YES, THANK YOU WESTERN CIVILIZATION
—“The World’s Poorest People Are Getting Richer Faster. In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.”–humanprogressorg
Yes. Yes. Thank you.
Thank you Western Civilization, for high trust people, heroism, individual sovereignty, rule of law, truth-jury-and-judiciary, markets in association, cooperation, reproduction, production, commons, and polities; reason, empiricism, science; freedom from poverty, starvation ….
… hard labor, child mortality, early death, disease, suffering, superstition ignorance, tyranny and the vicissitudes of nature. Yes, thank you Western Civilization for dragging humanity kicking and screaming into modernity against their will, and hating you every day for it.
Thank you Western Civilization, The Evil White Male, The Oppressor, The Colonialist, the Bringer of ending human suffering and the privilege of ridiculing those to whom your entire station is but a debt.