MARIA Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger were both in love with the same man. It's common - and dangerous.
It seems that you'd be taking a punt marrying an Austrian.
The country itself has often displayed a nasty arrogance, in deep denial of its sins. And its famous menfolk are too often created in that same image: there was Adolf Hitler, of course; and then lying racist Kurt Waldheim, who not only once was president of his country but also Secretary General of the United Nations; and now we have Arnold Schwarzenegger.
His leadership prospects have been terminated, and not before time. The US will look back soon and wonder how close it came to having the deceitful narcissist muscle in on its national stage.
We might have had a US election fought between the son of a Nazi soldier and the son of an untrustworthy, accident-prone Kenyan drunk.
It didn't happen, and recently we were reminded why not.
That fuss last month over whether Barack Obama had really been born on American territory raised the issue of Article II of the American constitution. It states that "No person except a natural born Citizen of the United States ... shall be eligible to the Office of President".
Obama turned up last month with his birth certificate - as he has before - and proved his American status.
But idiotic and hysterical as conservative American voices so often are, Article II may have saved them from a fate worse than the black man many of them so clearly dread.
It wasn't that long ago that the deluded voters of California so loved their Governor - a womanising, bodybuilding actor, perfect qualifications for West Coast leadership - that 65 per cent of them supported him, and a number of influential Americans were calling for the US Constitution to be hurriedly changed so that Arnie might make a run for the White House.
One of them was his poor wife Maria Shriver. Part of the Kennedy dynasty, she might have known politics, but she didn't know her man. When some Silicon Valley bigwigs started spending money on the campaign to have her husband for President, Shriver agreed. "Absolutely" there should be an amendment to clear the way for Schwarzenegger to run.
Syndicated radio host Alex Jones, once a Republican, saw things differently: "He's a bully and a preening peacock who is totally power-mad," he said. "For God's sake, don't let this megalomaniac become president."
Jones was right. Shriver was wrong. And what a price she has paid - her children growing up in a house alongside their housemaid's son, also Arnie's offspring. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/beware-the-alpha-romeo-like-arnold-schwarzenegger/story-fn56avn8-1226060658426
"To Achieve World
Government it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism,
their loyalty to family traditions and national identification" Brock Chisholm - Director of the World Health Organization
"A society whose citizens refuse to see and investigate the facts, who refuse to believe that their government and their media will routinely lie to them and fabricate a reality contrary to verifiable facts, is a society that chooses and deserves the Police State Dictatorship it's going to get." Ian Williams Goddard
The fact is that "political correctness" is all about creating uniformity. Individualism is one of the biggest obstacles in the way of the New World Order. They want a public that is predictable and conditioned to do as it's told without asking questions.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson