Russell Brand, a British comedian, commentator, and actor, is by no means a conservative activist, but in the past decade he has come a long way in terms of appreciating opposing viewpoints.
Almost a decade ago, Brand was so far to the left that he marched up to the headquarters of Fox News in Manhattan and demanded entry to “look around.”
The gimmick was effective in gaining Brand’s audience’s attention, but since then, much has changed in the country and with Brand.
Today, the 47-year-old has matured, is sober, and is looking to build “new coalitions” with conservatives as part of his personal mission to oppose what he refers to as “centralized power” propped up by the media.
As a spokesman for the Democratic Party for decades, the liberal legacy media has opposed transparency. Yet, during the COVID pandemic, its collective gaslighting of Americans grew.
As a result, the institutional left — which has always rejected nuance — is no longer listening to opposing voices. The message to the rest of the country is simple: Get onboard with our agenda or you’re a threat to Democracy™.
But, true bipartisanship may have emerged as a result of tyranny.
Since 2020, Brand has been criticizing his fellow leftists, and he has recently begun to include conservatives on his immensely successful YouTube channel. I will admit that I have seen and appreciated his shows, as have 6,300,000,000 other subscribers.
If someone had told me, while Brand was married to pop singer Katy Perry from 2010 to 2012, that one day I would agree with him on significant topics, I would have brushed it off as lunatic ramblings.
But, Brand is now decrying groupthink, and he has made a point of going on the programs of notable conservatives. Recently, he has chatted with several commentators, including 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 viewers on Wednesday.
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.”
Brand endeared himself to many conservatives on Bill Maher’s “Real Time” this month when he humiliated MSNBC’s John Heilemann.
“To sit within the castle of MSNBC throwing rocks at Fox News is ludicrous,” Brand said. “It’s propagandist nutcrackery on [MSNBC].”
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Russell Brand Calls Out MSNBC's Hypocrisy on COVID
"Do you want an example? The ludicrous, outrageous criticisms of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin deliberately referring to it as a horse medicine when they know it's an effective medicine!"@rustyrockets @billmaher @joerogan pic.twitter.com/5J0e0hkpSh
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) March 4, 2023
Brand followed up his blatant and audacious attack on MSNBC by going on Fox and countless other conservative news and opinion platforms.
He was startled by how much he agreed with what he heard, he stated on Wednesday.
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Americans are never going to agree on every issue. But Brand, in spite of his past, has proved in recent years to be intellectually sound and willing to engage in a good-faith dialogue.CONTINUE READING…