Well Eric, nobody can say you are afraid to express what you think! The problem with "We should kill them wherever we find them without mercy. They will never change." is that the permit to this kind of hunting is self issued by combatants on all sides, and follows from similar atitudes on all sides. That the enemy is stupid or evil and will never change is a verdict, not a plan. Does it not strike you that this approach is part of an endless, self perpetuaring cycle? And even if most humans (working class) are as mediocre as you describe, why settle for such a gloomy, pointless picture and prognosis? You seem to admire something about Western Civilisation. If your estimate places that civilization some level(s) above what was accomplished historically and is seen currently, is it not the case that these advances happened because enough people had the attitude that it was possible? That progress, though utopian (and often objectionable) in the minds of most elites and commoners, was in fact possible?