Truthful News Weekend 2022-08-26 (12 videos)

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Summary: the bad system and culture we live in, and ideas to improve our culture and system; also growing awareness and protests and third party developments.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The School of Life, Forward with Andrew Yang, Second Thought, Dr. John Campbell, The Real News Network, Democracy Now!, Rare Earth, The Jimmy Dore Show (Aug 21, 2022)

Topics:

  1. Capitalism’s Instability *
  2. Schools Should Deal with Difficult Childhoods to Improve Adult Lives *
  3. Andrew Yang & Jesse Ventura Discussing Making a Strong Third Party
  4. Capitalism Makes a Lot of People Starve **
  5. Maybe New Possible Anti-Depression Medication
  6. Police Continuing to Strangle People for no Reason
  7. Wars, Colonialism, Enslavement, Tyranny, Imperialism
  8. Some Anti-Democracy and Free Speech Issues
  9. Why European Farmers Are Protesting
  10. Capitalist-Fascist Imperialism Rewarding Mass Murderers
  11. Class Issues Understood over Left-Right Splittings *
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-07-09 (11 videos)

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Summary: insights on our corrupted society, politics, and massive propaganda and how to build people power (plus some article links)

Stars and channels: The Community Church of Boston (Chris Hedges), DW News, Sky News, The Jimmy Dore Show, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Our Changing Climate, Ralph Nader Radio Hour

Topics:

  1. Mindboggling Speech by Chris Hedges in 2020 ***
  2. U.S. Shootings on 4th of July this Week (2022)
  3. Incredibly Massive Propaganda Drumming Upon Us via Media and Social Media
  4. Dems Illegally Kick 3rd Parties Off Ballots
  5. Richard Wolff: Avoiding Harmful Capitalist Cycles in Co-ops
  6. People Power: Dutch Country Example
  7. Capitalism being a Hunter and Scavenger
  8. Structured Evil Corporate Culture
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-05-13 (11 videos, commented)

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Summary: neofeudalism and its culture, failed state, bad sanctions, worsening future, terrible school system, homelessness made for profits, effective grassroot actions

Stars and channels: Second Thought, Center for Global Justice, Renegade Inc. interviewing Michael Hudson, The Jimmy Dore Show, Sorelle Amore Finance, Sabby Sabs, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Renegade Inc.

Topics:

  1. Good Comparison of Feudalism, Capitalism, and Socialism ***
  2. How and Why our Failed State Cannot Recover *
  3. The Failing Sanctions Altering the World
  4. Brazil, Saudia Arabia, China, Russia adapting against the U.S.
  5. Social Credit System (a terrible future being attempted) **
  6. Independent Candidates and Actually Effective Grassroot Actions *
  7. Teachers Not Allowed to Make a Positive Difference **
  8. Home Office Work Made Less and Less Livable *
  9. Neoliberalism Being a Societal Narcissism/Sociopathy Culture
  10. Capital is Not Just a Thing But a Process
  11. Economic Update: Housing – Human Right VS System Failure *
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-10-10 (13 videos)

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Summary: current economy trouble, good vs bad Christianity, MIC, robbed housing, and making change

Stars and channels: Roger Ray on CCCSpringfield, Second Thought, The Jimmy Dore Show, Wendover Productions, Benji, Richard Wolff and David Harvey on Democracy At Work, thejuicemedia (“Honest Government Ads”), Marianne Williamson, Sustainable Human, NonCompete

Topics:

  1. A Real Christian’s View of Rich and Poor
  2. Historic Shift of American Christians to the Right (i.e. Anti-Christianity)
  3. Genocidal Tyranny & Utter Disrespect of The People
  4. Crapitalism: What’s Behind our Current Products Shortage & Insane Prices
  5. The Delay/Shortage Chain Reaction in Just-In-Time Supply Chains
  6. The Intentional Part of our Current Inflation
  7. Rations as Market Safety Belts
  8. Profit Calculation
  9. Affordable Housing Bought Away by the Money Lords
  10. Military Squandering across the Globe
  11. Making Beneficial Changes in our Past and in Other Countries
  12. Resisting Radical Evil
  13. An Ashamed American
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Making Homeowners Homeless via Property Taxes

