Svetlana, i think you should verse yourself on American history (and perhaps on American experience) before you speak on it. The last slave plantations in America were “shut down” in the 60s,…just because Lincoln abolished slavery doesn’t mean that all the happy slave owners cut the shackles and let their slaves leave. If you’re eastern European, like I am, you should certainly know that public oppression and subsequent outlawing, is always followed by private versions of the same thing for a long time after.
We get that you pity no one, but at least get your facts straight before you formulate entire rationalized opinions and denounce everyone elses. :)