Russell Brand is not an idiot, yet for some reason “respected” people continue to treat him as such. BBC Newsnight‘s Jeremy Paxman made that error and Brand ate him up for it.
Paxman’s attitude is pretty commonplace today: treating any Populist who rails against the corporate takeover of America and the systematic redistribution of wealth the top 1% as an uneducated, Liberal moron. Sorry, Paxman et al, but a desire to fix a blatantly broken and bought system doesn’t mean you’re an ideologue, it means you’re not a blind asshole.
Regardless, I welcome any chance to listen to Brand share his genius.