Jesus Upside Down

Note: No video weekend today because I am utterly sick this weekend and had a tough week. So, here is a little article I drafted some time ago:

A weird but not uncommon mentality flaw (typically boosted and imposed by those in power) is: loving and admiring the rich, and despising the poor. This society warp has been around for some time. Even Jesus complained about it according to the Bible, making it pretty long ago by now. This is so badly wrong. We humans should always care about ALL humans (or even beyond!). And the poor are never poor by their own design but by the design from the rich. (And the rich have always (mis-)used religion to oppress the poor and protect their own selfish interests.

It’s ironic when people claim hat it is in fact very difficult for a rich person to live a virtuous life. It is actually much much easier for rich people to live virtuous lives, if they only tried. They cpulf gove away so much stolen wealth or even use it to set up stabilizing institutions. But they never do. I still have to meet one who does; hence Jesus’ promise that the rich will never go to heaven.

There is a nice comment I came across online (on dailykos, which is a platform I rarely look into because it so so DNC-allied; in other words allied with a corrupt elite; blasting Sanders in 2016 and 2020… still, sometimes (very rarely) good folks show up there). Here is the quote:

Jesus was asked by a virtuous rich man what ELSE he could do as he obeyed all the commandments. Jesus told the man the only thing the man needed to do was to sell everything he had and give it to the poor and then, “…come and follow me…” When the rich man refused to give up his riches, Jesus watched the man walk away in tears because the man was so tied to his comforts he could not give them up. Then Jesus turned to the crowd and commented, “Truly, it is harder for a rich man to enter the gates of heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle….” (Matthew 19:16-25).

Yes the next passage (Matt 19:26) is about Jesus’ apostles being astonished when he said that, and his comment that “with God all things are possible…” but again you have to understand it in the context of the times ~ and actually our times as well.

There is a mistaken belief that if you are rich than somehow God loves you more than poor people. This is something the rich hold over others’ heads with all three of these religions in spite of the very strict and quite clear mandate and morals that all say “You SHARE.”

I suspect the man referred to nowadays as Jesus having been one of history’s greatest grassroots activists for solidarity and societal justice, quickly executed by the criminal lords, and then repainted by wannabe lords (preachers / church masters) in alignment with the already existing lords into an alleged promoter for a god and angels and an afterlife. Real Christians would fight for democracy and a no rich and no poor egalitarian society. But where are they nowadays? Most supposed Christians now align themselves with the Hell on Earth power and wealth pyramid, making them Anti-Christians actually. So sad.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-12 (20 videos)

Summary: A flood of good reports, speeches, and discussions on various important topics. I finally managed to post them on Saturday, so you can enjoy them throughout the eintire Sunday. 🙂 — Asterisks used to mark the topics/videos I liked best.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad), The People’s Party, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Ron Placone, Aaron Maté), Secular Talk, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, Caitlin Johnstone, Anton Petrov, UNM (Chris Hedges), Second Thought, Sustainable Human (Lael Stone, Darcia Narvaez), …

Topics:

  1. Bad Biden and Harris
  2. Dangling Universal Healthcare Only for Getting Votes
  3. Identity Trickery to Control Us ***
  4. Socialism: Different Definitions and Levels
  5. People’s Party: National Call (good!) **
  6. Extreme Billionaire Tax Avoidance *
  7. Criminal Police State: Officers Allowed Violence Against Everybody
  8. WV Pressure Campaign on Corrupt Senator
  9. World: Syria & Media Update
  10. UFOs
  11. Awareness & Compassion ***

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-25 (11 videos + 3 clips)

This week: mostly capitalism, esp. financial capitalism and bad vs healthy culture. Also Medicare for All.

Not coming across numerous good new videos on commonly good channels, I did some hard online searching and thus discovered two new channels (Sustainable Human and JENerational Change). Several neat videos from these channels are shared here today.

Stars & channels: Sustainable Human (Chris Hedges, Jon Stewart, Stephanie Kelton, Jon Jondai, Paul Piff), Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff & Marcelo Vieta), The Jimmy Dore Show, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (and Richard Wolff), DiEM25 (Yanis Varoufakis), JENerational Change

Topics:

  1. The Cult Of Crazy Self (by Chris Hedges) ***
  2. Destroying the World and Making Lives Harder and Harder vs Returning to Normal Lives **
  3. How Big Wealth Makes People Bad (by Paul Piff) **
  4. Learning from Argentina How to Rescue Jobs ***
  5. Government Dishonesty Regarding COVID-19
  6. Need to Change Our Economic Mentality
  7. Labor vs Profits, Better Lives vs Richer Lords
  8. Lives Built on Sand (by Jon Stewart) *
  9. Real Wealth vs Debt-Based Money *
  10. Financial Feudalism (by Yanis Varoufakis)
  11. Medicare For All – Pushing Back Against the Private Health Insurances’ Propaganda & Lies

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-11-08 (16 videos)

For others short on time, here is another weekly share of cool videos dealing with our issues. Main theme: Now, after another pointless election switching back and forth between two corrupt parties, how can we make real change happen, aiming at a good life for us all.

Stars and channels: Movement for a People’s Party (esp. Nick Brana), The Jimmy Dore Show (also Nick Brana), Second Thought, Chris Hedges (UNM, Goethe), Second Thought, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work AND other channels), Paul Morrin, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, AJ+, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Thom Hartmann Program, The Real News Network.

Topics:

  1. TRUMP LOST! Now What? (Answer: Build a People’s Movement & Party)
  2. Skewed American Work/Life Balance
  3. Chris Hedges on Our Destructive Culture Made for Profit
  4. Corrupt Capitalism Exposed in the Pandemic
  5. Bubonic Plague: Feudalism → Capitalism; COVID: Capitalism → ?
  6. People Party’s National Call: Great Insights ***
  7. An Irish Man Calling for a Revolution (that he calls communist… a much abused label)
  8. The Corrupt Rich Covering Their Bets in a Twin-Party System
  9. Funny Attempts to Tweak the Vote Counts
  10. “Democrats” Continuing to Loose Congress Seats
  11. Examples of Offed Corrupticians and Historic Cases of People-Friendly Rich
  12. Fakery Getting R Votes from Working People
  13. Worker Exploitation Now Enhanced in California
  14. Police State: Rich Above the Law, Non-Rich Jailed for Nothing
  15. Latest Nick Brana Interview with Jimmy Dore ***

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