Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-17 (15 videos)

Meaningful videos from this week, incl. People’s Party! (unfortunately me so busy struggling to get back into wage slavery taking continued education crash courses, I only had a few hours this Sunday to search and check these out… still worth sharing, though… esp. the People’s Party stuff). BTW, I lack time to share this link on social media (and I get censored on them), so please subscribe, comment, and share. Enjoy what you find here!

Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos, Graham Elwood (The Political Vigilante), The Jimmy Dore Show, David Doel (The Rational National), and Nick Brana + Jerry Perez.

Topics/Sections:

  1. Pandemic Ghost Towns
  2. Our Predatory Capitalism’s Insanity
  3. Jesse is Back (Notes: empire, socialism, bankruptcy…)
  4. The Jimmy Dore Show
  5. The Rational National
  6. Movement for a People’s Party

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-30 (20 videos)

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. This week’s wakeful video collection starts with impressive songs dedicated to Bernie (revealing a grassroots movement) and ends with a song joining the white and brown people otherwise pitted against each other by the ruling top. In between there are amazing system analyzing and tactics exposing videos (covering both the U.S. and Latin America) such as one that exposes the deadly alliance between the oligarchs and religiously mind-warped people at the bottom, these top and bottom groups joined together to exalt themselves at an awfully utter expense to nations’ peoples humanity’s future. Also new insights on recent events and presidential candidates. And, of course, some stuff to read, too.

Stars and channels: musicians, Chris Hedges, Abby Martin (Empire Files), Krystal Ball (The Hill), The Grayzone, Michael Brooks, Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Jamarl Thomas (revealing why many elderly Blacks support Biden), Democracy Now!, The Real News Network, Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK, Inti Illimani and Quilapayun…

Topics:

  1. Bernie Songs ***
  2. The Deadly Alliance ***
  3. Hedge Funds Betting on the Coming Recession, Undermined Unions vs Strikes, … **
  4. Why Some of the Establishment Opposes its Own Member (Trump)
  5. Corruptician Crookery
  6. Candidates (Fake Progressive Warren, Tulsi vs Harris, Biden, Trump)
  7. Murderous Presidents in Power
  8. Mindset **
  9. Bolivian Coup: Visiting Bolivia to Find Out
  10. Brazil Update
  11. When White & Brown Join

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-19 (26 videos)

This weekend collection of wakeful videos has two main sections: (A) much on this week’s candidate issues (esp. real & false progressives) and (B) much on the forces that create right-wingers/neo-nazis and neoliberals/meritocracy-believers & hillbots — and if or how to deal with them. The first group is mostly created from people crushed onto the floor, the second mostly from upper middle-classers who won life’s lottery at least to some extent and are either contemptuous or dismissive and ignorant of those who didn’t. Then these two camps go at each other’s throats without realizing that they are being manipulated from the top to defend the status quo that causes all this division and endless suffering.

So much stuff, I had to move some to a ‘part B’ follow-up.

Topics:

  1. Bernie (Black Movement, Grassroots Organizer, Endorsements)
  2. AOC on a Just Society & a Planet to Live
  3. Mike Gravel’s Analysis: +Bernie, +Tulsi, -Warren
  4. Best Not to Waste Efforts on Hillbots
  5. Normalized Presidential Violations (Forget Impeachments)
  6. Big Money Buying Our Minds
  7. How People at the Bottom are Duped into Fascism
  8. What Makes the Lower White Working Class Dangerous
  9. How to Talk to Cultists (like Fascists)
  10. The False License to Dominate
  11. How & Why the “Christian” Right Was Manufactured
  12. Media War on Bernie & the American People
  13. Entertainment: Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’
  14. Humor: HRC BS
  15. Humor: Talking Back to an Establishment Shill
  16. Try Some Anti-Commercialism (Teen without iPhone)

 

1. Bernie (Black Movement, Grassroots Organizer, Endorsements)

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders

Why African Americans are on FIRE for Bernie Sanders
African Americans For Bernie Sanders  
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-13 (24 videos)

Such cool videos picked up this week! These weekly compilations are really worth sharing. So much wrong today. And so much improvement we can make happen. — Unfortunately, the 31 videos I picked out this week are just too many. I have postponed some for next week. Don’t miss them! 😉

Stars & channels: Bernie Sanders, The Humanist Report, John Spritzler, Be Inspired, TeleSUR, The Real News Network, Richard Wolff, Jimmy Dore, The Zero Hour, Michael Brooks, Ralph Nader, The Hill, LastWeekTonight, Democracy Now!, Redacted Tonight, The Hill, ItHadToBeSaid, and more…

