It is not his fellow Republican Senators but Senator John McCain himself who is an egregious embarrassment to the nation. McCain is not a RINO but a fascist bully who supports a domestic war against American citizens, their fundamental rights and liberties. He wants a totalitarian repressive regime to replace the American republic and the rule of law. McCain was recently repudiated by his home state GOP in Arizona. In his senile dotage McCain wants to invade the world, intervening in every remote clime and festering trouble spot, sacrificing American lives and treasure to satiate his insane blood lust and grand-standing hubris.
McCain supports the Nazi policy of pre-emptive, undeclared wars of aggression (hence his belligerent attack on Congressman Ron Paul and his foreign policy of peace, diplomacy, and non-intervention). Hitler’s National Socialist leadership was tried at Nuremberg and hanged for such war crimes;
He supports assassinating American citizens without due process (hence his vicious attack on Senator Rand Paul and his anti-drone filibuster);
McCain supports the indefinite detention of American citizens without charge, trial, or attorney; and
He supports the warrantless NSA spying on American citizens.
In the midst of World War II, the courageous anti-fascist journalist John T. Flynn brilliantly pointed out:
The test of fascism is not one’s rage against the Italian and German war lords. The test is — how many of the essential principles of fascism do you accept and to what extent are you prepared to apply those fascist ideas to American social and economic life? When you can put your finger on the men or the groups that urge for America the debt-supported state, the autarkical corporative state, the state bent on the socialization of investment and the bureaucratic government of industry and society, the establishment of the institution of militarism as the great glamorous public-works project of the nation and the institution of imperialism under which it proposes to regulate and rule the world and, along with this, proposes to alter the forms of our government to approach as closely as possible the unrestrained, absolute government — then you will know you have located the authentic fascist.
But let us not deceive ourselves into thinking that we are dealing by this means with the problem of fascism. Fascism will come at the hands of perfectly authentic Americans, as violently against Hitler and Mussolini as the next one, but who are convinced that the present economic system is washed up and that the present political system in America has outlived its usefulness and who wish to commit this country to the rule of the bureaucratic state; interfering in the affairs of the states and cities; taking part in the management of industry and finance and agriculture; assuming the role of great national banker and investor, borrowing millions every year and spending them on all sorts of projects through which such a government can paralyze opposition and command public support; marshaling great armies and navies at crushing costs to support the industry of war and preparation for war which will become our greatest industry; and adding to all this the most romantic adventures in global planning, regeneration, and domination all to be done under the authority of a powerfully centralized government in which the executive will hold in effect all the powers with Congress reduced to the role of a debating society. There is your fascist. And the sooner America realizes this dreadful fact the sooner it will arm itself to make an end of American fascism masquerading under the guise of the champion of democracy.
Senator John McCain passes this litmus test. He has absolutely no credibility and authority to speak to the American people about any issue of substance.8:28 pm on March 13, 2014 Email Charles Burris