Quickypinion on Independence Day

This federal holiday commemorates America’s Declaration of Independence, which in our minds is part of the American Revolution. Isn’t it? So, I wonder. Should we on that day not think about how unfinished that revolution for liberty and common good is, when we are practically enslaved by money lords? And shouldn’t we, instead of playing with warlike fireworks, discuss with our friends and families how to build powerful bottom-up democracy and make possible a Good Life for All? Just a thought I shared.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-06-17 (13 videos)

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Summary: Many good videos this week, lots of them from one channel that overworked this week.

Stars and channels: Julian Assange’s Brother, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Danny Haiphong and Max Blumenthal), Ralph Nader Radio Hour (incl. Chris Hedges), Moment Of Clarity with Lee Camp, We Love Animals

Topics:

  1. How to Fix Homelessness ***
  2. Great Julian Assange Brother Interview ***
  3. Bolivia Reminder **
  4. China Disinformation **
  5. Russia’s Economy Progressing While U.S. Sanctioned by Itself **
  6. Nice Conversation between Chris Hedges and Ralph Nader *
  7. We Need to Change the Economic Design and its Understanding *
  8. Study How Much Universal Medicare Would Have Helped Us During the COVID Pandemic
  9. Ukraine War-Outcome Blame Game
  10. Ukraine’s Nazi Dictatorship BANS Main Opposition Party
  11. U.S.-Ukraine: Empire Puppet Warned or Dismissed
  12. In Venezuela Common Folks Attack a Fascist Coup Puppet **
  13. The Oligarchy Protecting Itself by Confusing Us *
  14. A Brief Reminder How Our Mindsets Should Be **
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-06-03 (9 videos)

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Summary: Mostly not outstanding ones this time (I was very busy this week). Still a nice focus on how to mentally deal with our problems and improvement.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff & Harriet Fraad), The Jimmy Dore Show (several times with Richard Wolff), Sorelle Amore Finance, CCCSpringfield,

Topics:

  1. Our Gov Taking Care of Corporate Profits, Not our Babies
  2. Defending Together Against Corrupt Capitalism to Improve Mental Health *
  3. Renewed Marxism Democratizing Workplaces
  4. Oligarchs’ Hate of Unions (Example: Starbucks)
  5. Inflation & Minimum Wage Discussion
  6. Forces to Keep us Poor (incl. also culture and schools) *
  7. Denying Justification of War and Other Evils *

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-04-01 (12 videos) – With Important Comments

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BIG NOTE: Criminal YouTube! In the past it (and its owner Google) have quietly changed their algorithms shadow-blocking people who dared to expose bad things done by our oligarchy. Example: hardly anybody finds my blog anymore. But now YouTube went utterly blatant deleting ALL former Chris Hedges’ “On Contact” episodes. Years of work of him (and me, too, since I shared many of his episodes here). It is a crime committed against the free press / free speech guaranteed to us by our First Amendment. But our criminal oligarchs have long stopped abiding our constitution and civil right laws.

I will now increasingly look for alternative video websites. If you can suggest good ones, I will appreciate your suggestion(s). And please share posts like this one with interested people who won’t find them otherwise.

Summary: media censorship, lack of corporate accountability, revolution mindset, civil rights …

Stars & channels: Chris Hedges Fan Club, Second Thought, Sorelle Amore Finance, Democracy Now! (Yanis Varoufakis, Chris Hedges vs. Robert Reich), NonCompete, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (with Matt Taibbi, Thom Hartmann), The Jimmy Dore Show (with Chris Hedges)

Topics:

  1. Never Give Up Morality ***
  2. Our Plutocratic Fake Democracy
  3. UBI: Considering the Need for UBI and ALSO How it Can be Done Abusively Wrong
  4. Loosing Control over our Money (some good revelations, others missing)
  5. Great Answers by Chris Hedges in 2016
  6. Incredible Revolutionary Heroism **
  7. Ukraine: Risk, Peace Option, Criminal Global Oligarchs
  8. Reboot Needed and Required for our Civil Justice System
  9. Censorship: RT America’s Real Nature and The Lies to Justify the Elimination of it’s Journalism
  10. Privacy Finally Given and Now Taken Away Again
  11. Low Wage Police State (promoted online by admitted right-wingers and fake leftists)
  12. Chris Hedges Interview by Jimmy Dore after DELETED from YouTube!
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-02-05 (12 neat videos plus useful comments)

Summary: lots of good videos found this week again. Especially good reports and thoughts about capitalism, socialism, our current troubles, and making positive change. Also Medicare depth.

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Stars and channels: Democracy At Work with Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad, Ralph Nader Radio Hour (with Kip Sullivan), DW News, Chris Hedges On Contact (with Gail Eisnitz the Chief Investigator for the Humane Farming Association), Bad Faith (with Paula Jean Swearengin), CCCSpringfield, NonCompete, Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar, The Jimmy Dore Show

Topics:

  1. Eco Update: Billionaires Grabbing Towns, Lost Jobs, U.S. Decline, & Socialism Versions **
  2. Oligarchy-Caused American Depression & Hopes to Bring Back the American Dream ***
  3. The Tragedy of Ex-Socialist Nations (and why they went ex) **
  4. Decades of Corporate Assault on Medicare (and Now Spiking) ***
  5. Interesting Media Mix of Honesty with Weird Aim Shift
  6. COVID: Conversation with Biomedical Scientists Arguing for Different COVID Deal
  7. Terrible Torturous Meat Industry (very depressing!)
  8. Insider Report on Political Corruption (D Party)
  9. Mentality & Culture: People Getting as Evil as Permitted
  10. Thoughts about American People’s Manipulated Mindset (by an American)
  11. Hope Felt by One American
  12. Nice Protest (we need such ourselves)

