Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-09-17 (12 videos)

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Summary: COVID-crap, insane corruption, and building People Power from the bottom.

Stars and channels: Robert Malone on The Jimmy Dore Show, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The People’s Party, On Contact with Chris Hedges, Derrick Jensen, and Lierre Keith, Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), The Real News Network, Second Thought, NonCompete, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Ron Placone

Topics:

  1. COVID: A Vaccine Researcher Arguing for Less Universal COVID Vaccination
  2. COVID-19: Likelihood of Having been Artificially Created
  3. People’s Party: How the Fake Progressives (like the D Party) Block Actual Progress
  4. Inverted Environmentalism
  5. America’s Decline
  6. Short Review of Military Spending Waste
  7. The Myth Of The “Self-Made” Billionaires
  8. U.S. Criticism from an Expat
  9. People Hurt by a Corrupted-Society Blamed for Themselves
  10. Neo-Liberal/Fascist U.S.
  11. The Ping-Pong of our Two Corrupt Parties
  12. True Democracy & Building People Power from the Bottom
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Making Homeowners Homeless via Property Taxes

(Note: the Video Weekends are currently stalled because of my relocation — in the worst case this blog may pause for some weeks while I lack both time and Internet access)

Have you been mulling over a wealth tax? Are you aware of the wrong kind of wealth tax that has long been in place, not to take back from the thieving rich but to ravage people’s shelter from the elements? Listen to this report video and read my comments below:

$600M Property Tax Overcharge Is Eroding Detroit’s Black Homeownership ~ The Real News Network (Jan 16, 2020)

Comments:

While Detroit hit municipal bankruptcy (as other cities will), it is not the only place where property taxes strangle people who oh-so-facetiously claim to need a roof over their heads. It is really terrible how we American people get gouged and mauled from the top (the rich in cahoots with their political puppets). We try hard to escape some of the rentier gouging by getting to own our homes, but the money lords’ banks often demand about twice the homes’ alleged prices in pay when we take a mortgage (because the interests and compound interests can double the price of the loan the banks make possible with money made by them out of thin air). In addition, the banks play games like stock-market-gambling subprime mortgages and also illegitimate foreclosings on people who did make their mortgage payments on time. And communal governments also ravage us even when we finally DO own our homes. Even then we can get evicted and foreclosed, having our home and entire life’s savings taken away in one big swoop “justified” with property taxes that should not be imposed on people’s homes any more than on the air we breathe.

Imagine toiling all your life to own a home so that when you become too old and sick to pay rent you think you will be safe from having paid off your mortgage and escaped bank foreclosure. But then the local town government forecloses on you because you can’t pay its willy-nilly-rated and even inflated property taxes when you cannot earn an income anymore. Honest property tax should be imposed on luxury property only, such as huge private lands, private jets, fleets of giant luxury yachts, and excessive Wall Street stocks. We should get excessive wealth taxed, not people’s shelters from the elements.

And regard the amazing 18% interest rate a town government imposes on tax payment lag at an age where we working people are lucky if we get a mere 1.2% interests on savings (while paying a cash advance interest rate of 36% to a credit card baron). Holy moly! Maybe we need a new inequality term called “money market inequality”, where the money-gambling banksters and other rich creeps and their political puppets can gouge people at 18% interest rates or 36% (or even a lot more*) while people who have to toil for their living can’t even get 2% on any penny-pinching savings if they manage to scrape away some savings at all in this institutionalized inequality system.

* What’s a lot more? Full payment on payday loans is due on the borrower’s next payday, which typically is around two weeks. Payday lenders usually charge interest of $15-$20 for every $100 borrowed (within those 2 weeks!!!). Calculated on an annual percentage rate basis (APR) – the same as is used for credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, etc. – that APR based on late repays then ranges from 391% to more than 521% for payday loans, making desperate poor working people pay the highest loan interests of all — insanely high rates of having to pay back more than five times what you borrowed in some cases! (one info source: https://www.thebalance.com/average-credit-card-interest-rate-4772408 )

We definitely need a proper wealth tax that recovers the accumulated loot of the rich thieves in human society, not home property taxes that steal even more from common people into the pockets of the super rich. Huge systemic inequality is like cancer in human societies. We should all be opposed to it and get rid of it. If any rich person read this, I ask you to look in the mirror while you mull over it.

