What if the so-called 'Dark Ages' were really a prosperous utopian era, populated by the most educated and informed people? We're told to believe that they were primitives and grossly oppressed, but every book from that era is more articulate than any modern text. People were actively seeking immortality and the philosopher's stone, and there were still unknown worlds to explore. Fast forward to today, where the US congress speaks at an 8th grade level, fewer and fewer people pursue the sciences, and violence and oppression are rampant, all while a select few get rich and rule over the population. Maybe we're in the dark ages now.