Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-08 (23 videos)

Much on how we are being oppressed and kept to suffer in huge inequality and injustice… and how to fight for change to bring us universal common decency, fairness, liberty, and good lives… and how evil gangs fight back against such change… and the role of the National Security State. Enlightening news reports hidden from you on MSM channels, plus satire, humor, music, system analysis… Media not to miss. Watch, share, discuss, grow, and enjoy!

Stars and channels: CODEPINK, DW Documentary, Moderate Rebels, New Economic Thinking, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, thejuicemedia, Michael Brooks, The Real News Network, and more…

Topics:

  1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy
  2. Song: Living in the Wasteland of the Free **
  3. Fighters for Change: MLK & Bernie
  4. Germany reporting on U.S. Poverty
  5. Big or Small Government in Oligarchy
  6. The Blue-Red One-Party System (Fascist Patriot Act Renewed)
  7. Socialist GOP
  8. Business Aristocracy Discussed
  9. Change: Mild Tweaking Won’t Work
  10. Interesting Pre-Election Conversation about Trump
  11. Capitalism = Man-made Impediments against Living Decent Lives
  12. U.S. Poverty so Underreported – Talk w/ the Poor People’s Campaign
  13. World: Bolivia (History before the Coup, Current Coup Situation)
  14. The #1 Reason for Socialism “Failure”
  15. World: France Protests against the Precarious Life Today
  16. Upside Down Lawfulness
  17. Crumbling Society: Schools
  18. Humor: U.S. Healthcare an International Joke

 

1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy

Australia is much like the U.S.:

Honest Government Ad | Quiet Australians ~ thejuicemedia

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 11-10-2018 (20 videos)

Created under great difficulties, today’s Video Weekend focuses primarily on analyzing the midterms and a path forward, but a number of other topics as well.

Stars: Mike Figueredo, Jacqueline Luqman, Paul Jay, Ralph Nader, Abby Martin, Farron Cousins, Anya Parampil, Elijah Manley, Jimmy Dore, Ron Placone, Stef Zamorano, Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Thom Hartmann, Marry Wood, Chris Hedges, “The Democratic Socialist Libertarian”, Paul Jay, Natalie McGill, RT America, Anya Parampil, Eugene Puryear, and trailblazing Nick Brana (and more).

One principal question: Who are we gonna vote for to save our lives if all we get on our candidacy ballots is scum vs scum? This video compilation will help answer this and other vital questions.

Topics:

  1. Midterm Election 2018
  2. “Democratic” Graveyard
  3. Blue & Red Folks = Progressive
  4. Scum vs. Scum (on the ballots)
  5. Oligarchy
  6. The People’s Rights
  7. SCOTUS: Change Needed
  8. How to Talk
  9. Election Rigging
  10. Fake For-Profit Charities
  11. End the Corporate State
  12. The Road Ahead

 

I. Midterm Election 2018

Too many losses. A few (way too few) progressive wins (only 2 new progressives in Congress):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report, Mike Figueredo, and the title: “Election Breakdown: Dems Retake House, Beto & Gillum Defeated”)   Continue reading “Political Awakening Video Weekend 11-10-2018 (20 videos)”

Video Weekend 10-07-2018 (9 videos)

This weekend compilation of enlightening videos is a little shorter and less varied since I was traveling all week, short on time, and cut off from the Internet most of the time. Still here are insightful videos esp. on the economy, its relationship with government spending and tax cuts, the SCOTUS show around Kavanaugh, the latest tax heist, the amazing political con job keeping so many folks bedazzled, fighting for election integrity and to break up the big banks, the ongoing media war, a very comprehensive speech by a major fighter for the people (Chris Hedges), and a tip of the hat to the burgeoning People’s Movement.

