Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-26 (27 videos)

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…

Topics:

  1. Pointless Work Economy (Declining Job Quality)
  2. News: NAFTA 2.0 – No Significant Difference from 1.0
  3. Todays Weirdness (produced by capitalism)
  4. Wealth Tax
  5. Warren’s Smear of Bernie (+ the Media Malpractice)
  6. Bernie
  7. Economic Update: Capitalism Loves and Enforces Poverty
  8. Candidates (+ data and insights on our country)
  9. Grassroots Populism = Real Populism
  10. Robber Barons Plutocracy & its Disastrous Self-Justification
  11. Ayn Rand’s Antisocial Elitism
  12. Time For Thinking Rather than Impulses
  13. Language of Change
  14. Dennis Kucinich: Bring America Home
  15. Medicare for All
  16. Humor: Another Political Aristocrat (Chelsea Clinton)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-05 (27 videos) – Main Theme: Our Inequality

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.

Topics (Categories):

  1. Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling) II
  2. Education: Our Toxic Culture of Education
  3. Socialism = Common Ownership (& Liberty from Lords)
  4. Neoliberalism fuels Right-Wing Populism
  5. Billionaires: Are thieves legitimate “winners”?
  6. Iran (esp. the Recent U.S. Terror Strike)
  7. The Past & Future (and What to Do)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-08 (23 videos)

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…

Topics:

  1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy
  2. Song: Living in the Wasteland of the Free **
  3. Fighters for Change: MLK & Bernie
  4. Germany reporting on U.S. Poverty
  5. Big or Small Government in Oligarchy
  6. The Blue-Red One-Party System (Fascist Patriot Act Renewed)
  7. Socialist GOP
  8. Business Aristocracy Discussed
  9. Change: Mild Tweaking Won’t Work
  10. Interesting Pre-Election Conversation about Trump
  11. Capitalism = Man-made Impediments against Living Decent Lives
  12. U.S. Poverty so Underreported – Talk w/ the Poor People’s Campaign
  13. World: Bolivia (History before the Coup, Current Coup Situation)
  14. The #1 Reason for Socialism “Failure”
  15. World: France Protests against the Precarious Life Today
  16. Upside Down Lawfulness
  17. Crumbling Society: Schools
  18. Humor: U.S. Healthcare an International Joke

 

1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy

Australia is much like the U.S.:

Honest Government Ad | Quiet Australians ~ thejuicemedia

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Let’s Fight Election Fraud

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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”

Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-30 (20 videos)

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…

Topics:

  1. Bernie Songs ***
  2. The Deadly Alliance ***
  3. Hedge Funds Betting on the Coming Recession, Undermined Unions vs Strikes, … **
  4. Why Some of the Establishment Opposes its Own Member (Trump)
  5. Corruptician Crookery
  6. Candidates (Fake Progressive Warren, Tulsi vs Harris, Biden, Trump)
  7. Murderous Presidents in Power
  8. Mindset **
  9. Bolivian Coup: Visiting Bolivia to Find Out
  10. Brazil Update
  11. When White & Brown Join

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Unaccountable U.S. Government Agencies

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”

Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-24 (25 videos)

Neat videos: First, a great video on what human life is meant to be (egalitarian and natural!). Next, billionaires are systemically evil. And lots more on: the money aristocracy, awareness, state coups, “Dem” debates, “Dem” candidates (Bernie vs Warren, Tulsi vs DNC, Biden BS), billionaires vs free speech, separating anger from action to make change, our political choice between fascism and a better world, and, and, and, incl. some humor. 🙂

Stars & channels: Christopher Ryan, Jimmy Dore, The Grayzone, The Real News Network, Democracy Now!, Abby Martin (Empire Files), The Michael Brooks Show, Hard Lens Media, Krystal Ball (The Hill), Secular Talk, Yanis Varoufakis, NonCompete, and a bunch more…

Topics:

  1. Hunters & Gatherers’ Egalitarian, Social, Low-Work, Low-Worry & Low-Stress Life ***
  2. Billionaire = Evil **
  3. Money Aristocracy: Let’s Let Jeff Bezos Own the Whole Planet
  4. Stimulating Conversation on Awareness
  5. Bolivia’s Coup & its People’s Resistance
  6. “Dem” Debate Analysis
  7. Candidates (Bernie vs Warren, Tulsi vs DNC, Biden BS)
  8. Media (Speech Monopoly / Treatment of Protests)
  9. U.S. Schools & Teachers (shoved into the ditch)
  10. Political Stubbornness, Rich Selfishness, & One Choice: … **
  11. Populist vs Popular & Lying vs Snuggling Politicians
  12. Thoughts: Focus on a Better World
  13. Humor: Bolivia, Obama (“Don’t Hope!”)

