Do You Remember The Dead Zone?

Specifically the Presidential candidate who, because of the main protagonist Johnny Smith’s ability to glimpse future events, it became clear was an unstable demagogue who would initiate a nuclear holocaust.

Three reporters from Arizona, on the condition of anonymity, also let me in on another incident involving McCain’s intemperateness. In his 1992 Senate bid, McCain was joined on the campaign trail by his wife, Cindy, as well as campaign aide Doug Cole and consultant Wes Gullett. At one point, Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Mostly I stay out of the US presidential pantomime because …well it’s a pantomime that distracts from what’s actually going on and no candidate talks about the vicious reality of the American Empire. Obama’s the least worst choice of the millionaire players (but bear in mind this is not a democracy, oligarchy maybe, warfare republic definitely), McCain though…beloved by neocons, corrupt as anything and pro-torture despite his own experiences, he also wants to have more war. In the (originally online) graphic novel ‘Shooting War‘ they predict an awful future under a McCain administration and occasionally various other story elements have come to pass in the real world making their future set fiction amusingly & worryingly prescient. What kind of people back a corrupt, pro-torture warmonger with rage problems to run their country? The stupid and the vicious. There’s also the little issue of reform to the voting system which has not happened in any meaningful way. Or the exultation of Presidential prerogative to that of a king, the unitary executive (y’know like Mussolini or Stalin was a unitary executive). No one should have that power, that the office of President has risen to such prominence is profoundly undemocratic, 3 branches of government remember, co-equal. President McCain, is putting out fire with gasoline. Ah Nastassja Kinski, Bowie, the Earth, all burnt to a crisp if JMcC has a bad hair day.

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