Please Just Fucking Die Already
Caitlin Johnstone
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“A study by the Journal of Patient Safety says that somewhere between 210,000 and 400,000 patients die every year as result of medical errors. If there was a God murderous, warmongering neocon John McCain would have been one of them.”

You are such a spectacular dunce Caitlin Johnstone that you fail to understand the definition of the term: Neo-conservatism. I am here to educate you.

John McCain is not a neo-conservative. Neo-conservativism is founded in the 1960s by conservative Democrats disillusioned and disgusted with the failure of President Lyndon B. Johnson. John McCain is a prisoner of war from October 26, 1967 to March 14, 1973. Given that heroic sacrifice he is divorced from the ideological foundation of neo-conservatism. Neo-conservatism is most famously defined and associated with the journal of opinion Commentary.

From “A Tragedy of Errors” by Michael Lind in The Nation on February 5, 2004:

“Neoconservatism — the term was Michael Harrington’s — originated in the 1970s as a movement of anti-Soviet liberals and social Democrats in the tradition of Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Humphrey and Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson, many of whom preferred to call themselves ‘paleoliberals.’ While there was a pro-Israel wing the movement’s focus was on confrontation with the Soviet bloc abroad and on the defense of New Deal liberalism and color-blind liberal integrationism against rivals on the left at home.”

Senator McCain’s life and career is the polar opposite of this neo-conservative reality. Do you understand Ms. Johnston? The answer is a resounding, ignorant: No.

A writer must understand facts. To Caitlin Johnston facts are irrelevant. Facts are joke. Facts are malleable. Facts exist for manipulation.

To permit this pathetic, profane excuse for a writer to describe Senator McCain as a “warmongering neocon” has certified the editors at MEDIUM as a collection of demagogues. Congratulations.

Chris Chichester
Proprietor: Excelsior Page
Founder: Empire Page
Penfield, New York

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