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Is Fascism Back In Fashion? - Russell Brand & Yuval Noah Harari

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Russell Brand discusses why people might be drawn to fascism - a clip from Under The Skin with Yuval Noah Harari (Ep #049 - Our Are Children AI Slaves?) You can listen to the entire podcast episode on iTunes, Spotify or here: https://www.russellbrand.com/podcast/049-yuval-noah-harari-children-ai-slaves/ Subscribe to my channel here: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg Unf*ck Yourself From The Modern World with my new book Recovery Get it here in US: http://tinyurl.com/ydcwz3kd Australia: https://t.co/Ri1XSonD2X UK: http://tinyurl.com/ycs8gu6b Produced & edited by Jenny May Finn (@JennyMayFinn) Music: Oliver Cadman Graphic: Gareth Jones
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Michal Budziakowski (4 days ago)
I would say that in capitalism your labor is your own resource. What your labor is worth, is determined by the market.
Karine de Castro (22 days ago)
Hey Russel! please stop interrupting Dr Harari
Picogram (1 month ago)
Yuval Harari is a typical limited but overhyped thinker. Everything he says in this video shows a limited understanding of Fascism or the nature of politics.
Picogram (1 month ago)
When the Israelis, the Jews, express pride in their Jewish heritage and even strive to rape and eliminate an entire people (Palestinians), nothing is criticised in the media. However if a German or person of European descent expresses a remote need for his people to stay the majority of his country, he needs to be stamped out, killed, as an evil fascist. In the end this is the crux of the problem that Yuval, an Israeli, does not address. Fascism has become a meaningless word that the mediatic establishment call members of the White race that express a distaste for being displaced. It has nothing to do with the original meaning of the word. Ultimately...the problem is not Fascism but the civilisational power struggle that is still going on today.
Yeti Monsta (1 month ago)
Wow, now there's two people talking shit. Everyone attempts to control their surroundings, including the people, for their own needs. Its a normal human trait. Also I think they are mostly explaining xenophobia not fascism.
Paula Cr (1 month ago)
the best, the best, the best, the best!!!!
PIB ThoughtCriminal (1 month ago)
When All the Political views are so far left or right the similarities are plain to see🙈🙉🙊
Swift Allan (2 months ago)
You look Muslim
TheCarrifaery Bear (2 months ago)
fascism = collective narcissism
TheCarrifaery Bear (2 months ago)
the idiot children who are educated by liberal brainwashing public school systems do not understand fascism, and therefore cannot see how truly fascist they are acting.
TheCarrifaery Bear (2 months ago)
sure, Hitler was earnest. and he did nothing wrong.
J M Gaming (2 months ago)
mediiskit (2 months ago)
Fascism became already popular since last 15 years feminists, anti-white racists, liberal leftists( mainly left wing zionists) and neocons( zionist right wing jews and evangelist christians) ruled academia, MSM and tech giants. They even collaborates muslim right wingers , turkish racists and black supremacists
mediiskit (2 months ago)
The guy even look like Goebbels fuck sake.
Trevor Johnston (3 months ago)
Fascism and National Socialism are different I am sick of them being conflated with each other
Enzo Ferrari (3 months ago)
The dark side is seductive because it appeals to the ego. If evil were repulsive it would by definition through exclusion not be attractive. Doing what is good is hard because it goes against our very biological directive--self preservation Christ said, and through his life showed, that the greatest thing another man can do for his friends is lay down his life. To deny his own self. Christ says take up your cross and follow me. It is an appeal to do what is burdensome and self annihilating ----patadoxically, only then can the self be most sublimely realized.
Bruised Kimchi (3 months ago)
I don't think Russell brand understands much of anything here. Yuval and he are talking at cross purposes, one about logical arguments, the other about emotional rhetoric
Nate Andrews (3 months ago)
I personally appreciate the opportunities afforded to me in the process of being exploited, especially the one where I get to continue existing.
