Re: Will Western Europe and the US Pay Out to Slave Descendants?
Actually they were bought mainly by muslim Arabs in the 8th century And I don't recall Slavs being sold all over Europe - when did that happen?
and the etymology of 'Slav' is not that simple. Slav partially comes from slovo (which means 'word' in slavic languages) or slava (fame).
This sounds like you are excusing slavery except for that practiced by Europeans. Is it because you hold Europeans to a higher standard than everybody else? If so that's a good example of the "soft" bigotry of low expectations.
For Dante, it follows then, that the only way to get into Hell is to insist upon it. One must deliberately exclude himself from grace by hardening his heart against it. Hell is what the damned have actively and insistently wished for.
The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Shakespeare