Russell Brand was back on Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman recently and he said he has never voted, and he never will, as the UK’s political system has created a “disenfranchised, disillusioned underclass” that it fails to serve”.
Anyone who knows about Brand, knows that not only is he a hilarious entertainer but he has the vocabulary of an 80 year old Oxford graduate.
Check the previous interview & my view after the jump…
In 2010, Paxman and Brand had a face off for the first time about the concept of “fame” and why the generation of today crave such a hollow, nature of celebrity:
There’s no doubt in my mind that Russell Brand is absolutely right when he says that the government is slacking and that voting for such a faulted system is a complete waste of time. However this system is all that we have right now to keep the world in order. I’ve been saying for years that we need a new system and must try to over throw the powers at be but until a big enough population of people with the same mentality choose to engage in the revolution, I’m afraid we will be stuck in modern day slavery for the foreseeable future.
Russell on the other hand seems to think the revolution has begun and can see the signs in social networks and instant messengers. Paxman is a pompous journalist who clearly reads broadsheet papers over caviar and doesn’t have the slightest clue about real people, in poor areas who don’t see any hope in supporting a governemnt who takes away their benefits and increases tax every year.
While this interview was brilliant and grammar filled, I don’t think it managed to knock the first one off it’s perch.