The only seats in the Barbecue were under a TV, so I was a captive audience when a mouthy type talking head said the Founders believed in the innate goodness of man.
If they did they sure kept it a secret. Samuel Adams said the only universal characteristic among men was depravity, and “ambition and the lust for power are the predominant passions in the breasts of men.”
The other Founders agreed, some in language that should have been written with fireproof ink on asbestos paper. Obviously, the Founders were sane.
The Founders world view coincided with reality. Which is a lot more than you can say about most of the talking heads.
This particular blabberer keeps bad company. In his “after I read the propaganda” chatter he’s bragging about all of his “celebrity” friends. Who all agree with him. I happen to know that at least one of them was kicked out of his parents home at fifteen and never finished junior high.
All I can say about that cat is he should take advice from Rowland Wilkinson;
“Shun bad company if you would please.
Those who lie with dogs arise with fleas.”
And a fake Bahstahn accent, evidently.