Political Awakening Video Weekend 04-07-2019 (20 videos) — Biggest Topic: UBI

This weekend’s video collection of political, economic, and societal issues – both problems and their solutions – is mixed with significantly more written commentary than usual, basically merged with an article. The writing is added to tie the clips together and also enhance the understanding they bring. This particular compilation is also dominated by a heavy focus on one big major theme that is growing in popularity and public discourse: the concept of a Universal Basic Income. Here are many of the pros and cons and how a UBI fits into the big picture. Other topics: an ethical society, news on the corporate media, healthcare, Tulsi Gabbard, liberty, whistleblowers (Manning & Assange), top-run dividedness of the people, Venezuela’s economic reality, and a political comedy session.

Topics:

  1. UBI: Introduction
  2. UBI: Active & Passive Incomes, Taxed or Not
  3. UBI: Just Printing Money for a UBI is not the Correct Way
  4. UBI: Social Context and Effects of a UBI
  5. UBI: A panel discussion with further insights
  6. UBI: Here is another pretty good discussion
  7. UBI: The UBI-Scam-Worry on the Left
  8. UBI: Well Made Point Concerning the Ethics in Our Society
  9. Lee Camp Exposes Our Ayn-Rand-Style Corporate Media
  10. Healthcare: An American Tourist’s Healthcare Experience in Europe
  11. Tulsi Opposes Torture and Regime Change Wars
  12. Where is our Freedom Party?
  13. Talk: Chelsea Manning, Grand Juries, College, Mega Corporate Non-Free Market
  14. Our History: The Divided Poor Utilized by the Rich
  15. World, Corrupticians, & Media: Backstabbing Assange
  16. World: Venezuela’s Economic Crisis Explained
  17. Comedy: Jimmy, Graham, Ron, Stef…

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-30-2019 (12 videos)

Once more an enlightening video compilation so we can spend time on our weekend to educate ourselves for desirable change rather than letting ourselves be dumbed down by the corporate media. Enjoy!

Topics:

  1. Society: The Crippling Corporate Culture
  2. Isms: Socialism vs Fascism
  3. Corruption: Law Run by the Thieves – The ‘Big Four’
  4. Revolutionary History: What to learn from the Bolsheviks
  5. Unions: Top Middle-Class Unionizing Against its Decline
  6. News: U.S. Election Rigging, Venezuela, Yellow Vests, Social Media Censorship
  7. Media: ‘The Cleaners’ Who Scrub Social Media
  8. World: U.S. Sabotage of Venezuelan Power Plant?
  9. Capitalism: Greed Ends the Age of Antibiotics
  10. Change: Government is a Tool
  11. Democracy: Our Fraudulent Elections
  12. A Good Life for All: The Citizen Dividend (a.k.a. UBI)

 

I. Society: The Crippling Corporate Culture

Here is an old, yet outstanding, speech by Chris Hedges. It’s from April 3, 2013. If you are certain to have heard most of this before and are short on time, you may fast forward to 1:05:32 where his wrap-up starts and hits hard: https://youtu.be/KJ9nvAX-S1g?t=3932 Otherwise, here the clip starts from the beginning:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Chris Hedges – America from the Outside – How the World sees US – 2013”)

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-16-2019 (21 videos)

Heroic women and children and even some men… Definitely don’t miss AOC’s talk with Bill Nye at the beginning of this video compilation and absolutely not the world-wide school children’s uprising videos at the end including a jaw-dropping speech by the little girl that started it.

  1. AOC & Bill Nye – Wow! (and more)
  2. Why Capitalism Sucks (3 spiffy videos)
  3. Rebelling against Human Extinction
  4. Empire (Plot against Venezuela, U.S. Colonies, & the Alternative)
  5. Media War
  6. Whistle Blower War
  7. Hope from Action: AMAZING World-Wide School Kids’ Climate Protests

 

I. AOC & Bill Nye – Wow! (and more)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AOC Surprised by Bill Nye at SXSW”)

Summary: Not one person paying painfully for another, but investing in a great future for us all. We can all win together. No more hopeless cringing. Time for courage and change.

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-09-2019 (12 videos)

Great speech by and discussion with Chris Hedges, great conversation between Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky, great economic and social insights from Richard Wolff, a great exposure of the surveillance capitalism turning us all into bots by Shoshana Zuboff interviewed by Amy Goodman, amazing new insights on Venezuela from Greg Palast interviewed by Jimmy Dore. Yanis Varoufakis speaking about the antidemocratic European cartel and the fight for liberty and justice in Europe. And there is more: such as the psychology of conservatives and progressives, the destruction of our social human bonds by capitalism, neoliberals beginning to recognize their faults, and updates on Net Neutrality and the media war.

