Russell Brand, NewStatesman
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Russell Brand on Revolution
Aside from his amazing command of the English language, Russell Brand may well have penned one of the best articles we've ever read about politics and our complicity in corruption.
This article is a must-read for everyone. Especially those individuals for whom party affiliation is akin to a religion (yes, you, conservatives).
[Brand] We are still led by blithering chimps, in razor-sharp suits, with razor-sharp lines, pimped and crimped by spin doctors and speech-writers. Well-groomed ape-men, superficially altered by post-Clintonian trends.
We are mammals on a planet, who now face a struggle for survival if our species is to avoid expiry. We can’t be led by people who have never struggled, who are a dusty oak-brown echo of a system dreamed up by Whigs and old Dutch racists.