Chris Hedges: The Time for Compromise and Reform is Over — We Have Been Lied To, Manipulated, Used, Abused, and Oppressed Enough (Video)

Former war correspondent and unbending alternative voice speaking truth to power, Chris Hedges, spoke at a rally for the likewise staunch people’s representative Kshama Sawant: The time has come to end the forces of death and stand up for the forces of life. We must rebel, not for what we may or may not eventually achieve but for who it allows us to become. This is the fight of our lives. The last fight. If we lose this one, we lose everything:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kshama’s Rally Chris Hedges”)

Support alternative media and citizen journalism. Support this site.

Interesting Jane Sanders Interview at the People’s Summit

I admit to mixed feelings abut this: some worries and some happy surprises. Worries: it sounds in some parts like a retreat into divisive identity politics (caring about certain groups/communities and forgetting about the big picture, you know what (neo-)liberals have been doing for a long time), credentialism (Ph.D.’s trumping reguar folks), and also like maybe dumping the fighting spirit (Sanders Institute only getting facts, not working on the emotional component that wins elections?). Happy surprises: Finally addressing election rigging somewhat and possibly pushing back against neoliberalism, not just Trump. Also, it’s good to get an introduction to the just launched Sanders Institute, and hearing it may help building information sources alternative to the corporate media. It’s also good to hear some stats about the People’s Summit: 4000 attendees from 49 states, 54% people of color.

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jane Sanders Discusses The Sanders Institute With Nomiki Konst”)

Support alternative media and citizen journalism. Support this site.

America Moving in on the Crooks: Primaring Corrupt Politicians

Young Americans who won’t take it anymore… Now, while I like the prospect of a new party to crush the corrupted Dems and bounce the even longer corrupted GOP, and while I have my doubts about the long-term success of “Democratic” Party take-over and the ability of outfits like the Justice Democrats to resist the temptations from the establishment, this young new politician still represents to me the rise of Young America which wants a future that is bright, not dark:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Is Primarying Corporate Democrat In New York”)

Support alternative media and citizen journalism. Support this site.

We Americans Don’t Fight Alone – Don’t Wake Up Alone

People are waking up in other countries, as well:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “This 52 Yr. Old First Time Voter Supporting Jeremy Corbyn!”)

Naturally, the fight won’t finish overnight. So, Jeremy Corbyn didn’t become Prime Minister this round any more than Bernie Sanders became president last year. Still, I find it heartening that people everywhere are beginning to wake up and stand up against their corrupt system. It will take more time to wake up those who are still slumbering with their heads in the sand believing the B.S. the manipulators at the top are raining on us.

It is telling when the tears come and the voice chokes at the moment we wake up (as in the linked video above). All the pain accumulated throughout life in our warped, twisted, rigged societal system finally break out, and the passion and hope for a fair, sustainable, and equitable world — so long repressed because we felt there was no chance that the good of our inner values could ever trounce the iron grip of money and greed in high places.

Support alternative media and citizen journalism. Support this site.

The People’s Summit

Have you heard of The People’s Summit? It’s a pretty new thing with much work still to do, and it apparently was started by America’s nurses. Bless their formidable hearts, working all their working days in a healthcare system warped by profit-making greed, fighting each day for us in such a warped system when we are sick! And, then, when the corporate-funded, corrupt DNC installed their godmother Hillary over a heretofore little-known man whose win of the primaries they obfuscated with massive electoral fraud and theft, these nurses organized the first ever People’s Summit to give us all a means by which to try and continue the Bernie campaign’s momentum, keep from falling apart into a gazillion of splinter groups withering away in isolation from each other, and enter the long game of changing our country, and perhaps even the world, to what they both should be.  Continue reading

Corrupted World: Brutalizing Citizens who Disagree with Environmental Destruction (Video)

Jordan Chariton has smeared some great citizen journalists (and I still hope he will apologize and resist the pull from the Dark Side), but he also still produces reports worthwhile to watch and with valid criticism of certain establishment powers. Here is a recent one:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “DAPL BOMBSHELL: Feds & Private Contractor Lied About Water Protector’s Injury”)

Support alternative media and citizen journalism. Support this site.

 

Let’s Talk About Betrayal (RP)

I know the feeling. Life is bad enough, especially in a world as rigged by people against each other as ours is. And publishing every day about the insane garbage the establishment dumps on us is not exactly spending quality time. So, lately I often think about slowing down, especially since my small reach hardly warrants all the time I invest. Steven D Grumbine is someone who also works hard at this. Luckily, he has a little more reach and his Patreon account is working, so perhaps he no longer needs to hold down some dumb bread-and-butter job in addition to researching and broadcasting about our mess and ways out of it (or at least not for much longer if you add to it).

I have wanted for a long time to showcase one of his videos. Today, I finally get around to it. This particular video is quite short (because it is truncated), but very passionate and fitting pretty well into my latest string of themes:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Let’s talk about betrayal”)

Support alternative media and citizen journalism. Support this site.

You Shouldn’t Have Blind Love for a Destructive Person — Not Even in Politics

golden-calf

All meaningful discourse dies when supporters of a politician react with duplicitous smear attacks, egregious insults, and high-handed derision against anyone who suggests that their worshiped candidate may not be the second coming of Christ — worse when they do so without even taking a glance at the facts or the reasoning presented in the critique. Those supporters should take a moment to go deep into themselves and recall the principles of decency and integrity which they presumably were once taught in their childhood. After all, what does it suggest about the integrity of said politician when said politician’s supporters fail to show the slightest decency and integrity themselves? How can you assume the moral high ground when you do not even manage to mind your manners?  Continue reading

Hillary Would Have Been WORSE For Us Than Trump

Let’s be honest. The “Democratic” and Republican Party are not extremes of one another! They are almost identical! No true alternatives, at all. And the same goes for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Yes, you read correctly. They all screw us (the American working class people) to enrich themselves and their wealthy cronies. And, there is at least one very critically reason why Hillary would have been actually worse than Trump!

Jamarl Thomas, an unusually smart video blogger who I rate highly, gave a very sharp analysis arguing that the confused ones among us should stop, once and for all, to perpetuate the canard that Hillary would have been better than Trump in the Oval Office. In fact, the exact opposite is true! The very sensible argumentation comes from someone situated on what we, in America, traditionally consider the political “left,” a term which in the past was synonymous with the “Democratic” Party, but today is anything but that. Listen or read (or do both). It’s well worth it.

Here is the video, and below it my own summary and commentary:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Verdict Segment. Is Hillary Clinton the Lesser Evil? For Once and For all, NO!”)

Continue reading

Ultimate Analysis of the DNC Lawsuit against the DNC’s Election Cheating

In the corporate mass media, we get manipulation of our minds like when they sow lots of doubt about known facts. For example, when after a long media black-out Newsweek finally wrote about the DNC lawsuit, it kept painting the facts of the rigged 2016 primaries as mere “beliefs.” It’s like writing some people believe it’s snowing. All you have to do is look out of the window and see for yourself. It’s not a belief whether it’s snowing or not.   Continue reading