This week we have been discussing Russell Brand’s essay on revolution in the latest issue of the New Statesman. We shared our reactions in three different essays. If you missed them, you can find links to each essay below. Additionally, we continue to receive wonderful comments from some of our readers, which we would like to share as well.
In response to ‘Little Revolutions’ by Sarah Jost:
Beth said: ‘Well thought-out response to Brand’s rambling and at times contradictory pout that ends very simply with making a case for the responsibility of the individual, the same end/beginning point to which you neatly lead the reader without all the rhetoric.’
[original essay: ‘Little Revolutions’]
In response to ‘Raging, Perhaps, Against the Machine’ by Geo Ong:
gramatlinc said: ‘It needs no sides. The king’s got no clothes.’
[original essay: ‘Raging, Perhaps, Against the Machine’]
In response to ‘What Came First, The Revolution or the Catalyst?’ by Margaret Hedderman:
Denise said: ‘Yes, I agree, raise prices! I’ve long thought that rising gas prices (specifically) in the U.S. would be beneficial for all, unfortunately those extra dollars do not go to the people or programs that need them, only into the corporate pocket. I propose the nutty notion of a stiff “luxury tax” on gasoline, diesel, and all fossil fuels. They are indeed a luxury and none of us can afford them anymore.’
Ben said: ‘I was particularly happy to have stumbled upon Margaret Hedermann’s piece, which was both eloquent and timely. I agree that Brand’s manifesto was absolutely fascinating, but also had its share of problems, which this post does a great job unpacking.’
[original essay: ‘What Came First, The Revolution or the Catalyst?’]
If you have something you’d like to add, please do so. It is never too late to share with us your opinions!