After visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a 12-minute video on Facebook, where he encouraged people to change their paths if they find themselves fueled by hate.

“Today, I want to talk to the people out there who might have already stumbled into the wrong direction, into the wrong path,” he began. “I want to talk to you if you’ve heard some conspiracies about Jewish people or people of any race, gender or orientation and thought, ‘That makes sense to me.’ I want to talk to you if you’ve found yourself thinking anyone is inferior or out to get you because of their religion or the color of their skin or their gender.”


Schwarzenegger’s father was a member of the Nazi party during World Word II so he has seen “how people can fall into the trap of prejudice and hate” personally.

Instead of attacking people who have leaned a little far, Schwarzenegger has taken the time to encourage people to think about their actions and the basis of their ideologies.

“I don’t know the road that has brought you here, but I’ve seen enough people throw away their futures for hateful beliefs, so I want to speak to you before you find your regrets at the end of that path,” he continued. “Nobody who has chosen the easy path of hate has gotten to the end of the road and said, ‘What a life.’ No. They die as miserably as they lived. No matter how far you’ve gone, I want you to know you still have a chance to choose a life of strength. You have to fight the war against yourself.”

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