During a recent interview with Details, seasoned Hollywood actor, Woody Harrelson, openly expressed his aversion to politics, referring to himself as an anarchist in the true sense of the word, and also criticised Obama’s perpetuation of the wars in the Middle East, comparing him to Richard Nixon, who similarly promised to pull out of Vietnam, yet upon being voted into office went on to in fact escalate the conflict there.
Harrelson, most known for his debut role as bartender Woody Boyd in sitcom Cheers, yet who is also recognised for starring in movies such as Natural Born Killers, No Country for Old Men and The Hunger Games, didn’t beat around the bush in the interview with the online mens magazine and in response to a question about ‘Democrats’, likened the world of politics to that of synchronised swimming, saying: “They all kneel and kiss the ring”. The anti-establishment actor then went on to quite rightly state how “The government may change faces from time to time, but it’s not like we fight wars for democracy – we fight wars for capitalism and for oil”, before declaring himself an anarchist and saying people could be just fine looking after themselves.
And it’s this last point of Woody’s that is the most significant. The vast majority of us would indeed do just fine without a mass of men in dark suits lording over our lives, but because we’re told to look outside of ourselves to figures of illusory authority for direction from an early age instead of simply taking responsibility for ourselves (which is all ‘anarchy’ really is), most do not even contemplate, let alone comprehend this and instead predictably envisage a world without government as chaotic and hellish.
Harrelson is obviously aware of how the government doesn’t truly represent the people as it purports and that there are far more peaceful and freer alternatives to it, should people only engage their own minds, and considering the fact that the masses are still highly receptive to ‘celebrity’, the more he airs his opinions on such topics, the better.