Michael (3 months ago)
Why did I wait and set on a path of wandering the comment sections of various Youtube videos before joining Russel's channel?
Rudi van Doornegat (3 days ago)
Why is my dutch translation for this video not available yet?
GremGreene (3 months ago)
Dope Channel Russ. That means good in hood talk.
Gillette Razor (3 months ago)
At the end of the day people would rather have an authoritarian that listens and loves his/her people, rather than a totalitarian government that hates it's people. What differentiates our government from any other tyrannical government if they cannot act on the most basic result in a YES/NO vote. We are tired of not being listened to, and the fact that you are just cottoning on to this shows the blissful ignorance that the left has been living in.
S. F. (3 months ago)
Fascism feeds the ego and people who are susceptible to that need fall for it no matter what else it comes packaged with.
Danny 1488 (3 months ago)
berzubirze (4 months ago)
starting from minute 6 about beauty and seductiveness of darkness- so delicious... thanx!
Pete Peterson (4 months ago)
Muslims - fascists
sam333 (4 months ago)
i can't take a man with a silly beard like that serious, he's grown it lately to be more enlightened looking lol
laugh out loud (4 months ago)
The German uniforms for the Nazis in WW11 were specifically designed to appeal to the ego, to create a sense of superiority. The dark side always knows how to feed our insecurity.
Wes Cragg (4 months ago)
Oh please...just bring in W.C Democracy and eliminate all the useless "ism's" that plague our society. Still waiting on your reply there Russ....yup, your a people and I'm a people, so let's do the talking... remember that line?
Mich S (4 months ago)
Fascism is a left wing, collective authoritarian ideology, it is to the right of communism and got labelled right wing by the communists, but in today’s world it’s on the left, communism, fascism, socialism all collective, on the right conservatism, classical liberal, libertarian, all individualism.
EXAMPLE TEXT (3 months ago)
Fascism is spectral-syncretic.
Robin Lynn (4 months ago)
I can not see earth as anything other than a good place to come and learn what you are not. It doesn't need fixed because it serves its purpose as it is. It is intended to be full of extreme experiences and everything in between because that is how it serves its purpose. Tom Campbells "My Big TOE" at least gives a more reasonable explaination as to why the most obviously insane ideas somehow manage to increase and flourish despite being excessively foggy, hazey and unfocused in form. They somehow manage to be given the status of "normal, good, necessary or even reasonable." We get hooked into this "fight or flight" seemingly perpetual way of being insane the minute we take it too seriously and believe in it. Pick your 'ism?
The Legend (4 months ago)
Fascism is a way of life. An ideology where you put the greater good of your nation and people before you. A mere cell in a greater organism. While the depressed individualist goes to work at a restaurant to make money, the fascist goes to work to feed his people. The fascist has purpose.
aronchai (3 months ago)
brainsareus (4 months ago)
this fucking guest is annoying, he nit-picks and disagrees when there is no reason to.
stvmcr (4 months ago)
Capitalism is still the most fair
-ED- Bitcoin SV Channel (4 months ago)
Come on, the Capitalist west FUNDED FASCISM, it still does, just look at Ukraine now, puppet nation of the Capitalist US to provoke and attack Russians, exact same thing they did with Nazi Germany, also in order to attack Russians, they want to destroy the Communist ideology, that is their real target, always was. This is not coincidence, this is intentional.
Alexander Storey (4 months ago)
God I wish Ukraine was fascist. But they are not. they are neo-liberal scum at best. They invoke no original Italian fascist teaching through controlled fascist cultural or political doctrines. Therebye they are not fascist
zyzz (4 months ago)
Lol, neither of these two gimps know what Fascism is.
