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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The Click in the Brain that Changes Everything

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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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Hope for a Coronavirus-Stimulated Revolution

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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 2021-07-25 (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 2021-07-04 (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 2021-06-12 (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 2021-06-06 (15 videos)

Summary: Main issues: Capitalism’s dreadful faults, socialism just an improved derivative, and were our founding fathers fans of capitalism or socialism? And how we, the people, can change our cruel world. Furthermore: various news.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Sustainable Human, Re/Culture Films, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Economic Update with Richard Wolff, The Gravel Institute, RT America, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, The People’s Party, Ron Placone, …

Topics:

I. Best Videos

  1. Capitalism vs. Socialism among the Founding Fathers (a good one for the coming 4th of July) ***
  2. How Big Wealth Makes People Bad (by Paul Piff) **
  3. The Brutal Rule of Money **
  4. Anti-Poverty Program (SSI Must be Improved) **
  5. U.S. Propaganda, Political Terminology, and the Forgotten Left GOP Origin **
  6. Does Capitalism Mean Freedom? **
  7. Our Weird Economy Perception Culture **

II. Good Videos

  1. The Trickle Up Economy
  2. Criminal Corporations Example: Uber
  3. DC Attorney General (Finally) Sues Amazon
  4. No Border Change under Biden and Harris
  5. Defective Justice Systems This Day and Age
  6. Waking Up Politically (Separating Fakers from Real Strategies) *
  7. Workers Buy Coffee Shop From Owner, Make It A Worker Co-Op
  8. Mutual Aid & Direct Action – Bypassing the Restrictive Money Aristocracy *

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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 2021-02-07 (18 videos)

Another week’s collection of best videos dealing among other things with the corrupt robbery we are getting hit with by the power holders and how to fight back (incl. growing mentality, pressuring congress, and People’s Party).

Stars & channels: Nick and Rod Brana (The People’s Party), Bad Faith, Status Coup, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), NonCompete , The Jimmy Dore Show, Kim Iversen, Second Thought, Democracy Now!, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, Graham Elwood

Topics:

  1. Great Ralph Nader Tips on The Power of Voters Becoming Active
  2. People’s Party Aiming Ahead
  3. People’s Party National Call: California Added to Registration…
  4. Biden Enriching the Rich with Interests Rather than Taxing them for COVID Crisis
  5. Mental Update: How to fight Blue MAGA
  6. Insider Traders in Congress (Pelosi caught)
  7. Uniting over Issues to Deal with Them
  8. Corporate Mistreatment of Frontline Workers: Kroger
  9. World News: Regime Hypocrisies (in both Russia and the West)
  10. The American Wild West of Healthcare: Monetizing Suffering
  11. Profit Making from Presidential Pardons (e.g. $2 Million for a Pardon)
  12. Ralph Nader on 6+ Issues
  13. Police not Getting Policed
  14. Legalized Injustice & “War on Drugs” = a Mafia-Style Big Business
  15. Stock Market Speculation Games (E. Wolff Asked about GameStop)
  16. Rich Lord’s Latest Grab of Our Homes ($80 Billion)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-11-22 (19 videos)

For others short on time, here is another weekly share of cool videos dealing with our issues. Main themes: current corrupt politics and economy, the corona crisis and lights at the end of the tunnel, and building a People’s Party and direct actions to fix our problems.

Stars and channels: The Jimmy Dore Show, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Chris Hedges and Rev Mel White (RT America), Ralph Nader Radio Hour, On Contact with Chris Hedges, Democracy Now!, Medlife Crisis, NonCompete, Movement for a People’s Party

Topics:

  • Politics & Economy (Switching from Suffering)
  1. State Law Defeating American Workers vs American People Win via Ballot Initiative
  2. Fascist Evangelicals Using Selective Literacy to Support their Bigotry
  3. What’s Coming from the Biden Cabinet (yes, massive corruption and raiding the American People)
  4. Current Afghanistan Continuation Situation
  5. We Have No Democracy (and the D-Party in the White House will Go to Sleep)
  6. Biden Administration Prepping for More Immigrant Torture
  7. Artificial Inequality & Originally Progressive Politicians (like AOC) Giving Up
  8. Insider Exposing the Media ‘Elite’ Community
  9. More Info on the Now Corrupted Media ‘Elite’ + Publicly Promoted Censorship
  10. The People Successfully Fighting Gerrymandering (in Michigan)
  11. Healthcare: The Corporatist Destruction of Hospitals and Healthcare & No Readiness for a Pandemic
  • COVID Updates
  1. Corona Victims Treated Like Trash
  2. Lots of Americans Dead, Lots More Dying, Hospitals Getting Overwhelmed, Need to Protect Each Other
  3. Trump Selling Snake’s Oil
  4. One Medicine (Dexamethasone) Proven to Help Somewhat
  5. Vaccine Progress
  6. Mass Vaccine Plans | Profit Making | Faulty Injections
  • Change
  1. Not Giving Up Hope
  2. People’s Party National Call

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