Video Weekend 9-23-2017 (8 Videos)

Once again, a collection of fine videos to brighten your weekend with enlightenment and fuel for our political revolution:

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Jimmy Dore and Lee Camp together. A fine duo. Unfortunately, I felt they had both made the same statements before, and better, when they did them alone and better prepared. Still, I like what comes up 14:20 minutes into this clip (asking why you would donate to the “Democratic Party” when its primaries are rigged by its own admission!). The talk then moves to the topic of our rigged debates keeping out third parties… handcuffing presidential candidates to keep them away from the rigged debates… and record climate events in the past two months. Later Lee Camp, talking about Bannon, reveals how our corporate media lift up right-wingers by allowing only THEM to criticize corruption even though they are part of it):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jimmy Dore On The Corporate State And The Power Of The Petrodollar “)

 

II.
Political wrangling surrounding Bernie’s Medicare for All bill:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Some Democrats Are Pretending Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Doesn’t Exist “)

 

III.
The usual lies about healthcare costs and single-payer:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Aetna CEO is Scared To Death of Single-Payer”)

Debunking one of the biggest lies: No, single-payer coverage such as Medicare for All is not single-provider healthcare, meaning a government-run healthcare, but merely a government-secured payment system. So, you can pick and choose your doctors as before, except this time their will be no question whether or not you can pay. It is simply our government doing its sworn duty to look out for its citizens.

 

IV.
Cha-Ching:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Obama Enriches Self With Back Room Oil Deal”)

 

V.
We have a responsibility not only for ourselves to fix our country:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Propaganda Buries Facts & Manipulates Emotions – Abby Martin with Chris Hedges”)

Various revelations about our country’s dark history. Also: an interesting and creepy revelation from former war correspondent Chris Hedges. He explains how the despotic regime in a foreign country went through the same motions as our southern states with their glorification of the Confederation: basically, when people are getting desperate over their worsening lives, give them a myth to feel good about, the better to control them. In our case, that myth would be the ‘noble heroism’ of our civil war’s slavery defenders, building up a white-against-black and south-against-north mentality that keeps us from uniting against the blood-sucking establishment controlling and exploiting us from above. The more divided we are, the better controlled from the top we are.

 

VI.
An older but very nice conversation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Cornel West and Richard Wolff talk about Capitalism and White Supremacy”)

How much better off are freed slaves when they become enslaved by a wage slavery system? When one king of a company can hire and fire you, abuse you, rip you off and make you lick his boots – and every alternative job is just as bad – it is anathema to democracy!

 

VII.
Nice historic review of the last century of our economy and politics – the New Deal and its repeal:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Full Show 11/11/15: How Reaganomics Killed America’s Middle Class”)

Conclusion: we can’t keep a golden age after getting it, if we don’t topple the plutocrats who will roll back everything to resume their godlike status among a sea of serfs. The pendulum will always swing back to the dark side if we do nothing to lock it in place.

 

VIII.
And not to forget: the environment we depend on. One thing apparently forgotten in this conversation was the great danger that lies in our getting the permafrost soil to melt, releasing huge amounts of methane, which is a far worse greenhouse gas than CO2. Basically, we are terraforming ourselves off this planet:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “After Maria “Obliterates” Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy”)


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Why Bernie isn’t a “Democrat” — Or: The DP is not a People’s Party

Bernie Sanders has been working hard to revitalize and reform the “Democratic” Party. He has been trying to return it to the New Deal policies, or its core values, as some people see them. Success has been partial and run into a wall, however[1][2][3], and Bernie keeps being criticized by the “Democratic” leadership for not being a member of the party. This is not surprising when you take a closer look at what kind of party the “Democratic” Party really is.  Continue reading “Why Bernie isn’t a “Democrat” — Or: The DP is not a People’s Party”

The Mentality of our Selfish Politicians and their Crowd

Oh, yes… the mind-warping power of privilege… Once again, a recorded political conversation inspired me to take the conversation further among us. The below interview is quite interesting (despite for, if you ask me, too much apologetics for the Hillary camp from a guy who can’t quite leave his bubble of privilege). What makes it interesting is an insider’s insight into in the layer of society from which our self-serving politicians derive. The most interesting part starts around 15:30 minutes into the clip:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Corporate Democrats Have a Vested Interest in Not Listening to Workers – RAI with Thomas Frank (¼)”)

The a deeper insight into our ruling class that we can draw from this is the following:  Continue reading “The Mentality of our Selfish Politicians and their Crowd”

Yes Men DNC Stunt and Tips for a Party Takeover

Here is an interesting conversation about the Yes Men’s funny DNC stunt and tips for a party takeover:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Interview With The Yes Men Following Their DNC Prank”)

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Video Weekend 8-12-2017 (6 Videos): 2 x Jimmy Dore, 3 x Richard Wolff, and 1 x Chris Hedges with Kshama Sawant

Welcome to another political video weekend keeping you safe from dumbing down via spectator sports or corporate “news” casts. As I am buried under a medical family emergency, this time there are few comments from me.

