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Russell Brand Talks Revolution on BBC: "This is the End! It's Time to Wake Up!"


The more I listen to this guy the more I like him..!!!
.. he had better be careful or he's gonna end up "suicided" He is making all right points, is extremely articulate, cannot or will not be redirected by the "talking heads" he is confronted with.. and every time he ends up making the "MSM" look even more foolish than we already know they are..

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Ummm tangent?

Your personal diatribe aside, I'd like to add... hWha?!?!

Ha, dude I'm not talking about any popular definition of "hate speech" like some leftist progressive. That's all hogwash. I just personally don't like to read people that are so motivated by anger and aggression, everything they have to say just because emotional nonsense, no matter how much sense they make and I just don't like exposing my soul to anger, it makes me less and I want to be more.

Ummm that's from Goad's book

i thought that was who we were discussing. I'd say Goad's work which i've read a good deal of is about truth and cutting through the BS. They don't call him the bravest man alive for nothing. Not your cup of tea Baptist? so be it.


I see. Well that sounds pretty fun then. His critique of Brand you could see was a little less intelligent sounding, being mostly opinion and name calling. I thought his redneck manifesto would be more of the same and thus, gross. Ha. But it might be fun to read if it is as you've shown above, intelligent and irreverent in the sense that it ignores political correctness. Braves man alive? Ha. I doubt it.


Well after realizing it's a full book, to read a full book that just says what I think ( read some reviews ) in a angry, hateful way is indeed not my cup of tea. Mine this morning is Darjeeling, comes from India, filled with people like me, sinners, lovers etc. but all worthy of respect and from what I read, this guy isn't exactly filled with respect.

i actually preferred

this book by him. was reminded of bukowski.

i'm strictly a coffee achiever myself. and about to brew a pot of dark french supreme.

goad like myself takes people on an individual basis. respect is earned not given willy nilly because it's the "cool" thing to do.


I take my cue from a higher power. It's not willy nilly, it's purposeful. I would like to create a world where love is the norm, respect is a part of that norm. I think that would make a better world.

so i should respect

RB for begging the MTV audience to vote for Obama, for scaring children about global warming, for having rock star hissy fits, throwing some guys camera through an office window, demanding that the wardrobe girl show him her tits before he'd rehearse, for coming to the US and getting a gun because it was macho, but when sandy hook happened turning it in and recanting to his other liberal know it all pal piers morgan. i should forget all that and give respect because he has stated some political ideas that are as old as the hills and his solution, no profit, more government
and mega socialism is the answer. if the guy was at least funny i could over look all that and give him props for that, but for me and some others he just isn't.

like burroughs said: "some wise old faggot told me years ago: some people are shits darling"

and then wsb came up with the concept of the population divided into two groups: the johnsons and the shits. makes a lot of sense to me.

there is no such thing as perfect. that's an absolute.
but at the very least, let me wish you the best on your life journey.


No, those are not the reasons, I don't like those things. You should respect him because he's human, like you, like me, quite fallible, far from perfect, full of failings and faults. My political opinion on liberty doesn't make me more worthy of respect. It is simply part of the whole package of human that I am. We won't be good people if we hate those that are opposed to us, that doesn't make us better and we will not win many to our side with anger and bitterness. Respect however may do that to a large degree and will make us better people along the way. Just my two cents.

Remember the rEVOLution. It meant something.

according to your logic

we should respect hitler because he was human. while you're at it respect fienstein, peter king and all the rest of the evil creeps, after all they're human.

do yourself a favor and step down off of your high horse.

"everybody has a plan until someone punches them in the face"
-mike tyson

He was making all the right

He was making all the right points until he said what his end solution is....


He definitely has the libertarian mindset, but he needs to wake up himself!

He's Soon to be Blacklisted in Hollywood

You won't see him on tv anymore. Ron Paul should have him on his show as a guest.

he's for

strict gun control and distribution of wealth. he's safe in liberal hollywood.

you will see much more of him i'm afraid.

Someone who is the antithesis

Someone who is the antithesis to freedom should be on Ron Paul's show? maybe only to educate him, but not to promote communism..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

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I hope someone with a knowledge of libertarian principles

can get through to Russell. He's right about everything but the solution, and I hope he's smart enough and open minded enough to know a good solution should he hear it. He's definitely passionate enough! Go Russell, but please get on the right path!

Maybe Ron Paul can.. Write to

Maybe Ron Paul can..

Write to the show and request that Russell be a future guest.


he suffers from the same problem as the Occupy movement (which is why they fizzled away). They see the problem but don't know the correct solution.


put, rpcongress

like the environmental groups who refuse to go after the worst polluters on the planet: the federal govt.

Socialist Egalitarian Society... Sounds Foolproof

Definitely agree with his assessment of politics and refusal to participate in sham elections. Disagree with his proposed solutions. He essentially took 10 minutes to say, "TAX THE WEALTHY." Heard it already. Think its been tried. Not particularly original. Always seems to backfire on the middle class. Some bloggers are calling this a cry for Revolution! HAH! Since when does revolution include greater taxation? All successful revolutions have been a revolt against GOVERNMENTS and their IMPOSED taxes on the public! We don't revolt against CORPORATIONS! They cannot control us through force. His solutions are antithetical to change! They are quite frankly MORE OF THE SAME.
"Socialist Egalitarian Society" means an all-perfect government forcefully taking all the wealth and giving equal amounts to every citizen. Sounds foolproof. Absolutely no room for abuse or deception in that type of system.


