Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-06-28 (13 videos)

Meaningful videos of this week concerning our current corrupt system, careless government, freedom of speech, and active path to a better future.

Stars & channels: Annalise Benson and Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), Richard Wolff and Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25 TV, Democracy At Work), Eleanor Goldfield, Ralph Nader, The Hill, The Nation, Mark Blyth, Matt Goodwin, The Real News Network, Jimmy Dore, Graham Elwood, Lee Camp and more…

Topics:

  1. People’s Party: Corporations vs People, Tax Money Schemes, Actions to Take
  2. Richard Wolff & Yanis Varoufakis Conversation
  3. Peaceful Protests & Ways to Turn the Tables on Harassment from Agencies and Corporations
  4. Meaningful News
  5. The Meaning of Freedom of Speech (and new bogus charges against Assange)
  6. Racism from the Oligarchy’s Divide and Conquer
  7. Economic Update: Pandemic-Failing U.S. System, Bought Government, & Propaganda vs Radical Workers Traditions
  8. Mark Blyth on Economic Injustice
  9. Police Are Arresting People Over Facebook Posts
  10. COVID and Masks
  11. The Globalist Oligarchy Robbing us While we Crumble & Starve
  12. System Terrorism

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-05-31 (19 videos)

Meaningful videos on: Chris Hedges running for Congress, alternative to the November Bump-Triden couple, the current crisis and solutions, police brutality, ecologic repair, proper UBI, mentality for change, people’s party, and more…

Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Howie Hawkins (Green presidential candidate), Hasan Minhaj, Jesse Ventura, Jimmy Dore, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), TED, Mr. Glaser, Truthfal (Mar 23, 2018), djelf7, and more…

Topics:

  1. News: Chris Hedges Runs for Congress (3rd Party of course!)
  2. Presidential Vote Alternative to the Bump-Triden Couple:
  3. The Corona Housing Crisis (+ 1 protection)
  4. Jesse Ventura on Police Brutality & ‘What white people don’t understand…’
  5. Hunger in America (Caused by the Greedy Oligarchs)
  6. Tax Cut Lies
  7. Booming Stock Market During Crisis
  8. Ecology: rewild the world
  9. UBI as a Social Economic Dividend
  10. US History: Third Party Success – Who were the Populists?
  11. 7 Best Jimmy Dore Show Clips
  12. Mentality for Change
  13. People’s Party: Growing Energy

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-03-15 (13 videos)

Small compilation from this week because my new continued-education course keeps me busy day and night. Still, I did catch a small number of videos worth sharing, and their more narrow focus on the recent main events does well for this week, I believe. These main issues are the Corona Crisis, UBI-people-funding to address it (Thanks, Tulsi!), Bernie’s main flaw in his campaign, how bad Biden really is, and the ELECTION FRAUD that is currently anointing Biden despite of Bernie’s actual landslide win, and the path to a (new i.e. 3rd) People’s Party:

Stars & channels: Tulsi Gabbard, Kim Iversen, Chris Hedges & Lee Camp, The Hill, Nomiki Konst, Jimmy Dore, TED, and thejuicemedia.

Topics:

  1. Humor (PLUS GOOD TIPS): ‘Honest Government Ad’ on Coronavirus
  2. UBI to Help with Corona Crisis (Kudo Tulsi!)
  3. Bernie Needs to Fix his Campaign
  4. Wallstreet’s Jerk(oh) Biden
  5. Banking, Wall Street, & our Oligarchy
  6. U.S. Election Fraud Rampant to Defeat Bernie
  7. Wasted Gov Budget, Dictator’s Toolkit, and more… (Camp & Dore)
  8. Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange
  9. Why All People Must Have a Voice
  10. Chris Hedges & Lee Camp on These Primaries
  11. How to Successfully build a 3rd Party

 

1. Humor (PLUS GOOD TIPS): ‘Honest Government Ad’ on Coronavirus

A funny intro on a major not-so-funny topic dealt with in today’s post:

Honest Government Ad | Coronavirus: Flatten The Curve ~ thejuicemedia

 

2. UBI to Help with Corona Crisis (Kudo Tulsi!)

Cool Tulsi Interview by Jimmy Dore:

Tulsi’s Emergency UBI Plan & More For Coronavirus ~ The Jimmy Dore Show

Below another Tulsi interview plus press release link are available.

Tulsi’s UBI plan for Corona Crisis (The Hill)

EXCLUSIVE: Tulsi Gabbard details UBI plan for crisis ~ The Hill

Press release: https://gabbard.house.gov/news/press-releases/rep-tulsi-gabbard-introduces-resolution-calling-emergency-universal-basic

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-02-16 (19 videos)

This weekend’s selection of top recent videos has: an unusual amount of humorous political videos (yeah!), updates on campaigns (incl. rigging) and some impressive candidates’ clips, good insights on inequality by design and how to address it (incl. UBI, maximum income, etc.), some much overlooked truth on Donald Trump, healthcare for all, anti-liberty state laws, neoliberalism, and mentality:

