The following excerpt is from “Off Brand: Why Russell Brand Is The Latest Celebrity To Fall Out Of Favor With The Authoritarian Left”, which was first published on The Daily Wire. Click here to read it there.

The political Left has officially kicked actor Russell Brand out of their trenches and into no man’s land.

“I once admired Russell Brand. But his grim trajectory shows us where politics is heading,” declared Guardian columnist George Monbiot.

“We have lost Russel Brand,” echoed The New Statesman, bemoaning his descent into “right-wing signaling.” And The Spectator published a piece called: “The unmaking of Russell Brand: How the left’s hero fell out of favour.”

All of this about the man who was once called “the best thing that has happened to the left in years.”

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Brand is now part of a growing number who ran afoul of the progressive dogma over one tiny little thing and discovered quickly how censorious the modern Left is.

He joins Piers Morgan, J. K. Rowling, Bill Maher, Joe Rogan, Bari Weiss, Naomi Wolfe, Elon Musk, and other far-from-conservative-but-nevertheless-disowned-by-the-Left celebrities that have found themselves in the same place.

The reality is, the comedian, like the others, would still define himself as a liberal. But the classic liberal of the ’90s who “spoke truth to power,” fought against crony capitalism and big business, and was at the forefront of protecting freedom of speech no longer has a home in the new political Left in America.

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Mark Meckler is president of Convention of States.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.