The so called enlightenment is a mental self deception for the purpose of obtaining signals at a discount and nothing more.
The enlightenment view of man was a myth invented to justify the taking if power from the landed nobility. It was that aristocracy that created western excellencies that made us unique in the world, and that we now spend for signaling discounts.
Enlightenment principles are genocidal. And we see that in the reproductive data. Liberals don’t breed.