(Note: the Video Weekends are currently stalled because of my relocation — in the worst case this blog may pause for some weeks while I lack both time and Internet access)

Have you been mulling over a wealth tax? Are you aware of the wrong kind of wealth tax that has long been in place, not to take back from the thieving rich but to ravage people’s shelter from the elements? Listen to this report video and read my comments below:

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit’s Black Homeownership ~ The Real News Network (Jan 16, 2020)

Comments:

While Detroit hit municipal bankruptcy (as other cities will), it is not the only place where property taxes strangle people who oh-so-facetiously claim to need a roof over their heads. It is really terrible how we American people get gouged and mauled from the top (the rich in cahoots with their political puppets). We try hard to escape some of the rentier gouging by getting to own our homes, but the money lords’ banks often demand about twice the homes’ alleged prices in pay when we take a mortgage (because the interests and compound interests can double the price of the loan the banks make possible with money made by them out of thin air). In addition, the banks play games like stock-market-gambling subprime mortgages and also illegitimate foreclosings on people who did make their mortgage payments on time. And communal governments also ravage us even when we finally DO own our homes. Even then we can get evicted and foreclosed, having our home and entire life’s savings taken away in one big swoop “justified” with property taxes that should not be imposed on people’s homes any more than on the air we breathe.

Imagine toiling all your life to own a home so that when you become too old and sick to pay rent you think you will be safe from having paid off your mortgage and escaped bank foreclosure. But then the local town government forecloses on you because you can’t pay its willy-nilly-rated and even inflated property taxes when you cannot earn an income anymore. Honest property tax should be imposed on luxury property only, such as huge private lands, private jets, fleets of giant luxury yachts, and excessive Wall Street stocks. We should get excessive wealth taxed, not people’s shelters from the elements.

And regard the amazing 18% interest rate a town government imposes on tax payment lag at an age where we working people are lucky if we get a mere 1.2% interests on savings (while paying a cash advance interest rate of 36% to a credit card baron). Holy moly! Maybe we need a new inequality term called “money market inequality”, where the money-gambling banksters and other rich creeps and their political puppets can gouge people at 18% interest rates or 36% (or even a lot more*) while people who have to toil for their living can’t even get 2% on any penny-pinching savings if they manage to scrape away some savings at all in this institutionalized inequality system.

* What’s a lot more? Full payment on payday loans is due on the borrower’s next payday, which typically is around two weeks. Payday lenders usually charge interest of $15-$20 for every $100 borrowed (within those 2 weeks!!!). Calculated on an annual percentage rate basis (APR) – the same as is used for credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, etc. – that APR based on late repays then ranges from 391% to more than 521% for payday loans, making desperate poor working people pay the highest loan interests of all — insanely high rates of having to pay back more than five times what you borrowed in some cases! (one info source: https://www.thebalance.com/average-credit-card-interest-rate-4772408 )

We definitely need a proper wealth tax that recovers the accumulated loot of the rich thieves in human society, not home property taxes that steal even more from common people into the pockets of the super rich. Huge systemic inequality is like cancer in human societies. We should all be opposed to it and get rid of it. If any rich person read this, I ask you to look in the mirror while you mull over it.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-18 (11 videos)

Informative, thoughtful (and shocking!) videos from this week with added written information. Main issues: pandemic, thievish oligarchy, war crimes, people’s party.

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), On Contact (Chris Hedges, William I. Robinson, Richard Wolff), New Economic Thinking (Morris Pearl ), Al Jazeera English, CGTN America, Channel 4 News, BBC News, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The People’s Party

Topics:

  1. The Global Corporatist Police State **
  2. The Anti-Social Anti-Democratic Setup of Capitalism **
  3. Where the Stimulus/Rescue Money Comes from and Goes To **
  4. A Little Moral Awakening Among a Few Millionaires
  5. World: Political/Economic & Pandemic Chaos in Peru
  6. COVID Spike in India Related to Ignoring Safety Measures
  7. Dying Veteran’s Strong Letter to Bush & Cheney **
  8. People’s Party National Call This Week: You May Apply as Candidate *

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-12-27 (16 videos)

Contents: Our corrupt system and politicians, the top raiding the rest of us, fighting back from the bottom to end the corruption and mental warp (incl. in the police).