Stars & channels: thejuicemedia (Honest Government Ad), AOC, Killer Mike, Andrew Yang, Secular Talk, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Ralph Nader (with Sam Pizzagati & Steven Shafarman), Tariq Ali, Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk, NowThis News, The Hill, The Real News Network, RE-EDUCATION, Abby Martin (Empire Files), NonCompete, David Foster Wallace, Lewis Black, and more…

Topics:

  1. Satire: Let the Governments Burn the World
  2. AOC: The Acts that Matter
  3. Is the D Party Left?
  4. Capitalism: Uneven Development ( → Inequality & Turmoils)
  5. Floor and Ceiling of Society
  6. Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Journalism, and Empire
  7. The Iowa Caucus Lottery & “Surge”-Manufactoring Media
  8. Bernie Won Both Iowa & NH (but we need to fight harder)
  9. Andrew Yang’s End of Campaign Speech
  10. Bad Candidates: Wall Street Pete
  11. The Real Trump Never Discussed (Slashing Soc. Sec., Medicare, & Medicaid)
  12. People’s Movement for Change
  13. Healthcare: How Does Germany Beat Us?
  14. Anti-Liberty State Laws
  15. NEOLIBERALISM Summary (incl. the “Third Way”)
  16. Mentality (Primitive vs Grown, Young vs Old)
  17. Humor (Lewis Black & Jimmy Dore)

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-01-19 (16 videos)

Major focus of this week’s video collection: our system treating us like trash and how a new system could do the opposite. Part of this also: our mentality and culture. Some key issues: capitalism, socialism, Universal Basic DIVIDEND, warmongering & terror state…

Stars & Channels: Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Noam Chomsky, Meagan Day & Jimmy Henders, Michael Parenti, The Hill, The Intercept, Michael Brooks, Jimmy Dore, Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), NonCompete, and more…

Topics:

  1. Our System Treating us Like Trash ***
  2. The Worst Economy in Our Lifetimes **
  3. Teacher Strikes = People Strikes (Kept Secret by the MSM)
  4. Universal Basic DIVIDEND etc.: Insightful Yanis Varoufakis Conversation **
  5. Historic Insight on Corporatist Fascism
  6. Capitalism (narratives, fascism, $$wars, motives)
  7. Noam Chomsky Describing Our Corporatist Manipulation
  8. Fights to Get Money Out Of Politics
  9. Socialism: Not Normally Being Linked to Government
  10. France’s Uprising Against Neoliberalism
  11. Iran: 1+ Hour of Informed Intellectual Discussion
  12. U.S. Terrorism
  13. Mentality: Are We Evil? Can We Change? ***

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Economics: Shorter Work Hours vs UBI

Richard Wolff gives lots of awesome speeches and explanations, but sometimes he also skips over vital points like probably all of us. Here is one such case:

Economic Update: Beyond Universal Basic Income
Democracy At Work

Comment: Richard Wolff is probably right that reduced full-time workweek hours could be used less well by sociopathic demagogues than a UBI to divide people because the current weird ideology of our right to live deriving exclusively from us working paid jobs would continue as before. No shaking of the boat. There would be less risk of misleading people into thinking that they work shabby jobs and pay painful taxes only to keep lazy other people from having to work (while always overlooking that this is exactly what we are doing in the current system, although not really for under-supplied poor people who get very little help, but rather for all those super-rich people who own most of what can be owned and swim in a huge stream of money flow they do NOT earn by work).  Continue reading “Economics: Shorter Work Hours vs UBI”

Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-09-14 (18 videos)

News, deep insights, and some humor as well. Outstanding videos from this week, some of which you may have missed.

Issues: isms, equality of life, UBI, drone wars, billionaire badness, globalist corporatism, Assange, revolution vs reform, lawlessness, refugees, education, Bernie, and more…

Stars & Channels: Cowboy Economist, John Spritzler, Redacted Tonight, Brave New Films, Jesse Ventura, The Michael Brooks Show, The Humanist Report, Jimmy Dore, Thought Slime, The Real News Network, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow, Chris Hedges (On Contact), Democracy At Work, Newsbroke, TED

Topics:

  1. Thoughts: Capital-/Social-/Marx-/Cummun-ism with a Satirical Bent
  2. Faux Progressives: Their “Equal Opportunity” Trap
  3. Insights: Rational UBI & Google Censorship
  4. Connection: Student Debt, Drone Wars & Terrorism
  5. News: Predatory Corporations and Globalist Fascism
  6. Thoughts: Going Far Enough
  7. Candidates: Fighting Elitist Politics
  8. Candidates: Conversation with Bernie’s Press Secretary
  9. Media War: Hounding a Political Prisoner
  10. Change: Revolution or Reform & Nice or Edgy
  11. Police: Police Protected from the Law
  12. Refugees: Mass Murder by the Supreme Court
  13. Education: Schools Sort People as Commodities
  14. Empire: The Enemy from Within
  15. Poverty: Housing Gouging (and More)
  16. Billionaires: The Oh So Good Ones Are NOT Good
  17. Christian Fascists: Religious Liberty Warped to Crush Liberty
  18. Strategy: Lighting the Path to a Better World

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A More Relaxed Economy

In this video,

A conversation with my former employee – Dirty Capitalist Confession Session
NonCompete

in which the American Johnson, who feels guilty about his conduct as a business owner in his younger years, says he would have been happier as part of a worker co-op, something important comes up and is only half-discussed, namely the different kind of working life when we can all participate in the business decisions of our workplace.

