Russell Brand is a helluva a lot smarter than people think...
Q: "You don't believe in democracy. You want a revolution, don't you?"
Russell Brand: "The planet is being destroyed; we are creating an underclass; we are exploiting poor people all over the world; and the genuine legitimate problems of the people are not being addressed by our political parties."
Q: "All those things may be true..."
RB: "The are true!" [...hands outstretched in exasperation...]
Q: "What would a revolution be like?"
RB: "Well I think what it won't be like, is a huge disparity between rich and poor, where 300 Americans have the same wealth at 85 million poorest Americans; where there is an exploited and underserved underclass being continually ignored; where welfare is slashed while politicians go to court to defend the rights of bankers to continue receiving their bonuses."
Q: "But what's the scheme? You talk vaguely about revolution. What is it?"
RB: "I think a socialist egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth with heavy taxation of corporations and massive responsibility for energy companies and any companies exploiting the environment. I think they should be taxed. I think the very concept of profit should be reduced. David Cameron says "profit isn't a dirty word," I say profit is a filthy word, because wherever there is profit there is also deficit, and this system currently doesn't address these ideas. And so why would anyone vote for it? Why would anyone be interested in it?"
Tell it brother!