Schwarzenegger: Capitol Attack Like Kristallnacht: Facts And Photos

Arnold Schwarzenegger has compared the 2021 attack on the US Capitol to Kristallnacht  in Germany. In a viral video posted to his YouTube account and on social media, Schwarzenegger says the attack was the “Day of Broken Glass.” He also compares the “Proud Boys” to the Nazis.

Schwarzenegger Capitol Attack Video

Schwarzenegger Said The Attack Reminds Him Of His Childhood In Austria. “The action star describes his childhood in Austria and his abusive father, who was one of countless “broken men drinking away the guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history.” Schwarzenegger goes on to describe his parents’ generation, which was made up not just of nazis, but of “people next door” who were just going along with the nazi regime, duped by a toxic blend of lies, propaganda, and intolerance.” [The Mary Sue]

Schwarzenegger: Attack Was ‘Day of Broken Glass’ Like Kristallnacht. ““The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol,” Schwarzenegger said. “But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol, they shattered the ideas we took for granted. They didn’t just break down the doors of the building that housed American democracy, they trampled the very principles on which our country was founded.”” [NBC]

Schwarzenegger: Trump Wanted A Coup. “President Trump “sought a coup by misleading people with lies. My father and our neighbors were misled also with lies,” the Austrian-born Schwarzenegger said, adding that Kristallnacht was conducted “by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys,” one of the right-wing groups that assembled in support of Trump’s false claims about the election.” [Yahoo]

Schwarzenegger Compares American Democracy To A Sword. “As the vaguely patriotic music swelled behind him, Schwarzenegger delivered an unexpected bit of hope while brandishing a giant, rusty sword: “Our democracy is like the steel of this sword. The more it is tempered, the stronger it becomes.”” [Esquire]

Background

Schwarzenegger Served Two Terms As Governor Of California. “As a Republican candidate, Schwarzenegger was first elected on October 7, 2003, in a special recall election to replace then-Governor Gray Davis. He was sworn in on November 17 to serve the remainder of Davis’ term. He was then re-elected in the 2006 California gubernatorial election, to serve a full term as governor. In 2011, he completed his second term as Governor and returned to acting.” [Wikipedia]

Schwarzenegger Is One Of The Most Famous Actors In History. 

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