A note la: There were complaints about that recent ONION post about McCain wanting his ashes shot into Iraq, (you saw it here). I think that is the reason why the ONION is now making fun of John Lennon's death - just to appear fair. (Great JL pic there, though).
OK - I don't really need to get into all the mars on John McCain's career, that he kept having to apologise for later. (It is the attention-seeker who makes the mistakes prior to asking the forgiveness. A truly honourable man doesn't have to come back and eat crow through crocodile tears). For example - he promoted the Confederate flag for political gain; he promoted Trumpism by bringing on Palin as his VP running-mate; he was in the Saving and Loans Scandal; he was forever making testy remarks about people; he spoke against racism yet physically dissed Obama onstage at a presidential debate, and, worst of all, there was never ONE anti-privacy, pro-National Security, pro-corporate, pro-MILITARISM, PRO-WAR vote that McCain did not support! This guy was a sham, crashing military airplanes like they were trash, and apparently being indoctrinated into militarism by fear of his captors and of his father. Sure, he had some good cover-up speeches and all that - and no one is pure evil. But this guy...
(Hey! Does Alex Jones agree with me on this? I haven't even read this article, because my computer has been trying to crash again... BREAKING! Alex Jones Responds To John McCain’s Death & Lays Out His True History)
No, I don't feel the need to say all that. What I really want to do is explain something that everyone and their monkey's uncle seems to be missing. On the SURFACE, it may seem all nice and hippie democrat that John McCain often called for bi-partisanism. But bipartisanism, in itself, is not inherently good. When covered by the umbrella of elitist corporatism, as it is today, "bipartisanism", should be called what it really is: puppet DUOPOLY.
Today's bipartisan duopoly - beholden to Soros, the Kochs, the Deep State, the Military-Intelligence Complex, and elite families and corporations - just happens to advance all the causes that McCain kept popping up to endorse: Most prominently - endless WAR and the endless war economy! In other words, real economic and environmental decline over time.
McCain ended up in the same camp as the Bushs, the establishment GOP, the Clintons, the DNC, and all the powerful forces manipulating them - including vast globalised corporations deeply invested in China - and now including all the Big Tech firms that are moving against internet freedom, who happen to be virtual allies of the Democrats.
The 'establishment' middle is no longer the dream of American unity - it is the property of grossly rich corporations who are calling the shots. It is behind large swaths of both parties - including some of both Trump and Bernie vectors(!) I have referred to this 'establishment' middle - a controlled majority - the 'FAUX MIDDLE' - because it is fake. It is a lie - an affront to the American Dream of the past. It is the consolidation of a power and wealth hierarchy, operating from the top down.
And who is th TRUE middle? The great mass of American people who, despite being played off one against each other, group against group, (divided and conquered), all have one thing in common: Year after year, they are less well off than before. Less relative pay. More toxins. Crappier housing and city services. Expensive health care, education and borrowing. Competition from rich kids from overseas. Less jobs. Less sanity. Less freedom in a privatising world. They are all the odd man out - and oddly in the majority - if it weren't for the fact that they keep getting goaded to go along with people like McCain and Clinton.
It would be the populist wing of the right, plus the populist wing of the left, that COULD form a solid new middle - were it not being constantly divided against itself - by both parties. Instead, we keep being told we've got to 'come together' which means rejecting either populism, and coming under the rubric of establishment corporatism. So. Have you ever noticed that, as the decades go on, the more and more we say, 'we must come together,' the more that phrase becomes synonymous with, "we must bombs more countries!"???
THAT is why establishment, militarist McCain is being touted as being such a marvelous hero, and it's garbage. It is sad, because millions of people like McCain - the silent generation, the boomers - are all premised upon dreams of the past. But they keep pushing it and pushing it so far back into the past, that it makes the future become nothing but destruction. It is delusion now. A fake-out. A lie.
We have more military that all countries on earth. One nuclear missile has more firepower than that used in all past wars. We are militant now in over 100 countries. And yet we dare to incite this inevitable war with Syria, Iran and RUSSIA? Just because the boomers once had to hide under their desks for fear of some evil USSR.
This is not the past. It is OUR future. The Borg mind-meld is now consuming Big Tech, into the whole Big Brother design. Designing for failure. John McCain was a broken man thinking he was doing right when he was in fact doing everything all wrong. That's not my idea of a great Big Brother, right? I've seen too much of that fuckery in my own sphere already.