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 2021-09-17 (12 videos)

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Summary: COVID-crap, insane corruption, and building People Power from the bottom.

Stars and channels: Robert Malone on The Jimmy Dore Show, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The People’s Party, On Contact with Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, and Lierre Keith, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Real News Network, Second Thought, NonCompete, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Ron Placone

Topics:

  1. COVID: A Vaccine Researcher Arguing for Less Universal COVID Vaccination
  2. COVID-19: Likelihood of Having been Artificially Created
  3. People’s Party: How the Fake Progressives (like the D Party) Block Actual Progress
  4. Inverted Environmentalism
  5. America’s Decline
  6. Short Review of Military Spending Waste
  7. The Myth Of The “Self-Made” Billionaires
  8. U.S. Criticism from an Expat
  9. People Hurt by a Corrupted-Society Blamed for Themselves
  10. Neo-Liberal/Fascist U.S.
  11. The Ping-Pong of our Two Corrupt Parties
  12. True Democracy & Building People Power from the Bottom
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-23 (15 videos)

Summary: Many excellent reports and interviews/discussions this week! 🙂

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff from Democracy At Work, The Jimmy Dore Show (with a Norman Finkelstein clip), Glenn Greenwald interviewed by Chris Hedges in On Contact, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The World According to Jesse, The Real News Network, The Rational National, Second Thought, Our Changing Climate, Secular Talk, …

Topics:

  1. Organizing People Power – Cool! Don’t Miss This!
  2. The Fake Claims of Capitalism Goodness (like Poverty Reduction)
  3. Are Rural Areas Naturally Right-Wing?
  4. The Morale of Israel & Palestine
  5. Brilliant Democracy & Fascist Dictatorship Insights from Brazil
  6. Capitalism: Winners and Loosers Setup (and lack of organization among us victims)
  7. Systemically Crazy Countries (both Israel and the U.S.)
  8. Worker Co-Ops Network = Workplaces with Solidarity
  9. Our Injustice System
  10. Our Horrible Money Aristocrats Bleeding us Dry – Example: Pharma
  11. Old Good Times vs Today’s Profit Greed of Capital Lords
  12. Antidemocratic Anti-World Billionairism
  13. Public Feelings about Tax (incl. Wish for Taxing the Rich)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-09 (13 videos)

Summary: Curated great videos this week. Various issues, including COVID-19, sick political economy, and censored media.

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Gravel Institute, The People’s Party, Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, Scientific American, Second Thought, The Gravel Institute, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Topics:

  1. Homelessness: A Judge Insisting on Moral Civilization
  2. Economic Update: The Theater of Struggle Between Capitalism and Socialism
  3. Certain Reasons Why American Education is Broken
  4. Media War: Trump as New Boogeyman to Promote Censorship
  5. Our Dishonest Lords Preaching the Opposite of What They Do
  6. Interviewed Person on Mass Media Shifting Into Honesty – Wow!
  7. Current Economic Politics vs FDR’s New Deal
  8. COVID-19: Scientific American on the Coronavirus
  9. Discussion Concluding the People Need to Step Up
  10. Why Capitalism Can’t Fight Human Crises (Like Climate Change)
  11. The Awesome Spirit of the Civil War (an unfinished revolution for common good)
  12. Capitalism’s Immorality Boosting the Pandemic (and the depressingly immoral leadership jobs)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-16 (19 videos)

Again, if you are too short on time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check out and share onward. Major focus this week: mindset of people, politicians’ corruption, and rise of the People’s Party.

Stars & Channels: Harriet Fraad and Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Second Thought, Graham Elwood, Jimmy Dore, The Real News Network, Peoples Assemblies #eTownHalls, The Hill, Noam Chomsky (Democracy Now!), Movement for a People’s Party, …

Topics:

  1. What’s a Billion Dollars?
  2. #DraftJesse Campaign – Jesse Ventura 18% in polls WITHOUT EVEN A CAMPAIGN (yet)
  3. The U.S. #34 of the Top 35 Countries & Our Rigged Financial System Mass-Producing Huge Bubble Bursts
  4. 20% at the Top Get 80% of Retail
  5. U.S. Governments Lying (Way Underreporting) COVID Cases and Deaths to Abandon Protections
  6. Outflanking Biden? Trump’s Executive Orders for Evictions & Student Debt!
  7. “Democratic” Party Using Kamala Harris to Totally Demoralize Progressives
  8. “Democratic” Party Preparing to Loose Again and Blame Russia Again (believed by adult children)
  9. U.S. Schools: Let’s Have our Teachers Maimed and Killed
  10. Congress Goes on a Loooong Vacation During the People’s Crisis
  11. Mindset: Why do 38% of Americans support Donald Trump?
  12. Mindset: The Root of Neoconservatism (Neoliberal White Supremacist Patriarchic Fascism)
  13. Mindset: Race Class Conversation
  14. U.S. Injustice: Corrupt Prisons, Jails, Halfway Houses, Homeless Shelters, & Judges
  15. News on Corrupt Party Politics: AOC Gets 60 sec on the Democratic National Convention
  16. Noam Chomsky: Decades of “the Neoliberal Plague” Left U.S. Unprepared for COVID-19 (and far worse possible pandemics)
  17. People’s Party Update: Nina Turner & Cornell West Join, Jimmy Dore will stream the Convention…

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-05 (27 videos) – Main Theme: Our Inequality

Understanding better our unequal society. And coming to realize that we need to create a nurturing environment that meets basic needs for everybody, rather than continuing to support a system that leeches everything away from almost everyone and places all that stolen prosperity into the vaults of a handful of king-like super-rich — plus their rich and upper-“middle-class” guards. A need to build strong, healthy communities as a basement for and part of revolutionary change before the catastrophic point of no return completely ends our future (the latter only a little discussed).

