Well, if you had told us five days ago that comedian Russell Brand would be spreading the message that we do here each and every day at Common Sense Conspiracy, we would have said you were nuts. Turns out that Russell’s statement calling for a “revolution” of sorts is exactly our message.
While Russell may not be “qualified” to make these statements, the ones that are “qualified” in Washington sure don’t seem to be the answer, so perhaps unqualified should be just the candidate we are all looking for.
The best part of this inspiring tirade by Brand is when the interviewer tries to play a card that we hear all too often here at this site… but if you don’t vote, you can’t say anything.
What a load of…what would Russell say? Rubbish.
The idea that if you don’t vote, you have no say in what happens in anything is ludicrous. Think about it for a second. If there is no viable candidate to vote for, why should you vote? Just so you can argue that you voted in a debate. No, no option means no vote, and unfortunately, that has been the case for many, many years now.
To vote for one of two choices when both represent nothing but more corruption is to vote to keep things the same, and in fact, prolong it for years to come.
Why do you think we have all these “Rock the Vote” campaigns each election year with a steady stream of celebrity personalities encouraging us to get out and vote. Think they just want us to embrace our civil liberties, the same damn ones they are methodically taking away? No, of course not. They do want us to get out and vote because it matters. Not because our vote really counts, but because if we are all out voting from the lesser of two evils, we have once again cast our vote for this system to remain intact. See, from the government’s standpoint (and when we say government, we don’t mean Republicans or Democrats, we mean the real powers-that-be, the ones that control what is really going to happen), if we are all divided by a faux two-party political system, we can never muster enough people to actually make a difference in reality.