The two very high-profile funerals in the USA in the past week highlight the duplicity and disregard for any standards at all by the supposed bereaved, apparent assorted dignitaries and of course the appalling media.
Aretha Franklin was without doubt one of the greatest singers America has ever produced. It was fitting she should have a public funeral with all that entails. By all accounts Aretha herself was apolitical. Her drive in life was her music. It was therefore disingenuous and disrespectful in this writers view that so many of the “elite” speakers chose to grab their own headline by indulging in political rhetoric. It was of course the rhetoric of the left against the right, in particular their pet hate President Trump.
From dubious front row guest Louis Farrakhan, an avowed racist; Rev. Al Sharpton’s politically charged and poor taste speech; Bill Clinton leering at Ariana Grandes backside, to Charles Ellis, the breast fondling Bishop, the funeral was a display of all that is rotten with the so-called elites of this World.
I wonder if Aretha would have felt ‘r e s p e c t’ in her coffin, in her 3rd (or was it 4th) change of gown during the week of the celebration of her life. Poor lady to be so used so badly by so many in her death.
The 2nd high profile funeral, that of Senator John McCain, was more about media and establishment lies than an account of one supposedly great patriots contribution to American history. Like the Franklin funeral, much BS was spoken
McCain finished near the bottom of his class at the US Naval Academy. He crashed at least 3 aircraft, some accounts report 5, including the one where he was shot down over North Vietnam. He was in short a terrible pilot.
One ex-Marine wrote about him;
“For years McCain has been an unchecked master at manipulating an overly friendly and absurdly biased media. The former POW turned Congressman, turned US Senator, has managed to gloss over his failures as a pilot by exaggerating his military service and lying about his feats of heroism.”
Read here what Patrick J Buchanan has to say about McCain the Neocon.
Two funerals, celebrating public lives.
One ruined by the mourners, the other by the deceased.