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MrMilkdud October 25th, 2013 4:06pm

Russell Brand recently called for a revolution- goals include the elimination of profit and massive redistribution of existing wealth. He is worth over $15 million. Do you think he includes his own wealth among that which should be redistributed?

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AUtiger2013 GOP, Turn California Red
10/26/13 9:54 am

He's just another liberal talking about things he believes will work but if it were ever put into actual practice he would be one of the 1% that was exempt.

jrrob CT
10/26/13 4:50 am

Idiot.

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Torfin Never Behind
10/26/13 12:38 am

He should lead by example. Start spreading his wealth

KudosToYou California
10/25/13 6:44 pm

From one clip of his talk show that I saw, I'd like to think he does.

Happy Hong Kong
10/25/13 6:18 pm

He should stay away from the drugs.

rickvee Living the dream
10/25/13 6:11 pm

Look in the dictionary under "douche nozzle", you'll see a picture of Russell Brand

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TierasPet
10/25/13 6:11 pm

Am I missing something or have people forgotten it is profit that drives and grows the economy? Or am I just wrong? Government cannot tax what isn't there and people won't work hard to grow an economy just to give all their money away.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/25/13 4:59 pm

I'm sorry, but once I think of a millionaire start talking about "redistribution of wealth" it reminds me of that documentary I saw with Matt Damon. I forgot the name of it, but he was talking about that and how CEOs are making so much money. And

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/25/13 5:04 pm

And Matt Damon makes what? $20M a picture? I'm sorry, I can't take you seriously. a billionaire crying about millionaires making too much money? it DOES seem hypocritical. Someone who makes a lot of money complaining about greedy people making

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/25/13 5:05 pm

alot of money. Maybe they should have theirs restributed too. yes. I hope he means his too. It would shut people up like myself

eLucidate writing
10/25/13 3:18 pm

Probably, but w 10 M he is not even close to 'elite' in this country.

robbyjr04
10/25/13 1:48 pm

Socialist elite never do...

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robbyjr04
10/25/13 1:48 pm

And, **** you Russell Brand!

MisterE Conservistan
10/25/13 12:58 pm

If you have an idea, you should apply it to your own life first.

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rons screw politicians
10/25/13 10:43 am

Amazing poll. The dem, all 10' want to lived off someone elses sweat! Bet they love the hollywood set that get 20 mil a picture for nothing.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/25/13 10:56 am

The hypocrisy of the liberals has no bounds.

rons screw politicians
10/25/13 10:41 am

Pull his green card! What a jerk! Never liked him anyway! He's the joke!

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TomM
10/25/13 10:30 am

Sounds just like Al Gore. He travels around the world on private planes to tell us. He probably consumes more on that than all his followers can save.

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TomM
10/25/13 10:31 am

*tell us to save energy

MassAsks Boston
10/25/13 12:49 pm

I heard he was speaking to a crowd about global warming when there was a snowstorm outside. He left his SUV's running so that they were warm and comfortable. Go Gore!

TomM
10/25/13 12:53 pm

Yikes I really cannot stand when people preach one thing but do something else.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/25/13 9:54 am

Of course not. It's always "someone else's" money that libs are liberal with.

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CTYankee!!! Connecticut
10/25/13 9:50 am

Some animals are more equal than other animals.

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/25/13 9:33 am

I'm not sure I agree with the complete idea he's trying to get behind but I think he would include himself in that grouping.

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/25/13 10:16 am

Then why hasn't he? There is nothing stopping him from giving his billions away right now. Typical liberal hypocrite who won't put HIS money where his mouth is.

DaveL
10/25/13 10:31 am

Wow, think, you actually believe a crappy comedian has billions?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/25/13 9:30 am

Profit is necessary. Some people's priorities are so fûcked up.

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:10 am

Presumably. Russell Brand comes off as someone who has a genuine care for people. When he speaks on politics, that's what I get. I have respect for Brand. Intelligent guy.

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MrMilkdud
10/25/13 9:11 am

Then why hasn't he given all of his money away already?

MrMilkdud
10/25/13 9:11 am

He also just bought a 2 or 3 million dollar mansion in LA.

SugarShaq
10/25/13 9:12 am

Sound like another Hollywood hypocrite.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:13 am

What would that accomplish? I get it; you're coming at it from a principled point of view. He shouldn't say it while being wealthy and not giving up his own wealth. He is, however, using his platform to awaken people. Which I respect.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:14 am

It's very easy to take shots at a public figure who you can't converse with and have him defend himself on what he said. It's not like he's on here about to weigh in.

MrMilkdud
10/25/13 9:15 am

Late- I wouldn't go that far- I just think he's unaware of the full ramifications of what he's saying. He'd probably say that he earned his money honestly, and the people whose wealth he wants to redistribute earned it dishonestly (big corps, etc)

SugarShaq
10/25/13 9:15 am

If you want to waken people up, practice what you preach. He's a hypocrite.

MrMilkdud
10/25/13 9:16 am

Jive, are you saying we should only comment on this app when the celebrities (or politicos, or whoever) are personally logged in on SOH to respond?

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:17 am

No, that comment was at Late. It's unfair to criticize someone who's life is made significantly more public than yours'. I bet if I looked into most people's lives, I'd find hypocrisy and things I can say negative things about.

MrMilkdud
10/25/13 9:17 am

Jive-I agree that he seems like a well intentioned guy. I just don't think he's really thought this through. I don't think he realizes that when he calls for revolution, the people with the torches and pitchforks will be headed for his neighborhood.

SugarShaq
10/25/13 9:18 am

Ok, so Russell brand is either stupid or a hypocrite..

What is it that amazon ie does dishonestly? Employee thousands of people. Make money at what they do. That's bad, but making millions to spend a month making a movie is ok.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:20 am

I agree Milk. I'm not in favor of his actual ideas, I respect his intent. He most likely didn't think this through.

And Late, again, if your life was made public, would you be a perfect human? The answer doesn't matter as we'd never know.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:22 am

You don't have to agree with the man to respect what he's trying to do. How many celebrities numb the minds of the masses? Now an actor wants to speak his mind on his politics and primarily because you disagree you tear him down. That's wrong.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:26 am

Bet if he said "shrink the government! We need a truly free market!" the groups of people calling him a hypocrite or an idiot as opposed to a respectable/intelligent guy would flip.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/25/13 9:27 am

Jive the more you say the more I love you. :)

MrMilkdud
10/25/13 9:30 am

If it a big government person who made most of their wealth off of huge government contracts was calling to shrink the govt, I'd put them on the shelf right next to Russell.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:30 am

Femme! I was just thinking about you! Love you too <3

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:32 am

That's fair Milk, which is all I'm asking for. Fairness.

SugarShaq
10/25/13 9:40 am

What exactly is he trying to do then? Sounds like he wants a communist revolution. Because what he is advocating is not even socialism.

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/25/13 9:43 am

I dont agree with his ideas, again. That's not what I'm advocating for. Things he's advocated for which I, and most people are in favor of: challenging the establishment, the media, and our politicians. Open conversation. He's challenging us to think

SugarShaq
10/25/13 9:08 am

Why doesn't he go first and show us how it all works out?

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think4yourself Not a safe space
10/25/13 10:14 am

You know these liberals are all talk. They never put their money where their mouth is.