Horst sets the record straight about Schwarzenegger

The Aardvark Speaks: Interesting snippets from a recent speech by a man with memory problems:

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “When I was a boy, the Soviets occupied part of Austria. I saw their tanks in the streets.”.

The part of Austria where Schwarzenegger lived and grew up was occupied by British, not Soviet troops.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I saw communism with my own eyes.”

Probably on a journey to Russia. Austria never had a communist government.

Arnold Schwarzenegger: “As a kid I saw the socialist country that Austria became after the Soviets left.”

From the end of World War II up until 1970, the strongest political party in Austria was the Conservative Party, which is known for its strict Catholicism and strong opposition to socialism. Schwarzenegger left Austria in 1968, when the Conservatives had a comfortable absolute majority in government.

In a world where people around the world are as close as the person next door, don’t allow yourself to recreate history to meet your personal agenda. There will always be someone there to call you on it.

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