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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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-04-26 (23 videos)

Best weekly news updates and discussions and a smashing viral video. Main issues: Coronavirus abuse by the oligarchy and how to fight back. (incl. much better measures in other countries, right-wing deceptions and neoliberal pseudo-left-wing deceptions in ours, and Movement for a People’s Party)

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Stars and channels: Vic Dibitetto & Kyle Kulinski (Secular Talk), Chris Hedges, AJ+, The Rational National, Francesca Fiorentini (Newsbroke), LastWeekTonight, RichardDWolff, The Humanist Report, RepresentUs, Robert Reich, Jimmy Dore, Michael Brooks, Nick Brana (Movement for a People’s Party), and more…

Topics:

  1. Fire Breathing Intro (Viral Video)
  2. Corona Crisis: Unlivable America
  3. Longterm Coronavirus: Need for Substantial System Change
  4. The Many Deceptions and Frauds During This Crisis **
  5. Right-Wing Deception (using Corrupt Mass Media & Easily Manipulated Bottom Tyrants)
  6. “Democratic” & Rep Party Corruptly Allied
  7. Anticorruption Act Clip
  8. Politician’s Economic Incompetence
  9. CCCW: Coronavirus Crony-Capitalist Welfare
  10. Twin-Party Corruption: D-Party’s Polosi
  11. Another Trick to Make the Rich Richer
  12. Cool Interview of Chris Hedges by Jimmy Dore (Journalism NOT by Crackpots)
  13. Intellectual Discussion About Moving Forward
  14. Movement for a People’s Party’s National Call 04/23/2020

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Wakeful Video Weekend 2020-04-19 (13 videos)

About: Corona Crisis, U.S. Vulnerability, & People’s Fight for Change

 

Topics:

  1. Chris Hedges: The Moral Imperative to Rebel
  2. Chris Hedges: Coronavirus, Climate and What Next?
  3. Bernie Picking the Wrong Path Again (apparently)
  4. Grandstanding Speeches instead of Real Fight for Change
  5. Screwed America Most Vulnerable to Crisis
  6. Bernie Surrogates Denounce Biden & Critique Bernie
  7. Candidates Are Not the Not-Me-Us Goal
  8. R-T: Bernie’s Endorsement & Will Things Ever Be The Same?
  9. UBI Against Corona Crisis
  10. Can’t Expect People to Vote for the Lesser Evil When All Are Way Too Evil
  11. Grassroots Direct Action to Do
  12. Forming a Political People’s Army
  13. Strikes & Boycotts

 

1. Chris Hedges: The Moral Imperative to Rebel

XR America & Chris Hedges: The Moral Imperative to Rebel ~ Extinction Rebellion

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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)”

Rigged Primaries, Suspended Bernie Campaign, and the Need for a People’s Union

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Here goes how the oligarchy rigged the 2020 primaries and kills our democracy with a thousand cuts using political puppets in the monopoly of two corrupted major parties and mass media (for a look at the 2016 election theft click here):

  1. Employing misinforming mass media. (pretending Bernie didn’t exist or was unpopular while glorifying corporatist corrupticians)
  2. Censoring social media.
  3. Running rigged opinion polls. (and misreporting them if necessary) Also blocking and/or editing exit polls.
  4. Holding rigged debates barring establishment-criticizing candidates, replacing vital topics with distractive ones, soft-balling the establishment candidates and hard-balling the progressive ones.
  5. Diluting progressive votes by adding fake-progressive candidates, and right before Super Tuesday pooling together all of the D-Party’s rank-and-file corporatist candidates’ voters while keeping fake-progressive Warren in the game past Super Tuesday to still chip away from Bernie’s voter base.
  6. Running a weak, dishonest presidential impeachment (never meant to succeed) in order to take Bernie out of campaign rallies.
  7. Rigging caucuses and primary elections by voter suppression (like voter purging, reduced polling stations in progressive districts), ballot chaos, uncounted proprietary ballots, a dishonest vote count app, fraudulent coin tosses, fraudulent mail-in votes from senior centers whose seniors don’t get to cast their ballots, plus rigged machine voting and rigged secret machine vote tallies. And timing this perfectly after Bernie’s high start to cancel people’s hope.
  8. And when the pandemic came (by accident?), letting the timing of many state primaries and – even more importantly – of the general election continue without any delay in order to block Bernie campaign rallies, essentially forcing Sanders to suspend his nomination campaign.

(Did I leave out an important atrocity?)

Conclusion: It’s a death of democracy by a thousand cuts. Each cut shifting the officially reported results further and further away from the people’s actual desires and votes, and for the final finish adjust the official results via the secret ballot counts with pre-rigged or last-moment-hacked machines.

Necessary response: a People’s Union. To work and fight from the bottom for needed change. This can be linked up with communal charity and crisis organizations that deal with COVID issues, homelessness, unemployment, and so on. People helping other people leads to connecting ever more people who will push for needed change who can then soar in local politics, spread ideas, connect across the nation for a general strike that circumvents all the tricks and traps put in place in politics by the oligarchy and thus challenge the oligarchy with people power, pushing through our demands that the oligarchy’s political puppets block from acceptance in the political structures. In France, the Yellow Vest Movement gave us a hint how people power brought into play outside rigged electoral systems can achieve change. And, yes, during the coronavirus pandemic the movement in France is significantly (but not completely) taking a break and we here in the U.S. are also not in a good position to stream the streets right now. But when the pandemic is past we can. And in the meantime we can begin to organize.

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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.

The same problem can come from one’s own vocabulary mistakes, like when one compares Trump to Obama and describes Obama as nice and Trump as not nice Continue reading “The Hurtful Use of Wrong Words in Journalism and Public Talk”

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”