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Perspective of an Average American on John McCain

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Mike Lazuka

Tempe, AZ

#1 Sep 25, 2013
Perspective of an Average American on John McCain

23.09.2013 23:36
By Mike Lazuka

It was with great disgust that I read John McCain's sanctimonious opinion piece directed at the people of Russia and published last week here on Pravda.ru, and it is my hope that the people of Russia can see right through his rhetoric. I would imagine that the average Russian citizen has little idea of who Mr. McCain is beyond being an American politician who unsurprisingly holds himself in very high regard, and thus deems it appropriate for him to preach to the citizens of other countries about how he cares for you much more than your own elected officials.

As an American citizen I feel that it is my moral responsibility to let you know the truth, and hopefully in the process bring to light some of the reasons why you should never put one bit of trust or faith in the words of Mr. McCain, or any other American politician. I have lived in America my entire life, growing up as a child during the Cold War, and later attending a prestigious university in the evening while I worked during the day building medical equipment, contributing to the good of society while building a career. I am from a working middle class family that has earned everything we ever had, and lived what the overwhelming majority would call an average American life.

On the upper end of the spectrum in America is Mr. McCain, a member of the American political and financial elite. His net worth is over one billion dollars by some estimates, and when asked during the 2008 presidential election the question of how many homes he owns, he could not answer - as he had lost count. I do not begrudge the wealth of the man, but feel that it is safe to assume that he could not tell you what a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread costs at the grocery store, let alone relate to the lives of any average citizen in either the U.S. or Russia. His life is one where unimaginable wealth and power are a given, and as with the other members of the American ruling class, his life is centered solely on gaining more.

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