In Defence of “Brand Revolution”

Russell-BrandRussell Brand has made a bit of a name for himself by advocating revolution. Seems like precisely the sort of thing we’ve been talking about for the last year or so on The C.O.N.

I’m sure that’s just one of 23 co-incidences.

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11 Comments on "In Defence of “Brand Revolution”"

  1. This gets my badass seal of aproval.

  2. Tchoutoye | Nov 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm |

    Rus- “Sell Brand” fits the mainstream image of a sanitised rebel a bit too snugly.

    • you shall know them by their fruits. he seems to live too comfortable for a revolutionary, in my opinion. but judge not, and his life’s not really my business. i’m glad he’s so vocal, but if I was him and believed in socialism, i’d take the money I got in the bank and start a commune w/ no private property. imagine the example that’d be set by that. someone showed a pic of his house on here which leads me to believe he isn’t practicing what he preaches

      • Eric_D_Read | Nov 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm |

        Exactly. What he said about not voting or letting yourself being drawn into that system was spot on; although he’s hardly the first or 50th person to say it.

        But when a multimillionaire celebrity starts talking about redistribution of wealth, my first instinct is to think, “what are you waiting for? Be the change you want to see in the world and pay off some med student’s debt so they wont be an easy target for pharmaceutical companies to buy off. Buy a modest home for a struggling family. But most importantly, throw a little cash my way.”

  3. From my experience, the less you know about intitiation rites going in the better.

  4. DrDavidKelly | Nov 3, 2013 at 5:55 pm |

    If Brand were running the world it sure would be a sexier planet.

  5. Monkey See Monkey Do | Nov 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm |

    What more can you expect than a conspiracy culture when we live in such a dysfunctional and indirect democracy, one which relies heavily on secrecy in the form of mass surveillance, mostly for market research to keep the capitalists clock ticking over.

    Complete helplessness isn’t a prerequisite for a belief in god, it is a prerequisite for a strong belief system, the ‘we’re all doomed’ mantra has also made its way into science in the form of environmental catastrophe. Anyone with a firm and fixed reality tunnel is more prone to pessimism because its their reality tunnel that insulates them from the catastrophe, even alleviating responsibility from it. For science it seems to be a new brand of existential nihilism and for religion its always been the gods or devils. I enjoyed the podcast, keep em comin.

  6. Very entertaining podcast. I really enjoyed it.
    Nice one for a Sunday evening:)

  7. Captain Amercia | Nov 4, 2013 at 3:23 am |

    What a brilliant podcast. I shall be subscribing. Good work.

  8. enjoyed the whole cast and will be bookmarking. just to say this, though: the last 3 minutes is probably the most thought provoking, especially when you compare that thought with, say Graham Hancock’s ‘we come here to learn consequence.’ And like so much else, syncs wonderfully with where my head has been at of late. thank you again.

  9. BrianApocalypse | Nov 4, 2013 at 9:01 am |

    A friend once told me an interesting story about his grandfather who was a conscientious objector during WWII. He refused to join the army on moral (possibly religious) grounds, and had to go to court to “prove” his pacifist philosophy. In the end his claim was accepted, and the final deciding factor upon which his entire case hinged was that he had never voted.

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