Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-04 (17 videos)

Summary: truths and ideas to share on the 4th of July (and later). 😉

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Second Thought, Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, J.J. McCullough, Roger Ray on CCCSpringfield, act.tv, Chris Hedges interviewing Nina Burleigh (On Contact), Russell Brand, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The Real News Network

Topics:

  1. Capitalism vs. Socialism among the Founding Fathers (a good one for the coming 4th of July) ***
  2. Capitalism = Technologically Advanced Feudalism **
  3. Shifting from Violence and Oppression Abroad to Decency, Compassion, and Health at Home **
  4. Non-Americans Respond In HORROR To US Healthcare System
  5. Empire: The U.S.A. Empire Base Standing so Alone
  6. Republican Evangelical “Christians”
  7. Amazing Talk on UBI and a Better U.S.A. and World ***
  8. True Democracy Would Not Only be in Politics
  9. Healthcare: The Odd Treatment of the Pandemic
  10. Our Deluded and Deluding Media and Political Parties
  11. Is Jeff Bezos a Child?
  12. Basic Public Services vs Being On One’s Own
  13. Former Cop Became a Cop Watcher
  14. News: More Lies That Were Handed to Frame Julian Assange
  15. Our System: Talking the Talk vs Walking the Walk
  16. Striking for a Proper Life – Room for Life
  17. Rest in Peace our Fellow Mike Gravel

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-17 (12 videos)

Top video: The American Dream was brought into existence by workers’ fights for decent lives. It then became abused to glorify capitalism and let the workers’ wins be reversed, leading to today’s nationwide disaster. Other issues dealt with in this week’s collection: deeper look into the capitol riot, the fake “left”, the war on free speech and free press, capitalist inefficiency, …

Stars and channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Chris Hedges, Second Thought, The Jimmy Dore Show, Ron Placone, The Hill, DiEM25, Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Topics:

Super Cool #1 Videos

  1. The American Dream – It’s Beginning and it’s following Abuse & Death ***
  2. Capitol Riot: Noteworthy Facts and Insights **
  3. Cool Dore & Hedges Conversation: The Fake-Left “Elite’s” Evil, The Evil Right’s Boost, the Dishonest Alliance by Mass Media, the Spark of Revolutions **
  4. Cool Jimmy Dore & Richard Wolff Conversation **

#2 Videos

  1. Free Speech: Internet Laws Crippling Free Speech and Free Press (2 vids)
  2. Killing Free Press by Torturing & Killing Julian Assange
  3. Economics: Capitalist’s Inefficiency from “Externalities”
  4. Ron Placone talking with Richard Wolff
  5. Brief Neat Remarks about the Corrupt Top and Non-Progressive “Progressives”
  6. Fighting for Pay Equity (stop the astronomic pay for corrupt CEOs)
  7. Rural Socialism

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-15 (13 videos)

Small compilation from this week because my new continued-education course keeps me busy day and night. Still, I did catch a small number of videos worth sharing, and their more narrow focus on the recent main events does well for this week, I believe. These main issues are the Corona Crisis, UBI-people-funding to address it (Thanks, Tulsi!), Bernie’s main flaw in his campaign, how bad Biden really is, and the ELECTION FRAUD that is currently anointing Biden despite of Bernie’s actual landslide win, and the path to a (new i.e. 3rd) People’s Party:

Stars & channels: Tulsi Gabbard, Kim Iversen, Chris Hedges & Lee Camp, The Hill, Nomiki Konst, Jimmy Dore, TED, and thejuicemedia.

Topics:

  1. Humor (PLUS GOOD TIPS): ‘Honest Government Ad’ on Coronavirus
  2. UBI to Help with Corona Crisis (Kudo Tulsi!)
  3. Bernie Needs to Fix his Campaign
  4. Wallstreet’s Jerk(oh) Biden
  5. Banking, Wall Street, & our Oligarchy
  6. U.S. Election Fraud Rampant to Defeat Bernie
  7. Wasted Gov Budget, Dictator’s Toolkit, and more… (Camp & Dore)
  8. Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange
  9. Why All People Must Have a Voice
  10. Chris Hedges & Lee Camp on These Primaries
  11. How to Successfully build a 3rd Party

 

1. Humor (PLUS GOOD TIPS): ‘Honest Government Ad’ on Coronavirus

A funny intro on a major not-so-funny topic dealt with in today’s post:

Honest Government Ad | Coronavirus: Flatten The Curve ~ thejuicemedia

 

2. UBI to Help with Corona Crisis (Kudo Tulsi!)

Cool Tulsi Interview by Jimmy Dore:

Tulsi’s Emergency UBI Plan & More For Coronavirus ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Below another Tulsi interview plus press release link are available.

