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 2021-09-05 (13 videos)

Summary: various cool videos PLUS important information on corona-infection treatment! While in lack of time coming from still being stuck in a long struggle to find a suitable home, I did come across some videos worth sharing over the last several weeks, videos dealing with real U.S. problems and the efforts by activists for real improvements.

Stars & channels: Josh Hill Politics, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Chris Hedges (andrewnef), Rabalais Estate Planning, LLC, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, The People’s Party, …

Topics:

  1. Neat #M4A vs Other Approaches Conversation
  2. People’s Party: Updates About Things Being Done
  3. #OccupyCongress: Struggling for Real Improvements
  4. Nurses Strike in a Corrupt Hospital
  5. Economic Update 2015-08-23: Capitalism Flaws, Shorter Work Times, etc.
  6. Pollution & Exploitation Made by Factory Agriculture
  7. Brainwashed Society for 70 Years
  8. Fictional Enemies to Make Wars for Profits while Abandoning the American People
  9. Legalism: Writing Wills Properly
  10. COVID-19: Coronal Healing Possible but Ignored vs Vaccination Promotion
  11. Chris Hedges: AOC Was BOUGHT & SOLD
  12. Real Issues & Real Organizing
  13. The People’s Party National Call – 8.19.2021
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Hope for a Coronavirus-Stimulated Revolution

(Note: the Video Weekends are currently stalled because of my relocation — in the worst case this blog may pause for some weeks while I lack both time and Internet access)

While the current pandemic is being used by the robber billionaires and their political puppets to steal from us what little we have left, some folks point out that this catastrophe can be a perfect situation for us, the people, to revolt and make our world better, as other nationwide or global catastrophes have historically often done. Catastrophes pull people out of their comfort zone and push them over the edge. Some folks even seem to be sure this is going to happen now, even globally.

This would be great, but I frankly am not at all sure the current pandemic is igniting a global revolution, as much as I wish for it. While the U.S. is getting badly mauled by the pandemic and the rich oligarchs are using it as an opportunity to claw away from us the remaining crumbs left after generations of continued stealing from us, most other countries’ governments are actually performing a lot better in protecting their populations, not only from the virus but also the tragic loss of income and housing. So, it seems to me that it is OUR country that should respond with a revolution, and if it did so, it could lead other parts of the world that way like it did in the past.

But, after having been brainwashed for generations, can we still pull this off? I wonder. I hope but wonder. At the very least, I think this will require grassroots activists to get it started, not through violence, but by organizing crisis management at the bottom and thereby connecting us with each other and teaching the large bottom that we must rise and topple the top and shift from the current sociopathic exploitation culture to an egalitarian one of No Rich and No Poor, No Lies or Violence to control and enslave others, no more ignoring of nature’s challenges or fellow people’s suffering, and following the overarching principle of a Good Life for All.

We need a mentality change. And it won’t happen by itself. So, everybody craving for a better world, play your part.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-08-01 (11 videos)

Summary: Main issues this time the corruption and tricks of the ruling ‘elite’.

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Second Thought, Breaking Points, Chris Hedges On Contact (with Thomas Gokey and Jesselyn Radack), The Hill, The Jimmy Dore Show, John Spritzler

Topics:

  1. Capitalism Scapegoating the Governments
  2. Our Deeply Corrupt Healthcare System (and the abuse of patents)
  3. The “Elite” Screwing Us
  4. Considering Rent & Debt Strikes for a Better World
  5. Defining Whistleblowers as Spies (and thus imprison them)
  6. The Terrorist Control of Our Judicial System by Corporations
  7. World Truth: No Huge Anti-Gov Protests in Cuba
  8. A People’s Party Needed instead of Fake Progressives
  9. Strikers Visiting the Criminal Wall Street
  10. American (no longer dream) Nightmare: Millions About to be Evicted
  11. What is an Egalitarian?

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-12 (20 videos)

Summary: A flood of good reports, speeches, and discussions on various important topics. I finally managed to post them on Saturday, so you can enjoy them throughout the eintire Sunday. 🙂 — Asterisks used to mark the topics/videos I liked best.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad), The People’s Party, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Ron Placone, Aaron Maté), Secular Talk, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, Caitlin Johnstone, Anton Petrov, UNM (Chris Hedges), Second Thought, Sustainable Human (Lael Stone, Darcia Narvaez), …

Topics:

  1. Bad Biden and Harris
  2. Dangling Universal Healthcare Only for Getting Votes
  3. Identity Trickery to Control Us ***
  4. Socialism: Different Definitions and Levels
  5. People’s Party: National Call (good!) **
  6. Extreme Billionaire Tax Avoidance *
  7. Criminal Police State: Officers Allowed Violence Against Everybody
  8. WV Pressure Campaign on Corrupt Senator
  9. World: Syria & Media Update
  10. UFOs
  11. Awareness & Compassion ***

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-25 (11 videos + 3 clips)

This week: mostly capitalism, esp. financial capitalism and bad vs healthy culture. Also Medicare for All.

