A BBC Newsnight interview of comedian Russell Brand went viral this week, with viewers split over Brand’s call for a socialist egalitarian system to replace the current political order.  The Left was certainly excited, with the Huffington Post declaring that “Russell Brand’s Epic Interview With BBC’s Jeremy Paxman Just Might Start A Revolution” and Gawker writing that “Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night.”

Brand’s call for massive taxation of corporations and redistribution of wealth was a hit with actress Jenna Elfman and other celebs.

https://twitter.com/JennaElfman/status/394163101693526016

https://twitter.com/MatthewModine/status/393840631279132672

Conservatives, however, weren’t so warm on the idea of “revolution.” Brand admitted he doesn’t vote, so how exactly is that revolution going to happen?

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/394144484901912576

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/394160479678918656

https://twitter.com/AdamBaldwin/status/394164659839709185

Greg Gutfeld and the rest of Fox News’ “The Five” debated the wisdom of Brand and his “plan.”

https://twitter.com/minxjhnsn/status/393849460171612160

  • HanaFiveO

    Isnt that special. Another idiot from another country comes here to make his fortune and then spouts off about how us peons should live while giving up none of the millions he has made off of us.

    The logical response Mr. Brand is FU.

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      In his Song The Other Side of Summer, Elvis Costello said it was a multimillionaire who said imagine no possessions. Costello is no conservative or libertarian but that line has always stuck with me.

      It always seems to be the Canadians and Brits who come here, get rich and tell us we need to give up our filthy lucre. I say you (Russell Brand and his ilk) first.

      • Patrick Callahan

        Not that John Lennon really believed in any of that nonsense- even when he was running around in military fatigues and spouting stupid faux-revolutionary rhetoric. But it sounded good in a song lyric.

        But no, the world could NEVER be like “Imagine” at all. In fact we could not live without possessions. We are material beings, no discorporate spirits. Communism has been tried, and resulted in much of the worst unnecessary suffering in the history of mankind.

      • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Not all Canadians. 😉

        • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          I know not you. :)

      • me

        I’m gonna get blasted for this, but I think the Beatles–especially John Lennon–were HIGHLY overrated. They also caused a lot of Boomers to experiment with drugs, TM, and other dubious practices. Let the yelling commence!

        • NRPax

          Why? Judas Priest is a better example of a British musical import than the Beatles.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

          I’m with you. I liked some of their early stuff, but never personally considered them to be “great.” I also rarely know who the individual members of a band are. I just either like or don’t like a song.

          One of my favorite bands from that time was the Turtles and I don’t know the name of one of the band members.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            I agree, the early stuff was the best. The drugs really messed them up, along with a lot of people they influenced. Once they split up, though, the magic was gone.

            Nobody could get a hit today with the title, “I’m Happy Just To Dance With You” or “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” We’ll never get that back.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          looks like most agree with you..

          I liked their first couple of albums.. especially works that weren’t activist or political in any way.. it’s when artists start putting their politics into their work they stop being universally liked, and become lightning rods for everything that’s wrong with hypocritical pop culture artists..

      • Jason Call

        Don’t forget the Communist Jackie Chan. I used to love that dude’s movies, too.

        • Deborah Hallsted

          Me too, I’ve seen almost all of them, even the dubbed ones. Legend of Drunken Master ’94-awesome. Too bad we made him a millionaire.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          really?

          damn… hadn’t heard that before.. my kids liked his films..

    • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

      The logical answer is for Mr. Brand to give up his entire net worth of some $15m and move into public housing.

      He’s just another fascist coward that says for thee, not me.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        And have you ever noticed that despite being a supposed “comedian” he never looks happy. Reminds me of the 60s “comedian” Dick Gregory. He appeared to be the most miserable human on earth.

        • KansasGirl

          Yeah, him and Lenny Bruce.

