Schwarzenegger compares Capitol attack to Kristallnacht, brandishes sword

Former California governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger condemned last week's attack on the Capitol building in Washington DC, comparing it to the events of Kristallnacht in Germany, 1938.

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He also called US president Donald Trump the 'worst president ever' and used a prop sword from the Conan franchise to emphasise the point that democracy, like a fine sword, becomes stronger the more it is tested.

Trump supporters broke into the Capitol on Wednesday after the president told them to “fight like hell” in support of his attempt to overturn election defeat by Joe Biden.

Five people died, including a Capitol police officer who was hit with a fire extinguisher and a rioter shot by law enforcement

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100+ comentarios:

Enigma Bletchley
Enigma Bletchley:
Worth finding the whole speech. His description of seeing his broken parents and the parents of that generation whose lives were altered forever by the lies and intolerance of the politics they followed is a salutary account of what happens when hate and ignorance drives people. Moving.
lulu dv
lulu dv:
Eloquent speech, especially the reference that the more you temper a sword the stronger it gets ( like USA).
Nirvana One
Nirvana One:
I’ll be back 👍
爪匚ㄒ千尺ㄖ丂セ
爪匚ㄒ千尺ㄖ丂セ:
Get to the choppa. 😊
Frank Mielke
Frank Mielke:
Das waren klare Worte. Danke dafür.
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Tenia que decirlo, aunque sea para que parezca que le quitó hierro al asunto: yo tengo la espadilla, pero ni con esa el castillo, la copeta ni el oré se van. Les dan un poco de coba y ni a tiros los quitas. Ya sé que les han dicho que se vayan suicidando pero poco a poco, mientras tanto tienen que, en su camino, seguir intentando conseguir su objetivo principal. Mi familia les dejaba estar porque podría caber la casualidad de que alguno encontrase alguna fórmula mágica. Por si no os habíais dado cuenta sé que a mi no me estaban poniendo do guapo, se aproximaban de todo las niñas para que a los demás les pusieran guapos.
Darryl Amatsetam
Darryl Amatsetam:
The dislikes are from people who really did wanted to become swordmakers.
ja ma
ja ma:
When the Establishment became Anti-establishment and are now once again Established
Tortoise Gamer
Tortoise Gamer:
For a moment, I thought we had fallen into the Fallout Universe with that background flag.
Sub Zero
Sub Zero:
*Ηeavyweight klown*
Mr. B
Mr. B:
Is Portland rebuilt yet?
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Si se juntan con mi madre o con alguna amiga de mi madre les dirá las muchas veces que le he salvado la vida, pero con tantos disgustos de la vida y tan poco trabajo que me dan se va a convertir en algo insoportable.
Missna Missna
Missna Missna:
* Pushes Arnold to the side...

