Funny, that's just what abusers say to their victims - "you made me do this" "I'm doing this for your own good" "if you weren't so rotten, I wouldn't have to hit you"Such areas of the world have also been predatory in nature, sometimes even cannibalistic. I personally am grateful that I don't live somewhere that practices human sacrifice, or that burns people at the stake. Some efforts were made to bring more civilized practices to such cultures based on the idea that there is a Christian God, even if those practices had to be forced on them. It was believed that people in those cultures were going straight to Hell when they die, and that it was a Christian duty to save them. So obviously there was more to it than stealing their natural resources, and that other motives applied which were supposedly more of a benevolent nature. There was an issue regarding the religious ends justifying the means used to attain them in places such as Africa.