Russell Brand

June 2024 Forums General discussion Russell Brand

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  • #107844
    Anonymous
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    I  thought I would check on Russell Brand to see what the clown has been up toHe has said:“We cannot depend on leaders to change things, we have to think for ourselves and organise our communities democratically”Lol. What a clown and anti working class to boot.Have a look at his final ‘trews’ its all anti socialist.“The  media, government and big business work together to create one big story”  Ha ha lolThere’s a lot of other crap on this video where he is trying to hoodwink the workers.UK  government supplying arms to terrorist in deed.  Ha ha.We don’t agree with non of that you clown.But don’t take my word for it have a look for yourself.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoqQT41wos

    #107845
    SocialistPunk
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    Russell Brand wrote:
    "….what I think revolution really means, and what it literally does mean, is a change of power not using the conventional means of power. We're gonna have to come together in a different way to create that change."

    Six minutes in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoqQT41wos

    #107846
    ALB
    Keymaster

    We all seem to have missed this: Brand has retired from the social media as he doesn't want to be the centre of attention anymore as it distracts from the struggles he supports. So perhaps he really didn't want to be a leader after all.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/russell-brand-quits-social-media-and-the-trews-10464057.html

    #107847
    jondwhite
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    Quote:
    The comedian and political activist announced he would be taking a breaking from his weekly YouTube programme, The Trews, in an episode on Thursday. His hiatus came a day after Brand released a YouTube video backing Jeremy Corbyn despite swearing off politics after the general election.
    #107848
    ALB
    Keymaster

    That's the opinion of the Independent (! ?) journalist and a flagrant example of the fallacy of "post hoc, propter hoc" (see DJP's talk at Summer School) of concluding that because one thing happens after another one the first one is the cause of the second. It wasn't a reason Brand gave. In fact, he didn't actually say vote for Corbyn, only commented ironically about why was what he said (on austerity, war, etc) considered so outrageous. But then, the Independent is backing one of the pro-business, anti-welfare candidates for Labour Leader (the one called Cooper, I think).

    #107849
    Anonymous
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    ALB wrote:
    We all seem to have missed this: Brand has retired from the social media as he doesn't want to be the centre of attention anymore as it distracts from the struggles he supports. So perhaps he really didn't want to be a leader after all.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/russell-brand-quits-social-media-and-the-trews-10464057.html

     See my post #241

    #107850
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I see Russell is back on twitter. 

    #107851
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I don't think Brand was the first clown to upset the ruling class by exposing capitalism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=DfGs2Y5WJ14 

    #107852
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Unauthorised documentary film about Brand has been releasedhttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/oct/24/maker-of-russell-brand-film-he-wants-what-we-all-want-for-our-lives-to-matter

    #107853
    SocialistPunk
    Participant

    Someone recently asked what Russell Brand is up to now. Stumbled across this.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZt2cRmCHR0Some interesting stuff once you get past the first few minutes about christianity. It's a long interview so I haven't listened to it all yet.

    #107854
    jondwhite
    Participant

    1:14 in

    Quote:
    "The problem with Marxism, …" they said, which is anti-religious sharing, don't be scared of that word, I know we're in America, they said that "… the problem with Marxism is that it placed economics forever at the heart of politics when what belongs at the heart of politics is spirituality!" And socialism, in a way, is just a Christian principle, just that idea that we're all the same, we're all connected, we should share, we can't be happy if other people are suffering, its just a sort of a logical thing.

    add that to

    Quote:
    Socialism isn't a dirty word, it just means sharing; really it's just the bureaucratic arm of Christianity.

    Page 289 Revolution (2014)

    #107855
    rodmanlewis
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    jondwhite wrote:
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    The comedian and political activist announced he would be taking a breaking from his weekly YouTube programme, The Trews, in an episode on Thursday. His hiatus came a day after Brand released a YouTube video backing Jeremy Corbyn despite swearing off politics after the general election.

    Comedian? I thought we were talking about Russell Brand. He's a guy who's fond of the sound of his own voice.

    #107856
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Tsk Tsk, letting one's personal taste in humour overtake the discussion thread…shame on your rodmanlewis…we all have different senses of humour…Some indeed may find Brand's stand-up humour amusingBut many years in the past, i forego his Edinburgh Fringe debut … comedy because of the commercial links with the booze industry and their subsequent monopoly of all the best venues and show-times comedy has diminished much of the quality and breadth of the Fringe. 

    #107857
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    rodmanlewis wrote:
    jondwhite wrote:
    Quote:
    The comedian and political activist announced he would be taking a breaking from his weekly YouTube programme, The Trews, in an episode on Thursday. His hiatus came a day after Brand released a YouTube video backing Jeremy Corbyn despite swearing off politics after the general election.

    Comedian? I thought we were talking about Russell Brand. He's a guy who's fond of the sound of his own voice.

    Con-man more like.  The only thing mildly 'amusing' about this entire episode is how Brand managed to pull the wool over so many people's eyes including some who decidely should have known better.  Right from the outset it was blatantly apparent he didn't know his arse from his elbow…

    #107858
    rodmanlewis
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    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Tsk Tsk, letting one's personal taste in humour overtake the discussion thread…shame on your rodmanlewis…we all have different senses of humour…Some indeed may find Brand's stand-up humour amusing

    So, it's OK for Brand to tell bad jokes, but not me?

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