Look who visited Franco’s tomb…

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No, it’s not a tumah. It’s the Gropenator, at the tomb of Spain’s most notorious historic villain…

Here you have it. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, actor and ex-governor of California, before the tomb of Francisco Franco. All of this occurred last September 11.

After presenting the “Reebok Spartan Race”, the American star who played Conan the Barbarian and the Terminator, went to the Valley of the Fallen, invited by Pablo Linares, president of the association which defends the continuity of the mausoleum of the dictatorship. The ex-governor toured the valley, impressed and open-mouthed at the work done by Republican prisoners.

The visit continued through the interior of the crypt, and the committee paused before the tomb of the dictator, directed and informed at all times by the directors of the association of the defence of the monument, who told the actor their singular version about how, when and who made possible this work of colossal dimensions, and who were buried inside its walls, many of them against their wishes and those of their families.

This visit took an hour and a half, and during this time, witnesses to the visit assure that Schwarzenegger appeared affected, although no one knows for sure whether it was because of what he was seeing or what his hosts were telling him.

Translation mine.

Unfortunately, this account gives no details of what was said by the tour guides, nor what ideological slant the whole tour was supposed to be taking (hopefully, not any). And no word on what was going through Arnie’s head, either, in view of the fact that Franco’s tomb was built by leftist political prisoners in forced labor — although, given his own political leanings, which are well known to be the opposite of what Spanish Republicanism was all about, it may be less hard to guess than it appears.

The timing of this bizarre visit is the hinkiest of all: September 11? The day fascism came to Chile in 1973, and blowback came to the United States in 2001? WTF??? And why did this story only come to light just now?

Ah-nie, you got some ‘splainin’ to do…

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1 Response to Look who visited Franco’s tomb…

  1. toma says:

    “I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education, up to power.”

    Maybe Arnie admired the Spanish dictator as well for his similar decades of work opposing the Jewish-Masonic-Bolshevik conspiracy. I once saw him kill a nasty robot with his bare hands, wait that was him. Anyway, he’s a good egg for being nice to the docents who whispered fascist propaganda in his hairy Austrian ears. Because everybody knows the Valley of the Fallen is the sort of beautiful place a freedom-loving person would die for, if only because the Popular Front weren’t covered by OSHA.

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