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
- Humor: X-Rated Politics (Jimmy Dore)
- Ancient Wisdom (Fables)
1. Humor: What Does U.S. #1 Mean?
Can America Let Go Of Being Number One?
Continue reading “Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-10-06 (22 videos)”
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”
An open-minded look at our world quickly reveals that our systems’ focus on profit is destroying many or most of our lives and the only world we have to live in. It is clear that humanity’s focus should rather be on optimizing its systems for human life and a healthy world.
Today I reworked last week’s post titled “World Progress Inc. – Humanity 2.0”, refining parts and adding some. I wanted to make it even clearer than before that, as nations and a species, we are at a point close to self-caused extinction where we must shift focus from elbowing each other for personal material profit at others’ expense and with no regard for negative consequences to creating a sustainable world built to let us all thrive. I also added more concrete strategies and stressed the need even for wealthy people to invest for progress rather than profit.
The time spent and improvements made warrant that I present the upgraded article for re-reading. So, without further ado, here is the link: World Progress Inc. – Humanity 2.0 (reworked)
Ending Note: It takes me at least 100 hours a month to research and write for this site and work on my book. Please share or help any other way you can.
An Ashoka-related speech at the Digital-Life-Design conference of 2016 (shared by me below) inspired me to ask my own burning question for change: What if we could discuss and promote ideas for profoundly system-changing human progress so energetically as to overcome systemic resistance, establishment propaganda, and demagoguery?
I like to think that this would result in greatly accelerated generation, refinement, promotion, and realization of those game-changing ideas. I imagine it being a small step for social investors that would result in a giant leap for mankind, to roughly quote the first man on the moon. Continue reading “World Progress Inc. – Humanity 2.0”
Summary: (1) The explosion of bullshit jobs and the need to uncouple our livelihoods from such bullshit jobs. (2) A jobless future from automation and the opportunity to create prosperity and leisure for all. (3) A cool video on these topics.
Here is some news: most of the productive manufacturing, agricultural, and useful service jobs of the past are gone. Meanwhile, useless or even harmful(!) administrative and clerical jobs have tripled. We have three times as many people pushing paper than we had in the 1930s, and that is so despite us having computers nowadays, computers which do many times a person’s work accounting, calculating balance sheets, documenting and measuring stuff, answering consumer questions, creating and disseminating communications, and, and, and… With the quickly improving artificial intelligence, we now even have industrial robots that that can learn their tasks, software that writes music and sports news, self-driving cars and patient care robots currently being tested, and so forth.
We must really get used to the idea that many of our jobs will never come back, and many more jobs will be taken over by machines. The trajectory is one of a world without jobs! Continue reading “Our Meaningless Hell and the Heaven We Can Build”
I am shocked! Someone, and a young one, apparently… made this amazing 8+ minute video which summarizes much of what I keep wanting to write a book about, much of what life has taught me. You have to watch this! (in case the link is deleted again, the title to search for is: “The Lie We Live“)