      • HanaFiveO

        That works for me too. Fancy pants wouldnt last five minutes.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          nah.. not when he discovers his servants aren’t bringing his morning latte’ promptly at 7:00…

          and he has to actually sweat for a mere wokers wage..

          THEN, he can complain, and whine about not voting being a rational option.. it’s dementedly stupid if you care at all about the world your kids will inherit from you.

          I guess he wants an occupy style shoot your way into power rise of the communists take over..

          since he has no plans to vote for it.

          in that case, he’d better be ready to bolt to his overseas accounts, the “masses” think he’s just as much the greedy corporate baron with his 15 million..

      • americanexile

        No, no, no. That would be fake charity. True charity, in the liberal’s mind, is to have the government FORCE you to give your money to the poor.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          indeed… just not “his” wealth, just “corporate” wealth, meaning yours, mine, and everybody elses, just not…………

          his..

          and a socialist, deems “wealth” as anyone making more than anyone else.. for any skill…

          except the ruling party members, THEY can have dacha’s and summer retreats, Swiss vacations, and high end living,.. because?

          They work so much harder than you peasants.

          The same tired ignorance of Stalin’s defenders..

    • JeffyTheQuick

      Misters Brand, Cusack, Modine and Ms. Elfman:

      You first.

      or, to quote Francisco D’Anconia:

      Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.

    • conservativechick

      I’ll start listening to these multi-millionaires when they turn over every penny they have to the Federal government to pay for all this Socialism they pretend to want. They won’t have to worry about their quality of health care or their home being threatened by higher taxes. If they want higher taxes.. DONATE THEM! It’s legal. Republicans should never have given up on that narrative. Make them put their money where their big mouths are! They live the good life and have made all that money in a wonderful “capitalist” country full of opportunity for all. Now it’s evil?
      Hypocrites dare preach to us about how to spend our hard earned money? Shut your fat, rich mouths and let the rest of us decide what we do with what little money we have left!

    • dms0001

      Yes, Just like Piers Morgan, he is full of excrement, neither is he funny. We don’t want him or Morgan to return, we have enough traitor elitist, left wing , commie morons to deal with. can you find some way to keep them in the US? confiscate their passports, put them in jail, we implore you to do anything that will help us to stop them returning to our nation.

  • Jarhead83

    As is the case with Michael Moore, this unfunny hack refuses to part with any of his money to back up his whacked-out crap ideas…

    • Maxx

      Exactly. Those who preach wealth distribution in the studio, more often than not, arrived there in a limo.

      At least Bill Gates put his money where his mouth is.

      • KansasGirl

        He had no choice, he was threatened by the Clinton administration to play ball, or else.
        Clinton also had Warren Buffet whispering in Gates ear, telling him how it works with a Democrat administration.

    • IBXNJ

      Moore made MILLIONS exploiting the DEAD from Columbine and 9/11!!!

  • twinx

    Sigh. Yet ANOTHER dingbat from another country feeling the need to change America. You first, 1%-er!

    • me

      Give Russell Brand a break. He’s a Bi-polar, recovering heroin addict. That’s bound to screw up your logical thought processes. Blame the MSM, which allows multi-millionaire asshats to spew their drivel in public, then pretends like the ‘celebrities’ they interview are both relevant and not insane.

      • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

        No, he gets no break. Big deal, he’s got problems, we all do.

        • ObamaFail

          Some have more problems than others. Brand with his millions of dollars has no real problems. Aside from worrying about becoming irrelevant in Hollywood, and that’s not something anyone but he cares about.

      • © Sponge

        Sure , because becoming a heroin addict isn’t a personal choice.

        Sorry, screw that asshat.

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          He made his pile.. then like a child, could not control his wants and whims..

          nothing has changed for him, except he wants to keeps his money..

          but wants to take everyone else’s.

  • Michael Rice

    Tax companies, huh? Gee, they won’t all just close up shop. Nah, just like they didn’t fire people because of Obamacare.
    Actually, in his world, people will probably be required to open a business and people will be required to shop there.