Not coming across numerous good new videos on commonly good channels, I did some hard online searching and thus discovered two new channels (Sustainable Human and JENerational Change). Several neat videos from these channels are shared here today.

Stars & channels: Sustainable Human (Chris Hedges, Jon Stewart, Stephanie Kelton, Jon Jondai, Paul Piff), Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff & Marcelo Vieta), The Jimmy Dore Show, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (and Richard Wolff), DiEM25 (Yanis Varoufakis), JENerational Change

Topics:

  1. The Cult Of Crazy Self (by Chris Hedges) ***
  2. Destroying the World and Making Lives Harder and Harder vs Returning to Normal Lives **
  3. How Big Wealth Makes People Bad (by Paul Piff) **
  4. Learning from Argentina How to Rescue Jobs ***
  5. Government Dishonesty Regarding COVID-19
  6. Need to Change Our Economic Mentality
  7. Labor vs Profits, Better Lives vs Richer Lords
  8. Lives Built on Sand (by Jon Stewart) *
  9. Real Wealth vs Debt-Based Money *
  10. Financial Feudalism (by Yanis Varoufakis)
  11. Medicare For All – Pushing Back Against the Private Health Insurances’ Propaganda & Lies

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-03-28 (13 videos)

Great documentary/report and discussion videos found this week plus insightful written commentaries especially on fixing our broken system & making democracy work. Other issues: cracks & corruption in our system, dealing with pandemic, solidarity & common good…

Stars & channels: Ralph Nader (great interview on the Bertelsmann Foundation channel), Chris Hedges (interviewed on the “Bad Faith” channel), RichardDWolff, Second Thought, The Jimmy Dore Show, Steven Donziger (interviewed on Ralph Nader Radio Hour), Robert Reich interviewed on WNYC, The Real News Network (with Taya Graham), Ron Placone, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (talking with Pepe Escobar)

Topics:

  1. Great Ralph Nader Interview on How to Make Democracy Work ***
  2. Media/Humor: Ridiculous Propaganda (Treachery Really) by ALL Mass Media
  3. How the Pandemic Revealed the Cracks in our System
  4. Another Cool Chris Hedges Interview **
  5. China & Russia Political Theater to Distract from Homemade Inequity
  6. Another Review (and Interview) of NY’s Corporate Prisoner
  7. Pretty Good Robert Reich Interview in 2018 about the Common Good
  8. The Place of Police in Our Dungheap Society
  9. False Policing Filmed
  10. Solidarity to Remind the Top of Humanity’s Existence
  11. State Movement(s) for Universal Healthcare
  12. COVID: Handled So Much Better in Asia
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-02 (14 videos)

Contents: everything ranging from sadness and anger to immediate NOW action and even humor.

Stars & channels: #ForceTheVote Town Hall on Movement for a People’s Party (Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Nick Brana, Cornel West, Kyle Kulinski, and more incl. impressive “regular folks”), Chris Hedges (On Contact, Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Hill, Secular Talk, Dylan Ratigan and others incl. Jimmy on the The Jimmy Dore Show, The Grayzone, The Real News Network, David Graeber (RSA), Honest Government Ads (thejuicemedia)

Topics:

  1. A Must See: #ForceTheVote Town Hall
  2. In Conversations Overcoming the Fake-Centrism & Artificial Split from the Top
  3. Cool History And Current Myths Discussion with Chris Hedges
  4. Political Repression: State Power over Private Lives
  5. Economic Update: Defunding Wrongful Police Allocations | People-Disconnected Two-Party Monopoly | Independent Media
  6. Congress Says Single Payer For Me But Not For Thee
  7. Political Games
  8. #ForceTheVote: Politics 101
  9. #ForceTheVote: Utterly Correct Idea that Now is the Best Chance (and hence the idea caught fire)
  10. Vaccinating the Managers of Misery
  11. World: U.S.-Empire-Sanctioned Countries Linking Up
  12. People Helping People Beneath the Corrupt Elite that Prefers to Hurt us
  13. Bullsh*t Jobs Solidifiy our Cruel System
  14. Humor: Revealing Corrupt Eco-Politics & how Cooperation-Refusal Can Force Amazingly