List:

  1. Great Chris Hedges Speech and Discussion
  2. Nader & Chomsky Conversation
  3. Economic Update
  4. The New Surveillance Industry Turns us into Their Bots
  5. Amazing New Insights on Venezuela
  6. Solidarity vs Tribalism
  7. Rules-Following Conservatives vs Creative Progressives
  8. The Social Poison of Capitalism
  9. The Oh-So-Wholesome ‘Center’ in Politics
  10. Wall Street “Dem” Admits their Failures
  11. Net Neutrality Update
  12. Media War

Note: Over time these video weekend posts have grown to a very large size. For now they are shrinking since I am stuck in continued education costing me much time in an effort to resurrect a former career to rescue myself from sweatshops and precarious short-term/regular-un/and-frequent-under-employment. You still got hours of enlightening stuff to watch for your weekend, though, instead of pointless sports, bad entertainment, and cable propaganda “news”. Enjoy:

 

I. Great Chris Hedges Speech and Discussion

… from early April 2016, I think, probably shared by me before, but worth witnessing again:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Constructing Rebellion, The Overthrow of Corporate Tyrrany – Chris Hedges”)

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 02-24-2019 (23 videos)

Amazing videos such as (1) an awesome speech by Bolivia’s president exposing our American oligarchy’s crimes, (2) a giant strike in Mexico calling across the border for us to wake up as well, (3) how to stop the DNC from rigging the Primaries against Bernie and Tulsi in 2020… And more: the U.S. empire and its roots in our nation’s traditional dark side, the ridiculous brainwash operations of our mass media, our rigged elections, American fake “Humanitarian Aid”, capitalism, socialism, the smearing and downplaying of Bernie and his “Bernie Bros”, Bernie’s political history, food for thought regarding a better world, and more…

Segments:

  1. Wow! The Bolivian President’s amazing Speech!
  2. Another Wow! Mexicans Calling for American Workers to Wake Up!
  3. The Tension between Value, Price, Justice, & Sensibility
  4. Some U.S. Poverty Stats
  5. Government Censorship
  6. World: Venezuela
  7. U.S. Imperialism & Fake Democracy (+ a bit on Korea, too)
  8. Cowboys & Indians: The Dark Side Within our National Spirit
  9. U.S. Rampant Election Fraud & Raiding of Latin America
  10. U.S. Government Hypocrisy
  11. Global Capitalism & The Pink Tide
  12. Why the Red Cross Rejects U.S. “Humanitarian Aid”
  13. The Faking of our Mass Media
  14. Police Criminalizing Children
  15. Media War (The MSM BS)
  16. Bernie 2020 Projection
  17. Grass Roots Action for Election Integrity in 2020
  18. Food for Thought: Human Nature & Socialism

 

I. Wow! The Bolivian President’s amazing Speech!

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “President Morales Calls Out U.S. Foreign Policy as Trump Listens in UN Security Council Meeting”)  Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 02-24-2019 (23 videos)”

Venezuela Update (Jan. 30 2019)

The last video weekend included three informative videos on the developments in Venezuela (especially the first was a great comprehensive summary and analysis). Here are some latest updates and interesting conversations — different from the imperialist, warmongering propaganda of our corporate establishment media, that is (the ones in parentheses are less juicy):

The brazenly deceitful propaganda we keep getting fed on Venezuela:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Venezuela Propaganda Debunked – People Are Against Coup”)

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 01-19-2019 (22 videos)

Especially the first video you should not miss. It sets the standard for our awareness (and can hopefully be life changing for those whose awareness is still lagging behind). We need to quickly become more aware of the severe flaws and possible changes of our system. Stars: Guy McPherson, Abby Martin, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jill Stein, Chris Hedges, Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Ron Placone, … oh and Bernie, and many more…

Topics:

  1. The End of the World (why we need to act!)
  2. Mentality (L-R duping, Mr. Rogers’ vision)
  3. Documentaries (debt slavery, Left-Behind America)
  4. Land of the Captured, Home of the Debt Slaves
  5. The Rich & their Lapdogs
  6. Capitalist Entitlement
  7. Bernie Questioning Powerfully
  8. Empire Growing
  9. Media War
  10. Trump’s Wall of Absurdity
  11. Pressuring Politicians (AOC)
  12. People’s Movement (incl. the Sunrise Movement)
  13. World: Protests Arising All Over

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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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Political Awakening Video Weekend 09-01-2018 (11 videos)

Once again, this weekend can partly be spent watching and discussing enlightening videos instead of grown men chasing silly balls. Stars: Naomi Klein, Jimmy Dore, Thom Hartmann, Richard Wolff, Abby Martin, Jesse Ventura, Brigida Santos, Ron Placone, Lee Camp, and MPP’s Nick Braña. Topics: secrets of a livable life, the money aristocracy & systemic inequality, neoliberalism privatizing away life, social media war, imperial oligarchy, astute system analysis, gig economy, and our oligarchic politics.   Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 09-01-2018 (11 videos)”

Video Weekend 05-26-2018 (14 videos)

