The Working Class VS Social Justice Warriors Russell Brand

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even opposing us establishment power? One obvious problem that occurs to me and it’s something that you have extolled upon and explained even in this conversation is the obvious fissures that exist among what would once have been thought of as the left most notably in the emergence of the SJW social justice movement and how abstracted and often opposed they are from the traditional working class or blue collar support of left-wing movements who I think it’s safe to say now feel wholly estranged from the parties that were at least um superficially augmented to serve them. I was interested that you said earlier that you know that the Democratic Party of America never really had that agenda and that the Labour Party labor movement in this country was corrupted as early as the 1920s because popular myth in the is. This sort of you know the 1940s was a great moment for the Labour Party with a national health service and that it wasn’t till much later under Blair and under Clinton. In the United States that the left wing lost that the left lost its mojo became castrated and became a kind of a as you say an imitation of Republican or conservative parties respectively. Do you see there being the possibility of like how would you even just to resolve How would you do you think it’s possible to resolve the fissure that exists between sort of the more metropolitan social justice identity politics oriented members of progressivism and the now left behind working-class blue-collar people that now feel sort of not only resentful towards establishment power but perhaps even more resentful to these kind of movements that make them feel culturally alienated and often demonize working-class people.

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me that question three years ago. I would be a lot more optimistic than I am today because I saw you know three years ago This what exactly what you described was happening in the labor party under Corbyn. There was an emergent coalition between you know urbanite more liberal left wingers with people in the North of England who were far more traditional blue-collar workers or former blue blue-collar workers that worried about you know the reproduction of their material life um a lot more than they worried about identity, but look at wow at the way in which Corbin was brought down through the weaponization of identity politics through rather sordid campaign of disinformation and distortion. The whole you know business about Corbyn being Corbyn being and antisemite or Sanders being a misogynist which is what was started within. Democratic Party to to to find ways of of creating discontent within the progressive supporting them, and they did it so so successfully.

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that yes it can be done but it is very difficult and until and unless younger more liberal more urbanite and more upward and mobile leftists can start paying their dues and be more respectful to those who have been held behind and left behind in the rust belt areas or in you know the clactons on sea areas and the bournemouth areas of the world. Unless we have a genuine you know sympathy of one another it can’t work what really I mean you know I I campaigned against Brexit as you probably remember um and yet the contempt within with which radical left-wing good people. You know my friends, you know feminists progressives members of the you know. community and so on the the way who were on the prairie main side the way with which they treated contemptuously um you know people in Yorkshire who had voted for Brexit that really upset me and you know I’m all for for instance, bringing down the symbols of institutionalized racism whether it is changing the name of Yale University or bringing down a statue in Bristol. I’m I don’t have a problem with that I don’t mind it but what we must understand is that when somebody is about to lose their job in a factory or they’ve lost it it really offers them no sucker it offers them no satisfaction to hear that Yale University now is called something else.

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to the heart of the issue of symbolic cultural change versus meaningful economic change and and in a sense it ossifies that. estrangement between working commas traditional labor voters? You know the Labour Party labor is a synonym for work for industrialized people working in industrialized jobs. People who 50-60 years ago were told that there is such a thing as Britain that Britain is separate, and it is worth laying down your life for the reality of Britain and now being invited to casually discard this identity that was offered them as a sort of palliative for personal sacrifice. My sense is that when you give the example of an a democratic or a corporate organization, such as you worked in in Seattle. I wonder how that maps onto communities I wonder to Janice about the plausibility and and with some optimism and if i may be clear excitement the idea of standing under a poli or standing on a political platform that you have begun to outline and clearly.

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of that where you can list a manifesto that includes the ending of share markets, the abolition of banks, the re-empowerment of communities work work-based and craft-based or economies less time working more time for families that in a sense a correlative of that would be the end of globalization globalization’s the veins of globalization are the the financial global financial markets and if those are cut off, then you know you address simultaneously two problems. The sort of rise of sort of fatic retro-nationalism and the the kind of the insidious onslaught of corporate globalization. So do you is that something that you propose is that possible and would you have to organize that from the offset on an international level due to the scale of the project absolutely absolutely and the distinction i i draw is between internationalism and globalization we. Kill off globalization globalization for me the way I understand it is the complete liberation of capital of money to move unimpededly around the globe at the touch of a button. The liberation of commodities to cross the U.

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You know that is now now has been for a long time an impenetrable wall for human beings, so human beings. It’s quite remarkable if you go to the U. s Mexico border fence you see thousands of people from Latin America. in the shadow of that wall waiting for an opportunity to yeah jump it and enter the United States in search of work.

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train loads and truck loads of commodities move completely effort effortlessly from one side of the border to the other. So I would like a world in which there are restrictions in capital movements and. No restrictions on human beings moving around that for me is the end of globalization and the beginning of internationalism. I don’t I I personally consider borders to be a scar on the face of the earth and and this is the price we have to pay these borders that are getting taller, more electrified and more impenetrable. The more capital and commodities are free to move around so we need international um solidarity We need an international movement.

Some Of Us Are Putting Together

what we call the progressive international. On the 18th of September. We have an inaugural meeting and that includes my friend Nom Chomsky Naomi Klein, Katherine Jacob’s, daughter the Prime Minister of Iceland. The Bernie Sanders team are part of that we have people from Nigeria from Japan and so on because we need to start moving along those lines.

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Labour Party labor movement in this country was corrupted as early as the 1920s because popular myth in the is. is. Labour Party . The left wing lost its mojo and became a kind of a as you say an imitation of Republican or conservative parties respectively.& Do you see there being the possibility of like how would you even just to resolve How would you do you think it’s possible to resolve the fissure that exists between the more . metropolitan social justice identity politics oriented members of progressivism and the now left behind working-class blue-collar people that now feel resentful towards establishment power. And perhaps even more resentful to these kind of . movements that make them feel culturally alienated and often demonize working . people. Often demonize . working-classes people.& Their dominant motifs the way way to ask me that question three years ago.& I would be a lot more optimistic than I am today. I saw you know 3 years ago, but I was a…. Click here to read more and watch the full video