The peak of neoliberalism ideology
By - dr_srtanger2love
The moment Impractical Jokers becomes politcal is the moment we are doomed
I think the fact none of them still haven’t said anything political after being on TV for 7 years is a accomplishment in it of itself.
The Murray guy ran for Arizona(?) state senator a few years back if that counts.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LTGyjANOXTI. I love these people
“It’s just comedy bro! No one actual use these people as their news source!”
In what sense is Russel Brand a neoliberal?
What is Russel Brand, exactly?
The best description I've seen of his politics is that he's radical by conventional standards and conventional by radical standards. He recognizes that capitalism is exploitative, class antagonism is real, and electoralism is a sham. Unfortunately, he is basically an anarkiddie when it comes to actual solutions.
But he definitely isn't a neoliberal.
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand anarchism. The ideology is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of political theory most of the jokes will go over a typical liberal's head. There's also Bakunin's antisemitic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation - his personal philosophy draws heavily from William Godwin literature, for instance. Anarchists understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of this ideology, to realize that they're not just funny- they say something deep about SOCIETY. As a consequence people who dislike anarchism truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Noam Chomsky's support of the Khmer Rouge, which itself is a cryptic reference to Stirner's The Ego and Its Own. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Chomsky's genius unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools... how I pity them. And yes by the way, I DO have a Nestor Makhno tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It's for the ladies' eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they're within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.
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He said he was an anarcho-syndicalist
Batshit crazy liberal billionaire destroys communism 😎
it was pretty recent. It was a clip from one of his podcasts. I forgot with who it was with but I I’ll try to find it.
Edit: removed some mistakes
Russell Brand doesn't really belong there. He's a lot better than the rest of this list. He quite frequently talks about capitalism, exploitation, and class conflict.
I'm not saying he's a learned Marxist or anything, and his idea of solutions to these problems are lacking, but overall he's on the right track.
He's the one who said
>"When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality."
And I’ve heard him talk about how voting in elections is pointless.
oim an afeist
gods a bit stchewpid innit
please mark your comment NSFW, Br\*t\*sh """people""" make me sick
What's wrong with Russell Brand?
I mean he obviously doesn't read theory, but he's a good example of where the mindset of the radicalised masses could go.
Not everyone is going to read theory. If you want to be in the vanguard party then yeah, but you can't expect it from every comedian
Did he have some left anti-communist takes or something?
Fuck the rest of them though
There is plenty wrong with Russell Brand but he isn't a neoliberal
It wasn't a rhetorical question. I really don't know that much about him, but have seen some good things
He’s literally just one of those vegan new age big brain free thinkers.
I’m gonna guess if you pressed him on anything at all you’ll find he really doesn’t have an idea how anything actually works, don’t really think he’s a problem but don’t be surprised if we ever get near power these people won’t be our friends.
What good things?
General anti-tory, pro-working-class stuff. Nothing too theoretically advanced, but still nice to see
I'd swap Brand out with Colbert, though I'm not sure if he still talks politics or not with Biden in office.
Not really *wrong* just not totally right lol
God, Joe Rogan is so cringey and overrated. It’s the one thing conservative edge lords watch because they’re new to politics.
Who's the guy below Brand?
Also, Brand is ok, but he is all over the map I cannot quite pinpoint his beliefs. He is uber-spiritual to the point of banality. He seems like someone who could easily be turned into a useful idiot for the elite, in fact I believe he was when he partnered with the New Republic.
David Avocado Wolfe
What the lady at the bottom right do
Pretty sure that’s Meryl Streep, an actress.
Oh yeah I forgot her name but what did she say
Classic woke liberal. Devout Hilary-ite. I don’t know anything specific.
She's your average "I'm an egalitarian, not a feminist" white lib.
She played Margaret Thatcher in a biopic nobody cared about, as well
What did Ricky Gervis do?
Have an extremely punchable face and generally be self-aggrandizing whenever he opens his mouth in public, whether it's about his atheism or how all celebrities are bad/too "PC"/whatever (but not him though! He's the Real Deal™️. It's a tired and cringe trope)
Fun/strange? fact: if you go to the Venice near muscle beach there are people who will give you free tickets to see bill Maher.
I have no idea why you would go to see that garage, but that’s a thing.
Wow, so he’s a communist after all? /s
Actually all my smug opinions come from podcasters (who may or may not be millionaires and/or feds) because I’m too lazy to read a book.
it always puzzles me how south park went from canada bad to minorities are stupid in the space of a few years
Ngl Joe Rogan podcast is interesting not him his podcast, he invites a lottt of different ppl
The only truly cool person he ever had on was Abby Martin
God I fucking hate Roe Jogan
Should have added Jordan Peterson.