Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-09-06 (19 videos)

(incl. the People’s Convention)

If you lack time to discover many top level meaningful videos about major events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check and share onward. Major one: the People’s Convention! (but many other insightful ones, as well)

Stars & channels: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Chris Hedges, Ron Placone, Niko House, Scott Santens, Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Dore, Tim Black, Medea Benjamin (from Code Pink), Nick Brana, Marianne Williamson, Cornell West, and Nina Turner (and more) during the People’s Convention; plus Shadow Check with Steve Scott, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Jesse Ventura, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, John Pilger, Yanis Varoufakis, Richard Wolff talking with Chris Hedges (Democracy At Work), Harriet Fraad, Movement for a People’s Party, …

Topics:

  1. The People’s Convention
  2. Whatever Happened To The Idea Of The Common Good?
  3. A Different Way to Handle COVID-19
  4. Jesse Ventura on Corruption, Globalism, Present, Future & Nuclear Power
  5. The Purpose of Fascism
  6. Economics: Gold Investment Only Good For Experts
  7. Jimmy Dore Slamming the DNC
  8. Social-Media & Google Protected Ruling Class
  9. Worker-Based (Democratized) Economic System
  10. The Oh-So Deserving Rich Funded by Our Taxes
  11. Problematic Policing (set up to enforce inequality rather than protect people)
  12. Trump Openly Planning Election Invalidity
  13. Some Insights from Britain on Neoliberal Oligarchy (of Psychopaths)
  14. Angrynomics (Mark Blyth addressing the corruption and world-wide fury)
  15. The Julian Assange SHAM Trial and Corrupt R&D-Party Alliance
  16. Financial Capitalism’s Monopolized Oligarchy’s Shackles on Life
  17. Economic Update: Predatory Global Capitalism and America Getting Raided
  18. Mindset: Why do 38% of Americans support Donald Trump? (Part 2)
  19. This Week’s People Party’s National Call (building more hubs)

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1. The People’s Convention

Rise up America against the global oligarchy, against today’s utterly cruel King George served gleefully by both the Republican and “Democratic” Party!

The Peoples Convention 2020 ~ Movement for a People’s Party (Aug 30, 2020)

Presented Albert Einstein quote: The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing. (I would add “about it” because of authoritarian slave-minds who think that engaging in politics is “doing nothing” a.k.a. wasting your time. They totally overlook that cases of the government serving its people were ALWAYS achieved through politics pushed by the people. Without that there would be no Social Security, no Unemployment Insurance, and many more often critically needful things. If one refrains from participating in pushing for such things, one does indeed become an accomplice of the evil that ruins so many of our lives.) — Actually, according to brainyquote.com, Einstein really said: “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” (I always considered him intelligent. So, that fits.)

I especially loved the speech by Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and right after that Chris Hedges’ speech (and then Lauren Ashcraft!

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-29 (19 videos)

If you lack time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check and share onward. Earlier this weekend so as not to conflict with the People’s Convention tomorrow!

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work, Graham Elwood, The Jimmy Dore Show , Jean Guerrero & Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), The Convo Couch, DiEM25, The Hill, The Real News Network, he Rational National, The Humanist Report, Jon Norwood, Amanpour and Company, etc. and the Movement for a People’s Party

Topics:

  1. Sharp Progressive Conversation about the “Democratic” Party
  2. News: Mail-In Votes, Voter Roll Purges, …
  3. Economic Update: China: Capitalist, Socialist, Communist or What?
  4. Another Insightful Progressive Conversation
  5. Could The ‘Draft Jesse Ventura’ Campaign Actually Succeed?
  6. Coronavirus News: Imperfect but Possibly Sufficient Immunity
  7. Perfect Points Made by Ice Cube
  8. Our Elections are a Casino Stock Market on Wall Street
  9. Psychological Warfare
  10. Sharp Smart Critique of the DNC & Bernie
  11. Yanis Varoufakis: Capitalism & Crisis (and how to socialize the capital)
  12. News: Rising Unemployment, Billionaire Wealth Doubled, Guillotine for Jeff Bezos
  13. News: Police & Vigilantes Slaughtering Americans
  14. What Many Police Forces are About (Oppressing America)
  15. News: NBA Players Strike Over Injustice, Others Too
  16. Repeat of the 2016 Presidential Election (Bad Biden Doing Even Worse than $Shillary)
  17. Humor and Truth: John Cleese on Extremism
  18. Reconsidering America
  19. Latest People’s Party National Call

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-23 (14 videos)

Again, if you are too short on time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check out and share onward. Major issues: the nature of capitalism, the massive governmental and political parties corruption, and the blooming of the People’s Party.

Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Jesse Ventura (The World According to Jesse), Lee Camp (Redacted Tonight), Jimmy Dore and Stef Zamorano (The Jimmy Dore Show), Spring Hill College, The School of Life, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), The Rational National, The Young Turks, redfish, and Movement for a People’s Party 🙂

Also: a neat Chris Hedges quote and link.

Topics:

  1. Not Only Colored People Have Been Trashed in Our History
  2. History Of Ideas: Capitalism Financing Economic Growth but Exploiting and Destroying
  3. History Of Ideas: Consumerism’s Part of Play in Prosperity and Decadence
  4. Fake News from the State
  5. Capitalism = Opression like Feudalism & Slavery (rather than a free market)
  6. Things You’re Not Told About the Postal Service
  7. News from this Week
  8. War Hawks Endorse Biden At DNC Convention!
  9. Biden Making Sure to Loose (and denying Medicare-For-All during our pandemic!)
  10. DNC Snubbing its Base (example: snubbing AOC)
  11. Jesse Ventura on Government Corruption
  12. TYT on Government Corruption (esp. the Congress Vacation)
  13. COVID: Vietnam’s Success (despite being a 3rd World Nation and on the border of China)
  14. People’s Party Shooting Out of the Ground (MPP National Call)

 

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1. Not Only Colored People Have Been Trashed in Our History

35th Portier Lecture: “White Trash: The 400-Year History of Class in America” ~ Spring Hill College (Oct 30, 2015)

Comments made on Youtube:

  • “Well she definitely proved who the real enemy is and it isn’t the regular average everyday person. We just want to live in peace prosperity. The enemy is dividing us up over lies!”
  • “Exactly what I’ve been stating for decades – racism is promoted by the elite. Truth is: It’s the rich against poor, not color against color.”

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-09 (23 videos)

Again, if you are too short on time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check out and share onward. Main issues this time: the American economic catastrophe, mindset, and the fight for our lives and democracy (incl. protests and the People’s Party)

Stars & channels: thejuicemedia (“Honest Government Ad”), Second Thought, On Contact with Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Unregistered Podcast, JamesFromTheInternet, We Don’t Have Time, NonCompete, The Rational National, Status Coup, Step Back History, LastWeekTonight, The Real News Network, Secular Talk, Movement for a People’s Party, …

Topics:

  1. Most Everything Summed Up in this Comedic Episode of “Honest Government Ad” (Wow!) **
  2. The Inverted American Dream ***
  3. Resurgence of Popular Left Media ***
  4. Mass Extinction and Nonviolent Rebellion **
  5. Meritocracy’s “Smartness” Cult Blatantly Justifies Inequality
  6. Exploding Surveillance via Facial Recognition
  7. Protest Marches
  8. Handling a Crisis Properly
  9. U.S.A. = Failed State
  10. Economic Update: Theft by Insurances, etc.
  11. Richard Wolff Comparing Fascism with Socialism
  12. News: Businesses are Crashing (+Jobs disappearing, Homelessness Coming)
  13. UBI Becoming More Convincing even Among the ‘Elite’
  14. Democracy: The Magic of the Early Internet Has Been Lost
  15. Police State: Gun-Pointing and Handcuffing Children
  16. DNC Meetings Rigged by Corporate Criminals
  17. Long-Term History of Party Elite Corruption
  18. Pandemic: Boosted in Jails and Prisons
  19. Corona Crisis: Call For Moratorium On Utility Shutoffs
  20. Healthcare: The Corruption of Congress (Both Parties!)
  21. People’s Party Update: Latest National Call

 

1. Most Everything Summed Up in this Comedic Episode of “Honest Government Ad” (Wow!) **

(and not about Australia this time but the U.S.!)

