Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-09 (13 videos)

Summary: Curated great videos this week. Various issues, including COVID-19, sick political economy, and censored media.

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Gravel Institute, The People’s Party, Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, Scientific American, Second Thought, The Gravel Institute, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Topics:

  1. Homelessness: A Judge Insisting on Moral Civilization
  2. Economic Update: The Theater of Struggle Between Capitalism and Socialism
  3. Certain Reasons Why American Education is Broken
  4. Media War: Trump as New Boogeyman to Promote Censorship
  5. Our Dishonest Lords Preaching the Opposite of What They Do
  6. Interviewed Person on Mass Media Shifting Into Honesty – Wow!
  7. Current Economic Politics vs FDR’s New Deal
  8. COVID-19: Scientific American on the Coronavirus
  9. Discussion Concluding the People Need to Step Up
  10. Why Capitalism Can’t Fight Human Crises (Like Climate Change)
  11. The Awesome Spirit of the Civil War (an unfinished revolution for common good)
  12. Capitalism’s Immorality Boosting the Pandemic (and the depressingly immoral leadership jobs)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-04-11 (14 videos)

Some really outstanding informative and thoughtful videos came up this week! All great for us getting ready to make change. (the best of the best marked with *s).

Stars & channels: Chris Hedges (on The People’s Party talking with Nick Brana), Chris Hedges (on Michabo Sustainable Harmony), The Real News Network, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad, Julianna Forlano and others), The Jimmy Dore Show, …

Topics:

  1. People’s Party: Great Discussion of Chris Hedges with Nick Brana ***
  2. Remaining Quality Journalists **
  3. Taxing Workers Instead of the Rich
  4. Economic Update: Comparing “Rescue” Act with New Deal
  5. Corrupt Elites Always Leaving Out Large Population Groups from Profits and Benefits
  6. Police-Manufactured False Charges to Incriminate Justice Activists *
  7. Three Police-Injustice Victims got some Journalism Help
  8. The Modern Version of Legally Approved American Slavery
  9. Totally Weird Police Harassment of a Harmlessly Commenting Twitterer
  10. Caring: The Crucial Infrastructure of Human Life – Finally Considered **
  11. The Utter ‘Elite’ Corruption of Today’s America **
  12. Independent News Getting Shut Down By Tech Monopolies
  13. Discussing the Evil Mass Media
  14. World: The Truth vs Fascism Battle in Brazil (so lacking in the U.S.) *

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-10-25 (14 videos)

Learn from Bolivia

| organized people’s activism combined with a people’s party defeats tyrannies | this move is massive by the people and sharp in politics

If you lack time to discover many top level meaningful videos about major events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share for you to check and share onward. Major issues this time: learning people power from Bolivia and reconsidering the American revolution.

Stars & channels: Francesca Fiorentini, Jimmy Dore, Ollie Vargas and Anya Parampil (The Grayzone), The World According to Jesse, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), NonCompete, Mike Figueredo (The Humanist Report), Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Young Turks, Emma Vigeland (Rebel HQ), Ryan Grim (The Hill), Lee Camp (Redacted Tonight), Max Blumenthal and RJ Eskow (The Zero Hour), and more.

Topics:

  1. The Republican Red Scare
  2. Poverty at the Bottom Created by the Corruption at the Top
  3. The Green Party’s 2020 Presidential Candidate
  4. Justice is Efficient (M4A & Pharma Control)
  5. Self-Serving Corrupticians & Pharma Price Gouging (Brigida & Jesse)
  6. Economic Update: Housing, Employment, Social Media
  7. Revolution Start or Ongoing?
  8. Learning from Bolivia’s People Movement & People’s Party ***
  9. Election Integrity: Obscure in the U.S., Transparent in Bolivia
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-01 (21 videos)

A lot of top notch videos on the primaries, election rigging and fighting it, our people-gouging system, MSM propaganda and attack on democracy…:

Stars and channels: Bernie Sanders, Feel the Bern TV, Ralph Nader, Lewis Black, DW Documentary, Ruptly, Kristinn Hrafnsson, Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25, Democracy Now!, The Humanist Report, The Hill, Nomiki Konst, Vox, The Young Turks, Robert Wolff (Economic Update), Chris Hedges (On Contact), and more…

Topics:

