Russell Brand and Marxism

Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe -- BBC, 2015, 4:11 --

A brilliant satire on comedian Russell Brand's communist/socialist politics. Students generally recognize Brand (formerly married to singer Katy Perry) and although this is humorous marxist rhetoric, it is nevertheless true. In the Truevolution episodes, Brand analyzes commercials (aka "mind control pellets") demonstrating how they preserve the status quo of inequality and social oppression. The language used here is particularly impressive and serves as a fine example of the conflict perspective applied to everyday life. 

Truevolution 1 (commercials & Ikea):
Truevolution 2 (kids shows):
Russell Brand as Prime Minister: