Democracy is something for everyday, not twice a decade. — Russell Brand
Democracy is something people should do, at the moment most people have it done to them. — Natalie Bennett
After a revolution the Greens are the sort of people you’d want running things, not a narcissistic lunatic such as myself. — Russell Brand
To knock on the head a falsehood that gets endlessly repeated. Russell Brand has not said do not vote, he has questioned casting a vote to prop up a corrupt and failed political system. That is what politicians want you to do, cast your vote, then post-election day, do nothing, do not participate, let them continue ruining our lives.
What Russell Brand has proposed, is that we have a Revolution and overthrow the present corrupt political system, but if you have a chance to vote in a candidate of the calibre of Caroline Lucas who actually acts for the people then yes get out and vote.
Bankers and other elites have power because corrupt politicians gave it to them.
TTIP will make an even corrupt system even worse.
The Tories, having used austerity for Shock Doctrine, slash and burn of public services, cuts to benefits, want five more years to finish the job. Five more years of library closures, privatisation of NHS, longer hospital waiting times, cuts to welfare benefits, five more years for the rich to double their wealth yet again, as they have done over the last five years.
We must have more grass roots activism, that people are prepared to take direct action to force social change.
Listen to the great borefest that is General Election 2015. It is politicians telling us vote for them, and they will spend the next five years telling us what to do, and spending our money. It is not, we will work with you, listen to you, hand power to you.
If you live in Brighton, get out and vote for Caroline Lucas, get your friends out.
Over 9 million people follow Russell Brand on twitter, over a million subscribers to The Trews. How many live in the UK? Let us assume, that every one who does live in the UK, goes out and votes Plaid Cymru, SNP and the Green Party. Think what shock waves that would send through the system, the message to the political establishment? Don’t just think about it, go out and do it, then plan what real political action you are going to take.
Shame on the BBC, that for BBC Question Time they did not invite either the Green Party or UKIP to participate.