Honest Government Ad | A message from the White House ~ thejuicemedia (Jul 30, 2020)

Great quote: Exploit the CRISIS to FUNNEL WEALTH from the poor TO THE RICH!

Note: The only (small) flaw is blaming it all on Trump rather than both corrupt parties and their rich puppet masters. (I think Australians have a parliamentary democracy system rather than thatstupid winner take all one we have in the U.S. that gives us a tyranny constructed by two parties working together while pretending to oppose each other.)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-08 (26 videos)

Lots of insightful clips on Super Tuesday, rigging of the 2020 D primaries and general election, Bernie (socialist or not?), Biden & Warren (allied?), harmful neoliberal capitalist economy, right-wing bully culture, and more…

Stars & channels: George Monbiot, Chapo Trap House, Robert Wolff (Democracy At Work), Kim Iversen, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), Lee Camp and Eleanor Goldfield, Nomiki Konst, Ralph Nader, redfish, RT America, Ruptly, Secular Talk, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, The Real News Network & Bill Black, The Young Turks, Verso Books, and more…

Topics:

  1. Global Neoliberalism vs Democracy and Common Good
  2. Biden & D Party Corruption
  3. Bernie & Socialism Tradition
  4. Medicare for All: More Rather Than Less Jobs
  5. Social Security: Fake Panic & Bankster Looting Strategy via the GOP
  6. Right-Wing Boosted Bully Culture
  7. Economy Destruction by the Cheatful CEOs
  8. Economic Update: Pensions Fraud, More or Less Government
  9. The Justice Charade of the Assange Case
  10. U.S. Election Fraud
  11. Candidates (Bernie, Biden & Warren)
  12. DNC: Some DNC Insights (Convention Chaos & Ruling Top)
  13. D-Party Insider on Bernie vs Biden, Electibility, & the 2020 Election
  14. Supreme Injustice Court
  15. World (Chile)
  16. World: Bolivian Coup

 

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-01 (21 videos)

A lot of top notch videos on the primaries, election rigging and fighting it, our people-gouging system, MSM propaganda and attack on democracy…:

Stars and channels: Bernie Sanders, Feel the Bern TV, Ralph Nader, Lewis Black, DW Documentary, Ruptly, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25, Democracy Now!, The Humanist Report, The Hill, Nomiki Konst, Vox, The Young Turks, Robert Wolff (Economic Update), Chris Hedges (On Contact), and more…

Topics:

  1. Not Him. Us!
  2. Bernie Radical? Ask an Audience!
  3. Teachers Groaning for Change **
  4. Journalism on Trial
  5. Undermined Democracy and Mentality for Change (brief)
  6. Rigged “Dem” Debate Audience
  7. The False Capitalism vs Socialism Binary ***
  8. Shall we Let Only Billionaires Run for Office?
  9. Healthcare: CORONAVIRUS: What you need to know
  10. Thoughts on a Coming Brokered Convention Rigging
  11. Voter Suppression (short review)
  12. South Carolina Primary Results & What’s Next
  13. Economic Update: Building an Egalitarian Socialism
  14. TV Endlessly Playing with Voters’ Heads to Defeat Bernie
  15. Collapse of Democracy

 

1. Not Him. Us!

… with him, thanks to him, through him, and eventually beyond him. Let’s build a future world we need not be ashamed of.

We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For – #NotMeUs ~ Feel the Bern TV

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 10-27-2018 (20 videos)

Once again, this weekend, we can do more for our minds than watching boys chase balls.

Stars: Ralph Nader, Michael Lighty, Richard Wolff, Bernie Sanders, Anya Parampil, George Galloway, Naomi Karavani, Lee Camp, Matt Orfalea, Thom Hartmann, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Niko House, Stef Zamorano, Nellie McKay, Kyle Kulinski, Steve Oh, Tim Canova, David Doel (The Rational National), Taya Graham, Morris Pearl (Patriotic Millionaires), Paul Jay, Ben Nortond.