Hey you all! Who do I call? Haven't gotten my first stimulous check and the IRS tool is down again.😡
John Smith
John Smith:
Man gotta love Arnie 💪
Linda Nafey
Linda Nafey:
You go, Arnold! Thank you.
Andrew Gawler
Andrew Gawler:
His dad joined the brown shirts 6 months after Kristallnacht 😂
池袋ジュン苦労
池袋ジュン苦労:
He is a great person as a actor.
Orion Slaver
Orion Slaver:
Over-tempered steel becomes brittle and shatters under force.
Dusty Boi
Dusty Boi:
It’s more like the Beer Hall Putsch honestly.
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Siempre lo he comentado con los grupos violentos que había en mi ciudad, tanto fascista como antifascista, se juntan en grupos porque así se sienten menos cobardes de lo que son como personas individualmente.
DOG
DOG:
I think Arnold and Donald should have a televised fight.
AngelosGT
AngelosGT:
I think Arnold's words were really meaningful. You just need to acknowledge that Conan is not a real person and this sword, is not a real sword, it's hollow.
If you acknowledge these facts, you can understand the deeper meaning of what he said.
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Quizá inventa alguien de ellos la camisa que no deja roncho de sudor en el sobaco!!!?? Si se ponen unas compresas en el sobaco quizá lo disimulan, nunca lo he probado pero tendría su efecto.
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Eso de poner calefacción en las calles me quiere más que todo lo que hacen las de por aquí...
Orion Slaver
Orion Slaver:
The point went right over Arnie's head.
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Se pensaban que venía a belchite a recoger olivas o a ver el pueblo viejo con fantasmas...
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Les han puesto tan guapos que deben muchos favores...
Your Quirk
Your Quirk:
I'm not even American and I just became a patriot
nonfiction_4life
nonfiction_4life:
Foh
Дмитрий Владимирович
Дмитрий Владимирович:
Very sade Schwarzenegger is from Skull and Bones - The Brotherhood of Death or The Order or Order 322...
Elżbieta
Elżbieta:
😕😠😕
Miika Pekk
Miika Pekk:
Yes and the more you temper steel the harder it gets but it becomes brittle and shatters easily.
Lord of Dunvegan
Lord of Dunvegan:
I searched and found this speech on Youtube - strongest speech he has ever made. Right on Arnie!!
Ifka Mistabra
Ifka Mistabra:
You are colaborated old mad man. 😔
Surowy Szef
Surowy Szef:
Kristallnacht. Come back to school Arnold, what are you talking about??
森田. Morita淳一郎 Junichiro
森田. Morita淳一郎 Junichiro:
♥️
J Sheridan
J Sheridan:
Well said.
Linda Christie
Linda Christie:
Better to watch the whole video which is over 7 minutes long. An excellent speech. Well done Arnie. 👏 👏👏👏
Mellamo Trump
Mellamo Trump:
He grew up in Austria dreaming to coming to the USA to “Knock up” a maid!
Hoenen Charly
Hoenen Charly:
Starker, unmissverständlicher aber auch weiser Standpunkt - ich hoffe, dass noch weitere Republikaner sich von diesem Spirit anstecken lassen
Günter Reisacher
Günter Reisacher:
Thank you Arnold!
Bored ______
Bored ______:
We appreciate you Schwarzenegger!!
Stallowned Stallion
Stallowned Stallion:
Ze broke ze glaaass at Kahpitahl...ze broke ze glass in Duetchland....it is same zing.
Brutal V
Brutal V:
Old Tweets are NOT irrelevant , just ask Kevin Hart.
Daniel Vargo
Daniel Vargo:
It was the movie ""Cell ""? With John Cusack and Samuel Jackson !😮😬😱😵😳🙄everyone should WATCH THAT MOVIE!!
Death Swarm
Death Swarm:
His opinion is about as valid as the last Terminator film...
Dog Poo Fairy
Dog Poo Fairy:
New Guardian political correspondent Arnold Schwarzenegger lol
The Wander Boy Jitin Raj
The Wander Boy Jitin Raj:
Only the commando could have cleared those miscreants from Capitol.. Get to the Choppa
Francesco Pirrone
Francesco Pirrone:
Thanks Arnold. ❤️
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Siempre les sale bien el papel de retrasado mental porque no les requiere ningún esfuerzo...
panos 111
panos 111:
Conan The Barbarian!!!
Sebring Dodge
Sebring Dodge:
tiene qué alinearse chochowarsenegger si no lo hace ya no lo contratan en Hollywood
harry troglodyte
harry troglodyte:
I love the sentiment but if you do that to a sword itll brake
Elaine Wass
Elaine Wass:
Wasn't your dream to come to a free America?
Anna Johansson
Anna Johansson:
Who wrote the text?
Mc
Mc:
Is this scene for his new movie
Elvin Castro
Elvin Castro:
This guy is off his meds
David Hunt
David Hunt:
Arnold, I grew up with you in Missoula, MT. Your images on the walls of the gym were my inspiration. Today! Today, YOU rekindled that fire that made me the person I am today.
As an Independent, I gather all my resources to align myself with your vision. I know your history, and as a Navy vet, I have maintained my stance because I carried a piece of you in my heart. You are a MAN that I would offer a seat at my humble table. Stay Hungry! ✌🇺🇸⚓
Horatio Huskisson
Horatio Huskisson:
Everyone should watch the whole speech
