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Unlike previous, not particularly remote generations, everyone can eat, health care is widely available and effective for the treatment of many maladies, education and opportunity are available, civil rights are somewhat scrupulously protected, the general economic standard of living is MUCH higher, travel is economical, knowledge is widely available, mostly for free.

Our ancestors were builders and pioneers and mostly fearless.

Mostly fearless ? They toiled in obscurity, often hungry, and died illiterate and young.

In the western hemisphere, if you weren't white, you had a substantial chance to be a genocide victim. If you were white, still not too good.

Of the first 14 Presidents, twelve were slaveowners, only John Adams and his son were not.

The history of the Roman Empire doesn't usually devote much ink to the lives of the slaves, who were 1/3 of the population.
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