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Summary: deceitful economy and politics of past, presence, and future; and kindness and wisdom we need to develop.
Stars and channels: Democracy at Work (Richard Wolff and Nomi Prins), The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. quoting Chris Hedges), Second Thought, Branigan Robertson, More Perfect Union, Russell Brand (with Eckhart Tolle), CCCSpringfield
Capitalism Move Towards Its Possible End (History, Presence, and Future) ***
The R & D Party Mafia State *
US Financial System Plundering us More and More
MAGA’s Fake Communism, Actually Fascism
Richard Wolff: Global Capitalism, Lack of Democracy, Now What?
Money Lords’ Patent Abuse *
Employment Lawyer: How HR Cheats Employees
Example of an Anti-Human Pyramid System Top Guy
NY Judge Orders Unvaxxed Workers REINSTATED With Back Pay
Republicans Screwing Veterans With Cancer
The Faked Student Loan Forgiveness
Fellows & Communities with Whom to Find Meaning and Purpose for Life **
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Summary: crazy politics, labor philosophy, colonial empire, religion, past and future, life ignorance
Stars and channels: Honest Government Ad (thejuicemedia), The Hill, Second Thought, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Jimmy Dore Show, Katie Halper, CAESAR’S MESSIAH, Ralph Nader & Noam Chomsky (Ralph Nader Radio Hour), Sadhguru
Humor: “Honest Government Ad” on Climate Change Subsidizing
Interesting: Some Republicans now Offering Progressive Policies
Selfish-Politicians’ Crappy Vaccination Rulings
Rethinking Work Philosophy
Capitalist VS Socialist Robot Future
Tax Loopholes for the Rich, Controlled Education, Price Jack-Ups, EU Left Shifts
U.S. vs Nicaragua #1
U.S. vs Nicaragua #1 (short one with U.S. insights — but trimmed)
Research Claim: A Roman Conspiracy that Invented Jesus
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Summary: some really neat videos about mentality (good vs flawed) – incl. meaning of life, American fascism, and People’s Party. – Sorry, I had little time this week when finally getting a home. Still some nifty videos to share.
Stars & channels: Democracy At Work, MAD LAB, Not Just Bikes, Spread Positivity, Quotes, The Hill, The People’s Party, RT America
Homelessness From Wrong Society
Solidarity: Yes, critters human and otherwise can love others
(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)
WARNING: This can be painful. It might help young (even so-called ‘middle-aged’) people finally grow up inside. But it tends to come with pain. Unlike my fellow human beings, I got to this stage of revelation in my infancy, a condition that always made my fellow humans strike me as some kind of dim-witted semi-sentient alien creatures on whose planet I had unfortunately been dropped somehow. When you get to this stage of awareness (and there is one realization-stage even beyond that *sigh*, one that this frankly imperfectly insightful man in the shared video below has not yet reached) it becomes impossible to glorify or even accept commonly promoted goals and deifications of “meritocratic” competition, rich ruling classes, allegedly “free” markets, oh-so-successful big business “thought leaders”, warmongering jingoism, and similar blind idiocies. It is our lives that really count, both our own and all the other lives in the world, lives infinitesimally short and usually very painful at least towards their ends (if not throughout as they are increasingly becoming to more and more of us human beings despite human domination). To not prepare for the end phase (or ideally even consider preventing it, which would be our ultimate ascension) — not just for oneself but for all of us — and to even artificially make life terrible at younger stages through things like exploitation, abuse, solidarity replaced with excessive competition, and the artificially created poverty; is just utterly insane.
It’s also a main reason why so many people seek refuge in religions who promise eternal lives of some kind or another — but without any evidence. Without any evidence whatsoever. How is that different from putting blinders on? (and may I remind you that Buddha, Jesus, and at least partially Muhammad, as far as I have seen, fought for social justice, solidarity, and compassion?)
Well, below is this video you have been warned about. I can easily imagine folks managing not to really get its message (thanks to their blinders and inner mental walls), but if you do, if you try hard enough, you may come to view our world through new eyes and grasp the insanity of our established and institutionalized cultures and customs, and the huge looming vacuum of stuff we should do, should have done, but haven’t. I am reluctant to share it because of the potential pain and the potential mind-blocks raised against grasping the understanding that takes the blinders off. Still… if one person does have the click happen in his or her brain, it may lead to some reasonable actions. So, with hesitance, here it is:
A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death ~ The Atlantic (Jan 14, 2020)
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David Graeber — from the Occupy Wall Street movement, reputed to have coined and promoted the statement “We are the 99%”, and shared here on Beanstock’s World a bunch of times with his astounding insights — has died 10 days ago at age 59. Yes, only 59(!) from “internal bleeding”. Lethal internal bleeding at such a young age and without a bullet or knife stab or such smells to me a lot like COVID-19, to be honest. Oddly, an issues not mentioned anywhere on the main media (not even on Wikipedia). Here, btw, is an article digging into the broad spectrum of coronavirus symptoms: The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ
Some history of how we got into today’s mess, a lot of revelation of how the ‘D’ Party leadership became and still is corrupted, some revelation of Biden’s dishonesty, a lot of good stuff on Bernie Sanders and people uniting around him, the Joe Rogan “scandal”, the ruling “elite’s” harmful mentality, the current generational divide, and most important: what life has coming for us that our corrupted culture and system plays a big role in and is overlooked by so many of us:
Stars & Channels: Bernie, Ralph Nader, Nomiki Konst, Robert Wolff & Bob Hennelly (Democracy At Work), David Pakman, Jamarl Thomas, Jimmy Dore, Redacted Tonight, Adryenn, The Hill, FUSION, mmflint, Real Stories, and more…
Prophet Aldous Huxley Foretold the Assault on Democracy
Conversation of Michael Moore with Ralph Nader
Public Banking, Postal Savings, New NAFTA, etc.
