The only "barbarism" I see is testosterone driven beer drinkers locking horns on Friday night and resentful hooded teenagers asking for cigarettes or whatever when I'm out shopping in town. It's annoying but still, its got to be better than putting people in the stocks and public executions of criminals and the like. And it certainly doesn't seem to be regarded as civilised by most poeple I talk to. I mean, where do you live mate?
where you live is the key here obviously.
only people who think modern times are not barbaric are those who live in places which export their barbarism to other places.
only people who think capitalism works great are the ones whose people are not systematically enslaved or victimized by it on a mass scale, over prolonged periods of time.