Arnold Schwarzenegger To Anti-Maskers: ‘Screw Your Freedom’

Wikimedia Commons, By Gage Skidmore

California’s former Republican Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, compared not wearing masks to running a red light, “then you kill someone else and then it is your doing.” 

In a Wednesday interview, the “Terminator” star tackled COVID-19 infection prevention and shared that he embraces science. 

“People should know, there is a virus here, it kills people, and the only way we prevent it is to get vaccinated, wear masks, do social distancing… And not just to think about well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.” 

“No, screw your freedom,” Schwarzenegger continued. “Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities. 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.”

He likened the obligation to stop the spread of coronavirus variants to stopping at traffic lights.  

“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,’” he went on. “Then you kill someone else, and then it is your doing.” 

“So, this is the same thing with the virus,” Schwarzenegger remarked. “You cannot go and 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.” 

He believes Americans must work together to “lick” the virus and put politics aside. “Yeah you have the freedom to wear no mask,” he concluded. “But you know something, you’re a schmuck for not wearing a mask… It’s just that simple.” 

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gary Moore
gary Moore
2 months ago

Same old communist rant!

ahem tonto
ahem tonto
2 months ago
Reply to  gary Moore

Ahnald is the same old socialist ranter he has always been and the same, ” ugly mf” he called the Predator.

Bucky
2 months ago

No your the shmuck Arney. Go to china chump

Jack
Jack
2 months ago
Reply to  Bucky

Arnold is just to stupid to have a ligament opinion about anything, and clearly no one cares. Idiot !!!!

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

Should we screw our freedom the way A. Schwarzenegger screwed his children’s nanny WHILE he was married to Maria Shriver? We are listening to morally bankrupt Hollyweird trash now?

NOT ON YOUR LIFE.

edi
edi
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Too many listened before schitzenegger.

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

Amazing how these phony “get rich quick” frauds are allowed to go “uncensored” while people who challenge our “woke” and Leftist supporting Tech firms with Fact-based discourse are “cancelled”! Why are we calling Arnold a RINO, he is a “NEVER WAS” just like Romney and Liz C!

Ted
Ted
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob

Clearly, Rob, you and your ilk are the RINOs. Frankly, this is the first time in a long time I’ve heard Arnold say something that made sense. I, too, am a Republican – a longtime Republican but one who was not happy with Arnold’s last act as Governor. Unfortunately the majority of your fact-based discourse is anything BUT fact-based. The confederate Republicans in Congress have done nothing but spread lies and B.S. and slobbering all over the feet of DDS (Dirty Donald Trump). Go find another party and stop trying to destroy our Republican party and trying to take America down with you.

Mac2513
Mac2513
2 months ago

Arnold just can’t get that Little Austrian maniac belief system out of his DNA. Lt him go back to his home if birth and try that Nazi crap!

Lifelongskeptic
Lifelongskeptic
2 months ago

The problem is that not wearing a mask is not the same as running a red light. Some people cannot wear masks for a number of reasons and if people are fearful, they can take responsibility for their own safety by being vaccinated, wearing an N95 mask, social distancing, and/or staying at home.

This is not just a medical or public health issue, the science is ever evolving, and it was politicized from the beginning. If this was Ebola, which has a 50-60% mortality rate, I might feel differently…but, while serious, the mortality rate is under 1%. Panicked people make poor decisions.

blondie
blondie
2 months ago

Since when did this deceptive jerk become God. I wonder if he has ever given any thought to what permanent damage he did to others while screwing around on his wife. There’s you some permanent damage, emotionally, physically & mentally. I get sick of hearing people telling us WE can save lives. No we can’t. Only God determines death or living, but, we see thousands, daily, telling us we can save lives. OMG! You freeeeeking fools. You have zero power when it comes to living or dying for even yourself, much less others. When his life is clean as a whistle, then maybe he can give all of we Deplorables advise on how to live. Otherwise go back to your own country. American doesn’t need others from other countries to tell us how to live. This is why AMERICA has always been the greatest country on earth. We know how to treat others as a human being who knows what decisions are best for them. Of course, we have those who don’t make good decisions, who are criminals. This is why we have our Constitution & no one can take that away from us.

