“someone who as a politician has championed horrifying actions”
John McCain gets lots of criticism from both sides and some of it is fair. Calling him a war criminal however, is out of bounds.
Red Alert Politics reports:
Professor ‘annoyed’ by support for ‘war criminal’ John McCain
A San Diego State University professor is facing a lot of criticism after he posted that he was ‘annoyed’ by the good wishes for Arizona Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer last week.
In a nearly 300 word Facebook post, Jonathan Graubart, a professor in political science, called the Republican Senator, who was captured and tortured during the Vietnam war, a ‘war criminal.’
“McCain is a war criminal and, more to the point someone who as a politician has championed horrifying actions and been lousy on state commitment to public health. So dying or not, he’s a visible public figure (I have no idea what he is like on the personal level and don’t care),” Graubart posted.
The controversial remarks are centered around the professor’s belief that society cares more about the elites than ‘ordinary lives’ using Senator McCain’s diagnosis as an example.
“But ultimately what troubles me is the urge to send such well wishes to an utter stranger as it reinforces the notion that some lives are more important than others. There are lots of people with glioblastoma and who have died from it (including my mother twenty years ago),” he added.
Since the post published last Friday, the professor has received tons of backlash. The SDSU’s College Republicans responded condemning his actions and called on the university to end ‘leftist’ culture on campus.
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