John Kerry: Americans 'have a right to be stupid' (video)
What John Kerry ignores is, that Americans do not have the right to be smart as to challenge the big power, to try to fix the status quo, to question more, to expose wrong doing by the people whom whatever wrong they do must be considered as “right”. They are free to say everything as long as they obey to do whatever they are commanded to do.
Ask Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Frances Haugen etc. etc. etc.
And that, my friends, is what makes the American Democracy merely 'wishful thinking'.