Did you all listen to the video?

He wants HEAVY taxation of corporations and thinks profit is BAD?!? (4:30 to 5:00 minute mark)

He is a socialist.

someone needs to ask Russell to consider Anarchism.

to bad he wants to replace fascist totalitarianism with socialist totalitarianism.

"im taking the right" Your

"im taking the right"

Your taking it, because someones stole it, and it was always yours to begin with

Good interview however....

Did anyone else think of this scene from Monty Python


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Russell Brand is indicative of the new wave...

of man; Intelligent and FED UP with the status quo.

Russell Brand is one of the most insightful, knowledgeable men on the planet and, guess what, he comes from the same socio-economic strata as most of us here.

He sees the world as we see it. He understands the suffering. He understands the raping and the pillaging of the world's resources for profit by monolithic corporations, the 1%.

He speaks for me.

The revolution IS here and these whores like "Jeremy" will be caught on the wrong side of history wondering why they are despised and hated when they were warned all along that their masters, those who signed their paychecks, would be toppled by this WAVE OF HUMANITY that was rising up against them.

Jeremy, and his ilk, have been warned for a very long time. They have no one to blame for their coming failure and destruction except their own, misguided greed and selfishness.

Russell Brand was beyond incomprehension trying to make this "tool" understand what is happening around him. Russell Brand, like many of us, is incredulous that people refuse to "see" what is the reality of the times.

Russell tells him...you will see it, my friend. Good bye and good luck to you.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Hear, hear!!!


"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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He Transmits the Current Air of the Politically Disturbed

I admire his conviction and ability of using his popularity to emote against atrocious results of current politics and government systems; helping to bring pop culture closer to understanding pandemic suppression of the common person.

I think he is also a good example of: "Don't be depressed, be active."

..possibly even and activist. :)

I'd love to hear Brand read aloud Paine's "Common Sense"

I was just rereading it this morning and found myself following the text aloud, as I pondered the parallels while trying to sort through our current situation.

Then, while hearing Brand passionately express his current thoughts on Liberty to this BBC interviewer, I couldn't help hearing a bit of Paine in his voice. I'm sure Thomas would approve of a reading by Russel being posted on video, eh? Wouldn't that be a hoot on his next BBC interview, if there ever was another?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

He's so worried about

Powerful people having monopolies on resources, that he ignores the monopolies that let it all happen - the monopoly on creating currency, and the monopoly on the use of force.

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Here comes the strawman77...

with his empty accusations and deflections of a POWERFUL statement by an enlightened man.

We will bury you, strawman77. You are not worthy of an opinion. Go sit in the corner with your illusions.

Brand ignores nothing. You lie.

You and velveeta voted me down. Why am I not surprised?

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Right or wrong ideas

at least he's got some. All the while injecting the much needed humour to cope with this crumbling system.

Not afraid to admit, I have a spiritual man-crush on Russell.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


Sounds to me like comrade Brand has the same idea as all the other socialist Utopians:

Use the "Law" to steal and redistribute!

Amazing how nobody has ever thought of that revolutionary idea before.

Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter — by peaceful or revolutionary means — into the making of laws.

According to their degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it.

Woe to the nation when this latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power to make laws! Until that happens, the few practice lawful plunder upon the many, a common practice where the right to participate in the making of law is limited to a few persons.

But then, participation in the making of law becomes universal. And then, men seek to balance their conflicting interests by universal plunder. Instead of rooting out the injustices found in society, they make these injustices general.

As soon as the plundered classes gain political power, they establish a system of reprisals against other classes. They do not abolish legal plunder. (This objective would demand more enlightenment than they possess.) Instead, they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder, even though it is against their own interests.

It is as if it were necessary, before a reign of justice appears, for everyone to suffer a cruel retribution — some for their evilness, and some for their lack of understanding.

~Frédéric Bastiat - The Law

Russell has come a long ways from his heroin addict days

I think it likely that he could go farther and address root causes of the problems he talks about; central banking monopoly control of money married to globalist mercantilists.

I cringe when I hear him advocating "massive wealth redistribution" but also think he is talking about reversing the immoral wealth accumulation by a few that is only possible because of their crony relationships with government officials. That said, I do wish he would read Bastiat. No doubt he would alter his views.

I also cringe when Russell insists the planet is being destroyed. My opinion is, he could go either way; either he will continue to dig and come to oppose the global governance being advanced as a solution to the fake climate problems and the evil, exploitive corporations, or he could throw his considerable influence behind a popular movement demanding global governance as the solution to mankind's problems.

If I hear him espousing the "we're all in this together" pablum that is coming from so many prominent people ranging from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Lady Gaga I will cease to be a fan of Russell Brand.