Truthful News Weekend 2022-08-19 (11 videos)

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Summary: mostly our weird money culture and changing it, selfishness vs compassion, and the developing politics.

Stars and channels: The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (and Richard Wolff), The School of Life, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Dr. John Campbell, CCCSpringfield, The Jimmy Dore Show (with Max Blumenthal), The People’s Party, Sabby Sabs (with Jesse Ventura)

Topics:

  1. The Declining Empire and Continued Inequality Explosion **
  2. Our Weird Money Culture **
  3. Money as Ego-Driven “Honor” vs True Honor ***
  4. Fossil Fuel Profits Quadrupled, Pharma Blocking Price Reductions, …
  5. Prospective Pfizer-COVID-Vaccine Study
  6. Selfishness vs Compassion, Becoming Aware of Injustice *
  7. Robber Barons’ COVID Abuse vs Cheap Treatments
  8. Criticism of Fake-Progressives
  9. Drug Price Reduction Not Really Happening!
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Truthful News Weekend 2022-08-13 (9 videos)

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Summary: inequality, people-split, fight for justice from the bottom, addictions from mistreatment, vitamin D for COVID, sanctions hitting back, the lies on teacher shortage.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), FightMediocrity, NonCompete, The Jimmy Dore Show (with Stef Zamorano who is a former teacher who fled this profession)

Topics:

  1. How the Money-Lords’ Raid Split Us **
  2. The American People Learning to Fight for Justice **
  3. Addictions Created and Maintained by Mistreatments
  4. Dual Power, Mutual Aid, and Counter Institution Considerations
  5. COVID: Vitamin D Helping a Lot
  6. Russia(n) Sanctions Hurting Europe
  7. Oligarchy Trying to Hide its Evil in Politics
  8. Dishonest Government/Congress: Fake Climate Bill
  9. The Rulers’ Money Greed Preventing Proper Teachers **
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-07-01 (7 videos)

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Summary: Little time this week, but some very good and important videos for marching toward a better world (‘*’ stars displaying my grading). We must build powerful grassroots. Something good to remember on the 4th of July.

Stars and channels: Second Thought, Thought Slime, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Jimmy Dore Show, The Vanguard

Topics:

  1. Middle Class Meaning *
  2. Regarding Homeless People like Zombies *
  3. Thoughts about our Duopoly
  4. Airlines’ Corporate Crimes
  5. “Democratic” Party over Decades Demanding Support for Things it Never Does
  6. Voting blue is not enough! Democrats, we call your bluff! (Nice!) **
  7. How Independent Candidate Ventura Became Governor Swiping the Rep & Dem Gangs Away ***
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-05-28 (12 videos)

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Summary: mostly good videos on how our democracy is completely undermined. Also further worse developments. Also good Ukraine insight and how to fight back from the grassroots.

Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Kshama Sawant, Stef Zamorano, Anya Parampil, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Rabalais Estate Planning, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network

  1. Economic Update: Current Trouble & Historic Leftist Anti-War Movements
  2. Reasons NOT to Avoid Huge Medicaid Costs **
  3. Funny Elon Musk Oligarch Thought on our R & D Party
  4. A Freudian Slip from our Big War Criminal (former President)
  5. Media War and Tribalism Examples (esp. re. News on Biden and Trump Wealth Raking) *
  6. Corrupticians Creating Fake News **
  7. Ukraine Update **
  8. George Bush Taking a Prank Phone Call Allegedly from Russian Comedians
  9. The Defense Contractor’s Propaganda for Ukraine War *
  10. World Pandemic Treaty Problem *
  11. The American War Empire Internal Trouble Discussed
  12. Discussion How to Defeat the Billionaire Class in Local Politics Boxing Rings **

Topics:

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-12-19 (13 videos)

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Summary: Once again a collection of shared good videos found this week on dealing with the flaws of the world we must live in and how to make it better. Main issues: corruption, COVID, schools & prisons, and People’s Party.

