During his speech at the Wembley Arena last year (See: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/david-icke-from-wogan-to-wembley.html) David Icke said a few words about the various celebrities whom he'd made friends with; usually these were short term relationships. He said of them: "Talk alone doesn't impress me. Walk the talk or walk away!" I think he was referring to one man in particular, Russell Brand. I knew David and he were getting close after a series of very good interviews Brand did with David on Brand's show, eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZXi4hiGuOk. Russell Brand is one of these celebrities who seems to have become famous... simply because he's famous! He's an actor and comedian as well as a bon viveur and high society socialite who has dated many very glamourous women. For some reason that I can't quite understand he has been now made acting editor of New Statesman magazine see: https://subscribe.newstatesman.com/link/PAX?gclid=CKCf09uTvboCFXMRtAodGUoA_A. This turn of events led to his appearance on Jeremy Paxman's show, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLYcn3PuTTk. The interview begins with Paxman displaying his extensive qualifications for BBC journalism, ie: complete ignorant naivete, by asking Brand again and again why he doesn't vote. Then Brand describes his own political views and his revolutionary utopian vision, some of which is progressive, but most of which sounds very suspiciously crypto-Marxist, straight out of Zeitgeist.
I do think Russell Brand is being sincere, but this doesn't mean he's not a shill. I think over 90% of those used to disseminate disinformation are "useful idiots" who have no idea what they're being exploited for. What strikes me is that Brand is not professing any of the information he has learned from his friendship with David Icke. He doesn't mention 9/11, Reptilians etc. Why not? Is he scared of being called a loony? Maybe he thinks he can do some good by just giving people "part of the truth" while holding back what he thinks will be regarded as "too far out". The problem with this kind of strategy is that it can lead to a blind alley, and it can happen almost without us knowing if we think we really can juggle facts with political expediency. How much will the truth weigh down on Brand before he has to make the decision: tell it and be called a loony, lose his position in the mainstream? Or keep stacking it up in the attic where nobody can see it? If he chooses the latter then he's wasting his time because he'll end up simply telling the people whatever the dictator of what is sane and insane decides he should say. I think the political structures of conformist society are deliberately designed to lure people in and disarm them like this. My conclusion therefore is to avoid the mainstream media altogether, unconditionally; I've been faced with this decision myself and taken a very different choice from Brand, see: http://hpanwo-tv.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/offer-from-channel-4_6.html. I've a feeling that if Brand lets himself be used for long enough he may be allowed to "drop the bombshell" that he's a 9/11 Truther. But if so he'll merely be made to rant about "fermite!" and about "planes 'ittin' da buildinz!" And how they were brought down by "contwolled demolition, know wot I mean, Man!" Any mention of Dr Judy Wood will be strictly off the agenda.