“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” ~ Douglas Adams
Since the time, some billions and billions and billions of years ago (so we’re told) when this whole universe, with its’ planetary system: sun, moon, stars and all sorts of extra terrestrials, both real and imagined, exploded from…nothing (so we’re told), inquiring minds with beating hearts and a smattering of intelligence have been wondering…is John McCain human, or simply a walking composite of pure evil. It appears to be the latter –
McCain threatens North Korea with ‘extinction’ – via presstv.com
US Republican Senator John McCain has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un against attacking America and its allies, saying such aggression will lead to the Eastern Asian country’s “extinction.”
Washington needs to “make sure that Kim Jong-un knows that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction,” McCain told CNN on Sunday.
Maybe the old cactus from Arizona is getting ready to morph into a full-fledged assistant of Beelzebub and is simply doing all he can while still maintaining human form in order to guarantee his assistant’s wings. Hard to say. But Las Vegas odds are that he’s a shoe-in for admittance into the nether regions. Threatening extinction of another country with 25 million or so innocent souls? Well done, Senator…well done!
But lest good ole Beelzebub is not sure of the Senator’s dedication to evil, there is his resume that should certainly tip the scales in his favor. Threatening the annihilation of 25 million innocent souls? Surely, there’s more. Glad you were wondering, because yes, there is.
The list of atrocities at the hands of this nut job are quite impressive, if you happen to be passing judgement for McCain’s future post in Gehenna.
After advocating for and subsequently praising the assassination of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Mr. McCain tweeted a confrontational statement to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that read “Dear Vlad, the Arab Spring is coming to a neighborhood near you.”
Threats of murder and or/toppling the governments of other world leaders aren’t democratic, nor are their motives rooted in human rights concerns. In the years leading up Gaddafi’s death – brought about by a campaign that Mr. McCain strongly supported despite the absence of congressional approval for the American-led intervention – Libya had the highest standard of living out of any country in Africa and provided its people with state-sponsored health care. It also had an inclusive participatory system that involved decision-making at the local level. This system was observed by the New York Times in 2009, and though the Times was heavily critical of this experiment, the system was almost certainly better than the state of Libya today. Over 2 million children are out of school, and the country has rapidly fallen on the U.N. Human Development Index rating.
And just as depressing is that virtually no mainstream media outlet has raised an eyebrow to his comments on the extinction of North Korea. EXCEPT, of course, CNN. But their raised eyebrow was one of love, adoration, winks of the eye and hearty handshakes…and, of course, idiotic and misplaced rhapsodies of love…
We’ll let CNN’s Chris Cillizza, delve deeper into his man crush for the Senator:
In a political world in which it seems like the worst behavior is rewarded the most and which people appear to have lost total faith in the men and women they have sent to Washington to represent them, McCain’s joy should matter.
It should be a reminder that most politicians are in politics for the right reasons. That politicians can represent the best of us rather than our worst impulses. That getting knocked down isn’t a death sentence. That we are a resilient people and that our politics can once again be not only resilient but downright joyful.
Evidently – death, destruction, lying, scams and so many more misdeeds are cause for joyous celebrations…you know, just like family gatherings on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Life among the lizards is such a bummer!
And while there’s still the opportunity, we try to counter the current insanity with music that soothes and inspires the mind, heart and soul…
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 (Freiburger Barockorchester)
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