Well, That Just About Sums it Up for Russell Brand

Remember when I said I’d never found Sarah Silverman to be all that funny?

Well, she’s Bill Hicks in comparison to Russell Brand.

And Johnny Rotten?

He’s Noam Chomsky, Paul Krugman and Nicholas Katzenbach all rolled into one – also in comparison to Russell Brand.

England’s most famous punk rocker is not impressed with one of its famous comedian-turned-revolutionaries.

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, of the Sex Pistols, is all for making life better for working class people. But he thinks that one of the central prescriptions in comedian-turned-activist Russell Brand’s new book, Revolution—to not vote—is not only stupid, but ends up giving the powers-that-be exactly what they want: yet more reasons to ignore protest.

“It’s the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard. So damn ignorant,” he told Guardian.com’s Polly Toynbee in a video interview. “You have to vote. You have to make a change. You’re given lousy options, yes. But better that than nothing at all.”

Lydon, who has long been a national symbol of protest and defiance, said that Brand’s rejection of voting was “the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard. He told The Guardian, “ You must not forget, 100 years ago, who could vote here? And to have that so easily and flippantly ignored, in that lazy-ass ‘I take drugs and tell not-funny jokes’ way, it’s just—very poor… You have to vote.”

Remember, if one of the Sex Pistols legitimately sounds like a history and political science scholar in comparison to the crap you’re spewing, its time to admit what you are: The Amy Winehouse of politics.

Take Amy’s final cue, Russell, before England (or the U.S.) manages to conjure up a real-life Alan B’Stard and he manages to gain power – because idiots like Russell Brand have convinced the working classes not to vote.

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