No problem. Just produce the quote.
Would you please consider: First jumping off the Empire state building, and then on the way down apoligize to us via megaphone?
I just think that would be a nice touch. Thanks.
P.S. Before you jump, make sure you won't land on anyone who is a member of the 99%. But, if it's a Wall st hedge fund manager, that's OK.
Can't you people read?
Tell you what. If you can produce a single quote indicating that I believe giving said pigs consent to rule is 'the answer', I will delete this page, apologize via megaphone from the top of the Empire State Building and jump.
I'm not suggesting that we 'support' or even excuse either major political party. Only that we acknowledge our limited and LOUSY choices at the ballot box, do our research, hold our noses, and FUCKING MAKE ONE.
Otherwise, our sold-out leaders will sell-out even further and achieve levels of power, wealth, and corruption never seen before even in America.
Boycotting Big business is my standard Modus Operandi. I'm the poster boy for a non-responsive consumer who is immune to marketing and sales tactics.
I always try to be the worst consumer possible. At least towards big corporate entities. No more frivolous purchases. I now buy a product, use it, then take it back(what can I say, I have extremely high standards. If the product doesn't walk on water, I'm returning it).
At the grocery store I usually never use self check-out, unless I buy heirloom tomatoes so i can input the cheap Roma's instead(I'm not a qualified produce expert, so I'm prone to frequent errors. Errors always in my favor. If it is that important for the store to have accurate check-outs, they should hire more professional employees. Not ask untrained customers to do their work!)
I used to return the shopping carts, but now leave them at my vehicle. That way the store needs to use more workers for cart retrieval.
When I eat out, I go to small independent places, not big franchises.
I try to always drag my feet being a good consumer for big Wall st businesses, and instead support Main st businesses,
If Russell Brand gave away all of his money or even half of it to the poor or any legitimate cause, then I would be thoroughly surprised and impressed with his character (it won't happen) but I would NEVER support his 'don't vote' campaign because it is HORRIBLE advice. In the context of 'inequality' or 'disparity', such advice only aids conservatives who have a long history of doing even more favors for the rich thereby concentrating even more wealth than Democrats.
I want people to STOP giving so much of their money to the rich, to STOP praising, promoting, or even excusing the rich, and to START ripping them new assholes instead.
I want people to hold their noses, bring along barf buckets, or do whatever the hell they need to do but to VOTE for the lesser evil each and every time. Otherwise, our sold-out leaders will sell-out even further and achieve levels of power, wealth, and corruption never seen before even in America.
Politicians will rule until the fall of modern society. In the meantime, I'm doing everything I can to address the most intoxicating form of EVIL at the very heart of government, business, and societal corruption.
The $20,000,000 and counting.
For starters, someone without a HUGE conflict of hypocritical wealth concentrating interest. Also someone willing to address GREED as the intoxicating and corrupt form of EVIL that it truly is.
I haven't read any Russell Brand books and I don't plan to. But I did read the entire transcript of the interview. He didn't address any of the complexities of economics. Not even the basics. He didn't even address the relationship between the COW and economic instability.
He is 'reaching' many. No doubt about that. Unfortunately, his message is only partly legitimate. The rest is crap.
Meanwhile, the wealth continues to concentrate, some of it in the name of Russell Brand, and the worst depression of all time draws near.
Not one of us will live to see a recovery.
He admits that both major parties are corrupt and sold out to corporations but pretends as of there is no difference between the two. He makes a reference to the richest 300 Americans but TOTALLY DISREGARDS the most intoxicating form of EVIL at the heart of government, business, and societal corruption. He totally disregards the TRILLIONS in wealth concentrated beneath the richest 300 in order to escape blame for the $20,000,000 he has PERSONALLY concentrated so far. Finally, he pleads with those of us concerned with 'massive economic disparity' to stop voting. By doing so, he aids conservatives who have a long history of doing even more favors for the rich thereby concentrating even more wealth than the Democratic party.
He is a lousy spokesperson for our cause. Assuming that we share one which I'm not sure of anymore.
It's very discouraging at times as you know, I'm sure...but i have begun to realize that it iisn't always that nice young couple who share your real accurate concerns for the World, but rather I'm finding, that its almost as likely to be their parents or even grandparents who are more aware. That is probably a plus.
