Sunday, April 14, 2024


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce


Woody Harrelson Draws Fire for Likening Pharma to Drug Cartels

Woody Harrelson

Opinion | On Feb. 25, 2023, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning actor Woody Harrelson hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL). It was his fifth time hosting the show, long known for its cutting edge satire. During his opening monologue, Harrelson told a joke about the “craziest script” he had ever read. He recounted…

Okay, so the movie goes like this. 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. 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 was going to believe that crazy idea? Being forced to do drugs? I do that voluntarily all day.1 2 3 4 5 6

The joke was plainly aimed at Big Pharma, the corporate media, government lockdown policies and the COVID-19 shots people were repeatedly pressured to get over the past three years of the pandemic. By any standard in today’s crude and violent entertainment culture, Harrelson’s dig was extremely tame, even gentle. What’s more, it was based largely on the truth of what America and so many other countries has been forced to endure during COVID.

The authoritarian-like vaccine mandates. The mostly one-sided reporting by the media and the censorship of dissenting scientific views and public opinions. The destruction of countless small businesses and jobs. The incalculable setbacks to the education of children. The psychological harm to millions of people brought on by the constant drumbeat of fear.

All of these things (and more) would have been hard to fathom at the start of 2020. Indeed, it would’ve all seemed like a crazy idea at the time―a bad script for any movie other than one based on a futuristic apocalyptic scenario.

Instead of playfully jabbing as he did, Harrelson could have gone on to contemptuously mock the misguided, harmful decisions made by government, the drug industry and the media. He didn’t. Yet somehow (not surprisingly) he still managed to draw the ire of numerous mainstream media outlets for daring to criticize the powerful institutions that dictated COVID policies and creatively convey how surreal some of those policies were.

The Ole “Spreading Conspiracy Theories” Line of Attack

Magazines like Forbes and People attacked Harrelson for spreading “conspiracy theories” and “parroting false, anti-scientific claims” about COVID. Similarly, The Daily Beast and Rolling Stone accused him of “spewing anti-vax conspiracies.” The Los Angeles Times characterized it as “anti-vax nonsense.”1 2 3 5 6

An article in New Zealand’s Stuff magazine summed up the essence of the referenced conspiracy theories like this:

[T]hat pharmaceutical companies control the government and the media, and that they’re forcing the public to take unnecessary vaccines.4

Imagine how unhinged someone must be to suggest that the U.S. pharmaceutical and health products industry—which spends hundreds of millions of dollars per year lobbying U.S. federal government agencies researching, regulating, making national policy for and promoting vaccines; hundreds of millions of dollars per year in contributions to presidential and congressional electoral candidates, national party committees, and outside spending groups, and hundreds of millions of dollars per year in contributions to state electoral candidates and committees—may have a controlling influence on government?7

Imagine how looney someone must be to insinuate that pharma—which spends billions annually to fund direct to consumer advertising in the media—may wield a significant amount of financial leverage over news content in the media?8 9

Imagine how just plain nuts someone must be to imply that COVID shot manufacturers like Pfizer and Moderna—which earned nearly $38 billion and more than $18 billion respectively from the sales of their experimental Comirnaty and Spikevax messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID shots in 2022—may have played a role in getting the federal government to pass COVID lockdown measures and vaccine mandates and get the media to help promote these laws and disparage and censor public opposition to them?10 11

In his humorous monologue on SNL that should not have generated any controversy at all, Woody described precisely what happened in America during the past three years and was punished for simply telling the truth.

If you would like to receive an e-mail notice of the most recent articles published in The Vaccine Reaction each week, click here.

Click here to view References:

15 Responses

  1. Fantastic article. So sad is the truth that “they” will go to any and all lengths to shame the critical thinkers that saw through their lies in 2020! This continues to live on because of greed, ego, Power……and moST of all SHEEP!

  2. I didn’t see it, and already love it. Of course he’s correct and that’s why the guilty ones and their botts are up in arms. Well done Woody – and thanks!

  3. As though ‘the people’ don’t know Harrelson’s satire as factual. GOVT. is as out of touch as the Globalist Euenicist Psycho-Predators seeking ABSOLUTE POWER, DEPOPULATION and SLAVERY of what they view their ‘Human Herd’.
    This time, when ‘the people’ take down this evil…There will be no mercy. THE ‘BIONANOTECHWEAPONS’ have alerted many and the rest are waking up…There is NO LONGER ANY TRUST IN THE MEDICAL COMPLEX…Especially, Vaccines.

  4. Why would Mr. Harrelson “draw fire” for….speaking the truth? His words were correct, or is NOT billions of dollars in fines brought to most big pharma companies evidence that Harrelson was correct? The Big Pharma companies are mostly above the law when it comes to vaccine injuries–they can’t be sued? This is like criminal enterprises where the big shots usually walk the streets freely, and the little guy gets arrested, prosecuted and sentenced. Big pharma spent over $32 developing the Covid vaccines from TAXPAYER funds, but THEY keep all the profits (and gov’t agencies like the NIH and NIAID get amazing royalties that do NOT have to be disclosed to either the public or financial institutions). AND if there’s a failure (and the Covid vaccines are complete failures), they reboot and push for MORE of the toxic shots that don’t work, making BILLIONS of DOLLARS more in profits. Oh, the the 300,000 Americans dead or over 20,000,000 injured? By the way, I’m ONLY using an underreporting factor of 10…it’s more like only 1 in 100 injuries or deaths are reported to the CDC VAERS program. That’s right, 1 in 100. Too bad if you got a vaccine. Just hope you got a placebo as most politicians get.

  5. Now that the damage has been done . . .

    a bit like trying to “lighten” child abuse or the Holocaust; canNOT be done

    If you haven’t resisted all along, probably really too late for you.


  6. I applaud Woody for what he said on SNL. I watched a replay since I have long given up on that show because, in my opinion, it’s no longer funny. I enjoy a good satirical show but this is just not good. Anyway, Woody did a brave thing and the audience really didn’t know what to do with it. It was actually great.

  7. No need to criticize Woody. He is just telling the truth in a nice way! People who criticize him are either ignorant, and do not do their own research, or they work for Big Pharma!

  8. we can get away with tell the truth if we don’t mention names, and put it in a joke, commic strip, or hide it in a song.
    or being sarcastic.

  9. good on you Woody for telling it like it is!! too bad if “they” don’t like the truth. were not all blind to their over reach. freedom of speech applies to everybody. but the second the speech contradicts what they’re pushing, out come the backlash, negative or even false remarks toward the truth teller. hats off to you for standing your ground.

  10. It’s a brave new world for social media, global consciousness and hyper self-awareness. We have to adapt. We have to learn not to become divisive and bitter and anti-social. We have to combat the dark side of global consciousness: spreading cognitive distortions like labeling, generalizing, personalization, etc.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Search in Archive