Just wondering. Seems like a no-brainer to me, but then again, I am an ignorant white boy from the south. As I have no control over the past, do not bother to ask for an apology. I'm sorry that you may be offended, but that is your problem. Why would you give someone that kind of power over yourself? I have ancestry that knew slavery both as slave and owner and if you look into your past far enough you will find the same thing holds true for most people. I have studied history from the records of the victors and from the records of those around the victors and done my own analysis of things. On this continent alone tribe after tribe migrated over preceding tribes from Canada to South America. Northern europeans have visited this continent since before Christ with very few attempts to "colonize" but many times just for the sake of survival. Although there is little evidence to support it at this time, I am certain Phoenicians have touch our shores many times while riding the greater atlantic currents. Given the nature of currently understood histories of those who have lived here in the past I have doubts that there was much available in the ways of trade except maybe furs and fish, both of which were available in the "Far East" along with much else. In other words, it wasn't worth the trip. And slavery predates the "discovery" of America by several millennium and was practiced in this area by the many different tribes. Since the beginning of recorded history slaves were taken by conquering tribes and worked to death, sold or absorbed all across the globe. Commercial slavery continues to this day, although not as openly as it was in the past. Sex slaves get most of the "press" in these days but it is not alone. Old fashion work them to death slavery is abundant throughout europe, asia, and africa. If you look to this continent carefully enough you will find it here as well. As with many socialist governments you find a new form of slavery called "dependent on government" that is prevalent here and abroad. The day is coming soon when things will get so bad that the government will be happy to supply all your needs and wants and will tell you what you need and want. Look then for the call to freedom to ring out again and a resulting anarchy will explode and life will become harder than most today have the capacity to grasp. Me, I am not worried by all this stuff because I am just passing through and will soon be gone, singing the new song and having dinner with Jesus and the rest.
As I've said before, if you are offended by what I say, you are giving me power over you and I quite frankly don't want it. Keep in mind this little fact: in the end you will receive justice. If that doesn't scare you, you are unaware of truth.