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Russell Brand Explains How You Start a Revolution

November 7, 2014

A vote is a precious thing, blood was spilled acquiring it. Therefore, if you are going to vote, do not waste it, it is better not to vote than to vote in those not worth voting for, as they then claim they represent you, when we all know they do not.

We no longer have people, we have consumers, worshipping in the Shopping Malls.

Society is not determined by its art, its libraries, its music, it is determined by its buildings.

Cathedrals, palaces, mansions. When we had High Streets with shops in them, markets in the streets, it was banks, buildings that exuded confidence, solidity, longevity. Now it is shopping malls and corporate headquarters,

Thus through our buildings, we know who rules us, who owns us.

What do shopping malls offer? We are told a roof and choice. What is so special about a roof? And what choice, there is no choice, its is the same global corporate crap, churned out from some Third World sweatshop.

And if this is choice, what does it say of the world outside of the shopping mall?

The choice is that of the addict, an escape into oblivion, a temporary fix.

For choice, real choice, visit North Laine in Brighton.

Outside of shopping malls, what do we have. Cesspits like Aldershot and Farnborough, and many other wasted towns. Gambling joints, fast food outlets, charity ships and dead beat zombies wandering the streets.

When not consumers, the people, or what once were the people, are election fodder, fêted for a few days by politicians who think it is their turn to get their snouts in the trough.

We used have divine rule by kings, appointed by God, absolute power.

Now we have as far from charismatic beings as one could imagine, David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband (substitute names from your own country), who have never done and honest day’s toil in their life, and they wonder why people do not vote. A choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the names are different but that is all. They are bought by Big Business before we have a say, get to cast a vote. All our vote decides is who gets their snouts in the trough, who gets the chance to act for Big Business.

Democracy? No, we do not have democracy, we have a sham democracy.

When people occupied Parliament Square in solidarity with the protesters in Hong Kong, they were beaten back by the police. Parliament Square, Gezi Park, Taksim Square, the names change, the police action the same.

Wealth is accruing to the one percent, the rest are getting poorer. In accruing their wealth, they are not only screwing us, they are trashing the planet, aided and abetted by the corrupt politicians in their pockets.

Russell Brand is author of Revolution. That every troll and media establishment hack is in overdrive to abuse Russell Brand indicates he must have something worthwhile to say.