pennine: Whilst it’s not that Senator McCain’s forefather fought on the Confederate side that is the bone of contention. There appears to have been much propaganda spouted for the sole intention of demonising the South & may I add much hypocrisy too on the matter of slavery.
What is shameful is that Mr McCain unfairly blasted President Trump over the recent activities in Charlottesville before any inquiry has taken place & the true situation known, & of which the so-called “anti-racist” team, (i.e.Antifa a violent rent-a-cause outfit employed by George Soros) can do no wrong in the senator’s biased prejudicial eyes. While the side they were targeting are automatically demonised, regardless that not all the people on the side of protecting the historical statutes were “KKK” or “Neo-Nazis.”
I heard on UK radio news about some who were “waving Nazi-flags.” This seems more a trick in an Agent Provocateur’s gallop, than being anything genuine. Given the depth of feeling & aversion many members of the public & onlookers would feel at the sight of the swastikas or any Nazi symbolism, especially those who may have served in WW2 or had relatives killed & injured,by the original Nazis. IF they actually exist, those who feel Hitler was a nice man , enough to set up an organisation in remembrance of or continuing the Third Reich’s agenda, surely such a group would be more likely to keep their flags confined to the privacy of their lodges or offices & not displayed publicly. Would such a people be that foolish to provoke & invite trouble & even violence upon themselves by those with a genuine grievance & righteous anger? As well as by Antifa who are paid to do such assaulting. Where are these Nazi-flag bearers now? Has any of them come forward to speak of their experiences at Charlottesville? I don’t know David Duke & what he stands for, but upon stumbling across his interview with Jeff Rense, in my own delving into the events of Charlottesville, I have re-blogged this interview on these walls. (i.e. penninerainbows) even though I disagree with some of his viewpoints, it was how the violence got started at all at Charlottesville that interests me primarily. As yet, I have no reason to doubt Mr Duke’s account of affairs nor the dirty tricks that were employed by those holding establishment positions. I hope that a full public enquiry will be held and for justice to prevail.
Returning to Mr McCain and his uncalled for attack on both President Trump -who had nothing to do with the event whatsoever- & upon the defenders of the historical monuments & heritage who incidentally had a legal permit & constitutional rights to hold the rally and were legally entitled -(but alas sinisterly were denied by the authorities of the Charlottesville region) – full protection by the police from the violence of the Soros paid mobs. Coincidently by his allegiance to the Democrat party albeit that he’s disguised as a Republican,(putting selfish career before honest principle) & by ancestral membership and by his own actions in Ukraine John McCain is closer to both the KKK & Neo-Nazis than he would like to admit.
Mr McCain, people living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones about!!!
Courtesy of Rachel Blevins, DC Clothesline,& The Free Thought Project
Media Remains Silent on Sen. McCain’s KKK Ancestry and How He Put Neo-Nazis in Power in Ukraine
McCain added even more fuel to his fire on Tuesday when he joined the mainstream media in condemning President Trump for his response to violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. “There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry,” McCain wrote on Twitter. “The President of the United States should say so.”
There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 16, 2017
McCain’s words were quoted by a number of mainstream outlets, from CNBC to The Hill, which reportedthat the Arizona Senator was simply “pressing President Trump to make clear that there is not a ‘moral equivalency’ between white nationalists and the counterdemonstrators that turned out in Charlottesville.”
However, there are a few major issues with McCain’s statement. Many of the counterdemonstrators, or “Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry,” as McCain called them, were affiliated with the group “Antifa.” Although the group’s name stands for “Anti-Fascist,” some of its members do the opposite, and the method of “seeking peace through violence” has been evident at a number of violent rallies and protests across the U.S. following Trump’s inauguration in January.
There is also another factor that should be taken into account as McCain attempts to take the moral high ground and the media cheers him on—his family history. According to a documentary called “Finding Your Roots” from Weta Interactive Media, not only does his family have connections to “hate and bigotry,” McCain’s great-great-grandfather served under the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
“We then discovered that his Calvary unit had been tapped for a mission by none other than General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a brilliant, but brutal commander, often remembered for what he did after the war as the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan,” Historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. said.
According to the documentary, William Alexander McCain was also a deserter, leaving his division in the Mississippi Calvary during the Civil War, and he also became a Prisoner of War. But there is one more trait that has been passed down through generations—the McCain family’s support for neo-Nazis.
“We are here to support your just cause, the sovereign right of Ukraine to determine its own destiny freely and independently. And the destiny you seek lies in Europe,” John McCain told groups of neo-Nazi protesters at a rally in Ukraine in December 2013.
McCain claimed that his support for these protesters stemmed from the fact that he was trying “to bring about a peaceful transition here, that would stop the violence and give the Ukrainian people what they, unfortunately, have not had, with different revolutions that have taken place—a real society.”
However, McCain’s true motive was revealed when he was asked about how Russia and his mortal enemy President Vladimir Putin were influencing the conflict. “This is the beginning of Russia, right here in Kiev,” McCain said. “So Putin views it as most highly important and he has put pressure on Ukrainians—the price of energy, different kinds of activities. The word is very clear that he has made certain threats.”
While John McCain was quick to condemn protesters for their “hate and bigotry” this week, and while the mainstream media was quick to applaud him for his efforts, they both seem to be forgetting the all-too-important context, which serves as a reminder that McCain only condemns Neo-Nazism when it fits his political agenda.
Courtesy of The Free Thought Project
Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives.