Couldn't agree more, Angie. Vengeance for past wrongs is futile. However, it's important to understand why some acts of vengeance do occur. Sometimes the perpetrators are cold-blooded about their actions, sometimes they're scarcely aware. But we must acknowledge that past events do influence what happens later. I don't believe all the African and Arab refugees invading the coasts of Europe today are doing it out of revenge for past imperial misdeeds, but who knows? It's karma, whatever the motive.
Anyway, it makes for an interesting family-history story. My blog is as per my signature; if you click on that you should get to the most recent post, and the Uncle Charles post is in the Archive of October 2014. Alternatively, you can simply Google the title of this thread of mine.