The Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy defines a Nihilist as one who believes "that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated".
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When Columbus first encountered the Arawak people of the West Indies, he wrote in his log:
I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane... With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want