John Peterson (17 days ago)
He’s a chosen person, what do you expect? Aside from any deep conspiracy he obviously will say any bullshit to make the goyim neglect ethnic cohesion.
zyzz (4 months ago)
Fascism is the future
zyzz (3 months ago)
+aronchai I lol at people who present shitty takes. Lol nigga
aronchai (3 months ago)
+zyzz Lol
zyzz (3 months ago)
+aronchai Fascism is rooted in the concept of "eternal struggle" you can never destroy fascism let alone ideologies
aronchai (3 months ago)
It's quite literally the past.
ioana ilea (4 months ago)
There is no perfect political stance or ideology. But we do have tragic ones we should stay away from unless we want even more suffering.
ioana ilea (4 months ago)
I don't know about fascism, but socialism surely is.
Jim Bowden (4 months ago)
Dumb FUCK Russell.....thinks he is an intellectual !!!!! Ha Ha Ha ha aaaaaaaaaaaaa
1005psomd (5 months ago)
I look Nordic and I want to preserve my genes, there is nothing wrong with that
aronchai (3 months ago)
Put your jizz in the freezer then
Kevin Mard (5 months ago)
Yes it is, starting with yuval's home country of Israel.
Matt Verville (5 months ago)
Fascism can be proven to be the most effective way to run a country and anyone who argues that just doesn't know enough or never looked into it. The problem is when you group fascism with being racist. Just because there are dogs that bite people doesn't mean all the dogs bite
Vic Tomised (5 months ago)
If you elect a globalist puppet politician that's apparently democracy. If you elect someone who stands up for their people, they are apparently fascists. I know which one I'd choose.
Diane (5 months ago)
Without compassion and love we will never have a fairer Society ever🙏🇬🇧
Steg Sjenga (5 months ago)
Fascism is capitalist Russell. Just look at Bolsonaro.
jim crow (5 months ago)
Fascism is the conservative backlash. Everyone dreads the conservative backlash. Skinheads are a conservative backlash. Avoid the conservative backlash, stop pushing people around.
dan taylor (5 months ago)
Waste of 9 minutes the answer is yes, go outside see it for yourself.
Charlie Bunt (5 months ago)
Brand is just arguing for points and has no clue. He comes across as a total idiot with no care
Matthew Schuster (5 months ago)
End the vilification of Trump supporters and end the attack on whites as best means to bring on the Fascism to come is a system in place (as now, thanks to Democratic President Obama on December 31, 2011 gave the citizenry inability to be safe from a Hard right authoritarian, now we have criminal reform to give final part of means to create mass extermination of native tribal nations of Americans the racist calls native or Indian and then also African American poor and the poor white for unity) taken and brought forth with a welcoming to those losing power (more the illusion of ever having power by forgetting the history of class, unions, American socialism, Marxism, Civil war, poor whites in the south, Anarchy, etc); as, whites hurt in a middle class tradition weakened to broken, as all those feeling like the worst are up lifted by the one they see as a father who will keep them safe, make them feel special and awesome, and take from the weaker hated more powerless minority group. The enemy of a loved emotional leader, is seen not caring, for their humanity stripped away. Made criminal is ways of which worst attitudes grow into moral decay. Moral decay starts when morality is never relative or non existing, culture is superior as fact justifying lost humanity and pride in cruelty, as morals twisting is done using fear. The psychopaths using fear, looking strong, is moral cause that people who support the state and a single party for the state and private owner of nations fate, in getting rid of those no different in being a kind loving human being, is An Antichrist God of illusion to rational people that simply vanish.
What the fuck????
Ellar Marina (5 months ago)
I luv his accent!😂
Civisme Secret (5 months ago)
Well the obvious reason why there’s a bunch of right wings slagging of the left and calling them fascist is because they’re fascist themselves and we’re attracted to the title of it coming into fashion
odinsmeadhorn (5 months ago)
Yes, and it's about damn time... I kid, I kid!
