Sec. of State John Kerry Bashes the Internet, Says it’s Harder to Govern People with Internet

By on August 19, 2013
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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.

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26 Comments

  1. chuckthisbull

    August 19, 2013 at 1:44 am

    They have been the ruling mafia for a long time and hidden well behind a facade of the fake democracy theater flats..NOW the internet has exposed them and they dont like it…

    • marion miranda- keane

      August 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      I’m glad I did not learn everything I know from the internet,I read and believe me, every thing that happens today has been going on foreve, so not surprised that the internet users of today really think they have learned somthing new, from the media, traitors to our country, blogger’s, it’s just history repeating it self. We are not a perfect country, or have a perfect goverment, But it’s all we have. I love my country and know it’s flaws.

  2. John Lewis

    August 19, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Just another piece of shit speaking from his ass!

    • LG

      August 19, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      I can’t say I disagree. However, this man has a lot of very ignorant people who obviously haven’t done a lick of research on this man or much of anything else, and follow his thinking and what he wants to do. That make him dangerous to any free thinking, critical thinking and more. This kind of thinking makes people agree to shutting down the internet or at least restricting it, which was almost down by SOPA not long ago. Do not discount the fools. They seem to be growing in great numbers anymore!

  3. REVOLT NOW!

    August 19, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Phuck you, Kerry. Asshat.

  4. Loki Luck III

    August 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Ha-ha!! Sounds like an honorable CFR Stooge.

  5. jharris

    August 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    That may be the most ignorant and scary comments I’ve ever read from any politician anywhere at any time. If he really believes that crap he’s spouting, he needs to be removed from governing a country that is supposedly founded on Freedom of the Press as a fundamental right.

    • JBoi

      August 25, 2013 at 2:57 am

      You clearly don’t follow politicians much, as Senator Cruz and Bachmann say things more ignorant than this daily. Kerry isn’t the brightest lightbulb in the box, but he made a valid argument. The internet IS hard to govern, and that is without question. However, our freedom of speech is constitutionally guaranteed, so this douche nozzle can say whatever he wants about the subject. Our response should simply be to grab popcorn, laugh at him, and realize he is just as entertaining and educated as Honey Boo-Boo.

  6. Austin Lutzke

    August 19, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    what’s your source for this quote?

  7. RichS

    August 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    The internet makes it harder to govern John? Well if you scumbags in DC weren’t a bunch of criminals and did the jobs you’re supposed to be doing it would be a non starter. But when the awesome power of government that should be working to protect those it serves is secretly spying on them to serve itself, well yeah that’s going to make it harder.

  8. The Resistance

    August 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Yeah Johnny boy that’s right. We took your surveillance web, that you planned on using to spy on everyone and make pushing government propaganda more instantaneous, and we turned it against you.

  9. William Ferguson

    August 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Kerry simply means to say that is harder to Dictate to the people with the internet. He isn’t comfortable with the free exchange of ideas. Sounds Tyrannical to me.

    • sebrinia

      August 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Seems JK knows they can’t fool the American’s that stand up to them because we have the sense to do research on the web about the crap they are spouting of about. but hey, just think how easy it would be to impose all the evil stuff they want on us if the internet wasn’t around. We’d never know what was going on in our America. Yes, our America. Not their America. The America they want to shove down our throats.

  10. tkdkerry

    August 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

    • Austin Lutzke

      August 22, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      thank you. I don’t like sharing this stuff without verifying the source material first.

      it’s not surprising coming from this horrible administration.

  11. Joni

    August 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Govern us or control us.

  12. Jack Johnson

    August 20, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Listen you treasonous rat – but for a president that has a propensity for hiring the morally handicapped, you would still be licking ketchup off the kitchen floor. It would seem that you have missed the part of being a public servant and work the citizens that you mistakenly thought that you were to “GOVERN”. Well congratulations, you have made it on my list of those that need to be impeached.

  13. John

    August 20, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    From what I’ve read, wounded Vietnam Vet’s have a different picture of John Kerry after HE put himself in for a MEDAL for his SELF-INFLECTED INJURY during the Vietnam Era. John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Jane Fonda should be locked away in prison for life …. How do these career criminal keep their jobs?

  14. Mary Hicks

    August 20, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I think he means, “control people”

  15. kelly

    August 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    actually mr skull and bones its the other way around. WITHOUT the internet its harder for the people to keep an eye on their criminal government. pricks forget that we provide everything for them. without us they are nothing, with them we are oppressed…….

  16. KDG

    August 20, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    A wise man recently said, “When everyone can talk to everyone else (i.e., through social media and the internet), then there can be no conspiracies.” And that, my friends is what John Kerry and his ilk are REALLY afraid of…

  17. Phanman43

    August 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Well if that’s the way he feels he should direct his anger at his buddy al-Gore…don’t ya know al-Gore invented the internet! Idiots abound!

  18. checker99

    August 21, 2013 at 10:45 am

    What he means is that its harder to lie to people — harder to keep the truth from being told — harder to re-write history. That’s what he’s talking about.

  19. Robert Wightman

    August 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Did he tell Al Gore it was a mistake to invent the Internet?

  20. Tony Pirog

    August 23, 2013 at 4:41 am

    It’s not supposed to be easy to govern. They don’t want to govern, they want to rule. Makes me wonder what kind of President this man would have been.

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