Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-21 (20 videos)

A sublime collection of great recent videos you will be amazed by and learn a lot from or simply rave, growl, sniff, enjoy, and cheer… or even stand up against the corrupt seats of power. 😉

The first 9 videos seemed a great enough package to start out the weekend with, but more super videos kept popping up over the weekend. So here are 20(!) this Sunday. Don’t miss them. Take a look. Great stuff like this takes a long time to find. Amazing revelations on immigration, war for profit, our slave state, rigged elections, an alternative economy of liberty & justice for all, religious (counter-)ethics, ideology, fight from the bottom, media manipulation, and more… And important comments worth reading!

Stars: Mike Gravel, Bernie Sanders, AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, John Spritzler, Richard Wolff, Jimmy Dore, Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader, and more… Channels: Democracy Now!, MCSC Network, Redacted Tonight, The Real News Network, Secular Talk, The Rational National, David Pakman, The Humanist Report, and more…

Topics:

  1. United States of Police Brutality
  2. The Real Border Crisis
  3. U.S. Military Terror Laid Bare – Short, Succinct, & Wow! ***
  4. Weekly News
  5. Mike Gravel Revealing Painful Truth
  6. A Cooperative Economy Alternative
  7. Psychological Chains: Treating People Like Dirt
  8. “Left” – “Right” = 0
  9. Party Corruption & We Cannot Compromise on Life & Death
  10. U.S. Election Integrity: Rigging with Impunity ***
  11. Police Narrative & Henchmen
  12. Lawbreaking Asylum Ban
  13. How to Handle the Bully in Politics
  14. Atheists WAY More Christ-Like Than RW-Evangelists
  15. Bernie on Ideology
  16. Building Empathy & Bridges
  17. Corporate Silencing of the People
  18. Satire: Right-Winger Cash

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Video Weekend 02-10-2018 (11 videos)

This weekend’s video compilation focuses on national politics and a wide array of economy-related topics, ranging from our oligarchy’s war on thinking, the Dempublican-Repucratic resistance against the will of the people, corporate deception, different segments of the public suffering from different economic changes, the unhealthy consequences of inequality and historic rise of inequality with the rising chance of violent revolutions.

 

I. National Politics:

Newsbroke: Anti-Intellectualism – The War on Thinking

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Rich Want To Keep You Dumb”)

 

Jimmy Dore: The Voter’s Will Keeps Getting Trampled by the Dempublicans

I reported on other ballot initiatives (such as laws against politician corruption) being trampled by state governments. Well, here is a new case once again:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Ranked Choice Voting Under Attack In Maine”)

 

HR: The “Dem” arm of the Dempublican Corporate Stooges:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democratic Establishment Still Cheating Progressives, Shielding Corporatists “)

 

HR: The Manipulative Dishonesty of our Corporations

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “AT&T Caught Funding Fake Activism for Phony Net Neutrality “Protection” Law”)

 

II. Economics

Billionaire admits that tax gifts to the rich do nothing for us:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Have you gotten your $4,000 yet? “)

 

Richard Wolff – the abusiveness built into oligarchic power structures:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Richard Wolff On Hierarchies And Workplace Abuse“)

 

And now two talks on the consequences of inequality (you can skip the longer second if you are short on time since it overlaps with the first):

Inequality creates Unhealthy Societies by all Measures (17 min short):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson”)

 

Social Science: The psychological and health effect of income inequality (56 min long):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Inequality is unsustainable | Richard Wilkinson”)

Note: At 20:17 minutes in you may note that the U.S. is an outlier with regard to prison population since here we don’t only have the direct effects of income inequality, but in the U.S. we additionally have a racket in the form of private prisons and prison-profiteering supply companies which put pressure on our legislature to create them more prisoners to profit from. We also have a high share of politically motivated legal persecution (the war on drugs really always having been a war on Blacks and dissidents (such as the hippies once were)).

 

Economists sorting out the types of our current problems and solutions at the World Economic Forum (in part interesting because that’s the place where our oligarchs meet to hobnob and pat themselves on the shoulders while heads of governments visit to kiss their feet) (I must warn you of the chortling moderator, though, who clearly has no clue about the suffering many of us go through nowadays):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “How Is Rentier Capitalism Aggravating Inequality?”)

 

Thom Hartmann’s very telling recent interview of Richard Wolff:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Prof. Richard Wolff Believes Extreme Poverty in America is only Going To Get Worse”)

 

III. Media

A very rare case of honesty and significance in corporate media reporting (telling stuff I have been writing about all along, very surprising for the Clinton “News” Network, probably as part of their anti-Trump menu of dishes):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “U.S. May Soon Have Revolution”)

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Video Weekend 6/10/2017: Bernie on Fire, Hillarite Myths Debunked, Anti-Science Policies, Slavery = Freedom of the Masters, Tulsi Stepping Up, Mass RepExit of Millennials…

For your weekend enjoyment:

The Humanist Report gives a good treatment of Bernie’s New Budget Criticism (13 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Goes H.A.M. on Trump’s Budget Director”)

 

Jordan Chariton debunks some Hillarite myths (the idea: force Dem apparatchiks to face reality and do honest politics) (10 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary Slams DNC After They Rigged Primary For Her!”)

