Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-08-24 (20 videos)

Another week’s collection of great videos for political awakening. Loads of info on our rigged democracy and suggestions for a real one. Exposure of the corrupt oligarchy and puppet media. And breaking out of our mental prisons.

Stars and channels: Chris Hedges, Nick Braña, Kim Iversen, Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke), Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), PDRBoston, The Real News Network, Christo Aivalis, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), The Michael Brooks Show, Thought Slime, The Jimmy Dore Show, The School of Life, John Spritzler, and more.

Topics:

  1. Movement for a People’s Party (MPP)
  2. Democracy: Our Fake Democracy from Above, Real Democracy from the Bottom
  3. Toxic Political Partisanship
  4. America’s & Israel’s Breeding of Savagery
  5. Peaceful Revolution: Learning from Scandinavia
  6. Our Real Problem (Culture/Mentality)
  7. Economy: Fake Booming Economy & Working Class History, Present, & Future
  8. Police Corruption: Our Taxes Used to Silence Victims
  9. Uplifting Bernie Discussion
  10. The “Liberal” Mind Prison
  11. Media War on the People (Anti-Medicare & Pro-Trump/Pro-Oligarchy)
  12. How We Lie to Ourselves (Psychological Insight)
  13. Egalitarian Movement for Democracy

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The Hurtful Use of Wrong Words in Journalism and Public Talk

Words are meant to help humans understand each other and their world. Wrong words can lead to the opposite. Using think-tank-made vocabulary designed to warp reality therefore plays into the hands of the establishment. For example, calling neoliberals a.k.a. corporatists a.k.a. fake-left-rightwingers “centrists” gives them a fake endorsement by being presented as a people’s majority and allegedly being more reasonable than anyone else by being supposedly distant form extremists.

Yet, nothing could be further from the truth when we are talking about a greedy, self-serving minority in cahoots with the robber billionaires who steal the world’s entire wealth from the rest of us and push us into submission. It’s a group of fraudsters hardly different from the neocons that warped the “R” party some time before the neoliberals then warped the “D” party. This party takeover has created the “good cop/bad cop” routine with which American voters have been befuddled in every election ever since. None of these crooks should be painted as “centrists” or allowed by us to present themselves that way.

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2019-07-28 (22 videos)

The latest collection of remarkable videos. This week’s compilation shares superb videos that help people wake up and those who already are awake to gain a broader view and deeper insights, plus better ideas on how to bring about the much needed change. So, don’t miss it and don’t forget to share or even subscribe. This collection saves you oodles of time searching for such excellent news and analyses. The main themes this time: the climate calamity, the fight between the rich and poor, the fraudulent corporate media, and the political conversation manipulation from the top.

Stars and channels: Graham Elwood, Kim Iversen, Chris Hedges (On Contact), John Spritzler, Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Deutsche Welle, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, Richard Wolff (Democracy At Work), Tulsi Gabbard, NonCompete, RT, Kyle Kulinski, Jimmy Dore, The Juice Media (satire!), The Michael Brooks Show, and The Real News Network

Topics:

  1. Satire: “Honest Government Ad” on Climate
  2. The Climate Calamity
  3. The Corporate Coup D’Etat: NAFTA, not Russiahhh
  4. Disney Worker Abuse
  5. No Rich and No Poor
  6. Socialism, Democracy, Capitalism & and Fascism
  7. The Recession We Are In
  8. Healthcare Profiteering: The Anesthesia Racket
  9. Candidates: Warren (Bad) & Tulsi (Good)
  10. Media: The Corporate Media Cesspool
  11. U.S. Terror Across the World
  12. Beware the Oligarchy
  13. Oppression with Science
  14. Any Blue Like Any Red
  15. Perspective & Racism: A Distraction by the ‘Elites’

 

1. Satire: “Honest Government Ad” on Climate

Humor helps dealing with serious problems. It decreases resignation and boosts persistence and strength needed in the fight for the much needed change. In addition, discovering the absurdity of ongoing policies is often easier when looking at other countries as we can take a view not so obscured by cultivated preconceptions. Hence here is another amusing piece from Australia:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for thejuicemedia and the title: “Honest Government Ad | Climate Breakdown & School Strikes”)

I like a comment that was left on this video on Youtube:

You’ve never failed to impress me with every single one of your ‘honest government ads’

The salt is real.

