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 2021-08-01 (11 videos)

Summary: Main issues this time the corruption and tricks of the ruling ‘elite’.

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Second Thought, Breaking Points, Chris Hedges On Contact (with Thomas Gokey and Jesselyn Radack), The Hill, The Jimmy Dore Show, John Spritzler

Topics:

  1. Capitalism Scapegoating the Governments
  2. Our Deeply Corrupt Healthcare System (and the abuse of patents)
  3. The “Elite” Screwing Us
  4. Considering Rent & Debt Strikes for a Better World
  5. Defining Whistleblowers as Spies (and thus imprison them)
  6. The Terrorist Control of Our Judicial System by Corporations
  7. World Truth: No Huge Anti-Gov Protests in Cuba
  8. A People’s Party Needed instead of Fake Progressives
  9. Strikers Visiting the Criminal Wall Street
  10. American (no longer dream) Nightmare: Millions About to be Evicted
  11. What is an Egalitarian?

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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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If Money Didn’t Rule Us

A brief video clip indirectly insightful of the flaw of our system (although the video hints that following your passion will become livable, which maybe once was partially true for a significant number of lucky folks… maybe during my parents’ generation… but which defintiely never worked in my life because our system had become way too rigged for profits at the top and gouging below). Still, the clip gives a hint of how or world SHOULD be:

What Would You Do If Money Didn’t Matter? | Short Film Showcase ~ National Geographic

And, by the way, this is the main reason of why a citizen’s dividend (often called a UBI, a fair slice of the economy unrightfully owned only by a few privileged rich folks when it should belong to us all)… why this would get us much closer to a humanitarian world for humans to live in, instead of a capitalist hamster wheel fueling the rich lords and wasting all our lives.

The video gives a glimpse of what our bright future, if we make it happen, could look like, without bothering with the details of how to make it happen… just giving a glimpse of the vision that should lead us.

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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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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-06 (22 videos)

Imagine taking a modern online course to become astute in politics and economics, learning what is wrong with our system and how to fix it. That’s exactly what the Wakeful Video Weekend series amounts to, both new and old episodes. My suggestion: watch or listen, share and discuss. (and maybe even voluntarily donate to Beanstock’s World for all that hard curating work)

Channels: TEDx Talks, The Real News Network, Democracy At Work, The Michael Brooks Show, Rebel HQ, Democracy Now!, The Hill, John Spritzler, The Jimmy Dore Show, Corbett Report, and many more.

Topics:

  1. Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?
  2. Non-Rich Lives: Spending all our Lifetime Not Living! ***
  3. U.S. Poverty: Both Old & Poor And Mostly Kept Secret
  4. Sick Society: The Capitalist Disease
  5. Fascism as Flattery
  6. Neoliberalism: Neoliberalism in Short
  7. The Soviet Economy
  8. Status Quo: Murder by Capitalism & Revolution vs Reformism
  9. Truth & Lies: Real vs False Flag Whistleblowers
  10. Elections: The Electoral College Favors Swing States, Not Rural Americans
  11. Candidates: Bernie, Biden, Warren… True Progressive vs Fakes
  12. Strategy: Why the D-Party SoSo-Works with Bernie Sanders
  13. Money in Politics: The R & D Parties’ Race to the Bottom ***
  14. No Piecemeal But a Big Determined Movement Needed
  15. U.S.A. is a Paid Servant of Murderous Saudi Regime
  16. Humor: X-Rated Politics (Jimmy Dore)
  17. Ancient Wisdom (Fables)

 

1. Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?

Can America Let Go Of Being Number One?
AJ+

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-28 (21 videos)

Plenty to cry and laugh, celebrate, or be awed. 21 superb videos harvested this week. If you missed them, don’t miss them now. Main themes: climate crisis, communal revolutions, system flaws, the “elite’s” myths, Medicare for All really is #1, divisiveness, rich vs poor, capitalism, and the American egalitarian spirit.

