Australian writer Caitlin Johnstone considers herself a “rogue journalist and utopia prepper,” according to her Twitter profile. On Monday, Johnstone showed her true radical nature and wished Republican Sen. John McCain dead.
For the social journalism outlet Medium.com, Johnstone wrote, “Please, just f***ing die already” after the the 80-year-old war hero went through a major surgery on a blood clot found behind his left eye:
I sincerely, genuinely hope that Arizona Senator John McCain’s heart stops beating, and that he is subsequently declared dead by qualified medical professionals very soon. I don’t wish him a painful death, I don’t wish him a slow death, I don’t wish him an unnatural or violent death; I only wish that he becomes incapable of facilitating the merciless slaughter of any more human beings.
She was not joking. Here’s her rationale:
This evil man has supported every US military bloodbath in his obscenely long lifetime, and has been actively involved in both promoting and manufacturing support for every single despicable act of military invention throughout his entire career.
Days later, McCain was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor found during the blood clot surgery. Johnstone remained unapologetic on Thursday when she posted another column to Medium simply titled, “Good:”
Venerated warmongering psychopath John McCain has an extremely aggressive form of brain cancer. I keep expecting a group of munchkins to come out and start singing. [“Ding-dong! The witch is dead.”]
Do you find that joke to be in poor taste? Can’t say I’d blame you if you do.
Know what I find to be in poor taste? Pushing for senseless acts of bloodshed in functionally defenseless nations at every opportunity. Children’s guts getting ripped out by cluster munitions. Charred corpses. Shredded bodies. All the death, destruction, suffering, chaos, rape, slavery and exploitation which necessarily occurs whenever the US topples a government in a country that it has no business involving itself in at all. Deliberately escalating tensions with a nuclear superpower and threatening the existence of all terrestrial life. That’s what I find to be in poor taste…
John McCain loves death, and very soon he will get his wish… I will not mourn the end of his reign. I have a small hope that his leaving us will give us a chance to turn this earthship around and point it toward life.
John McCain has cancer. Good.
Johnstone spoke to Breitbart, saying, “I stand by what I wrote.”
Her fellow radicals on Twitter celebrated her writings and McCain's diagnosis:
Johnstone, and anyone who thinks like her, is a cancer to and an enemy of the United States.