The anger is real.

The satire is real.

I love you.

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Woke Video Weekend 2019-07-21 (20 videos)

A sublime collection of great recent videos you will be amazed by and learn a lot from or simply rave, growl, sniff, enjoy, and cheer… or even stand up against the corrupt seats of power. 😉

The first 9 videos seemed a great enough package to start out the weekend with, but more super videos kept popping up over the weekend. So here are 20(!) this Sunday. Don’t miss them. Take a look. Great stuff like this takes a long time to find. Amazing revelations on immigration, war for profit, our slave state, rigged elections, an alternative economy of liberty & justice for all, religious (counter-)ethics, ideology, fight from the bottom, media manipulation, and more… And important comments worth reading!

Stars: Mike Gravel, Bernie Sanders, AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, John Spritzler, Richard Wolff, Jimmy Dore, Amy Goodman, Ralph Nader, and more… Channels: Democracy Now!, MCSC Network, Redacted Tonight, The Real News Network, Secular Talk, The Rational National, David Pakman, The Humanist Report, and more…

Topics:

  1. United States of Police Brutality
  2. The Real Border Crisis
  3. U.S. Military Terror Laid Bare – Short, Succinct, & Wow! ***
  4. Weekly News
  5. Mike Gravel Revealing Painful Truth
  6. A Cooperative Economy Alternative
  7. Psychological Chains: Treating People Like Dirt
  8. “Left” – “Right” = 0
  9. Party Corruption & We Cannot Compromise on Life & Death
  10. U.S. Election Integrity: Rigging with Impunity ***
  11. Police Narrative & Henchmen
  12. Lawbreaking Asylum Ban
  13. How to Handle the Bully in Politics
  14. Atheists WAY More Christ-Like Than RW-Evangelists
  15. Bernie on Ideology
  16. Building Empathy & Bridges
  17. Corporate Silencing of the People
  18. Satire: Right-Winger Cash

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The Humanist Report

Mike Figueredo’s Humanist Report is one of my regular video sources, but being still stuck in continued education courses for resurrecting a former career, I ran out of time putting together yesterday’s Video Weekend compilation. (Another reason was a lot of wasted time searching for reports explaining the British piracy committed on an Iranian super tanker, especially one revealing the truth on the alleged sanction violations (apparently the sanctions used as a justification don’t actually exist).)

Well, Mike put out a whole bunch of videos worth sharing last week (and some the week before). So, here, today comes a catch-up:

 

1. Switching from Private Insurance to Medicare for All is a Huge Win

You will keep your doctor (if you are currently lucky enough to have coverage of any kind). It’s PRIVATE insurances that take them away from you. Medicare lets you keeo them even if you lose or switch your job or start your own business. (and as an employer you won’t have to wrestle with private insurances to offer employees an acceptable healthcare plan, btw!):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Humanist Report and the title: “Bernie Sanders Gloats After Poll Disproves KEY Health Industry Talking Point”)   Continue reading “The Humanist Report”

Happy New Life!

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For many of us, each Happy New Year turns into yet another Crappy Old Year. Who or what is to blame? We are trained to blame ourselves, but are you, or am I, really guilty of causing economic crashes or sudden health crises, mass lay-offs, and the like? Are we the creators of a profit-driven health insurance system that refuses to cover millions and covers many others only incompletely, so that the majority of American bankruptcies result from health crises? Are we really to be blamed for not being rich when our society is formed like a wealth pyramid with an impoverished broad base and a tall wealthy spire that rises many miles above the rest of the pyramid, all the way into outer space?

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Question: Are We Ready for Our Own Yellow Vests Revolution?

