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October 7, 2023 | People We Should Know: Russell Brand

John Rubino is a former Wall Street financial analyst and author or co-author of five books, including The Money Bubble: What to Do Before It Pops and Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom. He founded the popular financial website in 2004, sold it in 2022, and now publishes John Rubino’s Substack newsletter.

British comedian/actor/podcaster Russell Brand by his own admission ran a bit wild when he first got famous, abusing various substances and behaving, as he puts it, “very, very promiscuously.

It’s not surprising, then, that he’d end up being accused of some questionable behavior. And recently that happened, as 10-year-old accounts of sexual harassment and assault have surfaced simultaneously in several legacy media outlets.

Obviously, only the participants know what really happened. And this post is not about those things. It’s about the timing. In the past couple of years, Brand has been speaking out against the depredations of the Aristocracy while his audience soared to over 6 million on YouTube alone. And only then, a decade after the alleged events, has a coordinated media attack begun.

The obvious conclusion is that Brand’s attitudes and audience have made him a threat to the elite agenda of turning us into sick, depressed debt slaves. This is part of a pattern: When a dissenting voice begins to gain traction, the legacy media and political class start rooting around for dirt with which to take them out of the game.

It’s worth noting that the censorship industrial complex views Russell Brand as not just a target, but as an excuse to go after Rumble, the YouTube competitor on which Brand has a big following. From a recent Guardian article:

This Russell Brand story gets stranger and stranger by the day. Last night it was revealed that a senior MP had written letters to multiple social media companies requesting information on Russell Brand’s income and covertly pressuring them into either demonetizing or removing his accounts.

The news broke when video-hosting platform Rumble posted a screenshot of their letter, along with their official response, on Twitter.

In the letter, Dame Caroline Dinenage MP – chair of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee – requests to know “whether Mr Brand is able monetize his content”“whether Rumble intends to join YouTube [in suspending monetization]” and what steps they are taking to “ensure that creators are not able to use the platform to undermine the welfare of victims”.

It was later revealed that near-identical letters had been sent to the offices of X(Twitter) and TikTok.

Rumble’s response was perfect:

Much more to come

This is absolutely not the end. The “censorship/industrial complex” that destroyed Parler when it became the world’s most downloaded app and de-platformed Harvard and Stanford scientists for questioning pandemic lockdowns would love to eliminate Rumble and Substack, among other freewheeling platforms. Put another way, the Aristocracy has weaponized the media and political/legal systems to eliminate dissent of any kind. So expect this story to take some bizarre and disturbing turns before it ends.

Here’s a sampling of Russell Brand videos that show just how “over the target” he is:

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October 7th, 2023

Posted In: John Rubino Substack

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