 

1. Hunters & Gatherers’ Egalitarian, Social, Low-Work, Low-Worry & Low-Stress Life ***

There is a reason why in my critique of our abusive current system and promotion of a Good Life for All (incl. No Rich and No Poor but universal prosperity) system I regularly point at how our ancestors lived before resources-hoarding from agriculture and abusive large-population hierarchies ruined human life having us all born into a man-made hell to fizzle out our lives in:

How We Are Being “Civilized To Death” w/Christopher Ryan ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Comments:

  1. As far as our rapidly changing world goes, let’s not forget that those of us who grew up in the fifties, sixties, or possibly even seventies, grew up with the expectation of picking a profession, contributing to society in this profession throughout our working lives (stable working lives!!!), enjoy hobbies, maybe build or buy a home, and then retire in comfort for the last slice of our lives. But job security went away, retirement security went away. Even healthcare and education did. All was taken by the super rich to make themselves even richer. People like me have been crushed out of their jobs AND PROFESSIONS over and over and over again, losing all our lives savings every time, and seeing ahead of us a bleak future of a last phase of life in utter poverty and helplessness.
  2. As far as trying to return to where we came from goes, there isn’t only hunting and fishing (and other hobbies) that resemble H&G life, there are also other popular activities: parties, sports, and VACATIONS… socializing with other people, traveling around to see nature or villages or town and ruins never seen before. Vacations that aren’t staycations (that poor people like me are often limited to, if in fact we aren’t busy hunting for a new job) do indeed resemble the roaming H&G life! Travel-vacations are such a high mark in people’s lives and so incredibly relaxing and recharging for some reason, aren’t they?
  3. Our great ape relatives: Chimps resemble capitalism or (with the lack of hoardable resources) a simpler form of unequal authoritarianism. Bonobos (an evolutionary recent split from chimps) resemble the “Love not War” Hippie movement or communes that was perhaps sparked to no small extent by the development of birth control. We humans seem to have both instinctual MOs built in.
  4. And kudos for bringing up the vastly important topic so generally avoided: our dying phase that our greed-driven capitalist society is not at all prepared to handle with any form of dignity. An issue we must discuss because it is critical and can also help us tie ourselves together and dismiss the silly distractions with which we are lambasted daily by the establishment.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-19 (26 videos)

This weekend collection of wakeful videos has two main sections: (A) much on this week’s candidate issues (esp. real & false progressives) and (B) much on the forces that create right-wingers/neo-nazis and neoliberals/meritocracy-believers & hillbots — and if or how to deal with them. The first group is mostly created from people crushed onto the floor, the second mostly from upper middle-classers who won life’s lottery at least to some extent and are either contemptuous or dismissive and ignorant of those who didn’t. Then these two camps go at each other’s throats without realizing that they are being manipulated from the top to defend the status quo that causes all this division and endless suffering.

So much stuff, I had to move some to a ‘part B’ follow-up.

Topics:

  1. Bernie (Black Movement, Grassroots Organizer, Endorsements)
  2. AOC on a Just Society & a Planet to Live
  3. Mike Gravel’s Analysis: +Bernie, +Tulsi, -Warren
  4. Best Not to Waste Efforts on Hillbots
  5. Normalized Presidential Violations (Forget Impeachments)
  6. Big Money Buying Our Minds
  7. How People at the Bottom are Duped into Fascism
  8. What Makes the Lower White Working Class Dangerous
  9. How to Talk to Cultists (like Fascists)
  10. The False License to Dominate
  11. How & Why the “Christian” Right Was Manufactured
  12. Media War on Bernie & the American People
  13. Entertainment: Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’
  14. Humor: HRC BS
  15. Humor: Talking Back to an Establishment Shill
  16. Try Some Anti-Commercialism (Teen without iPhone)

 

1. Bernie (Black Movement, Grassroots Organizer, Endorsements)

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders
African Americans For Bernie Sanders  
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-13 (24 videos)

Such cool videos picked up this week! These weekly compilations are really worth sharing. So much wrong today. And so much improvement we can make happen. — Unfortunately, the 31 videos I picked out this week are just too many. I have postponed some for next week. Don’t miss them! 😉

