Anonymous asked:Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous populations of Africa? I mean, these cultures hadn't even invented sewage systems, which is something the Romans were able to design and implement in 800-735 BC (a long fucking time before "the white man" colonized it)... I mean fuck, without "the white man", they would probably still be in the fucking bronze age.
I don’t really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.
The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry?...
Our apartment is beautiful and terrifying. One of the more terrifying aspects that isn’t quite so beautiful - the heaters. They are basically large boxes of fire that were installed sometime in the 1940s (because radiators? those are just silly!). They have a dial that goes from 1 to 10. Set on 1, our apartment stays a nice 70 degrees all winter — we’re pretty sure that 10 is an opening to the gates of Hell. During the winter we usually dress them up with a marble slab, a collection of metal sculptures and generally non-flammable things. In their off season, however, we get creative.