Mar 8, 2020, 10:52 AM
by Martin Štěpán
West is unique due to genetics of people that comprise it. Martial culture, harsh winters, plagues, manorialism, ban on cousin marriage and executions of 2% of the population every year left around only intelligent conscientious entrepreneurial cooperative people who, very much unlike the rest of the world, feel telling the truth is more important than saving their face and maintaining harmony.
The result of this has been faster adaptation to every situation, having geniuses that discover new laws of nature and invent new technology, propelling the whole civilization forward.
Answers from everyone else aren’t really explanations but various symptoms of this.
Unfortunately, we took some terribly wrong turns in the last two centuries, enfranchising too many people, letting in foreigners and letting the decisions be done by majority despite terrible historical record. This will have to be reverted or else we’re heading into the second dark age.