Jeremy Paxman & Russell Brand Newsnight interview.

My hubby asked earlier this evening what the fuss was about Paxman and Brand. I had no idea, so I watched the interview on YouTube. (Link here)

Brand is a complete twat! He claims he has never voted because he thinks all politicians are self-serving and work only for “the corporations”. And he’s smug and superior about not voting, and by his inaction, is letting them get away with it.

Fucking idiot. If none of the candidates, or their parties, satisfy you then you still vote – you bother turning up and you write “none of the above” on the paper and put it into the ballot box. It IS still counted!

But more importantly, it says that although you reject all the choices you were given, you do not reject the concept of democracy nor the privilege of voting. People like Brand who get smug and superior over doing nothing and who think inaction is something to be proud of get right on my tits.

If you don’t vote, if you can’t even be bothered to write “none of the above” on a piece of paper every couple of years, then you have no right to make any comment whatsoever about anything political.

It’s his shallowness that really pisses me off. When Paxman asks the perfectly reasonable question about the alternative he’d prefer, Brand waffles on about “egalitarian society” or some such meaningless bullshit then whines that he was busy last week and hasn’t had time to think up an alternative political system!

He’s had at least three decades to make one up and he’s basing his non-voting behaviour on that.

He’s decided that a different system is needed. Well THAT is a difficult conclusion to reach, isn’t it? Presumably he decided that back in the seventies when he rejected democracy. But exactly what his different system is, how it will work in reality and how we get there from here, he hasn’t wasted a second thinking about that. Yet he presumes to make political comments?! Just how trivial *is* this man?

Brand should shut the fuck up because he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.