This past week, the blog focused on how the unseen hands of the 1% have grown to control almost everything. Today we offer two short videos that offer hope for action, one focused more generally about taking on “the kings” and the second brings this message home to NM as Steve Cabiedes opines on Sen. Clemente Sanchez in a very witty 20 minute video and a bonus link to the podcast.
Happy Father’s Day to All You Dad’s Out There.
Link to Yesterday’s Full Retake Our Democracy Podcast on KSFR. Today we offer up two videos that each in their own way offer a path forward, a way that those who are “woke” can take action to challenge the status quo. Plus we offer up the link to the full podcast for yesterday’s Retake Our Democracy radio show, a solo show that really examined the themes of the past week’s blogs: how has it come to pass that the values and priorities that many have shared for decades has been marginalized and ignored and how has the agenda of the 1% become the “practical” way to get things done? And what forces are working together to thwart us even now, as progressivism becomes more mainstream and the urgency for change so strongly reinforced by the looming climate catastrophe? It is worth a listen. Click here to catch the full podcast.
The first six minute video describes well how we have evolved to our current state, with the 1% firmly in control of …well of damned near everything. Everything except information. They have their Fox, but we have our Democracy Now, Truthout, The Nation, and many other sources of information that free our minds. The video is short on specifics as to how we free ourselves of the unseen kings who rule us and so we add a second video from someone I’ve never heard of, Steve Cabiedes who has just launched a youtube site, the Duopoly. In this video, Steve offers a very amusing rebuttal to Sen Clemente Sanchez’ recent op-ed accusing the “extremists” in the Democratic Party of splintering the party and emboldening the opposition. Sanchez is one of the eight DINO Senators who voted NO on HB 51 Abortion Decriminalization and in his op-ed he was defending the sanctity of that moderate block of Democrats who voted no on HB 51. But Steve Cabiedes takes on Sanchez for far more than his vote on HB 51. Cabiedes shreds Sanchez op-ed and then takes on Jeff Apodaca who tried to defend Sanchez. Cabiedes is a new face in NM political discourse and very refreshing. Check it out both videos below.
And have a great Father’s Day.
Paul & Roxanne