Russell’s Brand of politics and revolution of the broken mind

Watching millionaire socialist ex-junkie Russell Brand being interviewed by Jeremy Paxman, and then the left-wing biased social media praising him as a Messiah (that’s a convenient name for the tour he is currently promoting) I was left feeling a little puzzled at how a millionaire socialist manages to get so much air-time.

I applaud the man for cleaning himself up and he is right to crusade for greater awareness and for a different approach to drug addiction. Good for him.

I also, over the years, have found him entertaining and an excellent orator. Indeed, he orates at 90 miles an hour, not unlike any preacher or individual wishing to batter an audience’s mind into submission and compliance.

The drift of his latest bit of self-publicity is that he doesn’t vote, doesn’t believe in ‘the system’, and all politicians are bastards. He of course says all this from his very comfortable Hollywood mansion, a million light-years away from his worst junkie days, and a billion light-years away from the lives of those he wishes to influence, us.

And influence is what he does. His faithful don’t question the things he says. The fact that his thinking process may be damaged and unreliable due to decades of drug abuse, doesn’t enter their heads. They just want to follow somebody, and Russell Brand fits current needs.

He gloats that he doesn’t vote and calls upon the great unwashed to not vote as well. Yet, having called for a boycotting of the process of the political system, he then spends an age eloquently slagging it all off.

How can or how dare somebody who refuses to be part of a process then expect to have rights to discuss it and take sides? By refusing to vote he has arrogantly placed himself outside of politics, and so should shut the fuck up about politics.

Instead, he calls for a boycott of the system. He calls for others to not vote.

Since most of Brand’s disciples either don’t vote or vote for whatever they consider to be ‘left’ of centre, this advice is something the ‘right’ are happy for him to give. He of course is oblivious to the irony.

But, can we actually trust an ex-junkie? We have already learned that those who use drugs to excess usually burn out their brain’s ability to actually make any real sense of the world around them. And, at the same time they become hyper, insecure and above all extremely paranoid.

To them of course, all that they are saying makes vivid sense, like some form of epiphany. However, it is usually blurred, faulty, and subjected to the limitations of their malfunctioning brain. I’m not sure if ‘left-wing thoughts’ are a symptom of a drug destroyed brain, but logically they are. Can we trust an ex-junkie millionaire with a malfunctioning brain to guide us working class on a path of bucking the system and not voting? Probably not. Can we ‘believe’ them when they speak excitedly from their position of excess and never having to struggle to make ends meet, about how things are changing and the old will soon be swept out by the new? Definitely not.

The bottom line is that our current system is best changed from within. Only a malfunctioning brain on a millionaire socialist would believe it can be changed from the outside.

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  1. I may be in a minority of one, but I have always found Brand somewhat dull. I don’t think that he says anything particularly original or thought provoking. What I think he does is regurgitate all the thoughts of old original thinkers from the past in his own style and passes it all off as his own deep thought out and strictly held beliefs.

    There was an article written by him in the Guardian, about a fortnight ago. I read about two paragraphs of if by which time my eyes had not only glazed over, they had double glazed over.

    In short, I find him very dull.


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