Portraits in Limousine Liberalism: Russell Brand
Wealthy moonbats are particularly irritating, due to the discord between their lifestyle and their rhetoric, and to their ingratitude toward the economic freedom that permitted them their luxurious standard of living. Rich liberals will often compound the irritation they cause by absurdly proclaiming, “If I, who bathes in money, don’t mind confiscatory taxes (that I can afford to pay), then you struggling middle class people (who cannot afford to pay them) have no right to complain.” Others are worse still, finding ways to avoid paying the taxes they heap on the rest of us by promoting progressive politicians and causes. Any limousine liberal is an obnoxious hypocrite by definition. None is more obnoxious or more hypocritical than Russell Brand:
Millionaire Russell Brand ranted about rising rents in London even though he lives in a £2million bachelor pad owned by a firm based in a tax haven.
The comedian and self-styled revolutionary flew into a rage when it was suggested he is part of the housing problem in trendy Hoxton, east London, where he rents a £5,000-a-month loft.
The star, believed to be worth £9million, was helping deliver a petition on affordable housing to 10 Downing Street on Monday.
But Brand lost his temper during a housing protest in Downing Street when TV reporter Paraic O’Brien asked him whether the super-rich buying up property in London was driving up prices for everyone else.
The incensed star said he is ‘part of the solution’ and called the reporter a ‘snide’ for asking how much he pays in rent.
Brand’s best-selling book Revolution is described as an “anti-capitalist diatribe.” It helped him win the Plain English Campaign’s Foot in Mouth Award for 2014 with gobbledygook like this:
This attitude of churlish indifference seems like nerdish deference contrasted with the belligerent antipathy of the indigenous farm folk, who regard the hippie-dippie interlopers, the denizens of the shimmering tit temples, as one fey step away from transvestites.
If he’s calling himself a creature halfway between a hippie and a transvestite, I have to agree.
On tips from JusttheTipHQ and J. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.