UK’s Russell Brand, the firebrand, calls for revolution in video interview gone viral
WOW! This is one passionate rebel with a cause
No 894 Posted by fw, October 27, 2013
“It’s not that I’m not voting out of apathy. I’m not voting out of absolute indifference, and weariness, and exhaustion from the lies, treachery, deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations now, and which has now reached fevered pitch where we have a disenfranchised, disillusioned, despondent underclass that are not being represented by that is not being represented by that political system, so voting for it is tactic complicity with that system.” —Russell Brand
In this epic interview with Jeremy Paxman, comedian Russell Brand destroys the hollow pretensions of the political establishment and calls for revolution.
Brand has just guest-edited a special revolution-themed edition for The New Statesman, featuring contributions by Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Noel Gallagher, Alec Baldwin, David Lynch and others. Look for it at any good newsstand.
- Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”, New Statesman, October 25, 2013 – Brand’s closing words from his manifesto for revolution: “We are far from apathetic, we are far from impotent. I take great courage from the groaning effort required to keep us down, the institutions that have to be fastidiously kept in place to maintain this duplicitous order. Propaganda, police, media, lies. Now is the time to continue the great legacy of the left, in harmony with its implicit spiritual principles. Time may only be a human concept and therefore ultimately unreal, but what is irrefutably real is that this is the time for us to wake up.”
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