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The Interminable Mournfests: Speaking Ill Of The Living

04 September 2018 @ 11:09

Last week on Twitter, I vowed to follow tradition and not to speak ill of the dead.  I committed to this course of action after observing the first few hours of venom emanating from the Left regarding their newly-found hero, John McCain.

One refrains from pointing out the negatives about a newly deceased person in order to relieve the family of any additional grief and, as in the specific case of McCain, to, in a small way, honor an aspect of his life that was Noble.

One also tends to refrain from criticizing the deceased’s Family and Friends as they grieve out of Respect for their situation.

However, after witnessing the Dismal and Petty and Feeble and, yes, Deplorable behavior of said Family and Friends, I feel myself relieved of my commitment because said pledge was made under the belief that they would behave themselves, conduct themselves [even in this Vile Virtue-Signalling Age] with a modicum of Dignity and Honor.  John McCain’s Family and Friends did not do so, so they are fair game.

It started with Cindy McCain’s decision to not invite Sarah Palin to any of the memorials or services showed a Pettiness and Vindictiveness that was a warning beacon of what lay ahead.

Mrs. Palin handled this useless Spite with a lot of Class.  She stood by John McCain when he needed her in the years after the 2008 Election, despite being roundly criticized by her supporters.  Sarah Palin remained loyal; Mrs. McCain did not.

Daughter Meghan McCain’s remarks were not in celebration of her Father’s life, but rather Gratuitous slaps at the sitting President:

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,’ McCain’s daughter said, in what appeared to be a reference to Trump’s presidential campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”

…Notably she said that her father’s passing represented the passing of “American greatness. The real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who lived lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.”

This was neither the time nor the place for such remarks.  Funerals of famous people in this modern age have become forums for Political Grandstanding* [see also: Aretha Franklin’s services], for attacks that cannot be responded to by the targets of such attacks because they will immediately be damned by The Mob of Ignorant Fools, who follow in lockstep with The Establishment.

For once Donald Trump kept his mouth shut and Twitter hand idle [good for him].

But this was not going to stop those who Desperately wanted to join-in on the Virtue Signalling.

Some of the Republicans in attendance added, in their Weak and Milquetoast way, to the Chorus of Malcontents, Spoiled Brats, and Machiavellians.

All-in-all what we witnessed over these past few days [although it seemed as long as a month] was Puerile and Infantile behavior.

The McCain Family should be Ashamed of themselves.  Many of us thought they were better than this [which prompts a question: where were John McCain’s Sons while all this was going on?], but, as we’ve so clearly seen, they were not.


*It’s one thing to see such Grandstanding in, say, a play like Marc Antony’s speech in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.  That is entertainment.  What we’re talking about here is Real Life and Real People who deserve a certain Respect.


One Comment
  1. Adobe_Walls permalink
    08 September 2018 @ 21:04 21:04

    I don’t see the significance of McCain’s passing. Ted Kennedy’s death was far more momentous.

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