The Puritans came to escape the demanding philosophies of the parties in power. Many came through force as the Africans who were taken by their own enemies to profit from Europeans that enslaved. But slavery was the fashion for many centuries. When folks went to war in the spring to take what their neighbors had acquired, if there was nothing to take, the human energy was what was left to obtain. Every continent did this.
Is there truly anyone alive today that can be responsible for the past? The system of acquiring anything usually means it is taken away from someone else. Do those in power today keep their power by giving it away?
If we can acknowledge and move on, the turmoil is lessened.