Stars & channels: Bernie Sanders, The Humanist Report, John Spritzler, Be Inspired, TeleSUR, The Real News Network, Richard Wolff, Jimmy Dore, The Zero Hour, Michael Brooks, Ralph Nader, The Hill, LastWeekTonight, Democracy Now!, Redacted Tonight, The Hill, ItHadToBeSaid, and more…

Topics:

  1. Bernie (The Role in Life, Money out of Politics, MSM)
  2. Wage Slavery & The High Cost of Bad Leadership
  3. Our Manufactured E-Lives: Owned by Commercialism & “Smart” Phones
  4. Our Junk Economy: Wealth Accumulation by Dispossession
  5. Addressing Disparity with More of the Same
  6. No Left & Right: The ‘Elites’ Stick Together
  7. Inequality System (CEO Kings, Global World Oppression)
  8. Deified Greed
  9. Trumpoholics (Impeachable Offenses, Can his Impeachment Succeed?)
  10. Climate Crisis (Humor, Politics, XR Movement)
  11. World: Revolutionary Haiti, Uprising Ecuador
  12. Media: Real News Instead of Blabbermouths
  13. Why Russiahhh?!? (ahead of all other possible smears & excuses)
  14. Today’s American Depravity
  15. School as Prison & Boot Camp: Our Manipulation Starts in the Schools

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Watching Out for Progressives Getting Co-Opted

This has happened many times before in American History. The people who previously wanted to progress away from cruel, evil system setups were too unaware of the appeasement and co-opting tactics coming for them from the ruling establishment to stop them in their tracks. So, the following conversation should not be mistaken for an anti-Bernie or anti-AOC clip, but rather as the kind of alertness we all must adopt, Bernie, AOC, you, and me.

Elected figures like Bernie and AOC walk a tightrope in the sell-out party they have been running in, not daring to run outside it because the artificial barriers against independents are so criminally high. I understand why they sometimes believe they must make compromises with the ruling ‘elites’ or adopt a staying-silent strategy on serious issues; but we – the people – are NOT walking this tightrope, and we must make sure not to be lured into spoiled mentalities or bad compromises out of blind loyalty, because once we shift into those gray zones, our champions must shift there, too, or even deeper into them, in order to not loose their footing. We must distinguish between their political survival tactics and our political needs. We must stick firmly to our goals, so that at one point or another, our champions in politics can do the same. So, here is that wakeful conversation that raises alertness but lacks the add-on I just added:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Graham Elwood and the title: “Will Bernie & AOC Sellout Progressives? — The Political Vigilante”)

Let there be no doubt: Bernie has won a special place in my heart he is unlikely to ever lose, even when I think he makes a wrong strategic choice (as, for example, I did when he endorsed $Hillary instead of forming a people’s party like Abraham Lincoln did in a similar situation; or when he failed to expose the DNC’s rigging of the 2016 primaries; and when he fell in with the Russiahhhgate BS in order to cuddle up with a zombie-like dumb-witted half of the “D”-party base and to delay being lynched by the corporate media). I’d also want him to speak out for Julian Assange, a free press, and free speech for all, and speak out more readily against regime change attempts and similar global U.S. terrorism. I also see Bernie and AOC as being only partly along the way of “socialism” and especially AOC needing to learn more in that field. I can understand her tightrope walk, as well. I still like her a lot despite this and that shortcoming, hoping she will keep growing in the correct direction. I do keep alert to when people like her and Bernie make mistakes or are drifting towards or even over the line that divides fighting for justice and liberty for all from working for the status quo. We, the people, must grow smarter, more alert, and more demanding as time goes by. Our nation was ruined when entire generations of Americans went to sleep. I can hear some of our nation’s founders spinning in their graves.

I know, the video shared above is not easy to stomach for some of us. We don’t want our political champions to be hurt with possibly inappropriate attacks on their street cred. The point I am trying to make here is different: not to claim that Bernie and AOC have sold out or are going to do so. Nor to debate what mistakes they have ever made. (We all make mistakes. It’s human.) Rather, my point is that we, the people, must stand firm on our position so that our champions can build their fortresses there rather than having to let themselves be pulled further and further away by the establishment forces who have developed great expertise in doing this over the centuries. We must stay on the alert and call back our champions when they range too far. We, you, I, and millions of fellow Americans, play a much bigger role than we usually realize. Bernie has been trying to make us understand this. It’s time we do.

P.S.: By the way, if this video gave you some willies, the coming Video Weekend will rather please you with some remarkably nifty videos coming up. Keep your eyes peeled. 😉

 

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