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He's at it again, this time with Evan Davis. I really respect his energy and vigour but at what point will people get sick of his constant ranting? Are people already sick of it? I for one think he has so many valid points that if he can convince people he's not a complete bellend, he could bring a lot of good to us all.
Russell for prime minister?
John Lydon on Russell Brand's call for revolution: 'The most idiotic thing I've ever heard' – video
- What ever happened to Anarchy?rson
- Johnny doesn't like the anarchy.Morning_star
- cool, have too choose between aids or cancer, and be happy with it.ApeRobot
- Pfft. Someone says something provocative. Then someone else piggybacks by countering it.cannonball1978
- welcome to 'The Media'Morning_star
dude is intelligent thats for sure. you either like him or hate him.
Fabian society socialist douche bag,
carry on... /end
- hey guise, yurimon thinks he's a douchebag and that nothing he says is worth listening tomonospaced
- he's living walking click bait, mateyurimon
- oh, so click-bait = fabian society douche bag?monospaced
- why dont you research him a bit. then come back broham...yurimon
- because he's an actor and comedianmonospaced
- with no special interest?yurimon
- I think you two are more alike than you'd like to admitmonospaced
- I'm prettier then he...though lol. welcome back broyurimon
- No really. You both go around talking about how government is too controlling and not to trust anyone.monospaced
- It's quite ironic.monospaced
he's an easy ratings-puller for lazy media outlets.
- and he's got a book outFax_Benson
- ratings-puller WHERE? LOLmonospaced
- BBC News / Newsnight, social media, his Guardian column, The New Statesman etcFax_Benson
- ah, so a pretty narrow audience thenmonospaced
- just sayin'... russel brand is to americans as hershey's is to uk/europemonospaced
- yeah, I had to look up the BBC and the Guardian myself. Never heard of them.Fax_Benson
- It's not that we haven't heard of them, it's just that they aren't major outlets for many people.monospaced
He's stirring the pot as much as he can, and that's a good thing. Corporations have overrun the world, more or less. The tax system is completely broken, the breaks the wealthiest and corp's get I don't think any sane person could argue is fair.
The system is broken on most fronts, the middle class is being annihilated, something has to give at some point. Once there is a clear alternative, people will jump ship in droves. Problem is, lobbying and money continue to pull the strings and it just keeps getting worse.
Lots of good points, but always comes off like a colossal cunt
Surely people are going to tire of his shouty method of being interviewed pretty soon. He’s just a loud mouth patronising cunt. He talks about trust of those in politics and business etc but refuses to answer a straight question.
He is right in the sense that most people don't like injustice and nasty things but he needs to start adding a bit of depth to his rhetoric.
What an annoying attention whore wanker.
I prefer Elizabeth Warren's approach more.
i think he's basically a good man.
megalomaniac noun \ˌme-gə-lō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\
1 : a mania for great or grandiose performance
2 : a delusional mental disorder that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur
- I don't understand how you went to that extreme for someone who is simply passionate about some serious issuesmonospaced
- dont worry, Mono cant comprehend different motives in people he's like forest gump...yurimon
- I'm talking about the label megalomaniac you fuckin' mouth breathing preppermonospaced
- I'll stick with megalomaniac, thank you very much.organicgrid
I don't like him at all. Never did. But, the title in the beginning of the vid "Comedian and revolutionary" is hilarious. Plus him as Che in the background? C'mon. Court jester. Nothing more.
Everything he talks about, as Evan Davis says quite early in that interview, is piecemeal and of little consequence to the bigger picture. He has a vague idea of a better world and no real sense of what the reality of this means.
But that is not a crime; the main problem I have with Brand is he seems to think he is talking for the common man and that’s what I find vaguely offensive about him. He has never lived the life of the common man and can’t understand what the majority of people really believe. He’s been either a drama school drop out, a junkie, a celebrity or a rich celebrity. He was probably about 8 the last time he had similar hopes and dreams as the man on the street.
I think his ideas ignore the vast majority of people in the western world, those being people with jobs and homes who want to work for a living and enjoy the spoils of what they have earned. Yes, we can all admit to wanting the political system to change and corporations to be held far more accountable but to suggest that ‘most people’ don’t want figure heads running the countries anymore is just wrong.
What is he suggesting replaces the government? What happens when ‘we’ take back General Motors? Who is going to handle this infrastructure? Does he think that the single mums squatting in their council flats that he seems so fond of are going to take on the problem of renewable energy for all?
Creative Direct Action. Empty buzz words from a media whore.
I think, and you all need to listen because it's important what I think, I think he's alright. If someone is standing up and making conversation with a nation and making people think (whether or not they're thinking he's a cunt or that he has interesting chelp) is a good thing. Most people can't be arsed or don't have time to sit and research all the stuff he's getting all passionate and cross about, so let him do it for you. Either way, I don't think he's a wanker. You can surely see his heart is in the right place?
Russell definitely has an identity crisis on his hands. I am not sure if he is a: celebrity, actor, activist, comedian, and or a jester.
- why can't it be an evolution through all of those?
- Perhaps it is, I just don't believe his motives are sincere.organicgrid
- do you believe he's a living conspiracy theory?
- only insane people would think this jester was part of some special interest elite conspiracymonospaced
- you think people become famous by chance?yurimon
- he's a comedian and actormonospaced
- Why is Brand so concerned with the U.S.? Shouldn't he be trolling Brit's system?organicgrid
- I guess the dolt can't get media attention in the UK. - Fucking attention whore.organicgrid
- why can't it be an evolution through all of those?
I'm not an advocate of Brand but I'm not a hater. He is certainly a clever guy but he is a bit prone to using archaic bohemian language as a way to broadcast that he isn't thick. That said it still takes balls at least to have some form of crucially flawed ideology...flawed? yes. A bit naive. Yes...but still (to me) preferable to the shite mediocrity of celebrity that is 99% of our exposure...reality TV, shit baking programs...whatever...John Lydon's response also was great. Very incisive and deconstructing (from a man who says he never believed in anarchy even when he sang about it, and who also talks of age being a great educator). I'd rather have Russell Brands flawed but passionate pursuit than be without it personally. It's only actually a few weeks since a whole nation (Scotland) nearly succumbed to setting about on a new manifesto of independence based on ridiculously flimsy evidence of any assurance of success...but the world almost jumped on it with Spartacus-like fervour based on ignorance of fact (or worse alluded that those facts were a conspiracy).
check out the video of him speaking in parliament on government's response to drug abuse. enlightening, really, and fun to hear him counter arguments.