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There is rumor and buzz about Hollywood actor and former California Governor Arnold Swarzenegger’s alleged “love child” right out of the plot of a movie he starred in, “The 6thDay,” that involved a plot concerning illegal human cloning. While the movie was a financial flop, the ideas behind the movie are quite controversial, as is the topic of human cloning itself.
Rumors that Swarzenegger had cloned himself began to circulate when reports came forth about the child’s striking resemblance to his father. “Spitting image,” was a phrase that many used. To date, all currently available photographs and images of the alleged “love child” or clone are being censored.
This has led to speculation that Swarzenegger had himself cloned, and that he paid Mildred Patricia Baena (who prefers to go by “Patty”) to be the surrogate host. Before moving on, it is important to consider the timeline of the events.
First, in mid-1996, a healthy adult sheep, named Dolly, had been secretly cloned in a laboratory in Roslin, Scotland. This cloning milestone had been kept quiet until finally unveiled in a public announcement on February 2nd, 1997. This created quite a controversy concerning the viability, usefulness and ethics of human cloning. The debate garnered so much attention that President Clinton intervened early the next month. On March 4th, 1997, President Clinton barred any and all federal funding for research on human cloning. Of course, his ban only prevented federal funding. What happened in the private research world remained private.
Insiders have stated that Arnold most likely had been in Europe during this time, both for business and for a vacation. At least one member of his inner circle has confirmed that Arnold might have stayed several days in Scotland and Ireland, on a “scenic tour.” Patty and several other “staffers” accompanied him on this trip to help take care of “odds and ends,” said the insider. There is no definitive confirmation of his presence in Europe; however, the insiders believe the dates to be correct. "It's not like we were taking extensive notes or anything," one said. However, Swarzenegger was a visitor to the hospital in 1997, surely precipitated by his eventual heart surgery that year (more about that later).
Next, fast forward about nine months, the standard period of pregnancy for a human child, to the date of October 2nd, 1997, the date-of-birth for Arnold’s “love child.” Link to birth certificate: tmz.vo.llnwd.net/o28/newsdesk/tmz_documents/0518_birth_certificate3.pdf.
So far there has been speculation on the particulars of how and when Swarzenegger might have cloned himself. What needs to be considered is why the average person would do so (if provided the opportunity), and why Arnold Swarzenegger would do so?
The common theory behind “replacement cloning” involves people cloning only their vital organs to be used to replace aging or diseased ones. This negates the need for transplanting someone else’s organ into the body, which often triggers and immune response, and eliminates the need for Immunosuppressive drugs.
Schwarzenegger was born with a condition called "bicuspid aortic valving," --an aortic valve with only two openings, or "flaps," as opposed to a normal one with three. Schwarzenegger chose in 1997 for a replacement heart valve made of his own transplanted tissue; physicians estimated Swarzenegger would need heart valve replacement surgery in the next two to eight years because of valve deterioration. He apparently decided against implanting a synthetic valve, the only permanent resolution to his condition at that time, because he enjoyed being able to exercise and this would have curtailed heightened physical activity. Again, the year 1997 comes up. Link to report: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger#Accidents_and_injuries.
Therefore, and so far, Swarzenegger would have cloned his own tissue and/or organs because he knew he would at least need heart tissue. Being the purist that he has been noted for in numerous interviews on television and in magazines, Swarzenegger would have probably preferred using his own tissue, and in fact, his own tissue was used. It is speculated that this tissue was cloned while he was in Scotland. Further, the cloning procedures could have taken place anywhere, not necessarily only in Scotland.
Rumors and emails have leaked from an unnamed laboratory that Swarzenegger decided to take cloning one step further. It is said that he wanted to have another copy of himself available to take-on the next generation of “America.” Imagine how tempting it would be for Swarzenegger, an Austrian immigrant who won the seat of Governor but could not win the Presidency because of constitutional restrictions about overseas birth, to want that possibility for another, cloned, version of himself. The alleged “love child” is a United States citizen, full-fledged and perfectly viable to contend for the Presidency. Imagine seeing a younger version of yourself, and of grooming that alternate “you” for the Office of the President of the United States. Imagine watching the election and celebrating with yourself (the clone) in the White House.
Did Arnold Swarzenegger have himself cloned and implanted into Patty back in 1997, knowing that the existence of this “love child” would eventually be released into the public? Was he alone in the conception and execution of this plan? If any of this is the reality, then a clone of Arnold Swarzenegger might be on the horizon, ready to take the American cinema and political scenes by storm. It would be the ultimate redux, the ultimate voyeurism. Who needs a Manchurian Candidate? If this is true, then we would have an Austrian Candidate sitting on the throne of the Free World that is the White House.
Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
I doubt very very very (it goes on for longer) very very very much that this child is a human clone, for one its highly illegal, its against human rights and i think out right silly. So what arnie played away and had a kid he chosen to keep quiet about.
Unless there is a video of this kid being created (no not a porn flick) then im out on this one.
Originally posted by 13th Zodiac
I understand the implication of what you are saying.Clonning humans is not a stretch, I would go as far as to saying that I believe it has been done numerous times .However the clone would have to be the same age as the DNA sample it was taken from . So unless Arnie's parents had forsight to keep his umbilical cord on ice almost 60 odd years ago, you will not in principle have a clone aged from 0-10 such as his alledged love child .I'm aware of one particular family that has kept their umbilical chords for over 400 years..So what did they know ? I have some interesting data on loreal paris and clone research .Anyhow I would love to see a picture of the contriversial child all the same out of curiosity.
: Also, if you were to clone yourself, would you not want to raise your clone to act and think like you and posses all of your knowledge and life experience so they can be a true clone and not just a genetic clone....nah, everyone want's their clones raised by retired housekeepers.
Originally posted by Aggie Man
It's a shame that he had to ruin his marriage, by admitting to infidelity, just so he could protect his secret clone...
The kid bares a resemblance, but as the poster above has shown, this kid looks nothing like Schwarzenegger as a child.
Originally posted by Khaaaaaan!!
I'm going to go with 'just his kid' My reasoning is that his clone child should look a lot more like the arnold child. This is the only pic i could find so far, and as a kid arnold looks more like himself than his supposed clone does.