Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican and former governor of California, has sharply criticized supporters of US President Donald Trump, attacking Capitol on Jan. 6 and seeking to boycott a joint House and Senate meeting to recognize Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.
The popular star of the Terminator movie saga emphasized the criticism of those events with the profound and strong message posted on his Instagram account.
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“As an immigrant in this country I would like to say a few words to my comrades and our friends around the world about the events of the past few days.I came to Austria and I know the night of the broken glass, it was a night of persecution and attack on the Jews by the Pride Boys (American far right movement) in 1938, the equivalent of the Nazis. Wednesday is the day of the broken glass here in the United States. “ Schwarzenegger insisted.
The attackers not only offended American democracy, but said, “This country has trampled on established policies. I grew up in the ruins of a country that suffered the loss of democracy. I was born in 1947, two years after World War II. Growing up, he was surrounded by broken men who drank guilt for his part in the worst regime in history. Not all of them were angry, they were not anti-Semitic or Nazi, and many followed that path gradually ”,
Growing up, he was surrounded by broken men who drank guilt for his part in the worst regime in history.
In turn, he realized that he had shared that message, even though it was a very painful memory for him. “Twice a week my dad comes home drunk and he can yell at us, hit us or scare my mom, but I’m not entirely responsible because my next door neighbor did the same with his family.”The Hollywood star recalled.
“I heard it with my own ears, I saw it with my own eyes, it was a great physical pain and a great emotional pain for what they saw or did, it all started with lies and intolerance. I came from Europe and witnessed first hand how things could not be seen in person (…). President Trump sought to cancel fair elections. He tried to make an impact by deceiving people with lies. My father and his neighbors were deceived by lies and now I know where those lies will lead us ”, Arnold Schwarzenegger insisted.
In his video message he said that Donald Trump is a failed leader and the worst president of America. “The good thing is, soon he’ll be as irrelevant as an old tweet”, Added. In turn, patriotism means supporting the country, not even the president, quoting President Theodore Roosevelt. He stressed the need for leaders with a spirit of service and that his country will find light after this dark chapter. One of the most shocking moments in his video was when he raised the sword he used in his Conan the Barbarian film.
My father and his neighbors were deceived by lies, and now I know where those lies will lead us,
“Now it’s about swords: the softer you soften a sword, the stronger it becomes. The more you hit it with a hammer and then heat it in the fire, then you throw it back in the cold water and then dip it several times in the fire and water, it gets stronger. I did not tell you because I want you to become an expert sword maker Our democracy is like its steel, the softer it is, the stronger it is ”. He explained excitedly that what has happened in recent days will help Americans understand what they may be missing out on.
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