Schwarzenegger pulls out Conan's sword against Trump and for democracy
The actor spoke in a lengthy video to criticize Donald Trump and support Joe Biden
“My message to fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week's attack on Capitol Hill. And there he takes out the sword of Conan the Barbarian! Well, not from the start of his video, but that's what audiences will remember and that was the idea. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the star actor and former governor of California, took seven long minutes to reflect on Wednesday's violence in Washington.
“I was born in Austria in 1947,” he says. I know what the "Crystal Night" was, waged against the Jews in 1938, by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys. We just experienced our Kristallnacht in the United States and this pack tried to shatter values we took for granted. "
My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week's attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5- Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021
"The more you forge a sword, the more you strengthen it"
He also condemns the future ex-president: “Donald Trump tried to hijack the results of a fair election. He attempted a putsch by guiding the steps of some through lies. Just like my father and our neighbors were guided by lies. And I know where these lies are leading. "
What about Conan's sword? It serves as a metaphor for American democracy: "The more you forge a sword, the more you strengthen it." Our nation was forged by crises. The harder you hit it, the stronger it will get. "
Arnold Schwarzenegger concludes his intervention by giving his support to Joe Biden: “Whatever your political side, I ask you to join me in telling President-elect Joe Biden to succeed as president. If he succeeds, our nation succeeds. "