“In America, you have a right to be stupid … if you want to be. And we tolerate it. We somehow make it through that. Now, I think that’s a virtue. I think that’s something worth fighting for.” —John Fauxbrain Kerry, American Secretary of State
Presumably, John Kerry was thinking about the time when he shot himself with an M-79 Grenade Launcher, thereby earning one of his three Purple Heart medals. Talk about stupid. But he’s right. We do tolerate it. It is the only possible explanation for the American Progressive movement. In fact, I believe that no one benefits more from stupidity than the progressive (neo-communist) party.
As one non-American observer noted, “Kerry was basically saying, yeah … we know that all these dumb people who don’t agree with us are wrong, but we let them talk anyway because it works out okay in the end since no one is listening to them anyway.”
We think that’s an adequate assessment of attitudes among the American political left. Of course, they’re the one’s who embrace a wholly discredited political ideology as if it somehow makes sense in maintaining a free Republic. As if …
On the other hand, Kerry’s disclosure might have been Freudian: he could have been thinking about President Obama’s inept UN speech, or his own talking points. We can banter about that another day … but today, let’s briefly examine the premise laid down by Kerry to a German audience. Do our young soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines really go into harms way to defend the right of Americans to be stupid? Do mothers give up their sons and daughters, or wives their husbands, or children their mothers and fathers, to preserve the right of stupidity?
We don’t think so. That Kerry thinks so tells us reams John Kerry. It tells us that deep down inside, within the very core of his soul, John Kerry is a complete idiot. This is the man Barack Obama nominated to serve as America’s chief diplomat. I don't know, but there could be a lesson in that, as well.
And we are reminded of another famous Kerry quote. “You know,” he said, “education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
Rewarding John Kerry and others like him with high-level appointments means but one thing to the American people: our Republic is in serious trouble. What we have here, essentially, is a small cadre of incompetents leading the masses to accomplish that which is unnecessary or blatantly harmful.