Sunday, June 22, 2008

McCain the Manchurian Candidate

Those who've seen either version of the film, The Manchurian Candidate, or who've read the book, know that it concerns a G.I. taken prisoner in the Korean War who is brainwashed by the Chinese. Does the same plot apply to an airman taken prisoner in the Vietnamese War who is brainwashed by the Chinese? Those familiar with McCain's platform know that the answer is "yes." His desire to perpetuate the disasterous policies of the Bush-Cheney government which have left hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work or on the military dole can only further push America into a major depression leaving us vulnerable to a takeover by Beijing.

Even the American military are divided, some top officers believing that the threat posed by the Chinese can only result in still larger budgets and others who believe that things may already have gone too far and we can only lose such an encounter. Do the 35% of the U.S. population who remain Bush loyalists really want to serve as slaves when the Chinese arrive? Or do they picture themselves serving as overseers in a slave economy?