This video of Russell Brand talking about being a political editor is making the rounds. There’s a lot of stuff that he says that is quite true. He nails the biggest societal problems and berates the current political systems for completely ignoring them quite effectively. I don’t agree with all his revolutionary conclusions, but he and I agree about the things that need to change.
The one thing that I vehemently disagree with him on is his decision to not take part in voting. His reasons for not voting are mostly valid, but there is still something to be said about the gesture of voting. Get out there, get a ballot and turn it in blank. Show your disdain for the system that way at the very least. Really, though, if you can’t find even one person worth voting for (or at least against in terms of judges), you really are part of the problem. The national political stage does suck. It’s filled with prima donnas and sociopaths. Someone may come around once in a while worth voting for, but that is not the norm. Local elections, however, are arguably more important and can easily become a source of candidates worth voting for. There’s your revolution.