  1. Not Him. Us!
  2. Bernie Radical? Ask an Audience!
  3. Teachers Groaning for Change **
  4. Journalism on Trial
  5. Undermined Democracy and Mentality for Change (brief)
  6. Rigged “Dem” Debate Audience
  7. The False Capitalism vs Socialism Binary ***
  8. Shall we Let Only Billionaires Run for Office?
  9. Healthcare: CORONAVIRUS: What you need to know
  10. Thoughts on a Coming Brokered Convention Rigging
  11. Voter Suppression (short review)
  12. South Carolina Primary Results & What’s Next
  13. Economic Update: Building an Egalitarian Socialism
  14. TV Endlessly Playing with Voters’ Heads to Defeat Bernie
  15. Collapse of Democracy

 

1. Not Him. Us!

… with him, thanks to him, through him, and eventually beyond him. Let’s build a future world we need not be ashamed of.

We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For – #NotMeUs ~ Feel the Bern TV

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-02-23 (19 videos)

Major videos you shouldn’t miss, especially on these three main issues: (1) the D-Party’s developing 2020 primaries fraud and need for a people’s political revolution, (2) the healthcare profiteers’ “choice” fraud to rob you blind and oppose Medicare for All, and (3) the insanely huge and growing income and wealth inequality that turns our entire world into one gigantic fraud. Some are highly emotional. Share those you can with those who need.

Stars & Channels: Bernie, Tulsi, Legacy Zero, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Jimmy Dore, Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight, The Hill, RJ Eskow, LastWeekTonight, The Real News Network, The Hill, Toronto Star, Secular Talk, Kim Iversen, UBIVisuals, The Young Turks, New Economic Thinking, …

Topics:

  1. Life by Human Spirit
  2. Nevada Victory – Finally the Numbers we Need
  3. The 2020 Election Fraud is Under Way
  4. Healthcare: Profiteering “Choice” Fraud vs Healthcare for All
  5. Housing: Owned by the Lords
  6. Injustice Society: Neoliberalism = Political Capitalism
  7. Candidates & Campaigns (Bernie, Tulsi, Bloomberg, Cheating…)
  8. News (Trump’s Silly Wall, Terrible GOP Budget, War for Profit…)
  9. Wealth & Income Inequality (evilly insane levels nowadays)
  10. Economic Update
  11. The Debate Theater about the Old New Deal
  12. Humor: Jimmy Dore Tour on D-Dem Flip

 

1. Life by Human Spirit

Charlie Chaplin’s amazing speech for humanity coupled with modern video footage, all the more touching:

You, The People | Bernie 2020 ~ Legacy Zero
(If it gets deleted, maybe try this Effbook link where it was also stored: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.lindsey.372/videos/10223095271469714/)

A reminder: In his last phase of life, Charlie Chaplin was exiled from the U.S. and had to die abroad. Our horrible masters have been taking over our country and world for generations. You can read his amazing speech (and a little about it) here: https://www.charliechaplin.com/en/synopsis/articles/29-The-Great-Dictator-s-Speech

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Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-07 (20 videos)

Twenty of the best videos published and found this week, many especially useful in advancing our mindset, understanding what is really going on in our rigged system, and the directional change we – the people – can and must take. The official reality we have been taught is not very real, and underneath attractive varnish dark secrets hide. And we are much closer to the change we long for than we realize. If only we step out of our box. Many stars in this week’s compilation you have never seen or heard of before. A lot of new stuff to discover. And it starts out with a great satire!

Topics:

  1. Satire: The Two-Party One-Party System
  2. Deep Insight: The New Deal’s Secret
  3. News: The Toilet Toast
  4. Debates: Debate Rigging
  5. Surveillance & Censorship
  6. Bernie: Why & How Attacked by the Mass Media
  7. Bernie on Iran, SA, and Warmongering Lies
  8. Capitalism: Why & How our Jobs Screw Us
  9. Revolutions Getting Hijacked
  10. Connectedness: Conservative Learning and Turning
  11. Woke: A Former Right-Wing Reagan Official Turning on Capitalism
  12. Woke: Another Right-Winger Getting DEPROGRAMMED
  13. Woke: Our Self-Silencing Culture
  14. Mohammed, Christ, and Buddha: Were they Theologists or Socialist Revolutionairies?