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Force The Vote TOWN HALL (for proper American Healthcare, esp. M4A)

Today (8:30 pm EST) there will be an online Force The Vote “town hall” you may be able to participate in. Sign Up here: https://forcethevote.org/town-hall/

Some folk’s doubts and hesitations, and why forcing the vote is really best:

I. Doubted Victory
Some people think that forcing a House of Representatives vote on Medicare or All is unimportant when we can expect the many congressional corrupticians to vote it down. I’ll try to explain why it is important: It’s our historic experience of making positive changes. All changes for better took a series of battles (incl. a number of votings). Desirable changes can’t happen when the series of battles never gets started. Yes, the first M4A floor vote is likely to be voted down by the corrupticians in Congress, no matter when it will be held (just like previous good changes were). But, by doing so, the corrupticians will expose themselves and in the next election battle be kicked out (or even sooner). This is like things always went in the past, and they will continue to go that way. It’s just how politics works. With tens of thousands of us dying each year from healthcare denial and hundreds of thousands going bankrupt from astronomic healthcare bills even without a pandemic, it’s high time we finally get this series of battles started. And there is no better time than during a pandemic.

II. Voting Pelosi out of Office Instead
Yes, Pelosi is one of the top corrupticians. Finally reducing her corrupt power would be good. But thinking that at the current time she could be replaced with a significantly better politician when our Congress is still almost completely filled with mafiosi types is simply not realistic. She could even be replaced with an even worse corruptician, and if by miracle she were replaced with a less corrupt one, there still would be no significant changes as long as the status quo remains maintained. We must battle for the changes we need, not merely switch faces. (getting Obama and Trump into office should have made this clear for all of us by now; please wake up if you haven’t yet)

And don’t forget to sign the #ForceTheVote petition or even make the time to push your Congress members.

Here is Jimmy Dore’s town hall announcement:

Announcement: Force The Vote TOWN HALL! #MyStory #ForceTheVote ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Dec 28, 2020)

Yes, forcing a vote is one of the weapons for change. Did you hear about the Bolivian people forcing an election in which they then voted the fascist state coup regime out of office a few months ago? After the governmental mistreatment during the pandemic it is high time we Americans finally stand up and show the universe our hearts and fists, as well. Let’s unite and have OUR money (yes, the government money is OUR money) spent on US, not robber barons any more. Let’s spend the necessary portion of it on our health not on soul-less insurance owner profits.

Best wishes. Power, justice, health, and worthwhile lives for the People!

Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-12-20 (18 videos)

Contents: We have a pandemic. Universal healthcare is the top priority now, and we must demand it NOW, not in a fictitious far future but NOW! (important videos to share!!!) — Other issues addressed: money rule, people division, and the People’s Party.

Stars & channels: Jimmy Dore, The Rational National, Fiorella Isabel (MCSC Network), Democracy Now!, Oversight Committee, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Moment Of Clarity with Lee Camp, Status Coup, Movement for a People’s Party, NonCompete, Second Thought, Steve Grumbine, The Hill, Ralph Nader, and more

TOPICS:

I. Push for Medicare for All

  1. Jimmy Dore Update on His M4A Vote-Force Proposal
  2. Save Our Lives! Push for M4A NOW!
  3. Push for M4A Discussion with Former Bernie Press Secretary
  4. Calm Research re. M4A Pushes
  5. M4A Floor Push Not Just Performative but Effective
  6. Morality Reminder by Cornel West
  7. Thousands Killed by Evictions During Pandemic
  8. A Little Insight in American Poverty Even Before the Pandemic
  9. Interesting Conversation on Capitalism, Socialism, Market Economies, Politics, Co-Ops…
  10. The Ruling (Criminal) ‘Elite’ Demolishing Tiny Homes Made for Homeless (and their possessions)
  11. Congress Numbers & The Multi-Step Nature of Fights for Change

II. People’s Party

  1. People’s Party Approves the M4A Push | Populism being Truly American

III. People Division

  1. Liberal-Fascist Alliance
  2. Revolution of Values vs Historic Rewriting

IV. Money Rule

  1. Money Made to Divide Us
  2. Example of Money-Corrupted Mentality
  3. The Money Trap Strangling us During the Pandemic (Work Loss, Rent Gauging…)
  4. How to De-Corrupt Banking

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