 

Anti-Science Schooling and Taking My Slaves Away = Taking Away My Freedom (7 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kids Will Now Take “Anti-Science” Classes”)

 

Tulsi has balls (pun possibly intended) (17 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Tulsi Gabbard Refuses Bribes & An Acknowledgement of Sanders’ Influence”)

 

Millennials are FLEEING The Republican Party In Droves (12 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Millennials are FLEEING The Republican Party In Droves”)

 

Bernie Sanders VS John Kasich (R)! (5/17/17) FULL DEBATE… Both almost agreeing on people deserving to be treated as people rather than commodities or obstacles as the neoliberals and neocons tend to do (55 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders VS John Kasich! (5/17/17) FULL DEBATE”)

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Video Weekend 5/20/2017: Jimmy Carter, Illegal Immigrant Taxes, Chelsea Manning & US Gov Crimes, US-backed Coup in Venezuela, Election Theft

For your weekend viewing pleasure, here is a set of significant (as opposed to the corporate mass media’s usually trivial) videos to watch and share. Enjoy.

Former President Jimmy Carter talks about our growing injustice and inequality, the disparity between rich and poor people, and how this has been killing democracy and made desperate folks become mavericks at the ballot box (8 min):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jimmy Carter Brilliantly Explains How The Establishment Gave Us Trump”)

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Flint’s Lead-Laced Water is Everywhere

America has 1.2 million miles of lead pipes for water delivery, pipes that have a lifespan of about 75 years, and many are reaching that age. It’s a recipe for disaster that experts warn will cost close to $1 trillion to fix. Thus, Flint MI, is just a tiny piece in a much larger story.

Read the full story on truth-out.org: The US Is Suffering From a Very Real Water Crisis That Few Are Acknowledging

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A Telling Example of How Trump’s Ban Goes Against the Essence of America

The video below presents an encounter featuring an immigrant from Iraq, a Latina wife, their American-born children (O.K., they’re not the same family, but they could be), and many other American-born fellow citizens together comprising our immigrant nation. Those who worry about cultural estrangement should think of how much melting pot aspects of America like Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican restaurants; St. Patrick’s day; German-heritage American beer; English cheddar; Pizza, hot dogs and Hamburgers; jazz; rock; country music; and so many easily overlooked multi-cultural aspects of our language and way of thinking enrich our lives. Maybe if we traveled more outside our borders, able to afford to do so by not stuffing our robber billionaires with out hard-earned dollars anymore, more of us would come to see the often so boring, rigid, and narrow-minded, monotonous, uniform other cultures of non-immigrant countries. Then we might value our melting pot more and be less vulnerable to xenophobia. Well, one can dream…

This scene also reminds us that immigrants are often the staunchest fans and supporters of our country. Usually, they come from places even worse than ours, and America is their beacon of hope which they fiercely defend. By the same token that we need to value and protect America’s newest members, we must never abandon any older groups (like poor, blue-collar white folks who in their desperation voted for Trump’s nativism) or – for that matter – our truly “native” Americans (hint: DAPL).

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Interview Iraqi Man Released from JFK Airport During President Trump’s Muslim Ban Protest”)

 

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Great Rant on Trump’s Muslim Ban, Airport Protests, and Who Are We as Americans?

Basically, whenever you lump people together on the basis of one shared but very vague characteristic, great injustices and utterly idiotic consequences result from it. I understand the concern about Islamist terrorists — indeed, I share them — but there are smart and dumb ways to handle it. Being born a Muslim, for instance, does not mean being a terrorist any more than being born a Christian means being a Salem witch hunter. People’s merits should never be overlooked. Also, it doesn’t behoove us to forget that we are and always have been an immigrant nation and aspired to be the land of the free. All the more reason to act smart, not dumb.

Here is Cenk Uygur’s spirited rant, well worth watching (although I myself don’t quite agree with his Hillary-Trump comparison; I see them as different on some points, sometimes better sometimes worse, but equally bad on most):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Federal Court Stops Trump’s Muslim Ban! Gigantic Airport Protests Against Trump!”)

 

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USA – An Oil Company with an Army

Trump has tapped Exxon CEO as his Secretary of State. It’s like an admission that the U.S. is just a big oil company with an army (an army it uses to force foreign oil, gas, and pipeline deals). This is what Chris Hedges tells us about the final throws of empire: pulling out all the stops of the looting and dropping all pretense of doing good.

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