Brand calls for ‘political revolution’
Russell Brand is convinced modern politics needs to be completely restructured.
The outspoken British comedian wrote an essay published in this week’s “revolution” themed edition of political magazine New Statesman.
And in the article he gets candid about his thoughts on affairs of the state.
"I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics,” Russell wrote.
"When people talk about politics within the existing Westminster framework I feel a dull thud in my stomach and my eyes involuntarily glaze.
"Like when I'm conversing and the subject changes from me and moves on to another topic.
"I try to remain engaged but behind my eyes I am adrift in immediate nostalgia; ‘How happy I was earlier in this chat,’ I instantly think.”
Russell, 38, believes he shares the feelings of many people.
The star says he questions the motivations behind some of those in high-powered political positions.
"Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites,” he said.
Russell’s opinions recently got him in trouble as he was kicked out of the GQ Men of the Year Awards last month.
GQ magazine’s editor Dylan Jones is said to have marched him out past the likes of James Corden and Elton John for making Nazi cracks.
“If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis,” Russell said onstage as he picked up his award at the high-profile fashion ceremony.
“But they looked f**king amazing.”
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