Open Letter To Russell Brand - CoinAxis

Open Letter To Russell Brand - CoinAxis

Open letter to Russell Brand

Dear Russell:

I just finished watching your interview with Jeremy Paxman, aside from Mr. Paxman being a trite individual, it was fantastic exchange of new ideas vs. old.  I'm sure you were expecting Sinead O'Conner, or Miley Cyrus to write you this open-air missive.  Alas, I'm going to underwhelm you, because my fame and fortune are nonexistent.  So, here it is, you get me, Michael, writing you in hopes to get your attention to some important issues, in which are pertinent to your revolutionary interview.

As you summarized in your interview, people that have any sense, realize that voting changes nothing. Voting is an occupation for the disillusioned, the elderly, and hopeful tyrants.  We all know that voting for a new master every four years, still doesn't make you free.  Even still, the capacity to vote on people's fundamental human rights is the antithesis of freedom.  Yet, this is the paradigm we live under, and are born into.  In the United States there are approximately 240,000,000 people who are of voting age.  In the 2012 elections, the total votes cast was approximately 130,000,000.  That's a deficit of 110,000,000 people.  It ends up around 65,000,000 people elect a supposed "leader" for the remaining 310,000,000.  Of those voting, only a small percentage actually know what & how the government works.  Although, they parrot the talking points like good citizens, as their smug partisan destroy lives.

In 2012 the FEC stated that $7 billion dollars was spent on the elections, with the large banking institutions leading the charge.  Most of it was spent on marketing.  Controlling the narrative in the media, and greasing the hands of the well connected. It's a revolving door of political incest, and none of them care about anything other than the status quo. Free indeed.

Stop voting, stop pretending, wake up. Be in reality now, time to be in reality now.  Why vote, we know it's not going to make any difference, we know that already. ~ Russell Brand

If the oligarchy can payout 7 billion in an election cycle, then the only chance the average person has, is to do guerilla marketing.  What does that mean?  It means writing open letters to the people that have a voice in media (you see what I did there?).  It means introducing new ideas to your community, and making changes from the ground up.  You know, I found it so enlightening to see someone in your position in the media, that would take such a stance against voting (and the system).  I'm sure in people's heart of hearts, they are in agreement with you. I'd like to see more of this from you, except next time, turn it up a notch or twelve.  

So why am I writing you?  There is a unique opportunity for you assist in championing the cause for BITCOIN.  You have a good sense of what's right and what's wrong, and you have a humorous meld of eloquence in your delivery.  I don't have to necessarily say it, but you're good at what you do.  However, in my opinion, you're missing the mark on where the systemic problems really lie.  Sure politicians, and corporations collude to extract every bit of resource & money out of the world populace; however, you've missed the fundamental question.  "Where does they money come from?" 

You may know that the world operates on a debt-based monetary system, with the US dollar used as the reserve currency.  Imagine a couple of seedy characters in a dark basement of the Federal Reserve Bank, printing money at will.  Although, it's not in a dark basement, it's a huge marble & granite edifice, and the printing are merely keystrokes on a computer.  The characters are the large banks.  They create the monetary bubble, they profit from it, then they burst the bubble, and they profit from it, while consolidating the wealth & assets in their coffers. A few decades of this, they have a destroyed monetary system with endless bubbles, dollar devaluation, corporate bailouts, government corruption.  It's all about the money.

apathy doesn't come from us, the people.  The apathy comes from the politicians, they are apathetic to our needs, they're only interested in servicing the needs of corporations. ~ Russell Brand

The system of banking & government largesse can only exist inside this debt-based currency system.  Don't forget fractional reserve banking, and financial derivatives market, in which there are $1.2 Quadrillion dollars worth.  The only way this system can sustain itself, is to increase the debt, which increases the money flowing into the banks & corporations.  Not money flowing into corporations from valid product sales & services, but through the stock market.  Blowing up financial bubble after financial bubble.  Every bubble that bursts consolidates wealth more. The bubbles are fueled by the FED.  

Back to bitcoin.  If you don't know what it is, I'd be happy to be your personal bitcoin consultant.  Bitcoin is a digital currency that is decentralized, and not controllable by any central government, or organization.  It's a payment system and money rolled into one.  It can't be inflated into oblivion, it can cross borders easily, and can be used globally.  It's gold 2.0, it's the kryptonite of the banking system and errant governments.  And when the shit hits the fan (like Cyprus), and they come looking for turnips to squeeze, they'll be out of luck.  It's truly the people's currency.  It's the honey badger of money.

Here's what I ask of you:

  1. If you don't know about bitcoin, learn about it (the Consultancy offer still stands, you can contact me on this site)
  2. If you don't own bitcoin, buy some.
  3. Promote promote promote bitcoin, it's the catalyst for change.
  4. Use bitcoin, sell your comedy specials for bitcoin, convince your colleagues to use bitcoin.
  5. Promote it some more, help make it a cause.