Jamie Barraclough
Jamie Barraclough:
Man I love that guy. I'm not even American lol.
winword1
winword1:
i knew it it was similar to the kristallnacht
Robert
Robert:
I never thought I would reverence Arnold as much as I do at this moment.
He truly embodies strength of character and nobility.
I was not born into the dirty, disgusting lunacy of mob action from the gullible far right and all of the racist groups that have been exposed.
America must return to a time when the rule of law was not open for debate or mitigation.
We are witnessing brazen open sedition with no consequences in sight.
Padmesh Chari
Padmesh Chari:
Words 💯
mitchmomlc
mitchmomlc:
respect to a man who understands humility.
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Ya sé que les han dado un ultimátum, es más o menos lo que les diría, pero esta gente no atienden a súplicas o propuestas bondadosas.
Be Low Below
Be Low Below:
I
US democracy isn't honest democracy, it's an Oligarchy, let's be honest about that fact
Deliverance In Jesus
Deliverance In Jesus:
Are you making movie star
Daniel
Daniel:
I dont think brandishing is the right word here
レモンさん
レモンさん:
Thank you, Arnold. You speak with great powers of persuasion! This is the very message that people all over the world want to listen to after the horrible things happened. I hope more and more young people will speak out about the importance of cherishing the American democracy. For many Japanese people including me, America is always the ideal country in the world.
Mishkin
Mishkin:
Thank you Arnold😀!!!!!
Jeffrey Levy
Jeffrey Levy:
Great, Arnold!
JonnyRed801
JonnyRed801:
The Capitol attack is more like the Reichstag fire in that it will be utilised to consolidate power...
Dopo
Dopo:
When the terminator tells about patriotism, you know it's serious.
SaltMerchant
SaltMerchant:
He doesn't just "brandish a sword".
He uses it as a visual metaphor with the concept of tempering steel to make it stronger to explain how democracy will endure the hits from the pro-Trump insurrections and will come out stronger.
Dane Reads
Dane Reads:
What a headline
Yuriy
Yuriy:
Arny with souvenir sword
Tarte Ampion
Tarte Ampion:
Godwin point
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Destierran a Puigdemont y se creen que se ha ido de vacaciones o a trabajar al extranjero...
Razvan Ciulea
Razvan Ciulea:
Why did you left Austria?? For American dream??
a dally
a dally:
He does know that's a prop sword doesn't he ,
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
Menudo plebeyo... estaría temblando de miedo dentro de un armario.
Ludovico Pipitò
Ludovico Pipitò:
he knows the secret of steel...
Cesar Leon
Cesar Leon:
Arnold your great.
Lucas Wetzel
Lucas Wetzel:
Hellp
L *
L *:
Preach Arnold
Brett x
Brett x:
Massive amounts of steroids warped Arnold’s mind. He left Maria for that housemaid he knocked up. Trump was a ratings bonanza for nbc with “The Apprentice” and the majority of Americans respect him and voted for him. Arnold was a ratings bomb and he’s obviously jealous. Showing a sword during his rant displays a threat yet the net will never ban him.
Deliverance In Jesus
Deliverance In Jesus:
Your movie star but it’s not movie it’s spiritual war psalms 2:1-4. Proverbs 21:1-2;
Deliverance In Jesus
Deliverance In Jesus:
I am challenging to fight you come to myanmar
Mr Magoo
Mr Magoo:
Wuts next Arnold at the capital building dressed like Conan swinging his sword around
Deliverance In Jesus
Deliverance In Jesus:
I am chanli
Claude Tomassini
Claude Tomassini:
We want you as president Arny.
Don Juan Trumpeta Johnson
Don Juan Trumpeta Johnson:
I love Arnie as an entertainer. I grew up on his movies. Just don;t forget he's an entertainer. Nothing more. He uses his fame to get to places and he has many times. Personally I don;t think he's authentically compassionate. He just likes the power, attention and everything else that comes from achieving a goal. Let's not forget he cheated on his wife and had a child with the housekeeper which he kept a secret until the kid was like 18. Crazy! This whole video is way to set up and planned. It's like a trailer for his next movie. Why not speak from the heart?
Sham CDN
Sham CDN:
Huge respect for Arnold
Mc
Mc:
What about our freedom of speech Arnold?
Samuel Cooke
Samuel Cooke:
Thanks Arnold!! We must be bigger and wiser and move on from this disaster of a presidency!!
Matros 99
Matros 99:
I don't agree with the Kristallnacht reference but I totally understand what he's talking about with democracy.
strange love
strange love:
austrians ...
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo
José Luis Oseñalde Murillo:
La imagen que suscita el asalto es el de unos desorganizados, hombres que imponen su mandato, mientras que los del congreso no saben imponer el orden de forma diplomática.
The Tin Foil Hat Channel
The Tin Foil Hat Channel:
This time Arnie, won't be back
chelseafcrocks82
chelseafcrocks82:
We love you arnold