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Videos Exposing the Creepy Billionaires

Dear fiends, I am currently away from home. So this last week I could not check out numerous potentially good new videos of human trouble and people power for change to thereafter share the best I come across. To not leave this weekend blank, here is a reminder of videos shared over three years ago highly revealing the widespread sociopathic corruption, infantility, and inhumanity among the super rich. (yep, I have yet to meet one who can be considered human)

These videos were spread over the popular four-article “Vapid Lives of Destruction” series I published – the link to which can be found in the “More…” menu at the top, but today also right here:

Vapid Lives of Destruction

One of these videos has been removed from YouTube (and apparently the whole Internet) by now, at least by the title it had. Searching for it, I either found it again with a different title, or at least a very similar one:

Lifting the secretive veil on life as a billionaire’s pleasure wife | 60 Minutes Australia ~ 60 Minutes Australia (Oct 23, 2017, length: 11:13)

So, if you saw them already 3 years ago, watching them again as a reminder won’t be a bad idea. And if they are new to you, freshly go for them. 😉

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-25 (11 videos)

Summary: How our country has over a generation been turned into a rich and poor wasteland and the need for nuclear treatment of our corrupt political parties.

Stars and channels: The People’s Party, Eichard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Ruptly, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Graham Elwood), The Robert Escobar Show, Steve Auerbach, Second Thought, Rick Sanchez & Faran Fronczak

Topics:

  1. People’s Party National Call: Getting Nuclear with the Corrupt Major Parties **
  2. M4A March (with good speeches, too)
  3. How much Our Economy and Society Has Crumbled over the last Generation ***
  4. Modern U.S. Wage Slavery
  5. FBI Framing Us
  6. Empire: U.S. Top Country of Meddling with Others
  7. The Rich Buying Away our American Dream (Owned Homes)
  8. Is China Capitalist, Socialist or Communist? – Richard D Wolff
  9. The Needed Change for a Good Nation

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-07-04 (17 videos)

Summary: truths and ideas to share on the 4th of July (and later). 😉

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Second Thought, Secular Talk, The Jimmy Dore Show, J.J. McCullough, Roger Ray on CCCSpringfield, act.tv, Chris Hedges interviewing Nina Burleigh (On Contact), Russell Brand, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The Real News Network

Topics:

  1. Capitalism vs. Socialism among the Founding Fathers (a good one for the coming 4th of July) ***
  2. Capitalism = Technologically Advanced Feudalism **
  3. Shifting from Violence and Oppression Abroad to Decency, Compassion, and Health at Home **
  4. Non-Americans Respond In HORROR To US Healthcare System
  5. Empire: The U.S.A. Empire Base Standing so Alone
  6. Republican Evangelical “Christians”
  7. Amazing Talk on UBI and a Better U.S.A. and World ***
  8. True Democracy Would Not Only be in Politics
  9. Healthcare: The Odd Treatment of the Pandemic
  10. Our Deluded and Deluding Media and Political Parties
  11. Is Jeff Bezos a Child?
  12. Basic Public Services vs Being On One’s Own
  13. Former Cop Became a Cop Watcher
  14. News: More Lies That Were Handed to Frame Julian Assange
  15. Our System: Talking the Talk vs Walking the Walk
  16. Striking for a Proper Life – Room for Life
  17. Rest in Peace our Fellow Mike Gravel

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-19 (15 videos)

Summary: Insightful reports, speeches, and discussions on important topics like current rigged robbing, colonialism, and changing awareness and culture to change for the better.

Stars & channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Breaking Points (Krystal and Saagar), The Jimmy Dore Show, Second Thought, Breaking Points, Katie Halper, The Real News Network, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, A New Story of the People ~ Sustainable Human (#CharlesEisenstein), …

Topics:

  1. News (Immigrants, Injustice)
  2. Welfare vs UBI
  3. Brief Look Into Our Political Corruption
  4. Housing: The Rich Robbing our Homes – The Anti-American Dream
  5. How Billionaires Pay Less In Taxes Than We
  6. World: Israel’s Colonialism
  7. World: Latin America Insights (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Columbia, Mexico…)
  8. Police: Cops Framing Innocent People as Felons
  9. Young People Power for Change
  10. Making War Instead of Solutions
  11. Our Weird Society Lacking So Much
  12. Considering Interconnectedness

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-12 (20 videos)

Summary: A flood of good reports, speeches, and discussions on various important topics. I finally managed to post them on Saturday, so you can enjoy them throughout the eintire Sunday. 🙂 — Asterisks used to mark the topics/videos I liked best.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff, Harriet Fraad), The People’s Party, The Jimmy Dore Show (incl. Ron Placone, Aaron Maté), Secular Talk, The Humanist Report, The Rational National, Caitlin Johnstone, Anton Petrov, UNM (Chris Hedges), Second Thought, Sustainable Human (Lael Stone, Darcia Narvaez), …

