“We’ve seen where that leads.”
Austrian-born actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, recalled his family’s Nazi past which he hopes will serve as an example in the fight against anti-Semitism, a phenomenon that seems to be growing in the United States.
In an interview on CNN, the protagonist of Terminator referred to his father, Gustav Schwarzenegger, who was a member of the Nazi party. during World War II.
“My father, and many millions of other men, were sucked into a system of hatred through lies and deceit.. And we’ve seen where that leads,” the actor said.
“I saw firsthand how broken this man was.“, he continued, “the kind of atrocities that happened. How many millions of people had to die and then ended up losers.”
This “just doesn’t work. I mean, let’s go and get along. And love is more powerful than hate,” he told the network.
According to CNN, Schwarzenegger’s comments come in the midst of the Increased levels of anti-Semitism and a rise in hate crimes in the U.S..
A report released by the Anti-Defamation League last month found that anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. are at their highest level since the organization began recording them in 1979. Data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in March showed that the number of reported hate crimes also increased in 2021.
The protagonist of Conan the Barbarian (Conan the Barbarian) said that he did not know the reason behind the rise in anti-Semitic hatred and violence, but stressed that “we have to find a way to mitigate it.”.
“I think it’s very clear that the more liberal we are with social issues, you see the other side getting angrier and angrier and there’s more and more hatred in general,” the Republican politician insisted.
“There are people who created the insurrection and went absolutely crazy in Washington on January 6 (of 2021, in the attempt to take the U.S. Capitol). And there are so many people who are angry. Not just angry whites against blacks, or people against Jews and all that, but just angry in general.”
She also said that is not concerned about former President Donald Trump appearing as the Republican Party’s favorite to win the election in 2024. and ventured that he does not believe he can achieve another term in office.
“Being one of the leading candidates in a party and letting them dig this hole deeper and deeper will make it easier for Democrats to win,” Schwarzenegger said.
“Sad to see that. That they couldn’t find a new talent, with a new face who is a reasonable, smart, intelligent person who can lead this country with the Republican point of view,” he concluded.