    • Michael Anderson (WB)

      In his world view only the government should run businesses. That way they can run at a loss because the government can always print more money.

      The fact that that method has failed to work 100% of the time is no reason to be down on it.

  • Lara (LAIR-A)

    I fully expect Russell Brand to not only give his millions away to those who want it but also forego any salary in the future. He talks the talk. Will he back it up is the question. I won’t hold my breath waiting for it.

  • ICOYAR

    He wants communism so badly, why doesn’t he just move to North Korea?

    • WhoMeToo

      He wants communism for you & me, not for himself.

    • Vitiosum

      I suspect Russell is a lot like Musket Morgan, nobody wants him either.

      • http://twitter.com/archaicsteam Archaic

        The Brits are getting revenge on us for the Revolutionary War by sending us all their loser celebrities.

        Question is, what did we do to Canada to deserve Justin Bieber?

        • Nightvalzin

          Well you did elect a President who is more respectful to the country’s enemies than its allies.

        • Vitiosum

          I only wish I had the answer to the Bieber question. Canada? Any answers?

        • AmericanMom

          How about Piers Morgan? The UK should be paying us $$$ for us letting him stay here and take an American job.

  • WhoMeToo

    The “british of brand’s ilk” have learned nothing from their own history.

  • Matt

    He should give up all his money if he feels so guilty.

    • ICOYAR

      No, as he is a leftist, and all leftists are required to be hypocrites.

    • trixiewoobeans

      No, no, no, Champagne Socialists don’t give up THEIR money, but they feel really, REALLY guilty about enjoying it and all it can do for them, so they bleat socialism for all of us, cause they CARE about us (and our dollars supporting their careers and lifestyles). Convince people you care, they’ll keep handing over their money.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    the dummy gets paid whether or not the movies he’s in make money. What would he know about making a profit

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Russell Brand. Not an American. Opinion irrelevant.

    • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Russell Brand. Opinion irrelevant.

      I prefer the shorter version. :)

      • Michelle ✓classified

        Even better!

  • WisconsinPatriot

    Russell, there is an endless supply of heroin calling your name……Russell,RUSSELL! Snort me smoke me shoot me….just love me Russell. You just need to go back Russell, rehab is for quitters.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      It does make one wonder why he’d want to be clean and sober if he’s that miserable all the time.

    • NRPax

      Maybe we could chip in some of our wealth to buy him enough for an overdose?

  • http://www.JonDanzig.com/ Jon Danzig

    ‘Profit is a filthy word’ he said, laughing all the way to the bank. :)

    Russell made some good points, however, especially about the disparity between rich and poor and the damage humans are doing to the planet. But to help resolve those problems, we need more democracy, not less. Not voting is not an answer.

    Read my blog in response to Russell Brand, ‘Can’t vote or don’t vote?’

    http://jondanzig.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/cant-vote-or-dont-vote.html

    • NRPax

      When you start calling for a communist style revolution, you have ceased making any relevant point. When you invoke the myth about 1%-ers like he apparently did, it’s obvious that the only job you should be trusted with is watching paint dry. And that should only be under supervision.

      • http://www.JonDanzig.com/ Jon Danzig

        I assume your comments were meant for Russell Brand and not me? I don’t support communism, I am in favour of democracy.

        However, I don’t attack Russell Brand personally, just some of his arguments. His talents would be wasted watching paint dry. At the very least he is entertaining.

        • NRPax

          Yes, the comment was directed at Russell and not yourself. I have a friend whose favorite saying on the matter is “Marxism is intellectualism for stupid people” that I think is quite accurate.

          And I can tell we’re going to have a difference of opinion on Russell’s alleged talents and ability to entertain. -:-)

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      Once again, I am fine with Brand not voting. He and millions like him think the government can and does do things better. That is dangerous thinking and they should not vote if that’s what they believe. I will not spend a second trying to convince them otherwise.