I know what you mean. With most of the public getting their their information from the MSM, and their entertainment from the Kardashians, we are stuck in the middle of lambs going to the slaughter. Bah, bah, get ready for it.
I concur. I could list a lot more bad possible consequences for your very astute list.....if we were to lose, but they are not good....
Yes. Today we have a corrupt money based, pay to play political system. To suggest supporting either political party or politicians that condone and thrive in that corrupt system is absurd.
As if sociopathic politicians who are on the take. Who are liars, cheaters, traitors and thieves. Will suddenly for the first time, start doing the right thing.
Newsflash!!! It's not gonna happen.
We no longer live in a symbiotic nation. The Multinational 1% are far, far less dependent on the domestic 99% than in the pre-Cold war, pre-internet,pre-supply chain management, globalization, free trade world. We have politicians who are bankrolled by those who have global agendas, NOT domestic agendas. This is why virtually all sovereign domestic problems are being ignored. Sadly the citizens are corralled into voting for bankrolled, corrupt, Duopoly choices. Choices that have no intention of representing the 99%, and will do exactly what the 1% want them to do.
They want the World, and they're willing to waste proletariat blood and resources to get it.
the system not the person is the problem - you must agree. russell is attacking the system and pointing out the inequity of that system. i say - golly good show RB. you seem to want him to give away all his money - then would you listen to him? would that do anything to change the system - no obviously not. seems very logical that using his celebrity platform to call out the inequity in the system is more helpful. have you given away all your money - lead the way on this one mr capitalist - tell us what good that does. instead of attacking RB how about attacking those in power who have created this system and dismantled the one that was at least somewhat more fair from the post war era. why don't you do that - is it because all those dems we have been voting for have done the dismantling? not really sure but you seem to want people to vote rather than read what RB says. is that your position?
Because clearly giving said pigs consent to rule you via government is the answer.
I wasn't aware that Russell was asking for donations on his show. Did I miss something?
Who would you choose to speak for and to the 99%? Who would you choose that would reach the most people, in terms of sheer numbers, and also in terms of how clearly they elucidate very complex issues, and therefore "reach" the people?
you are right and the only way that will happen is if the public is educated and organized. seems to me that RB is trying to do some of that educating? apparently you cannot see that.
I haven't removed myself from the system. Instead, I make damn sure that as buying power is transferred through me, the bulk works it's way DOWN OR ACROSS instead of WAY UP.
I can't achieve much as a single consumer but if the masses were to make similar changes to their spending habits, then HOLY FUCK.
We could EASILY redistribute TRILLIONS in private wealth within a matter of years.
Russell Brand and all of his idiot fans are achieving the exact opposite.
[ edit ] That's the funny thing about twitter follow requests - the prostitute ones - btw I wouldn't accept those - though at least they are up front (ha ha ha) about who they are.Sure go ahead and send the request again - I would have accepted the 1st time - if I had known it was you. Main thing to do when setting up your account is to put in a short description of what you are about - and then also do searches for others who share like interests or concerns and follow them - do some tweets on your page concerning your interests so others that you follow can see what you are about and they may follow-back. I use my account to tweet about all things pro environment ( clean energy etc etc etc ) and about getting government back to representing The People and about injustices etc etc etc etc.
edit -> Oh geez - sorry about the novice advice - I thought you were new to twitter - but I just looked at your page and you have been tweeting since may 2012. My Bad.
what you say is true about elections but it shows a remarkable lack of understanding of the history of class struggle. think of all the great achievements - the abolishing of slavery, the 8 hour day, womens rights, civil rights - voting was not what got the job done - you must agree no? as to poor politicians again you are not thinking clearly - you show the same problem in attacking RB. hitler was not a rich man but roosevelt was. would you vote for hitler? shouldn't we vote for the person who has our interests at heart regardless and will work for us. his personal wealth should not be a factor in any way? bill clinton came to office relatively poor and look at the shit he did. he set the stage for your predicted financial crash.
well you can stop shopping all you want it will not change the "system." it is pretty much the same as going off into the woods and living off the land - or committing suicide. they take you out of the system but makes no real difference. that has not been what has changed the world through out history. it is not people dropping out but people getting engaged. the teach ins were the first step in the organizing to end the war in vietnam. we must educate ourselves about what is wrong and what can be done. that is why you are not helping here and Rb is.