Paxman asks how do you have any authority if you don’t vote?
“I don’t need the right [to be involved in politics] from you, I don’t need the right from anybody, I’m taking it.”
“I don’t get my authority from this pre-existing paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people, I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity – alternate means alternative political systems.”
• Shoudn’t destroy the planet
• Shouldn’t create massive economic disparity
• Shouldn’t ignore needs of people
The burden of proof is on the people with power.
I’m not voting out of apathy, I’m not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies treachery deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations now and which now reached fever pitch where we have a disenfranchised, disillusioned, despondent underclass that is not being represented by that political system so voting for it is tacit complicity with that system and that is not something I’m offering up.
People have voted already and that’s what’s created the current paradigm that really just administrates for large corporations.
The planet is being destroyed we are creating an underclass we are exploiting poor people all over the world……and so much more…..go have a listen to what he’s saying.
I can really identify with Russell he is excellently eloquent and expressive in his cross-ness – I love him.
Call it like the admin bods!!
What would happen if everyone just declined to vote?
A massive non vote of non confidence!
Where would the current rulers get their mandate to rule from then?
Brilliant and very clever notion and something to be developed, a direction to head towards.
Here’s another related and informative article while you’re at it;
Could Russell Brand lead the revolution he’s prophesying? It’s easy to dismiss the comedian’s often-whimsical contribution to public discourse, but he has some of the hallmarks of Europe’s most successful comedian-cum-politician, Beppe Grillo.