The 2 Million Vietnamese You Meet In Heaven If You’re John McCain

I don’t believe in an afterlife but I love the conceit. I have a personal variant on the popular heaven/hell/maybe purgatory theme: what if everyone who dies goes to an afterlife cocktail party to hang out with other ghosts? John McCain would surely encounter some of the Vietnamese people he killed on the way to creating the hero myth that carried him to the U.S. Senate.

6 thoughts on “The 2 Million Vietnamese You Meet In Heaven If You’re John McCain

  1. Can we put an end to the myth that every brown person killed was some sort of noble savage? You’re mad they got bombed? There are plenty of non-white heads upon which to lay the blame for Vietnam, you know.

    • «There are plenty of non-white heads upon which to lay the blame for Vietnam, you know.» As a matter of fact, Fleming Balzac, as always, it was the «white heads» – those of them who, unlike Mr Eisenhower, retained any hair at all – that bore responsibility for the criminal policies carried out by the US in Indochina. The skin colour of these policy makers in this particular case, was the usual pinko-grey (for some strange reason called «white»). With regard to «noble savages» ; I’m not certain that either the adjective or the noun applies ; certainly most peoples in the region enjoyed cultures far more ancient than that to which you pretend. Be that as it may, the so-called «cultured», i e, policy makers in the US, certainly have no mandate to murder inhabitants in foreign lands, no matter the colour of their skin or their cultural status….

      Henri

    • > Can we put an end to the myth that every brown person killed was some sort of noble savage?

      Sure thing. Given that it’s only quoted by right wingers, all it takes is for you to stop repeating it.

    • “Can we put an end to the myth that every brown person killed was some sort of noble savage?”

      I never heard that myth. But then, I don’t travel in KKK and David Duke circles.

      I’ve mostly heard the myth that every non-white person is some kind of devil that should be wiped off the face of the earth. And this mostly from the dumbest, most degenerate whites, who feel they are otherwise inferior to non-whites, and so believe they have to unite to resist their imagined domination by their physical, intellectual and moral superiors.

      That’s you, ball sack, right?

  2. Fortunately, Mr McCain didn’t get a chance to implement his Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran theme song. On the other hand, perhaps the very person to whom the «maverick» McCain was so opposed will, if he gets a chance. Wonder how many these two «heroes» would then be able to mingle with at the after-life cocktail party Ted describes above….

    Henri

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