There are too many fools and too little time. That being the case, I still have been neglecting new Secretary of State John Heinz – pardon me, John Kerry. He’s made a lot of noteworthy statements in his career – but outside of his treacherous testimony before the Fulbright Committee, where he supplied the Vietcong with propaganda with which to torment and psychologically assault American P.O.W. captives, while we were still at war – his speech yesterday to a State Department audience in Brazil, was most revealing.
What it reveals is his weltanschauung with regard to the disadvantages of the free flow of information to the citizens of a nation – especially one not yet fully in the clutches of tyranny.
John Kerry, by inclination – is a man who believes that the general public should be on a ‘need to know basis’, as the military expression goes. He lamented to the assembled group in Brazilia, that access to too much readily accessible detail about the activities of government, by civilians, can be an impediment to governing:
“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.”
It sounds like Kerry waxes nostalgic for the age when Kings, Queens, Emperors, Fuehrers, Generalissimos, Premiers and various other practitioners of despotism, had a solid grip on the population, their movements, activities, right to voice opposition and access to facts.
When he talks about ‘this little thing called the internet’, he is referring to you and I – the proponents and the consumers of alternative news, journalism, opinion and commentary. No doubt, what would be more favorable to Kerry’s purposes would be the world before the emergence of ‘Al Gore’s invention’ in roughly its present form in 1994. Yes, before the ability existed to scream ‘LIAR!!!!’ and expose corruption at the highest levels in a microsecond. Tragic.
Kerry goes on to say:
“It makes it much harder to govern, makes it much harder to organize people, much harder to find the common interest,” said Kerry, “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.”
For Kerry, it’s all about governing, ‘organizing people’ and imposing the will of the ruling class on the great unwashed, the plebes in their masses. We’re a wrench in the works, a nuisance, an impediment to progress. Kerry is only the most recent in a long line of political Brahmins to decry the inconvenience of unfiltered reporting and the free dissemination of ideas – especially those contrary to the interests of the autocrats. Joseph Stalin had similar objections:
“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.”
Kerry’s reference to ‘sectarianism and religious extremism’ might be interpreted as a discrediting of Islamism. But since he doesn’t name the Muslim Brotherhood, it may be just as likely that he’s dog whistling about Christians and Jews in the United States, who hold a variety of attitudes and positions that complicate the undertaking of transforming America into the image of utopia the intelligentsia have agreed upon.
What was most remarkable to me about Kerry’s condescending oration, was the distinct flavor of plagiarism. I knew I had heard a similar construction from another practitioner of the New World Order – Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor, four years earlier. And in fact, I had:
“The nearly universal access to radio, television and increasingly the Internet is creating a community of shared perceptions and envy that can be galvanized and channeled by demagogic political or religious passions. These energies transcend sovereign borders and pose a challenge both to existing states as well as to the existing global hierarchy, on top of which America still perches.”
– Zbigniew Brzezinski
In America and other places in the world where the object of the elite is to drag us backward in time to the inescapable feudalism and political suppression of the Middle Ages – individuals like Breitbart, Snowden, Assange, Anonymous, the Tea Party, Ron Paul, Bradley Manning, Occupy Wall Street, Alex Jones and the rest of the dissident voices of opposition from all corners, are proving to be a troublesome hindrance.
My friends at ‘Black Quill and Ink‘ brought to my recollection, a quote from Harry Truman – “I don’t give ’em Hell, I just tell the truth about them and they think it’s Hell!”
You – with your blogs, your tweets, your Facebook postings, your letters to the editors, your phone calls, your faxes, your subversive comments in casual conversations, your emails, your appearances at townhall meetings, your visits to lawmakers’ offices, your freeway overpass rallies and your public protests – stand stubbornly and obstinately in the way of ‘progress’.
Keep up the good work!