John Kerry made a rare kind of statement recently-he shared liberal/regressive thinking, and didn’t even realize it. Steve, from America’s Watchtower, has more…
Yesterday at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil John Kerry said the following:
I’m a student of history, and I love to go back and read a particularly great book like [Henry] Kissinger’s book about diplomacy where you think about the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the balance of power and how difficult it was for countries to advance their interests and years and years of wars,” Kerry said to a gathering of State Department employees and their families.
“And we sometimes say to ourselves, boy, aren’t we lucky
Okay, nothing wrong there, we are lucky to live in a world where it is much easier for countries to communicate with each other. But apparently the Secretary of State does not see it that way for he continued:
Well, folks,” he said, “ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators, and that was complicated further by this little thing called the internet and the ability of people everywhere to communicate instantaneously and to have more information coming at them in one day than most people can process in months or a year.
“It makes it much harder to govern, makes it much harder to organize people, much harder to find the common interest
First he says that dictators were able to “tamp down” any “forces” which were “unleashed” but that it was complicated by “this little thing called the internet.” You would think that this was a good thing as well but then he laments the fact that we the people have too much information because we are basically too stupid to process it all at once, and because we have this information it makes it harder for the elitist political ruling class to govern because the people are more knowledgeable about what is going on. Does he actually believe that “tamping down” is governing? That is what it sounds like he is saying.
Here’s my translation of Kerry’s comments…
People know too much-makes it hard for leadership to bamboozle them!
(It’s also amusing to think of that being said by Boris of Rocky and Bullwinkle fame)
Steve nails it of course, it;s the elitist view that the rubes in flyover country would have inter-cranial explosions trying to comprehend the complex world in which we live, and we should leave it to our intellectual betters, like John Kerry, and perhaps Sarah Alcid, to ponder the big stuff.
As for practical considerations, if it were not for the internet, how many people would know that hundreds of thousands of Americans have had their hours cut because of ObamaCare?
If it were not for the internet, would we have learned that Benghazi was not caused by a poorly made Youtube video that no one had watched?
ANSWER: Nyet Comrade!
If it were not for the intern, would we know that “Fast and Furious” had a meaning other than that movie?
Would we know about all the “phony scandals” with tons of evidence, like the IRS, NSA, and the like?
ANSWER: Not so much!
I could go on, but you get the point. The idea that we can communicate and share ideas is terrible to the regressives. They like compliant sheeple that know little, and question less. Talk radio was bad enough for them- the internet made us an order of magnitude harder to control.
I’ve made the point that before that there is a psychological aspect to being able to share ideas. When one finds out that they are no alone, and that other people think as they do, they become bolder in sharing and acting upon their ideas. When people feel alone and isolated, they question themselves, and are inactive. The affirmation of knowing that there are others that see the same things, and have the same beliefs grows confidence. The regressives would rather have us rely on their MSM for all of our information, and we could be isolated and cut off from each other. Then, we are more likely to be compliant, and manageable.
To Kerry, I must say the following…
Too freaking bad.