How ancient stories converge with the present time (Ezekiel 18:20)

From Unlearning Communism:

Every human being is individually responsible for the consequences of their decisions and for the final outcome of the quality of their lives. There is no inherited burden of the past. In other words, individuals are not guilty by association in the eyes of the God. Whether you’re religious or not, significance of such thinking is profound for the humanity and Founding Fathers of the United States of America were aware of tremendous importance of this idea. This is why they’ve created the country and the whole society predicated on it.

Ezekiel 18:20

"The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son."

2020 Logic:

Reparations should be paid for something that happened 300 years ago, not even by direct ancestors. Why not asking for reparations from Mongols, or Vikings or Turks?

The answer is simple: all other nations (except for the Western Nations nowadays) are following the same, well tested ancient logic, more than millennia old, while us, nominally advanced societies are conducting the experiments on a massive scale in which we are the lab rats.

Turkish soldiers collecting "taxation in blood", taking Christian children from their homes to turn them into elite Turkish soldiers (devşirme).

Allan David, "The Slave Market", 1838, depicting Turkey . 

Asian Turks selling white Europeans.

Hurrem Sultan (1502 - 1558), taken as a slave from Ruthenia (modern Ukraine), became the wife of the Ottoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and one of the most powerful women in history.

Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, taken as a Christian boy from today's Bosnia (taxation in blood), became the Grand Vizier of Ottoman Empire, the world superpower of that time.

Petar Zelalic, captain from Montenegro. He was captured by the Turkish battleship "Ottoman Crown" and taken as a slave.

After 8 years of slavery, in 1760, he led the uprising of 71 Christian slaves, while the battleship was harbored in Kos Island, Greece and the majority of the crew was on land. 

Petar and his crew managed to steal the ship, armed with 80 cannons and sail to Malta.

His bravery was recognized and he became a knight.

Thank you President Jefferson for ending slavery in Mediterranean that lasted for centuries and caused misery to at least 1.000.000 Europeans. 

If you have no clue what I'm talking about, it's the war against Pirates from Barberry Coast.

"...From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli
We fight our country's battles In the air, on land, and sea..."

Semper Fidelis!