 

I. Satire: The Two-Party One-Party System

… and the waste-your-vote-by-voting-for-what-you-want myth reflected in Australia:

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

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Video Weekend 07-07-2018 (14 videos)

Starring, among others: Thom Hartmann, Susan George, Paul Jay, Thomas Frank (‘Listen, Liberal’), Kyle Kulinski, Mike Figueredo, Ro Khanna, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Steve Grumbine, Bernie Sanders. — One theme emerging from this compilation is the journey of the Republican party through brainwashing to a rich people’s party supported by its brainwashed, and also the journey of traditional conservatives from the GOP to the “Democratic” Party and possibly beyond the false twin-party dichotomy. Yet another indication that conservative, liberal, and progressive are labels that often obfuscate how we really feel and think. Categories:

  1. Awakening Journey
  2. Language, Narratives, Mindset
  3. Vote Shaming
  4. Immigration & Deportations
  5. Brainwash by the Oligarchy
  6. Neoliberalism brilliantly Explained
  7. New Deal Repeal & Recovery
  8. Corruption
  9. Grassroots Campaigning
  10. Being Human

 

I. Awakening Journey

The Journey from “Conservative” to “Liberal” to What? (Paul Jay with Thomas Frank). Topics: Reagan. Populism and liberty flipped on their heads.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Paul Jay, Thomas Frank, and the title: “From Ronald Reagan to Bernie Sanders – RAI with Thomas Frank (5/9) “)

The next part of this clip series may also be of interest, concluding that we live in a system now that BREEDS inequality: Prisoners of Hope – RAI with Thomas Frank (6/9)

 

II. Language, Narratives, Mindset

Kyle Kulinski on a topic I recently wrote an article about which I have yet to publish (false label use, in particular the confusion between social democracy and democratic socialism), and that what we really want is what really matters, regardless of labels and smears (Addendum: Psst… my piece is published now.):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Kyle Kulinski, Secular Talk, and the title: “Democratic Socialism Vs Social Democracy“)

 

III. Vote Shaming

Deportations & Protecting the Establishment (and getting us fascism) through vote shaming:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report , Mike Figueredo and the title: »Kathy Griffin Vote Shames Jill Stein Voters: “F**K YOU ALL.”«)

Comment: The thing to remenber is that fascism is a tactic for protecting the establishment during times of popular unrest!

 

IV. Immigration & Deportations

Hear a Central American talk about Deportations and abuse of immigrants

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Greg Wilpert, Roberto Lovato, and the title: “Media Coverage of Trump Immigration Policies Ignores Democrats’ Complicity”)

America benefits from being an immigrant nation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Aaron Maté, Ro Khanna, and the title: “Rep. Ro Khanna: Democrats Can’t Be Liberal at Home But Hawkish Militants Overseas“)

 

V. Brainwash by the Oligarchy

Outrage and Civility: The self-satisfied, easy-living political gentry have anesthetized political debate:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Is it Time to be Outrageous?“)

The Oligarchy’s “Libertarian” Brainwash has been Working Globally

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Susan George: Trump in Europe“)

 

VI. Neoliberalism brilliantly Explained

A Physics Model of Neoliberalism (get ready for the bang)

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Neoliberalism as a Water Balloon“)

 

VII. New Deal Repeal & Recovery

What does it mean to be Republican?

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “How Far will the Morbidly Rich & Donald Trump Go“)

Having money and time for life when employed full time used to be possible before the oligarchy’s raid on and restructuring of our economy. To a small degree, even self-defined conservatives are beginning to agree that a better structure might be possible:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and the title: “Conservative Says If You Work, You Can’t Be Poor? “)

Comment: I wonder if the innate respect for authority and fear of upturning the apple cart makes typical conservatives admire abusive employers.

 

VIII. Corruption

Government letting the big banks steal:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TheRealNews, Greg Wilpert and the title: “Fed Lets Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley Off Hook, Investors Profit Billions”)

Comment: I can litterally see Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley asking for a bailout soon. (Note: the guy is really off when declaring low unemployment, though)

 

IX. Grassroots Campaigning

Remix of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talking:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Be The First Latina to Represent Her District in Congress”)

Note: Building local grassrootsis a workable alternative to spending big moeny in order to get on the ballot.

 

X. Being Human

This week, Steve Grumbine held a moving and inspiring Fourth of July speech I can relate to in a whole number of ways. Maybe so can you. It touches especially upon what it means to be human and living in a society:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Happy Interdependence Day | Steve Grumbine of Real Progressives “)

Comment: Basically the same line along which I wrote my I-Day post this week. Let’s say it together: Happy Interdependence Day! Let’s unf*ck America!

