Is politics for the likes of you and me?

Hola. Hope you are well.

Here’s what I wrote in this very blog in Nov 2013

then a few days ago this happened .

I’m obviously some kind of modern day Nostradamus figure.

There’s been a high level of snootiness from certain sections of the media (the sections you could probably predict) towards the Russell Brand/Ed Miliband interview.

It’s almost as if these people think that political discussion can only take place in their newspapers/tv programmes. Yet Russell Brand despite not being part of the mainstream media, housing The Trews (True News) on YouTube,  has over 1 million subscribers and more than 150 000 people regularly watch his videos.

I imagine (I haven’t done any research) that a good percentage of his viewers are dissatisfied with party politics and/or the reporting of it in mainstream media.

Instead of being critical of Ed Miliband speaking with Russell Brand, I think more MPs should try to reach those people who are disengaged by the status quo of politics. Unless of course the political elite don’t want a well informed, empowered electorate, challenging policy and seeking alternative solutions.

That’s why I don’t believe, putting an X in a box every 5 years is democracy. This should just be the start of our involvement with politics.

In Other Political News: my mate Prong2 (from my radio show) has written the unofficial song for the General Election, watch the video here.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

@anunknowncomic

Should you have time, listen to my comedy Prongcasts

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2 thoughts on “Is politics for the likes of you and me?

  1. You are indeed a sayer of sooth. I’l bet Prong 2’s song is top notch. This here laptop regards “buffering” as its prime objective so could you please get him to record it onto a tape (VHS) and send it over . Before the election. So I know who to vote-not vote for. Cheers.

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