I’m watching this CNN interview by Dana Bash with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Folks, I’m telling you, if the Republican Party aligned around his brand of GOP and had a politician as charismatic as he without the Constitutional disqualification of being foreign-born, I’d vote for him.
Bash questions Schwarzenegger about his comparisons of the January 6th Insurrection to Kristallnacht, the mass targeting of Jewish homes and businesses that started the horrors of the German Holocaust of WWII. Schwarzenegger gives the obvious parallels and notes that nobody ([in the media] seems to be his frame) has really gotten down to what caused it.
“You have to take this seriously. It’s a wake up call. It’s not just ‘oh, let’s get those right-wingers, let’s punish them, put them in jail,’ no. This is much more than that. What creates something like that?” asks Schwarzenegger.
He continues. “Sadly, I have to say, that no one really has covered it well, the insurrection. Because they only say that they were wrong, they have to go to jail, we have to punish them and all that stuff. But no one really has gotten into why was it that way? What powers do people have that have really upset and angry at government?”
“Well,” offers Bash, “part of it was that they were told that the election in 2020 was stolen…”
Schwarzenegger waves that off. “No, but remember it’s always the straw that breaks the camel’s back. That alone would not drive anyone to Washington. I think there’s just an unbelievable dissatisfaction, there’s so much anger…”
And then Bash promptly steers the interview away from anyone further connecting the dots about the media’s complicity in the rise of Donald Trump and fascist hate in the U.S.A. Particularly her own CNN, which is going to give a town hall audience to Donald Trump in the coming weeks.