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THE THREE NOT-SO-LITTLE PIGS: Schwarzenegger, Baldwin, and Trump

People I like and know not to be idiots, are praising Arnold Schwarzenegger on social media with phrases like “Arnold for President!”, “Go Arnold!”, and “I really love what Arnold is saying about the environment”.

Because some of these people are my friends, and I try not to insult those in my social circle, I refrain from commenting on their misguided statements. I hit the delete button after responding with a “What are you thinking? Have you learned nothing?! Do you really believe the bullshit being flung at you by a Hollywood movie star? Suddenly the lying, cheating, narcissistic, misogynistic, homophobic Terminator is a really great guy?”  

No people, Arnold, like his real-world nemesis Donald Trump, is a manipulative egomaniac who knows exactly what you want to hear and you’re eating it up in the same way all those voters gobbled up Trump’s Make America Great Again lie.

 

In a series of ‘home videos’ Arnold gabs on about the evils of Trump and the damage we and big business are inflicting upon the planet; he, like Leo with his gas-guzzling, air-polluting private jet, cares oh so passionately about the environment. You really believe Arnold gives a damn about a clean energy future? Arnold cares about whatever is in his best interests and that is whatever he thinks you want him to care about. That is until the day comes when he’s in a position to say, “Screw you, you minions!”. Sound familiar?

It hasn’t crossed your minds that the former Governor of California might be insanely jealous of Donald Trump and his natural born U.S. citizen status that made it possible for him to be elected president? You don’t think that maybe, just maybe, Arnold is saying things like, “Both parties are incredibly skilled at screwing over the voters and keeping them in the dark about their trickery,” to set himself apart from politicians and their dirty dealings, thus making him one of us.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is about as far from being one of us as Donald Trump is.

 

Arnold has said recently about his political career, “I did my thing… the next job up would have been president which is out of the question because I was not born in the United States… so you know, that’s the kind of immigration reform we still need,” chuckle, chuckle, hint, hint.

You think Arnold went into politics because, as he says, he wanted to give back?! That’s utter nonsense. You can bet your last dollar that Arnold dreamed of being president, to hell with the rules because rules don’t apply to famous Hollywood actors. Famous people can get away with murder, literally, or at the very least, involuntary manslaughter. See Rebecca Gayheart, Mathew Broderick, Bruce Jenner, OJ Simpson, Snoop Dogg, Robert Blake, John Landis, and Vince Neil.

Like most famous Hollywood narcissists, I’m sure Arnold believed somewhere deep in his self-serving soul, somewhere under all that throb and gristle, coursing through his steroid-filled veins, that the rules won’t apply to him or that they will miraculously change because no one can resists his pumping iron power, his laser-peeled, Botoxed, surgically-lifted-into-a-permanent-smile face.

 “I sound more presidential and more diplomatic and more elder-statesman… that’s exactly the way Donald should be”.

And that’s exactly the issue here. This big boy is jealous of that big boy’s bigger, better bike. 

 

Arnold’s recent videos reek of desperation. He so desperately wants you to forget that he’s a dishonest cad.

He wants you to forget that the child he fathered with one of his household staff was born just five days after his child by then-wife Maria Shriver.

He wants you to forget the multiple stories of misogyny and sexual harassment that came to be known as ‘Gropegate’.  

He wants you to forget classic lines such as: “When you see a blonde with great tits and a great ass, you say to yourself, ‘Hey she must be stupid or must have nothing else to offer.” (Esquire 2003)

He wants you to forget his homophobic slurs and his vetoing of two same-sex marriage bills when he was governor of California.

He wants you to forget his friendship and support of Kurt Waldheim, the former UN chief and Austrian politician who participated in Nazi atrocities during WWII.

He wants you to forget that when asked to name his heroes in an interview made during the filming of the documentary Pumping Iron he allegedly said, “I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education up to power. And I admire him for being such a good public speaker.”

But the thing Arnold Schwarzenegger really needs you to forget is his role in the 2000-2001 California Energy Crisis because that’s the thing that would show him to be the one of the dirty politicians he’s so passionately raging against.

It all started back in May 2001 when your beloved Kindergarten Cop had a secret tryst with Enron chief Ken Lay and convicted “stock swindler” Mike Milken in their bid to devise a plan for Enron and other energy companies to get out of paying back the $9 billion they stole from Californians when, according to documents released by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission in 2002, they “deliberately created real and imaginary energy shortages during the 2000-2001 California energy crisis, in order drive up prices and reap vast profits in the state’s newly deregulated energy market.”

