Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night…{BRILLIANT RANT!!}

 BRILLIANT RANT!! Talk about standing in one’s power, Brand nails every single point brilliantly! Talk about ruffling this BBC reporters feathers…wooohooo! Love it, Russell Brand’s morphed into a one man, cabal wrecking-ball!

The revolution itself may not be televised, but on last night’s edition of the BBC’s Newsnight, viewers may have witnessed the start of one.

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 preexisting 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.”

And with that, the first shots of Russell’s revolutionary interview were fired.

Over the course of the following ten-or-so minutes, Brand and Paxo volleyed back and forth over subjects ranging from political apathy, to corporate greed, to gorgeous beards.

Throughout the interview, Brand repeatedly dodged Paxman’s efforts to trivialize his message — at one point Paxman literally called Brand a “very trivial man” — until finally, even the entrenched newsman appeared to relent against the rushing tide of Brand’s valid arguments.

After Brand reminded Paxman that he cried after learning that his grandma too had been “fucked over” by aristocrats, the Newsnight host was stunned into silence.

“If we can engage that feeling and change things, why wouldn’t we?” Brand crescendoed. “Why is that naive? Why is that not my right because I’m an ‘actor’? I’ve taken the right. I don’t need the right from you. I don’t need the right from anybody. I’m taking it.”

[H/T: Reddit, video via BBC Newsnight]



The Four Occupations of Planet Earth


By Tom Engelhardt

On the streets of Moscow in the tens of thousands, the protesters chanted: “We exist!”  Taking into account the comments of statesmen, scientists, politicians, military officials, bankers, artists, all the important and attended to figures on this planet, nothing caught the year more strikingly than those two words shouted by massed Russian demonstrators.

“We exist!”  Think of it as a simple statement of fact, an implicit demand to be taken seriously (or else), and undoubtedly an expression of wonder, verging on a question: “We exist?”

And who could blame them for shouting it?  Or for the wonder?  How miraculous it was.  Yet another country long immersed in a kind of popular silence suddenly finds voice, and the demonstrators promptly declare themselves not about to leave  the stage when the day — and the demonstration — ends.  Who guessed beforehand that perhaps 50,000 Muscovites would turn out to protest a rigged electoral process in a suddenly restive country, along with crowds in St. Petersburg, Tomsk, and elsewhere from the south to Siberia?

In Tahrir Square in Cairo, they swore: “This time we’re here to stay!”  Everywhere this year, it seemed that they — “we” — were here to stay.  In New York City, when forced out of Zuccotti Park by the police, protesters returned carrying signs that said, “You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.”

And so it seems, globally speaking.  Tunis, Cairo, Madrid, Madison, New York, Santiago, Homs.  So many cities, towns, places.  London, Sana’a, Athens, Oakland, Berlin, Rabat, Boston, Vancouver… it could take your breath away.  And as for the places that aren’t yet bubbling — Japan, China, and elsewhere — watch out in 2012 because, let’s face it, “we exist.”

Everywhere, the “we” couldn’t be broader, often remarkably, even strategically, ill defined: 99% of humanity containing so many potentially conflicting strains of thought and being: liberals and fundamentalists, left-wing radicals and right-wing nationalists, the middle class and the dismally poor, pensioners and high-school students.  But the “we” couldn’t be more real.

This “we” is something that hasn’t been seen on this planet for a long time, and perhaps never quite so globally.  And here’s what should take your breath away, and that of the other 1%, too: “we” were never supposed to exist.  Everyone, even we, counted us out.

Until last December, when a young Tunisian vegetable vendor set himself alight to protest his own humiliation, that “we” seemed to consist of the non-actors of the twenty-first century and much of the previous one as well.  We’re talking about all those shunted aside, whose lives only weeks, months or, at most, a year ago, simply didn’t matter; all those the powerful absolutely knew they could ride roughshod over as they solidified their control of the planet’s wealth, resources, property, as, in fact, they drove this planet down.

For them, “we” was just a mass of subprime humanity that hardly existed.  So of all the statements of 2011, the simplest of them — “We exist!” — has been by far the most powerful.

Name of the Year: Occupy Wall Street

Every year since 1927, when it chose Charles Lindbergh for his famed flight across the Atlantic, Time magazine has picked a “man” (even when, on rare occasions, it was a woman like Queen Elizabeth II) or, after 1999, a “person” of the year (though sometimes it’s been an inanimate object like “the computer” or a group or an idea).  If you want a gauge of how “we” have changed the global conversation in just months, those in the running this year included “Arab Youth Protestors,”  “Anonymous,” “the 99%,” and “the 1%.”  Admittedly, so were Kim Kardashian, Casey Anthony, Michele Bachman, Kate Middleton, and Rupert Murdoch.  In the end, the magazine’s winner of 2011 was “the protester.”

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“Walk like an Egyptian” and Occupy Wall Street!! The Global Revolution has begun

Earlier this year the world watched in amazement as the people of Egypt rose up in peaceful protest against the ruling elite and said “We’ve had ENOUGH!!”   Then just like a row of domino’s protests sprang up all over the world in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Spain, Australia, Great Britain and in Japan with people who were sick and tired of forced indebtedness and no jobs. The ruling elite squeezed all the money from the middle class then took away the jobs.

Even indigenous populations in South America and Australia are standing up for their sovereign rights against corporate tyrants stealing their land. The Aboriginal’s in Australia are spiritually assisting the planet by helping to realign the Earths energy grid, after two centuries of abuse and negative manipulation from the whtie man and other entities who have gone to extraordinary lengths to keep humanity in the dark ages.

In his last two shows Max Igan has discussed a 1000+ mile journey taking place this month in Australia involving a realignment of the energy grid through a ritual called the Activation of the Rainbow Serpent. You can check out the archives here under Radio Shows, then Max Igan to find his shows that aired earlier in Sept or go to  radio archives.

Something is definitely in the air that smells of big changes unfolding organically and that the ruling elite know their days are numbered. Maybe that’s what the DUMBS, deep underground military bases are all about. They know they’re going to need a place to go to hide from the masses once everyone awakens to “whats been done unto them” by those we entrusted our lives to.

Please do whatever you can to get involved in your area, you don’t have to go to Wall Street to make an impact. For example everyone in America reading this blog has a Bank of America or Chase Bank in close proximity,  so organize to grab signs and stand on the corner at these banks in your neighborhood. Trust me, there are enough people who have had their lives ruined in the foreclosure process you won’t have any problem finding people motivated to protest against these crooks and robber barons in your own home town! is a great place to meet people with similar interests and could be a great tool in helping to organize a protest in your area.

Here’s the LiveStream link for 24/7 LIVE viewing and chatting about what’s happening with the Wall Street occupation…

The featured video is one Max Igan has listed on his site that included all kinds of links on the Wall Street occupation.

To see the video and all the links please go to

Thank you and my apologies for any inconvenience during the move.  Why is it that moving is always a time consuming pain-in-the-a*s??

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