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Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution on BBC Newsnight

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posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 01:47 PM
Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night

The revolution itself may not be televised, but on last night's edition of the BBC's Newsnight, viewers may have witnessed the start of one.

Actor-slash-comedian-slash-Messiah Russell Brand, in his capacity as guest editor of the New Statesman's just-published revolution-themed issue, was invited to explain to Jeremy Paxman why anyone should listen to a man who has never voted in his life.

"I don't get my authority from this preexisting paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people," Russell responded. "I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity."

And with that, the first shots of Russell's revolutionary interview were fired.

Over the course of the following ten-or-so minutes, Brand and Paxo volleyed back and forth over subjects ranging from political apathy, to corporate greed, to gorgeous beards.

Throughout the interview, Brand repeatedly dodged Paxman's efforts to trivialize his message — at one point Paxman literally called Brand a "very trivial man" — until finally, even the entrenched newsman appeared to relent against the rushing tide of Brand's valid arguments.

After Brand reminded Paxman that he cried after learning that his grandma too had been "#ed over" by aristocrats, the Newsnight host was stunned into silence.

"If we can engage that feeling and change things, why wouldn't we?" Brand crescendoed. "Why is that naive? Why is that not my right because I'm an 'actor'? I've taken the right. I don't need the right from you. I don't need the right from anybody. I'm taking it."

posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 01:52 PM
Russell Brand is quite blunt and to the point. We live in a political paradigm where we see no other alternative to our political system and class stemming through many generations.

I believe in Russell Brand to reach a change in the world and our own into helping those in need. If the politicians would help the under-served areas and people in the economy. If politicians weren't always serving the needs of corporations over its people, I am sure that the people would not be living in as much poverty than necessary. In fact, there really shouldn't be poverty, but that is what happens when inequality is introduced in market.

I think it is good for people to speak out but Russell is taking a huge chance of his life to calling for a revolution. Big risk, and it is no wonder why this segment was not aired on people would not hear about stirring up a calling for change in political systems.

posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 01:54 PM
Big thread here...

posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 01:59 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74

That stupid search function sucks! I call for a revolution on that!

Edit: I also called for shutting this thread down...and if it doesn't happen, I am calling a revolution on that too!

edit on 27-10-2013 by Skywatcher2011 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:07 PM

posted on Oct, 27 2013 @ 02:11 PM
Please direct your comments to this ongoing Thread
Russel Brand: The time for Revolution is now.

FWIW, a quick perusal of the Recent threads page of Forums in which your topic can fit is another way to search for an existing topic.

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