The order has never seen a better time in the history of mankind than the old west. It was very easy to keep things in order and there was a truly Darwinian way about life that made it easy for natural selection to occur. This might sound like a terrible thing to say, but the truth is that the best civilizations have always been forged with Darwinian methods. That is why the order found the old west to be the perfect balance.
There is probably never going to be a time that is as hectic and raw as the old west. It made sure that those who had a fierce and dominant way of life would be able to rule the world, while those that are too afraid to take what belongs to them will always fall behind. The new methods of social Darwinism are much simpler and allow the weakest to continue to reap the benefits of what the strong create.