Russell Brand wants a revolution. Paxman asked him who he was to edit a popular political magazine like the New Statesman. Paxman had a problem with Brand because he does not vote. Brand replies, very intelligently, that he does not get his authority to have an opinion from voting. One of Brand’s platforms is the disparity of wealth that exists worldwide. Another is the current destruction of the planet.
Brand also cleverly points out that the onus is not on him, the responsibility lies with the politicians who are elected supposedly in order to effect change. He also says that people have voted for years, but what exactly has changed. Brand says he doesn’t vote because of the treachery that has been going on.
Paxman says Brand doesn’t believe in democracy and that he wants a revolution. Brand says that people are being ignored. 300 Americans have the same amount of wealth as billions of the world’s population. Welfare is being slashed. Big executives are still getting their bonuses. Brand believes in a massive redistribution of wealth, and that the exploitation of the environment needs to step. For Brand, profit is a dirty word. Wherever there is profit, he says, there is deficit, too.
He brings up the Occupy movement and the one thing they accomplished is how they differentiated between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent.
I might be Brand’s biggest fan. He is a genius and yet down to earth at the same time. And I don’t agree with everything he says (I’m not a socialist, for example), but the man is brilliant and has some fantastic ideas. Brand says there is definitely going to be a revolution.
Some people have asked if Russell Brand is connected with the Illuminati. I don’t see how that is possible, given his views, but maybe I am missing something. He seems to be against everything that the Illuminati stands for, at least what I call the economic Illuminati. I fully accept that there is a cabal or conspiracy of people who take advantage of most of the world for economic gain; however, some of the more far-fetched theories about people like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson being murdered by the Illuminati…I’m not so sure about that. But I can’t see how Brand would be connected with the Illuminati. If he is, he’s certainly not that great of a spokesman for them since he seems to revile everything they stand for.