Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-10-17 (13 videos)

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Summary: COVID medicine update + our inequality’s mental cult, American Nightmare, and fight for change

Stars & channels: CCCSpringfield, Richard Wolff, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Jimmy Dore Show, Graham Elwood, Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar, The Hill (Kim Iversen), America’s Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy. ~ On Contact (Chris Hedges, Steven Donziger, Robert Eisenberg, and Richard Wolff), The People’s Party

Topics:

  1. The Mental Cult of Superior Class and Inequality
  2. 4000% Price Gouge for COVID Pills
  3. The New and Also the Hidden Cheap Older Medicine for Treating COVID
  4. Broken Economy Using Negative Interests and Ponzi Scheme Stock Market Gambling
  5. Dirty Work behind the Curtain
  6. Ongoing Persecution of Human Rights Lawyer
  7. Not Just Him But Hundreds of Thousands Denied a Jury Every Year
  8. Millions of Evictions Coming while the Rich buy up Our Homes
  9. US Middle Class Has Less Wealth than the 1%
  10. We Soon Getting Spied Upon Our Little Bit of Money
  11. Capitalism Giving us Only the Choice between Oligarchy and Autocracy
  12. Building Movements and a People’s Party — PP’s Most Recent National Call

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-09-12 (12 videos)

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Summary: Our Broken Country

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad), Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller presented on The Hill, The Jimmy Dore Show, Chris Hedges & Michael Moore, The Real News Network, andrewnef, Second Thought, On Contact with Chris Hedges and J. Malcolm Garcia

Topics:

  1. Economic Update: Extremes of Rich & Poor in U.S. Capitalism
  2. Corporatism = Fascism
  3. How Our Country Has been Broken
  4. Example of Our Blindness of Our Wars – And One Soldier Wanting to Burn Down this Mess
  5. D Party Corruption, Even the “Justice Democrats”
  6. Socialism’s Past Failure
  7. The Dishonesty of the “Christian” Right
  8. Modern Police Brutality Insensible PLUS Rewarded
  9. Taxing Us The People vs Giving Interests to the Rich
  10. No Need for a Sh*t Society
  11. U.S. Dystopia
  12. Brutalization in Poverty
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Making Homeowners Homeless via Property Taxes

(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)

Have you been mulling over a wealth tax? Are you aware of the wrong kind of wealth tax that has long been in place, not to take back from the thieving rich but to ravage people’s shelter from the elements? Listen to this report video and read my comments below:

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit’s Black Homeownership ~ The Real News Network (Jan 16, 2020)

Comments:

While Detroit hit municipal bankruptcy (as other cities will), it is not the only place where property taxes strangle people who oh-so-facetiously claim to need a roof over their heads. It is really terrible how we American people get gouged and mauled from the top (the rich in cahoots with their political puppets). We try hard to escape some of the rentier gouging by getting to own our homes, but the money lords’ banks often demand about twice the homes’ alleged prices in pay when we take a mortgage (because the interests and compound interests can double the price of the loan the banks make possible with money made by them out of thin air). In addition, the banks play games like stock-market-gambling subprime mortgages and also illegitimate foreclosings on people who did make their mortgage payments on time. And communal governments also ravage us even when we finally DO own our homes. Even then we can get evicted and foreclosed, having our home and entire life’s savings taken away in one big swoop “justified” with property taxes that should not be imposed on people’s homes any more than on the air we breathe.

Imagine toiling all your life to own a home so that when you become too old and sick to pay rent you think you will be safe from having paid off your mortgage and escaped bank foreclosure. But then the local town government forecloses on you because you can’t pay its willy-nilly-rated and even inflated property taxes when you cannot earn an income anymore. Honest property tax should be imposed on luxury property only, such as huge private lands, private jets, fleets of giant luxury yachts, and excessive Wall Street stocks. We should get excessive wealth taxed, not people’s shelters from the elements.

And regard the amazing 18% interest rate a town government imposes on tax payment lag at an age where we working people are lucky if we get a mere 1.2% interests on savings (while paying a cash advance interest rate of 36% to a credit card baron). Holy moly! Maybe we need a new inequality term called “money market inequality”, where the money-gambling banksters and other rich creeps and their political puppets can gouge people at 18% interest rates or 36% (or even a lot more*) while people who have to toil for their living can’t even get 2% on any penny-pinching savings if they manage to scrape away some savings at all in this institutionalized inequality system.

