by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Brain cancer didn’t silence him. In a pre-Labor Day weekend neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post op-ed, he hypocritically railed against white supremacists in Charlottesville – ignoring his family tree.
His great-grandfather was a slaveholder, influential politician and county sheriff.
McCain said his great-grandfather “expressed his patriotism by serving as sheriff of Carroll County, Mississippi” to suppress Black resistance.
He called white supremacists heckling Obama at political rallies patriotic. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father were racists.
The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. McCain follows in the odious history of his roots. Saying all Americans “are equal under the law” belies his deplorable political record.
Psychiatrist Fernando Barral earlier called him “an insensitive individual without human depth.” He “does not show the slightest concern” for war crimes he committed in the military – or the ruthless agenda he supports in Congress.
He met with US-supported terrorists in Syria, cutthroat killers he called “moderate rebels.”
McCain: “We are the country that led the free world to victory over fascism and dispatched communism to the ash heap of history.”
“We are the superpower that organized not an empire, but an international order of free, independent nations that has liberated more people from poverty and tyranny than anyone thought possible in the age of colonies and autocracies.”
Fact: Fascism wasn’t defeated in WW II. It was transplanted to America, Israel and their rogue allies.
Fact: Imperial Washington wants its will imposed on all other nations, freedom eliminated entirely, global tyranny replacing it.
“Values” for McCain include endless wars of aggression, corporate empowerment, neo-serfdom for workers, and police state harshness for nonbelievers.
“Our entire system of government” imposes this system on ordinary people. McCain endorses greater military spending, global wars, and abolition of social justice.
America isn’t the “great nation,” he pretends it to be – just the opposite. It’s humanity’s greatest threat – because of ruthless neocons like himself.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergie Ryabkov called Washington’s deplorable actions “deviant behavior” and “state hooliganism,” adding:
“We have never faced such long-reaching and thoroughly offensive violations of fundamental norms of international law before.”
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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