Yeah, actually, come to think of it, everything the West has done everywhere has been pretty fucking nightmarishly awful. I think maybe Christianity is defective.
I don't think it's anything most other nations wouldn't have done, at the same time. If China's 12th century industrial revolution had taken off, we'd be sitting around today complaining about how fucked in the head Mongols were. And so on and so forth.
This! Raping neighbouring nations is how it works. This might be counter to what morality tells us but morality never built any empires.
Balls. WE do it for YOUR own good. Just ask anyone in the Phillipines, for example.
"Kill everyone over the age of 10."
- General Al Smith
It was all a joke. In real life, I'm not this way. I'm some other way. I meant it to be funny to US, and it was, at least to the ME part of US. I meant it to be funny to YOU, just not THEM, see? Unless you are actually part of THEM, and if that's true, well, my apologies.
And that would be my individual apology. I would apologize for US but I'm not sure if there is an US that's larger than just ME in this regard. I'm not even so sure YOU are or are not at least partially any of THEM.
But if you are one of THEM to whom I am apologizing, I'm truly sorry.