Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-19 (17 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week exposing the criminal oligarchy and building a people’s movement for the so much needed system change.

Stars & Channels: Chris Hedges, Jesse Ventura, Richard Wolff, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Psychologist Ramani Durvasula (acTVism Munich), Krystal and Saagar of The Hill, act.tv, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Grayzone, NonCompete, Rev. William Barber II & Liz Theoharis (The Real News Network), The Jimmy Dore Show

14 Topics:

  1. U.S. Military Murdering Civilians and Journalists & Deep State Persecuting Whistleblowers and Journalists
  2. Homelessness
  3. Racist Capitalism & People Finally Finding Together
  4. Jesse Ventura on Our Oligarchy’s Corruption
  5. Capitalism: Government is its Base
  6. Mind: Trauma, PTSD, Cultural Lack of Compassion and Empathy, Need for Change…
  7. Antidemocratic Duopoly Corruption Revealed by Wallstreet
  8. System Issue, Not Pull Yourself up by (Nonexisting) Bootstraps Issue
  9. Pandemic: Current, Future, COVID Bio-Weapons Research, Pressure on Gov
  10. Media: The “Elite’s” “Cancel Culture” Hypocrisy
  11. Moral Fusion People’s Movement: Fighting for Life
  12. GOP Wants to Gut Social Security Like Biden
  13. The Two-Arm Oligarchic Party (R&D)
  14. Time for Solidarity & Revolution

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-03 (17 videos)

Remember that Internet algorithms keep you from coming across good stuff. That’s why I share these links I manage to capture each week. You can get good weekly hints and safe some of your valuable time by subscribing (for free of course) and help others as well by sharing these posts with them. Main issues in this collection: the corona crisis, our corrupted political system, and how to fight for our rights, needs, and necessary change.

Stars and channels: Jimmy Dore, Nick Brana, Chris Hedges, Dylan Ratigan, Danny Haiphong, Richard Wolff, Graham Elwood, NonCompete, Nomiki Konst, The Michael Brooks Show, The Rational National, and more…

Topics:

  1. Biden Candidacy Such a Sad Joke
  2. Bernie Officially Kicked by the “D” Party
  3. Insufficient Champion
  4. Bipartisan Betrayal
  5. Housing Crisis <– Foreclosures & Rent Gouging More Profitable than Mortgage Lending
  6. Chris Hedges on Journalism, Media, & Party Politics
  7. Progressive Campaigns Not Yet Clean (& “D” Party Uncleanable)
  8. Unemployment, Crises, Precarious Lives & Inefficiency from Capitalism
  9. Opportunity if Jesse Ventura Runs as Candidate
  10. Bernie’s Shortcomings
  11. Careerists vs Real Champions
  12. How to Unite When so Split
  13. Solidarity over Isms
  14. Stats & News: The Current Gouging of the American People
  15. Music: Piel Morena

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Need for a People’s Union (part 2)

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The previous article briefly exposed our rigged electoral system(s) and concluded that we, the people, need to form a People’s Union. Here are some further thoughts:

Question: How does this connect with party politics? Answer: It does quite a lot. We need to build a people’s movement, at the bottom, with which to wield power outside our gamed political system. It can form a basis for the people’s power outside of candidate campaigns that come and go and depend on campaign leaders who may collapse or sell out. It can let us circumvent the completely rigged electoral processes we are currently trapped in and which easily kill campaigns. It can push for urgently needed things, something that the build of a new political party would take too long to achieve (for example dealing with our current pandemic-economic crisis which can’t wait for future elections). Despite this (much needed) wielding of power outside of party politics, a people’s union could nevertheless (and probably should) push for the creation of a truly democratic people’s party to represent us governmentally once we have overcome election rigging so that elections can work again. Doing so will probably make sense because the two major parties who have monopolized and rigged the electoral processes are through-and-through corrupt and owned by the rich ruling class and seem remarkably immune against a takeover by the people. Suggested link for this path: The People’s Party – A coalition party for the people. Meanwhile, some people still think they can take over our existing major parties (at least the D-Party) from within. A people’s union could actually greatly strengthen both a new party’s creation and attempted takeover of an existing one by imposing strong pressure on the establishment. Strengthening both would enable an inside-outside strategy making both attempts much more successful since the corrupt gangsters at the top would be pushed from the inside, the outside, and below. Much harder to withstand than an attack from only one direction.  Continue reading “Need for a People’s Union (part 2)”

Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-29 (32 videos on 13 Topics)

Main issues emerging this week: Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID origin, crisis, measures, our capitalism boosting it, and the oligarchy robbing us via it and making our country’s inequality even worse), people power and rebellion, growing corruption and totalitarianism at the top, Bernie, Biden, and the urgent need for Medicare for All:

Stars & channels: Bernie Sanders, Dylan Ratigan, Nomiki Konst, Jerry Eldred, Jimmy Dore, Kim Iversen, Krystal Ball & Saagar Enjeti (The Hill), Michael Brooks, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Norman Swan (thejuicemedia), Rebel HQ, Red Revolution Media, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), RJ Eskow (The Zero Hour), Robert Reich, The Rational National, The Real News Network.

Topics:

  1. COVID-19 (Coronavirus Pandemic)
  2. Evil Empire Exploiting and Killing Us / General Strike for People’s Power
  3. Lesson from France: People’s Power That is Not Circumventable by Rigged Elections
  4. Capitalism vs Democracy
  5. Economic Update: Pandemic, Mobility, Yellow Vests, and Lee Camp
  6. Pandemic Crisis, Predatory Rich & Corporations, New Housing Crisis
  7. Growing Totalitarianism from BOTH Arms at the Top
  8. The People vs Oligarchy
  9. Jimmy Dore Show Picks
  10. Bernie
  11. Bad Biden
  12. World: Cuba’s Solidarity (Helping Italy with the COVID Pandemic)
  13. Medicare for All Urgently Needed

 

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Political Awakening Video Weekend 03-09-2019 (12 videos)

Great speech by and discussion with Chris Hedges, great conversation between Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky, great economic and social insights from Richard Wolff, a great exposure of the surveillance capitalism turning us all into bots by Shoshana Zuboff interviewed by Amy Goodman, amazing new insights on Venezuela from Greg Palast interviewed by Jimmy Dore. Yanis Varoufakis speaking about the antidemocratic European cartel and the fight for liberty and justice in Europe. And there is more: such as the psychology of conservatives and progressives, the destruction of our social human bonds by capitalism, neoliberals beginning to recognize their faults, and updates on Net Neutrality and the media war.

List:

  1. Great Chris Hedges Speech and Discussion
  2. Nader & Chomsky Conversation
  3. Economic Update
  4. The New Surveillance Industry Turns us into Their Bots
  5. Amazing New Insights on Venezuela
  6. Solidarity vs Tribalism
  7. Rules-Following Conservatives vs Creative Progressives
  8. The Social Poison of Capitalism
  9. The Oh-So-Wholesome ‘Center’ in Politics
  10. Wall Street “Dem” Admits their Failures
  11. Net Neutrality Update
  12. Media War

Note: Over time these video weekend posts have grown to a very large size. For now they are shrinking since I am stuck in continued education costing me much time in an effort to resurrect a former career to rescue myself from sweatshops and precarious short-term/regular-un/and-frequent-under-employment. You still got hours of enlightening stuff to watch for your weekend, though, instead of pointless sports, bad entertainment, and cable propaganda “news”. Enjoy:

 

I. Great Chris Hedges Speech and Discussion

… from early April 2016, I think, probably shared by me before, but worth witnessing again:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Constructing Rebellion, The Overthrow of Corporate Tyrrany – Chris Hedges”)

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Being Human or Vermin

Human nature has both a bright and a dark side. Which circumstances bring one or the other to the fore? I think, we may best answer the question by looking at times of war when the largest numbers of people are driven by the dark side and atrocities reach extremes.   Continue reading “Being Human or Vermin”

Video Weekend 05-06-2018 (12 videos)

A full dozen world view improving videos for the weekend. I apologize for not getting this out before Sunday this time. Having to do these things in my scarce spare time can cause delays. Anyway, the topics range from mentality for change, economy, democracy, our changing world, corrupt politics, imperialism, and disenfranchisement, to a visionary look at our present and future. Jimmy Dore’s team took the prize of making no less than five of this weekend’s featured videos. Other stars: Chris Hedges, Richard Wolff, Jesse Vetura, Jamarl Thomas, Frances Moore Lappé, and a bunch of monkeys that were not subjected to our mass media propaganda and thus behave more human than some of us…

 

I. Mentality for Change

Karl Marx’s hope to save democracy:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: The Contributions of Karl Marx (Part I)”)

Exactly 200 years ago from yesterday, Karl Marx was born, a man who fell in love with the American and French Revolution and dedicated his life to rescuing their goals from a growing plutocracy. In the intervening two centuries, the plutocracy has spared no effort to demonize him. Today, as we begin to wake up to the evils of plutocratic rule, the time is ripe to take a fresh look at this perhaps most influential man in history.