jon hamm (5 months ago)
Hitler was the greatest leader of the past 500 years. One reason he obtained to Time magazine cover in the 1930's was for his economic miracle- turning Germany around after thorough collapse by jewish Marxists in the Weimar republic. His greatness is being rediscovered and appreciated. An artist-wanderer turned messiah- a real life story every bit as good as Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" #TGSNT
shadfurman (5 months ago)
Fascism is authoritarian national socialism. Bernie Saunders is fascist.
agreed, to demons, heaven is hell, and hell is heaven.
no. the exploited worker can always be replaced. thats why the rich create poverty, to keep the world full of whores and soldiers
Alex and the monsters (5 months ago)
interesting talk
Soren Johannesen (5 months ago)
John Soft (5 months ago)
Canada is totally in the grips of "corporate fascism".Trudeau is a fascist pig. Cheerio!
zyzz (4 months ago)
"Everyone I don't like is a Fascists"
FoodieOnTour (5 months ago)
Russel, listen for once!
VALIANT JOKER (5 months ago)
Liber 8 (5 months ago)
Russell Brand = UTTER HYPOCRITE!!! Has a net worth of $15,000,000 but still tries to portray himself as 'one of the people' He talks about the ELITE without ever acknowledging that HE IS PART OF THE ELITE!!!
Harry Wolf (5 months ago)
Virtue signalling vs an opinion.
Jenova Lee (5 months ago)
To get an idea of what the comments are like, just stick your head in a trash can 👌
zyzz (4 months ago)
Sidney Raboflatz (5 months ago)
Fascism was Left of Center, a competitor to Communism, that is why The USSR and Germany were such hated enemies. Mussolini was a Left leaning Fascist, joining with Hitler...
Mark Alan (5 months ago)
Kabbalistic Teachings are the original fascists!
Brian McEverybody (5 months ago)
The answer is yes, judging by the comments
mojopin 70 (5 months ago)
Political correctness is fascism pretending to be kind/manners.
REDDRAKON (5 months ago)
Hitler was very sincere but history is written by the winners.
oyvey (5 months ago)
the white man realises that fascism is the best system for the worker to organise in.
T7 (5 months ago)
I’m surprised Russell isn’t making more excuses for mohammedan rape gangs:) That’s a favorite hobby of Russell’s. English people literally care more about the welfare of foxes and jihadis than their own children:)
Ziggy’s Revenge (5 months ago)
It’s back because people are seeing documentaries such as https://youtu.be/9ZBfEcQgULI Which provide factual evidence proving what we are taught in history books and at school are a lie, that both world wars were to benefit rich men and to create Wall Street and enable sweat shops and slavery to be continued while shutting down western industries... all our grandfathers and fellow countrymen caught against one another for NOTHING. We’re now seeing the affects of the wars and everything they fought to defend has been a lie also. Every country is screwed and the Elite banksters and so fourth benefit from our hard earned wages, where we can barely afford a thing and our kids are raised by the school system. we have no family interest and are forced to believe that multiculturalism is a good thing when it forces one culture to not express there’s and the other to push there’s in the others face... when really we are all diverse and need space. Our kids all turn out to be fuck ups, our food is over priced and taxes, fuel, healthcare, finance, the rise of homelessness is never ending. ‘the war on drugs’ ‘terrorism’ is a fucking global joke as we basically find all the terrorists or were once allies and stab them in the back, invade some poor fuckers country and bleed their country dry if all natural resources and just move on to the next beautiful country and destroy it all to find our vile system of filth. politicians do t give a shit and divide the people for 1 and make money and cause wars but don’t fight in them.. our countries are full of crime, murder, half the rich men who do run the world are weird demon worshippers or paedopholes... our whole system is fucking disgusting. and it was very different 70 years ago. I think people need to wake up to be honest, start doing some more research from both sides of the story before commenting and then realising that we’re stuck in the mud and aren’t progressing. They hide technologies that can clean our planet and give clean water to all, they force the people against one another and cause all wars which cause us to fight in the first place.. and you know what. WE THE PEOPLE NEVER WANT TO FIGHT ITS ALWAYS CAUSED BY SOMEONE RICH AND FAR FAR AWAY! Or they’re caused by past events which is like one big ricochet.
