Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#21 Nov 21, 2013
Jack's point was that if you kill or imprison everyone that has money, you get nothing. Brands revolution is absurd. Anyone that insights violence in our country is wrong and misleading.
AA1 snapped because he felt I was lying about my son being KIA and I was disrespecting the SEALS. He, like me, is a racist but wouldn't come out with it. I dug in his chest pretty hard and some ugly things were said, but I don't recall him threatening to kill me. Jack's point isn't about black or white, It's about people that do nothing feeling entitled to a slice of American Pie. You gotta earn it like the rest of us. Helicopter parents need to take a look at the spoiled kids they are sending out into the world that think that they are so entitled.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#22 Nov 21, 2013
It's not bullying to ask for credentials. That's being responsible. And is there something wrong with not looking homeless? You call the interviewer arrogant and irrelevant, but how is brand any less so? That's brand's entire schtick, if you ever watch his act.
Moe wrote:
aking No Chances, The Empire Strikes Back With the BBC
“Russell Brand, who are you to edit a political magazine?” asks BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) interviewer Jeremy Paxman with all the arrogant irrelevance required of an establishment shill at the beginning of an eleven-minute interview on the BBC’s October 23 edition of Newsnight. Posted on the BBC Newsnight channel on Youtube, the interview had almost 6 million views in its first three days
Disappointingly, Brand does not immediately respond to the insult with something like,“Well who are you to decide who does or doesn’t get to edit anything in a country that more or less claims to have a free press?”
This segment of Newsnight isn’t exactly for serious news. It’s also a promotional appearance by Brand, whose primary work is as a comedian and actor, currently on a world tour of his stand-up show, Messiah Complex. It opened in June, but doesn’t get even a mention in the interview. Brand is on the program now because one of Britain’s more successful political magazines, New Statesman, has just published its October 24 issue for which Brand served as guest editor, organizing the content around the present need for global revolution. He explained his appearance in New Statesman in a 4,500-word editorial that began:
“When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New Statesman is a political magazine and imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics.”
So when the over-dressed, neatly bearded Paxman challenges the under-dressed, shaggy Brand about his “credentials,” Paxman is both quietly bullying, and is committing a basic logical fallacy: basing his argument on authority, rather than facts. Instead of pointing this out, Brand answers with a variation on the opening paragraph of his editorial, with an added joke about being “a person of crazy hair, quite a good sense of humor, don’t know much about politics – I’m ideal!”
“But is it true you don’t even vote?” Paxman immediately asks next, already knowing the answer. Brand confirms this, he’s never voted. Then, not even thirty seconds into the interview, Paxman seems to go gently for the jugular:“Well, how do you have any authority to talk about politics then?”

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#23 Nov 21, 2013
Isn't brand among those who have money? He didn't think this through much.
BMIGuy wrote:
Jack's point was that if you kill or imprison everyone that has money, you get nothing. Brands revolution is absurd. Anyone that insights violence in our country is wrong and misleading.
AA1 snapped because he felt I was lying about my son being KIA and I was disrespecting the SEALS. He, like me, is a racist but wouldn't come out with it. I dug in his chest pretty hard and some ugly things were said, but I don't recall him threatening to kill me. Jack's point isn't about black or white, It's about people that do nothing feeling entitled to a slice of American Pie. You gotta earn it like the rest of us. Helicopter parents need to take a look at the spoiled kids they are sending out into the world that think that they are so entitled.
Linda Bledsoe

United States

#24 Nov 21, 2013
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Yawwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn! Your deconstructive BS is boring and so predictable. In your desperate attempt for attention and validation you can't even be original. You sit in your go nowhere job, probably as a barista at Starbucks, lamenting the pinnacle of your existence, those glorious weeks when you were beating a drum, sexually assaulting hippie chicks and sh!tting on police cars at the OWS encampment. You probably graduated with honors after majoring in medieval lesbian literature, which gives you that completely undeserved feeling of elitism. You probably have to take your birkenstocks off in order to make change because your faculty advisor and mentor probably told you that taking math classes was only for 1% imperial corporatists. Your feeble threats of revolution only make me laugh. You and your fellow travelers couldn't even organize a game of musical chairs, let alone a revolution
Slightly humorous. ;)
Jack

Noblesville, IN

#25 Nov 21, 2013
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
<quoted text>
Slightly humorous. ;)
Damn...only slightly humorous?? I was shooting for LOL funny.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Nov 21, 2013
This is true for the tea baggers. Quit oppressing the 99%.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

John F. Kennedy
Linda Bledsoe

United States

#27 Nov 22, 2013
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Damn...only slightly humorous?? I was shooting for LOL funny.
I do admit I LOL'd a little.
In Reality

United States

#28 Nov 22, 2013
The call for a revolution by those who couldn't find their way out of a city park without a GPS is somewhat amusing to me. I think it would come as a huge shock to them to find out just how crafty and creative some of us can be when pushed into a corner.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Nov 22, 2013
In Reality wrote:
The call for a revolution by those who couldn't find their way out of a city park without a GPS is somewhat amusing to me. I think it would come as a huge shock to them to find out just how crafty and creative some of us can be when pushed into a corner.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

John F. Kennedy
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Nov 23, 2013
Brand is a visionary. I long to see the day that the scum of the world is in a trench, with napalm, and we burn your hatred to ashes.