TeddyS
TeddyS
2 months ago
Reply to  blondie

Hey Blondie, even though I am a Republican, I am not a great fan of Arnold because of his last act as Governor. However your dissertation is way off the mark, in my opinion. You obviously have no faith in science even tho it has made your life a lot better in so many ways since you’ve been born. The bottom line is the virus feeds on the UNvaccinated. Hence, YOU CAN SAVE LIVES by getting vaccinated. To not get vaccinated is not just selfish; it is ignorant, as well. Your beliefs in God are diametrically opposed to mine. God gave us choice: we can recognize the existence and the presence of God OR we can ignore the presence of God, Our recognition of God is something we – as human beings – can do to determine much of our fate including the choice of living now or dying now. You said we have zero power to determine living or dying. Nonsense! God gave us All the power and that Power IS God, the God that dwells in each and every one of us. God also gave us intelligence, the intelligence to do what is right vs. to do what is wrong. Being selfish is another choice we have. I have the choice and the power to intentionally run-through a red light and drive into a pedestrian crossing the street. That miserable scumbag in Corona (CA) 3 weeks ago had the choice to go into a movie theatre and kill 2 innocent young people just minding their own business and watching a movie. Arnold’s analogy is quite correct regardless of his moral character, which has nothing to do with any of this virus discussion. As a human being on this planet, you should be respectful of others and do everything you can to avoid transmitting this nefarious disease onto others and stop putting their lives on the line just because YOU think that you cannot impact them negatively and only God can do that. You sound way too intelligent to be on that merry-go-round.

chuck
chuck
2 months ago

How true, how true…….great post !!!

TeddyS
TeddyS
2 months ago

You seem to forget the millions of people that are lifers with the damage done to them by Covid. No matter how you cut it, over 600,000 deaths in 16 months versus 12,000 or 13,000 a year from the flu each year is way too many people to die because of selfish people that don’t want to grasp that they can be just fine but are still spreading this terrible virus. And because these dummies want their personal freedom to not take the shot, the virus will keep on going and threaten our way of life in the USA. And it was politicized by your terrible President who I, a longtime Republican, would never vote for – Never! The POS downplayed the virus from the beginning even tho he knew how serious and deadly it really was and that was back in January of 2020. Yet the POS still got vaxxed (and his wife) even AFTER having a bout with the virus. He just did it quietly so he wouldn’t upset his base of dummies. The science right now has made it abundantly clear that the virus feeds on dummies who won’t get the shot. And unfortunately, it is now feeding on children who can’t yet get the shot. So don’t get it, fool. Keep spreading it around like the other blind nutcases.

troy lyman
troy lyman
2 months ago
Reply to  TeddyS

teddy you have way to much fear in you . i have had covid and i will not take a jab from anyone because it is not fda approved and untill it is you can have mine if you are that fearful i identify as vaxed enough is enough!

oldedude
oldedude
2 months ago

Arnold… excuse me, “AWHN-nooldt” spent too long with the Kennedys and then was obliged to spend all too much time compromising with an overwhelmingly liberal, Democratic Legislature during his time as governor, which turned the guy who once said “Venn I h’uhrife-duh een h’Uh-mehr-EEK-kah, Reagan vass goo-fin-eer und Nixon vass Prezz-zih-dehnt und I vass een Heff-in” into the belly-crawling RINO suck-up, just trying to fit in with the other kids on the playground, you now see. Oh, he’s no worse than most of them, but, really – he believes in science? Then he ought to realize that these vaccines are dangerous (so much so that Dr. Malone, the guy who invented mRNA type vaccines and Dr. Yeadon, who headed the labs which created the Pfizer vaccine, are saying that they are TOO dangerous to use and that any doctor who is prescribing their use is an irresponsible idiot). You will also find any number of virologists, immunologists, and epidemiologists who will tell you that the reason we have this delta variant is because of the vaccine and we are making the disease worse and worse and worse with our idiotic policies. Oh, and btw, contrary to this BS about this latest surge being a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” what you will find is that the disease is most prevalent among – and spreading among the vaccinated, at a rate of almost 3 to 1. Get the vaccine? Oh no, Awhn-nooldt, no friggin’ way because I actually understand science – as well as the Constitution…

pstierle
pstierle
2 months ago
Reply to  oldedude

Thank you and I agree with you….from an old dudette…

G Pritchard
G Pritchard
2 months ago
Reply to  oldedude

Not only that, but if a person HAS gotten the ‘jab’, isn’t that person supposed to be immune? And isn’t it true that it has been PROVEN that masks don’t work ( since the ‘virus’ is so much smaller than the many tiny breathing holes in the mask )?
Arnold, you are an OK actor. Stick with that ONLY! Don’t talk about what you obviously don’t understand.

David Kachel
David Kachel
2 months ago

No distance at all to, “Your freedom hurt my feelings!”

Jane Stacy
2 months ago

screw you assh=le so you wear a mask

Mark Brickey
Mark Brickey
2 months ago

An ass is an ass no matter which side he speaks from. Viruses CANNOT be stopped. There has only been ONE virus in world history that has been stopped – smallpox. Colds, flu, pneumonia, mumps and on and on have been slowed down to epidemics, but inoculations do not stop viruses.
Real science brings out real truth.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Coming from a man whose father was a Nazi.

