I don’t really know Russell Brand; I saw him as, I think, Trinculo in THE TEMPEST. Now, after this BBC interview with him, Russell Brand is a new hero for me. I always believed in voting. I don’t feel my vote makes any real difference, but I use it because it’s mine. Today tho, I’m …
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Russell Brand is my new brand

I don’t really know Russell Brand; I saw him as, I think, Trinculo in THE TEMPEST. Now, after this BBC interview with him, Russell Brand is a new hero for me.

I always believed in voting. I don’t feel my vote makes any real difference, but I use it because it’s mine. Today tho, I’m actually jealous of how this guy can say he has never voted; I wish I could say as much!

I am tired of this “left vs right” charade; it is futile, and worse, it is internecine. I am frustrated with an inability to vote one way without necessarily being judged as an “enemy” of the other way; I find there is too much squabbling over team colors than issues and policy, and I feel the issues we I expect government to tackle are too important to be swept up in the circus spectacle of “bloodsport” partisan politics. I don’t like parties and am exhausted of voting for “them” rather than who I wish to support.

Overall I am totally confused and frustrated by “politics”; I am inspired by Mr. Brand’s interview to skip the next election and just not vote. I don’t recognize or believe in this system of false, staged “conflict” and I am perpetuating and legitimizing it by participating in it. I’ll gladly take up the pencil once more for something better, but for now, I say No More to voting.