I’ve finally gotten round to watching the Russell Brand argument against voting. You can watch it here and listen to a very eloquent argument in which
Actor-slash-comedian-slash-Messiah Russell Brand, in his capacity as guest editor of the New Statesman‘s just-published revolution-themed issue, was invited to explain to Jeremy Paxman why anyone should listen to a man who has never voted in his life.
“I don’t get my authority from this pre-existing 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.”
Apart from the completely ridiculous comments, which don’t address the discussion at all, I found this very, very interesting. Brand argues with passion and a very sophisticated vernacular that puts his point across very clearly, and it is definitely a point worth thinking about!
Have a watch and see what you think,
Let’s call me Lily