April 22, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the washed up B-actor who served a disastrous stint as California’s governor, is now gunning for the presidency of the European Union.
“The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries to figure out what his next act should be, reportedly is being advised by aides to return to his native Europe to run for the EU presidency,” reports the AFP.
“In the next few years, the EU will be looking for a much more high-profile president – somebody who can unify Europe,” Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff Terry Tamminen told Newsweek.
The role of unelected unifier fits Schwarzenegger’s aspirations perfectly. His high profile includes an admiration for one of the 20th century’s most brutal dictators, Adolph Hitler.
A film producer who chronicled Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame as a champion bodybuilder in the 1970’s circulated a book proposal in the late 90s that quoted the young Schwarzenegger expressing admiration for Hitler.
The producer wrote in his book proposal that in the 1970’s, he considered Mr. Schwarzenegger a “flagrant, outspoken admirer of Hitler.,” the New York Times reported in 2003. In the proposal, Mr. Butler also said he had witnessed Schwarzenegger playing “Nazi marching songs from long-playing records in his collection at home” and said that the actor “frequently clicked his heels and pretended to be an S.S. officer.”
Gustav Schwarzenegger, the actor’s father, was a member of the Sturmabteilung, or SA, the Nazi party’s paramilitary wing. News reports about the elder Schwarzenegger’s Nazi links first surfaced in 1990.
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Schwarzenegger was buddies with Kurt Waldheim, the former secretary general of the United Nations who had a past as a Nazi who participated in atrocities during World War II.
The EU presidency is an unelected office. The current president, Herman van Rompuy, was taken to task last year by British MEP Nigel Farage who criticized the Bilderberg member as “the quiet assassin of European nation states” who has “the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low grade bank clerk.”
Van Rompuy proclaimed 2009 as the year of world government. “2009 is also the first year of global governance, with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet,” he said. Prior to this declaration, he attended a Bilderberg meeting at Hertoginnendal, Brussels.
The Nazi-loving Schwarzenegger would be the perfect president for a body that repeatedly calls for global governance, that is to say an authoritarian world government of the sort lorded over by unelected bureaucrats and run by a hereditary elite and a gaggle of international bankers.
Newsweek reports that Schwarzenegger is preparing himself for the role by working with the United Nations “and other organizations on climate change and numerous other charitable causes.”
Prior to considering the EU post, Schwarzenegger expressed an interest in becoming the president of the United States. Fortunately, the U.S. Constitution stands between him and that office.
During recent meeting in London between Schwarzenegger and Prime Minister David Cameron, the British leader said: “We need to change the (US) Constitution and then you can run (for president). That’s what we’re going to do.”
For more on the checkered past and totalitarian leanings of Schwarzenegger, see Alex Jones’ website Arnold Exposed.