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Re: Winter Break
Posted by: mrGr33n13
Date: 11/06/2018 23:51
The world is considerably less violent now than in the past. Across even a 100 year period it's not close.

You mention 1000 years ago as though it was a relative utopia. Life expectancy would be around 25-30 years and infant mortality would be rife. The fear of a van driven by a Islamic facist murderer is nothing compared to the horror of losing your children to banal deaths such as dysentery

Wars were rife and far more brutal. Genocide and torture would be endorsed by states. The world was much more violent and base

Also the terrorists do not support liberal democracy and capitalism, they want to destroy it. And they come from ideologies born in states that aren't free and don't hold the primacy of the individual as being sacred. And who don't enjoy capitalism. Enemies of liberalism are the people who you should fear and in the case of theocratic terrorism should be willing to die fighting.

The likelihood of large scale war between two liberal democracies is unthinkable now. I doubt it will happen in our children's children's lifetimes. We have too much skin in the game. Individuals have lifestyles and political, economic and sexual freedoms unavailable to 99.999.....% of all people who have ever lived. People aren't going to war for state vanity in our society.

Emergent order is one of the most poetic things in the sciences. The emergent order of markets has been a boon for us

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