Stars & channels: Second Thought, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, A⁺Students Abacus Maths, Steven Donziger & Marianne Williamson, The People’s Party

Topics:

  1. “Centrals”/”Moderates” Always Serve the Right Wing
  2. Long Growing U.S. Homelessness
  3. Government vs Capitalism in Regard to Homelessness
  4. Economic Update: Corruption for Profits and Power
  5. The Establishment Burning Away Free Press
  6. How Truthful are COVID Death Numbers?
  7. COVID and Morality
  8. Cops wanted to arrest one for a red light infraction, but then…
  9. U.S. Terrible Schools (& Prisons) vs other Countries
  10. Friendly (Finnish) vs Fiendish (American) Schools
  11. Steven Donziger Update (The Human Rights Lawyer Chevron-Convicted Returned from the Prison into Home Confinement)
  12. People’s Party Conversation on Pushing for Single Payer Healthcare
  13. People’s Party’s End of Year Review 2021
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-12-13 (13 videos)

For others short on time, here is another weekly share of cool videos dealing with our issues. Themes summarized: capitalism = why the American dream died & how socialism would resurrect it, how to politically make change, and global uprisings plus little ones in our States. The time for change has come.

Stars & Channels: Sankento, Second Thought, Chris Hedges and Fabian Scheidler (On Contact), Drew Westen & Ralph Nader (Ralph Nader Radio Hour), Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), After Skool, The Jimmy Dore Show, Graham Elwood, and more .

Topics:

  1. Capitalist Cultism
  2. Capitalism = Why the American Dream Died | Socialism to Resurrect It
  3. A Talk about the Neo-Feudalist Oligarch
  4. Neoliberalism = Capitalist Ideology | Capitalism = Violent Domination
  5. The Psychology of Politics | R vs L | People Unity
  6. M4A: AOC, Universal Healthcare, and Fake Progressives (AOC Warped)
  7. Long COVID: When coronavirus symptoms don’t go away
  8. Trump’s & His Allied Corporations’ Fraud
  9. George Carlin on Human Rights and Religious Claims
  10. Police State Terrorizing Honest People (Whistleblowers)
  11. People Rising up against Neoliberals (a.k.a. Mafiosi)
  12. American Communities Starting Eviction Defense
  13. Something You Can Do Right Now for our Healthcare

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1. Capitalist Cultism

Another good video to start the weekend series with:

Capitalism and Religion ~ Sankento (Jan 14, 2020)

An interesting scene from Michael Moore’s documentary : Capitalism: A Love Story”

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-04-26 (23 videos)

Best weekly news updates and discussions and a smashing viral video. Main issues: Coronavirus abuse by the oligarchy and how to fight back. (incl. much better measures in other countries, right-wing deceptions and neoliberal pseudo-left-wing deceptions in ours, and Movement for a People’s Party)

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Stars and channels: Vic Dibitetto & Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Chris Hedges, AJ+, The Rational National, Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke), LastWeekTonight, RichardDWolff, The Humanist Report, RepresentUs, Robert Reich, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), and more…

Topics:

  1. Fire Breathing Intro (Viral Video)
  2. Corona Crisis: Unlivable America
  3. Longterm Coronavirus: Need for Substantial System Change
  4. The Many Deceptions and Frauds During This Crisis **
  5. Right-Wing Deception (using Corrupt Mass Media & Easily Manipulated Bottom Tyrants)
  6. “Democratic” & Rep Party Corruptly Allied
  7. Anticorruption Act Clip
  8. Politician’s Economic Incompetence
  9. CCCW: Coronavirus Crony-Capitalist Welfare
  10. Twin-Party Corruption: D-Party’s Polosi
  11. Another Trick to Make the Rich Richer
  12. Cool Interview of Chris Hedges by Jimmy Dore (Journalism NOT by Crackpots)
  13. Intellectual Discussion About Moving Forward
  14. Movement for a People’s Party’s National Call 04/23/2020

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-08 (23 videos)

Much on how we are being oppressed and kept to suffer in huge inequality and injustice… and how to fight for change to bring us universal common decency, fairness, liberty, and good lives… and how evil gangs fight back against such change… and the role of the National Security State. Enlightening news reports hidden from you on MSM channels, plus satire, humor, music, system analysis… Media not to miss. Watch, share, discuss, grow, and enjoy!

