1.) The Moors were not black, they were Arabs. You're listening to Afrocentrists, who are a group of Black Americans desperately trying to prove that civilized black societies and empires have existed. They've also tried to claim Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and many others. None of this is backed by anything scientific whatsoever.Blue Murder wrote:That's a bit of sensationalism right there in bold. We don't really know a lot from history, and some even suggest our history is not what we think it is. You be the judge of that, however, I fail to see why HA is original. The greener grass concept has been around since man evolved into separate people. You can find paintings of Moors (who are black, contrary to popular belief) macking on white chicks like it's no big deal. Other than that, you got it. Maybe, you know, the west isn't all there is? Nah. That's just crazy talk!sentinel89 wrote:But, the matrix that is modern western culture is unprecedented. I can't tell you how many American men I've tried to have discussions with about how in so many ways the grass really is much greener abroad, particularly when it comes to dating. Every one of them thinks I'm insane. None of them have even considered the idea that American women might not the gold standard, or that the west really does have a dating dystopia that works so favorably for women yet so disagreeable for men.. None of them have considered that a culture revolving around shitty music, degenerate reality TV shows, wasteful consumerism, and ridiculous sensationalism may not be the ideal environment to foster happiness for men. The extent of how far trapped people are into this matrix is unprecedented. At no point in history has any culture or nation fallen to the amount of ignorance to that of the west.
So in that sense, I would argue that HA is in some ways original.
2.) The internet has contributed greatly to the modern dystopia in the west, which obviously could not have been a factor much before the 1990s.
3.) The overwhelming majority of people could never have entertained themselves much in the greener grass concept before commercial airlines or the information age. Before commercial airlines only nobles could take long leisurely trips abroad. Marco Polo may have been one of the only men of his time to travel from Europe across the Middle-East and into modern-day China. Also, think about how much information you've discovered by the means of the internet, and how much it has changed your life. When my dad was my age he could have never had access to this sort of information shared on Happier Abroad. Did he need it? No, because the west had not yet sunk to the condition it is in now.