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Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night

This interviewer Jeremy Paxman is even a more apathetic a-hole than Piers Morgan.


The revolution itself may not be televised, but on last night's edition of the BBC's Newsnight, viewers may have witnessed the start of one.

Actor-slash-comedian-slash-Messiah Russell Brand, in his capacity as guest editor of the New Statesman's just-published revolution-themed issue, was invited to explain to Jeremy Paxman why anyone should listen to a man who has never voted in his life.

"I don't get my authority from this preexisting paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people," Russell responded. "I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity."

And with that, the first shots of Russell's revolutionary interview were fired.

Over the course of the following ten-or-so minutes, Brand and Paxo volleyed back and forth over subjects ranging from political apathy, to corporate greed, to gorgeous beards.

Throughout the interview, Brand repeatedly dodged Paxman's efforts to trivialize his message — at one point Paxman literally called Brand a "very trivial man" — until finally, even the entrenched newsman appeared to relent against the rushing tide of Brand's valid arguments.

After Brand reminded Paxman that he cried after learning that his grandma too had been "fucked over" by aristocrats, the Newsnight host was stunned into silence.

"If we can engage that feeling and change things, why wouldn't we?" Brand crescendoed. "Why is that naive? Why is that not my right because I'm an 'actor'? I've taken the right. I don't need the right from you. I don't need the right from anybody. I'm taking it."


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Yeah I noticed that too

Not so cool anymore. Sounded rather naive to me like any bright eyed democrat

slash messiah?

Come on....seriously. Russell Brand may be many things but a messiah is far far from any of them. Get a real messiah... Jesus is the only way.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Isaiah 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

No one is calling him a messiah

His stand-up comedy show is called Messiah Complex.

Hey ____, your the one who called him a messiah.

I believe I heard the same argument once before..... "so said you".

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

don't take it too seriously..

There probably was some amount of "tongue in chic" involved, when that moniker was thought-up ;)


Marxist dumb (!)

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Well Dex, in the case of both Carlin and Brand...

...both had/have brilliant, quick intellects that can reduce a problem to its core and parry any thrust into their logic with great skill. You may be able to debate Brand's "solution" but not his identification of the problem and the need to burn it all down before you rebuild under new architects...a coat of paint ain't gonna do it.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

No comparison

The comparison and analogous conclusion...

refers to the intellect involved, and given that Brand was giving his diatribe extemporaneously is impressive to say the least. One must give credit when due and Brand is a rather brilliant individual...like him or not. I am an old guy and grew up with Carlin so don't think I don't love him...after all...I brought his name up. But I must say, having now observed Brand on a few occasions, dealing with the establishment's doltish attack dogs in such a commandingly condescending fashion, I am warming to him.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

No comparison indeed...


Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

I'm actually quite optimistic!

I recognize a lot of my former, "Rage against the Machine" self in the guy. He's got the rage all right. Now all he needs is some serious schooling. Homeschooling by Ron Paul.

I dropped a message on his website, asking him to just watch the YT doc: For Liberty (the original, uncut version). Perhaps some good will come of it.

Kind regs from Amsterdam (clip),

Agree- the rage is fine but his direction

is headed in the wrong direction

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And in that vein...

I'd agree whole-heartedly.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

why is it all these comedians moonlight

part time in philosophy?

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

They help bring awareness to the sleeple?

Awareness is the first stage of waking up? It is healthy to question every thing we are taught and more importantly everything we think.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

Awareness of socialism, redistribution of wealth, and....

...Socialist Revolution???

Not good.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?


"I don't need the right from you, I don't need the right from anybody. I am taking the right."

All rights reserved and no rights waived.

END the FED!

Abolish the Federal Reserve

So what?

It's only entertainment. It will all be flushed down the memory hole. No one cares about the difference between lachrymose sentimentality and real gripping emotion that can be used to change things. It will all pass away until the next big thing comes along to entertain the audiences while they are waiting for the world to end.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Someone send a few Ron Paul

Someone send a few Ron Paul books Russell's way. Hell, any libertarian book would work.

He would be a big allied voice if he switched his solution to the worlds problems and advocated liberty and small government.

yes his solution is 100% wrong

I made this observation the other day in my blog post about Janet yellen

People are often enamored with and give leadership authority to people who spot issues Conferring leadership on people solely because they spotted an issue first is a mistake. While its important to be able to spot issues, knowing what to do about them and actually doing something is even more important. The first person to spot an issue is not necessarily the best person to solve it.

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+1, another poster who 'gets it'... thank you...

ANYONE, I mean ANYONE can tell you there are problems in this world, in politics, economics, etc...

What MATTERS is.... SOLUTIONS!!!! THAT's all that MATTERS!

This guy is an atheist, socialist... probably a NWO plant...

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Why is it always someone else?

Why don't you send him a book?

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.



f___ all forms of govt.

He's likeable but...

He lost me with his "socialistic egalitarian society" and 'climate change' talk.

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This is my surprised face.

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I don't know if Youtube even does comments anymore.

All videos' comments are disabled for me for the last 6 months or so.

But then, I don't have a youtube account anymore because it is now run by the ever invasive, turncoat, privacy prying, bow to government nanny state, hand over your information, traitorous Google.

So no registered user help for them from me.

Russel's the most exciting

Russel's the most exciting thing since Occupy Wall Street.

I agree.

I love his comment , because of the Occupy movement people are now aware of and talking about the 99%-1% relationship. He definitely helps bring awareness to the problems most people are ignorant of.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

Failed sarcasm.

My comment was failed sarcasm, I guess.