Well, I don’t get my authority from this preexisting paradigm, which is quite narrow and only serves a few people

from Russell Brand – Call for Revolution, Pt. 1 [Interview on BBC Newsnight] on Rap Genius

Meaning

Brand explains further in his lengthy piece on revolution for the New Statesman:

I have never voted. Like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics. Like most people I regard politicians as frauds and liars and the current political system as nothing more than a bureaucratic means for furthering the augmentation and advantages of economic elites. Billy Connolly said: “Don’t vote, it encourages them,” and, “The desire to be a politician should bar you for life from ever being one.”

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