Sunday, October 27, 2013

Russell (Fire)Brand

Close on the heels of guest editing for the New Statesman, Russel Brand was interviewed by Jeremy Paxman on BBC Newsnight.
During the interview, Brand spoke repeatedly about the need he sees for massive political change.  About the current system, Brand said "Why be complicit in this ridiculous illusion?" When asked by Paxman, "Do you see any hope?," Brand responded,
There is going to be a revolution.  It is totally going to happen.  I ain't got a flicker of doubt.  This is the end.  This is time to wake up.
Powered by Brand's typical freneticism, this interview has rapidly become a fascinating meme.