The world has never been safer, or healthier; there's never been a better time to be alive if you want freedom to achieve your dreams and goals despite your ethnicity, religion or gender. Despite the charges of homophobia, there has never been a better, safer time in the history of the world to be LGBT. Wars are declining. NYC and other big cities have never been safer. Despite huge increases in population and gun ownership, gun violence is decreasing. And that, I think, is part of the motivation of the current round of loud protesters seeking media attention. They are Communist funded and based, and their current cause is police violence against blacks (they don't fret when white thugs and petty criminals die resisting an arrest). Violence is the lowest in 2 decades. Life expectancy is rising in all countries, not just ours; airline and auto travel have never been safer; technology, medical advances and capitalism are contributing to our longer, safer life span. In the U.S. minorities for several years have outpaced whites in college enrollments. There is no wage gap for women college grads in their 20s and 30s, and women have outnumbered men in college for over a decade. There is no rape crisis on campus. So what is the left to do when they see their schemes and lies shriveling, funding sources drying up and people ignoring them? Set up a straw man and then attack.