Stars & Channels: George Carlin (After Skool); The Jimmy Dore Show; Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work); After Skool; NonCompete; Andrew Yang & Ryan Knight; Jason Kafoury, David Michaels & Ralph Nader; Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos; Taya Graham (The Real News Network); Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk)…

Topics:

  1. Graphic Speech: George Carlin Was so Much Ahead of Us
  2. The Top Raiding the Rest of Us Using COVID as an Excuse
  3. Current Stimulus Bill Pillaging Us Again
  4. No Help from Either Party (But Trump Making Himself Look Better)
  5. #ForceTheVote: ForceTheVote.org
  6. 2020 Review: The Capitalist Ideology Killing Us and Rebellions Growing
  7. Rich & Poor: History of Taxes & Abuse by Corporations
  8. Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein
  9. Previously Head-Played “Dem” Supporters Leaving
  10. Ralph Nader Radio Hour: Holding Police Accountable | Politics’ Pumping Up the Pandemic
  11. The World Acc. to Jesse
  12. Our Demonic Capitalist Cultist Culture
  13. Lowered Stimulus Checks: Bipartisan Tax Steal from Us (with Biden at the front line)
  14. Merry Christmas from the Strained Healthcare Workforce

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-06-07 (27 videos)

Meaningful videos on: inside-info on D-Party corruption & Bernie campaign; current police violence, armed oppression, and street protests; why certain folks believe in blatant liars; people’s party & movement; …

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Stars & Channels: Movement for a People’s Party, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, Amy Goodman & Carol Anderson (Democracy Now!), Kim Iversen, Tim Black & the Poor People’s Campaign’s Rev. William Barber (TBTV), Ruptly, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Richard Wolff, Cornel West, and more…

14 Topics:

  1. Utter Political Corruption, Bad Police & Changing the Country for the Better
  2. Chris Hedges: The Ruling Elite Has Lost All Legitimacy
  3. Nader Radio on Voting Issues
  4. The Endless Greed of the Criminals at the Top
  5. Oligarchy’s Massive Assault on 1st Amendment Rights
  6. Our Racism Hand-in-Hand with Creating Tyranny
  7. Protest Chaos
  8. Poor People’s Campaign
  9. Quick Protests Overview:
  10. Protest Clips (Ruptly)
  11. Police Mentality (glimpse into Derek Chauvin’s brain)
  12. Why Certain Folks Believe in Blatant Liars
  13. Best Recent Jimmy Dore Show Videos
  14. Richard Wolff & Cornel West on Pandemic Capitalism

 

1. Utter Political Corruption, Bad Police & Changing the Country for the Better

Bad police: 14:45
“D”-Party (and Bernie campaign!) corruption: 38:55
Country for the better: 1:07:28

MPP National Call ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Jun 4, 2020)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-24 (9 videos)

Meaningful videos from this week. Their main themes: the coronavirus-triggered economic crisis (with abuse from the corrupt ‘elites’) and capitalism, how it hurts, and where to move from that. Also, how Europe has handled COVID-19 far less harmfully.

BTW, if you ever wondered why we, the people, should connect differently than only through corporate social media, look at what happened within a minute of me trying to share a previous Video Weekend on Facebook (I originally suspected an anti-democratic algorithm, but it may have been a troll, either way is bad): Public Censorship by Facebook — Also, I am too busy with continued education currently for sharing these posts on social media. So, subscribers please make use of my posts to save your own time searching for informative alternative media publications and also share the videos you find good, or the whole post, with your friends so that the time I spend sharing them here isn’t totally wasted. 😉

Stars and Channels: Movement for a People’s Party (incl. Nick Brana, Jerry Perez, and more), The Jimmy Dore Show, “Useful Idiots” (Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Yanis Varoufakis, The Rational National, and the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.

