(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)
While the current pandemic is being used by the robber billionaires and their political puppets to steal from us what little we have left, some folks point out that this catastrophe can be a perfect situation for us, the people, to revolt and make our world better, as other nationwide or global catastrophes have historically often done. Catastrophes pull people out of their comfort zone and push them over the edge. Some folks even seem to be sure this is going to happen now, even globally.
This would be great, but I frankly am not at all sure the current pandemic is igniting a global revolution, as much as I wish for it. While the U.S. is getting badly mauled by the pandemic and the rich oligarchs are using it as an opportunity to claw away from us the remaining crumbs left after generations of continued stealing from us, most other countries’ governments are actually performing a lot better in protecting their populations, not only from the virus but also the tragic loss of income and housing. So, it seems to me that it is OUR country that should respond with a revolution, and if it did so, it could lead other parts of the world that way like it did in the past.
But, after having been brainwashed for generations, can we still pull this off? I wonder. I hope but wonder. At the very least, I think this will require grassroots activists to get it started, not through violence, but by organizing crisis management at the bottom and thereby connecting us with each other and teaching the large bottom that we must rise and topple the top and shift from the current sociopathic exploitation culture to an egalitarian one of No Rich and No Poor, No Lies or Violence to control and enslave others, no more ignoring of nature’s challenges or fellow people’s suffering, and following the overarching principle of a Good Life for All.
We need a mentality change. And it won’t happen by itself. So, everybody craving for a better world, play your part.
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Great documentary/report and discussion videos found this week plus insightful written commentaries especially on fixing our broken system & making democracy work. Other issues: cracks & corruption in our system, dealing with pandemic, solidarity & common good…
Stars & channels: Ralph Nader (great interview on the Bertelsmann Foundation channel), Chris Hedges (interviewed on the “Bad Faith” channel), RichardDWolff, Second Thought, The Jimmy Dore Show, Steven Donziger (interviewed on Ralph Nader Radio Hour), Robert Reich interviewed on WNYC, The Real News Network (with Taya Graham), Ron Placone, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (talking with Pepe Escobar)
Great Ralph Nader Interview on How to Make Democracy Work ***
Media/Humor: Ridiculous Propaganda (Treachery Really) by ALL Mass Media
How the Pandemic Revealed the Cracks in our System
Another Cool Chris Hedges Interview **
China & Russia Political Theater to Distract from Homemade Inequity
Another Review (and Interview) of NY’s Corporate Prisoner
Pretty Good Robert Reich Interview in 2018 about the Common Good
The Place of Police in Our Dungheap Society
False Policing Filmed
Solidarity to Remind the Top of Humanity’s Existence
Contents: everything ranging from sadness and anger to immediate NOW action and even humor.
Stars & channels: #ForceTheVote Town Hall on Movement for a People’s Party (Jimmy Dore, Stef Zamorano, Nick Brana, Cornel West, Kyle Kulinski, and more incl. impressive “regular folks”), Chris Hedges (On Contact, Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Hill, Secular Talk, Dylan Ratigan and others incl. Jimmy on the The Jimmy Dore Show, The Grayzone, The Real News Network, David Graeber (RSA), Honest Government Ads (thejuicemedia)
A Must See: #ForceTheVote Town Hall
In Conversations Overcoming the Fake-Centrism & Artificial Split from the Top
Cool History And Current Myths Discussion with Chris Hedges
Political Repression: State Power over Private Lives
Again, if you are too short on time to discover many top level meaningful videos covering critical events, problems, and solutions, here is a weekly share. Special highlights: Robin Hood Tax, election theft, fake-progressiveness, myth of scarcity, capitalism opposing democracy, learning from Vietnam how to make change; and regular update from the People’s Party.
Stars & Channels: RobinHoodTax, NonCompete, Jimmy Dore, Ralph Nader Radio Hour, The Real News Network, The Hill, Luna oi!, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Steve Scott Roots Music, Nick Brana and Jerry Perez etc. from the Movement for a People’s Party, …
Robin Hood Tax: Wealth Tax (or in this case a Bank Tax)
Oppressed People vs Rulers
Rampant Election Theft in the U.S.A.
COVID Update: Rising Deaths and Wide Spread of Heart Damage
Attacks on Alternative Media
Forget Having a Life – Just Serve the Rich
The Corrupt DNC and Cowardly (Dishonest?) “Progressive” Candidates
Police & State Agents Brutality: Violent Oppression from the Top (and our need for change)
Amazon’s Fraud-Based Market Takeover
Economic Update: Our Capitalism Destroying Healthcare during the Corona Crisis
Myth of Scarcity and us Getting Raided from the Top
The Need to Reinvent our Economy
Capitalism Weakens Morals & Democratic Mentality
Learning from Vietnam
Opening Eyes: We MUST Change our Economy
Capitalism vs Democracy in the U.S.: Ruled by an Unaccountable Selfish Minority
Meaningful videos of this week with deep insights and strong demands for a better future: the root of our trouble and need to uproot it, surveillance, the COVID pandemic, transnational socialism, deficit myth, fixing homelessness, uniting the left & right…
Stars & channels: Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball (The Hill), Edward Snowden & Glenn Greenwald (The Intercept), Yanis Varoufakis (New Economic Thinking), Stephanie Kelton, RJ Eskow (Jun 29, 2020), The Rational National, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Graham Elwood & Ron Placone, The School of Life, Movement for a People’s Party, Nick Brana, Jimmy Dore
Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change
People’s Party’s Grassroots Action
Edward Snowden on COVID Tracking by Government Surveillance
Our Economic Reality & Birth of an International Socialist Movement
Post Capitalism: Combine Rationality with Solidarity
Good Point from an MMTer
U.S.A.: Crisis on Top of 5 Crises, Racism a Buffer for Capitalists, Employers Profiting from
Coronavirus: The Possible Things Affecting Japan
Propaganda: Venezuela Spook
MPP: Uniting Right & Left
Humor: What’s Medicare for All
1. Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change
Krystal Ball: Economy revealed AS A SHAM, there’s no going back ~ The Hill (Jul 8, 2020)
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Meaningful videos from this week. Their main themes: the coronavirus-triggered economic crisis (with abuse from the corrupt ‘elites’) and capitalism, how it hurts, and where to move from that. Also, how Europe has handled COVID-19 far less harmfully.
BTW, if you ever wondered why we, the people, should connect differently than only through corporate social media, look at what happened within a minute of me trying to share a previous Video Weekend on Facebook (I originally suspected an anti-democratic algorithm, but it may have been a troll, either way is bad): Public Censorship by Facebook — Also, I am too busy with continued education currently for sharing these posts on social media. So, subscribers please make use of my posts to save your own time searching for informative alternative media publications and also share the videos you find good, or the whole post, with your friends so that the time I spend sharing them here isn’t totally wasted. 😉
Stars and Channels: Movement for a People’s Party (incl. Nick Brana, Jerry Perez, and more), The Jimmy Dore Show, “Useful Idiots” (Rolling Stone), Richard Wolff, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Yanis Varoufakis, The Rational National, and the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.
European Stable COVID-19 Economic Crisis Treatment
Even the Fed Chairman Suggests Relief for the People
People’s Party Update (National Call)
The Need for System Change
Beyond FDR / Capitalism = Anti-Democracy
Getting Capitalism Out of its Box: UB-Dividend
A Hacker Fighting our Oligarchy’s Un-Unemployment Slavery