I say when there is a genuine alternative, a genuine option, then vote for that.  ~ Russell Brand

Here is your genuine alternative, and you don't have to wait until November 5th to vote for it.  You spoke with great certainty of the revolution that is coming.  As a non-violent, and peaceful person, the notion of a revolution tends to make me envision the abhorrent violence that usually is associated with revolution.  The information revolution is well on it's way, and now it's time to create a peaceful bitcoin revolution, and vote with our bitcoins!  I'm going to leave you with a quote that is not yours; however, it drives the point home on how much work is left to be done.

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.  ~ Upton Sinclair

Best Regards,




P.S.  Russell, you're still dragging your feet in regards to bitcoin.  Time to get with the program!


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  • Guest - ROb

    I was pleasantly surprised to see the level of passion Brand had during this interview. He either absolutely believes what he is saying (or he is an incredible actor), but I must say, this performance is his best.

    I truly believe voting is mere illusion, and this is evidenced with the fact that problems do not change - they tend to just get more problematic with each passing year. You turn on the news and are bombarded with trivial discussions on politics and policy, but there never seems to be a solution. We only get to see our elected officials passing the buck.

    It's all propaganda. I do not say that lightly. If you understand what propaganda is, you'll understand that it is a tool for war.

    Without accountability and oversight, Government has taken on the role of religion. We're all just supposed to take it on "faith" that these politicians are protecting our interests as a people.

  • Rob, The most important point you made: "government has taken on the role of religion". This couldn't be a more accurate statement. A casual scan of most social networks & comment sections, you'll see them inundated with left/right partisans. It's part of the human condition....unfortunately.

  • "Regular" currencies like euros and dollars are also fully dependent on the internet. As do the payment systems we use to pay with these currencies (such as credit cards, online banking and paypal).

    Almost every single euro or dollar out there exists only digital, and the 1% of money that still exists in physical form (i.e. metal coins and paper bill notes) is completely insignificant. Make no illusions about this: no internet = no payment whatsoever, no matter if we're talking bitcoins, euros or dollars.

    (P.S. this was actually a reply to "Guest - dkirkwood", but somehow the comment system doesn't seem to link my reply to his post)

    Comment last edited on about 5 years ago by Benjamin
  • Benjamin, this is an excellent point that many people don't realize. Thank you for pointing that out

  • Guest - Jon Danzig

    As Sir Winston Churchill once said, democracy is the worst form of government - apart from all the others. In countries where there is no vote, dictatorship governments can rule for decades with no opportunity for the people to get rid of them. How much those people envy our right to fire a government with the simple use of a vote.

    Read my blog in response to Russell Brand: ‘Can’t vote or don’t vote?’

  • I'm afraid that is the illusion of voting, that's why burdensome, anti-human laws that have been "democratically" empowered, are rarely repealed. It's painfully obvious that voting changes nothing. Governments, by their nature, do everything they can to maintain power. Governments that use a debt-based monetary system, will always have to grow. The politicians that are "elected" do nothing for the betterment of the people, when it's the government itself that is restricting progress.
    All of the things that you stated in your blog is happening now, inside a democratic republic. Whether it's a dictatorship, or a democracy, the government will always protect itself first, and foremost.
    This is good to stimulate ideas! Thanks again Jon!

  • Guest - dkirkwood

    isn't a fundemental problem w. bitcoin the reliance on the internet? the problem with that, is the internet exists only at the pleasure of governments --governments control the real estate for servers, cables, etc. Given that, the whole idea onlly works if the powers that be allow it to be--and of course, that is not likely if it circumvents gov approved financial systems. What is your answer to that?

  • Sure, part of the fundamental nature of bitcoin is that it relies on the internet. But, this is a global internet. If one country decided to shutdown the internet, this wouldn't impact bitcoin users, unless they lived there. If the US shutdown the internet, then you'd see a revolution by the weeks end. Not likely scenario.
    The beauty of bitcoin, is that it doesn't care if TPTB "allow" it. It exists on the global network in spite of their feelings. That cannot be said about gold, silver, or cash. In 1933 the US confiscated all privately owned gold. If the dollar fails, what's to stop them from doing the same now?

  • Guest - steve from virginia

    The revolution will have the centers of London, Paris, Shanghai, New York and Washington burned out w/ millions dead. That's how revolutions work, they're messy.

    Today's revolutionaries don't want to talk about burning out the centers of the world's big cities because it isn't sexy, it's dangerous and repellent, the would-be revolutionaries might get arrested as subversive.

    Brand = character out of Monty Python.

  • Steve, the realist side of me agrees with you. My misplaced notion that we have evolved past the violence is holding the "warm and fuzzy" side of my brain. We can always hope that change will come peacefully.

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