What gets discussed is the benefit from it, namely you are not being ruled from a top with no means of knowing that the management may be planning your lay-off or firing, and your expertise may actually make it into the decision making that may otherwise be flawed because of ignorance at the managerial (and salesmanship) level, and misunderstandings can be better avoided, and holding our cards close becomes less necessary, and those in key positions will no longer have to bear too much painful responsibility, and so on…

And I basically agree, often arguing for the same, but it also occurred to me – thinking back to when I was working in a similar small family-like company – and that company came down on its luck because of badly timed growth investment and crushing blows from mega corporations invading its market, that we (the people in that company) would also have had to endure a lot of suffering discussing how to survive the financial disaster, who could survive how much pay cut for how long, or who would have to be let go. (The company got so crushed by the mega corporations at the point that its ability to borrow money was gone that it was forced by its bank to slash its workforce by half within a month. That’s how dire the situation was. That’s why even democratic decision making would surely have had to deal with lay-offs.)

This consideration drives me into the thought realm of the universal basic income (a UBI, better thought of as a citizens dividend when financed not by taxing middle income workers but only the rich as a method of reshaping our wealth and power pyramid into an egalitarian broad building with No Rich and No Poor). Because, if every earned dollar has at least another dollar going to the ultra rich at the top, as things are right now, many of us are struggling to make ends meet. But if that dollar was not robbed but stayed with each of us (by cap-taxing the wealthy and shaping the revenue into a UBI), we could all be way more relaxed in our working lives and business management. We could shape our workplaces as worker co-ops in a far more relaxed economy where no worker or worker’s relative would have to worry about sinking into poverty because all the money we earn from labor would only be extra money, not our full livelihood. Business downturns could be handled much more easily.

It’s something to think about for those who worry that a UBI could only be a hand-out to placate the poor, or those who regard it as too much state power becoming too much burden on the private sector. I really think that a correctly done UBI (a citizens dividend) would lead to a far more relaxed economy that would benefit all the unemployed, all employees, and even business managers and owners; in other words: everybody.

It is our current stressful economies that lead to brutal lay-offs, slashing of salaries and benefits, warlike struggles between companies, manipulating and cheating of customers, ruthless destruction of the environment (even our planet’s human-life-supporting climate!). It leads to offshoring jobs, illegal employment of undocumented migrants, worker-income-depriving automation (rather than reduced working hours at unreduced income), and to bloated pharmaceutical prices, because profits become the dominating decision making factor, and people all over the economy are desperate. Desperate people will do desperate things that often are catastrophic.

A relaxed economy would be far better, and it relies on a principle of there never being poverty for anyone. Additionally, to make it happen, there also must be no ridiculous richness for anyone turning that person into a modern day god-king ruling over thousands or millions of fellow people whom he or she rarely perceives as fellow people but as commodities.

Let’s aim for a relaxed economy, shall we?

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European Thoughts Fitting our Fourth of July

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Independence Day is a special holiday held high and celebrated in different corners of society. For some it is just a brief relief from a never-ending money-earning drudgery. For others it is the holiday of their nationalist notions easily linked to fascist white supremacist ideas stuck into their heads from the top by the rich ruling class and their demagogic minions in politics and the mass media to divert (with xenophobia and hate speeches) their justified anger away from the true culprits and causes of their mutilated lives, thus turning them into a duped army of violent right-wingers and idiot voters. For others, like myself, it is an annual reminder of the great ideals of some of our heroic founding fathers whose liberating ideas spread around the world causing awe and love and hope, and even change — change from monarchies and dictatorships to democracies or even attempts at socialist economies (a natural consequence of the life, liberty, and happiness for all concept).   Continue reading “European Thoughts Fitting our Fourth of July”

Political Awakening Video Weekend 05-12-2019 (18 videos)

A great discussion on UBI, great political satire, class warfare and the dying middle class and poor, healthcare racketeering, political awakening, media corruption by the rule of money, a people’s revolution, the real (capitalist!) entitlement in our market society… 22 cool videos. Stars: Nick Brana, Chris Hedges, Kim Iversen, Richard Wolff, Tulsi Gabbard, Ralph Nader, Jimmy Dore, and more.

Topics:

  1. Nick Brana & Scott Santens Discussing UBI
  2. Satire: Neoliberal Slavery
  3. Class Warfare: OMG, Reality is Real! Who Knew?
  4. Middle Class Struggling — But still Half Asleep?
  5. Market Society: Infinite Greed, Inequality, Non-Living Wages, Life Depression, The Poor…
  6. Awakening of a Hillerite
  7. Media: The Dying Free Press & Anger Sales
  8. Candidates: Debate-Qualified Ones & Tulsi Interview
  9. A Political People’s Revolution
  10. World: Venezuela Analysis & How Castro Became an Empire Asset
  11. Humor: Hillary’s 2020 Advice & Joe the Sniffer
  12. Capitalist Entitlement

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