1.) Great video clips. Hopefully you didn’t miss them!
2.) Great article: Yellow Vest Protests- Could We?
3.) Nice follow-up by Jimmy Dore:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for The Jimmy Dore Show , and the title: “Why French Protestors Have 70% Approval From Citizens”)

Quote from the article: “We hear all the time that the US is the richest country on earth. Does it feel like that to you? Does it look like it when you hear of people dying because they cannot afford … medications? For proof, the media offers the stock market. Problem is, only a fraction of Americans actually have money in the stock market. Or a savings account. It’s hard to invest when you can barely pay rent and feed your family.”

The article suggest we are not ready yet in the U.S. ‘cause we are still too brainwashed, thinking that we are free, that mysterious market forces, immigrants, China, Russia, or personal failure is to blame for our pitiful situation. It’s a good read from a nurse (they see a lot of our misery, nurses do). I highly recommend it. Here is the link again.

As long as we keep letting ourselves be divided from above or believe the bullshit we are getting fed from above, we are paralyzed. The French seem to be ahead of us. Let’s move forward ourselves! Inform ourselves. Get a clue. Then act. And, yes, this here site can help you get informed. So better sign up for notifications of new posts.

 

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Wow! Is this Real? Is the Revolution Starting Now?

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Gee… All I heard in the mainstream media was that stingy French people are raving in the street like little children over gas prices. Now things are slipping through that suggest something much, much bigger, something of truly HUGE import for every American and every human being alive!

Three brief videos capture it well. Here is the first clip, a street interview recorded in France:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for WeAreChange and the title: “Total Media Blackout! Paris Is Far Worse Than They Will Tell You!”)

Really captivating quote from this Frenchman in the street (slightly edited for clarity): “Don’t go for wishful thinking. Go for looking behind things, because it’s very clear that that’s what they (the oligarchs) want from us. They want us to go for wishful thinking so at the end of the line we are divided because we are not clear on what really is happening.”

So, is the people’s revolution which so many of us have been yearning for just around the corner? Is it already happening in France, with France as the model for the rest of the world? Can it happen without a people’s party or a well-structured people’s agenda? Is France spearheading the turning point? Let’s hear some more:

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Jamarl Thomas and the title: “Richard Wolff | Masterfully Explains France’s Yellow Vest Movement”)

So, if the understanding and vision of the people is still insufficient to bring about the change we need, at least the momentum seems to have arrived, and the reaching out across traditional divides seems to be starting, at least in France for now, but perhaps unavoidably across the globe, including here in our beloved United States where we traditionally congratulate ourselves for our 18th century revolution which clearly didn’t go far enough, doing away with kings but not the robber barons. So, maybe we will live to see the final step sooner than we thought…

To conclude this little piece, I want to share one more short video. This one is from an American commenting exactly how I feel and think. I haven’t encountered him before, so I don’t know if I agree with him otherwise, but he really speaks for me in this brief video clip, and perhaps for you, too?

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for ramzpaul and the title: “The French yellow vest revolution”)

Photo at the top is by Vlad Tchompalov on Unsplash

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QuickyPinion: The Orange Distraction

I was sent a cartoon where a family sits happily around a dinner table. Then someone speaks one word – “Trump” – and instantly a violent brawl erupts. My comment:

Trump is a dumb topic neither addressing our underlying problems nor their solutions – which is why the establishment keeps dangling him in front of us.

As a topic he also divides us which likewise aids the ‘elite’. (better follow Beanstock’s World and other smart outlets such as I repeatedly link to from here for deeper thoughts and brighter visions)

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Political Video Weekend 11-17-2018, Part B (Truly Far-Reaching Deepest Insights from Chris Hedges)

Nobody should miss this one: a sequel to yesterday’s Video Weekend and a really precious two hour talk by investigative journalist and articulate activist Chris Hedges that reveals a LOT, really a lot! Since most of us can only make time to listen to such a long speech on weekends – if we are even lucky enough to get weekends off from our ever worsening wage slavery, that is – I am sharing it today as part B of this video weekend. This speech that goes over so many things really deserves a special place.

 

XVII. Deep Insights

… delivered by Chris Hedges (incl. the pending giant economic crash and likely billionaire-financed rise of Nazi-America):

(Note: If the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet the title: “Chris Hedges: “The useful idiots have taken over.” (11-3-2018)”)

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