For someone who describes fame as ashes in his mouth, he's certainly pulling plenty of publicity stunts and getting some well-deserved verbal bitch slaps in return (of which this Open Letter to Russell Brand is the most entertaining).
Talking about a RevolutionBut what is this sudden impulse to take up thy hammer and sickle and walk all about? From what I can gather, it's not much more than a publicity stunt that's a combination of self-aggrandising, self-promotion and seeking sympathy for drug abusers. The most intelligible summary I could find is the Trews page on Wikipedia. This lists his prevailing themes as follows:
- a concern with widening income inequality
- the two-party system of mature democracies doesn't offer true opposition, so voting is futile
- the combination of democracy and the consumer economy support each other in a corrupt flamboyant bohemian fashion
- the media works for Big Capital so the news of Big Media should be treated with scepticism
- a focus on economic growth has lead to the neglect of spiritual and environmental concerns
- if you don't give us what we want we might have to stage a revolution