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 2019-12-22 (25 videos)

Many issues: how to build deep change and regain democracy, anti-corruption efforts, the crumbling mass media, capitalist fundamentalism, corrupticians, awakening evangelicals (imagine that!!!), a presidential candidate promoting human values over profits, T-impeachment BS and weirdness, #M4A, asking if billionaires should exist, what war profiteering does to us, and three funny videos, as well. The biggest topic this time (6 videos) is the kind of living in our times at different levels of our dungheap society.

Stars & Channels: David Hoffman, Democracy At Work, InsideOut TV, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Secular Talk, The Grayzone, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, RJ Eskow, and several more…

Topics:

  1. Movements: How to Build Deep Change and Regain Democracy **
  2. Corruption: Cenk Uygur’s Anti-Corruption Run for Congress
  3. Media (Shrinking MSM, The Press Killing Itself)
  4. Capitalism (Capitalist Fundamentalism, Capitalism Pros & Cons & Libertarians)
  5. Fascism: Irrationalized Loyalists Promising Violence
  6. Candidates (Gaslight-Corrupticians, Yang for Human Values, Awakening Evangelicals)
  7. Trump Impeachment (Establishment Tools, Impeachment Weirdness)
  8. Medicare for All: Making Sense
  9. Human Purpose: Should Billionaires Exist?
  10. Empire: Talking to a Vet
  11. Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling)
  12. Humor (US Retirement & Bernie, Our Con Congress, Cartoonish Villains in Politics)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-15 (18 videos)

Much on the global rich ‘elite’ ruining our country (the U.S.) and other countries, currently outright mauling Latin America again; its war on justice & free press; and Saudi Arabia’s terror regime. Also one of capitalism’s built-in flaws. Also Bernie’s chances in the general election and a really interesting conversation with Andrew Yang on the almighty dollar. Also the R&D dog and pony show in Congress.

Stars & Channels: Democracy At Work, DMRegister, Kim Iversen, PBS NewsHour, redfish, Secular Talk, The Grayzone, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, thejuicemedia (“Honest Government Ad”), The Real News Network, RJ Eskow, and more…

Topics:

  1. Satire: Nice Neoliberal Christmas Vacation Spot
  2. Our War Criminals (and their war on justice & free press)
  3. Our “Great” Sh*t Economy (with 44% earning ~$18,00)
  4. Monopoly & Disasters built into Capitalism
  5. The Evil Global Elite Playing with our Heads & Lives
  6. Police-Mafia (police state for profit)
  7. Candidates: Bernie’s Chances & Andrew Yang on the Almighty Dollar
  8. The Dog and Pony Show in Congress
  9. World: Insights on Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia

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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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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 2019-11-16 (26 videos)

Highlights: An excellent (Hedges & Street) discussion over why we need a true people’s party rather than what we now have, a great video on taxing the rich, a clip about the true reason for the Trump impeachment, revealing issues on candidates (Warren, Tulsi, Yang, Bernie), and, and, and… AND much info on last weekend’s coup in Bolivia plus other world issues.

Stars & Channels: BadEmpanada, Breakfast Club, Chris Hedges (On Contact), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Democracy Now!, goingundergroundRT, Michael Brooks, Press TV, Secular Talk, Stansberry Research, The Grayzone, Krystal Ball (The Hill), Jimmy Dore, The Rational National, and more…

Topics:

  1. Why We Need a True Left Rather than the “D”-Party (Hedges & Street) ***
  2. The “Democratic” Party Against Medicare for All
  3. Taxing the Rich Properly ***
  4. The R-Like D-Party Establishment Bailing out The Banks Instead of Us
  5. SJW Hypocrisy
  6. Rich Farts Celebrating Digital Technocracy
  7. Economic Update: Stocks, Yellow Vest Revolution, Medicare for All
  8. World: Bolivia’s Fascist/Racist/Colonialist Coup
  9. World: Brazil’s Bernie, France’s Blue Vests, Britain’s Bernie…
  10. Murderous Socialism and/or Capitalism (Soviet Union, UK, & U.S. Facts)
  11. Assange: FINALLY an Australian Discussion
  12. Laws & Police to Harass People
  13. The True Reason for the Trump Impeachment
  14. Candidates: Warren (Mask Off), Andrew Yang (Interview), Tulsi (Medicare for All)
  15. Bernie Reality

 

1. Why We Need a True Left Rather than the “D”-Party (Hedges & Street) ***

… one that starts organizing from the ground, allying with people in need, boosting them, and growing a political movement from there rather than bickering about a twittering corrupt president in a totally corrupt upper structure that he is a natural product of.

On Contact: Resistance & the Left with Paul Street ~ RT America (On Contact)

Note: This reminds me of what is happening in West Virginia.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-03 (23 videos)

It’s really cool that more and more women are coming out of their traditional closet to speak up and stand up against the corruption and rot of our system – or are finally paid attention to. And, finally this time, the so often forgotten elderly and their terrible sufferings are revealed. And guess which candidate cares about them?

