My point was and is that Attitudes about social conduct do change. A person with an agenda 150 years from now will be able to read all the child abuse court cases that we have on record and make the case that children shouldn't be raise by their biological parents. That it was too dangerous for Children in the 21th Century to be raised by their parents and that the government should raise them and we are about there now let alone waiting another 150 years. That Children raise by their parents were mentally and physically damaged by the spanking and time outs they recieved as punishment and will be due reparations to be paid by the whole country for not having the moral sencitivities to stop the practice of biological parents raising their own children.
And I don't say this to be funny either.
In the Slave narrative that was at the core of this post. That ex-slave (in the 1930's when he was giving his deposition) was obviously politically savy. He was condeaming the Young Negro because they were associating with the (enemy) Democrats under Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
You know if there had been no slavery in the United States I wonder what the negro population in the United States would have been in 1860. Since slavery was the primary reason that africans were brought to America I don't believe that there would have been a very large number at all.
Without the American Civil War, would there have been a 13th, 14th, or 15th Amendment, or a 1964 Civil Right Act either? I don't think so since there would not have been a precieved wrong that would have required a governmental action to correct.