Feersumenjinn (5 months ago)
The curiosity for me is it appears the moderate left is increasingly being informed by its more radical elements, leftists often tacitly support their extremist brethren by not challenging extremist rhetoric in their ranks. The focus on fascism is odd considering how unpopular that idea is even within the political right. Nobody wishes to be associated with fascism especially right wingers who work to distance themselves selves from far right extremist ideology. Which of course is why it's such an easy trope for the left to use against them. Weaponised language is a standard leftist tactic of course name calling is common to both sides as we appear to become increasingly partisan across the west. The so called rise of the right across the west in my opinion is not a far right resurgence but a conservative one, as leftist orthodoxy has become mainstream espoused even by traditionally conservative political parties and the media at large the conservative members of society have to move further right for representation as a response to the rather more silly ideas of the left which is currently unchecked. The right wing unchecked descends into nationalist supremacist authoritarianism whereas the left unchecked descends into collectivist authoritarianism, neither of which is desirable and both of which have left a huge pile of corpses in their wake. This current pull to the right I believe to a corrective mechanism to bring society back to the centre ground unfortunately the media is primarily leftist ( in the UK at least ) so the narrative of the right is largely expunged, a dangerous trend forcing conservatives to look elsewhere to less responsible sources for representation. I recommend a return to the middle ground by challenging the leftist narratives and in time the right will take care of itself. Fascism isn't really the issue here for me but radical leftism is,as its refusal to appreciate that 50% of the population are likely to be temperamentally conservative is driving people to the right and with nowhere to go on the moderate right they end up in heading further right than may normally be the case. There was an interesting case I observed recently in the UK where a man attending a right wing political March was interviewed by the media expressed the view that although he wanted to see change he found the views of some on the march distasteful but he had nowhere else to go.
Warren Latham (5 months ago)
Too many confusing fascism and nazi ideology!
Warren Latham (5 months ago)
I think Hitler was laughing at the masses he used them all then attempted to destroy them!
Jilden Davs (5 months ago)
I'm a blue eyed blonde woman and have suffered because of this attitude towards us. Racism.
Jilden Davs (5 months ago)
Have a look at Secret Sources Illustrations watch the documentary that she recommends, she and nine others are fact checking this documentary. She is a retired police detective.
Graham Lyons (5 months ago)
Russell ought to shair some of his hair with Yuval.
terry knowles (5 months ago)
Q. WHAT IS FASCISM ?. the uk national curriculum n schools describes rightly nazi germany as an example. we all agree with that.. BUT it fails miserably to point out that as the Only type.. it fails to even mention soviet union laft wing fascism. .when as we all know Many many more millions died in left wing facisim thsn died in Germanys attempt at facisim.. freedom of thought without being hated and abused for having different opinions is democracy. shutting down others is itself fascist.
Joe OConnor (5 months ago)
UN globalist tyrannical policies spreading across the planet is creating the migration problem part of agenda 21 and 30
justgivemethetruth (5 months ago)
you are not powerful if you are exploited, that is a dumb statement. This is why abortion is illegal and we are programmed and ordered to have children or be looked at askance ... because we must have far too many workers exactly so that workers are not important, and they remain cheap and insecure.
John King (5 months ago)
Russell. Yes, Fascism is back in fashion. You don't think that simple-minded idiots claiming that people shouldn't vote could be anything to do with it. Do you?
grimble (5 months ago)
Yes it is. It has been on the rise since the Bill Clinton / Al Gore administration. Neo-fascism. The old emperor in new clothes. America is about to become a dictatorship. It affects the whole Western culture because America rule. They want to control the world.
anders damin (5 months ago)
Notice how when they speak of a person in general, they always make it a male. This is sexism.
Goose Green (5 months ago)
If antifa is anything to to by it would seem behaving like a fascist is all the rage at the moment
Tim Smith (5 months ago)
If Aldous Snow can't solve our modern dilemma, who can?
