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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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)”

The ‘Private Property’ Demon behind Inequality

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In a video I will share this weekend, I heard the following phrase: “In the criminal justice system the people are repressed by two separate but equally important important groups: the police who defend private property and the policy makers who criminalize disobedience”. When I heard “the police who defend private property and the policy makers…” my mind spun ahead completing the sentence with “the policy makers who define private property”.

Why did that pop up in my head? Well it is because of the immoral and cruelly corrupt system of human life into which I was born and in which I therefore have had to utterly waste my short time on Earth. It arranges and justifies its inequality and its abuse of people – and even the destruction of our life-supporting environment – on the concept of private property.

And what is that concept of private property? How is it defined for us?

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The Putrescent Core of Capitalism

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After 16 years of no such thing, I finally managed to go on a vacation intended to heal my deteriorated body and relax my strained mood. A cheap last-minute deal of a flight and low-cost room in a hostel had to do. On our trip, my accompanying family member and I got into a talk with another vacationer. He turned out to have been robbed on his vacation. We invited him to a warm meal which brightened his day having had to live on cheap loaves of bread for a week.   Continue reading “The Putrescent Core of Capitalism”

The Fox in Charge of the Henhouse: Some Stats

When the corporate state goes full bore (or should we say ‘boar’?), you get a complete reversal of the justice system. Fines, imprisonment, and family separations against weak individuals (such as immigrants and all sorts of poor people) soar while the rich and their corporations don’t even get slaps on their wrists anymore. Examples: In the 1st year of the oh-so-swamp-draining Trump Administration, not only did mistreatments of immigrants (which had already been very bad under Obama) ratchet up to new heights, but corporate fines by the Department of (In-)Justice dropped 90%! By the EPA it even plummeted 94%! Nine more agencies dropped their duty to the people by also shocking amounts. To see a bunch of relevant numbers (and graphics usable as memes), check out this article: ‘Law and Order’ Trump Is Soft on Corporate Crime and Wrongdoing

Or, if you have the time and the guts to see how fully blown our corporate takeover is, you can dig into Public Citizen’s full report (PDF).

Sorry for the bad news, but only when we face reality can we change it for the better. Keep visiting Beanstock’s World to find out how we can make substantial change (even with simple measures). Best sign up for notifications of new posts.

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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)”

Living to Live

The green-blooded moneycrats who rule us, think life is all about money. Well, it is not. That’s why they ruin our lives. Let’s take a look at people who have turned their back on the the corrupt system and hear what they have to tell:

Human connections and interactions count much more in human happiness than material things:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Route 66: Free living and liberty at a rural commune “)

Comment: In my imagination I would love to live in such a commune (except for my physical handicaps and the gross hunt for squirrels who I see neither as nasty tree rats nor tasty morsels). It would be so much better not having to fight over incomes and savings with my neighbors but rather support one another, be fellows and friends rather than desperate strugglers pitted against each other by a system that is set up to do so.   Continue reading “Living to Live”

We Need a Considerate Compassionate Culture

All day, every day, I meet people with virtual blinders on. Last week, in order to help out desperate family members against government reprisals (the details are private) I accepted a menial job in a sweatshop for which I am totally overqualified in terms of education and professional experience but physically underqualified due to bad health. The task is to de-staple, de-eyelet, de-booklet thousands of paper sheets each day to make them scannable. The papers are banking files. It’s unbelievable how many inches of papers are put together for a single person’s single credit by bank clerks many of whom also plaster them with countless staples, metal eyelets, and so forth only for other people to get paid a minimum wage to remove all those troublesome metal pieces again prior to digital scanning. The hand-breaking job reminds me of the movie scene of two guys digging and tossing the dirt into each other’s holes. This dumb job is quite symbolic of the socio-economic system of today in which we modern humans waste away our lifetimes.

One of my colleagues told a local bank branch director that his workers place way too many staples and such on their paperwork requiring a lot of work to remove them again. The director’s only response was laughter. Rather than musing about instructing his clerks not to waste so much time and metal that only raises the banks’ costs for scan preparation he just laughed.   Continue reading “We Need a Considerate Compassionate Culture”

Living for Whom?

Someone said that since life is so painfully short, it’s a shame to waste it being a supporting character in someone else’s story. That’s exactly how so much of my life has felt: working myself to the bone to make others rich and get nothing to show for myself in the end. Each time things were looking up, another big corporate move or Wall Street crash ended my blossoming career, had me use up my savings until I finally found a new foothold, and the cycle repeated. Now, as I am getting old, all I can see having achieved is making the rich richer and sliding ever deeper into poverty myself. Is it any wonder that I have come to question the system that has so cursed me from the cradle to the grave that all my many skills and talents and hard work left me and so many others in the ditch? What was I born for? To be a mere supporting character in a few privileged folks’ story?

How is that to be a life worth living? Working just to survive is not a life worth living. What’s the point of working yourself to the bone and suffering endlessly? How can any of the rich ‘elite’ condemning others to such a non-life live with themselves if they aren’t complete psychopaths (which I suspect most of them are) or totally ignorant of the conditions under which so many of us must subsist thanks to a rigged system which lifts up the rich and dunks the rest of us? Maybe, instead of writing these posts which hardly anyone knows about and reads, I should post a sign on this planet: Don’t get born here!

What are your prospects on Earth when a majority just hopes to get by and a minority wants to outstrip everyone else and gets to do so because the majority is so busy surviving and so trusting of authority that they let them do it? How can you live a life worth living in such a world?

That’s right: the only way is to be born into privilege and be part of the callous 1%.

Then, again, there is one alternative: the many of us waking up to the nature of the warped system in which we live and putting our shoulder to the wheel to change it.

Join us fighters for a good world to live in if you haven’t done so, yet. Wake up your fellow dream walkers. Share the waking voices of this site and other sites with all your friends and family. Become a patron if you can afford to and – again – ask those in your circles to do the same. At the very least keep reading the articles and watching the videos here. They are meant to wake up and rally the many for a world in which we can all live proper lives.

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P.S.: Since the path to a good world includes making government serve its people, here is a pretty good read you might want to check out (on how non-serving of the people our government currently is): Government of the People, by the People, for the People. NOT. (warning, this article seems to be posted on a libertarian site, thus only criticizing government but not offering a solution, and I may have merely breezed through it rather than read it word for word back when I noted it down as a good read… so take this recommendation with a grain of salt… I see good critiques made in it though when I check)

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Sharing to Survive vs Robbing to Get Rich

When our ancestors had to make due with barely any technology and infrastructure, cooperation and sharing allowed our species to survive. A dangerous lion or cave bear or nutritious mammoth could only be killed by a cooperative group of men armed with mere spears. A day’s lucky hunter couldn’t eat all of his boar’s meet or put it in a freezer, so he shared it around. The next day when he came back empty-handed others would share their quarry with him. A sick member of the tribe was cared for rather than fired from his or her job and denied health coverage, in order to preserve the community marked by interdependence. Decrepit elder tribe members were fed and cared for with no demand for pay; and when a great drought threatened the tribe’s survival, the eldest member of the tribe could tell his younger fellows about a remote spring that had rescued the tribe from a similar drought in his childhood.   Continue reading “Sharing to Survive vs Robbing to Get Rich”