DW Documentary, Moderate Rebels, New Economic Thinking, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, thejuicemedia, Michael Brooks, The Real News Network, and more…
Satire: Quiet Supremacy
Song: Living in the Wasteland of the Free **
Fighters for Change: MLK & Bernie
Germany reporting on U.S. Poverty
Big or Small Government in Oligarchy
The Blue-Red One-Party System (Fascist Patriot Act Renewed)
Business Aristocracy Discussed
Change: Mild Tweaking Won’t Work
Interesting Pre-Election Conversation about Trump
Capitalism = Man-made Impediments against Living Decent Lives
U.S. Poverty so Underreported – Talk w/ the Poor People’s Campaign
World: Bolivia (History before the Coup, Current Coup Situation)
The #1 Reason for Socialism “Failure”
World: France Protests against the Precarious Life Today
Upside Down Lawfulness
Crumbling Society: Schools
Humor: U.S. Healthcare an International Joke
1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy
Australia is much like the U.S.:
Honest Government Ad | Quiet Australians ~ thejuicemedia
Remember hearing about a dubious election fraud in recent news? A very hard to believe tale used to justify a murderous coup? Yes, this was done to another country (Bolivia; recent weekend posts here tell a lot about it). What about our own “democracy” here in the U.S., though? Are we safe from election fraud?
What if we, yes us the people, rather than the rich establishment got to decide who gets on our ballots? What if we wrote in our desirable candidates on our ballots (in places where this permitted)? What if millions of us were NOT kicked off the voter rolls or hindered from voting by other tricks?
Well, once all those hurdles were overcome (if it’s possible at all), there would still be the issue of the vote count that Stalin told us is what really matters. Because if you control the vote count, you – not the voters – control the official results. So, are the election results we are told trustworthy? I say no. Our vote count is probably the most ridiculous in the world. I am not kidding. Keep reading. Continue reading “Let’s Fight Election Fraud”→
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. This week’s wakeful video collection starts with impressive songs dedicated to Bernie (revealing a grassroots movement) and ends with a song joining the white and brown people otherwise pitted against each other by the ruling top. In between there are amazing system analyzing and tactics exposing videos (covering both the U.S. and Latin America) such as one that exposes the deadly alliance between the oligarchs and religiously mind-warped people at the bottom, these top and bottom groups joined together to exalt themselves at an awfully utter expense to nations’ peoples humanity’s future. Also new insights on recent events and presidential candidates. And, of course, some stuff to read, too.
Stars and channels: musicians, Chris Hedges, Abby Martin (Empire Files), Krystal Ball (The Hill), The Grayzone, Michael Brooks, Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Jamarl Thomas (revealing why many elderly Blacks support Biden), Democracy Now!, The Real News Network, Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK, Inti Illimani and Quilapayun…
Bernie Songs ***
The Deadly Alliance ***
Hedge Funds Betting on the Coming Recession, Undermined Unions vs Strikes, … **
Why Some of the Establishment Opposes its Own Member (Trump)
Candidates (Fake Progressive Warren, Tulsi vs Harris, Biden, Trump)
Chris Hedges: Maintaining US Empire is bipartisan ~ RT America
By now, a growing number of Americans have become aware of how our intended democracy has become undermined by Big Money and turned into a sham where voter participation is essentially blocked by a twin party tyranny of the R- and D-Party, both working exclusively for the rich and their corporations, think tanks, and an army of 42,000+ registered lobbyists (plus many more unregistered ones) while dangling billionaire puppets in front of us as “our” candidates, excluding true people’s representatives from our ballots or rigging the elections when one does make it on the ballots. Some of us fight for honest candidates or try to take over one of these corrupt major parties from within (always failed, so far), fight for a new party that really represents us, or are even awake enough to fight against the massive election fraud committed by both major parties.
But an issue still often overlooked or smeared as “conspiracy theories” is an evil bureaucracy that also rules us, commits crimes in our name, and is unaccountable because even when we do manage to elect trustworthy representatives into Congress or the White House (or state and local governments), our various bureaucratic institutions are kingdoms of their own whose bosses are not elected, at best appointed by elected officials, but even then generally independent from those as these bureaucratic bosses have no term limits while our elected officials do. And even when the very top bosses are replaced by elected officials, they tend to be or later become lobbyists for the corporations they should regulate rather than serve, so they benefit from term limits and are even more reliably driven into the control by billionaires and their corporations – rather than being restrained by term limits – just like our term limited elected officials. (One reason why term limits aren’t really helpful to democracy, which makes the recent smear of Bolivia’s elected president as a “dictator” because he didn’t accept unconstitutional term limits in Bolivia a bit ironic — and sad, of course, when one looks at the violent mass murders and threats committed by his “political” opposition that is running a racist and fascist coup with support or even organized by OUR unaccountable bureaucratic bosses). Continue reading “Unaccountable U.S. Government Agencies”→