 

I. Government Spending & Economy

Mark Blyth gave a good explanation connecting private and public debt and savings and government spending & the economy:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Mark Blyth on “Story in the Public Square””) 
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QuickyPiece: Kings Don’t Like to be Taxed

Kings don’t like to be taxed. So, the newly formed kings (robber barons, billionaires) decided to declare all those with a leg up on the economic ladder to also be kings of sorts. Lesser kings, but still kings. Kings to hate taxes. Well-off winners of the market society’s lottery who hated the idea of paying for welfare given to the needy blamed as lazy. Those royally deluded dupes in the GOP, and later also the “Democratic” Party, promptly worked to lower and abolish taxes for the new kings, hoping to lower them for themselves as well, while getting secretly screwed with increased housing costs, insurance fees, road tolls, FICA taxes, college fees, and so forth.   Continue reading “QuickyPiece: Kings Don’t Like to be Taxed”

Good and Bad Tradition

If you can’t think for yourself (or believe that you can’t) you prefer to leave the thinking to the traditions into which you were born. If those traditions are well-balanced, you and those around you may benefit from them. But how can you know if they are actually good traditions if you forfeit your ability to think like a smart human and instead live the instinctive life of an animal that lives its preprogrammed life? Don’t you throw away the greatest gift of humanity, the ability to evaluate, analyze, and improve things?

The theme I am discussing in this short piece is one of the two main pillars of Republican-co-opted conservatism: the placement of tradition over thinking. (Blind faith in authority is the other.) I am not saying that conservatism is bad. Good things deserve to be preserved. But do bad things deserve to be preserved, too? I don’t think so.   Continue reading “Good and Bad Tradition”

All the GOP Has Done is Attack the Poor

It’s the gist of 2017, but it’s also been true for a very long time. The thing to add is that some thirty years ago the “Democratic” Party joined in this feeding frenzy of the rich upon the poor. The Dems try to save face by sometimes standing up for one or the other safety net program when the Reps are attacking it. However, in the long run, both political gangs are set to steal from the poor to give to the rich. It’s the millionaire minions working for kickbacks from the robber billionaires. And whenever we, the people, turn a blind eye because the current raiders are affiliated with the party we believe to be ours, we enable them.

The below video describes the current raids:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Donald Trump & Republicans Want to Cut Social Safety Net Programs in 2018 “)

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The Estate Tax in the Big Picture

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A big part of the self-gifting buried in the GOP Tax Scam (that chimera they call a “tax reform” which I analyzed in great detail yesterday) is the elimination of the federal estate tax. And while this is so clearly a gift the rich are giving to themselves, the Republican Party and its allied corporate media amazingly manage to get a bulk of the people whom their actions harm to cheer and support them (as they have been able to do since Ronald Reagan who was an expert in making dastardly deeds sound good). What is really going on when a poor or middle-income person defends the rich against an estate tax? It boggles the mind of anyone who understands the estate tax. So, how does this abstruse behavior come to be?  Continue reading “The Estate Tax in the Big Picture”

The GOP’s Christmas Gift to the Billionaires

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We hear a lot of talk about the GOP Tax “Reform.” Talk is cheap, though. Let’s take a look at the facts on the ground.

According to the politically neutral Tax Policy Center’s analysis, the top 1% of earners would receive about 80% of the tax benefit. That’s pretty grim and leads me to ask: who is financially struggling in our country? Is it the 1%?  Continue reading “The GOP’s Christmas Gift to the Billionaires”

The Forces Behind the GOP Tax Scam (Video Report)

A fitting opening for this week where the latest tax scam will receive some scrutiny here (2 articles coming):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Exposes the Corruption Behind GOP’s Tax Reform Push”)

 

The myth of the “Death Tax”

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How the establishment likes to play with our heads! Long years ago, one of their think tank monsters came up with the devious idea of labeling the estate tax as a “death” tax. For people who take in catchy phrases like that without using the gray matter of their brains to think, this automatically sounds like a horrible idea since we don’t like death. The automatic thought runs through their heads: Oh no! I’ve been paying taxes all my life, and now they want to tax me when I’m dead?!?  Continue reading “The myth of the “Death Tax””