Fitting words coming from the son of a former Nazi.
Former California Governor and Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger had some choice words for anti-maskers on Wednesday: “screw your freedom.”
“We cannot just say, ‘I have the right to do X, Y and Z.’ When you affect other people, that is when it gets serious,” Schwarzenegger said in a CNN discussion featuring Bianna Golodryga and anti-Trump Deep Stater Alexander Vindman.
“You cannot say, ‘No one is going to tell me that I’m going to stop here, that I have to stop at this traffic light here. I’m going to go right through it.’ Then you kill someone else, and then it is your doing,” he said.
“This is the same thing with the virus,” the “Terminator” star explained. “You cannot go not put the mask on because when you breathe, you can infect someone else. And you can infect someone that then gets sick and may die.”
Schwarzenegger then said people who don’t want to wear masks are “schmucks.”
“Yeah, you have the freedom to wear no mask. But you know something, you’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask because you’re supposed to protect the fellow members around you,” Schwarzenegger said.
“I don’t want to villainize anyone here,” he continued, “but I just wanted to tell everyone, let’s work together and let’s stop fighting because there is a virus, and it’s better to get vaccinated [and] to wear a mask.”
The “True Lies” star’s authoritarian comments are unsurprising given his father Gustav Schwarzenegger was a volunteer member of the Sturmabteilung, the notorious brownshirt Nazi storm troopers.
The apple, it seems, doesn’t fall far from the tree.