 

II. Economy

Emplyee-Employer-War, No Recovery, Evictions over Chicken Feed, etc.:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Economic Update: Employees VS Employers — Endless Tensions”)

Note: The fact that in Germany employees have representatives at companies’ boards of governors resulted in German companies not laying off their workers during the big 2008 crash. Instead, they agreed with their workers to reduce pay and work hours until sales would rise again. So, people didn’t lose their jobs and companies didn’t lose their trained workers. As soon as sales rose again, they could simply increase the work hours and pay again and be instantly ready for recovered business opportunities.

 

III. Democracy

The fight for democracy:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Struggle to Wrest Back Control of Our Democracy with Frances Moore Lappé”)

Comment: Indeed, for so many brainwashed people, economic democracy is completely off the table, out of sight and out of mind, replaced by a quasi-religious worship of a so-called “free” market (which is anything but free nor creates anything even close to freedom except for a few despots… or else it is absurdly viewed as being natural rather than the creation of selfish thugs that lived in the past and paved the way for today’s dungheap society.

Good question asked by this lady: What is freedom when you can talk but not be heard? — This is precisely why I started Beanstock’s World, why anyone with a sensible story to tell or argument to make can send me an article I will post, and why all of us should spread the word about sites like this to our friends and family.

Note: Really interesting idea for public campaign financing (AKA getting money out of politics): vouchers (each voter gets 4 publicly financed vouchers worth $25 he or she can give to the candidates of their choice).

 

Here, by the way, you can watch the above-mentioned video footing about monkeys wanting justice:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Capuchin monkey fights for equal rights – Inside the Animal Mind: Episode 3 – BBC Two”)

Joke: Well, if I were still caught in the “good cop/bad cop” twin-party mentality I might jeeringly say that chimps are clearly not Republicans (despite the grinning chimp appearance of Reagan and G.W. Bush…), referring thereby to that group of well-off don’t-take-from-me-to-share-with-the-less-fortunate traditional Republican voters I described, side by side with several others, in my recent article Allies Against Democracy. ;-P

 

IV. The Changing World

Automation, threat or opportunity?

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “The Future of Work | SingularityU Germany Summit 2017”)

Best parts: 00:30–2:00 & 24:05–25:30

 

V. Corrupt Politics

The Dempublican twin-gang smuggles thugs into public office and gang member was caught admitting it:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “CAUGHT! Leaked Audio Reveals Democrats Cheating Progressives Again”)

Face of the political elite:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Hillary Has New Excuse On Why She Lost – Capitalism!”)

Really good discussion of our corrupt political elites:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Nancy Pelosi Admits She’s Ok With Cheating Progressives”)

The political ping pong of pretending we have only two voting choices keeps getting played on us by the establishment:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Democrats Lose Ground With Millennials – New Poll Reveals”)

 

VI. Imperialism

Our awful imperialist media supporting murderous governments:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “NY Times Jaw Dropping Biased Reporting On Israel”)

 

VII. Disenfranchisement

Citizenship without a right to vote:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Puerto Rico, Forgotten Territories & Jen Briney”)

 

VIII. Vision

The Meaning of freedom. I marked this video from last September back then to share here, but it seems that it fell through the cracks. In the wake of last fall’s Convergence Conference, Jamarl made very important points which haven’t become outdated and won’t for many years to come. So, here they are:

(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “After Nick Brana’s Draft Sander’s Convergence – Problems The Soft Left Must Confront”)

Undeniably true: People should have healthcare, they shoud have education, and they should have an income. Society shouldn’t be hostile to what it means to be human.

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Ending Note: It takes me at least 100 hours a month to research and write news updates and analyses and work on my book. Please widely share links to these articles, so this work is not for naught. You can also help in other ways (including much needed financial support). Only together can we change this messed-up world. Let’s do it! 🙂