      • NRPax

        Let them be isolated from the rest of us and trotted out for the occasional movie?

      • nc ✓s & balances

        That was the only good part of that interview!

    • KansasGirl

      The rich and poor have always been with humanity and always will be.
      Also, don’t agree that humans are damaging the earth, we have lived off the land since the beginning of humanity.

  • Vitiosum

    AND…another country heard from! I assume he will be first in line to distribute his wealth which came from creating…nothing of true value? Russell Brand needs to take his irrelevant and egalitarian ideas and shove off!

  • Corey Dennison

    It’s not often that one man so perfectly illustrates the concept of the “useful idiot”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Useful_idiot

    The problem for Captain Greasy Hair, is that when his ‘egalitarian socialist revolution’ comes, history shows that his kind are usually the first ones placed against a wall.

    Yes…apparently he is that ignorant/stupid.

  • DV S1EOG

    I hope one day I can make millions through capitalism only to start spouting off about the evils of capitalism. You see, the only way to fix a government who’s politicians are corrupt is to give the government absolute power.

    Why can’t these morons just stick to entertaining us and keep their mouths shut about everything else?

    • SpiffyMclure

      “Why can’t these morons just stick to entertaining us and keep their mouths shut about everything else?”

      Unless they’re Nick Searcy or James Woods I suppose. Every Tweet from those “entertainers” is revered as gospel around Twitchy.

      • lazypadawan

        As long as the lefties get to spout off, the cons and libertarians get their say too.

        • SpiffyMclure

          Sure. That’s kinda my point.

      • DV S1EOG

        If liberal celebrities kept their mouths shut and didn’t push their “now that I am rich, we should give the government absolute power” crap, Nick Searcy and James Woods would not be promoting their political views. I guess you’d rather not have both sides heard.

        • SpiffyMclure

          With all due respect Anthony, you’re the one that wants”entertainers” to “keep their mouths shut” – when they’re libs – while no doubt heaping praise on everything con entertainers like James Woods & Nick Searcy say. That’s cognitive dissonance.

          I don’t think *any* entertainer should shut up and sing/act/make jokes. They’re *all* entitled to say what they want, regardless of their political POV.

          • DV S1EOG

            My point was that conservative actors only started to speak out in response to the overwhelming rhetoric spouting of liberal actors.

            I want actors to shut up and act because once they reach celebrity status they have basically removed themselves from reality. These are the same morons that speak about evil CEOs that make too much money while making millions to pretend to be someone for a few weeks. They speak about greedy corporations who keep money overseas to avoid US taxes, while not paying their taxes. They talk about raising minimum wages while seeking out the lowest wage workers to be their employees. I do not need to hear from these morons, who have made millions of dollars through capitalism, about the evils of capitalism. Notice that none of these idiots speak out until they have millions in the bank? Notice how Brand basically stated that greedy politicians were a problem then came up with the “genius” plan to solve that problem by giving those same politicians absolute power over weath? He needs to shut up and entertain. By spouting off his moronic BS, he helps ruin the entertainment experience for many who otherwise would be willing to watch his movies.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Yup… just like Brand was over at Huffinglue – do you call them out when they speak against Searcy, Woods, Dash etc, or are you just hypocritical here?

        • SpiffyMclure

          See Mike, hypocritical would be saying that “entertainers” should “shut their mouths” and sing/act/make jokes when they espouse lib POVs. While simultaneously feting “entertainers” like James Woods and Nick Searcy when they espouse con POVs. That borders on cognitive dissonance and a regular occurrence around these parts.

          If I were a regular at HuffPo, which I’m not, I would certainly point out a similar contradiction if it were to occur there.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Coming into the site and ‘thread cr*pping’ doesn’t make you a ‘regular’ here, either.

          • SpiffyMclure

            When I leave comments on *your* site, perhaps we can talk.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You’ve already admitted that you don’t call the other side out on their same comments, so no need to continue.