An old man walking… (if it doesn’t display for you, try this link (oh, the eternal trouble with Facebook videos…!)):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title “#BernieSanders @ #Warrens 4th of July parade in Vermont” and pray since this is a Facebook video.)

Comment: Those kinds of clips are very moving for me. A thought that comes to mind, besides gratefulness for Bernie’s impact on public debate, is that most of us are ignored to the extent of becoming invisible when we reach this age, and very surprised how bad life then becomes for most of us captivated in aching withering old bodies and failing minds with no preparation for it by our society or ourselves, as we were busy all our lives struggling to survive within a system of exploitation and oppression.

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Yeah! Bravo, New York! The Candidate for the People Won!

Hooray! She did it! She won, and thus we the people won… in New York for now. There are many more places where we must and can win. If you missed it, here is last night’s election coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (about whom I shared again on Sunday) running against one of our top corruptitians (by TYT, the only good coverage I could find so far… sure, TYT has its issues often still being stuck in old-fashioned party politics, but they still do good work with some regularity, better than the big corporate networks for certain):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TYT and the title: “JUSTICE DEMOCRAT ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ DEFEATS JOE CROWLEY “)

Note: Remember, NY has public campaign financing making victories of people’s candidates running against the establishment so much more possible. Alexandria described it in a video clip shared on here last November. Here it is again, the part on Public Campaign Financing at 13:52 – 15:45 minutes:   Continue reading “Yeah! Bravo, New York! The Candidate for the People Won!”

Video Weekend 02-24-2018 (9 videos)

This weekend video compilation exposes our massive systemic corruption and stark economic truths, the repeal of the New Deal, the latest Russiagate nonsense, a silver lining for Net Neutrality, illegal government agency (“deep state”) activities, and candidates for the people.

  1. Corruption
  2. Economy
  3. Manipulative Russia Narrative
  4. Net Neutrality
  5. Deep State (can we trust the spies who spy on us?)
  6. Candidates for the People

 

I. Corruption

What is illegal anymore?

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Oligarchs Have Captured Our Criminal Justice System”)

Yes, he screams a lot, but he has reason to scream. Who can hear this and not resolve to oust our inhumane, greedy, callous oligarchy? We are an occupied country. Do you get it?

 

More on Ajit Pai, one of the plutocracy’s moles in government

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ajit Pai Now Being Investigated for Corruption by His OWN Agency“)

 

II. Economy

Some stark economic truths (for me really good starting at 9:40):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Capitalism’s Excuse: Blame Government [S7 E7]“)

 

They’re Coming for our Last Drops of Blood. In this interview by Thom Hartmann, Richard Wolff explains how our society is hanging by the thread of its last remaining shreds of the New Deal’s social safety net which the GOP-aligned plutocrats are now coming for:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Dr. Richard Wolff On What America Will Look Like If The Republicans Get Their Way“)

 

III. Manipulative Russia Narrative

I wonder how much brain it takes to figure out that a handful of misguided Russian trolls weren’t a big deal…:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: »Here Are The Russian Memes That “Swung The Election”«)

 

IV. Net Neutrality

The way to deal with net neutrality:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hawaii Taking BOLD Action to Protect Net Neutrality “)

What’s the trick? Unprivatize it! Return it into the hands of the state (the people) who created it in the first place. Enough corporate hijacking on behalf of the plutocracy! We the people count more than profits for a few. We rightfully own our nation and our states, even our places of work, our economy, our parks, our forests, our lands… Enough of the plunderers and oppressors from the top!

 

V. Deep State (The String Pullers Behind the Curtain)

The Deep State Revealed:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Mindblowing Corruption At FBI – NSA Whistleblower Reveals“)

 

VI. Candidates for the People

What we need: Candidates with Skin in the Game of American Life

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive With Unbelievably Powerful Story Set To WIN Congressional Seat- Amy Vilela“)

And another candidate to unseat a lifelong crook. This one’s a union working “stiff”:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Iron Stache Makes Bold Promise To Progressives“)

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Tax Cuts as an Excuse for Government Spending Cuts on the People

People need to wake up to the game that has been played by the Republican and neoliberalized “Democratic” Party to defraud the American People.

To summarize, our founders intended to create a government which would ensure liberty, justice, and prosperity for all. Any other kind of government they considered subject to revolution. But our government has since then be bought up by our plutocratic and kleptocratic oligarchs to kill democracy and have government do the reverse of its duty to us.  Continue reading “Tax Cuts as an Excuse for Government Spending Cuts on the People”