Topics:

  1. Healthcare, Corporate, & Political Runaway Corruption & Organizing Against This
  2. Hope: The People’s Movement Surging
  3. Recent Bernie Speech (Pressing Forward)
  4. Economy (Market, Taxes, & ISMs)
  5. Right Wing (Debunking, Shift, & Media)
  6. Culture & Mentality: Life vs Profits
  7. Surprise: The Patriotic Millionaires Group
  8. Empire (U.S.-Saudi Collusion)
  9. Corporations Exceeding Nations
  10. Amazing Progressive Campaign Video
  11. DNC Lawsuit Update
  12. Whistleblowers
  13. Climate Change
  14. Humor: Jimmy Dore Confronting the Treacherous “Dem” Party

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Get to Know the DCCC (“C” Stands for Corruption)

While the DNC marries the entire “Democratic” Party to our plutocracy and infamously rigs especially the presidential primaries, the DCCC (known as D-triple-C or D-Trip) is – as the name Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee suggests – focused on rigging the primaries for the House of Representatives. It does so up close on a district by district basis. It takes candidates by the hand to twist their arms and put on its thumb screws. This is why we so often hear about the DCCC lately in this Congressional election year of 2018.

An examples of how the DCCC works: it puts you on the “Democratic” ticket only if you raise at least a quarter million dollars from its list of wealthy donors, or should I say party owners?   Continue reading “Get to Know the DCCC (“C” Stands for Corruption)”

Video Weekend 12-16-2017 (8 Videos)

Another weekend collection of informative videos, this time centered around Net Neutrality, DNC reform (what little there is), and our systemic corruption (including the tax gifts to the rich).

 

I. Death of the Last Bastion of Free Speech:

A local rescue of Internet Freedom (a.k.a. Net Neutrality):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Cities Are Saving Net Neutrality By Providing Internet Themselves“)

and…

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “INVENTOR of World Wide Web Speaks Net Neutrality! “)

but…

The corporate attack is poised to overcome local countermeasures:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Destruction Of Net Neutrality Is Even Worse Than You Think“)

Good points:

  1. Corrupt politicians ban others from opposing them .
  2. The most corrupt, those who push policies that more or less the entire American people is against, pretend to be doing the opposite of what it is they are doing. Net Neutrality destroyers claim to be for the freedom of the Internet. It’s like an arson caught red-handed pouring gasoline on a house and claiming he is a firefighter. (which he is, but in an opposite sense of the general meaning)
  3. The revolving door which places corporate stooges in high government agency positions from where they betray the country to their corporations to which they return later for their pay-off.

 

Corporate greed is behind the repeal of Net Neutrality:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ajit Pai Reluctantly Admits Repeal of Net Neutrality Poses “Risk” for Consumers “)

A point I’d like to make: if you somehow happen to consider corporations politically neutral and only after money (completely overlooking that bribing or buying the government creates a huge source of corporate money making it a logical corporate investment), then think about this: What would stop a despotic government from paying the corporations which control our information to censor the information flow? Haven’t you noticed how outsourcing has become the government’s handy means to have bad things done at its command and at the same time distance itself from them? If you haven’t noticed, maybe you should become a U.S. mercenary in the Middle East. It would be highly educational.

 

II. The fight within the “Democratic” Party to become a democratic party:

Amazingly, there are some news about a small bit of progress in the “Democratic” Party after we have been seeing nothing but its corporatist neoliberal thugs at the top digging in their heels since the 2016 debacle. Of course, I am sure, that bit of a bone they now threw to their critics is small enough that they are sure it won’t endanger their seats of power, corporate pay-offs, and privilege. Let’s not forget about the massive purges of the Bernie wing from the big “D” “Democratic” Party and the corrupt “leadership’s” stubborn clinging to corporate tit-for-tats throughout the entire hapless fight of the base for making the party represents them and the rest of the American people:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The DNC Unity Reform Commission Results Are… “)

Aye… small concessions, small progress, but too small for sure… carefully kept small enough for the crooks still to rig the primaries again in 2020 just like last year… Oh dear. I am so tired of this. Let’s have a new party, a true people’s party ruled from below, not from above.

