Sunday, October 05, 2003
::: More Revelations About Arnold :::
Just thought I would pass along a piece I read in U. S. News and World Report.
In the Sept. 15, 2003 issue on page 8 -- Washington Whispers -- "Flashback City"
In a profile of Arnold Schwarzenegger that appeared in U. S. News and World Report,
in November, 1990, the Terminator elaborated on his nascent political views: "My
relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to
watch over them," he explained. "Ninety-five percent of the people in the world
need to be told what to do and how to do it."
Now ... to my mind, if you combine the above statement along with the statement
about Hitler and Arnold's admiration for him (and I do understand many people
feel that way if only in the sense that a man who began as a nobody somehow
rose to be a very powerful and became a threat to the world), plus the various
claims made by women ... I am thinking it would give me pause.
On the accounts of groping women
I do not know how men feel, but as a woman reading the report on TruithOut
about what Arnold is alleged to have said and done ... that type of man ...
thinking himself playful or not ... makes my skin crawl. Those accounts alone
speak to his desire for power. He is the type of man who used his celebrity to
take advantage of women, make them feel powerless and to arrogantly flaunt
whatever license his fame granted.
I will allow, however, at this particular point in time, we have no way of knowing
how much truth there is to these claims and the many more that have surfaced
in the past few days. That means we should reserve judgment ... but if we
do reserve judgment, Arnold will more than likely be Governor of California.
Yep, it is a sticky wicket.