Economy: Empire & Debt Slavery
Medicare for All
The Harmful Ruling Mindset
Journalism vs ‘Elite’ Scuffles
The Oligarchy’s Takeover of the D Party
Bernie (Economic Bill of Rights | Exposing Hypocrisy | Unity & Joe Rogan Support)
A brief video clip indirectly insightful of the flaw of our system (although the video hints that following your passion will become livable, which maybe once was partially true for a significant number of lucky folks… maybe during my parents’ generation… but which defintiely never worked in my life because our system had become way too rigged for profits at the top and gouging below). Still, the clip gives a hint of how or world SHOULD be:
What Would You Do If Money Didn’t Matter? | Short Film Showcase ~ National Geographic
And, by the way, this is the main reason of why a citizen’s dividend (often called a UBI, a fair slice of the economy unrightfully owned only by a few privileged rich folks when it should belong to us all)… why this would get us much closer to a humanitarian world for humans to live in, instead of a capitalist hamster wheel fueling the rich lords and wasting all our lives.
The video gives a glimpse of what our bright future, if we make it happen, could look like, without bothering with the details of how to make it happen… just giving a glimpse of the vision that should lead us.
P.S.: Oh, and in case you are tired of standard X-Mess songs, The Revolution Continues shared some alternatives today. 😉
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Neat videos: First, a great video on what human life is meant to be (egalitarian and natural!). Next, billionaires are systemically evil. And lots more on: the money aristocracy, awareness, state coups, “Dem” debates, “Dem” candidates (Bernie vs Warren, Tulsi vs DNC, Biden BS), billionaires vs free speech, separating anger from action to make change, our political choice between fascism and a better world, and, and, and, incl. some humor. 🙂
Stars & channels: Christopher Ryan, Jimmy Dore, The Grayzone, The Real News Network, Democracy Now!, Abby Martin (Empire Files), The Michael Brooks Show, Hard Lens Media, Krystal Ball (The Hill), Secular Talk, Yanis Varoufakis, NonCompete, and a bunch more…
There is a reason why in my critique of our abusive current system and promotion of a Good Life for All (incl. No Rich and No Poor but universal prosperity) system I regularly point at how our ancestors lived before resources-hoarding from agriculture and abusive large-population hierarchies ruined human life having us all born into a man-made hell to fizzle out our lives in:
How We Are Being “Civilized To Death” w/Christopher Ryan ~ The Jimmy Dore Show
As far as our rapidly changing world goes, let’s not forget that those of us who grew up in the fifties, sixties, or possibly even seventies, grew up with the expectation of picking a profession, contributing to society in this profession throughout our working lives (stable working lives!!!), enjoy hobbies, maybe build or buy a home, and then retire in comfort for the last slice of our lives. But job security went away, retirement security went away. Even healthcare and education did. All was taken by the super rich to make themselves even richer. People like me have been crushed out of their jobs AND PROFESSIONS over and over and over again, losing all our lives savings every time, and seeing ahead of us a bleak future of a last phase of life in utter poverty and helplessness.
As far as trying to return to where we came from goes, there isn’t only hunting and fishing (and other hobbies) that resemble H&G life, there are also other popular activities: parties, sports, and VACATIONS… socializing with other people, traveling around to see nature or villages or town and ruins never seen before. Vacations that aren’t staycations (that poor people like me are often limited to, if in fact we aren’t busy hunting for a new job) do indeed resemble the roaming H&G life! Travel-vacations are such a high mark in people’s lives and so incredibly relaxing and recharging for some reason, aren’t they?
Our great ape relatives: Chimps resemble capitalism or (with the lack of hoardable resources) a simpler form of unequal authoritarianism. Bonobos (an evolutionary recent split from chimps) resemble the “Love not War” Hippie movement or communes that was perhaps sparked to no small extent by the development of birth control. We humans seem to have both instinctual MOs built in.
And kudos for bringing up the vastly important topic so generally avoided: our dying phase that our greed-driven capitalist society is not at all prepared to handle with any form of dignity. An issue we must discuss because it is critical and can also help us tie ourselves together and dismiss the silly distractions with which we are lambasted daily by the establishment.
Imagine taking a modern online course to become astute in politics and economics, learning what is wrong with our system and how to fix it. That’s exactly what the Wakeful Video Weekend series amounts to, both new and old episodes. My suggestion: watch or listen, share and discuss. (and maybe even voluntarily donate to Beanstock’s World for all that hard curating work)
Channels: TEDx Talks, The Real News Network, Democracy At Work, The Michael Brooks Show, Rebel HQ, Democracy Now!, The Hill, John Spritzler, The Jimmy Dore Show, Corbett Report, and many more.
Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?
Non-Rich Lives: Spending all our Lifetime Not Living! ***
U.S. Poverty: Both Old & Poor And Mostly Kept Secret
Sick Society: The Capitalist Disease
Fascism as Flattery
Neoliberalism: Neoliberalism in Short
The Soviet Economy
Status Quo: Murder by Capitalism & Revolution vs Reformism
Truth & Lies: Real vs False Flag Whistleblowers
Elections: The Electoral College Favors Swing States, Not Rural Americans
Candidates: Bernie, Biden, Warren… True Progressive vs Fakes
Strategy: Why the D-Party SoSo-Works with Bernie Sanders
Money in Politics: The R & D Parties’ Race to the Bottom ***
No Piecemeal But a Big Determined Movement Needed
U.S.A. is a Paid Servant of Murderous Saudi Regime
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”→