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Russell Brand: Not Only Daft but Dangerous

Russell Brand: Not Only Daft but Dangerous

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 11:15:20 in UK Politics

“Lustig misses the point of Brand. No matter which capitalist party we vote for, the system itself is strengthened and intact. The best we did was to win a lollypop for ourselves. It does not challenge power. It does not challenge the elite who are running the game. What Brand is suggesting is that this is mere theatre - a comforting game. Brand is not suggesting we do nothing but that we refuse to play by the rules of the elite and instead develop alternatives to this charade which really hit hard at roots of power.”

MolliBlum on Oct 25, 2013 at 13:29:48

“Perfect summary. Thank you graham.”
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Sacha Baron Cohen's Dictator Prank and Respect for the Dead

Commented Mar 2, 2012 at 12:57:16 in Religion

“If they really were someone's ashes the point would stand and we would indeed be horrified. However, we all knew it was really anything sacred in the pot so we laugh. The same way when a dog has a nasty accident in a film we are able to laugh precisely because we know it wasn't real. Isn't that momentary suspension of disbelief?”
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Why Atheism Replaces Religion In Developed Countries

Commented Aug 3, 2011 at 05:11:50 in World

“Interestingly in the UK, despite the increasing number of non-religious people and atheists there also appears to be a turn towards New Age beliefs and quick-fix "spirituality". I wonder whether this is a result of a dehumanisation of the culture due to technology which has ordered and systematised people's lives? Perhaps people are trying to get in touch with themselves again, search for things that make them feel internally in control and to rediscover that sense of connection that technology promised but often does the opposite. I'm not sure the reasons for belief and atheism are universal but are different within cultures.”