Hope for a Coronavirus-Stimulated Revolution

(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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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-03-28 (13 videos)

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)

Topics:

  1. Great Ralph Nader Interview on How to Make Democracy Work ***
  2. Media/Humor: Ridiculous Propaganda (Treachery Really) by ALL Mass Media
  3. How the Pandemic Revealed the Cracks in our System
  4. Another Cool Chris Hedges Interview **
  5. China & Russia Political Theater to Distract from Homemade Inequity
  6. Another Review (and Interview) of NY’s Corporate Prisoner
  7. Pretty Good Robert Reich Interview in 2018 about the Common Good
  8. The Place of Police in Our Dungheap Society
  9. False Policing Filmed
  10. Solidarity to Remind the Top of Humanity’s Existence
  11. State Movement(s) for Universal Healthcare
  12. COVID: Handled So Much Better in Asia
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Wakeful Video Weekend 2021-01-02 (14 videos)

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)

Topics:

  1. A Must See: #ForceTheVote Town Hall
  2. In Conversations Overcoming the Fake-Centrism & Artificial Split from the Top
  3. Cool History And Current Myths Discussion with Chris Hedges
  4. Political Repression: State Power over Private Lives
  5. Economic Update: Defunding Wrongful Police Allocations | People-Disconnected Two-Party Monopoly | Independent Media
  6. Congress Says Single Payer For Me But Not For Thee
  7. Political Games
  8. #ForceTheVote: Politics 101
  9. #ForceTheVote: Utterly Correct Idea that Now is the Best Chance (and hence the idea caught fire)
  10. Vaccinating the Managers of Misery
  11. World: U.S.-Empire-Sanctioned Countries Linking Up
  12. People Helping People Beneath the Corrupt Elite that Prefers to Hurt us
  13. Bullsh*t Jobs Solidifiy our Cruel System
  14. Humor: Revealing Corrupt Eco-Politics & how Cooperation-Refusal Can Force Amazingly

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-08-02 (21 videos)

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, …

Topics :

  1. Robin Hood Tax: Wealth Tax (or in this case a Bank Tax)
  2. Oppressed People vs Rulers
  3. Rampant Election Theft in the U.S.A.
  4. COVID Update: Rising Deaths and Wide Spread of Heart Damage
  5. Attacks on Alternative Media
  6. Forget Having a Life – Just Serve the Rich
  7. The Corrupt DNC and Cowardly (Dishonest?) “Progressive” Candidates
  8. Fake-Progressiveness
  9. Police & State Agents Brutality: Violent Oppression from the Top (and our need for change)
  10. Amazon’s Fraud-Based Market Takeover
  11. Economic Update: Our Capitalism Destroying Healthcare during the Corona Crisis
  12. Myth of Scarcity and us Getting Raided from the Top
  13. The Need to Reinvent our Economy
  14. Capitalism Weakens Morals & Democratic Mentality
  15. Learning from Vietnam
  16. Opening Eyes: We MUST Change our Economy
  17. Capitalism vs Democracy in the U.S.: Ruled by an Unaccountable Selfish Minority
  18. Music: Steve Scott – We Know They Lied
  19. People’s Party

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-07-12 (22 videos)

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

16 Topics

  1. Wow(!): Ilhan Omar & Krystal Ball Adressing the Need for Real Change
  2. People’s Party’s Grassroots Action
  3. Edward Snowden on COVID Tracking by Government Surveillance
  4. Our Economic Reality & Birth of an International Socialist Movement
  5. Post Capitalism: Combine Rationality with Solidarity
  6. Good Point from an MMTer
  7. U.S.A.: Crisis on Top of 5 Crises, Racism a Buffer for Capitalists, Employers Profiting from
  8. News
  9. Coronavirus: The Possible Things Affecting Japan
  10. Propaganda: Venezuela Spook
  11. China-U.S.
  12. Economic Insights
  13. Homelessness Fix
  14. Emotional Immaturity
  15. MPP: Uniting Right & Left
  16. 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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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-24 (9 videos)

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.

Topics:

  1. European Stable COVID-19 Economic Crisis Treatment
  2. Even the Fed Chairman Suggests Relief for the People
  3. People’s Party Update (National Call)
  4. Seriously Biden?
  5. The Need for System Change
  6. Beyond FDR / Capitalism = Anti-Democracy
  7. Getting Capitalism Out of its Box: UB-Dividend
  8. A Hacker Fighting our Oligarchy’s Un-Unemployment Slavery
  9. Capitalist Lords, Wall Street, & Tax Schemes

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