Perfect. People of Western European descent have convinced themselves that 1) they are one race (“the white one”), and 2) their normal is humanity’s “default setting.” When you place your civilization at the pinnacle of human evolution, sort of as a foregone conclusion, hubris results. Hence the White Man’s burden of colonialization, taming the “savages,” and teaching everyone that straight marriages with the man running the show and praising a strangely white Jesus is the way everyone should live. (Christian proselytizing worldwide has done significant damage, IMO. An authoritarian god naturally produces an authoritarian society.) All of this is the product of centuries of delusion, and it’s going to take some significant counter-programming to fix it. Calling it out is just step one.

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