Almost no one seems willing to hold their tongue on the latest claims. Here are my observations: not on the allegations, but on all the noise There are times when we would all be best advised to keep quiet and wait. But given that almost no one seems willing to hold their tongue on the latest claims being made about […]
Tag: Russell Brand
It’s fascinating to watch how easy it is for the corporate media’s institutional bias to successfully direct the dumb gaze of the sleepwalkers to its chosen angle so that the parameters of debate are squeezed and narrowed until they include only its own perspective. In this case it’s, ‘is Russell Brand a hypocrite?’
Listing the ways the state-corporate media have sought to undermine Corbyn would sound preposterous to anyone not deeply immersed in these media-constructed narratives. But almost all of us have been exposed to this kind of “brainwashing under freedom” since birth.
Brand has brought the idea of revolution of consciousness to millions of people who would never otherwise have been exposed to it. This rare and unexpected boon should be seized upon by activists who actually are working on serious models for fair, just and humane societies.
“We need to see politics as the implementation of spiritual principles, of oneness, togetherness, tolerance of one another, and making sure that people are taken care of.”
The reactions to Russell Brand’s passionate exchange with Jeremy Paxman have been tellingly predictable throughout the establishment media. Most of the smug complacency and dismissive derision on offer can be found distilled into this feature in the corporate-owned Independent. It started badly with the patronizing, trivializing headline: ‘Would you join Russell’s revolution’? We were then offered an attempt at balance with a for/against format. The ‘for’ section, however, consisted of praise only for his comic delivery; his ‘swagger’ and ‘charm’. With that out of the way, we then came to what the Independent (via assistant editor Memphis Barker) actually wanted to get out of its system
“What will your revolution look like,” growled Paxo from behind said beard.
“I’ll tell you what it won’t be like,” said Brand in a moment of clarity, “a huge disparity between rich and poor, where 300 Americans have the same amount of wealth as the 85 million poorest Americans, where there is an exploited and underserved underclass that are being continually ignored and where welfare is slashed while Cameron and Osborne go to court to defend the rights of bankers to continue to receive their bonuses. This has to be addressed.”