In 2016, President Barack Obama gave a speech to an audience of mostly young Europeans where he said the following:
“We are fortunate to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history… It’s been decades since the last war between major powers. More people live in democracies. We’re wealthier and healthier and better educated, with a global economy that has lifted up more than a billion people from extreme poverty, and created new middle classes from the Americas to Africa and Asia… If you had to choose a moment in time to be born, any time in human history, and you didn’t know ahead of time what nationality you were or what gender or what your economic status might be, you’d choose today.”
This should have been an uncontroversial statement since the facts allow no other conclusion. But mainstream media tries to paint a different picture.