Everything is wonderful but nobody’s happy.
Why is that?
As everyone from capitalism apologists to Enlightenment defenders (i.e. Pinker) constantly repeat, our lives are healthier, wealthier and generally better than ever before.
(quietly) part of why many liberal and centrist commentators are so committed to a willfully evidence-blind Both Sides frame when it comes to political violence by extremists is their investment in not seeing and naming normative legitimate state violence for what it is