Woke Video Weekend 2019-06-30 (20 videos)

If you have time on weekends to rest on a couch and watch movies, sports, or interesting news shows on TV – being offered mostly crap (and Bill Moyers sadly being gone by now) – this weekly video compilation is a perfect alternative bringing us bright insights into our corrupt corporate rule and how we can fight to take back our stolen world and repair our racketeered lives. It’s mostly a collection of many of the best videos released online during the week. Stars today: Bernie, Tulsi, Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader, Stephanie Kelton, John Spritzler, Russell Brand, Nick Braña, Niko House, Richard Wolff, Lee Camp, Jimmy Dore, Abby Martin, Kyle Kulinski, Mike Figueredo, The Juice Media (great satire!), and more.

Topics:

  1. Linking Up Globalism, Corporatism, Consumerism, and the Loss of Liberty & Democracy
  2. The Oligarchy’s Tool of Antisemitism and Boogeymen
  3. [d]emocratic Populism as Antidote to Nationalist Populism
  4. War On the Corporate State ***
  5. Debunking Some USSR Myths
  6. Debunking the Economic Recovery Myth
  7. American Concentration Camps (and Immoral Lawyers)
  8. The Dangerous Right-Wing
  9. RdtTnt: Data on Iran & Immigration “Crisis”
  10. JD: A Bit More on Iran
  11. Documentaries on the Secret New Aristocracy
  12. Internet Corporations Taking over the World, Example: Google
  13. Tulsi on Our Middle-East Wars & False Ally
  14. Better Political Debate Answers
  15. RN: (1) Alternative to Rapacious Banking…
  16. Money, Money, Money (Student Debt Cancellation)
  17. Satire: Our Mirror Down Under

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-05-2019 (17 videos)

This weekend’s informative video compilation provides insights and updates on recent events like Venezuela and Assange plus an unusually high amount of satirical humor plus deep insights into our political parties’ and economic system’s corruption. There is also a great interview with a remarkable candidate.

  1. Satire: Corporate War on the Media
  2. Capitalism Crushing Us
  3. Corrupt Politics: The Criminal ‘Elite’
  4. The Billionaire Coup in the “Democratic” Party
  5. Running Progressive Inside the “Dem” Party
  6. Oligarchy: Savagery For and By the Oligarchy
  7. Nader: Dweebs vs Public Interest + SocSec, Pensions, & Retirement Funds
  8. MMT: The National Debt is Voluntary
  9. MSM = Corrupt Government = Brainwash
  10. RdctTnt: Dying Press Freedom & A Rising Fight for Election Integrity
  11. RdctTnt: Humor & Revelations
  12. Humor: Lee Camp’s Short Funny Clip on Bernie-on-Fox
  13. World: Venezuela News
  14. Media War: Assange Update
  15. Yellow Vests Defending Assange
  16. Yellow Vests Calling Out Elite Hypocracy re Notre Dame
  17. NonCompete: Liberty and Economic Justice Go Together

 

I. Satire: Corporate War on the Media

… as you can see, it’s not only happening in the U.S. (where it has already come close to the end, crushing truth-telling as good as completely):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | The ABC”)

Note: This reminds me of our own public broadcasting institutions which have been secretly taken over by corporate money due to insufficient public funding, so that even they largely march in step with the big corporate media channels, raining the establishment propaganda on us and avoiding to tell us the truth about the oligarchy’s evil doings. Defend Free Press and whistleblowers (like Manning and Assange) anyone? Anyone in the big media? What’s that I’m hearing? A bird whistling? Wind blowing tumbleweed?

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 12-15-2018 (24 videos)

A bright video weekend, not only enlightening but also unusually hopeful and with humor as well. Find out how to fix the world’s problems instead of letting yourself be dowsed with establishment propaganda or trivial sports you are not participating in, or with insipid factory entertainment. Stars: Ralph Nader, Paul Hawken, Dana Frank, Chris Hedges, RJ Eskow, Stephanie Kelton, Richard Wolff, Roger Waters, Dimitri Lascaris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Yuval Noah Harari, Vladimir Pozner, Yanis Varoufakis, Bernie Sanders, Jimmy Dore, Ron Placone, Stef Zamorano, Thom Hartmann, Graham Elwood (The Political Vigilante), David Doel (The Rational National), Aamer Rahman (a witty comedian), and more. With 24 videos, there is no need to resort to cable TV this weekend. Happy Weekend! 🙂

Topics:

  1. Climate Change is Reversible! (reason for hope)
  2. Why is there no Left in America?
  3. Fascism (its crimes and source)
  4. Corporate Rule (U.S. lawlessness)
  5. World Politics (Refugees, Russia, …)
  6. Revolution (Yellow Vests, etc.)
  7. Documentaries (consumerism, globalism, the OTHER immigrants, rich causing poor)
  8. DNC Attacks Free Speech
  9. Healthcare Death Panel
  10. Reality (rarely met on the Mass Media)
  11. Funny: Russiagate = $4,700 🙂
  12. The Corporatist State in Broad Daylight
  13. Media War (Facebook to rule the world, controlled media, …)
  14. (Anti)-Doomsday Economics (MMT, Stephanie Kelton…)
  15. Humor: Reverse Racism

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Steven Grumbine on MMT: We Can Have Good Things

Steven Grumbine, who supported Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein in 2016, as any smart and well-informed person would do, has since been working hard to get better at explaining so-called MMT (“Modern Monetary Theory”) which, as a school in economics, is a way to understand market forces in combination with government spending.

(For some people MMT is a cult, but then that happens with all groups of people who identify with a label since labels can be defined any which way and often end up being turned on their heads. So, in an article like this here, let’s ignore labels and see if we can learn something.)   Continue reading “Steven Grumbine on MMT: We Can Have Good Things”

Understanding Economics is Important for Meaningful and Lasting Change

Here is a recording and written summary of a podcast interview on MMT, budget deficit myths, and a number of economic topics with economist Stephanie Kelton who used to be a chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee and was an economic adviser to the Bernie 2016 presidential campaign:

First, the iTunes link for those who can use podcast technology (say during a long commute). It’s 1:52 hours long!

It’s also available as a Youtube audio:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Left Out: [FULL EPISODE] Stephanie Kelton on MMT and debunking budget deficit myths”)

 

Summary #1 (with a little added spice from me, of course):  

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MMT: Money Doesn’t Matter

I have, for a long time, been looking for a short, to the point, and intelligible explanation of a term that has been floating around a lot in progressive circles: “MMT,” which stands for Modern Monetary Theory, a name created by someone who commented on this academic interpretation of the government’s role in the economy. I think I have finally found it. (see the video interview below)

Perhaps MMT can be summed up with this statement: Deficit spending by the government is normal, common, modern practice, and not a problem. Austerity politics is deceitful idiocy. The size of the national deficit and debt doesn’t matter. What matters is what the government spends on. It can be a wasteful gift to the rich or a valuable investment (into infrastructure, employment, healthcare, education, and so on) that spurs on the economy and brings about all sorts of paid-for benefits (like better infrastructure, employment, healthcare, education, and so on). Unlike productivity and natural resources which do impose limits, money is not a limited resource for any government issuing its own currency, but a mere accounting and exchange tool to keep track of things. The things we spend it on is what matters as that reflects what we use our natural resources and productivity for and how evenly or unevenly we distribute our national prosperity.

Here is the succinct video of a prominent MMT economist explaining it in understandable terms:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Have You Heard of Modern Monetary Theory?”)

I’d like to note: Basically, the proof is right there under our noses.  Continue reading “MMT: Money Doesn’t Matter”