INCYMI: Russell Brand refuses to speak within the current paradigm, in uniquely entertaining fashion to boot. 9.3M views on YouTube. Highly recommend joining, you won’t be disappointed.
Russell Brand: The planet is being destroyed, we are creating an underclass, we’re exploiting poor people all over the world, and the genuine legitimate problems of the people are not being addressed by our political class.
Jeremy Paxman: All of those things may be true.
Russell Brand: They are true.
Jeremy Paxman: But you took – I wouldn’t argue with you about many of them.
Russell Brand: Well, how come I feel so cross with you? It can’t just be because of that beard, it’s gorgeous.
Jeremy Paxman: You’re calling for revolution!
Russell Brand: Yeah! Absolutely. Absolutely. I’m calling for change. I’m calling for genuine alternatives.
Jeremy Paxman: There are many people who would agree with you.
Russell Brand: Good!
Russell Brand:…What I’m saying is that within the existing paradigm the change is not dramatic enough, not radical enough. So you can well understand public disturbances and public dissatisfaction when there are not genuine changes and genuine alternatives being offered. I say when there is a genuine alternative, a genuine option, then vote for that. But until then, pfffft, don’t bother. Why pretend? Why be complicit in this ridiculous illusion?