Hollywood stars in today’s day and age are known for falling on the more liberal end of the political policies spectrum, of course there are several who have voiced that they are not on that end of the spectrum. With many big name actors such as Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Liam Neeson, Clint Eastwood, it’s obvious that there’s a variety of political opinions within the land of dreams.
However, back in the day, many celebrities in and out of Hollywood were (and still are) known for taking their political stand for their country the United States of America. Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Johnny Cash, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Morgan Freeman, Ice-T, and Chuck Norris, just to name a few all went off and joined the military to serve their country. It’s not too often this type of patriotism is shown by modern-day stars, however there’s proof that the sun hasn’t set on this display of valor by our American Stars.
Actor Michael Enright, 51, has gone to join Kurdish forces to help fight ISIS. No, Enright didn’t join the United States Military or the British Forces of his home country, and he’s not a movie headliner, but he is certainly taking a stand against a force that openly threatens the United States, Great Britain, and many other countries.
Enright signed up for the Kurdish Militia without his family or friends knowing, in fear that they’d talk him out of joining. He had never used a firearm before signing up for the militia, but it doesn’t sway him from wanting to fight ISIS. Luckily for him, it turns out he’s gifted with his AK-47 rifle that he gave the name “Olga.” He sleeps with Olga by his side.
Despite everything that he has left behind, including a sister who was recently diagnosed with cancer; he says, “I’m very happy to be here, to be doing something that I think will outlast me.” Referring to the ISIS as an “abomination” and plans to “absolutely annihilate them, and kill them on sight.” There’s no swaying this man who watches beheading videos that were done by ISIS to motivate him to carry on with his duties.
Enright is disappointed he didn’t take part in defending the United States after 9/11, feeling a sense of duty and debt towards the country of which he came to and has thrived in. Upon seeing videos of a British man “Jihadi John” who has led many beheading videos, Enright felt the need to take action. He says the actions of ISIS are “a call to humanity, it’s a call to everybody, to do whatever we can, in whatever way we can.”
He’s not afraid of the $100,000 bounty that ISIS has out for Western hostages. He reserves a bullet for himself in the event he is ever taken hostage. Thank you Enright, and good luck on your fight, soldier.