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Can you explain why Europeans were much more technologically advanced than the indigenous
populations of Africa?
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. Anonymous
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I dont really know what kind of history books bigots like you read.
The Great Libraries of Timbuktu? The steel metallurgy of the Haya? Dentistry? Caesarean section?
Premature neonatal care? Mathematics, architecture, engineering? The goddamn Pyramids? All of
I know its hard for a racist like you who imagines technological advancement to be some kind of end-
all-be-all, or proof of some inherent intelligence. I know, I know. Its hard to imagine, but Europeans
have been drawing knowledge from everyone around them since the dawn of time. What did you think
ended the Dark Ages?
Your magical (read: white supremacist) idea of a purely 'white' Rome never existed.

The Minoan culture on the island of Crete between 1500-1700 B.C.E. had a highly developed waste
management system. They had very advanced plumbing and designed places to dispose of organic
wastes. Knossos, the capital city, had a central courtyard with baths that were filled and emptied using
terra-cotta pipes. This piping system is similar to techniques used today. They had large sewers built of
In case you needed further clarification, neither the Minoans nor other (later) Greeks were ethnically
uniform. They also had the first flush toilets, dating back to 18th century B.C.E. They had flushing toilets,
with wooden seats and an overhead reservoir. The Minoan royals were the last group to use flushing
toilets until the re-development of that technology in 1596.
Oh, and look the Mayans had indoor plumbing, acqueducts, and pressurized water too. I mean, you can
ignore that the area Mayans lived in had little to few rivers, no lakes or standing water, nor other
sources of running water, while simultaneously dealing with monsoons and flooding due to one of the
heaviest yearly rainfalls in the Americas.

Classic Maya even used household water filters using locally abundant limestone carved into a porous
cylinder, made so as to work in a manner strikingly similar to modern ceramic water filters.
Of course, by this time millenia later none of your precious white people had developed any methods
besides shitting in pots.
Continuing, the earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus
Valley Civilization from around 3100 B.C.E in what is now Pakistan and North India. By 2500 B.C.E
(almost 5,000 years ago), they had highly developed drainage systems where wastewater from each
house flowed into the main drain.
All houses in the major cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro had access to water and drainage facilities.
Waste water was directed to covered drains which lined the major streets directed to covered drains,
which also lined all major streets. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private
bathroom. The mains that carried wastewater to a cesspit were tall enough for people to walk through.
Reservoirs, a central drainage system, fresh water pumped into the homes. Pools. Baths.
It was made from bricks smoothened and joined together seamlessly. The expert masonry kept the
sewer watertight. Drops at regular intervals acted like an automatic cleaning device.
Filters for solid waste.
Sorry, what were the British doing up until like, 200 years ago? Shitting in the streets? Oh yeah.
I mean, I could get into how by the Shang Dynasty (roughly 1600 B.C.E.), China had sophisticated
plumbing including pressure inverted siphons.

Or into the city of Amarna, Ancient Egypt. Or Persepolis, Persia and the Achaemenids in 600 B.C.E.
But, I mean, it sounds like the only one still in the Bronze Age is you.
Forever one of my favorite posts.