Life in the United States is amazing. I know that in this day and age, there are many who might disagree for one reason or another. And, it is true that this society falls short of perfection.
There were times in the past when things were different. When the culture was different that what we know now. When things happened in the past, that we might look by today's norm’s with amazement or disapproval. It is important to view them cautiously – and without the lens, values, and expected norm’s, of today’s society – otherwise we miss the gems we can learn from in the critical judgement of a culture the past had never conceived of.
And at the risk of sounding like your grandpa telling you how good you’ve got it, compared to how it was in his day, I’m going to share a story with you. A true story of something that happened in the United States, that might be considered shocking.