          • SpiffyMclure

            See, I didn’t “admit” anything even remotely close to that. But yeah, when the other guy resorts to making stuff up, there’s no need to continue.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Given the amount of bashing there’s been of conservative entertainers on lib websites, you’ve had plenty of opportunity to speak out against it on those various sites… you’re not a ‘regular’ here, so the excuse of ‘not a ‘regular’ on lib sites is just a smokescreen…and laughable given the frequency with which you use the term ‘wingnuts’.

          • SpiffyMclure

            Mike, why do you keep making things up? I never said I wasn’t a regular on “lib websites”. I said I wasn’t a regular on the Huffington Post, in answer to *your* very specific question. See, I don’t comment there because it’s one of the slowest websites on the internet and drives me completely batsh*t waiting for it to load.

            You have no idea what comments I’ve made on other sites – this account is only for Disqus and not every website uses that particular system.

            Bashing entertainers’ POVs isn’t the issue here. Bash away. It’s the idea – in this thread – that entertainers shouldn’t state their POV at all *because* they’re entertainers. Unless, that is, they’re con entertainers in which case, Twitchers will hang on every word. That’s hypocrisy, verging on cognitive dissonance. That was my original point and remains my point now.

            In terms of being, or not being, a regular, I don’t know what the cut-off is or why it’s even relevant, but unless I’m mistaken I’ve posted around 300 comments. Maybe things work differently around here, but on most sites, that would qualify someone as a ‘regular.’

            Calling RWrs “wingnuts” is along the same lines as the “libtard” and “libturd” name-calling from your side. And I betcha don’t have an issue with those titles, right?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You have no idea what comments I’ve made on other sites

            On the contrary – I’m quite confident that, had you *actually* called anyone out on liberal sites, you would have provided examples rather than trying to cover up like a cat in a litter pan.

  • GaryTheBrave

    “. . . (W)herever there is profit there is also deficit.”

    Um, no. Its called trade. One person trades something of value to someone else for something of equal perceived or actual value. Russell, the advertisers on your show trade dollars for the value of the audience that will see their commercials during your show. If they don’t get enough return they drop their ads.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Words are hard. You actually expect a man who makes his living reading words to actually understand what they mean? How cruel.

  • thedumbblonde

    Russell Brand in an uneducated chav and should be rightly ignored.

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    These rich idiots are calling for socialism because they think they will be a part of the nomenklatura, living off the sweat from the rest of us. And they’re right. Some of them will be a part of the elite…that is, until they outlive their usefulness.

    • thedumbblonde

      I wonder how Jenna Elfman would feel when her husband’s beautiful musical compositions and the royalties thereof were massively taxed and declared “he didn’t make that”…just to be fair.

    • lazypadawan

      This is what I suspect about these billionaires and multi-millionaires who support the Left. They figure they’ll get to keep their wealth and call the shots, while ensuring they will never get competition from up-and-comers.

  • Kabong30

    I actually think it’s rather sad that the liberals (Hollywood and otherwise) are so desperate for someone to agree with them that they’ll hold out this drugged out sh*tbag as some kind of shining example. The truth is that a revolution is starting in this country, it’s being started by people like Ted Cruz and morons like Russell Brand are quaking in their boots.

    • thedumbblonde

      LOL @ drugged out sh*tbag.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Kinda jarring to see Ted Cruz and Russell Brand in the same sentence (although I know why you did it).

  • JeffWRidge

    “Why does blood have to be spilled?”

    Because a lot of us will not surrender our rights without a fight. Just because you want to impose a statist government, doesn’t mean that the rest of us will just bow down and accept it. That’s why!

  • Barry A. Brewer

    So, we cab expect ole Russ to donate all his money to some government somewhere and stop working? I call that a plus.