Stars and channels: CODEPINK, DW Documentary, Moderate Rebels, New Economic Thinking, The Hill, Jimmy Dore, thejuicemedia, Michael Brooks, The Real News Network, and more…

Topics:

  1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy
  2. Song: Living in the Wasteland of the Free **
  3. Fighters for Change: MLK & Bernie
  4. Germany reporting on U.S. Poverty
  5. Big or Small Government in Oligarchy
  6. The Blue-Red One-Party System (Fascist Patriot Act Renewed)
  7. Socialist GOP
  8. Business Aristocracy Discussed
  9. Change: Mild Tweaking Won’t Work
  10. Interesting Pre-Election Conversation about Trump
  11. Capitalism = Man-made Impediments against Living Decent Lives
  12. U.S. Poverty so Underreported – Talk w/ the Poor People’s Campaign
  13. World: Bolivia (History before the Coup, Current Coup Situation)
  14. The #1 Reason for Socialism “Failure”
  15. World: France Protests against the Precarious Life Today
  16. Upside Down Lawfulness
  17. Crumbling Society: Schools
  18. Humor: U.S. Healthcare an International Joke

 

1. Satire: Quiet Supremacy

Australia is much like the U.S.:

Honest Government Ad | Quiet Australians ~ thejuicemedia

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The Federal Deficit Myth

OR: We Have the Money to Have Good Things

With tax day just having come and gone like a deadly meteorite with countless annual casualties, now may be a good day to discuss the federal deficit (and national debt), so often mentioned to justify federal budget decisions. In connection with this, here is one of Stephanie Kelton’s best (or so I think) interviews:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “There IS Money For Good Things – Professor Stephanie Kelton”)

Gist: As Stephanie Kelton explains, the federal deficit is created when the federal government spends – say, a $100 billion – but collects only – say, $90 billion – in fees and taxes. The resulting $10 billion red ink of the government is someone else’s black ink. Someone else got $10 billion out of it.

Let’s think this through a little: In our current corrupt system, this “someone” who got the $10 billion black ink is mostly a gang consisting of billionaires and their corporations, banks, Wall Street predators, CEOs, and affiliated millionaire shareholders. So, a growing federal deficit doesn’t mean that we all are sinking as a nation. It merely means that the government-created money was spent but not fully circulated back; and that, as a result of where it was left, some parts of the country rose up while others didn’t. If we raise up those who are already floating high in the clouds, while we leave struggling members of our nation in the dust, that is the real problem.

We therefore shouldn’t worry about the federal deficit but about how we invest and distribute wealth and income. In the most prosperous country in human history, we have the prosperity (measured with money) for good things for us all. Unfortunately, and stupidly, we give way too many of the good things to the robber billionaires. That’s why they fly around the globe in gold-plated cloud castles (made from private jumbo jets), have a luxury mega yachts parked in every major harbor in order to one-up each other, have multiple palaces waiting for each of them in every place they might choose to visit on Earth (most of them standing empty when they choose not to visit), have whole fleets of Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini luxury cars parked in all these palaces, own the best pieces of land on Earth where the rest of us may not “trespass” and can only dream of ever visiting, hold in their possession the factories, offices, hotels, banks, shops, construction and transport companies, and such, where we work and are forced to grovel before them and their managers. It’s also why they can pour money into politics to bring it to heel and make the government serve them instead of its people.

Quote (Kelton answering why people should care): “People should care because … the deficit is normally trotted out by policymakers and pundits and others as the reason that we can’t do more for the economy, more for people who are struggling — saying »Oh we’d love to be able to put more money in education or to deal with infrastructure, but we can’t because of the deficit.« So, … it’s just this impediment to allowing better policy to create programs and lift people up, to allow us to have a safer cleaner more prosperous economy. The deficit [myth] is this barrier that prevents us from getting better economic policy.”

This, indeed, is the true nature of the oh-so-scary federal deficit or the national debt it builds up over the years: it’s nothing more than a lame excuse for the corrupt gangsters at the top to justify their cutting of government programs and redirection of that government money into their own pockets, say when they give themselves huge tax breaks or pump up government military spending (which raises the profits of those billionaires who control the arms industry)… Never ever do we hear claims that our government can’t afford those giant expenditures and revenue cuts. Only when we, the people, whom the government should actually serve, ask for government investment in us (such as our schools, healthcare, transportation, career development, jobs, or to help us climb out of poverty), only then the chorus breaks out with two-faced politicians and media pundits howling about the deficit and asking where the money should come from. It’s so hypocritical that all my life I have marveled at people believing this obvious scam.

By the way, yesterday’s publication on The Revolution Continues has lots of awesome graphic memes.

