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Schwarzenegger's Dreams of Dictators (Read Before You Vote!)

In case you, your friends, or your family need another reason to vote "NO" on Propositions 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, and 78, consider these quotes from power-hungry Governor Arnold:
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"I was always dreaming about very powerful people - dictators and things like that. I was just always impressed by people who could be remembered for hundreds of years, or even, like Jesus, be for thousands of years remembered." [as spoken in the 1977 film "Pumping Iron"]

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"My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave." [from a 1990 interview with U.S. News]

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(Both quotes are from )

And don't forget that, as reported in 2003, "The Los Angeles Times, in a recent investigation of [Arnold's] finances, estimated that his fortune far exceeded $200 million. This included real estate investments and a significant ownership in Dimensional Fund Advisors, a mutual fund company in Santa Monica that manages about $40 billion." (Learn more about Arnold at Learn more about Dimensional Fund Advisors--which now manages more than $80 billion internationally--at )

Arnold and his corporatist allies want power over YOU.

Please stop the power grab. Please vote this Tuesday. Please vote "NO" on Propositions 73 - 78.

And please spread the word.

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Re: Schwarzenegger's Dreams of Dictators (Read Before You Vote!)

This quest for more power to individuals in "executive" positions -- mayor, governors, presidents, school superintendents, etc. -- seems to be woven into our decaying social and economic system. Maybe we need to replace it with a new system based on democracy, cooperation and sharing. I'd call that "socialism," but I don't care what other people want to call it. Let's get it.


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