Topics:

  1. Bad Biden and Harris
  2. Dangling Universal Healthcare Only for Getting Votes
  3. Identity Trickery to Control Us ***
  4. Socialism: Different Definitions and Levels
  5. People’s Party: National Call (good!) **
  6. Extreme Billionaire Tax Avoidance *
  7. Criminal Police State: Officers Allowed Violence Against Everybody
  8. WV Pressure Campaign on Corrupt Senator
  9. World: Syria & Media Update
  10. UFOs
  11. Awareness & Compassion ***

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-06-06 (15 videos)

Summary: Main issues: Capitalism’s dreadful faults, socialism just an improved derivative, and were our founding fathers fans of capitalism or socialism? And how we, the people, can change our cruel world. Furthermore: various news.

Stars and channels: Democracy At Work (Richard Wolff), Sustainable Human, Re/Culture Films, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Economic Update with Richard Wolff, The Gravel Institute, RT America, The Jimmy Dore Show, The Real News Network, The People’s Party, Ron Placone, …

Topics:

I. Best Videos

  1. Capitalism vs. Socialism among the Founding Fathers (a good one for the coming 4th of July) ***
  2. How Big Wealth Makes People Bad (by Paul Piff) **
  3. The Brutal Rule of Money **
  4. Anti-Poverty Program (SSI Must be Improved) **
  5. U.S. Propaganda, Political Terminology, and the Forgotten Left GOP Origin **
  6. Does Capitalism Mean Freedom? **
  7. Our Weird Economy Perception Culture **

II. Good Videos

  1. The Trickle Up Economy
  2. Criminal Corporations Example: Uber
  3. DC Attorney General (Finally) Sues Amazon
  4. No Border Change under Biden and Harris
  5. Defective Justice Systems This Day and Age
  6. Waking Up Politically (Separating Fakers from Real Strategies) *
  7. Workers Buy Coffee Shop From Owner, Make It A Worker Co-Op
  8. Mutual Aid & Direct Action – Bypassing the Restrictive Money Aristocracy *

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-30 (9 top + 6 good videos)

Summary: Don’t miss at least the first two of nine excellent interviews and reports. The nine cool shared videos are followed by links to 6 fairly good ones. Plus two article links at the bottom.

Stars & channels: Nina Paley, Second Thought, The People’s Party, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Jimmy Dore Show, Gabor Maté & Russell Brand, Steven Donziger & Chris Hedges (On Contact), Ron Placone, Abby Martin, Secular Talk, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, …

Topics:

  1. Our World’s Criminal Lords Promoting Themselves
  2. Let’s Leave Meritocracy Behind
  3. Unemployment: Capitalism’s Obstacle To Human Lives
  4. $10 Billions of Our Tax Money Getting Gifted to the Richest Money Lord (Jeff Bezos)
  5. Israel/Zionism Well Criticized by a Jew
  6. Corporate Seizure of the American Judiciary
  7. Alternative Social Media: Open Source User-Focussed Panquake
  8. People’s Party National call
  9. Internet Law
  10. Leftovers (OK videos)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-05-23 (15 videos)

Summary: Many excellent reports and interviews/discussions this week! 🙂

Stars & channels: Richard Wolff from Democracy At Work, The Jimmy Dore Show (with a Norman Finkelstein clip), Glenn Greenwald interviewed by Chris Hedges in On Contact, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, The World According to Jesse, The Real News Network, The Rational National, Second Thought, Our Changing Climate, Secular Talk, …

Topics:

  1. Organizing People Power – Cool! Don’t Miss This!
  2. The Fake Claims of Capitalism Goodness (like Poverty Reduction)
  3. Are Rural Areas Naturally Right-Wing?
  4. The Morale of Israel & Palestine
  5. Brilliant Democracy & Fascist Dictatorship Insights from Brazil
  6. Capitalism: Winners and Loosers Setup (and lack of organization among us victims)
  7. Systemically Crazy Countries (both Israel and the U.S.)
  8. Worker Co-Ops Network = Workplaces with Solidarity
  9. Our Injustice System
  10. Our Horrible Money Aristocrats Bleeding us Dry – Example: Pharma
  11. Old Good Times vs Today’s Profit Greed of Capital Lords
  12. Antidemocratic Anti-World Billionairism
  13. Public Feelings about Tax (incl. Wish for Taxing the Rich)

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