Russell Brand Narrates An Illusion of Consensus Piece On His Channel - 900,000 Views!
There's no humble-bragging this one....
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A few days ago, I stumbled across one of Russell Brand’s signature news monologues while I was surfing the internet. “Now It Makes Sense” was the enticing title. I began watching for a couple of minutes — noticing the subject matter was quite similar to what I had written about a week ago — and then was stunned to see Russell beginning to narrate my recent piece on how The Federal Government Paid Media Outlets To Promote The Covid Vaccine:
He ended up narrating most of the article, including the ending which I was most proud of:
The Washington Post, NBC, and The New York Times should have held the Biden administration’s feet to the fire for promoting experimental vaccines in all Americans irrespective of risk and continued revelations regarding concerning side effects.
They miserably failed to do so.
The last standing bulwark against government propaganda and censorship is crumbling before our eyes, losing relevance by the month. Perhaps a solution for media institutions to earn back credibility is to critically cover federal agencies misinforming the public rather than take funds to promote their agendas.
The view-count on YouTube is nearing 900,000 (never have been even indirectly involved in a video that popular) and I have to say I am incredibly grateful and proud. I’ve been watching Russell’s witty monologues since 2021 when his brilliant commentary on Covid mandates lead the countercultural wave of rational scientific skepticism and anti-totalitarianism.
I would always see him narrate articles by some of my journalistic idols such as Matt Taibbi (), Alex Berenson (), and Michael Shellenberger ().
His monologues became so popular, everyone in the newly emerging anti-government camp was talking about his videos. “Millions of awakening wonders” became a commonly used slogan. Alongside the great Joe Rogan, Russell was the only popular cultural figure to use his platform to vocally oppose the regime. One of my former middle school teachers even once told me in 2021 that he showed Russell’s videos in class (somehow he was not suspended).
At the same time in 2021, I also started watching a lot of Russell's videos on spirituality and mental health because of a very difficult period I was going through. His carefully articulated insights on man’s oft-unwitting search for “God” through all of society’s pleasure access-points, stayed with me for a very long time and he also inspired me to start reading Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul — an incredible book on the illusion of our unrelenting, neurotic thoughts. I will one day write more about Russell’s influence on my personal life, but suffice it to say, he’s one of my heroes.
Anyhow, it’s a great honour to have one’s words — ADHD-esquely written at midnight in the isolation of one’s basement with zero expectations — orated by one of the greatest countercultural forces working against the totalitarian regime.
Thank you, Russell!
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