Actor Russell Brand took to Youtube Wednesday to compare terrorist group ISIS to conservatives, eventually coming to the conclusion that conservatives in power were worse than ISIS.
Brand was recording yet another video aimed at attacking Fox News when he made the statements about ISIS. He was responding to Fox host Greg Gutfeld’s comments about Brand’s racism and hypocritical comments on Ferguson.
“While Russell Brand is lecturing the United States on bigotry, the deadliest form of bigotry, radical Islam…,” Gutfeld said in the clip shown before Brand cuts it off.
“That’s not the deadliest form of bigotry. The deadliest forms of bigotry are the forms of bigotry that protect, enhance or enforce our existing power structures,” Brand said with a laugh.
Brand expanded on this idea.
“Whilst there is no doubt that the emergent phenomena of ISIS and the fear and the barbarism generated from that is really, really frightening, it’s not anywhere near as frightening as the existing power structures. I could be crushed in an instant by the United States or the corporations that it represents. The fear incited by ISIS is a convenient prod to keep us all toeing the line,” he said.
“I’m not saying ISIS is not real, of course they are real. I’m saying they are not as frightening as the people already in power.”
Brand said in the video that the people he considered “in power” were American conservatives.
“When they say conservative, what are they trying to conserve?” Brand mused. “Actually, it’s hatred. They are trying to conserve misery. They are trying to conserve existing power structures where conservatives are the only relevant one.”
Watch the full video below: