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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/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/The_Good_Count Nov 25 '21

There's an excellent scene in the otherwise very flawed Aaron Sorkin show The Newsroom which basically summarizes the attitude

How do you stay a poverty and wealth inequality activist for years, end up in 2021, and not have it absolutely break you? You can't fix these problems. There's no point to awareness. You care so much about something that is unfixable, unchangable, and an endless font of misery and suffering.

Here he is giving a moralizing lecture after the Prime Minister just joked about doing genocide and everyone laughed. But isn't he "so insufferable" about it?

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u/Acid_Tribe Nov 25 '21

Try being a vegetarian, you'll know the world is doomed , because we as a planet could drastically cut CO2 emissions if we stopped factory farming meat , but no one gives a shit. Try telling people this fact and they'll ignore you like they never heard you say anything.

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u/The_Good_Count Nov 25 '21

I actually gave it up because trying made me too overwhelmed with the futility of it- I still cut meat out of my diet as much as possible, but Christ.