This one starts a bit slow, but about 14:45 minutes into the video it starts getting better and better and eventually really good:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democrat’s “Better Deal” Is Just Another Sh*t Sandwich”)

 

Jimmy Dore on breaking up monopolies – the one swamp-draining act any President can do without congress (are you hearing this Trump?):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The One Thing Democrats’ Better Deal Gets Right”)

 

A historic review of capitalism and socialism:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Global Capitalism: Capitalism vs Socialism Today [August 2017]”)

Richard Wolff sez: Capitalism = a tiny group of people called employers running the show for a mass of people who are employees. No wonder it couldn’t bring liberty, equality, and fraternity (the high ideals of the French Revolution) – “because at the core of the society, the production of the goods and services without which we can’t live (food clothing, shelter, all of that), right there in the organization of production, there is a tiny group of people, the board of directors, the big capitalist, the owner… , and a mass of people who come to work and do the work nine to five, 5 days a week, until they retire, get a watch and drop dead. Or in a different order some times.” (I’d like to add that nine to five is pretty much a thing of the past by now.)

 

A mix of humor and deep insights into the dirty tricks of our money aristocracy (Hey, did you know how our mega-corporations cheat us out of their taxes through their offshore money stashing?):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Prof. Richard D. Wolff – Capitalism and Socialism have failed. Now what?”)

 

Another good Richard Wolff video. This one is short (and on how, in the U.S., we traditionally blame the victims of poverty and worship those who make them poor):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Blaming the Poor and Worshiping the Rich – Richard Wolff”)

 

Going back in time (by about a year), a smart review of the rigged 2016 primaries, back when they were coming to their end, and a prescient suggestion of us having to form a new party:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kshama Sawant: How to counter establishment politics (On Contact with Chris Hedges)”)

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With friends like Democrats, Who Needs Republicans? (Jimmy Dore + Commentary)

With friends like these so-called “Democrats” (D-corporatists), who needs enemies (R-corporatists)?

In Jimmy Dore’s video below, meet another crook or two from our Impossibility Party (the “Democratic” Party). It shoes us how the twin-party tyranny leaves us with no option within traditional voting and much reason for a new party Continue reading “With friends like Democrats, Who Needs Republicans? (Jimmy Dore + Commentary)”

The Nature of our Duopoly Voters: Rep “Values” & Dem Blindness

Yesterday, I came across an interesting article which attempts to explain why many Republican voters seem to consistently vote against their own interests, thereby supporting a political party which works exclusively for the rich and throws everybody else under the bus, including these voters. For an example the article points at Trump’s war on our healthcare coupled with continuing loyalty to him.

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Video Weekend 6/10/2017: Bernie on Fire, Hillarite Myths Debunked, Anti-Science Policies, Slavery = Freedom of the Masters, Tulsi Stepping Up, Mass RepExit of Millennials…

For your weekend enjoyment:

The Humanist Report gives a good treatment of Bernie’s New Budget Criticism (13 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Goes H.A.M. on Trump’s Budget Director”)

 

Jordan Chariton debunks some Hillarite myths (the idea: force Dem apparatchiks to face reality and do honest politics) (10 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary Slams DNC After They Rigged Primary For Her!”)

 

Anti-Science Schooling and Taking My Slaves Away = Taking Away My Freedom (7 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kids Will Now Take “Anti-Science” Classes”)

 

Tulsi has balls (pun possibly intended) (17 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Tulsi Gabbard Refuses Bribes & An Acknowledgement of Sanders’ Influence”)

 

Millennials are FLEEING The Republican Party In Droves (12 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Millennials are FLEEING The Republican Party In Droves”)

 

Bernie Sanders VS John Kasich (R)! (5/17/17) FULL DEBATE… Both almost agreeing on people deserving to be treated as people rather than commodities or obstacles as the neoliberals and neocons tend to do (55 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders VS John Kasich! (5/17/17) FULL DEBATE”)

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A Right-Wing Argument against Trumpcare 2.0 and for Universal Healthcare

Editor’s Note: As I keep saying, I don’t live in a left-right or conservative-liberal mental cage. I fight against injustice and human predators, against a parasitic establishment and for the people — in other words for what is right. I believe that, if we put aside petty differences (like party divisions) and accept basic human ethics and common sense as a shared norm, most of us will agree on most major issues. A case in point: on Friday, I argued from my often labeled-as-“leftist” position against the mass-murdering Trumpcare 2.0 and for the morally and economically sound Medicare for All. Today, we have a guest appearance of someone arguing for Medicare for All from a right-wing position. — Dirk Droll

So, without further ado, here is Jon Saltzman’s argument for universal healthcare, first published 05-04-2017 on Political Storm and reprinted here with his permission:

Continue reading “A Right-Wing Argument against Trumpcare 2.0 and for Universal Healthcare”

Russia or the Establishment? — Who’s Our True Enemy?

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So, the manipulators for the oligarchy keep trying to get us to exhaust our energies over getting Trump impeached. And what then? Corporatist white supremacist Mike Pence? Another Shillary Clinton? Would that really help us making ends meet? Would we thereby no longer have to work longer hours for less pay? Would our corporate funded-politicians start listening to us and our needs again? Would our elections magically stop to be rigged against us, not even allowing us candidates we approve of? Continue reading “Russia or the Establishment? — Who’s Our True Enemy?”