“I get always a little uptight when I hear politicians say how exceptional we are – not because we’re not exceptional, but because it’s kind of in-your-face and a lot of other people are exceptional, a lot of other places do exceptional things.” - John Kerry
Once again, Secretary of State Kerry has back-handedly championed the cause of mediocrity.
The leftist progressives would have you believe that it’s possible for everyone to be exceptional, which is an oxymoronic idea. What they really mean is that none should be exceptional, therefore everyone should be the same. Their idea of utopian bliss: a monochrome world where all people are dreamless, uninspired automatons.
But the telling part of Kerry’s comment is the phrase “in-your-face.” The left can’t stand that there exists for some a heightened level of passion and confidence, a strong defense of one’s position which puts them into direct confrontation with their opponents.
In this “put up or shut up” scenario, the leftists can’t compete. Their milieu is furtive cunning and manipulation. When anything they do is pulled into daylight, fully open for all to see, they fear being exposed as frauds, liars and seditionists.
It was exceptionalism that made the United States the leading force in the Twentieth Century. Here and now, in the Twenty-first Century, we are watching the leftists attempt to drag the US down into the swamp with the rest of the snakes and leeches, where everything swims in the muck to simply survive.
We have been and can be better than that, and God willing we will again find our way back to being exceptional.