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Good teaching. I might be a little old for the music, chuckle. But I like the video. Update:
I watched this again, with the sound off, artists are primarily "visual". This video is an antidote for the overnight radio propaganda. I woke up, radio on at 4AM as I had early breakfast, cooler and quiet and from the BBC to the radio show I'll rename "From Sea to Shining Sea", there was propaganda.
BBC often features only conservative economic points of view, and it's big bigger corporate lies: re London and the Olympics (omitting the removal of poor people's housing and the real land grab it is for developers. Robert Lederman of A.R.T.I.S.T., street artists group in NYC recently emailed his list an article from the Guardian UK, which is online newspaper, on the privatization and turn over of London land to developers. Robert points out the similarity to NYC plans. Artists and street performers are being pushed out, arrested in NYC, first amendment rights ignored.) The U.S. radio show, on AM stations, overnight, "Sea to Shining Sea" (my rename) had a guest speaking "Tea Party" code: only people "in the heartland" (did he mean "white"*?) can handle the coming scarcities - and then he said that big lie, that the "urban areas" people get violent: cited Hurricane Katrina, with the big media lie: "rioting, looting, raping" (open racist talk). None of those took place in the aftermath of the hurricane. But it was how the rifle toting, threatening, shooting men of Jefferson Parish were greeting (Black) NOLA survivors who wanted to cross off the bridge onto their (white) neighborhood, in the flooding in the aftermath of the hurricane when the levees broke. There was a long coverup of police murder of NOLA people on that bridge. So, I turned to sports station, even though I don't follow anything but baseball. This video is an antidote to the lies, in part. I was thinking of the video as I listened to the radio. *yes, he did mean white. There is a fiction that "the heartland" is white only. And there is the old "cities are bad" that goes back long long in U.S. history. At first, it seemed funny, I thought of the old WWI song, "How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm, after they've seen Paree?". The racism and urban hatred by the "heartland" is reflected in gov't policy, spending - just to mention the obvious, in this context.