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Now here's a proper comedian, sacked by the BBC, maybe because he did not agree with their views on certain things.....
Now I'd listen to him, but maybe not the black pudding sketch:
He also had a bit to say on JS:
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Brand's movie company is distributed through Warner bros.
I'm not trying to bash Brand here. I think he's extremely funny at times and occasionally insightful. Probably a likeable chap in person if you don't take offense easily.
That said, I think people should ask themselves a few questions:
While his lifestyle and occupation demand he participate in the very "evils" of consumption he decries. How often does he jump on a plane? Why buy a multi-million $ mansion complete with housekeeper and gardener?
For someone who is constantly appearing on MSM how much can he really be "against" the same system that has given him everything in life most people never attain?
How many of us can not only fail at a job but tell the boss to go eff themselves and end up getting hired again? This is essentially what happens every time he does his act like at the GQ awards. Was anyone really offended or does this just create buzz and ratings and for the same things he slagging off?
I hear many people compliment his intelligence. Fair enough, it takes that to be a comedian in many ways. Yet his accent is atrocious and nearly unintelligible especially when he's speaking fast.
Compare what he says in interviews against what he has supposedly written for New Statesmen - it's not the same person. His written pieces are so full of historical extrapolations and sesquipedalian overtures one would think a PhD had written them. For a man who is supposedly of humble origins with no education beyond acting school his vocabulary would be quite remarkable. Did he pick up all these words while spending time as a heroin addict or drinking? Perhaps from spending time in bed with all the women he's philandered?
Many things don't add up in the bigger picture about Brand. We might agree with many of his sentiments and ideas but my concern is that he is being construed as a leader, either by those who admire him or by those who would hold him in a negative light to discredit genuine change.
If he truly is "one of us" all I'm asking is treat him as one of us and hold him in the same regard. If he really is a leader he will have to get in the front and put his butt on the line. Whether Brand's sentiments are genuine or not my fear is that he will be used to discredit any movement to change the status quo.
Real leaders are out there who are far more deserving.
Too bad they're not getting the same time and attention would be my lament.
This guy is a useful idiot.
He calling for a socialist revolution.
And we all know socialist revolutions work out great for humanity.
Remember the nazis?
"National socialist German workers party"
It's all governments fault everyone is poor, (which it is) yet he wants more government.
I wonder if this jackwagon realizes he is demanding government take his millions.
I bet he is the first on a plane out of country when the violence starts.
I would keep my eye on that guy, make sure he hasn't been attending any of those bilderburg meetings
Who wants to bet if he gets to popular they will find him hanging in a hotel room or overdosed on herroin due to a drug "relapse".
IE killed by the goverment.
reply to post by Asktheanimals
Hes rich so what?
Why does changing the system have to be a choice between the crap we have now or totalitarian communism.
I would just be happy to see the elite be forced to follow the same laws as everyone else with strict draconian penaltys for corruption and fraud.
No high taxes or forced wealth distrabution.