Exactly Shelley. People act like the only two countries founded on conquest were America and Israel. Ditto slavery. You’d think the US invented it when the entire world was built on the twin tiers of conquest and slavery. The. Entire. World. The Native Americans engaged in conquest and land-grab and kill-they-neighbor as much as the African tribes engaged in slavery of one another. It just becomes easier to pretend that there was this love-one-another-kumbaya-everyone-eats-for-free-65-degrees-and-sunny land until White Men came along and ruined it all.