Mr. Universe's Revolutionary Roundup
For those who weren't here last week, Mr. Universe is a character from the science fiction movie Serenity. It's from him that I get my name "Can't Stop the [Macedonian] Signal:"
Dystopianmovies.org describes him as
I'm going to try to hit a few of the Internet luminaries I missed last week.
I'm really impressed with Niko House. He was a major Bernie organizer in 2016, who broke the story that there was infiltration of the Sanders campaign (including paid staff, I believe); he was also involved in the lawsuit against the DNC which claimed they had not allowed a fair competition in the 2016 primaries and thus had defrauded the public out of a fair election. His show is "Mi Casa Es Su Casa," or MCSC.
This next one is both sad and inspiring, somehow. Jon Stewart called out Steven Colbert on his show. It's sad because, like Keith Olbermann, and, I believe, Ryan Grim, Colbert used to be a genuine voice for the left. He was a voice for the center-left, not leftists like me, but he still engaged in genuine and helpful criticism of the right. All that has been long over, and apparently Colbert's current version of events cannot include a possible lab origin for the virus, and Stewart just won't color within those lines.
Krystal and Saagar's show Breaking Points had a piece on housing in America. Terrifying, not exactly new news, but an extremely important story.
Someone on Bloomberg news said that it would be great for us to be a nation of renters. Krystal and Saagar--the conservative, mind you--both took that apart. Personally, I'm getting pretty sick of the rich telling all of us "You'll own nothing and be happy."
"Overall, this will make the market more efficient! Rental housing is more liquid!"
Be very, very careful when anyone in a position of power starts talking about "efficiency." The waste they eliminate might be your life.
I would like it if we could pool resources and establish some kind of co-housing thing, but I think it would be very difficult.
I love Jamarl Thomas (enough to support him on Patreon). Here he discusses AOC's political strategies:
"Sublimating yourself into the party, giving over your support without any preconditions, is the fastest way for you to NOT get what you want, for you to NOT get the policies...that you want."
Kyle Kulinski describes what's wrong with the COVID bailouts extended to corporations:
He also goes into the exciting new police state repression of leftists, using Jan 6th as an excuse. I wonder if the liberals in the country are ever going to wake up to the fact that the authorities they respect are actually using terrorist attacks as an excuse for creating a more authoritarian nation.
"These are some of the definitions and standards in the new anti-domestic terrorism crackdown: racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, animal rights and environmental violent extremists, abortion-related violent extremists (both pro-life and pro-choice), anti-government and anti-authority extremists (including opposition to perceived economic, social or racial hierarchies, or perceived government overreach or illegitimacy)...anarchist violent extremists (who oppose all forms of capitalism, corporate globalization, and governing institutions which are perceived as harmful to society)...they include people who have a problem with "a combination of personal grievances and beliefs with potential bias." So personal grievance crimes...now count as terrorism."
And yes, you do have to be in favor of some kind of capitalism and some kind of corporate globalization to NOT be an extremist.
Jordan Chariton and Status Coup continue to travel the country, talking to ordinary people about homelessness. This activist wants a national shelter system which deals with people individually, according to their needs, rather than a cookie-cutter homeless shelter system:
Hard Lens Media talks about insurance companies refusing to pay for ambulance rides to the emergency room, and the March for Medicare for All:
Abby Martin discusses the origins and development of the CIA on her show "Empire Files," with particular emphasis on the CIA's recent rebirth as a moral, "woke" organization.
"All that assassination and death squad stuff, well--that's all in the past."
Aaron Mate covers the Biden-Putin summit, and the new Cold War:
Lee Camp talks about the House supposedly voting down the AUMF:
And about Biden's speech at the G7:
This recipe looks yummy. I'd like to try it, living as I am in a far less carb-rich, sugary world than I used to: