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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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-08-17 (25 videos)

Once again a great alternative to pointless cable news and entertainment for this weekend. Great videos on politics and economics helping us to become more informed and able to fight for much needed change.

  1. Rational Push for Change (A Must Hear) ***
  2. Government Money Spent Wisely or Not
  3. Public Enemy Billionaires #1
  4. Immigration: The Rulers Playing us Against Each Other
  5. Bernie: Once Again Impressing the Lost
  6. Medicare for All: The Private Insurance False Flag
  7. Media: Public Brainwash
  8. Economics: Profit vs Prosperity | Democratic Socialism
  9. Fascism: Right-Wing Identity Politics & Terrorism
  10. The Greed Culture
  11. World: Yellow Vests Update
  12. Empire: U.S. Starves Venezuela
  13. Elections: U.S.A-Gate & Our Fake Elections
  14. The D-Party: Terror Oligarchy | “Moderate” Dems | Obama
  15. Humor: Nick Brana in Comedy
  16. Building a People’s State Government ***

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Video Weekend 06-23-2018 (12 videos)

This collection of informative online videos for weekend viewing deals especially with where our money goes (why we have so little and the rich so much), the scapegoating and persecution of immigrants, voter suppression and the secret dismantling of a moral society, the poor people’s campaign, and more. Stars: Paul Jay, Richard Wolff, Lee Camp, Jimmy Dore (a lot), Thom Hartmann, Greg Palast, Nick Braña, and Martin Luther King.

 

I. Oligarchy

The billionaires are destroying our world and heading for the hills:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay“)

 

II. Economy

Richard Wolff exposes among other things the phony private sector vs government narrative (Big Business has been using government from day one):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Tariffs In An Unraveling Economy“)

 

III. Redacted Tonight

Slave Labor, Corporate Crimes, the U.S. is the world’s 2nd biggest tax haven (for the rich and their corporations, of course, not working people):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “~201~ Nestlé Horrors, Defense Dept Censors Its Crimes, and More”)

Endless blood money disappearing inthe vaults of the rich:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “[115] Truth About $21 Trillion Missing At The Pentagón w/ David Degraw“)

 

IV. Jimmy Dore

Immigration: Jimmy Dore & Abby Martin had a long discussion on the demonization and abuse of immigrants in our immigrant nation. Flogging and murdering the slaves (the refugee and migrant worker ones) instead of reforming the rigged economy…:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kamala Harris Supports ICE! Says Immigrants Murder & Rape“)

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “NY Times Blames Obama For Trump’s Immigration Horribleness w/Abby Martin”)

The inhumanity of the establishment defenders:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Laura Ingraham Calls ICE Detention Center “Summer Camps”. w/Abby Martin”)

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary: Undocumented Children “Should Be SENT BACK!”. w/Abby Martin“)

2. Party Corruption: And if you still had any doubts that the “Democratic” Party is just as corrupt as the Republican party and both are essentially acting in concert on behalf of the oligarchy, hear this:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democrats KILL Net Neutrality In California & Help Trump Again!“)

 

V. Incrementalism

… leads into the abyss:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “What is it Going to Take for Us to Stop the Rise of Fascism in America?”)

 

VI. Voter Suppression

Thom Hartmann interviews Greg Palast who is suing our vote suppressors, and they are scattering like roaches in the light:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why Journalist & Filmmaker Greg Palast is Suing Ohio & Kansas for Voter Purges“)

 

VI. Right to Life

The dispossessed call for their right to live — real life, not just a painful existence pushed to the margins of our world by establishment bullies and their injustice machine:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign 2.0 Kicks Off”)

Ref.: poorpeoplescampaign.org (gee, I wished I had discovered this clip sooner, considering the June 23rd announcement)

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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! 🙂

Steven Grumbine on MMT: We Can Have Good Things

Steven Grumbine, who supported Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein in 2016, as any smart and well-informed person would do, has since been working hard to get better at explaining so-called MMT (“Modern Monetary Theory”) which, as a school in economics, is a way to understand market forces in combination with government spending.

(For some people MMT is a cult, but then that happens with all groups of people who identify with a label since labels can be defined any which way and often end up being turned on their heads. So, in an article like this here, let’s ignore labels and see if we can learn something.)   Continue reading “Steven Grumbine on MMT: We Can Have Good Things”

Bernie Sanders and Mike Figueredo expose our System’s Moral Bankruptcy

Heap limitless money on the already rich with one hand (including by financing genocide and mass murder abroad) and claw away spending on the people (including those in desperate need) with the other. That’s our current governing system, and too many regular Americans are still way too OK with it, voting for and supporting the kinds of thugs (from both major parties!) who do this (one of the two major parties usually acting as the enabler for the other):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Spars With Mick Mulvaney Over Trump’s Immoral Budget “)

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MMT: Money Doesn’t Matter

I have, for a long time, been looking for a short, to the point, and intelligible explanation of a term that has been floating around a lot in progressive circles: “MMT,” which stands for Modern Monetary Theory, a name created by someone who commented on this academic interpretation of the government’s role in the economy. I think I have finally found it. (see the video interview below)

Perhaps MMT can be summed up with this statement: Deficit spending by the government is normal, common, modern practice, and not a problem. Austerity politics is deceitful idiocy. The size of the national deficit and debt doesn’t matter. What matters is what the government spends on. It can be a wasteful gift to the rich or a valuable investment (into infrastructure, employment, healthcare, education, and so on) that spurs on the economy and brings about all sorts of paid-for benefits (like better infrastructure, employment, healthcare, education, and so on). Unlike productivity and natural resources which do impose limits, money is not a limited resource for any government issuing its own currency, but a mere accounting and exchange tool to keep track of things. The things we spend it on is what matters as that reflects what we use our natural resources and productivity for and how evenly or unevenly we distribute our national prosperity.

Here is the succinct video of a prominent MMT economist explaining it in understandable terms:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Have You Heard of Modern Monetary Theory?”)

I’d like to note: Basically, the proof is right there under our noses.  Continue reading “MMT: Money Doesn’t Matter”