Since this holiday week produced less vital videos than usual, I dove through older ones that draw a comprehensive picture from which to grow our awareness and build plans.

Channels: Moyers & Company, hearus1, PBS NewsHour, Ubiquity, TEDx Talks, Bernie Sanders Campaign, PRIMO NUTMEG, Democracy Now!, CODEPINK, NonCompete, and more.

Topics (Categories):

  1. Living in our Times (Rich or Struggling) II
  2. Education: Our Toxic Culture of Education
  3. Socialism = Common Ownership (& Liberty from Lords)
  4. Neoliberalism fuels Right-Wing Populism
  5. Billionaires: Are thieves legitimate “winners”?
  6. Iran (esp. the Recent U.S. Terror Strike)
  7. The Past & Future (and What to Do)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-16 (26 videos)

Highlights: An excellent (Hedges & Street) discussion over why we need a true people’s party rather than what we now have, a great video on taxing the rich, a clip about the true reason for the Trump impeachment, revealing issues on candidates (Warren, Tulsi, Yang, Bernie), and, and, and… AND much info on last weekend’s coup in Bolivia plus other world issues.

Stars & Channels: BadEmpanada, Breakfast Club, Chris Hedges (On Contact), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Democracy Now!, goingundergroundRT, Michael Brooks, Press TV, Secular Talk, Stansberry Research, The Grayzone, Krystal Ball (The Hill), Jimmy Dore, The Rational National, and more…

Topics:

  1. Why We Need a True Left Rather than the “D”-Party (Hedges & Street) ***
  2. The “Democratic” Party Against Medicare for All
  3. Taxing the Rich Properly ***
  4. The R-Like D-Party Establishment Bailing out The Banks Instead of Us
  5. SJW Hypocrisy
  6. Rich Farts Celebrating Digital Technocracy
  7. Economic Update: Stocks, Yellow Vest Revolution, Medicare for All
  8. World: Bolivia’s Fascist/Racist/Colonialist Coup
  9. World: Brazil’s Bernie, France’s Blue Vests, Britain’s Bernie…
  10. Murderous Socialism and/or Capitalism (Soviet Union, UK, & U.S. Facts)
  11. Assange: FINALLY an Australian Discussion
  12. Laws & Police to Harass People
  13. The True Reason for the Trump Impeachment
  14. Candidates: Warren (Mask Off), Andrew Yang (Interview), Tulsi (Medicare for All)
  15. Bernie Reality

 

1. Why We Need a True Left Rather than the “D”-Party (Hedges & Street) ***

… one that starts organizing from the ground, allying with people in need, boosting them, and growing a political movement from there rather than bickering about a twittering corrupt president in a totally corrupt upper structure that he is a natural product of.

On Contact: Resistance & the Left with Paul Street ~ RT America (On Contact)

Note: This reminds me of what is happening in West Virginia.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-11-10 (21 videos)

Another collection of great recent videos best not to miss. JFK’s much forgotten amazing speech on Medicare for All, the ways the oligarchy meddles with our minds, the war on journalism and free speech, the people’s uprising sparked by Bernie Sanders, and more and more and more…

Stars & channels: The Political Vigilante, Bernie, Ilhan Omar, The New School, John Spritzler, Jimmy Dore, Democracy At Work, The Real News Network, The Grayzone, The Zero Hour, Democracy Now!, TEDx Talks, goingundergroundRT, World Affairs, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, The Rational National, and more…

Topics:

  1. Amazing Speech: JFK on Medicare for All
  2. Alleged Personal Failings vs Reality
  3. 2015 Panel Chris Hedges and Cornel West
  4. Society for the Rich (Let’s Compete to Death)
  5. Modernizing Cuban Socialism
  6. U.S. War on Journalism and Free Speech
  7. Inequality and the Apparatus of Justification
  8. Violence by the State on Homeless People
  9. Disillusion
  10. MSM Blacking out Bernie AGAIN (Over and Over)
  11. Midwest Voters Snubbed by the ‘Elites’
  12. Bernie for Farmers
  13. Bernie & Ilhan Rally High Points (Minnesota)
  14. Humor: Obama Shames Voters For Criticizing Corrupt Politicians

 

1. Amazing Speech: JFK on Medicare for All

JFK Explains Why US Needs Med4All In 1962 — The Political Vigilante ~ Graham Elwood

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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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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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