Topics:

  1. Bernie (The Role in Life, Money out of Politics, MSM)
  2. Wage Slavery & The High Cost of Bad Leadership
  3. Our Manufactured E-Lives: Owned by Commercialism & “Smart” Phones
  4. Our Junk Economy: Wealth Accumulation by Dispossession
  5. Addressing Disparity with More of the Same
  6. No Left & Right: The ‘Elites’ Stick Together
  7. Inequality System (CEO Kings, Global World Oppression)
  8. Deified Greed
  9. Trumpoholics (Impeachable Offenses, Can his Impeachment Succeed?)
  10. Climate Crisis (Humor, Politics, XR Movement)
  11. World: Revolutionary Haiti, Uprising Ecuador
  12. Media: Real News Instead of Blabbermouths
  13. Why Russiahhh?!? (ahead of all other possible smears & excuses)
  14. Today’s American Depravity
  15. School as Prison & Boot Camp: Our Manipulation Starts in the Schools

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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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Political Awakening Video Weekend 01-27-2019 (17 videos)

Stars: David Doel (The Rational National), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Bob Hennelly, Thom Hartmann, Dahl Jamail, Ralph Nader, Josh Fox, Bruce Fein, Laura Flanders, Nomi Prins, Niko House, AOC, Cenk Uygur, Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett, Jimmy Dore, Ben Norton, Abby Martin, Greg Wilpert, Paul Jay, Brigida Santos, Jamarl Thomas, Bernie Sanders…

Topics:

  1. AOC: Wow, a Congress Person Exposes our National Immorality
  2. Even Elder White Americans Waking Up to our National Immorality
  3. MLK’s Secret
  4. Economy: Public Spending
  5. Climate etc. Crisis: Getting Mentally Ready
  6. Climate & Toxic Water: Fracking Out (also: Presidential Wars)
  7. Banking Conversation
  8. Niko House on AOC
  9. AOC’s Marginal Tax Proposal
  10. The Billionaire’s Bana Republic: U.S.A.
  11. The Meritocracy Falsehood
  12. Medicare for All – Getting Watered Down?
  13. World: Venezuela
  14. Upcoming Candidates, Anti-Corruption & Election Integrity Moves
  15. Political World Built on Bernie

 

I. AOC: Wow, a Congress Person Exposes our National Immorality

… and a great speech by a Canadian pointing out what should be obvious to everyone but some of us are still blind to:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for David Doel (The Rational National) and the title: “AOC: A World With Billionaires Is Immoral”)

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Short yet Smashing Speech by Chris Hedges

As a follow-up to Monday’s sharing of Chris Hedges’s and Richard Wolff’s great recent conversation and yesterday’s sharing of late Ed Schultz’s Swan Song Speech (less far along but perhaps the exactly right stepping stone for some people who have still a little to catch up), here is another speech by Chris Hedges, a short one this time (only 16 minutes!) but still packing a big punch. Enjoy:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for ChrisSmileyMedia and the title: “Chris Hedges Revolutionary Speech”)

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Video Weekend 06-30-2018 (13 videos)

This weekend’s online video compilation sports stars like Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader, Nick Brana, Jimmy Dore, Lee Camp, Ron Placone, Richard Wolff, “The Rational National”, and more. It deals with many important topics (most especially understanding what is really going on, why we are divided, and what we can do to fix things) ranging across the following categories:

  1. System Analysis
  2. Awakening Journey
  3. Police State
  4. Candidates (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)
  5. Poor People’s Campaign
  6. Media (and their fake news)
  7. Establishment Walls
  8. Mentality for Change
  9. Economy
  10. People Manipulation

 

I. System Analysis

Two top analysts and activists exposing our loss of democracy (Ralph Nader & Chris Hedges, need I say more?):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Ralph Nader, Chris Hedges and the title: “American Mythology and the loss of democracy”)

 

II. Awakening Journey

I have been having issues with TYT ever since they endorsed $Hillary after Bernie was cheated out of the 2016 primaries. On the whole, I find them too friendly towards the “Democratic” Party and too optimistic of the chances for taking it over from within, but we are all on different stops along our political awakening journey, and when someone who is still on a stop behind me says some good things, I do find it worth sharing:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TYT, Cenk Uygur, and the title: “Here Come the Pitchforks! The Left Fights Back, Everybody Loses It!”)