* What’s a lot more? Full payment on payday loans is due on the borrower’s next payday, which typically is around two weeks. Payday lenders usually charge interest of $15-$20 for every $100 borrowed (within those 2 weeks!!!). Calculated on an annual percentage rate basis (APR) – the same as is used for credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, etc. – that APR based on late repays then ranges from 391% to more than 521% for payday loans, making desperate poor working people pay the highest loan interests of all — insanely high rates of having to pay back more than five times what you borrowed in some cases! (one info source: https://www.thebalance.com/average-credit-card-interest-rate-4772408 )

We definitely need a proper wealth tax that recovers the accumulated loot of the rich thieves in human society, not home property taxes that steal even more from common people into the pockets of the super rich. Huge systemic inequality is like cancer in human societies. We should all be opposed to it and get rid of it. If any rich person read this, I ask you to look in the mirror while you mull over it.

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Videos Exposing the Creepy Billionaires

Dear fiends, I am currently away from home. So this last week I could not check out numerous potentially good new videos of human trouble and people power for change to thereafter share the best I come across. To not leave this weekend blank, here is a reminder of videos shared over three years ago highly revealing the widespread sociopathic corruption, infantility, and inhumanity among the super rich. (yep, I have yet to meet one who can be considered human)

These videos were spread over the popular four-article “Vapid Lives of Destruction” series I published – the link to which can be found in the “More…” menu at the top, but today also right here:

Vapid Lives of Destruction

One of these videos has been removed from YouTube (and apparently the whole Internet) by now, at least by the title it had. Searching for it, I either found it again with a different title, or at least a very similar one:

Lifting the secretive veil on life as a billionaire’s pleasure wife | 60 Minutes Australia ~ 60 Minutes Australia (Oct 23, 2017, length: 11:13)

So, if you saw them already 3 years ago, watching them again as a reminder won’t be a bad idea. And if they are new to you, freshly go for them. 😉

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-25 (11 videos)

Summary: How our country has over a generation been turned into a rich and poor wasteland and the need for nuclear treatment of our corrupt political parties.

Stars and channels: The People’s Party, Eichard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Ruptly, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Graham Elwood), The Robert Escobar Show, Steve Auerbach, Second Thought, Rick Sanchez & Faran Fronczak

Topics:

  1. People’s Party National Call: Getting Nuclear with the Corrupt Major Parties **
  2. M4A March (with good speeches, too)
  3. How much Our Economy and Society Has Crumbled over the last Generation ***
  4. Modern U.S. Wage Slavery
  5. FBI Framing Us
  6. Empire: U.S. Top Country of Meddling with Others
  7. The Rich Buying Away our American Dream (Owned Homes)
  8. Is China Capitalist, Socialist or Communist? – Richard D Wolff
  9. The Needed Change for a Good Nation

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-11 (14 videos)

Summary: various topics, esp. U.S. Healthcare, Medical Bankruptcy, and #M4A Movement.

Stars and Channels: The People’s Party, Graham Elwood, Salari, Chris Hedges on mediasanctuary, Richard Wolff on Democracy At Work, Richard Wolff on The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The Rational National, LastWeekTonight, Vox, Sustainable Human, SeniorLiving.Org, … (no Jimmy Dore in the last days; let’s hope he is fine)

Topics:

  1. People’s Podcast: Does Everyone Deserve Healthcare? ***
  2. Inequality – Our Money Aristocracy and Medieval Life **
  3. Right Wing Culture (made to keep us all confused and abused) *
  4. Chris Hedges on “American Sadism”
  5. People’s Party National Call
  6. Democracy vs Capitalism
  7. Richard Wolff on Housing and True Democracy
  8. Sociopathic Ideology: Libertarianism
  9. Ecology: Amphibians’ Important Role in Keeping Nature Healthy
  10. M4A / U.S. Healthcare
  11. Money Making us Lonely
  12. Rescue Attempts in our Current System
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-04 (17 videos)

Summary: truths and ideas to share on the 4th of July (and later). 😉

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Second Thought, Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, J.J. McCullough, Roger Ray on CCCSpringfield, act.tv, Chris Hedges interviewing Nina Burleigh (On Contact), Russell Brand, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The Real News Network

Topics:

