Arnold Schwarzenegger was a childhood hero of mine. First in Commando, then Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, and True Lies. I bought his Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding and while I knew I would never reach his size or stature, his was the excellence to reach for.
His American story is impressive. He started weight training in Austria at the age of fifteen to help with alpine skiing. He made so much progress that he turned full time to bodybuilding and at the age of twenty became Mr. Olympia, going on to win that title another six times.
When he moved to the US he spoke no English, which is why the movie Hercules in New York doesn’t feature his voice. From there, he created many successful businesses and wrote best-selling books.
Of his politics, despite being a two-term governor of California, oh, the mighty have fallen.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next mission: taking oil companies to court “for knowingly killing people all over the world.”
The former California governor and global environmental activist announced the move Sunday at a live recording of POLITICO’s Off Message podcast here at the SXSW festival, revealing that he’s in talks with several private law firms and preparing a public push around the effort.
“This is no different from the smoking issue. The tobacco industry knew for years and years and years and decades, that smoking would kill people, would harm people and create cancer, and were hiding that fact from the people and denied it. Then eventually they were taken to court and had to pay hundreds of millions of dollars because of that,” Schwarzenegger said. “The oil companies knew from 1959 on, they did their own study that there would be global warming happening because of fossil fuels, and on top of it that it would be risky for people’s lives, that it would kill.”
Schwarzenegger said he’s still working on a timeline for filing, but the news comes as he prepares to help host a major environmental conference in May in Vienna.
“We’re going to go after them, and we’re going to be in there like an Alabama tick. Because to me it’s absolutely irresponsible to know that your product is killing people and not have a warning label on it, like tobacco,” he said. “Every gas station on it, every car should have a warning label on it, every product that has fossil fuels should have a warning label on it.”
He argues that at the very least, this would raise awareness about fossil fuels and encourage people to look to alternative fuels and clean cars.
Where to begin?
If there is a better example of what Dennis Prager calls the leftist “rape of language”, I don’t know one. What court system would take this case? What jury would see this as legitimately murder? If we stipulate that global warming is real, man-made, and catastrophic, and if we concede that all oil and gas companies and executives knew of the danger but did nothing, what system of adjudication would allow for a first degree conviction?
Do you want to know how we know he’s a fraud? Look at the last sentence, beginning with, “He argues that at the very least this would raise awareness…”. Right there, we know this case is not about murder, but of furthering his narcissistic and moronic political agenda. So you’re not interested in seeking justice for murder victims, just making people aware of the fraud that is manmade global warming. Got it.
Don’t forget this is the same guy who said we should turn vegetarian.
The Left destroys everything it touches – sports and entertainment, proper governance, all levels of education, definition of life, free speech, the word “rape,” and now the word “murder.”
Join them, Arny. They’d love to have you.