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Stefan Molyneux's Open Letter to Russell Brand: Yes, Let's Start a Revolution, but You Didn't Go FAR Enough!

Stefan reminding Russell that while his description of current problems and the angst maybe justified, his proposed socialist proletariat utopia 'solution' requires the same monopoly in initiation of force, by the same evil failed corporatist state, that is responsible for the current lunacy that he's rightfully pointing out:

An Open Letter to Russell Brand - Let's Start a Revolution!

http://youtu.be/ltiviifnA_E
Stefan Molyneux
Published on Oct 27, 2013

Russell Brand recently spoke with Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about economic inequality, how voting doesn't change anything, political apathy and revolution. Stefan Molyneux doesn't think he went far enough. Let's continue that conversation.

Original Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR4CseY9pk

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If Stef has been able to reach out to Joe Rogan, I see no reason why as a native Englishman himself, Stef wouldn't be able to reach out to Russell, in the not too distant future:

The Joe Rogan Experience with Stefan Molyneux

http://youtu.be/72Boihk2p8s
Stefan Molyneux
Published on Sep 24, 2013

Stefan Molyneux speaks with Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. JRE #396 - Recorded on Friday September 20th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Transcript: http://www.fdrurl.com/joerogan

Subjects include: media hypocrisy, wasted human potential, nature vs. nurture, epigenetics, fragmenting the central narrative, the availability of information, confirmation bias, changing the world through better parenting, daycare, single mothers, pharmaceutical drugs, why marijuana is illegal, the difference between boys and girls, memory, the corrupt financial system, connecting at a primal level, the backgrounds of MMA fighters, managing aggression, the mind/body dichotomy, making mistakes, circumcision, Joe's childhood, violence in involuntary relationships, drones, chemical weapons, accidents of birth as virtue, success through hard work, acting, stand up comedy preparation, the horrors of divorce for men, gender/intelligence, gender equality, lying to get laid, discipline and the future of mankind.

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I can always depend on Ancap

I can always depend on Ancap to post the good stuff! Great vid and I too hope Brand comes on the show with Stefan. I mean, Brand did do an interview with Alex Jones not too long ago.. So, why not?

I basically said the same thing the first time I heard Brand's revolution interview.. It was so good I had to watch it 4 more times just to get the full experience. You can tell he meant what he was saying, no acting there... I might not agree with his direction, but I definitely feel the situation as being a personal one. Things need to change for the better, there are far too many people on the edge of going completely broke and it just can't continue. We talk bad about liberals all the time, but some are just not hip to the real message yet, same with conservatives.. I know for a fact that if they understood, like we do, the message and peaceful way of voluntaryism, then they too will be on board.
Just keep spreading the word. I'm working on a few new friends now, dropping some ancap seeds. Hopefully, with intelligent people like Molyneux and action-men like Kokesh around we can right this ship for the future generation.

aww shucks, thanks .o)

yup, and for those who maybe unfamiliar, Brand's recent media blitz all began with the following; check out the view count, y'all!

Russell Brand on MSNBC Mocking Media

http://youtu.be/ADJhErmJuoQ
OvergrowDaGovernment
Views: 8,634,515
Like 49,554 Dislike 1,451
Published on Jun 17, 2013

and, the Alex Jones interviews you referenced:

Russell Brand Blasts MSM Lies in Mindblowing Interview

http://youtu.be/vkWWaOp7Zb0
TheAlexJonesChannel
Views: 418,269
Like 4,002 Dislike 75
Published on Aug 31, 2013

Russell Brand: Humanity Coming Out of The Cave

http://youtu.be/aJVbccKJwEw
TheAlexJonesChannel
Views: 212,730
Like 3,229 Dislike 203
Published on Oct 6, 2013

oddly enough, Brand's ex-wife's father is a fan & listener of Alex's show! lol:

Katy Perry's Dad Speaks on The Moral Decline of Our Youth

http://youtu.be/MAT2FMdlARw
TheAlexJonesChannel
Views: 35,593
Like 443 Dislike 89
Published on Sep 13, 2013

Alex is joined by Author, Minister and father of Katy Perry, Mr. Keith Hudson to discuss his new book "Looking and Seeing" a new way to look at the world around us and the people in it and the corruption of our youth by media and society as well as how the situation in Syria is a direct result of Huberous.

http://www.keithhudson.org/

https://twitter.com/RealAlexJones
https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderEmerickJones

http://www.infowars.com/
http://www.prisonplanet.com/
http://www.infowars.net/
http://www.prisonplanet.tv

seems like a growing number of Hollywood-set have been reaching out to Alex and his audience, as of late:

Lord of The Rings Star Talks to Infowars

http://youtu.be/kCemfy458tM
TheAlexJonesChanne
Published on Jun 20, 2013

Alex is joined by renowned actor Viggo Mortensen to discuss his new movie, the troubles with raising attention to activist causes in this day and age as well as current problems with the current world of the US in reference to economic, political and current controversies.
http://www.percevalpress.com/

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Perfect piece of positive feedback for Brand.

Yes, RB sure has some completely off ideas on what the solution could/should be to our Global problems and this is a perfect piece of feedback to help steer Russell in an even more right direction.

No need to rip him a new one and potentially lose an important "medium" to others waking up.

I completely respect Stefan Molyneux's reaching out! With his clarity and Brand's overall message of human unity and cooperation, I think the two messages combined create a powerful message.

Thanks for posting!!!

