Except the people I talked about, who clearly were not British, did not go there as slaves. Stating that there was an (internal) class of people they treated poorly, doesn’t change the fact that for people they did recognize as freepersons (which included blacks) they were free to come, to trade, and to live there.
The ethic existed, and it was followed. All that you are pointing out here is that slaves were treated as non-free. Meanwhile, freeperson blacks were coming and living there as early as the Seven-years war.
It’s not wrong.
Stating the rate of decline doesn’t change the point. Japan’s demographic and economic crises has been going on for decades, whereas ours is more recent. We haven’t been in a recession for 30 years, and our fertility rate didn’t crest below replacement until the last decade.
The fact that the harm they’re going through has stabilized, doesn’t change the fact that they’re experiencing the same trend.
There’s a hump in the middle. Labor Participation increased in the 90s at the same time immigration was increasing. They both started to decrease 2001-2002, at the same time we hit the 2001 recession.
Cwolf? I have not.
Deskilling, not automation, is the primary way technology works itself upon our economy.
We are never going to stop finding complicated jobs we can simplify through technology, that a less skilled person can then do.
Those jobs then scale, and less skilled people then do them.
For instance, a less intelligent person could never have been a clerical worker for tracking & moving packages, but they can do such a job now, with help of a hand bar code scanner.
Which meant more packages could be moved, and thus our entire parcel-logistical system became quicker and more widespread. A trend parcel companies seized on to good effect.
Oh and good news Cwolf, technology is giving us another way to intervene in people; tertiary cognition, driven by AI. It’s one of Elon Musk’s projects.
What you’re pointing out is distance, cost of travel, and shifting fertility trends. If you broke the white population down, you’d see a good portion of them are actually immigrants off the Continent.
Immigrants from other places are accelerating in growth, because the Continent has crested in fertility, while more and more places abroad now have the means to travel to England.
I’m talking about the law. Common Law did not treat foreigners differently, and that’s a fact. Nothing you’ve offered here denies this.
Cwolf, going to political figures pulled out of their context, doesn’t change anything.
Lincoln evolved on his position, and wanted to award citizenship to black soldiers who had served. It’s likely he would have evolved further had he lived.
Slavery equally doesn’t change anything, as it says nothing of how freepersons, a category which had included more than just whites, were treated.
People from other countries were allowed to go about their business, unmolested. Exceptions to the rule don’t change that, as it wasn’t even an exception predicated on place of origin, it was one predicated on class.
There were still black freepersons - people coming in from other countries, who are the ancestors of half of African-Americans alive today. To include Colin Powell.