  • URGR82

    Russell Brand from England who wouldn’t join the Euro…

  • IBXNJ

    Hey Russ before you call for other peoples’ $$ to be redistributed, give up YOUR $$ first!!! Don’t have others do what YOU won’t do YOURSELF!!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Trust me, Russell Brand is well aware of the irony of his spouting all his nonsense– he calls his one-man show The Messiah Complex, not the least reason for which being his fancied resemblance to Jesus Christ (which, I suppose, maybe he has, a little, in the way that any man with long black hair and a beard would have one).

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    Don’t these people know how easy it is? Just start touring homeless shelters with wads of cash and start giving it all away. Then watch what happens to it.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

    Revolution from him? He’s just another lackey shill for “the Man.” Want to meet some real Radicals? Come to a TEA Party gathering.

  • Diane Stephan

    This dope dragged his then wife Katy Perry down to the OWS camp in NYC to show his support. What else do you expect?

  • https://www.facebook.com/trish.deneen TrishD

    He and Bette Midler should get a room.

    • arttie

      Menage a’ trois with any of our other friends from the liberal entertainment world?

  • AmericanMom

    Russell Brand doesn’t have to be close for anyone to smell the stench of his socialist beliefs. He needs to relieve himself of his acting millions pronto to prove himself.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    Listening to Russell Brand give economic advice is like listening to a heroin user give….oh, wait

  • stuckinIL4now

    Typical libturd celebs. It’s always everyone else gives up theirs first. And Jenna Elfman–hahahahaha! One of the worst most boring actresses ever.

  • mtshark

    The amazing thing is that he and those like him actually believe this nonsense. He thinks that a Socialist Government will end with only taxing the “evil corporations”. The twit doesn’t get that he and his millionaire buddies are next. Ask him how things are working out in France? Their 75% tax started with companies only. God the stupidity.

    • ObamaFail

      Brand, like most celebrities (and liberal in general), has more money than brains.

  • texbarb

    been stroking the furry wall too long Rusty

  • ObamaFail

    Doesn’t this idiot realize he’d be taxed as well?

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Of course, but it’s come to him so easily he thinks there’ll always be plenty more, so he doesn’t care.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Either that, or he’ll cozy up to the “Powers that Be”, and become a CRONY so they won’t tax him immensely. Jawamax 8<{D}

        • nc ✓s & balances

          That would be par, wouldn’t it.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/dudgeohpolitix Dudge OH Politics

    I’ve made a couple of offers to help him redistribute his wealth, but no response, so far… 😉

  • rivers

    Does anyone have his address? Could really use some of his 15 million to help us get by, don’t see why he needs to wait for mandated redistribution. Just one percent of his wealth would make such a difference right now…

  • fishydude

    If he practiced what he preached he would spilt his movie pay equally with everyone who worked on the movie. But alas he, Matt Damon and the rest of the H’Wood liberal elite hypocrites would never want to live under the system they want to inflict on the test of us.

  • http://orach24463.wordpress.com/ CJ

    So does that mean Russell Brand wants to go back to the days of King Tut when everyone worked for the State for free? Those pyramids sure look great though. Just don’t think most people would have built them without the threat of being whipped motivating them. So what is it Russell Whips or Profits? Guess whips sound best to you.

    • Jay Stevens

      Cheaper, anyway.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    When I take my consumer dollars and, after carefully considering my options, choose to spend them on a product that I need or want, the seller has earned that profit. Would Brand prefer a system where we stand in lines to pick up our government issued cheese?

  • © Sponge

    Dear Britain,

    Please take all of Russell Brand’s money so he’ll feel better about himself and feel more at peace with the universe. Feel free to give it to the guys at Top Gear so they can program some more useful idiocy.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone not a raging communist

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Oh good, another millionaire lecturing me about the evils of a society that allowed him to become a millionaire. Look, I can understand why Brand would be apologetic about being rich. His skills as an actor are incredibly lacking, so it’s not like he actually did anything to earn his wealth. Still, unless that little twerp is going to actually give away his fortune, he should just shut his trap.