 

III. Our systemic corruption:

Inequality built into our system:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Debating Piketty’s theories on ‘Capital’ and inequality“)

I wonder why, instead of paying big undeserved bucks to this Kevin Hasset, they didn’t save money by simply tying a necktie around a big fat toad? Oh, right… the establishment media (unlike alternative media like me) are swimming in corporate money, so money is no object when casting such a propagandist show. So, scratch my question. … And what’s that weird tale of substituting workers with houses? Smoke and mirrors, as usual, I suppose. And, as usual, the moderator in establishment media edifies everybody, even the bloated toad, as an “expert” and a serious person, and thus the case allegedly isn’t closed, our systematic inequality isn’t real, and water isn’t wet. Let’s pretend to mull over this issue for all eternity instead of admitting how obvious it is and solving it post-haste.

 

Great comments (in nearly unintelligible heavy Scottish accent):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Mark Blyth – Republican tax plan, Paradise Papers, Brazille’s DNC allegations, Theresa May“)

Good point: When you legalize immorality and evil, it may then be “legal,” but it is still wrong.

 

Richard Wolff at his best. This speech is dauntingly long but packed with hair-raising truths (incl. the GOP tax gift to the rich) and sharp economic and political analyses, the kinds of insights we all need to make meaningful change. If you are not too interested in the lengthy introductions, you can skip ahead to 10:53 minutes into the video where Wolff starts with a big splash about public education:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Global Capitalism: What The Tax “Reform” Means To Us All [December 2017]”)

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Video Weekend 12-02-2017 (7 Videos)

I really like the story arc of this weekend’s selection of politically educational videos. I am starting with some party politics shining a light on the dog-and-pony show and the dark boardroom deals of our corrupt politicians. Then I have a bunch of illuminating documentaries and discussions about a universal basic income, showing how important our mentality is in finding our way forward. And I finish with an amazing older interview of Richard Wolff which predicted so much of what we are seeing now and addresses the mentality aspect of how we can go from here. Neat. I don’t always manage to find the right videos for a smooth story arc, but this one went pretty well I think. Do you like it?

 

I. Party Politics (fury and fun with Jimmy Dore)

Even life-long republicans see the GOP’s tax scam for what it is:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “More Republicans Denounce Republican Tax Plan“)

 

A rigged democracy is NO democracy:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive Crowd Boos Bill Maher”)

1:38 min : Oh, election rigging is just fine when one of our political parties does it…

8:17 min: So, what are the “Democrats” saying with their Wikileaks and Russia-Russia-Russia yammering? They are saying that if we hadn’t been caught lying, we’d be running the country right now.

9:29 min : Great closing words by Dylan Ratigan.

 

II. UBI

Getting passive income for being a member of the people rather than a member of the private club of the idle rich who get almost all the free money right now:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “What would you do if you never had to worry about money?“)

 

Folks discussing a UBI from different angles:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Basic Income – Our Next Moonshot“)

~20:27 min: A UBI, rather than being a novel populist or socialist/communist idea, in reality tries to realize the ideals of our founding fathers and actually resurrects the land grant we had early in our history.

 

What a UBI can do for people trapped in poverty:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “BASIC INCOME WORKS! “)

 

Another interesting UBI discussion. Things like these must be discussed so we can get them right:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “For and against “Basic Income”“)

13:50–24:30 min: A good response to funding and the idea that the universal part of a UBI is wasteful when some of it goes to people who don’t need it.

Another good point made: mentality matters. If we all (or a huge majority, at least) share the ideals of leaving none of our fellow citizens behind, we are already half-way there.

 

III. Amazing Predictive Interview

To finish, an older one, so prophetic and illuminating:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Dangerous Thoughts: There IS a Tipping Point For Revolution in America: Dr. Richard Wolff”)

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