News with a DIFFERENT View: Idolizing John McCain


The sad passing of John McCain is causing reflection on his life and contributions and there are many. Yet, the coverage omits his passionate advocacy for interventionist US foreign policy that has harmed both The United States and the target nations. I feel like part of the reason he’s getting such bipartisan accolades in the establishment is that our establishment all agrees with this foreign policy that keeps the gravy train of the Military Industrial Complex humming along.

McCain's thinking, regardless of his service, does not serve humanity or The United States. It places the utmost confidence in the assertion that American military power should be inserted whenever and wherever we decide we don't like a country or its leader. Unfortunately, the reasons we're given for these policies and how they are sold to us revolve around freedom and democracy, when in truth they more about economic interest.

There was a time in 2000 when he was running for Republican nomination when I thought he represented a common sense, middle of the road approach and considered supporting him, even though I had already abandoned my attachment to the two-party duopoly.

However, in the past 15 years, Senator McCain became one of loudest and shrillest voices for policies that I do not believe benefit the American people or the nations that we try to "bomb to freedom." 

Even while we honor the man, we should whitewash or gloss over the destructive results of policies he was a leading influencer of and advocate for.

Ray Davis
for 6 Sense Media

Here are just a few examples of what I'm talking about.