Truth or No Consequences

So John McCain died from a horrible cancer. Just about everyone is sending accolades to honor his lifetime of service.

At first, I was shocked at all the grand praise I was hearing from the left about McCain. And then I wondered why I should be shocked. Madonna had called John McCain Hitler when he was running against Barack Obama. And I remember Rachel Maddow said that McCain is a diehard hawk and, if elected, he will have us enter every altercation around the globe. She strongly suggested voters stay clear of this bad guy.

Now The Washington Post calls him a hero and wonders what a McCain presidency would have looked like. He has been praised for standing up to the extremists in his party. McCain has been absolved. He hated Trump and regretted Palin. Trump is now Hitler. Enough said.

I laugh at social media debates about truthful stories on the Internet. All that matters is that your story reaches the top of the search engine rankings. Social media has defined truth as malleable in the 21st century. Only the expedient matters. Quick, catchy sound and video is remembered and repeated and therefore becomes truth. Never cross over to the dark side of something that could question your point of view. Do what you must to reach the top of the search engine rankings.

So today John McCain is a great and good man that has passed away. He will remain so until his life will be rebranded. Who knows what truth we will want tomorrow. Madonna may have a change of heart.

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