According to investigative journalist Greg Palast, who in 2003 got his hands on an internal Enron memo, Arnold met with these two power players (bad pun intended) at the Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills just one month after then Governor Gray Davis and the leading candidate against Arnold in the race for the California governorship, lieutenant governor Cruz Bustamante, brought suit against the energy companies.

These two guys had to go. And who better than The Terminator (a famous movie star) to blast them both out of the water?

And blast them he did. Two years later the movie star, with no political experience apart from marrying into the Kennedy clan, was in office signing off on a number of deals that saw power companies only having to pay ten to twenty cents on the dollar. According to Palast, “Enron paid just about nothing”.

Yep, Arnold really cares and wants to give back.

His famous catch-phrase should have been changed from “I’ll be back” to “No pay back”.

So, just because he rants on about Trump, dirty politics, and the environment, and he does it with a smarmy smile and all those cleverly self-effacing comedies behind him doesn’t mean he’s being honest or looking out for you. It just means he’s smart. But smart people can also be incredible stupid. Just look at your now president.

 

Why the hell are people looking to celebrities for their opinions, news… hell, even for guidance on how to think!

Why oh why do people become mindless zombies around celebrities? Living in Los Angeles, I’ve seen it first hand. I witnessed intelligent, successful people go completely gaga in the presence of a famous person. It’s a sight to behold. One that had me amused, dumbfounded, and furious.

When a famous person walks into a room people change; their behaviour, their whole demeanour changes. And if the celebrity likes you, deems you worthy or a wink or a smile, it’s as though you’ve been touched by the hand of God.

 

And I’m sorry to burst your ‘Alec Baldwin is the bomb’ bubble but he’s in on the act too, for in Trump he has found his golden ticket to win back your hearts after falling from grace for amongst other things:

- Being caught on tape in May 2007, saying to his young daughter, “You are a rude, thoughtless little pig. You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being…. I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you're a child”.

- Physically and verbally assaulting numerous members of the media.

- Grabbing New York Post journalist Tara Palmeri, allegedly telling her to “choke to death” before calling the Post’s photographer, G.N. Miller, a retired African American New York police detective, a “coon”, a “drug dealer” and a “crackhead” and then telling him to “suck my dick”. 

- Having his Twitter account suspended after threatening a gay Daily Mail reporter with the words, “I’m gonna find you George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f**k…you…up.”

- Being thrown off an American Airlines flight in 2011 after refusing to turn off his cell phone and being “extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language.” (the company said in a statement on their Facebook page)

- His alleged physical and emotional abuse of former wife Kim Basinger.

- The countless racist, homophobic, and misogynistic insults hurled at the media and members of the public.

 

Wake up people! Alec Baldwin is not cool and funny with his childish, hammy pantomime-style Donald impression. Alec, like Arnold, is Donald - an arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic, homophobic, misogynistic little big boy screaming “LOVE ME! LOVE ME! LOVE ME!” at least until he doesn’t need you anymore. But that’s a while off as he’ll probably be running for office next, because like Arnie, he’ll just want to give back because he’s that kinda guy.

And people just keep lapping it up, because it appears most people love bullshit and so desperately want to believe their celebrity gods are better than they are.

Celebrities are never better than they seem. They play act for a living. There was a time when the profession of acting was deemed lower than prostitution. But at least when prostitutes suck cock they are honest about it. But with celebrities you can never be sure if you are seeing their true face… not until it doesn’t matter anymore; not until they’ve gotten what they want and maybe not even then because spoilt children never get what they want because once they’ve achieved their goal they’re bored and dissatisfied and a new goal is on the horizon. That one wasn’t as fulfilling as they thought it would be.

 

Many psychologists have written about the fact that the face, the image most famous people put out there, or push on us, is the exact opposite of who they really are. They’re over-compensating you see. Like when you’re trying to hide that you can’t stand someone in your social circle, you go overboard in the other direction, you shower then with compliments, you’re oh so nice, so obliging.

Like most actors, Arnold wants you to love him, adore him, follow him, fawn over him, admire him, worship him, and hopefully one day, if things go his way and something changes, vote for him for President.

So if Arnold says he cares about the environment you can be damn sure he doesn’t give a shit about any environment other the one encased in the celebrity bubble in which he lives. And oh-so-funny Alex? If you see him on the streets of New York, just walk up and try to talk to him, he’ll probably punch you in the face.

So, open your eyes people and see it for what it really is.

For fuck’s sake! What are you going to fall for next? Mel Gibson for Jewish Women’s Rights?! 

 

 

 

 

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