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

The poor are used as visual

The poor are used as visual manipulation by politicians to sustain their power and greed....

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

Russel Brand is way too entrenched

in show biz to be trusted to speak a revolution.
I like the way he may have got people thinking about the corruption of "government", but voice piece?.....no thanks.

He is a 'celebrity' by right, not by design.

This guy didn't grow up on the new Mickey Mouse Club. His 'image' isn't the result of a committee decision. He is famous for being well-liked and respected - not the other way around.

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

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Tactfully delivered course correction by Molyneux.

Brand has the emotion, logic, intellect, charisma, and dedication to change the world.

ditto

that!

definitely a great opener, by Stef, to set grounds for future, further, fruitful discussion on the matter!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Thank goodness he set Brand straight

Hope Brand does go on his show. He does need to see the error of what he was advocating.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

We should enlighten him on some of the issues

If you see people who is ignorant of something, enlighten them.

yup, an open dialog,

especially to those, whom, are at least able to identify the problem, even though not yet on 'proper' solutions: http://www.dailypaul.com/303679#comment-3242776

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I was hoping you were going to post this AnCap =)

Build bridges, changes minds

Peace luv and Anarchy. As Jeff says.

glad to be

@ your service ,oD

Yup. Would love to see them go at it, like Stefan did, vs. Peter Joseph of ZeitGeist.

My guess is, currently as it stands, Russell's idea of 'solution' for current ills is Fresco's socialist unicorn: resource based economy.

But seeing as how the Good Doc's been able to work with the likes of Bernie Sanders, Kucinich, and Alan 'everyone not like me, MUST be a KKK member!' Grayson on the Audit the Fed bill within the forcible body politic (aka, CONgress), none of us should have problem resolving issues with those who have been able to identify the problems properly (at the least), but not the right solution, within a more open voluntary dialog sphere.

Though sometimes it may seem as though those who harbor socialist solutions are themselves outright evil, at least personally speaking, if they've demonstrated that at least they can identify the problem (even though not the 'solution') they're half way there; an open dialog with intent to educate & converse is in order, and not a sigh and terse dismissal, IMHO, as so often is the case these days in any political discussion.

Hey, I too am guilty of such dismissive annoyance. But recognizing, however ill-preferred, the celeb-driven 'culture,' when an individual like Russell Brand who considers himself awake and goes on an international tour to raise these issues, they can either help or harm with greater magnitude, than would result from my ye ol me conversation with an annoying socialist who has not even demonstrated that he/she is capable of at least identifying the cause and source of current ills.

For all those cited reasons, I whole-heartedly agree: Moly-Brand convo would be both hilarious and informative to watch!

In fact, if they can actually begin to build some rapport after a few discussions, I hope Russell would actually invite Stefan to go on a tour with him!

Now, wouldn't that be cool?? .O)

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

This Brand guy is an ass wipe collectivists.

Just because he wears a clown suit and talks against the fascists establishment, doesn't make him any different than them. He is suggesting socialist redistribution of wealth. He is no different than Lenin or Stalin and the result would be just as evil as that against which he rails. He is suggesting substituting one form of slavery for another, and there is nothing cute, honorable, or humane in that.

The number of people killed just in the last century by fascists and socialists governments is huge. Both fascism and socialism are slavery, not freedom, and the distribution of wealth by either of these systems involves force, not freedom.

If you want reality watch this guy's response to Brand instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL3dLN0pd7Y

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

why down votes?

the video provided is brilliant and one i hope RB and all occupy types watch and listen to closely.

at times this seems more like a RB fan base rather than a place to discuss libertarian thinking. what's the deal?

Great job by Stefan and great

Great job by Stefan and great job by this guy Topher as well. They essentially said the same thing, Henry - government is the problem, not the solution.

Stefan comes at it from the AnCap perspective whilst Topher is a MinArch - that's the only difference in their responses to Brand.

Thx for the link.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

he is missguided no doubt

but at least he has the nullification part down for the current system

Build bridges.....catch more bees with honey....we would do better with influential people like Brand on our side....Brand I could totally see becoming an Anarchist. This is also true of people we love to hate like Glenn Beck (can't believe I just wrote that). We just need to keep working at it. And who better to bring Brand to volutourism then Stephan. That would be such an awesome conversation.

"Brand I could totally see becoming an Anarchist"

I concur.

I almost wish Max Keiser and Stefan Molyneux would have a weekly show together, so all the minarchist and ancaps can flesh out all their differences on air, over long, in-depth series of conversations on a regular basis, then let the audience make up their own mind (who knows, maybe some will convert, and revert: let the market take its own course).

And, Tom Woods and Russell Brand could be their first guests! lol.

Considering how Keiser is mostly minarchist on everything except for socialist 'healthcare,' pro-Glass Steagall/SOME-financial and environmental regulations and 'enforcements,' I'd definitely would love to see him defend his views, when challenged more principally consistently.

Besides, they both have something in common: entertainment background.

Keiser was a standup comic who became as Wall St. trader (thus all his constant, hilarious verbal flair), and Moly was briefly an actor (thus all his theatrics), which to be frank, are probably the reasons why they have the fan-base that they do: they can utilize word-smithery for effect.

Definitely would make for an informative, if not, entertaining show.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

some actual truth there

Now if we could only get Stefan to go further into the wonder of imperfection and ambiguity.

bump

I like stephan

+++

Would so love to watch a conversation between Stefan & Russell!

updated

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul