In what may very well be the most shocking (read: most obvious) political condemnation of the 2012 election cycle, outspoken liberal actor/singer Harry Belafonte told The Hollywood Reporter that he has no intention to vote for presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, unless he wanted to see the end of civilization.
Belafonte recently spoke harshly of President Barack Obama, saying he lacks “moral courage,” but when asked whether he’d like to see Romney win the election, he said: “Only if I would like to see the end of civilization. No, absolutely not.”
“Mitt Romney is not my cup of tea at all,” he continued.
Belafonte also continued his criticism of Obama, charging that the president hasn’t done much to change a system he finds dismaying: “Those who have the power in the free enterprise system start to crush societies and create wars that are unholy. What we did during the Bush period, what we still continue to do, even with Barack Obama, is the continuency of not changing the paradigm, of not changing the view.”
When asked what the biggest “enemy” he faces today, the “King of Calypso” responded: “Unbridled capitalism.”
“The concentration of money in the hands of a very small group is the most dangerous thing that has ever happened to civilization,” he said. “We are facing an oligarchy.”
Full Hollywood Reporter interview here.
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