Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-02-14 (16 videos)

Summary: Insights on our Economy and Oligarchy and worthwhile data and thoughts about COVID-19.

Stars and channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Max Blumenthal on the The Jimmy Dore Show, Eleanor Goldfield interviewed by Chris Hedges (On Contact), Erica Payne (founder of “Patriotic Millionaires”) interviewed on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Medlife Crisis, Motivation Madness, Sam Bailey, The Real News Network, Noam Chomsky, The Grayzone, The Laura Flanders Show, and more.

Topics:

  1. Insightful Economic News & Documentary (Richard Wolff)
  2. Comedic Movie Office Space Reviewed Regarding our Workplace Alienation
  3. Why The Money Flood of 2008 and 2020 Did NOT Cause Inflation nor an Economic Boost
  4. Insights: Oligarchy, Calamities, Deflected People, Capitol Storm, U.S. vs China…
  5. Our Corporatist Neo-Feudalism Becoming Ever More Out in the Open
  6. Some Insights on West Virginia
  7. “Patriotic Millionaires” Org Proposing Rich Tax
  8. Rational Middle Ground of COVID Opinions
  9. Rational Thoughts and Insights on COVID
  10. COVID-19 Deaths Possibly Exaggerated? And why Different in Different Countries?
  11. Richard Wolff on The Real Reason Why Lockdowns against Covid-19 are Opposed
  12. Worker Co-Ops Dealing with Pandemic (Saving Businesses and Jobs)
  13. Neoliberal Plague: Noam Chomsky Comparing Corona to Polio…
  14. World: Ecuador – People Standing Up When Squeezed to Much
  15. Growing Social Unrest in the U.S.
  16. Thoughts on an Economy for the Many not Just the Few
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-12-06 (18 videos)

For others short on time, here is another weekly share of cool videos dealing with our issues. Themes summarized: rampantly increased inequality and abuse from the top, rising protests and strikes, major parties corruption, mafia-style police, and greenhousing.

Stars & channels: Caritas Internationalis, Democracy Collaborative, Chris Hedges and Gabriel Rockhil (On Contact), act.tv, Secular Talk, Richard Wolff & Harriet Fraad (Democracy At Work), The Real News Network, The Jimmy Dore Show, Lee Camp (Redacted Tonight), The Rational National, The Hill, Simple Tek, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Latitude33

Topics:

  1. Collaboration Intro
  2. Community Wealth Building vs Harmful Giant Corporations
  3. The Capitalist Undercurrents of Fascism
  4. Ethics in Economy
  5. Taking Away from the People by Pretending to Help Us
  6. The American Police Mafia
  7. How Capitalism Denies Working People their Lives
  8. Protests & Strikes: Last Week The Biggest One in Human History
  9. Protests & Strikes: The French Fighting Police Brutality and Government Tyranny
  10. Rampantly Increased Inequality by Our Rulers
  11. The Profit-Addiction & Destructive Competition of Capitalism
  12. American Bottom Sadistically Crushed by the Top
  13. Perfect Spot-On Regarding the Major Party Corruption
  14. Greenhousing

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COVID-19 Killing People’s Heroes and Farewell to David Graeber

David Graeberfrom the Occupy Wall Street movement, reputed to have coined and promoted the statement “We are the 99%”, and shared here on Beanstock’s World a bunch of times with his astounding insightshas died 10 days ago at age 59. Yes, only 59(!) from “internal bleeding”. Lethal internal bleeding at such a young age and without a bullet or knife stab or such smells to me a lot like COVID-19, to be honest. Oddly, an issues not mentioned anywhere on the main media (not even on Wikipedia). Here, btw, is an article digging into the broad spectrum of coronavirus symptoms: The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ

Many of us will miss him.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-06-28 (13 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week concerning our current corrupt system, careless government, freedom of speech, and active path to a better future.

Stars & channels: Annalise Benson and Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), Richard Wolff and Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25 TV, Democracy At Work), Eleanor Goldfield, Ralph Nader, The Hill, The Nation, Mark Blyth, Matt Goodwin, The Real News Network, Jimmy Dore, Graham Elwood, Lee Camp and more…

Topics:

  1. People’s Party: Corporations vs People, Tax Money Schemes, Actions to Take
  2. Richard Wolff & Yanis Varoufakis Conversation
  3. Peaceful Protests & Ways to Turn the Tables on Harassment from Agencies and Corporations
  4. Meaningful News
  5. The Meaning of Freedom of Speech (and new bogus charges against Assange)
  6. Racism from the Oligarchy’s Divide and Conquer
  7. Economic Update: Pandemic-Failing U.S. System, Bought Government, & Propaganda vs Radical Workers Traditions
  8. Mark Blyth on Economic Injustice
  9. Police Are Arresting People Over Facebook Posts
  10. COVID and Masks
  11. The Globalist Oligarchy Robbing us While we Crumble & Starve
  12. System Terrorism

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-26 (22 videos)

An amazing number of brilliant women made fantastic arguments and analyses this week. Don’t miss them nor the also insightful men in these 22 outstanding videos treating what’s wrong and how to make change.

Stars and channels: Krystal Ball, Naomi Klein, Jane Fonda, Jill Stein, Bernie, Richard Wolff, Taya Graham (The Real News Network), John Spritzler, The Rational National, The Michael Brooks Show, Jimmy Dore, Gayle McLaughlin (the California Progressive Alliance), Harriet Fraad, Politics and Prose, Aaron Glantz, Democracy Now!, Ralph Nader, Steven Greenhouse, Nick Hanauer, and more.