Once again a wide range of online videos about the wrongs of our world and our fight to fix them. Don’t forget to share. Stars and outlets: Jimmy Dore, Kyle Kulinski, The Real News, Democracy Now, Gayle McLaughlin, Richard Wolff, Mike Figueredo, The Majority Report, Yanis Varoufakis, Jesse Ventura, and others on:

  1. The People’s Wishes
  2. Media
  3. Oligarchy (Plutocracy) vs Democracy
  4. Political Corruption
  5. The People’s Fight
  6. Economic Truths
  7. Historic Causes
  8. Poverty and Ethics
  9. Empire

 

I. The People’s Wishes

Polls reveal popular policies:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for: “Majority Supports Progressive Ideas ” and “Data for Progress“)

 

II. Media

Corporate media blocking a constructive public conversation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: »Bernie Yells At Chuck Todd, Stunned By Stupid Question: “Of Course Not!”«)

 

III. Oligarchy (Plutocracy) vs Democracy

The mentality of the lords and our suffering society. Billionaire’s quote: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Billionaires Justifying Their Wealth: ALWAYS Great Content“)

Comment: “Generational theft”, one of those manipulative brainwashing canards from the establishment, suggests that the old are stealing from the young. News flash: the young will become old and wish to retire when their bodies give out. That’s what Social Security was invented for, to ensure at the public level what t the private level often fails, say when senors’ kids died or are too poor themselves to help them through that difficult last phase of life.

Comment: The “entitlement problem”… When I think of an entitlement problem, I think of the billionaires (the 1%) and their right and left hands (the next 10 to 20%) who live in privilege that 99.9% of them were born into (the others being gold diggers and unscrupulous business predators such as hedge fund managers). They think they are entitled to owning the whole world and having us unwashed masses exit purely to serve them and powder their asses. But those very same demon lords paid PR crooks in “think tanks”, the twin-party tyranny, and the mass media to flip the term and accuse out of luck working class Americans of “entitlement” when they gratefully accept desperately needed help from a government that was created by our founders specifically to lend such help as part of serving the people. The hypocrisy and entitlement thinking of the parasites and predators living a demon lords life at the top of our dungheap society, such as this guy squeezing his wealth from thousands of Home Depot workers, are really stunning. Their motto: Me and my friends have done well. So, what’s the problem?

Antidemocratic philosophies and machinations:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democracy in Chains: The Radical Right’s Stealth Attack on American Democracy“)

 

IV. Political Corruption

The party bosses personally rig the primaries:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive Catches Dem’s Rigging Ballot Selection In New Jersey“)

Why not to vote Republican (no reason to vote “Democratic” either):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Republican Voters Get SLAPPED With Reality“)

Let’s not forget that voting for establishment “Democrats” is also self-defeating for the American People.

 

V. The People’s Fight

Great ideas, including the building of a broad progressive tent (~6:56):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why Are Million$ Pouring Into CA Lt. Governor Race?“)

News Update on the People’s Grass Roots Fight: A Teacher running amazingly successfully against a party boss, being blocked out by the media, and having an army of volunteers…

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive FIERCELY Challenging Corrupt Corporatist Dianne Feinstein“)

 

VI. Economic Truths

The truth about risks and profits (risks for us, profits for the rich). Workers run more risks than entrepreneurs and investors:

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

Gist: We are always being told that capitalist inequality is justified by entrepreneurs/investors taking risks with their wealth when they invest into businesses. In truth, if they are half-way smart or well consulted, their eggs are never in a single basket. Meanwhile, workers who “choose” to work for them can loose their jobs, employability, homes, healthcare, and families when those entrepreneurs/investors or their CEOs make mistakes or callous decisions. As workers, in our current system, we live at the mercy of the plutocrats, A.K.A. the 1% and their henchmen.

Money is political, bank magic, inflation, deflation, gold standard, bitcoin, growing fascism, system analysis, DM, healthcare profiteering, pretenses of right-wing populists, changing the conversation…:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “A Brief History of Capitalism. Yanis Varoufakis Interview“)

 

VII. Historic Causes

How our society of plight and suffering was built:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The American Industrial Revolution“)

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Just the Facts: The Emergence of Modern America- The Gilded Age“)

 

VIII. Poverty and Ethics

Morality Revival: The New Poor People’s Campaign fights Policy Violence.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: ““It’s Time for Moral Confrontation”: New Poor People’s Campaign Stages Nationwide Civil Disobedience“)

 

IX. Empire

Empire’s Dark Side (esp. interesting the unconstitutionality of U.S. wars and empire 12:43 min in):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Empire In Crisis & Bruce Fein”)

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Ending Note: It takes me at least 100 hours of spare time each month to research and write news updates and analyses and work on my book. Please widely share links to these articles, so this work is not for naught. You can also help in other ways (including much needed financial support). Only together can we change this messed-up world. Let’s do it! 🙂