Kerry attacks Internet

Kerry attacks Internet

John Kerry official imageOne of the biggest snobs ever is John Kerry, now the U.S. secretary of state. He wants to rule our lives without us objecting. And he doesn’t like it that the Internet makes it easier for us to find out what’s going on and object. He said on his recent trip to Brazil:

“I’m a student of history, and I love to go back and read a particularly great book like Kissinger’s book about diplomacy where you think about the 18th, 19th centuries and the balance of power and how difficult it was for countries to advance their interests and years and years of wars. And we sometimes say to ourselves, boy, aren’t we lucky. Well, folks, 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.”

What an elitist. He longs for a world when the Elite, like him, “process” everything, and the rest of us are left out. He continued about the Internet:

“It makes it much harder to govern, makes it much harder to organize people, much harder to find the common interest, and that is complicated by a rise of sectarianism and religious extremism that is prepared to employ violent means to impose on other people a way of thinking and a way of living that is completely contrary to everything the United States of America has ever stood for. So we need to keep in mind what our goals are and how complicated this world is that we’re operating in.”

Actually, the Internet makes it easier for people to “find the common interest.” Just 20 years ago, it was difficult to find libertarian publications. Now it’s easy to find such sites as LewRockwell.com and Antiwar.com. Of course, those sites relentlessly criticize him. So I can see why he doesn’t like it and wants to go back to the days of the Elite controlling information.

As to “a rise of sectarianism and religious extremism,” there’s been a lot of that over the ages. Nothing new. But except for North Korea, we no longer have the secular regimes that murdered tens of millions of people in the last century, especially religious people. Even Castro’s Cuba is pretty tame now. That’s largely due to the communications revolution. It’s a lot harder to perpetrate an Auschwitz or a Gulag today because people would write about it on the Internet, and Google Maps would provide satellite pictures.

Elitists like Kerry don’t like losing control. Well, they lost control — and it’s gone for good.

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  1. Let It Collapse
    Let It Collapse 22 August, 2013, 16:18

    Kerry is nothing but another statist who wants to keep the peasants neck deep in manure and in the dark.

    Kerry is not your friend. Never has been.

    In fact, by the time someone qualifies to run for President he or she has been thoroughly vetted by the other statists and is not your friend. Being qualified to run for POTUS these days is an automatic indicator of being owned.

    Ross Perot was the last POTUS candidate who was not owned. And you saw what happened to him.

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  2. Chrisxman
    Chrisxman 22 August, 2013, 18:27

    I think he is eating too much catsup.

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 24 August, 2013, 16:39

    Kerry is an elitist fool!! 🙂

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  4. Ted
    Ted "Eddy Baby" Steele, Associate Prof. 24 August, 2013, 19:43

    LOL—- you sad Paul losers must get used to at least two thigs.

    1. No libertarian will ever win–sorry…too many loons in there….

    2. You will bow down to your FEMA masters when we all live in the Utah FEMA camps— and

    you know I’m right….

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  5. Donkey
    Donkey 25 August, 2013, 10:52

    Teddy Steals, you have no grasp of history or math. 🙂

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