Video Weekend 09-29-2018 (13 videos)

Stars: Jimmy Dore, Nomiki Konst, Ralph Nader, Abby Martin, RJ Eskow, Thomas Frank, Richard Wolff, Mike Figueredo, Andrea Witte, Mike Papantonio, Kaniela Ing, Frank Clemente, Thom Hartmann, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Kyle Kulinski. Content: Medicare for All financing, the current and next tax scam, important historic developments which got us into today’s mess, great new candidates, and much more. Categories:

  1. Medicare for All (esp. Costs & Funding)
  2. Taxes (Good & Bad)
  3. “Democratic” Party Analysis
  4. Bully Politics & War Crimes
  5. Past & Present (Ralph Nader & Abby Martin)
  6. Corrupt Corporate State & Tax System
  7. True vs Fake Progressives
  8. Corruptitian Lies
  9. History Shames Us
  10. Candidates: Nomiki Konst

 

I. Medicare for All (esp. Costs & Funding)

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report, Mike Figueredo, and the title: “How We Pay for Medicare for All: An In-Depth Breakdown (w/ Andrea Witte)”) Continue reading “Video Weekend 09-29-2018 (13 videos)”

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.

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Video Weekend 9-23-2017 (8 Videos)

Once again, a collection of fine videos to brighten your weekend with enlightenment and fuel for our political revolution:

I.
Jimmy Dore and Lee Camp together. A fine duo. Unfortunately, I felt they had both made the same statements before, and better, when they did them alone and better prepared. Still, I like what comes up 14:20 minutes into this clip (asking why you would donate to the “Democratic Party” when its primaries are rigged by its own admission!). The talk then moves to the topic of our rigged debates keeping out third parties… handcuffing presidential candidates to keep them away from the rigged debates… and record climate events in the past two months. Later Lee Camp, talking about Bannon, reveals how our corporate media lift up right-wingers by allowing only THEM to criticize corruption even though they are part of it):

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Jimmy Dore On The Corporate State And The Power Of The Petrodollar “)

 

II.
Political wrangling surrounding Bernie’s Medicare for All bill:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Some Democrats Are Pretending Bernie’s ‘Medicare for All’ Bill Doesn’t Exist “)

 

III.
The usual lies about healthcare costs and single-payer:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Aetna CEO is Scared To Death of Single-Payer”)

Debunking one of the biggest lies: No, single-payer coverage such as Medicare for All is not single-provider healthcare, meaning a government-run healthcare, but merely a government-secured payment system. So, you can pick and choose your doctors as before, except this time their will be no question whether or not you can pay. It is simply our government doing its sworn duty to look out for its citizens.

 

IV.
Cha-Ching:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Obama Enriches Self With Back Room Oil Deal”)

 

V.
We have a responsibility not only for ourselves to fix our country:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Propaganda Buries Facts & Manipulates Emotions – Abby Martin with Chris Hedges”)

Various revelations about our country’s dark history. Also: an interesting and creepy revelation from former war correspondent Chris Hedges. He explains how the despotic regime in a foreign country went through the same motions as our southern states with their glorification of the Confederation: basically, when people are getting desperate over their worsening lives, give them a myth to feel good about, the better to control them. In our case, that myth would be the ‘noble heroism’ of our civil war’s slavery defenders, building up a white-against-black and south-against-north mentality that keeps us from uniting against the blood-sucking establishment controlling and exploiting us from above. The more divided we are, the better controlled from the top we are.

 

VI.
An older but very nice conversation:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Cornel West and Richard Wolff talk about Capitalism and White Supremacy”)

How much better off are freed slaves when they become enslaved by a wage slavery system? When one king of a company can hire and fire you, abuse you, rip you off and make you lick his boots – and every alternative job is just as bad – it is anathema to democracy!

 

VII.
Nice historic review of the last century of our economy and politics – the New Deal and its repeal:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Full Show 11/11/15: How Reaganomics Killed America’s Middle Class”)

Conclusion: we can’t keep a golden age after getting it, if we don’t topple the plutocrats who will roll back everything to resume their godlike status among a sea of serfs. The pendulum will always swing back to the dark side if we do nothing to lock it in place.

 

VIII.
And not to forget: the environment we depend on. One thing apparently forgotten in this conversation was the great danger that lies in our getting the permafrost soil to melt, releasing huge amounts of methane, which is a far worse greenhouse gas than CO2. Basically, we are terraforming ourselves off this planet:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “After Maria “Obliterates” Puerto Rico, Trump Pushes Dangerous Climate Policy”)


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The Spear to Pierce Both Obamacare AND Trumpcare and Get us Healthcare for All

As the repeal war on Obamacare has risen from the dead again, as I warned last weak it probably would, and as you may be making calls to your senators and signing petitions, it is probably the best course for us to demand the kind of health coverage that would achieve both highly sought goals: get rid of the admittedly very flawed Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare” which, through a mandate, tries to force people into private insurances that are often bad and unaffordable to them) and give us what America really needs and wants: healthcare for all!  Continue reading “The Spear to Pierce Both Obamacare AND Trumpcare and Get us Healthcare for All”