Speaking to the Copenhagen Democracy Summit this week on a panel via cybercast, John Kerry, former U.S Senator and Secretary of State, and unsuccessful candidate for President in 2004, told his audience that a victory by President Trump could provoke a revolution in the United States, as he claimed that Republicans have a history of denying voting rights to Democratic voters. Kerry implied that voter suppression contributed to his defeat in 2004 as well as former Vice President Al Gore’s loss in 2000, and he repeated Stacey Abrams’ completely unsupported claim that this was the reason for her defeat in Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race.
“If people don’t have adequate access to the ballot, I mean that’s the stuff on which revolutions are built,” Kerry said. “If you begin to deny people the capacity of your democracy to work, even the Founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, we have an inherent right to challenge that. And I’m worried that increasingly, people are disaffected. We’re not meeting the standard that we ought to be meeting, so I’m deeply concerned about protecting the vote.”
Kerry’s remarks, as so many of Kerry’s statements have been throughout his career, were reprehensible. The mystery, as always when Kerry is involved, is whether they were made with evil intent, or just as a bi-product of his severely limited intellect. John Kerry is not an intelligent man.
These comment were beyond irresponsible. It raises the fair questions as to whether he is deliberately planting the seed of violence and insurrection (rather than just blathering, as he is wont to do) and whether Kerry is playing a part in a strategy among Democratic leadership (or just encouraging an insurrection on his own).
There are good reasons to suspect that the Democrats are not beneath setting the groundwork for riots and worse if President Trump prevails in November. The steady drumbeats from the news media, based on dubious, unreliable and premature polls of an unstable electorate, that Joe Biden is a certain victor will encourage theories of conspiracy and a stolen election if and when Trump wins. Riots are all but certain, now that the “resistance” has had some practice. The mobs will be ready. Now Kerry, and perhaps others in his party, is recklessly—or deliberately—juggling flaming torches over the metaphorical kerosene of hate and distrust that has been poured everywhere, aided by “Big Lies”, since the 2016 election. I do not, unfortunately, find the analysis by Stacy Lennox extreme or exaggerated…
We are also in a national conversation about how to conduct the election in November. Democrats are insisting on mail-in voting due to the pandemic. Republicans correctly raise concerns about fraud in the process. The objections are framed as voter suppression by Democrats.
In the last several weeks, several other dangerous things have happened. Many Americans have become demoralized as activists who claim the moral high ground demand our history, and even the color of our skin is a source of shame. And racism has stopped being something to overcome. Instead, it is inherent in the very institutions we have built and can only be fixed by reforming the system.
The demoralization follows a blow to the economy caused by nationwide economic shutdowns and further damage from riots. And law enforcement, who would be able to keep citizens safe, has been completely demoralized, with progressive big-city mayors jumping on board. Do you believe in coincidences? Or do you see a strategy?
Now John Kerry and Democrats are setting the country up to question the very foundation of our republic. By choosing the election as the invigorating event, it could rock the nation to its very foundation. One of the defining characteristics of our nation is the peaceful transfer of power following free and fair elections.
The Democrats and their allies have been tearing down that characteristic since the 2016 election. It is far from inconceivable that they are prepared to go all the way.
Of course, it could be that John Kerry, all by himself and on his own, was behaving like a reckless, un-American, traitorous fool.
It wouldn’t be the first time.