1:09:00 'Much more important as a political metric [than left/right, liberal/conservative] is whether you trust and respect and place credibility in the leading institutions of authority'
I think that's why all the 'left' liberal careerists hate Brand - because they're all statists who put their faith exclusively in government institutions to deliver the changes they think we need, whether on health care, covid, climate change, social justice etc etc. They can't accept that some people might reject those institutions wholesale and look to other ways to effect change. That's why there was such outrage when Brand suggested there might not be any point voting in UK elections given the lack of acceptable options - the liberals couldn't abide criticism of the entire system as irredeemably corrupt, so they had to shoot the messenger and double down on the importance of voting and reformist engagement in the political system, ignoring how its utter failure to deliver any of its promises. The same people stood behind authoritarian govt policies during covid, and steadfastly cling to the belief that solutions to climate change will be found through international agreements... between governments completely dominated by corporate interests, as they always have been.