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Forum Post: Russell Brand: I Don't Get My Rights From This Current Politcal Paradigm

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 24, 2013, 6:17 p.m. EST by HCHC4 (-28)
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"I don't get my authority from this preexisting paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people," Russell responded. "I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity."

He really nails it. All these people say that "voting" is the answer to everything, and cannot imagine any other way of affecting change.

Does voting simply humor them? In fact empower them?

If this worked, the entire planet wouldn't be actively destroyed, and an incredible amount of inequality increasing year by year, regardless of who wins?


Great Video.



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[-] 1 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

Lots of talk on this video on occupy sites all over tonight.

A great quote from one of them:

"In a society that has destroyed all adventure, the only adventure left is to destroy that society" - unknown.

[-] 5 points by windyacres (1197) 10 years ago

I just made a post with the Russell Brand clip, not knowing about your link. He declares at the end that he claims the right, he takes it.

This is the best description of Occupy that I've seen, and it's not about Occupy.

[-] -1 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

I was so glad to see that article. There are a 1000 ways to affect change, but the only thing we focus on here is that lone day out of 1400.

Personally, I think voting in this system is a waste of time given the built in controls, hard to win the game when you dont make the rules- this isnt a democracy.

But I do it anyways because hopes of one day where it is a real representation of the people, I dont want those that feel disenfranchised to not participate. But to put all the faith into it that we do, and ignore all the other obstacles and opportunities is extremely foolish.

Self governance is a lot of work. Its a lot of meetings, getting out, planning, organizing and then seeing things through. Everyone got a good dose of that in occupy, how hard it is. But its suppose to be hard.