 

III. Police State

To police or not to police, that’s the question:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TheRealNews and the title: “The Limits of Police Reform: The Origins and Ends of the Police”)

 

IV. Candidates

Democracy Now’s Interview of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her historic victory:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for “Democracy Now!” and the title: “28-Year-Old Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Primary on Medicare for All & Abolishing ICE”)

If you missed them, I put out two prior posts this week (also with great videos) on Alexandria and her very pleasing victory, including an analysis of how well the DP takeover is working (or rather isn’t, unfortunately, making us need to emphasize a different strategy):

 

V. Poor People’s Campaign

Coverage of and talk about the Poor People’s Campaign:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TheRealNews and the title: “The Poor People’s Campaign Speaks Out Against War and Poverty”)

Comment: As for listening before talking and taking newspapers to the suffering communities, there is a cheap and simple way. Newspapers cost materials and money to print. Links to this here site are free. And if some people in those communities have trouble reading, daily reading will rapidly improve your reading, writing, and speaking skills. (sorry, that’s the teacher in me speaking)

 

VI. Media

Immigration demonization and percentage number games:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: “Fox News Research Debunks Fox News Immigration Reporting”)

How the false world news are manufactured:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TheRealNews and the title: “Exposing the OAS’ Anti-Venezuela, Pro-US Bias and Right-Wing Hypocrisy”)

 

VII. Establishment Walls

Discussion about serious flaws in trying to fight the rigged system from within establishment parties. Case Bernie:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: »Another Bernie Organizer “Dem Exits” & Here’s Why«)

Can a people’s champion prevail in the “Democratic” (or Republican) Party machine?

Around 7:50 min in, Nick Brana hits upon a very important fact that too many people still don’t get:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Ron Placone and the title: “Will Bernie Ever Join Peoples’ Party? w/ Nick Brana”)

 

VIII. Mentality for Change

Next, an important video on the mentality behind the “conservative”-”liberal” divide which the oligarchy so gladly exploits and which we must learn to overcome, uniting as one American people again.

Why we are divided into two tribes and a hint at overcoming the divide:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TED-Ed and the title: “The moral roots of liberals and conservatives – Jonathan Haidt”)

Comment: Everybody seems to agree on harm and fairness. A question to both, self-defined “conservatives” and self-defined “liberals” about their differences: Would authority be bad if it came from a just and enlightened government that truly represented us all and were fully accountable (authority such as to prevent and prosecute crime)? Should we be joined into different tribes hating on each other instead of the American People dedicated to liberty and justice for all, recognizing that liberty and justice also include the realm of economics like a good income for all, not getting ripped off by global billionaires, and money removed from politics? And for purity, hasn’t our society derailed when corrupt politics, business management, and media are considered normal; when students beat up teachers, seniors are dismissed as useless trash; when TV floods us with way too much sex and violence and twelve-year olds are looking to have sex, just to mention a few things? Not all of these derailments can necessarily be solved by state power. At the same time, we probably cannot overcome our system corruption (such as in politics) unless we clean house inside our minds and hearts.

 

IX. Economy

The United States of Agony and Suicide, money in politics, the rapacious unscrupulous “elite”, and student debt:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Richard Wolff, Democracy at Work, and the title: “Economic Update: Contradictions Coming Home”)

Note: Well said: “When you have a society in which profits are more important than people, it’s the logical conclusion [that] we are failing to plan for the future. And there is no reason for society to be run this way. And if you look at how we appropriate money and resources it is all part of a plan to [make the rich richer by squeezing others].”

 

X. People Manipulation

A good run down of the myth by which the oligarchy keeps us in mental chains. Also, the corruption in our legal system:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Redacted Tonight and the title: “~202~ Eight Great Myths Of America, Socialist Beats Corporate Dem & More”)

Comment: I know, Lee Camp screams a lot, but even if your ears hurt, he often is very worth listening to.

The establishment’s smears don’t wait. They are already smearing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Rational National and the title: “Ben Shapiro Blasts Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez For ‘Radical’ Platform”)

Comments:

