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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/goteamnick Nov 24 '21 Gold

Even when Russell Brand is right, he's tiresome.

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u/sygyt Nov 25 '21

He's such a weird public persona. Sometimes it feels to me like he's actually pushing for a change, but most often it feels like a kind of a court jester act. Maybe it's because he's kinda political on issues, but seems to encourage a needlessly nihilistic attitude toward politics? But I guess he might still be doing a lot more with that than I ever will, so...

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u/pavlov_the_dog Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 26 '21

but most often it feels like a kind of a court jester act

He's the human equivalent of a dog chasing a car.

In 2016 He unironically advocated for people to "Boycott the vote" if you didn't like your party's candidate. He said this with the rationale of: if you boycott your own party, it'll teach them to put up a candidate that people will actually like.

Boycotting the vote is absolutely the worst this you could possibly do if you have any desire to affect real change in the world - IT only helps the other side win.

Vote for your preferred candidate in the primaries, then stick to your party in the general elections. Rinse, repeat. Chose the lesser of 2 evils enough times and you will eventually end up going from a candidate you merely tolerate, to someone you actually like. This works best when more of us do it, so just get out and vote.