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When I read trainwreck debates without getting involved, I’m over here like:

Russell Brand’s “Revolution” Is a Lazy Idea

In an interview with journalist Jeremy Paxman, Russell Brand called for a revolution of non-voting in favour of a decentralised utopian system run by “admin bots” instead of “governments”.

Brand is an enticing rhetorician. And enticing, fast rhetoric is disarmingly dangerous. In this interview, he makes the same emotional appeals he denounces. Instead of offering concrete examples and names of organisations or individuals who embody his utopian ideals, he offers excuses that he’s “too busy”.

That’s a delightful illustration: Continue reading