Over the years there is much Russell Brand has said that I disagree with however over the last year or so I have noticed a difference. He is clearly now very aware of the plight humanity is in.
Throughout the last century & down to today division and hatred has grown exponentially. If you read history books regarding the nineteenth century particularly regarding Europe and the USA, societal norms were in the main a world apart from today. Of course there was much wrong back then and progress in health, social standing and education has been phenomenal. I am talking more about basic human interaction and how that has declined at an alarming speed.
Behind that is in part, the ever easier ways that we can communicate our bias, emotion and and sense of belonging to one particular tribe. Add to that the media manipulation of thinking and believing at first through News Papers and then on to Radio and TV broadcasting and it became ever easier to divide opinion and create entrenched ideas and ideals. The whole left versus right political thinking takes us into even darker areas, take Fascism and Communism for example where over a hundred million were murdered in Germany, the old Soviet Union, China and Cambodia for example. Both are at the extremes of the left versus right ideology, however even in the center agreement and compromise are becoming ever rarer.
So back to Russell and the video below about 'Big Tech' and the alarming power these now hold along with their own left versus right biases. This is a thought provoking piece and if we can just ween Mr Brand off of his own little biases he could build an even larger audience and perish the thought, even bring the great unwashed closer together.
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