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Russell Brand, I’d give you a C for effort.

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Recently, on Facebook I saw a group which said “Russell Brand for Prime Minister”, at first when I saw this, I chortled so hard, but then I watched an interview and said, oh wait he’s actually made some attention-grabbing points for the first time in his life (?)

1)”Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites.”

 2)”I am not that I am not voting out of apathy. I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations”

 3)”The planet is being destroyed, we are creating an underclass, exploiting poor people all over the world, and the genuine legitimate problems of the world are not being addressed by our political parties.”  

4)”There is going to be a revolution, it’s totally going to happen. I don’t have a flicker of doubt.”

Before I turn into the negative side, its’ great the Russell Brand wants to use his influence to talk about these issues, especially as he has several followers on twitter so this may be the first step of enlightenment! Great, three cheers for Russell Brand (!) But, I’m just going to talk about two vital points that stood out to me the most. To be honest, nothing new has been said here, why do we need to wait for a white man to talk about Revolution? If a person of colour said these things, they wouldn’t even get two minutes of media time, they would just be labelled as delusional, so why is it so different for Russell Brand? Continue reading

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