Arnold Schwarzenegger's nothing if not logical combination of economic and social libertinism is about as far removed from my own political position as it is possible to be, and represents what the American Republican Party has really become, for all the pure bombast in which its other leading figures have to engage in order to keep certain religious elements from going home to the Democratic Party, whence those elements came, and where they might actualy get anything done if they ever went back.
But Schwarzenegger's recent call for Spanish-speaking immigrants to do as he, a German-speaking immigrant, did, and use English-language media, shows him in a quite different, and very much better, light. Capitalism requires unlimited immigration, neoconservatism believes in it in principle (for that among other reasons), and unyielding Spanish-speakers are in any case the Bush Dynasty's base. But Schwarzenegger seems to be made of rather superior stuff. Here's hoping that he keeps up the good work.
Incidentally, and continuing a theme on this blog, when the neoconservatives have turned the southern parts of each of the states from California to Florida into Hispanic statelets effectively forming part of Latin America in general and Mexico in particular (and that process is now very, very well-advanced), then will they campaign to make them independent, though with a view to eventual, and quite rapid, incorporation into Mexico? If not, why not? After all, they are doing exactly that in relation to Kosovo and Albania.