Comedian Russell Brand On the Pre-Christian Man
“If like the Celtic people we revered the rivers we would prioritise this sacred knowledge and curtail the attempts of any that sought to pollute the rivers. If like the Nordic people we believed the souls of our ancestors lived in the trees, this connection would make mass deforestation anathema. If like the native people of America we believed God was in the soil what would our intuitive response be to the implementation of fracking?” ~ Russell Brand (Newstatesman)
I’m neither endorsing nor rejecting Russell Brand’s political views. I’m simply sharing a quote from a famous comedian and pop culture icon that discusses the world of the Pre-Christian man.
“The function and benefits of these belief matrixes have been lost, with good reason. They were socialist, egalitarian and integrated.”
I don’t get it. He credits Paganism with an egalitarian and integrating approach to life and nature, then says it’s good that those ways are lost. Does he think egalitarianism is a bad thing? Or was he just making a joke? I honestly cannot tell.
October 29, 2013 at 8:57 am
No, he wasn’t saying that it was good that these things were lost. I guess this post is a little confusing out of context and I should probably explain the context of the quote. Russell Brand has his own socialist and egalitarian political beliefs. I think he’s saying that the current system has abolished man’s connection with the Earth to make life less egalitarian and more hegemonic. I simply posted this quote because I liked the last part about pre-christian man’s connection to the Earth. So maybe I should just get rid of the first part, since that is confusing things.
October 29, 2013 at 9:18 am