[Marxism] Russell Brand on the British riots

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 13 14:43:08 MDT 2011


I never in a million years thought I'd be listening seriously to Russell
Brand. But here you go! A fascinating and insightful article.

A few quotes before the link:

?"If we don't want our young people to tear apart our communities then don't
let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities
together."

?"Why am I surprised that these young people behave destructively,
"mindlessly", motivated only by self-interest? How should we describe the
actions of the city bankers who brought our economy to its knees in 2010?
Altruistic? Mindful? Kind? But then again, they do wear suits, so they
deserve to be bailed out, perhaps that's why not one of them has been
imprisoned. And they got away with a lot more than a few fucking pairs of
trainers."

"Politicians don't represent the interests of people who don't vote. They
barely care about the people who do vote. They look after the corporations
who get them elected."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/11/london-riots-davidcameron

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News
 http://lefti.blogspot.com






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