You who make slaves of humans....and animals.

Those who are tea baggers.

Those who don't believe in the ideals of the USA.

You religious nuts and tea baggers can be committed to the fiery pit forever and ever. Dominionism shall never prevail in Ameriaca.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#31 Nov 23, 2013
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
<quoted text>
I do admit I LOL'd a little.
Well whata you know, I think ol stinky fingers Linda is getting a little sweet on Jack. She likes neon pink underwear on her man, Jack. I'd loan you my thong, but Starlett chewed the crotch out.
Jack

Noblesville, IN

#32 Nov 23, 2013
BMIGuy wrote:
<quoted text> Well whata you know, I think ol stinky fingers Linda is getting a little sweet on Jack. She likes neon pink underwear on her man, Jack. I'd loan you my thong, but Starlett chewed the crotch out.
So you have an easy access panel.
Jack

Noblesville, IN

#33 Nov 23, 2013
Moe wrote:
Brand is a visionary. I long to see the day that the scum of the world is in a trench, with napalm, and we burn your hatred to ashes.
You who make slaves of humans....and animals.
Those who are tea baggers.
Those who don't believe in the ideals of the USA.
You religious nuts and tea baggers can be committed to the fiery pit forever and ever. Dominionism shall never prevail in Ameriaca.
Have you noticed the hate from MOE? Earlier on this post he dreamed of putting me in an oven. I am really living rent free in his pea brain. Now he wants me in a trench with napalm. OOOOOO
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#34 Nov 23, 2013
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you noticed the hate from MOE? Earlier on this post he dreamed of putting me in an oven. I am really living rent free in his pea brain. Now he wants me in a trench with napalm. OOOOOO
It is difficult to maximize living space in a pea bain.
pat healey

Chicago, IL

#36 Dec 11, 2013
Russell Brand that kid has a farhead like a drive-in movie screen
In Reality

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#37 Dec 12, 2013
Just for the record, when speaking of revolutions, the current score is "American Capitalist Democracy" = 1, "Mr Brand's people" = 0. Just sayin!!
russe

Indianapolis, IN

#38 Dec 12, 2013
We need to storm the prisons and release the 4 mil political prisoners we have in this country!
Guy

Indianapolis, IN

#39 Dec 12, 2013
Viva freedom!

Anarchy now!

The strong will survive!
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Jan 16, 2014
Actor Russell Brand told college students that drastic measures were needed to seize power from the corporate and political elites.

“They’re only in charge of us if we allow it,” Brand said.“Complete noncompliance, complete disobedience, then the alternatives will emerge. We need to create a paradigm that makes the old one obsolete. That’s what we have to do. Not comply to it, because then we’ll get drip-fed little measures.‘Oh, well, we’ve given you recycling bins.’ Thanks! The planet’s still f*cked.”

Brand repeated his call for revolution Tuesday during a student discussion at The Cambridge Union , urging students to stop voting as a first step.

“I think (voting) is an act of compliance,” he said.“I’m not talking about apathy, I think you understand that about me. I’m saying,‘No, I’m not complying with your ideas at all. I’m not going to turn up and put an X in a box, like an Xbox. It’s like an illusion, it’s a temporary reality. It’s meaningless, it’s pointless. It makes no difference. Give us something to vote for, and then we’ll vote for it.”

The actor and comedian said the current situation was so dysfunctional that rich and poor alike were suffering spiritual harm.

“The poor are trapped in their poverty, the rich imprisoned in luxury,” he said.“We’re all living in a f*cking illusion, we’re all on a prison ship. It’s up to us to liberate ourselves, first as individuals and then as a society.”

Brand said socialism was politicized Christianity, but he said that most religions were essentially the same apart from their cultural or geopolitical variations.

“All spirituality is, is we’re all people, we’re going to die, try and be nice,” he said.“It ain’t complicated, it’s simple business. And politics, if politics is about anything other than ‘make sure everyone’s getting looked after,’ any system that is in place that is about furthering people that are already privileged, that’s got to change.”

Most people can intuitively recognize that need for change, Brand said, but he said the situation was too dire to change it through political protest.

“We are way, way beyond the stage of politely turning up and rattling a few placards,” he said.“There needs to be a defiant stance taken against corporations that, for their own ends, are desecrating our planet. Now the system in place, the little valves, neat little ejaculations of like apparent power, a little vote — I’m not interested in that. I want f*cking b*kkake in their faces.”
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#41 Jan 16, 2014
China did the revolution thing back in 1949 and had some rough times, but they are doing OK now. They are sure as hell eating our lunch.
In a few more decades the greedy grabbers will take over there again and in about another century they will need another revolution. It is a cycle.

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