From the European socialist perspective. These people were all previously sold on the Marxist "dictatorship of the proletariat" idea (like obama supporters). Now that the useful idiots are discovering that socialism causes sovietization and just plain fascist dictatorship, they are pissed and calling for revolution.
I think Russel means well because he actually qualified that he was not talking about the middle class (just the elite) in previous interviews.
The revolution needs to occur, but a constitutional republic is what needs to come out of it with VERY limited government. The Marxist/socialist ideas have been tested many times and always end in tyranny. Big government cannot be easily restrained and will not just melt away like the socialist utopian ideals suggest.