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Video Weekend 03-24-2018 (10 videos & comments)

This weekend’s video compilation covers various areas:

  1. U.S. Barbarity
  2. Voter Manipulation
  3. Economy
  4. Corrupt Politics
  5. Shamestream Media
  6. Change

 

I. U.S. Barbarity

Finalizing the transformation of the U.S. into a country of 100% barbaric brutality:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bolton Fabricated Lies that Justified War on Iraq “)

Note: Let’s be careful not to make this only about Trump. Reagan invaded Granada. G.H.W. Bush invaded Iraq. Bill Clinton ravaged flourishing Yugoslavia leaving a clutter of tiny, weak, and poor new nations behind. G.W.-Cheney invaded Afghanistan and Iraq (war for oil). Obama expanded our wars and drone-based from-the-sky terrorism on civil populations in many nations (the kind of horror which breeds violent terrorism coming back at us). Trump is just the latest and possible last step. (Let’s see how much our domestic corporate police state brutality, not discussed in this news video, will also be revved up during his tenure.)

 

II. Voter Manipulation

Twitter, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica…

More on political social media abuse, the corrupt government-corporation marriage, etc.:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “‘Pro-Hillary Bots’ Used Twitter Bots on Sanders Supporters | America’s Lawyer on RT America | “)

More confirmation of the Cambridge Analytica Meddling and also an example of how money can mess with integrity. After all, the oligarchs have their paid foot soldiers:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Brittany Kaiser, former Cambridge Analytica director: ‘I voted for Bernie’“)

If you missed them, here are this week’s articles on electoral rigging via Twitter and Facebook:

  1. Corporate Greed Shredding Democracy — Meet the Twitter Bots
  2. The Cambridge Analytica & Facebook Story — (Spying and Electoral Manipulation)

 

III. Economy

Richard Wolff on creating inequality:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Capitalism Breeds Inequality“)

 

Robert Reich on why are we working harder than ever and getting nowhere. It’s the rigged “Political Economy” which structures the market against us.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Robert Reich, “Saving Capitalism”“)

Gist: The market vs government debate is a distraction. There is no market without a government (that sets and enforces the market rules, like what is legal tender, what is fraud, contract fulfillments, etc.). So, the real question is whether the market-government system (which is the real economy) works for most of us or merely a small number at the top. The other common myth that is utter nonsense is that (in our current system) people get paid what they are worth. Also, trusts and lobbying create behind-the-scenes pre-distributions which shift wealth and income to the top while they raise our living expenses.

Good point: If we give up on politics, we give up on a good nation and world.

 

More government rigging for the Robber Billionaires:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “On Contact: The New Gig Economy with John McDonagh“)

Note: So, New York’s taxis were limited by number to some 13,000 for umpteen years. Then, Uber comes in, promises the regulators comfy kickback jobs on its board, and suddenly 100,000 more taxi-like Uber cars are allowed into the market, and the taxi drivers – whose earnings have been ruined in one fell swoop – get levied an additional congestion tax to penalize them for all the extra cars. Their garages switch from splitting profits with their drivers to charging them a whopping $120 leasing fee each morning, putting them into a hole they must try to dig themselves out of in the next 16 hours or so of uninterrupted work and customer-hunting, while the garage owners income is thereby secured. And, eventually, a taxi driver who can’t take it anymore drives right up to the front of City Hall and blows off his own head with a shotgun. That’s how our rigged market-government economy is screwing workers and coddling the top and their corrupt political handmaidens until life for the rest of us becomes an agonizing ordeal we prefer not to stay in anymore.

 

IV. Corrupt Politics

The GOP raiders and their Dem enablers committing the latest Wall Street deregulation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Cites “Corruption” as Reason for Wall Street Deregulation Push “)

 

Change on the Outside, Continuity on the Inside (the roll-back of Dodd-Frank by a Repucratic-Dempublican alliance):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democrat’s Playbook To Sell You Out Revealed “)

 

V. Shamestream Media

Why we need independent media:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Sanders Calls Out Media’s Obsession with Stormy Daniels Scandal“)

 

VI. Change

An academic analysis of our flawed world and a suggestion for how to fix it:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Is Another World Possible? – Leo Panitch on RAI (4/4) “)

Notes: Living conditions were actually improving during much of the 20th century under a system of capitalism held to certain limits and socially responsible rules by a political upheaval and lingering political awareness of the citizenry. But when these improved lives led to a slothing off of public political awareness and participation, the plutocrats that had been left in their seats of imbalanced power, started rolling back the societal advances so we ended up in our current mess echoing medieval conditions of autocracy and serfdom. Now we need to think about change, fundamental change, so it won’t be rolled back again. Various ideas are being discussed.

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