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“I think it’s to do with fear”: Russell Brand on America’s love of guns - Vox
usa got much more intensive media - driven by profit motive. the click. the outragous. the absurd. the funny. to keep you watching. confirmation bias. division. divisor. fear mongers hate mongers demagogue. protect what you've got bc gov is out to take it from you. - guns false security, consumption false identity, trump false Heilsbringer. and your neighbour is an illegal alien ...
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand: Society is collapsing - BBC News
"Society is collapsing," the comedian tells the BBC, "and people are starting to recognise that the reason they feel like they're mentally ill is that they're living in a system that's not designed to suit the human spirit.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand: Bill O’Reilly represents the values of the Devil -
Bill O'Reilly always used inflamed language & communication to bring his points across as valid arguments and facts. And lets not forget about the shouting and screaming and then the body language and gestures ... like he is the center of reason and managing the debate. The emperor has actually no clothes.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Russell Brand Speaks on Marriage with Katy Perry & Compares UK Woman and American Woman - YouTube
Fame is a temporary thing. They are normal people. Celebrity, Fame and Pop Culture makes people fearful - that their life ain't no good [ for anything else - because they are reduced to the lowest common denominator and looks and 'scandals' ]. "Let us talk about things that are actually important." ... [...] some of the greatest people in history had flaws. + v=MrzhXhrn0YI "Chelsea Manning Modern Day Hero." [...] "No one is perfect."
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - A Point Of View: The trouble with freedom
We've come to believe that freedom is the natural human condition, which only tyrants prevent everyone from enjoying - but when a tyrant is toppled, we can't know what will come next, says John Gray.


For Russell, as for Mill, liberty was one thing, democracy another. It's a deeply unfashionable view, but I think essentially correct.


We need freedom because our goals and values are highly diverse and often quite different from those of the people around us. Having a voice in collective decisions - the basis of democracy - is a fine thing, but it won't protect your freedom if the majority is hostile to the way you choose to live.

[...] threats to freedom [can come from many different angles.]

[...] we've forgotten our own history and neglect the dangers we currently face. [...] liberty is a fragile achievement.
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august 2012 by asterisk2a
Did Peregrine Insiders See the Storm Coming? - YouTube
WSJ's Geoffrey Rogow visits Mean Street with new revelations that indicate Peregrine Financial founder Russell Wasendorf and company insiders may have seen trouble coming resulting in the company declaring bankruptcy.

"Inner Circle" knew.
Same as with LIBOR rigging scandal, where there is an inner circle <- my assumption.
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july 2012 by asterisk2a

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