Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-14 (17 videos)

Another mix of best videos from this week. A really nice personal interview with Bernie. Deep insights into inequality and the fight for equality. More on censorship and the mass media brainwash. the generational shift from capitalism to socialism, class relations, abusive white supremacy, free speech, and removing the rich from power. Stars: Bernie anders, John Spritzler, Cornel West, Richard Wolff, David Harvey, Lee Camp, The Rational National, Niko House, Kyle Kulinski, ColdFusion, John Carlos Frey and Amy Goofman (on Democracy Now), cholitas on Redfish, and more.

Topics:

  1. A Nicely Personal Bernie Interview
  2. “Equal Opportunity”: The Sneaky Proposal of a Level Playing Field
  3. Economy: Capitalism/Socialism Generational Shift
  4. Class Relations Becoming Visible (and the Constant Counter Strikes from the Top)
  5. Media: MSM effing us & the Constant False Narratives
  6. Media War: Censorship on Youtube
  7. CIA Wants to Keep Torture Crimes Secret
  8. The Oligarchy’s War on Honest Politicians
  9. Cornel West Exposing Joe Biden & Kamala Harris
  10. Bernie’s People Power
  11. Media: Fox Celebrates Wage Slavery
  12. Why Progressive Organizations Don’t Advocate Removing the Rich from Power
  13. Revisiting the Banking Racket
  14. We Need Assange More than He Needs Us
  15. White Supremacy  Immigrant Discrimination
  16. Cholitas: Brown People Fighting for Human Equality

 

1. A Nicely Personal Bernie Interview

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for NowThis News and the title: “Why Bernie Sanders Isn’t Worried About Overpromising | NowThis”)   Continue reading “Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-14 (17 videos)”

Political Awakening Video Weekend 10-14-2018 (10 videos + 6 micros)

Stars: Virginia Eubanks, Chris Hedges, RJ Eskow, Alex Lawson, Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad, Stephanie Kelton, Jimmy Dore, Josh Androsky, Lee Camp et al., Mike Figueredo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Mark Steiner, D.D. Guttenplan, Thom Hartmann, Jeff Sharlet, and Nick Brana.

Topics:

  1. (Un)Fair Society
  2. U.S. History of Fighting for a Fair Society
  3. Medicare vs the Robber Billionaires
  4. Economic Updates
  5. Money in the Economy Explained (incl. MMT)
  6. Public Banking for a Better World
  7. News (Trade Deal, ‘elite’ SCOTUS Picks, Tax Scams, U.S. Syrian Raid)
  8. Progressives vs SJW Corporatist “Dems”
  9. Hate-Filled Groups for the Oligarchy
  10. Evil ‘Elite’ Mindsets
  11. Movement for a People’s Party

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Equality of Means, not “Opportunities”

What we need is not the neoliberally toted equality of opportunity, but an equality of means!!! The word opportunity can be interpreted in quite unequal ways, turning the equality of opportunity mantra into a trick to scam people into accepting gross disparity in real living conditions. The remote opportunity of the rags-to-riches legend which hardly ever turns into reality for anyone (and usually only by harming others in the process) compares poorly with what I would call a means equality. Considering the vast difference in life’s starting conditions between upper class privilege and lower class deprivation, the claim of having equality of opportunity becomes a sarcastic joke. Furthermore, when someone falls down on their luck, should we have no compassion whatsoever and deny any help based on the sociopathic idea of everybody being responsible only for themselves?   Continue reading “Equality of Means, not “Opportunities””

Video Weekend 11-25-2017 (12 Videos)

Twelve great videos befitting our Thanksgiving week. The first is a report on the current GOP tax scam and the near future our oligarchs are planning for us. Ack! The other 11 videos are thoughts from around the world about the UBI portion of the great future we must fight for. Various angles, differing views… I left out the bogus status-quo-worshipping and economic-evil-justifying claims from disgusting people since I don’t want to spoil anyone’s weekend… luckily I didn’t come across a lot to begin with. Phew! — So, let’s move on to a bunch of thoughtful and uplifting, yes uplifting (except for the 1st one, I suppose), weekend videos.

 

I. The Present Mess:

The future the current lords are planning for us:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bankers Unwittingly Admit Tax Cuts Don’t Help Workers“)

 

II. Thinking About the Future — Various Views on a UBI

In my “holy trinity” proposition[1][2][3] of a great economic system forming a shared assets economy using these three parts – a universal basic income (inherited citizen’s dividend), an earned (through work) assets dividend, and a public monetization of needed work (federal job guarantee) – the UBI is one of the currently most discussed measures:

Even the rich see sense in a UBI (mostly a safeguard against our pitchforks, for sure):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why the World’s Richest Say a Universal Basic Income is Good Policy!”)

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