~~~ We live in a society — just kidding, we do not: we live in a commercial space which indulges whatever pretenses the customers have. Sometimes those approximate conservatism; if enough signal that, business will quickly become conservative. 4,304 morewords
As long as the West is wealthy and in the grips of guilt, they will shake us down every time. In reality, slavery was a worldwide phenomenon at the time and the West ended it first; colonialism made nations richer, since they were poorer before it happened. Many lives were enhanced and stability came to places that previously had been caught in endless warfare. When the West withdraws, much of the old chaos will return for a delicious new dark age!