Wakeful Video Weekend 2022-07-09 (11 videos)

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Summary: insights on our corrupted society, politics, and massive propaganda and how to build people power (plus some article links)

Stars and channels: The Community Church of Boston (Chris Hedges), DW News, Sky News, The Jimmy Dore Show, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Our Changing Climate, Ralph Nader Radio Hour


  1. Mindboggling Speech by Chris Hedges in 2020 ***
  2. U.S. Shootings on 4th of July this Week (2022)
  3. Incredibly Massive Propaganda Drumming Upon Us via Media and Social Media
  4. Dems Illegally Kick 3rd Parties Off Ballots
  5. Richard Wolff: Avoiding Harmful Capitalist Cycles in Co-ops
  6. People Power: Dutch Country Example
  7. Capitalism being a Hunter and Scavenger
  8. Structured Evil Corporate Culture
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Iowagate (Feb. 2020)

A weekend review of what happened in the Iowa Caucus this week and how our “democracy” gets commonly rigged these days and a little on what to do about it:

Side note: Since I am not making a living by these postings (despite an option to donate or ‘tip’), I can rarely find time to post during the week. Hence this segment covering what I would have liked to post about earlier this week was going to become part of the Wakeful Video Weekend compilation. However, this would make the number of videos in that posting overly super-yuuuuge. So, today I am posting twice.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-12-29 (21 videos)

Main issues treated by this week’s video collection: the cheating and rule of the rich, and the many angles of our immigrant nation.

Stars & Channels: Double Down News, Richard Wolff, Lewis Black, The Laura Flanders Show, VICE News, BuzzFeedVideo, NowThis News, As/Is, Ralph Nader & Harvey Wasserman, The Real News Network, Academy of Ideas, and several more…


  1. Fighting the Oligarchy ***
  2. Great Wolff Speech from 2013 ***
  3. Corporate Tax Cheats – How & How Much (prime example: Amazon)
  4. The Rich Doubling their Wealth while we Struggle to Live
  5. U.S. (Anti?)-Immigrant Nation
  6. The Buyers’ Labor Market
  7. Empire: The Afghanistan Scam
  8. U.S. History: Especially Election Fraud & Green vs Nuclear Power
  9. News: The Real Reason for R&D Sanctioning Against a Russian-EU Gas Deal
  10. Public Brainwash: The People Played by Schools & Media
  11. Music: Let’s Recall our Immigrant Ancestry – Immigrants are Human Beings
  12. Music: Colorful America (Star Spangled Banner)
  13. Humor: Lewis Black on 2019

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Let’s Fight Election Fraud


Remember hearing about a dubious election fraud in recent news? A very hard to believe tale used to justify a murderous coup? Yes, this was done to another country (Bolivia; recent weekend posts here tell a lot about it). What about our own “democracy” here in the U.S., though? Are we safe from election fraud?

What if we, yes us the people, rather than the rich establishment got to decide who gets on our ballots? What if we wrote in our desirable candidates on our ballots (in places where this permitted)? What if millions of us were NOT kicked off the voter rolls or hindered from voting by other tricks?

Well, once all those hurdles were overcome (if it’s possible at all), there would still be the issue of the vote count that Stalin told us is what really matters. Because if you control the vote count, you – not the voters – control the official results. So, are the election results we are told trustworthy? I say no. Our vote count is probably the most ridiculous in the world. I am not kidding. Keep reading.  Continue reading “Let’s Fight Election Fraud”

There is No People’s Takeover of the “Democratic” Party

(which is why we need to take another route)

The party has proven itself immune against takeover from within. Since in 2016 the neoliberal (A.K.A. corporatist, oligarchy-serving, corrupt, getting-rich-through-bribes) party bosses cheated both Sanders and thereby the American People in the primaries, the attempt at a takeover tidal wave from the bottom has transformed into a mere fake “blue wave” used by the establishment to bring disappointed people back into the folds of the corrupt “Democratic Party” and furthermore pacify upset voters with false hopes until, in the end, when it becomes clear how this attempt failed, they will turn away from politics in disgust, giving up their only chance to save their lives, their country, and their world. This is a tried and true tactic which has for many decades proven itself undefeatable. In fact, despite all the energy and passion poured into the takeover attempt, there has only been a single real defeat of a corporatist party baron. Only ONE! (and sadly this single winner has already bent her knee to the party establishment finding herself on such a forlorn post, just like Bernie Sanders has had to make – or believed that he had to make – horrible concessions on HIS forlorn post).   Continue reading “There is No People’s Takeover of the “Democratic” Party”

Electoral & Economic Integrity – Not Just Votes & Jobs for All

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jimmy Dore and the title: “Fighting Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Election Fraud w/Tim Canova”)

This brief piece joins two major topics together around a neat video shared above.

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Video Weekend 03-17-2018 (7 videos)

This weekend’s video compilation focuses on the corruption of our political elite, real election hacking, mentalities that prevent or promote change for the better, and practical strategies for healthcare for all:

  1. Corrupt Congress et al.
  2. Election Integrity
  3. Mentality
  4. Strategy


I. Corrupt Congress et al.

More news on the corrupt political machine of the “Democrats”:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Bernie Warns Dems: Stop Screwing Progressives In Primaries”)

A spicy speech by Mike Figueredo about the latest betrayal in Congress:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Sanders & Warren Call Out Democrats that Voted to Deregulate Wall Street”)

If he could have controlled himself from using the eff word our younger generation seems to be addicted to, his speech would have been absolutely perfect once he got going.

U.S. corruption explained as Un-American:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jennifer Lawrence Teaches Students How Government Really Works” or perhaps more successfully “jennifer lawrence cleveland heights” )


II. Election Integrity

The upcoming election hacking:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “10 Ways You Know The 2018 Midterms Will Be Rigged”)


III. Mentality

Changing minds change the world:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Knowledge Bomb: Mark Blyth – Repairing The Partisan Divide – ep. 320”)


Understanding voters. Republican voters in this case. Best spots in the video are at 0:38 and 8:00 min in:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Why Do Republican Women Love A Party That Hates Them?”)


IV. Strategy

Figuring out a way forward in health coverage:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Progressive Has Message For Rural Virginia-Justin Santopietro Running For Congress “)

Caveat: this reminds me of past failures of public option approaches where all the patients private insurance don’t want were pooled in the public option overwhelming it financially. That aspect was unfortunately not discussed in this conversation. Still, thinking about the VA, Medicaid-Medicare relationship, federal vs state financing, and so on certainly belongs into a forward strategy.


Ending Note: It takes me at least 100 hours a month to research and write for this site and work on my book. Please widely share links to these articles or help in other ways. Thanks. Only together can we change this messed-up world. 🙂

Paper vs Online Voting

Folks, imagine if we had a site where fantastic visionaries and activists like Nick Brana, Jimmy Dore, Lee Camp, C.A. Matthews, Jamarl Thomas, Tim Black, Mike Figueredo (just to name a few in no particular order) could and would put their heads together and anybody else (besides trolls) could join a genuine public discourse and even vote on issues, thus creating a forward moving alternative to our rigged political system and propagandist establishment media… It’s something I hinted at last Friday.

Then, on Saturday, someone whom any frequent reader of mine surely knows left a comment. Nick Brana! Yeah! A happy day for me! 🙂  Continue reading “Paper vs Online Voting”

Donna Brazile’s Revelations explained in a Meme

Donna Brazile’s attempt to paint the DNC as an innocent victim and thus calm the millions of Americans who are outraged over the “Democratic” rigging of the 2016 primaries doesn’t seem to have worked as planned. So now there is a lot of backpedaling and denying of reality all over again. I wonder if “DNC” really stands for Denying the truth about Neoliberal Corporatism?

Here is a graphic meme everybody may use and share free of royalties (like others I have shared [1][2][3]a link back to here would be nice but isn’t a must):



Everybody, please promote this site to your friends so it can keep going. (or promote the online course that could ultimately help this site and its contributers)

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Video Weekend 8-12-2017 (6 Videos): 2 x Jimmy Dore, 3 x Richard Wolff, and 1 x Chris Hedges with Kshama Sawant

Welcome to another political video weekend keeping you safe from dumbing down via spectator sports or corporate “news” casts. As I am buried under a medical family emergency, this time there are few comments from me.

This one starts a bit slow, but about 14:45 minutes into the video it starts getting better and better and eventually really good:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democrat’s “Better Deal” Is Just Another Sh*t Sandwich”)


Jimmy Dore on breaking up monopolies – the one swamp-draining act any President can do without congress (are you hearing this Trump?):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The One Thing Democrats’ Better Deal Gets Right”)


A historic review of capitalism and socialism:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Global Capitalism: Capitalism vs Socialism Today [August 2017]”)

Richard Wolff sez: Capitalism = a tiny group of people called employers running the show for a mass of people who are employees. No wonder it couldn’t bring liberty, equality, and fraternity (the high ideals of the French Revolution) – “because at the core of the society, the production of the goods and services without which we can’t live (food clothing, shelter, all of that), right there in the organization of production, there is a tiny group of people, the board of directors, the big capitalist, the owner… , and a mass of people who come to work and do the work nine to five, 5 days a week, until they retire, get a watch and drop dead. Or in a different order some times.” (I’d like to add that nine to five is pretty much a thing of the past by now.)


A mix of humor and deep insights into the dirty tricks of our money aristocracy (Hey, did you know how our mega-corporations cheat us out of their taxes through their offshore money stashing?):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Prof. Richard D. Wolff – Capitalism and Socialism have failed. Now what?”)


Another good Richard Wolff video. This one is short (and on how, in the U.S., we traditionally blame the victims of poverty and worship those who make them poor):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Blaming the Poor and Worshiping the Rich – Richard Wolff”)


Going back in time (by about a year), a smart review of the rigged 2016 primaries, back when they were coming to their end, and a prescient suggestion of us having to form a new party:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Kshama Sawant: How to counter establishment politics (On Contact with Chris Hedges)”)

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