Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

"My fellow prisoners"

Let me get on the record my interpretation of John McCain’s ‘my fellow prisoners’.

That McCain had a slip of the tongue is unremarkable. That he didn’t notice he had a slip of the tongue also is unremarkable—it happens all the time. I think (hope) it also is unremarkable that McCain refers to his audience as prisoners.

What is remarkable is that McCain refers to himself as a prisoner, because that’s what he was thinking, ‘I am a prisoner’. It’s how he sees himself, how he feels. I don’t think it began with his time as a POW, either; I think it goes back to his childhood, when he already had a rage problem.
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