Garron Helm (5 months ago)
Is it fascist to highlight the fact you're becoming a minority in your homeland and your culture is being erased? #FuckCulturalMarxism Btw, Adolf Hitler wasn't a Fascist, he was a National Socialist.
G. Spencer Travers (5 months ago)
At about 2:29, Russell demonstrates what the axis of socialist evil actually is. To achieve Hitler's utopia of Aryan dominance, the wealth of those who had earned it- the jews- had to be expropriated and redistributed to those who had not- everyone complicit in the final solution- and this methodology is being extolled by Russell. I don't think I have ever been more disappointed in him.
Gilfoyle Shanks (5 months ago)
Who knew that so many actual Nazis watched russell brand
zyzz (2 months ago)
+MrRjizz Yeh of course, there a lot of very christian fascists who prefer Codreanu over others. People need to learn more about the different strands of Third Position ideology, you should check out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC_YBlirWejLzfmrnzw6RXA. He makes the best Fascist content
MrRjizz (2 months ago)
+zyzz agreed, but people do define different kind of fascism as the same all the time you can listen to the video as a example where the guy define fascism as german fascism thats why i always define what fascist movement i resonate with
zyzz (2 months ago)
+MrRjizz Fascism is unique to each and every country/people but they all share similar principles. No one is saying Mussolini's Fascism is the same as Hitler's National Socialism
MrRjizz (2 months ago)
+zyzz Sure i did but i was trying to Define the too because people think they are the same thing when german fascism is a spin of Italian Fascism and defining the to as one of the same is not really correct
zyzz (2 months ago)
+MrRjizz read what I wrote
m s (5 months ago)
It is for the left pal .freedom of speach ? The harrassment and ultra quick jailing of Tommy robinson for stateing facts. How much pedaphillia can you stand ?
Adam Stevens (5 months ago)
Excellent point that Fascism is almost always portrayed as ugly and unambiguously evil in both entertainment and school-book history while failing to portray what was so compelling about it for the people involved. There is one piece of entertainment from the last couple of years that did a pretty good job with it, which was Woody Harrelson's character in War for Planet of the Apes. He was clearly dictatorial/fascist, but he was in a position that most people could empathize with to some degree.
trev moffatt (5 months ago)
Anti-Immigration and anti-free trade are not yet fascism. They could be heading toward that ballpark, but they could just mark a return to more paleo forms of conservatism. Which in some ways is worse, at least with fascism, you know what you're up against - you can fight it. And generally speaking it's a short term spasm. Whereas this new Old Conservative order might be around for a long time, might become a permanent fixture. Basically a slow but steady return to the 19th century. Which as I see it, is a by-product of three key developments - Firstly, the revival of more primitive forms of capitalism; secondly, the end of communism, and thirdly, the social engineering engendered by both Liberal and Conservative governments, which endeavoured to increase the size of the petty business class. The Petty Bourgeois being a key social group in terms of reactionary politics.
ANDRES Catella (5 months ago)
chester clarke (5 months ago)
the Nazis where/are bad, fascism isnt necessarily bad. one thing that has occurred to me is why did the Germans, where one of the nations most tolerant to Jews in Europe, resort to the ghettos and the holocaust after the great depression. I suspect the German people after falling fowl of the great depression caused by the New York stock exchange then fell fowl of Jewish money lending. you can call me racist but it makes sense. things arnet always black and white who the badies and the goodies are
Mack Mack (5 months ago)
We live under fascism now. Elitist liberalism is about as fascist as you can get. Outside of your upper class bubble Mr. Brand. Politicians are doing their level best to enrage and demean the already beleaguered British people.
RnD (5 months ago)
Jurij Vukelic (5 months ago)
This bold guy is full of shit. The only way you get power is if you go out of grid and ignore false system. If you ignore it than they don't own you.

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