I think Lee Downey put it in good way. It's just popular fashion. It's a cool buckle, and I would definitely get one if I were as well off as Arnold. Is he a Nazi or sympathizer? Being next to a Jewish Michael Bloomberg on the cover of Time magazine would seem to point that he probably isn't a Nazi or sympathizer. Plus as other people said wearing anything Nazi-related for him would be complete and utter political suicide. He may be a member of a club or secret society, but I don't think you can tell that from a fashionable belt buckle.
Does he have a hidden agenda? Yeah, probably, because all politicians do. It's called weighing personal moral code with the possibility of getting
re-elected. It's not a great system nowadays, because to get elected you need lots of money usually from wealthy business owners with a real,
sometimes not-so-good agenda of making money, which compromises so much. It's the game you pretty much have to play to be in politics nowadays.
My biggest problem with Arnold and the new politicos like him and Bloomberg. Is the politics of fear and inconvenient half-truths, and backing up the
fear with laws that take away personal freedoms. Climate change is the new fear in town. But the thing is, we might have exasperated the problem, but
we are no way the only cause of it. Because if we are the cause of it, then why are the ice caps on Mars melting? What are they catching the vapors? I
am all for environmentalism and conservation of resource, but gimme a break.
These two guys aren't the worst guys on the block, but they know that for changes to happen they can't just change everything at once. So they play
the political game of fear politics and tough laws on personal choices, since they can't make the businesses change their ways. So, they ban trans
fats, make emissions standards tougher and pass reforms that might have adverse affects on some businesses and possibly your pocketbook.
I mean we really shouldn't be eating trans fats or driving gas guzzling inefficient automobiles nowadays anyways. I think we have big business and
corrupted politicians to thank for that. I guess you could say that at least get some things accomplished, unlike some politicians who don't do
anything worthwhile at all. Hence, they get the cover of Time magazine.
Sorry, if I went a little of the topic of "Bucklegate." LOL!
[edit on 13-7-2007 by frailty]