That’s it! I’m done with libertarians and regret ever associating with the Fruit Loops.
The final straw was a noted libertarian saying the following about foreign policy:
“The United States should observe good faith and justice toward all nations and cultivate peace and harmony with all, should not have hatreds against some nations and affections for others, should have foreign relations based solely on commerce, and should engage in equal and impartial trade with all, without seeking or granting favors or preferences.”
Geez, how naïve can one be?
A second noted Fruit Loop said, “We should not meddle with the internal affairs of any other country. Instead, we should have free trade with all nations and political entanglements with none.”
Then there is a third loony libertarian with an entire cranium full of Fruit Loops, who said, “The purpose of our foreign policy is not to bring enlightenment or happiness to the rest of the world, but to ensure the life, liberty, and happiness of the American people.”
This loon went on to say that we should not engage in wars of liberation or otherwise interfere in foreign wars. Then the crackpot followed with this: “Erroneous moral principle is the most fruitful of all the sources of human calamity and vice.”
How does someone acquire such dangerous notions? Well, with respect to the third guy, his mother had drilled him in Horace’s motto about Roman mothers despising war, or in Latin, bella matronis detestata.
Who is this third guy?
Well, he is none other than John Quincy Adams, the son of John and Abigail Adams.
Who is the first guy?
That would be George Washington.
The second guy?
(Note: Editorial license was taken with the quoted comments of each of the three, in order to contemporize the flowery language of the eighteenth century.)
How could these three guys have been so stupid? Well, John Quincy Adams’ education explains how. He studied six foreign languages, the classics, history, political theory, the Bible, and a season of “The Apprentice” on TV. (Note to today’s college-educated millennials: The last was a joke.) He also spent seventeen years in European capitals after he accompanied his father to Paris in 1778. By the age of twelve, he was clerking for the highest U.S. emissaries. Upon returning home, he earned two degrees at Harvard and began a law practice. (Source: The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy, by Walter A. McDougall)
Not having benefited from today’s multiculturalism, diversity, and political correctness, John Quincy Adams didn’t think much of Spanish (aka Hispanic) customs, culture and rule. He called Latin Americans of his era “the most ignorant, the most bigoted, the most superstitious of all the Roman Catholics in Christendom.”
Yeah, John Quincy Adams was sure a dumbbell and far inferior intellectually to such contemporary political thinkers as Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Wolf Blitzer, Megyn Kelly, and the rest of the media/political highbrows who enlighten the American public about the true meaning of being an American and the indispensable role of America in the world.
Just think of what where we’d be if Americans still embraced the three Fruit Loops of Washington, Jefferson, and John Quincy Adams. We wouldn’t be in the middle of the Israel/Palestine conflict, we wouldn’t have invaded Iraq or Afghanistan, we wouldn’t be protecting Europeans from the bogeyman named Putin, we wouldn’t have sent 50,000 Americans to their death in Vietnam, we wouldn’t have VA hospitals full of veterans with psychological and physical wounds, and we wouldn’t be in bed with such undemocratic regimes as the Saudis for their oil, because we would have the same understanding as Adam Smith about the wonders of markets in meeting demand for resources.
So why don’t I want anything to do with libertarians? Because conservatives, neocons, liberals, and neoliberals have convinced me that libertarians are Fruit Loops, even though libertarians embrace the same policy of non-aggression as the Founders. This means that the Founders also must have been Fruit Loops.
I have a final question, though: Isn’t it un-American to think that the Founders were Fruit Loops?