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Big Solution: Tax Away the Rich Like Treating Fouls in Sports

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(no weekend videos post this weekend – I had no time for it; instead a little write of an important thought)

The option to think about is not merely having the ultra-rich “pay their fair share” in taxes by raising the marginal tax rate to a measly 70% or such while letting them continue to be an elevated ruling class – much like the medieval aristocrats – based on hoarded wealth. Rather we need to think about using taxes to peacefully (no guns or guillotines) dethrone the rich ruling class by simply placing a cap on wealth and income inequality. It’s just like rules in a sports game. Each football and baseball field has limits, a border, an outer line the players can’t cross to seek paths to victory elsewhere. A boxing ring has it’s border the boxers can’t cross. When they do, they lose.

That’s the principle we must apply to our steep economic pyramid that forms a dung heap society of enormous precariousness, anxiety, poverty, excessive hoarded wealth, and widespread suffering. Our current pyramid actually has standing on top of it a thin spire of the super-rich which goes miles high into sky while far below them there is a very broad base of countless people who are condemned to have more debt than assets, a negative net value, and be stuck in a poverty trap created by this system.

When someone manages to lift themselves up “by their bootstraps” it just means someone else sinks down into the poor base as long as the shape of this pyramid stays the same. We need to flatten it, lowering the top and elevating the bottom (with means like universal basic income and gradual transfer of corporate stocks into public funds (Universal Basic Dividend) securing us all from poverty), just like a sports field is properly shaped, so that there are no lords and serfs; so that people can play with merit pay and compete as they please if they want (or not if it doesn’t please them), while living in a calm, safe, and stable system that gives us a Good Life for All.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-12-05 (11 videos)

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Summary: primarily how to change our hellish (inequality & burnout) culture

Stars & channels: Melanie Poole (fantastic!!!), TEDx Talks, Thought Slime, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), 1Dime, The Hill, The Jimmy Dore Show, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The People’s Party (esp. Zeynab Day & Nick Brana)

Topics:

  1. Let’s Cure the Disease of Job Status
  2. Powering Up Social Change by Story Sharing
  3. Using People’s Strengths and Wishes for Progress
  4. Oh So Heroic Elon Musk
  5. State Capitalism vs Real Socialism, Improper 1st Step Revolution vs 2nd Step
  6. The Role of Money
  7. Our Burnout Culture
  8. COVID: Is Omicron Bad or Possibly Good?
  9. U.S. Hospitals Shrinking and Closing
  10. Medical Addiction for Huge Profits
  11. People’s Party National Call, December 2, 2021

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-11-21 (11 videos)

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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

Topics:

  1. Humor: “Honest Government Ad” on Climate Change Subsidizing
  2. Interesting: Some Republicans now Offering Progressive Policies
  3. Selfish-Politicians’ Crappy Vaccination Rulings
  4. Rethinking Work Philosophy
  5. Capitalist VS Socialist Robot Future
  6. Tax Loopholes for the Rich, Controlled Education, Price Jack-Ups, EU Left Shifts
  7. U.S. vs Nicaragua #1
  8. U.S. vs Nicaragua #1 (short one with U.S. insights — but trimmed)
  9. Research Claim: A Roman Conspiracy that Invented Jesus
  10. Recent Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky Discussion
  11. Life Ignorance
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-11-14 (10 videos)

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Summary: messy School System, Warped Mentalities, COVID, corruption, neoliberalism/f*ism, mind for change…

Stars & channels: Next School, Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos on The World According to Jessee, The Jimmy Dore Show, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, Chris Hedges On Contact interviewing Wendy Brown and Glenn Greenwald, Second Thought

Topics:

  1. Six Problems with our School System
  2. Arabs vs Muslims – Americans Tend to be Confused
  3. Gov./Corp. Secrets, JFK Assassination for Coup D’Etat, & FBI Abusing Us
  4. Jesse Ventura on U.S. Torture, Broken Democracy & Faulty Media
  5. COVID Vaccines and Chances
  6. States Stealing Social Security Checks from Foster Children
  7. How Neoliberalism Leads Culturally Towards Fascism
  8. Accusing of Terrorism to Permit Terrorism and Anti-Democracy
  9. Using Terrorist Accusation to Bar People from Dissension
  10. Growing from and Spreading Optimism for Change
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-11-07 (10 videos)

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Summary: two humorous videos, one heart-wrenching one, and all insightful. Issues: governments, capitalism/feudalism vs socialism, twin-party tyranny, digital chains, stupid-making schools, injustice system, and mentality for change.

Stars and channels: thejuicemedia, The Problem With Jon Stewart, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff and David Harvey), Second Thought, Bad Faith (Joy Gray an Yanis Varoufakis), The Jimmy Dore Show, Freshtastical, mediasanctuary (Chris Hedges), …

Topics:

  1. Humor: Governments’ Fossil Fuel Behavior (“Honest Government Ad”)
  2. Humor: Jon Stewart on Socialism
  3. Capitalism: Why Our Rising Prices (Inflation), Cold War upon China
  4. Our Decline Since the 1970’s
  5. Right-Wing Twin-Party Tyranny
  6. Mentality: Work vs Labor, Becoming Good vs Being Enslaved (Star Trek vs. The Matrix)
  7. Modern Feudalism
  8. Our Growing Digital Chaining
  9. Our Stupid Public Schools
  10. Our Prison-Using Oppression System vs Christian Caring
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