Russell Brand’s now-viral video interview with Jeremy Paxman raises old questions about the effectiveness of our political system, and some interesting new ones about the relationship between our words and our deeds when it comes to political action.
For Brand, the system is useless, out-of-touch with the global concerns of a disenfranchised majority, and there are many who agree with him. But the question then becomes – what do you want to do about it? It seems to me it isn’t enough just to highlight the failures of our political leaders – we have to be ready to offer solutions. Not just thinking globally, but acting globally too.
You can read more on my thoughts on Brand, Paxman, politics and the solutions to our global problems on my Huffington Post blog.