The outspoken British comedian Russell Brand has taken a swipe at the American establishment after declaring that Americans are now living under a ‘tyranny’ that represents the interests of massive lobbyists.
Speaking on “The View,” Russell Brand stated that one should not vote unless a new party emerged that actually represented the common person, rather than big business.
Russell Brand went on to bash the huge media agencies that seek to create agendas to distract the American populace from the true issues of society.
“I do a true news channel, called ‘The Trews’. It’s true news, news that you can trust, where we report on how the news should be told and when on Fox News they’re telling you to condemn Mexican people, or immigrants, or people of different sexual identity to you, that’s to distract you from the people that really have the power, people like Rupert Murdoch that owns Fox News.”
Brand went on to explain, “If you are looking for a way to get more money and create a better society look at the people who have got all of the money. That’s where the problem is. I’m a recovering drug addict – we are constantly criminalized, blamed, and imprisoned.”
Russell Brand has recently been hitting out at media outlet such as Fox News as previously reported by The Inquisitr. Brand has been busy promoting his new book, Revolution. The 39-year-old actor visited the “Today Show” as well.
Speaking passionately with “Today Show” host Matt Lauer, Brand stated, “Why should we settle for a small voice, this is America, this is the country of revolution.”
“‘When your country was ruled by an economic elite and taxed you without representing you – it was us the English you kicked us out. Now you are similar represented by an elite that doesn’t care about you. Time to kick them out again”
Brand spoke about issues such as the legalization of drugs, as well as expressing kind words towards his ex-wife Katy Perry.
Russell admitted that he really enjoyed being with the Californian pop star despite filing for divorce after just 14 months of marriage.
“Katy Perry is an amazing person. But I don’t really like talking about it anymore, because it feels like a thousand lifetimes ago, and also it makes me look desperate, like I need it for attention.”
Previously, Russell Brand had stated that he would “rather die” than give up his fight for political revolution. Russell Brand’s Revolution is set to be released on October 23.
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