  • sacha

    Russell Brand is an ignorant prick! Doesn’t he realize he is part of the wealthy, the bourgeoisie! What a typical dumb a$$ celebrity dolt! This Liberal/Progressive A-hole doesn’t know history! He will be one of the wealthy elites the proletariat/communists/socialists will come after first! He really is an effing idiot!

  • seemorejustice

    Bring in the French tax rate for Entertainers of 75%… I call it the Will Smith Cap as when actor Will Smith was over in France promoting a movie, learned of the 75% tax rate on a million Euros income or more, the Hollywierd Liberalism Shit was scared right out of his arse! You’ve heard of the program ‘Scared Straight’ where troubled youth are taken to prison to show that they aren’t as tuff as they thought they were and where there life might lead if they don’t start making better choices… Well, I dub this ‘Taxed Straight’ whereby Liberal philosophy is out the door when it is their lifestyle that will be taking a major financial hit! Hey Russel Brand, donate 75% of your amassed fortune… that should ease those people in deficit that you talked about! Idiot…

  • Guest

    This guy is a true asshole!!! Why does anyone waste their money watching a no talent schizophrenia, he is not funny and should be diagnosed.

  • neoface

    This guy is a true azzh*le!!! Why does anyone waste their money watching a no talent schizophrenia, he is not funny and should be diagnosed.

  • Hoosierdaddy

    Can’t he just go back to that across the pond? If it’s so great, why leave in the first place? Oh… land of the free, captilaism, all that stuff we offer in the U.S.?

  • GingerbreadMan1

    Too bad they haven’t disarmed the conservatives yet…

  • Axelgreaser

    YOUR MILLIONAIRES BRAIN ON DRUGS! Wha’dya wanna bet Obama puts Russell Brand right to work doing PSA’s to chat up the on fire and crashing to Earth O’CrapCare dirigible? Clearly, Obama loves to surround himself with mental cases. With ‘other’ mental cases, I should clarify.

  • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Corporate taxes are a scam. Period. Corporations pay a tax out of their earnings…that come from the consumers of their product.

    Effectively, the consumer pays the tax through higher prices for goods/services from said corporation. And the consumer pays higher prices to cover the costs of the tax paperwork (records, filings, etc.)

    Additionally, corporations distribute their “wealth” through dividends and other financial activities to those that “own” the company. And those individuals pay taxes on those earnings.

    Low Information Voters won’t get it. Don’t care to get it. Liberals would be in that same group of economic ignorants.

    -===========

    And BTW, Brand…stroke a check to whatever government you pay taxes to for 90% of your assets. Put up or STFU.

  • anjullyn

    Living outside of reality having all your needs and wants met, lends itself to the ability of contemplating your navel. This allows oneself to have great thoughts on how others lives should be lived. If only these supposed “celebs” would throw their money into a big pot we could pay the national debt off. Otherwise, shut your pieholes.

  • jabberwocky

    Even that moron Katy Perry dumped this idiot.

    • NRPax

      She probably had to bathe in steel wool to get him completely off of her skin as well.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Russell Brand is an intelligent, witty person who has great ideas.

    Said no one. Ever.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    wait a minute? he wants a socialist revolution against the current socialist revolution?

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Socialism under Pot, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Lenin, et all led to 82,000,000 dead.
    But yeah, let’s try that again.

  • Joel A. Edge

    So……he wouldn’t have a problem with anybody going to his house and redistributing his wealth? Just asking.

  • al hunt

    wow! I can’t even watch that, it’s like a bag of hair on crack!

  • Walknot

    Yes, I hope all those who believe in what this guy has to say…refuse to vote. Please!

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    You know it’s a slow news cycle when anything Russell Brand has to say is repeated and discussed.

