Almost puked when I saw the cover. Cant believe this guy, so carelessly ripped Ron Paul's Campaign logo...
I wrote a concise review on amazon. For those of you who thinks it would be helpful, don't hesitate to vote as much: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1YHJNVZPRV6LZ&tag=bullnotbull-20
This review is from: Revolution (Hardcover)
This emblem is a symbol of free market libertarianism. He totally just tried to rip it from Ron Paul(and Ernie Hancock, its creator). Was it to try and hijack the meaning and its power? All for ideas that have been tried over an over. Ohh the irony...
Your post: Dec 31, 2014 9:51:15 AM PST
This is the first comment I have ever made regarding the use of this artwork that I have been credited with creating. I was inspired by a similar logo I remember seeing associated with the Beatles' back... a long time ago. The 'logo' was created as part of a campaign I ran here in Arizona in 2006 (do an image search for "Still Voting?" and you'll see our first use of the artwork). Ron Paul has been a regular speaker at our Freedom Summits here in Phoenix since 2001 and I knew that the philosophy he would advocate in his run for POTUS would be best represented by the 'LOV3olution' artwork. The impact on people here in Arizona during its limited exposure in 2006 convinced us immediately the role this concept would have on the planet when combined with the history and rhetoric of Dr. Ron Paul. The only "ownership" I claimed to the artwork was only enough to make sure that no one "owned" it and that it would be as open source as the Peace Symbol.
So as Russell Brand continues his journey towards the philosophy of a "Peaceful and Voluntary leave me aloneist world" I am encouraged by the spreading of the idea that revolutions based in love are not only desired but possible. If Russell strays too far from 'the Brand', there will be plenty of us to remind him and his supporters of why this particular piece of art was so powerful so quickly. While we may disagree on many things, I am of the opinion that most activist are motivated by the desire to do good. Libertarian philosophy needs to remind as many as possible that only good means will produce a good result. And I think Mr. Brand is on this path of awareness.
Ernest Hancock - Publisher FreedomsPhoenix