Austrian-born Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger has given us many great lines during his decades on-screen.
Who will ever forget "Your clothes—given them to me" and "Fuck you, asshole" from The Terminator?
Or "It's not a tumor" from Kindergarten Cop?
Or "Hasta la vista, baby" from Terminator 2: Judgement Day?
But this morning the Austrian Oak, whose resume includes a stint as the Republican Governor of California, gave the world a performance that's quotable for different reasons. Anold sat down in front of the camera to talk beautifully about democracy, and specifically about how it's been under seige during the reign of Donald Trump.
Over seven and a half impassioned minutes he talks about growing up in a post-war Austria where the shame of World War II led guilt-ridden men to do horrible things to their wives and their children.
And what happens when average citizens put their blind faith in despots who are not fit to lead a seating at Olive Garden.
And how the Proud Boys are not discernably different from those responsible for Kristallnacht.
And how Donald Trump will be remembered as the worst president in the history of the U.S.A.
It's all powerful stuff, with Schwarzenegger's message being that being an American means not serving a president, but instead serving the county.
And then admire the man for giving us some great lines, including "The mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol. They shattered the ideas we took for granted."