Um. Its pretty hard to argue with deflationary truth (western objective truth). It’s pretty hard to argue with early european sovereignty and heroism. It’s pretty hard to argue empirically with socrates->plato->aristotle->(Epicureanism/Stoicism). It’s pretty hard to argue against greek tragedy and art. It’s pretty hard to argue against Roman law, and administration. It’s pretty hard to argue against natural law. It’s pretty hard to argue against Empiricism (enlightenment). It’s pretty hard to argue against the aesthetic, agrarian, industrial, financial, and informational revolutions.
The only people who came close were the chinese. And despite a much longer history, and geographic isolation from ‘the tribal people of the desert and steppe’, and a much longer development cycle with a larger more homogenous population arguably more ‘pliable’ they didn’t. (And I am certain now that I can explain why.)
Yet in a few generations in the ancient world, and a few generations in the modern world, white people dragged mankind out of ignorance, superstition, poverty, starvation, disease, tyranny, and the vicissitudes of nature.
If it were not for the Abrahamic Dark Age of Ignorance brought about by Judaism->Christianity->Islam, and especially the damage done to the western empire by christianity thanks to Paul of Tarsus and the eastern emperors, and more so the damage done to the great civilizations of the fertile crescent and north africa destroyed by the islam – the Roman and European peoples were very close to bringing about the first industrial revolution – the seeds of which were beginning by the time of Archimedes.
yes, white people’s great civil war (world wars 1 and 2) ended the colonialism project by which we forcibly and profitably dragged people out of ignorance, superstition, poverty, starvation, disease, tyranny, and the vicissitudes of nature. And yes, had that project completed – at least in the British model of “raise and let them loose” as they did with america, india, and most of the other colonies. Then the world would be in a better condition today.
And yes, if Americans had continued to China and Russia after the second world war, then we would have been prevented of the disasters of socialism and communism that still plague the (foolish) peoples of the world.
That said. Europeans have committed suicide post war, and it has no sign of abating other than the possibility that the current stresses will lead to a single civil war that causes a chain reaction – out of envy of the consequences.