John
John
2 months ago

It is a virus..you can not hide from it…masks and the ridiculous “social distancing” do absolutely nothing.Your best way to fight this virus is to be exposed to it in order for the body to develope anti-bodies and build an immunity to it.The masks and social distancing are nothing but political means to exert control over the population..to restrict us..to groom and prepare us for when they truly take away our rights.The vaccination is also another load of bs.I place my faith and trust in God…God knows the day and the way each person will die.Your date is set in stone.I’m not one of these people who claim the virus is fake..it’s not..I was knocked out for a month and a half with it and was hospitalized.The best way to overcome it..and prevent it..vitamins…take some pure honey everyday and keep yourself in good shape physically.While at the hospital..all they could offer was fluids to hydrate me and robitusen…as well as oxygen for when my oxygen levels dropped.If you get it..the best way to fight it…again..pure honey..black tea..vicks vapor rub on your chest..the strongest cough medicines and cough drops you can buy.But the important thing is to not lay still…to move about even though your weak and feel like death…it’s the immobility that makes it worse.

DetroitDom
DetroitDom
2 months ago

Schwarzenegger continued. “Because with freedom comes obligations and responsibilities. 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.”

You mean like when your pal Joe Biden arbitrarily:
1) canceled the Keystone Pipeline and affects thousands and thousands of people lives by eliminating their jobs?

2) Or were you referring to the millions of people who must now pay more for gasoline and food because of higher fuel prices?

3) Or, were you referring to the Afghani people left behind after Joe Biden removed 3,000 troops, leaving women and children to become slaves to these radical Islamists?

Or maybe you were talking about the head-swiveling double speak coming out of the lying mouths of Dr. Fauci, the CDC, and World Health Organization.

Personally, I don’t care what you were talking about. You are a poor representation of a Freedom-Loving American who should return to Austria and leave freedom to the people who actually comprehend it.

Scotty
Scotty
2 months ago

It’s being risk-averse versus risk management. Those who are risk-averse can’t take any sort of risk to get the disease. Those people need to hunker down, get other vaccines, social distance, etc. etc. Those who are going to risk manage means that the chances of them dying from the disease is extremely extremely low. As far as the threats of harming somebody else now, whoever you come in contact with has the same choice of being vaccinated or not. If they’re risk management and they decide not to then they roll the dice. If it’s a risk-averse person they probably are already vaccinated. Isn’t that the point of getting the vaccine is to not get sick in the first place? That’s what we are being told right. So the risk-averse group can’t mandate those demands on the risk management group just as the risk management group don’t tell the risk-averse people not to get vaccinated, etc. etc. It’s two sides of the coin at the same issue. You should still have the choice. You are no longer hurting anybody though. Not with a vaccine out there.

Deckster01
Deckster01
2 months ago

If Arnold had been wearing protection then his maid wouldn’t have gotten pregnant.

gil
gil
2 months ago

At the count of 10 you will self Terminate Fakenold!!

Larry Larson
Larry Larson
2 months ago

Spoken like a true austrian.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Going back to his Nazi roots

Frank G Maiz
Frank G Maiz
2 months ago

The truth of the matter, is that the American Society suffers of one sin, an undefined
word: Freedom. Freedom is not limitless, if you want to live in a “civilized society”
Elements like Rights and Duties are inseparables. If you want to have the first, you
must observe the second. Most of us demand the first, but when we face the second,
then “it’s not my job” and we get personal and start insulting or trying to bite someone.
Now, if you move to the Mato Grosso in Brazil, that might be the world you might be
happier to live in.

Vincent Scott
Vincent Scott
2 months ago
Reply to  Frank G Maiz

I don’t know what rock you have been hiding under for the past hundreds of years, but the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights very clearly defines freedom. It is the Federal government’s obligation to get the states and “we the people” to give our consent when they exceed the duties outlined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution and re-emphasized in the 10th amendment of the Bill of Rights! Arrogant dictators demand, while legislators in a Constitutional Republic ask our permission! You have obviously bought into the BULLSCHIFF being promoted in our defunct educational system and your education is sorely lacking!!! You need to wake-up, grow up, and shut the f**k up!

Vincent Scott
Vincent Scott
2 months ago

Arnold Shitzenegger is a BULLSCHIFF spewing *xsswipe!!! This virus is not a lot different than previous flu’s. Getting the shot is more dangerous to a large percent of the population than getting the virus. I am 82 years old, have never gotten a flu shot or the flu. I use common sense in public. These self absorbed buttheads that are running their ignorant mouths need to shut the f**k up and mind their own business. HCQ and ivermectin does work, but it profits no one, so its use gets shut down. Ask yourself what big pharma company has bought off Arnold Schwarzenegger!!! Even the RNC has bent over and is taking it up the backside!!! A bunch of gutless cowards who have become irrelevant because their mouths exceeded their intelligence.

Susan
Susan
2 months ago

Idiot does he even have a high school education. These people whoo act need to get into the real world…

D Cvengros
D Cvengros
2 months ago

You lost my respect with you robot that molests kids. You are sick. And Not funny. God has a special place for sell outs. And nothing you put on will stop the torture you will face along with may other child hurters.