Stars & channels: Greta Thunberg, David Attenborough, Bernie, Richard Wolff, The Humanist Report, AJ+, Peter Coffin, The Grayzone, politizane, Libertarian Socialist Rants, Tovarishch Endymion, John Spritzler, Jimmy Dore, and more.

Topics:

  1. The Climate Crisis (Planet Plea, Political Criminals, Greta Thunberg)
  2. Communal Revolution (Awesome!)
  3. U.S. Territories
  4. The System Flaws vs Bootstraps
  5. Private Insurances in no Way Preferable to Medicare for All
  6. Economy (Economic Dictatorship, Socially Divisive Markets)
  7. Media: Parroting Talking Points
  8. Domestic Terrorism by the National Security State
  9. Wars to Make the Rich Richer
  10. Evil “Centrists” vs Medicare (Flagship Biden)
  11. Capitalism (Wealth Distribution, Work ‘Rewards’, & Odd Ownership)
  12. The United States of Egalitarians
  13. Humor (Hillary 2020, ‘No’ Child Left Behind)

 

1. The Climate Crisis (Planet Plea, Political Criminals, Greta Thunberg)

Plea For The Planet

David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg’s plea for the planet
World Economic Forum

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-14 (18 videos)

News, deep insights, and some humor as well. Outstanding videos from this week, some of which you may have missed.

Issues: isms, equality of life, UBI, drone wars, billionaire badness, globalist corporatism, Assange, revolution vs reform, lawlessness, refugees, education, Bernie, and more…

Stars & Channels: Cowboy Economist, John Spritzler, Redacted Tonight, Brave New Films, Jesse Ventura, The Michael Brooks Show, The Humanist Report, Jimmy Dore, Thought Slime, The Real News Network, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Chris Hedges (On Contact), Democracy At Work, Newsbroke, TED

Topics:

  1. Thoughts: Capital-/Social-/Marx-/Cummun-ism with a Satirical Bent
  2. Faux Progressives: Their “Equal Opportunity” Trap
  3. Insights: Rational UBI & Google Censorship
  4. Connection: Student Debt, Drone Wars & Terrorism
  5. News: Predatory Corporations and Globalist Fascism
  6. Thoughts: Going Far Enough
  7. Candidates: Fighting Elitist Politics
  8. Candidates: Conversation with Bernie’s Press Secretary
  9. Media War: Hounding a Political Prisoner
  10. Change: Revolution or Reform & Nice or Edgy
  11. Police: Police Protected from the Law
  12. Refugees: Mass Murder by the Supreme Court
  13. Education: Schools Sort People as Commodities
  14. Empire: The Enemy from Within
  15. Poverty: Housing Gouging (and More)
  16. Billionaires: The Oh So Good Ones Are NOT Good
  17. Christian Fascists: Religious Liberty Warped to Crush Liberty
  18. Strategy: Lighting the Path to a Better World

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-08-24 (20 videos)

Another week’s collection of great videos for political awakening. Loads of info on our rigged democracy and suggestions for a real one. Exposure of the corrupt oligarchy and puppet media. And breaking out of our mental prisons.

Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Nick Braña, Kim Iversen, Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke), Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), PDRBoston, The Real News Network, Christo Aivalis, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Michael Brooks Show, Thought Slime, The Jimmy Dore Show, The School of Life, John Spritzler, and more.

Topics:

  1. Movement for a People’s Party (MPP)
  2. Democracy: Our Fake Democracy from Above, Real Democracy from the Bottom
  3. Toxic Political Partisanship
  4. America’s & Israel’s Breeding of Savagery
  5. Peaceful Revolution: Learning from Scandinavia
  6. Our Real Problem (Culture/Mentality)
  7. Economy: Fake Booming Economy & Working Class History, Present, & Future
  8. Police Corruption: Our Taxes Used to Silence Victims
  9. Uplifting Bernie Discussion
  10. The “Liberal” Mind Prison
  11. Media War on the People (Anti-Medicare & Pro-Trump/Pro-Oligarchy)
  12. How We Lie to Ourselves (Psychological Insight)
  13. Egalitarian Movement for Democracy

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