"We ‘educated’ people have not moved so wondrously far ahead, as is often said. Our actions cut two ways. For centuries, we Europeans have treated the primitive peoples with irresponsible voraciousness. We have annihilated people and races–and always under the hypocritical pretext of the best of intentions.

Animals of prey know little pity. We whites show even less."

–Emil Nolde (1934)