I don't the think that the feelings of anyone being enslaved have changed much over the centuries...17, 18, 19 or 20th.
As for understanding how someone else feels about something, I have to agree. After all, we can all look at the same data and come up with a different take. This board has proven, if nothing else, that some objective and rational people of the same background still and will come to different conclusions. And we often wonder...how can that boy think that way...don't we?