Topics:

  1. European Stable COVID-19 Economic Crisis Treatment
  2. Even the Fed Chairman Suggests Relief for the People
  3. People’s Party Update (National Call)
  4. Seriously Biden?
  5. The Need for System Change
  6. Beyond FDR / Capitalism = Anti-Democracy
  7. Getting Capitalism Out of its Box: UB-Dividend
  8. A Hacker Fighting our Oligarchy’s Un-Unemployment Slavery
  9. Capitalist Lords, Wall Street, & Tax Schemes

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Video Weekend 06-16-2018 (12 videos)

This online video compilation for enriching weekend watching presents news and sharp analyses over a wide spectrum of issues, among these: wrongful government spending; oligarchy; disaster capitalism (such as is currently ravaging Puerto Rico); better health in China than the U.S.; burial of the Bernie Bro Myth; the establishment’s smoke and mirrors; the race to the bottom; voting, guns, and healthcare in Australia, and an expert analysis of the “Democratic” Party’s psychology.

 

I. Government Spending

Bernie speaking in the Senate about “our” government’s blank-check war industry spending ($716 billion – more than the next ten countries combined while always whining about the deficit when it comes to helping American families in trouble):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Our National Priorities: Endless Defense Spending or Working Families?“)

A comment left on Youtube: »“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.” Psalms 82:3-4«

Why we “Can’t Afford” Nice Things. When billionaires and their politician shills tell us we can’t afford nice things like healthcare for non-billionaires, it’s not because the government is poor (after all, it spends avishly on the war industry and on tax cuts for the billionaires) but because the billionaires siphon off the government money into their own coffers and they don’t want it to go elsewhere:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Billionaire Says We “Can’t Afford” ‘Medicare for All,’ Bernie Sanders Responds“)

 

II. Disaster Capitalism

The pillaging of Puerto Rico:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: ““The Battle for Paradise”: New Intercept Doc Goes Inside Struggle over Puerto Rico’s Future“)

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Puerto Rico, “Playground for the Privileged”: Investors Move In as Homes Foreclose & Schools Close“)

 

III. Empire

Bernie warms up to the fight for a responsible foreign military policy:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie’s Amazing Foreign Policy Smackdown Excites Progressives“)

The U.S. Empire’s heavy hand in Venezuela explained in a nutshell:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[114] Abby Martin & The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down VenezueIa“)

 

IV. Bernie Bro Myth

Burial of the Bernie Bro Myth

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “New Poll Completely Demolishes the ‘Bernie Bro’ Myth“)

 

V. Smoke & Mirrors

Fake Charities and Humanitarian Foundations. The thieving oppressive oligarchs like to make themselves look good with charities and also appease and co-opt people by pretending that organizations are in place that take on humanity’s problems when in reality they only white-wash the oligarchy and its cruel empires. So, is it any wonder that only crowd-funding supports truly helpful organizations, candidates, and alternative media (sadly way too little, in part because of these false flag organizations giving the impression that we underprivileged folks don’t have to sacrifice our few hard-earned dollars)?

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Garry Kasparov Unhinged! – His Human Rights Scam Exposed w/Thor Halvorssen“)

 

VI. Economy

China now has better health than we do, the race to the bottom with systematic tactics to impoverish working people, and more:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Standing Up“)

 

VII. Oligarchy

As Bernie Sanders says, this is what oligarchy looks like:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Amazon & Bezos Screw Homeless In Seattle“)

 

VIII. Elsewhere in the World

Voting, guns, and healthcare in Australia:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “What America can Learn from Australia’s Progressives“)

 

IX. System Analysis

Today’s America: a system where nobody in power does anything for working people anymore. The disease of the “Democratic” Party:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Frank : “Trump won because Clinton and the Democrats dismissed the concerns of working people””)

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