  1. Capitalism vs. Socialism among the Founding Fathers (a good one for the coming 4th of July) ***
  2. Capitalism = Technologically Advanced Feudalism **
  3. Shifting from Violence and Oppression Abroad to Decency, Compassion, and Health at Home **
  4. Non-Americans Respond In HORROR To US Healthcare System
  5. Empire: The U.S.A. Empire Base Standing so Alone
  6. Republican Evangelical “Christians”
  7. Amazing Talk on UBI and a Better U.S.A. and World ***
  8. True Democracy Would Not Only be in Politics
  9. Healthcare: The Odd Treatment of the Pandemic
  10. Our Deluded and Deluding Media and Political Parties
  11. Is Jeff Bezos a Child?
  12. Basic Public Services vs Being On One’s Own
  13. Former Cop Became a Cop Watcher
  14. News: More Lies That Were Handed to Frame Julian Assange
  15. Our System: Talking the Talk vs Walking the Walk
  16. Striking for a Proper Life – Room for Life
  17. Rest in Peace our Fellow Mike Gravel

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-18 (11 videos)

Informative, thoughtful (and shocking!) videos from this week with added written information. Main issues: pandemic, thievish oligarchy, war crimes, people’s party.

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), On Contact (Chris Hedges, William I. Robinson, Richard Wolff), New Economic Thinking (Morris Pearl ), Al Jazeera English, CGTN America, Channel 4 News, BBC News, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The People’s Party

Topics:

  1. The Global Corporatist Police State **
  2. The Anti-Social Anti-Democratic Setup of Capitalism **
  3. Where the Stimulus/Rescue Money Comes from and Goes To **
  4. A Little Moral Awakening Among a Few Millionaires
  5. World: Political/Economic & Pandemic Chaos in Peru
  6. COVID Spike in India Related to Ignoring Safety Measures
  7. Dying Veteran’s Strong Letter to Bush & Cheney **
  8. People’s Party National Call This Week: You May Apply as Candidate *

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-04 (15 videos)

Good documentary/report and discussion videos found this week with added written notes indicating the main points of content…

Stars & channels: MedStoic Lifestyle Medicine, BizNewsTv, The Rational National, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Inner Motivation, Chris Hedges interviewing David Talbot (On Contact), The Humanist Report, The Real News Network, Birkbeck (University of London), Ralph Nader interviewing Michael Eric Dyson

Topics:

  1. COVID Vaccine Thoughts:
  2. Pharma Profiteering instead of Fighting COVID-19
  3. Moves in the Market Against Surveillance Profits
  4. Forced Choices
  5. Nazi-Mafia Deep State
  6. Paid Propagandist on Social Media
  7. Police Must be Weakened to Change its Corrupt & Brutal Culture
  8. Voter IDs & Lines: U.S. Voter Suppression vs Canadian Voter Uplift
  9. American Senior Nomads and Squatters
  10. Inequality and Market Rules & Regulations
  11. Inequality Funneling Adding to Racial Inequity

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-03-14 (13 videos)

Summary: Best videos captured this week to share with you. A lot about bad government and working lives vs current and coming fights to get human joy and dignity back into our lives. (all week lost again fruitlessly looking for a job, hence at least one good video is missing)

Stars & Channels: The Hill, The Gravel Institute, The People’s Party, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Jimmy Dore Show, Erik Edstrom interviewed in On Contact with Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura talking with Jason Flom, Russell Brand, Lee Camp, …

Topics:

  1. UBI Experiment with Very Good Results
  2. Great America Made so Ruined by the Evil Corruption
  3. Working Life Abuse vs Unions Able to Change This
  4. “Democrats” Now BOOST Citizen United, Totally Open the Big Money Bribes Flood Gate, and Bar Third Parties
  5. More Slashing of Government Help for the People (Now by the D Party)
  6. Other Countries Do Apply Wealth Tax (to pay for pandemic destruction of working class)
  7. Afghanistan: America’s Longest War
  8. Good February Episode of World according to Jesse
  9. “Philanthropic” Tax Evasion by the Rich
  10. Economic Update on Continued Inequality Making
  11. RW: Capitalism Blocking COVID Vaccines, Workers Cancelled, Scapegoating, Wealth Tax…
  12. Media War: Highly Paid Propagandist on Social Media
  13. Lee Camp: Wealth Redistribution (rant)
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