Tulsi’s UBI plan for Corona Crisis (The Hill)

EXCLUSIVE: Tulsi Gabbard details UBI plan for crisis ~ The Hill

Press release: https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-tulsi-gabbard-introduces-resolution-calling-emergency-universal-basic

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The Pro and Con Arguments Regarding Democracy

While founders like Thomas Jefferson argued that the only way to ensure justice, fairness, and prosperity is to distribute power and voice among all the affected people; enemies of democracy, fairness, justice, liberty for all, and shared prosperity have always argued that human nature is evil, that democracy therefore becomes a horrendous “mob rule”, and that the best solution is a wise and benevolent ruling ‘elite’ managing a system that keeps wealth, power, and voice away from the majority of the people lest anybody but members of the ruling class (*cough* *cough* ‘elite’) get a say in anything. I just wonder… if human beings were indeed inherently evil, where would that wise and benevolent ruling class ever come from?   Continue reading “The Pro and Con Arguments Regarding Democracy”

Chris Hedges & Richard Wolff – Great Conversation (video)

Here are 28.5 minutes of a great conversation. Normally, I’d try to share a video of this length on a weekend (my video weekend posts), but it’s still kind of borderline in length and too good to place on so long a wait. So, without further ado:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff WARNING!! Why American Collapse is Only Just Beginning (Not Ending)”)

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Epiphany on the “Leftist Media” Myth

For ages I boggled at the right-wing claim of the corporate media being left-wing when ALL the corporate media were so obviously anti-left. How could right-wingers not recognize that ALL the mass media were propounding right-wing views while blocking, mocking, and smearing left-wing views? The math just didn’t add up to me.  Continue reading “Epiphany on the “Leftist Media” Myth”

The Party Fence Sitters

When I watch a video like Robert Reich’s piece on our economic decline (presented below), I have mixed feelings. I agree with much and find it good to share with many for a little economic nutshell that even the life-long brainwashed and continuously deluded among us may understand. However, it also irks me that he makes little strategic exemptions for the mainstream party he has been associated with all his life (and the administration he served in). It makes him a fence sitter when he leaves out that Bill Clinton also contributed to our decline and that $Hillary Clinton rigged the 2016 primaries away from Bernie Sanders whom the American People wanted and would have elected over Trump.

He shouldn’t leave out that – even though each country has dark and dumb elements – Bernie’s message of us needing a political revolution to overcome our economic rigging resonated better than Trump’s neo-fascist message that he is a strong and “wonderful” “leader” who is sooo much better than democracy and that blaming weak ethnic groups like immigrants and Muslims is all the cure we need.

There are always some who will buy such baloney, but not the majority of us. Our majority was deprived of its president, and also many other elected posts, as sadly has become the way our country is run. Reich himself hints at it when he draws politicians as puppets on strings held by the rich who pick who gets on the ballot and keep them loyal with continued bribes:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Big Picture: How We Got Into This Mess, And How Get Out of It I Robert Reich”)

It’s good to have such alternatives to the establishment’s main media. But for us to make true and real change, we will need a great shift from such fence-sitting so-so alternatives to the still largely unknown voices who go all the way, show the whole picture, point out the high aim we need, and pull few punches.  Continue reading “The Party Fence Sitters”

The Forces Behind the GOP Tax Scam (Video Report)

A fitting opening for this week where the latest tax scam will receive some scrutiny here (2 articles coming):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Exposes the Corruption Behind GOP’s Tax Reform Push”)

 

Ending Dissent in America (and All Chance of Liberty)

Scenes are popping up in America such as we are used to see in foreign dictatorships. Our founding fathers gave us the 1st Amendment (and several others) to protect us from a dictatorial government. We were always supposed to be free to peaceably assemble and petition our government. But now that our government has been bought up by the robber billionaires who already robbed us of economic freedom, political freedom is also being eliminated. Wake up to the United Tyranny of America.

Steve Grumbine who has been on a journey of political awakening, starting on the political right and gradually moving left, becoming a Bernie supporter in 2016, and nowadays challenging the false popular economic and monetary wisdom that keeps being used to deny us our fair economic share of our country (and thereby our lives, as well), recently gave a powerful speech about the now sharply rising assault on our right and ability to dissent:

(Note: sadly he posted this on Facebook. So, if it shoulld et deleted, you may not be able to search for it anywhere. If you try, maybe look for this description: “Free Speech, the Right to Assemble and the Chilling Effects of the Police State”)

Additional information:

  1. For details on the arrests and criminalization of about 200 people who may be facing years – or even decades – in prison by “guilt” of association or simply being at the wrong place at the wrong time (which is to say being in an American street — don’t ever commit that “crime”), you can read more here.
  2. Institutions, government practices, and laws to suppress free thought and speech: Goodbye, Freedom of Thought, Speech, Assembly, and Petition (Political Storm)
  3. Innocent until Proven Guilty? – Not in the U.S.A. – Not if you Dissent (Beanstock’s World)
  4. Criminalization of protest. Jaw dropping legislation passed in Oklahoma. Implications for real political movements significant and frightening. (Sane Progressive, video)
  5. Redacted Tonight 6/30/2017 episode (20:39 min in)

Also, if you missed it, please visit yesterday’s post on the root of our problems!

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