Schwarzenegger: 'I was dreaming
about being some dictator'
LibertyThink has unearthed a 1976
Rolling Stone interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a series
of conversations from South Africa to southern California,
Ahnold waxes whimsical about his dictatorial ambitions and
his thoughts on the untermensch.
Excerpts from "The Hero of
Perfected Mass," Rolling Stone June 3, 1976:
Outside the Hotel Burgers Park, in Pretoria, South Africa.
Nearby, Robbie Robinson, the current
AABA Mr. America... walks thorugh the lobby. . .
Columbu, like the others, is a specialist
at anabolizing his muscles-- tearing them down by "bombing
them" with concentrated exercise, then supplying them
with huge amounts of protein (including artificial steroids)
while they're resting to make them grow. . .
Columbu will have to beat Arnold
Schwarzenegger, the hero of perfected mass. . .
"I feel you only can have a
few leaders," [Arnold] says in a guttural, confident
voice, "and then the rest is followers. I feel that I
am the born leader and that I've always impressed with being
the leader. I hate to be the follower. I had this when I was
a little boy. . ."
Arnold grew up in Graz, Austria.
His mother was a hausfrau; his father, now dead, a policeman
. . .
"Around the time of grammar
school, I had this incredible desire to be recognized. . .
I got the feeling I was meant to be more than just an average
guy running around, that I was chosen to do something special.
||"At that point, I
didn't think about money. I thought about the fame, about
just being the greatest. I was dreaming about being some
dictator of a country or some savior like Jesus . . .
"You can say a pump is as good
as coming with a chick in bed," he's said. . . .
"Like when guys started smoking
when they were 11 years old, I was the first to say, 'No good.'
You know, I felt this was for the untermensch-- you know,
the low class. . .
"Security," he says, walking
out the door towards the Mercedes 450 parked in his driveway,
"means nothing to me. There is no security in the world
anymore -- that's been proven over and over. You know what
happened to the Japanese people in the second World War. If
they bought a house they never got it back again. Look at
Germany and the Jewish people. Everything was taken away.
There is no security. . ."
TOTAL INFORMATION ANALYSIS: Note this has less sex talk than
Arnold's sitdown a year later with Oui, a magazine published
- Note that his "policeman"
father Gustav was in fact was a Gestapo officer who joined
Nazi party when the party was illegal in Austria.
- Note that Robbie Robinson, who
was in the opening scenes of the Rolling Stone article in
South Africa, is the black bodybuilder who told the Drudge
Report last week that Schwarzenegger more than once engaged
in racist, slur-ridden tirades.