  • notenoughtime

    Just another lightweight celeb who feels guilty for the amount of wealth accumulated in a profession that does not change anyone’s condition. Now that he has made his wealth in a capitalist society, he now wants to move to a more “equitable” socialist way of doing things. Some of us work hard to keep a fraction of what we make, and do not feel guilty. Brand would have more credibility if he actually wrote out a check with a lot of 0’s to help those in need. But better yet, quit taking an 8 figure salary for crap and then peddling it to our youth at high admission prices! Most of Brand’s work should be shown for free using his logic.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    @RustyRockets Because after making that statement, nobody is gonna watch your movies or your comedy, then your money will dry up, and you’ll be one of the “Masses” needing Government assistance..A nobody, even less than us..And I hope your landing is in THE GUTTER! #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • $25753324

    Just STFU and be moderately funny, Brand. Can I come over and tell you how to run your house?

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    I propose a “stupid hypocritical socialist tax”: any person who calls for the redistribution of another person’s wealth must immediately forfeit all of their own possessions, to be redistributed to the non-socialists.

  • I_Vote

    If these idiots were honest, they’d just walk around and say “Stick ’em up.” But, that WOULD take some personal responsibility. They couldn’t hide behind “It’s the law.”

  • lazypadawan

    Why doesn’t he give away all of his money except for what he thinks he’ll need for the rest of his life? Why do other people, not overpaid “entertainers,” have to give away what they’ve earned? Oh that’s right, these people are poseurs and hypocrites.

  • that bloody Poosh!
  • garygramscom

    He is as smart as he is handsome….

  • Nash Montana

    Looking at John Cusack’s page on Facebook it’s hard to pin him down where he stands…

  • kssturgis62

    John Cusack, Matthew Modine, Jenna Elfman all said Russell Brand was wonderful and great. When did they give up their wealth to others? Isn’t their wealth still in the bank?

    This is why when you look throughout History there has never been a Middle Class. There were the rich and the Poor. Can’t have you coming out of the middle to be Rich. You cannot attain their status. They all want to keep you down, so they stay above and over you. Yet people watch their shows, their movies, and give them more dollars.

  • RedSoloCup

    Can we deport him and Piers Morgan to Antarctica?

    • bluewaternavy

      Would you do that to the poor lil penguins? I sat dump them mid atlantic..

  • Zach Smith

    When Russell Brand or other spewing celebrities give all their money to charity, I will take them seriously — not before.

  • Jessica R. Abbit

    I believe Brand sincerely cares about working people who pay too much in taxes to support those who won’t support themselves. Corporations make record profits but working class is paying record high amounts at the gas pump. Working people can NOT afford to properly clothe & feed their children. Something is wrong when 2 & 3 families have to share a single family dwelling. I am not for Socialism. But I do see a need to put people back to work, at a living wage and with group health insurance. Our elected officials are so out of touch with the common everyday person that they have no clue just how deep the suffering is. Lastly, if you have ever actually listened to Russell Brand, you would know he is not unhappy in the least. He practices an attitude of love and he does get angry about a system that oppresses people. I you can not see the loss of freedom in America & the ever increasing oppression then you seriously need to stop & take a look around.

    • alanstorm

      All the problems you list are due to an EXCESS of government, not a lack of it.

      You see the damaged surface, but not the underlying source of the damage.

  • Horatio Hornblower

    Well when the revolution starts I’m going to Russell’s house.

  • docflash9

    What will be his argument when they come to collect him?

  • alanstorm

    Dear Mr. Brand:

    I t appears that you have quite a bit more money than I do. In order to help you with your desire to redistribute wealth, please send me $500,000 or so.

    Name and address will be provided when you respond. I’m sure you’ll be eager to comply.

  • Jedd McHead

    Nothing more dangerous than a liberal with money. Look at George Soros. Evil is as evil does.

  • marion vega

    he needs to redistribute some soap. obnoxious faux cockney

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    To Russell Brand:
    You first shit for brains.

  • Madcat151

    Yes please start a revolution. I promise That if this pile of dogshit is in country I will strive to blow his brains out;.