I suggest taking a wider view of history. There were several reasons why white Europeans were able to rise in power:

  • the Mongols essentially destroyed the Muslim powers, whose level of education and culture rivaled China’s;
  • the Chinese were much more powerful than Europe, but in the early 1400’s decided to stop sending their treasure fleets as far away as the Middle East and eastern Africa. Their fleets at the time were larger and more powerful than anything the Europeans had until the late 1700’s, but internal political struggles resulted in China’s “great turn inward”. If China had not stepped back, we’d probably all be speaking Mandarin now.
  • Nature abhors a vacuum, and the above two factors created a power vacuum which allowed the Europeans to prosper without a significant outside threat other than disease.
  • the geography of Europe not only allowed them access to crops, minerals, and metals that allowed them to grow and prosper, but they also had more coastline (and access to the Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, and Atlantic Ocean) than any other civilized region. This provided them not only the opportunity but even the necessity to develop the kind of sea power that allowed them to explore the world. I strongly recommend Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Guns, Germs, and Steel” to show just how stupidly lucky the Europeans were.

But now the white nations are stagnant, if not declining. Asia (and particularly China) is rising. A century from now, it is likely (though not certain) that China will be as dominant as Europe and America are today. Russia fears China for good reason.

That’s not good news for anyone not Chinese, because if their treatment of the Uighur Muslims and the Tibetans (not to mention their continual saber-rattling over Taiwan) is any indication, the Chinese government has far fewer scruples about racism than Europe or America. If you’re Black, travel to China and stay there for a year or so, and I think you’ll see what I mean.

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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