Yeah, actually, come to think of it, everything the West has done everywhere has been pretty fucking nightmarishly awful. I think maybe Christianity is defective.
I don't think it's anything most other nations wouldn't have done, at the same time. If China's 12th century industrial revolution had taken off, we'd be sitting around today complaining about how fucked in the head Mongols were. And so on and so forth.
I don't know... I've wondered about it, but I really just have no idea what to make of it. Of course, I haven't read Jared Diamond yet, so who knows, maybe he does a perfectly good job of explaining it.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”
“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku