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“The people have spoken, but it will take a while to determine exactly what they said”
- Bill Clinton
Comedian Russell Brand has initiated a debate in the UK about whether it’s worth voting. A significant stir was made on Her Majesty’s BBC when he called for a revolution and told the interviewer it’s not worth voting: “Why pretend? Why be complicit in this ridiculous illusion?”.
The Guardian newspaper carries an opinion piece from him, which Disinfonaughts might like to make an evaluation of: RUSSELL BRAND WE DESERVE MORE FROM OUR DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM.
From my point of view he seems sincere. Perhaps I’m sympathetic because he appears so well versed in the subcultures which Disinfo has faithfully served since the days of Netscape (ask your Grandad). Or maybe it’s that he’s talking in a manner which suggests he’s been paying close attention to his influences, the most prominent of which is a personal favorite of mine, reptilian conspiracy theory espousing ex-TV presenter David Icke.… Read the rest
Russell 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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“Here’s the full text of the article Russell Brand kindly invited me to contribute to last week’s issue of the New Statesman. The article, entitled The War on Consciousness, had to be shortened to fit the space available in the magazine, but I reproduce the complete unedited text here.”
Consciousness is one of the great mysteries of science – perhaps the greatest mystery. We all know we have it, when we think, when we dream, when we savour tastes and aromas, when we hear a great symphony, when we fall in love, and it is surely the most intimate, the most sapient, the most personal part of ourselves. Yet no one can really claim to have understood and explained it completely. There’s no doubt it’s associated with the brain in some way but the nature of that association is far from clear. In particular how do these three pounds of material stuff inside our skulls allow us to have experiences?… Read the rest
Russell Brand earns the respect of non-voters everywhere standing up for himself in the face of an extremely hostile BBC interviewer and calling for an overhaul (change, revolution, alternative, whatever you want to call it) of the establishment political system.
Tune into Daniel Pinchbeck’s talk show Mind Shift to find out — for FREE. This episode follows Brand and Ensler as they dive headfirst into the cultural benefits of enlightenment, and the crisis we face today as our society’s spirituality clashes with its politics. Watch it now for FREE. And even better, catch all the current Mind Shift episodes — as well as Gaiam TV’s entire video library — by signing up for your FREE 10-day trial now.
We are facing a unique crisis as our renewed vigor for attaining enlightenment clashes with our materialist based economy and fear-based politics. Is there a way we can reconcile our current systems with the new spiritual paradigms? If not, how can we reform them? Daniel Pinchbeck explores the cultural benefits of enlightenment with comedian Russell Brand and playwright Eve Ensler in this interview originally webcast October 15, 2013
Russell Brand offers his insightful perspectives on spirituality, economics and politics without abandoning his unique zeal and sense of humor.… Read the rest
You know this isn’t going to end well when the interview opens with the host saying that she’s been told her next guest is a “big deal” but she’s never head of him. No call for a little research, right? Well, maybe next time. Guest Russell Brand turns out to be too much of a loose cannon to play along.
Brand describes the topic of his worldwide tour clearly enough, but apparently not clearly enough for the dunderheads at Morning Joe:
“I’m talking about Malcolm X, Che Guevara, Gandhi and Jesus Christ and how these figures are significant culturally, and how icons are appropriated in the news to designate consciousness and meaning, particularly posthumously.”
“And what brings all those people together?”
“They’re all people who died for a cause, and all people whose icons have been used to designate meaning, perhaps not in the manner they intended.”
“Hmm! I kind of like that!
Recorded by Mitch Schultz, Russell Brand joined Daniel Pinchbeck, Graham Hancock and a galactivated group of Reality Sandwich retreat-goers at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch in Utah for a frank and funny conversation covering a wide range of topics including the nature of contemporary media, quantum physics, the difference between psychedelics and “horrible drugs that nullify you”, what comes after time, and the idea that people have been “coded” by society not to anticipate change.
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David Lynch has been publicly evangelizing the benefits of Transcendental Meditation for many years, but he needed some A-list Hollywood amperage to land him on the front page of the current Sunday Styles section of the New York Times, where he is shown in a photo with Russell Brand. The accompanying story begins with an account of Brand’s colorful past before detailing his involvement with TM:
…It is jarring then, to say the least, to hear Mr. Brand, 35, speaking passionately and sincerely about the emotional solace he has found in Transcendental Meditation, or TM. Yet there he was in December, onstage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (as his new wife, the pop singer Katy Perry, waited backstage), describing how TM has helped him repair his psychic wounds.
“Transcendental Meditation has been incredibly valuable to me both in my recovery as a drug addict and in my personal life, my marriage, my professional life…