Ha, I didn’t say Washington’s policies were anachronous…not at all, they are still valid. I said Winston’s application of his advice to modern day conflicts was anachronous. You just continue to miss the boat on rhetoric, ha.
Washington had something specific in mind when speaking those things, America’s preoccupation with European affairs and an inclination to be similarly polarized by them, just as European nations were polarized by our Revolution in reaction to Britain, e.g., France against, Germany for. This was still the thing back then, royalty concerns was trumping national concerns. Washington wanted to warn us against this European ignominy and build America as a true modern nation-state whose interests are unconnected with exactly those of another.
This situation has not been a problem in modern America. We read Washington’s words every year, and apparently, it has sunk in. We’re not guilty of partisan foreign action on behalf of another country when it doesn’t further our own interests. But then again, it is anachronous because we don’t have royalty today negating nation-state distinctions. There isn’t anything bigger trying to efface distinctions based on nation-states.
Well we do, globalism. Washington’s words CAN be applied to globalism. We shouldn’t subject American interests to that of the holy will of the combined nations, like global warming, the most obvious, or deference to the UN, etc… So Washington’s speech isn’t anachronous after all. And we should listen intently. The UN today is synonymous to Europe forging alliances with royalty, aristocrats, and elites then.