Topics:

  1. #MfA: Universal Healthcare for Liberty
  2. Risks for All, Not Just Investors
  3. Police Crimes: Our Dungeon & Dragon Society
  4. Let’s Have No Government by and for Criminals
  5. Bernie (Reviews, Movement, Track Record, Market vs Society)
  6. Bernie & Tulsi Combo: Might it Landslide the Nation?
  7. Corporatists and Oligarchs Looking for Another “D” Puppet
  8. Organizing Outside of Political Parties
  9. The Source and Success of Racism
  10. Humor: The ‘Elites’ Crying When We Call Out their Corruption
  11. The Twin Party Tyranny Blocking Representation of the People
  12. Panel: Naomi Klein & Jane Fonda – Sunrise, Climate, & Humanity
  13. Banksters: The Then & Now Real Estate Raid
  14. Indigenous Dealing with California Wildfires
  15. Immigration & Border: Many Victims are Native Americans
  16. American Past, Present, & Future & Comparison w/ Other Nations
  17. SCOTUS, The Achilles Heal of Democracy
  18. A 0.1%er Getting Some of the Wrongness

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Economics: Shorter Work Hours vs UBI

Richard Wolff gives lots of awesome speeches and explanations, but sometimes he also skips over vital points like probably all of us. Here is one such case:

Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income
Democracy At Work

Comment: Richard Wolff is probably right that reduced full-time workweek hours could be used less well by sociopathic demagogues than a UBI to divide people because the current weird ideology of our right to live deriving exclusively from us working paid jobs would continue as before. No shaking of the boat. There would be less risk of misleading people into thinking that they work shabby jobs and pay painful taxes only to keep lazy other people from having to work (while always overlooking that this is exactly what we are doing in the current system, although not really for under-supplied poor people who get very little help, but rather for all those super-rich people who own most of what can be owned and swim in a huge stream of money flow they do NOT earn by work).  Continue reading “Economics: Shorter Work Hours vs UBI”

Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-05-2019 (17 videos)

This weekend’s informative video compilation provides insights and updates on recent events like Venezuela and Assange plus an unusually high amount of satirical humor plus deep insights into our political parties’ and economic system’s corruption. There is also a great interview with a remarkable candidate.

  1. Satire: Corporate War on the Media
  2. Capitalism Crushing Us
  3. Corrupt Politics: The Criminal ‘Elite’
  4. The Billionaire Coup in the “Democratic” Party
  5. Running Progressive Inside the “Dem” Party
  6. Oligarchy: Savagery For and By the Oligarchy
  7. Nader: Dweebs vs Public Interest + SocSec, Pensions, & Retirement Funds
  8. MMT: The National Debt is Voluntary
  9. MSM = Corrupt Government = Brainwash
  10. RdctTnt: Dying Press Freedom & A Rising Fight for Election Integrity
  11. RdctTnt: Humor & Revelations
  12. Humor: Lee Camp’s Short Funny Clip on Bernie-on-Fox
  13. World: Venezuela News
  14. Media War: Assange Update
  15. Yellow Vests Defending Assange
  16. Yellow Vests Calling Out Elite Hypocracy re Notre Dame
  17. NonCompete: Liberty and Economic Justice Go Together

 

I. Satire: Corporate War on the Media

… as you can see, it’s not only happening in the U.S. (where it has already come close to the end, crushing truth-telling as good as completely):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | The ABC”)

Note: This reminds me of our own public broadcasting institutions which have been secretly taken over by corporate money due to insufficient public funding, so that even they largely march in step with the big corporate media channels, raining the establishment propaganda on us and avoiding to tell us the truth about the oligarchy’s evil doings. Defend Free Press and whistleblowers (like Manning and Assange) anyone? Anyone in the big media? What’s that I’m hearing? A bird whistling? Wind blowing tumbleweed?

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What’s with the Anti-Welfare Argument: “I can spend my money better than the government”?

Well, sure. If you’re rich you can spend the money that fell into your lap better on YOURSELF than the government would after taxing some of it back from you. Duh!

How does that disqualify taxes or government spending on the poor, though?   Continue reading “What’s with the Anti-Welfare Argument: “I can spend my money better than the government”?”

On Average, Each American Employee would make $17,000 More Each Year If…

…if it weren’t for the rich stealing from us. … if about 40 years ago they hadn’t begun revving up their plunder of working Americans — this made possible by them having bought the government and having used it to deregulate themselves (removing the referee from the economic game) and also by having used it to shift the tax burden on working families.

I reported on these economic statistics in the past and calculated that the rich are raking in at least half of our earnings (that we work for and they don’t). In fact, my own calculation came to the average working class family making $45,500 more per year if we weren’t getting robbed by the rich.

TYT recently gave a report detailing some of these stats. The clip gets most informative towards the end (6:44 min in) — the preceding stuff is less clear:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “BREAKING: Wages Falling Dramatically”)   Continue reading “On Average, Each American Employee would make $17,000 More Each Year If…”

One man’s wish: Let the people be free!

At the end of this short piece, I share a video that’ been gathering dust in my archives.

It may be rather long and rambling, but the great point Jamarl’s speech ultimately comes down to is: What kind of life do we want to live? He mentions nobody wanting to be a cog in a wheel which is what people end up being in our current human world. So, ask yourself what kind of life do you want to live?   Continue reading “One man’s wish: Let the people be free!”