Russell Brand, a British comedian, pundit, and actor, is by no means a conservative activist, but he has gone a long way in the past decade in terms of recognizing opposing viewpoints.
Over a decade ago, Brand was so far to the left that he sought entrance into the New York City offices of Fox News in order to “look around.”
The stunt was effective in attracting attention, but much has changed in the country and with Brand since then.
Today, the 47-year-old has matured, sobered up, and is attempting to build “new coalitions” with conservatives in an effort to resist what he terms “centralized power” supported by the media.
The leftist legacy media has opposed transparency as the Democratic Party’s spokesman for decades. Yet its collective gaslighting of Americans throughout the COVID outbreak only intensified.
The upshot is that the institutional left, which has traditionally shunned subtlety, no longer considers alternative viewpoints. The message to the rest of the country is straightforward: Get onboard with our agenda or you’re a threat to Democracy™.
But, something positive may have sprung from tyranny: true bipartisanship.
Since 2020, Brand has been criticizing his fellow leftists, and he has lately begun to include conservatives on his enormously famous YouTube channel. I’ll admit that I’ve seen and appreciated his shows, along with 6.3 million other subscribers.
If someone had told me in 2010 or 2012, when Brand was married to pop singer Katy Perry, that I would one day agree with him on significant topics, I would have dismissed it as lunatic babbling.
Brand has made a point of teaming up with renowned conservatives by going on their programs in order to combat groupthink. Recent interviews have included Tucker Carlson, Greg Gutfeld, Ben Shapiro, and others.
“You’ll remember if you’re my age that ‘right-wing’ just used to be one of the things that a person could be, and wasn’t automatically associated with things like fascism and racism,” he told his audience on Wednesday.
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He added, “There is a new willingness to form new alliances in order to be able to attack centralized, establishment, authoritarian power.”
The comedian said that one thing he shares with Carlson is opposition to a government that he said has been “co-opted by financial interests to such a degree that no one is voting for anything meaningful anymore.” CONTINUE READING…