The best definition of "modernity" is the following, from one of my intellectual heroes, Alain de Benoist:
*Modernity designates the political and philosophical movement of the last three centuries of Western history. It is characterised primarily by five converging processes:
Modern political life itself is founded on secularised theological concepts. Reduced to an opinion among others, today Christianity has unwittingly become the victim of the movement it started. In the history of the West, it became the religion of the way out of religion."
The free market is rational? Is it rational for people to starve under the free market?
And how come European modernity was ushered in by the colonial slavery that enabled such modernity? No free market there!
And the dispossesstion of European peasants from their land in order to create cheap labor for capitalists in the cities? This dispossesstion that enabled the industrial revolution -was that the rational free market at work? What's so free about losing your ability to produce your own living and having to work for slave wages for someone else?
And is it also part of the free market when the Western countries invade your country or overthrows it's democratic government in order to get access to your resources for their capitalists enterprises? Is such loss of freedoms as in Chile, Bolivia, Africa, et cetera part of the free market? Is this part of your supposed rational process?