  1. I suspect that members of the “Democratic” gang will keep playing such progressive victories down as anomalies, while members of the Republican gang describe them as a scary irrational movement out to ruin the nation with unaffordable gifts under the Christmas tree. Each are preaching in the way they know has been working for a long time to their specific audiences, doing everything i their power to keep the American people divided.
  2. I regularly mention the millionaire minions who guard and work in support of the robber billionaires, upholding and further rigging our political and economic system – and playing with people’s heads – in order to enrich themselves with blood money from the oligarchy. Ben Shapiro, as revealed in this video, does exactly that. He isn’t giving you the news or sensible analyses of it. He is on the payroll to manipulate voters on behalf of the scum we sometimes call “elite”.
  3. The occupation of Iraq wasn’t merely a “mistake”. It was a war crime killing, crippling, and dislodging millions, destabilizing the whole region, and thus even lead to ISIS.
  4. These shills are not conservative voices. They are Republican voices. We all are a mix of conservative and progressive inside (or even “liberal”, if you like that word). These shills are shephers for the political establishment gang known as the Republican party who cultivates a voter bloc to uphold the establishment, just like the “Democratic Party” gang does on the co-opted, or should I say faux, left. As the DP is faux-left/liberal/progressive, the GOP is faux-conservative. They are all about pushing the right buttons in people to get them to divide and vote against their own interests and values.
  5. Extremely important point well said: “The money is already being allocated, but it is not being allocated to the vast majority of people, it is being given to the people at the top and to multinational corporations who are also at the top. These are the people who have all the power [and wealth] already, and they continue to squeeze you dry for every f***ing cent you have.”

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Being Human or Vermin

Human nature has both a bright and a dark side. Which circumstances bring one or the other to the fore? I think, we may best answer the question by looking at times of war when the largest numbers of people are driven by the dark side and atrocities reach extremes.   Continue reading “Being Human or Vermin”

Video Weekend 06-16-2018 (12 videos)

This online video compilation for enriching weekend watching presents news and sharp analyses over a wide spectrum of issues, among these: wrongful government spending; oligarchy; disaster capitalism (such as is currently ravaging Puerto Rico); better health in China than the U.S.; burial of the Bernie Bro Myth; the establishment’s smoke and mirrors; the race to the bottom; voting, guns, and healthcare in Australia, and an expert analysis of the “Democratic” Party’s psychology.

 

I. Government Spending

Bernie speaking in the Senate about “our” government’s blank-check war industry spending ($716 billion – more than the next ten countries combined while always whining about the deficit when it comes to helping American families in trouble):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Our National Priorities: Endless Defense Spending or Working Families?“)

A comment left on Youtube: »“Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.” Psalms 82:3-4«

Why we “Can’t Afford” Nice Things. When billionaires and their politician shills tell us we can’t afford nice things like healthcare for non-billionaires, it’s not because the government is poor (after all, it spends avishly on the war industry and on tax cuts for the billionaires) but because the billionaires siphon off the government money into their own coffers and they don’t want it to go elsewhere:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Billionaire Says We “Can’t Afford” ‘Medicare for All,’ Bernie Sanders Responds“)

 

II. Disaster Capitalism

The pillaging of Puerto Rico:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: ““The Battle for Paradise”: New Intercept Doc Goes Inside Struggle over Puerto Rico’s Future“)

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Puerto Rico, “Playground for the Privileged”: Investors Move In as Homes Foreclose & Schools Close“)

 

III. Empire

Bernie warms up to the fight for a responsible foreign military policy:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie’s Amazing Foreign Policy Smackdown Excites Progressives“)

The U.S. Empire’s heavy hand in Venezuela explained in a nutshell:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[114] Abby Martin & The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down VenezueIa“)

 

IV. Bernie Bro Myth

Burial of the Bernie Bro Myth

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “New Poll Completely Demolishes the ‘Bernie Bro’ Myth“)

 

V. Smoke & Mirrors

Fake Charities and Humanitarian Foundations. The thieving oppressive oligarchs like to make themselves look good with charities and also appease and co-opt people by pretending that organizations are in place that take on humanity’s problems when in reality they only white-wash the oligarchy and its cruel empires. So, is it any wonder that only crowd-funding supports truly helpful organizations, candidates, and alternative media (sadly way too little, in part because of these false flag organizations giving the impression that we underprivileged folks don’t have to sacrifice our few hard-earned dollars)?

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Garry Kasparov Unhinged! – His Human Rights Scam Exposed w/Thor Halvorssen“)

 

VI. Economy

China now has better health than we do, the race to the bottom with systematic tactics to impoverish working people, and more:

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

 

VII. Oligarchy

As Bernie Sanders says, this is what oligarchy looks like:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Amazon & Bezos Screw Homeless In Seattle“)

 

VIII. Elsewhere in the World

Voting, guns, and healthcare in Australia:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “What America can Learn from Australia’s Progressives“)

 

IX. System Analysis

Today’s America: a system where nobody in power does anything for working people anymore. The disease of the “Democratic” Party:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Frank : “Trump won because Clinton and the Democrats dismissed the concerns of working people””)

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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! 🙂