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Sec. of State John Kerry Bashes the Internet, Says it’s Harder to Govern People with Internet
by Ali Papademetriou
Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry met at the United States Embassy in Basilia, Brazil, as cnsnews.com reported. While speaking to State Department workers and their families, Kerry explained in regards of surveillance that he is not too fond of the Internet. “This little thing called the Internet… makes it much harder to govern,” Kerry detailed.
Going deeper into his explanation as to why he disfavors the Internet, the Secretary of State told his listeners, “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 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.”
State Department personnel then heard Kerry say, “Well, folks…Ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tampered 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.”
Such a statement may come off as disgruntling to many who use the internet as a powerful tool to learn things that they may not have ever learned from their schooling or social circles. The internet not only fuels social networking and other communications, but it has also been the driving force that has influenced the liberty movement and other political and ‘awakening’ movements to prosper.
“It [the internet] makes it much harder to govern, it 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,” Kerry stated.
Of course, some readers, especially those who are affiliated with the liberty, anarchist, or other politically affiliated online movement, will probably find Kerry’s words to be ironic considering many people have discovered that they have been blindly following a corrupted way of this country and would have never realized so if it weren’t for the Internet.