Your Standard of Accepted Decency is NOT Mine, Good Riddance to Senator John McCain
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Your Standard of Accepted Decency is NOT Mine, Good Riddance to Senator John McCain

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In politics, religion and everyday culture there is no longer a standard of acceptable decency. What is happening on the national political scene is reflective of something larger and more insidious.

Take, for example, the recent passing of John McCain, 81, from brain cancer. Facebook and the MSM is praising him, and as my son in the US recently wrote me, “Even liberal minded folks. Nobody has the balls to say publicly that they are glad another human being is dead. But I am!”

This is real news, as a threat to humanity, the warmonger Senator John McCain, has met his maker. Anyone old enough to remember the Vietnam War, especially those who served with honor and know his sordid history, must be sharing in some glee — and at least wishing him and other misdirected hawks of his generation good riddance.

At least Donald Trump got it right when he said that he was no hero. He was more a songbird, a collaborator with his captors in Vietnam, than a POW. Unfortunately, he was never tried for what most American POWs who had done the same would have been charged with treason, and subsequently executed, for.

Most of what McCain did was also brought up during his lifetime. I personally know of his deeds prior to and during the 2008 Georgian-Russian war. It was started by Georgia at his request to help him in his failed presidential bid, a few more liters of someone else’s blood being a reasonable campaign expense.

When McCain ran for US president he made no secret of the fact that part of his campaign strategy was to present himself as an experienced global figure, able to handle a crisis. That one came along at just the right time. Several members of the Georgian government openly campaigned and collected funds for McCain in that election, even though none of them could vote in the US, and neither could more than a handful of dual citizens.

McCain worked directly with gun runners in Arizona. He was good at stirring pots and starting conflicts around the world by preaching hate and making sure the guns moved as needed. When campaign time came again, those same gun runners financed him with the profits he had secured for them.

McCain made much of his service record in Vietnam and elsewhere. What he didn’t talk about much was how he dumped his Navy wife to marry into a mob-owned Budweiser distributorship, a $200 million-a-year business, which bankrolled his initial political career. Voters expect these sorts of connections in Arizona, where exploiting underworld connections is a way of political life, but not at federal level, where most candidates at least pretend to have a higher character.

McCain’s wife has a sordid financial record of her own, littered with offshore accounts and side deals which consistently go unaudited and did not appear among McCain’s registered interests. The Russians are said to have a bulky file of information concerning his co-operation with the North Vietnamese and various other matters, which they might one day release.

All this is not to mention all the damage he did to democracy under the guise of the Republican Institute, which spread the gospel that democracy can only be defined by how many flash foreigners can exploit a country’s resources.

McCain’s death, and how he died, simply confirm my belief in God, and make me want to believe in hell. Let him and his memory burn, as he is one of the greatest war criminals ever, on the level of King Leopold of Belgium, the Butcher of Congo, for committing crimes against humanity.

 As Gordon Duff, Editor of Veterans Today, recently wrote, “McCain went out so much better than he came. For that, McCain’s friends and family can thank Trump, for being such an asshole. Now McCain is equal with the 2 million dead from Vietnam. We will all be equal in death and forgotten as well—perhaps that’s how it should be.”

At least now, once he is buried and soon forgotten, we can get back to so-called Real News, like all the President’s Men, and how much Trump ended up paying for his high-level call girls. Would it not have been better for him to have just paid them up front than to have to pay them off later and make America an international laughing stock?

It is as if the media and political elites are more concerned with entertaining the masses than facing real issues and looking for sustainable solutions to real social problems.  I hope historians will now take the opportunity to set the record straight about legacy of John McCain and his corrupted minions.

It is time others had the courage to speak truthfully about this man, even in the wake of his recent passing. We will miss, him, and even as Andrew Higgins, who still works as a  journalist, and who has been a friend of mine for 28 years wrote, [tongue in cheek], “Russia Hated John McCain, and Will Miss Him Dearly.”

I am so happy that other sub headlines, even in the Washington Post read, “President refused to acknowledge heroism of senator he disliked.”  As much as I can’t stand Trump on various issues, at least occasionally I must give him credit for getting-it-right.

Author: Jeffrey Silverman