Colonizers’ Hutzpah

“It amounts to this:  protected by a Western empire, you colonize a part of the world, ethnically cleanse as many of its indigenous people as you can, and confine the remainder to stew in a series of besieged reservations, which are in effect open prisons.  And when the victims try to resist, you depict them as “savages” and “terrorists”; and present yourself, the colonizer, as acting in “self-defence”.  Similarly, when humanitarian sympathizers of the colonized try to provide them with some help.”

Moshe Machover