Arnold Schwarzenegger has been a fervent advocate for the environment for years, and in preparation for this past weekend’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, he not only scolded those who don’t subscribe to his climate alarmism, but called them “stupid” and “liars.” The action star, bodybuilding physique, and former governor of California addressed world leaders by claiming that they only protect their own interests. It is still unclear how seriously these global leaders take an actor who has played an alien fighting mercenary, or who has been a emotionless, time-traveling, killing machine.
During an interview with the BBC, the True Lies star expressed his disappointment with the kind of pretexts frequently used to minimize the climate crisis, and tried to make the argument that the global economy and the environment, can go hand in hand without any problem creating jobs related to the struggle.
“They are liars, they are stupid. It can protect the environment and protect the economy at the same time. We found out how to do it [in California], it’s about having the balls to do it. […] You can have global capitalism, but you have to be smart about it. You can have the best [economy] of the world, but if people are dead, they are dead, it’s over. […]
Facts and figures will not sell the ticket. If you are going to sell a movie, you can’t talk about how you did the financing or what special effects you used, you have to tell the story, you have to make people go to see the movie, seduce them.”
Schwarzenegger is no stranger to climate alarmism. According to Breitbart News, in 2017 he called for a “grassroots revolution” to continue the battle against global warming after then President Donald Trump announced the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.
The actor urged global citizens and world leaders to “rise up” and save Planet Earth from Trump’s predations. “One man cannot destroy our progress, one man can’t stop our clean energy revolution, one man can’t go back in time. Only I can do that,” Schwarzenegger proclaimed.
This is 100% the right move. This will help us beat this terrible virus. The science is unanimous – if we all wear masks, we slow down the spread and can reopen safely. It’s not a political issue. Anyone making it a political issue is an absolute moron who can’t read. https://t.co/N0FmCwDU5w
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) June 18, 2020
The former bodybuilder was branded a “girly man fascist” over the summer when he claimed anyone who didn’t wear a mask outside or in public areas was an “absolute moron” and that those complaining about their “freedoms” should shut up. “Screw your freedoms” he said as he embraced totalitarianism.