I was very happy with Secretary of State John Kerry today as he talked of U.S. freedoms, but of course some will take umbrage simply because he’s John Kerry.
Yori Yanover files his story under “Anti Semitism” and then pretends that Kerry said things he did not. Yanover goes full Godwin right out of the gate:
Forgetting, perhaps, that he was in Berlin, former home to the most terrifying regime under Heaven,
Then he leaps right to this:
Then Kerry really turned it on, telling his audience how in the land of the free neo Nazis are permitted to strut in their jackboots and swastika wherever they feel like, even in the Jewish suburbs of Chicago.
Yes, this is true - we do let Neo Nazi’s demonstrate all they like, because we like to know who they are.
However Kerry’s analogy was not that specific - he never said “Skokie” - indeed the most recent Supreme Court rulings on Free Speech and hated demonstrators have involved the Phelps Clan. The German Youths that Kerry addressed are probably far more familiar with the “God Hates Fags” hate church than they are with the 36 year old attempted Neo Nazi March in Skokie that got moved back to Chicago in the end.
What Kerry really Said:
“People have sometimes wondered about why our Supreme Court allows one group or another to march in a parade even though it’s the most provocative thing in the world and they carry signs that are an insult to one group or another.”
So Yori, it’s just tough if you don’t like US freedoms, we like to know who the evil ones are which is exactly why we don’t ban their speech, demonstrations, or gatherings. It’s sad that you think we should say one thing at home and another abroad, and it’s sad that you need to drag the holocaust to a speech where it wasn’t referenced.