European culture; The Greatest Civilising Force in History

European culture; The Greatest Civilising Force in History, by Ricardo Duchesne.

The most powerful moral assault on European pride and identity is the idea that Western civilisation achieved its greatness, industrial economic take-off in the eighteenth century, and subsequent mass affluence in the twentieth century, by exploiting and under-developing the rest of the world.

This is one of the biggest lies inflicted on millions of European students in the last half century. The truth is that the diffusion of European technology has been the ultimate factor responsible for development outside the West.

British anti slaving ship overhauls a slaver

British anti slaving ship overhauls a slaver

The claim that Europeans built modern America, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia by “stealing” the land from the original inhabitants, sequestering them into reservations, has exacted an enormous moral price upon Europeans.

Europeans are a high trust people who believe it is important to treat others fairly as individuals regardless of in-group vs out-group distinctions — unlike other races, which tend to care only about their extended family members within the moral boundaries set by their in-groups. Our hostile elites have exploited this sense of fairness to make Europeans feel guilty about everything their ancestors did in the past.

Another claim intended to inflict guilt is that Europeans deliberately introduced slavery into Africa, when in truth they simply made use of an established practice going back a thousand years and were instrumental in its demise on moral grounds. The false story that Europeans were somehow responsible for it has been recounted in hundreds of books and journals.

The Europeans, particularly the British, ended slavery (almost). They stopped the Arabs and others from using slaves, as they had been for thousands of years. Not that the younger generation have any idea anymore.

Read it all.

The PC attempt to control the past via academia and the media, then they lie about it to manipulate us into doing what they want. Not a conspiracy of course, just a confluence of interests.

hat-tip Stephen Neil