On the Left versus the Right

I don’t agree with them kinda labels because I think it’s very prohibitive and will prevent us advancing, so I would never condemn anyone as being not a nice person – But like that brilliant Russian writer, who spent most of his days in the ol’ Gulag as a consequence of this kinda belief system, said, he was called Solzhenitsyn, he said, “the line between good and evil runs not between culture, religion or creeds but through every human heart.” So I recognize in myself the capacity for selfishness, for lustfulness, for egotism, and because I recognise those qualities in myself I would prefer a culture that didn’t celebrate, exacerbate, stimulate the most negative aspects of our species; inculcate them, reward them financially, till we get to a kind of cultural hysteria where we destroy the planet.
– Russell Brand