During President Obama's Tumblr town hall Tuesday, he claimed there's never been a better time to be alive -- because “the world is less violent than it has ever been.”
Obama, responding to a question about where he saw himself in 10 years, eventually began talking about the world at large.
“The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed than it’s ever been. It is more educated than it’s ever been,” Obama said.
As for tolerance, women around the world are facing increased violence, Christians are being persecuted at alarming rates and here in America, anyone who doesn't conform to a certain way of thinking is condemned.
And healthier? Malaria kills more than half a million people a year (thanks Rachel Carson), a lack of home plumbing is leading to rape and sexual assaults, and isn't Michelle Obama constantly claiming American kids are fat?
Surely we're more educated, right? Well, in the developed countries, but in the Middle East, many countries require a woman obtain permission from a male guardian to obtain an education. And Boko Haram is trying to keep Nigerian girls from being educated.
But I’m sure the world looks rosy from the safety of the White House.