Woody ambushes woke Left

by PAUL COLLITS – WE MAY have progress. The actor Woody Harrelson, who has contributed his fair share of horror stories in his time, has landed a nuclear bomb in a stand-up routine on Saturday Night Live

In the skit, he pretends to have found a movie script. “Okay, so the movie goes like this,” he said. “The biggest drug cartels in the world get together and buy up all the media and all the politicians and force all the people in the world to stay locked in their homes. 

Woody Harrelson has used comedy to shine a light on a grim reality. And the punchline is, it is all too crazy to believe.

“And people can only come out if they take the cartel’s drugs and keep taking them over and over.

“I threw the script away. I mean, who is going to believe that crazy idea being forced to do drugs?”


Of the (probably) tens of thousands of words I have read (and written) on the pandemic tyranny, I am yet to see a crisper summary of the past three years. It was a bulls-eye.

Big Pharma a drug cartel? Yep. Buy up all the media? Too easy. Buy up the politicians? Trembling, useful idiots. Imprison the people of the world in their homes? Yes, that really happened. And the folks took the drugs, and kept taking them? Yep, despite the fact they don’t work and can kill you.

The story too crazy to be bought by a film company? That’s right. You could not have made this up. Former Blackrock Investment manager Ed Dowd called Harrelson’s intervention “devastating”.

And libertarian author Jeffrey Tucker noted something else. The gag fell flat. That tells a story.

Obviously, the no-doubt woke PC audience didn’t get the point of the story? Were they ashamed of their own idiocy? Or, just like the rest of the cult, is it just all too much to admit that they were conned. We have all been conned.

No one likes to have conning episodes revealed. As they say, a conspiracy theory is something that the average punter just cannot conceive to have happened in the way described. Tucker headlined his article “the pain of truth”.

Some years ago, I saw an updated Yes Minister play in which “climate change” became the core joke. Very few in the audience laughed. Some things you just can’t laugh at, like Catholics back in the day confronted by (the hilarious) Dave Allen.

Tucker notes: “There has been a conspiracy of silence and still is. The trauma was so deep and the politicisation of the episode so intense that major voices are still silent about it.


“Harrelson’s comment likely will not change that. The usual people will emerge to condemn him as a conspiracy theorist and probably claim that he has been listening too much to QAnon, whatever that is, or that he has been hypnotised by some red-pilled influencer. He has certainly made himself a target.”

And sure enough…

American social commentator Tom Woods notes that, as if to prove Harrelson’s point, the PGGWC (progressive, green, globalist, woke, COVID) media went into a tizz.

Woods highlights Huff Post, Variety, Rolling Stone and The Daily Beast: “Note the verb choices, too – ‘spews’, ‘rambles’ – intended to denigrate the speaker. And of course ‘conspiracy’, the ultimate dumb-guy putdown.

“To my mind Harrelson is wrong about 90 per cent of the time, but when he’s right, it tends to be – as in this case – about something fairly important.

“But good for him, making the kind of observation that hundreds of people in public life would be making if we lived in a normal society.”

The Australian woke media joined in. For SBS, Harrelson is, you guessed it, a conspiracy theorist, the current, superficial insult of choice.

Similar terms such as “homophobe” and “climate emergency” allow the perpetrator of the insult to assert it as if it is known by the reader or audience to be uncontroversially true.

That is a fine trick if you can pull it off. No need for evidence or argument. And, after a while, those reading or hearing the use of these terms barely question them.

SBS, it should be noted, now uses Aboriginal place names on Australian weather maps. So, no surprises there.

But the vehemence with which the media – bought up and sold out – has responded to Harrelson shows the breadth and depth of the counter-counter-resistance.

A fresh front has surely opened in the culture wars. Who would have thought, though, that Leftist media outlets would be so keen to tell lies in support of their traditional class enemies – billionaires, multinationals and capitalists.

Of course, it shows what $300m of Bill Gates media funding will buy.


It was a surprise that NBC let him loose. But American comedian Bridget Phetasy noted: “People don’t seem to understand, Woody Harrelson is what liberals used to be.”

The Spectator called Harrelson’s effort “trolling the authoritarian Left”. The reputational transformation of Big Pharma has been nothing short of astonishing. And Domenech used the word “scandalised” to describe the media’s reaction to Harrelson’s truth-telling. This was perceptive.

Woody, the hippie, pothead anarchist, has good form on COVID, as it turns out.

This is a report from an interview with Bill Maher, of all people: “Woody Harrelson criticises the government and the pharmaceutical industry for blocking affordable, off-patent antivirals like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin to profit from COVID-19 vaccines: “Ivermectin got made into a horse tranquilizer. Hydroxychloroquine got made ridiculous, and there was only one thing that could work, and that’s the vaccine, and ultimately, because of that, billions of dollars were made.

“The last people I would trust with my health are Big Pharma and Big Government because neither one of those strike me as caring entities. They’re all about profit, and it’s insane the profit they’ve made.”

Then this, again on the resurrected Twittersphere.

Speaking of the resurrected Twittersphere, Elon Musk said, in relation to the media pile-on: “Maybe they don’t realise that their propaganda is wrong.”

Woody Harrelson has used comedy to shine a light on a grim reality. And the punchline is, it is all too crazy to believe.

The biggest challenge for the COVID resistance now is to figure out how to do something Harrelson wasn’t able to do, as the lack of SNL audience laughter showed.

To get the low information, supine, fearful cult followers to self-analyse, to recognise that they, above all, were the problem.

They wore the masks. They took the drugs. They lined up in queues stretching around the block to get tested with tests that were never fit for purpose.

Many of them paid the fines for lockdown breaches. The obeyed the rules. And they don’t like being reminded of it.

What will happen next time?PC

– Paul Collits

The Saturday Night Live skit…

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH:  Woody Harrelson. (courtesy Irish Central)

1 thought on “Woody ambushes woke Left

  1. He used satire to hold a mirror up to the whole world to show how stupid they all are/were and how art has become life . This is the script of a Bond Movie and nobody ever listens it seems ?

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