Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Schwarzenegger's sagging support

With the governator's support drooping, as reported in yesterday's NY Times for example, this seemed like the perfect time to roll out a photo of Schwarzenegger on a Maui beach posted a little over a month ago in the This is London website.

It was only a matter of time before the testosterone, steroids, sexism, fascist tendencies, and sheer misuse of intellect (or non-use), finally caught up with him.

Schwarzenegger's weakness, as with all narcissistic tyrants who allow their egos, not their hearts, to drive their decisions, is that he thinks he can do anything, get away with anything, and that people will always adore him, even while issuing forth actions which offend or cause people to suffer.

The latest blunder was Schwarzenegger's statements in support of a group of rednecks trolling the border with Mexico to protect the "Motherland" - armed brownshirts with nothing better to do but pick fights and hassle immigrants seeking a better life - precisely what a younger Arnold did thirty years ago as an steroid-injecting immigrant from Austria.

It's completely remarkable to me that nobody - especially the media - noticed or cared to publicize the unusual timing of Schwarzenegger's run for governor, coming as it did in the wake of a $9 billion lawsuit against Enron by then Governor Gray Davis and Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamente. No one cared to investigate a meeting between Schwarzenegger, Ken Lay, and junk-bond con man Micheal Milken in 2001 just as Enron traders were forcing shutdowns of power plants to rip off "Grandma Millie."

The grandmas of California should be asking for Schwarzenegger's nuts in a vice - if they can find them after so many years of abusing steroids (oh, but they weren't illegal when he started taking them).

Perhaps he forgot that he lives in a democracy now, not the beloved Third Reich which his father volunteered to serve. Maybe he still aspires to the delusion of the cult of personality - of a misguided love of authoritarian power, perhaps best expressed in his admiration for Hitler:

I admired Hitler for instance because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education, up to power. And I admire him for being such a good public speaker and for his way of getting to the people and so on.

No Arnold, Hitler didn't just want to create jobs for the German people. His ambition to conquer Europe was not just a second thought. It was the end result of his will to power - of the militarization of German society, of uncommon cruelty in the maniacal quest for total, pervasive control over every aspect of German society. The entire architecture of the government, society, and economy Hitler created was specifically for the objective of world domination, punishing the WWI victors, and destroying ethnic groups of people he proclaimed to be inferior. His entire ideology was based upon racism, hatred, and mass murder. If you had spent more time reading about the sins of the father, Arnold, instead of pumping iron, you might have learned to have more respect for democracy than you revealed in this comment:
Yes, in Germany they used power and authority but it was used in the wrong way...I feel if you want to create a strong nation and a strong country you cannot let everybody be an individual, because everybody has his own opinions and you can't just stick together as a strong nation. Then you have to tell people what to do and you can't just let them float away. In Germany there was a lot of unity. The German soldiers were the best, and with the police force and everything...It was misused on the power. First, it started having, I mean, getting Germany out of the great recession and having everybody jobs and so on and then it was just misused. And they said, let's take this country, and let's wipe out this country, and let's wipe out whole Europe, and let's get America, and so on. That's bad.

And this guy thinks he should get a shot at becoming President of the United States?

Over my dead body he will!

Damn fascist pig - I thought we did away with his kind in WWII. Americans should remember the immense sacrifice of soldiers who fought Hitler's and Hirohito's armies, and the disdain for that sacrifice reflected in Schwarzenegger's statements. I'd bet any one of those people hiking across the desert has more respect for the United States system and for democracy than Schwarzenegger.

While Schwarzenegger's facade continues to fall in the public eye, readers might amuse themselves with the Arni-christ Project.


At 5/03/2005 04:25:00 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Looks like Arnie could use a "manssiere" or the "bro, Bro."

At 5/04/2005 04:28:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

The terror! The terror!


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