Stars & Channels: Abby Martin (Empire Files), The Real News Network, The Zero Hour, Bernie, John Spritzler, TeleSUR, JRE Clips, Michael Brooks, Hard Lens Media, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, A Current Affair, PBS NewsHour, VICE News, AJ+, Nina Turner…

Topics:

  1. Companies Rule the World
  2. Neoliberal Fearmongering to Divide Us
  3. The Old Age Misery in America
  4. Temp Work Used as a Picket Line against Workers
  5. Corporate America: Profits over People’s Lives
  6. How the Rule of Money Miserably Shapes Society
  7. The Path from Police Brutality to State Terrorism
  8. Edward Snowden on Mobile Phones Surveillance
  9. World News: Overlooked Uprisings World-Wide
  10. All the People(s) are Beginning to Rise Up
  11. Candidates: Biden, Warren, Trump, Bearnie, $Hillary, Tulsi
  12. Bernie: End Corporate Greed Press Conference
  13. Whistleblowers are Heroes, Not Spies | None-of-the-Above Voting
  14. Despotic Government Bullying True Journalists
  15. Another Funny Fox Failure: Reaganite to the Left! Panel SCREAMS!

 

1. Companies Rule the World

… and 80% of TV news stories are manufactured in public relation firms working for governments and the corporations (i.e. the nebulous rich rulers behind these scenes):

Giants: Who Really Rules The World?
Empire Files

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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 2019-10-06 (22 videos)

Imagine taking a modern online course to become astute in politics and economics, learning what is wrong with our system and how to fix it. That’s exactly what the Wakeful Video Weekend series amounts to, both new and old episodes. My suggestion: watch or listen, share and discuss. (and maybe even voluntarily donate to Beanstock’s World for all that hard curating work)

Channels: TEDx Talks, The Real News Network, Democracy At Work, The Michael Brooks Show, Rebel HQ, Democracy Now!, The Hill, John Spritzler, The Jimmy Dore Show, Corbett Report, and many more.

Topics:

  1. Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?
  2. Non-Rich Lives: Spending all our Lifetime Not Living! ***
  3. U.S. Poverty: Both Old & Poor And Mostly Kept Secret
  4. Sick Society: The Capitalist Disease
  5. Fascism as Flattery
  6. Neoliberalism: Neoliberalism in Short
  7. The Soviet Economy
  8. Status Quo: Murder by Capitalism & Revolution vs Reformism
  9. Truth & Lies: Real vs False Flag Whistleblowers
  10. Elections: The Electoral College Favors Swing States, Not Rural Americans
  11. Candidates: Bernie, Biden, Warren… True Progressive vs Fakes
  12. Strategy: Why the D-Party SoSo-Works with Bernie Sanders
  13. Money in Politics: The R & D Parties’ Race to the Bottom ***
  14. No Piecemeal But a Big Determined Movement Needed
  15. U.S.A. is a Paid Servant of Murderous Saudi Regime
  16. Humor: X-Rated Politics (Jimmy Dore)
  17. Ancient Wisdom (Fables)

 

1. Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?

Can America Let Go Of Being Number One?
AJ+

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-28 (21 videos)

Plenty to cry and laugh, celebrate, or be awed. 21 superb videos harvested this week. If you missed them, don’t miss them now. Main themes: climate crisis, communal revolutions, system flaws, the “elite’s” myths, Medicare for All really is #1, divisiveness, rich vs poor, capitalism, and the American egalitarian spirit.

Stars & channels: Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough, Bernie, Richard Wolff, The Humanist Report, AJ+, Peter Coffin, The Grayzone, politizane, Libertarian Socialist Rants, Tovarishch Endymion, John Spritzler, Jimmy Dore, and more.

Topics:

  1. The Climate Crisis (Planet Plea, Political Criminals, Greta Thunberg)
  2. Communal Revolution (Awesome!)
  3. U.S. Territories
  4. The System Flaws vs Bootstraps
  5. Private Insurances in no Way Preferable to Medicare for All
  6. Economy (Economic Dictatorship, Socially Divisive Markets)
  7. Media: Parroting Talking Points
  8. Domestic Terrorism by the National Security State
  9. Wars to Make the Rich Richer
  10. Evil “Centrists” vs Medicare (Flagship Biden)
  11. Capitalism (Wealth Distribution, Work ‘Rewards’, & Odd Ownership)
  12. The United States of Egalitarians
  13. Humor (Hillary 2020, ‘No’ Child Left Behind)

 

1. The Climate Crisis (Planet Plea, Political Criminals, Greta Thunberg)

Plea For The Planet

David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg’s plea for the planet
World Economic Forum

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