Those of a more skeptical mindset seem to take the Hanlon's razor approach of not assigning to malice what can readily be assigned to incompetence or stupidity.
Either way, very few people appear willing or able to call eighteen months of "none are safe until all are safe" what it truly is - evil.
This observation started me thinking about the blatant and intentional cruelty permeating every single action, dictum, decree, measure, study, and communication the globalist totalitarians have employed since the start of the birdemic. It also reminded me of how unapologetic the totalitarians have been concerning their open cruelty.
Setting concepts of evil aside for a moment, I refuse to believe that contemporary people are impervious to the obvious and tangible cruelty that has flooded over the world since 2020.
They must, at some level, detect the impetus behind all the intentional physical, mental, and spiritual harm they have witnessed and experienced, yet very few appear willing or able to address it, not even in their thinking.
If I were a psychology type, I would diagnose the problem as some form of masochism, for a dark masochistic streak does appear to stain the souls of most modern people. I don't know how else to describe the perpetual yielding to authority, especially the yielding to malicious authority that openly and un-apologetically denigrates, punishes, and humiliates.
Rational thinking and action would dictate a person would at least attempt to find ways not to surrender to the malicious authority. If for no other reason, than purely out of some sense of dignity or self-preservation. Yet modern people appear more fearful of the judgments of the malicious authority than they are of the actual harm the malicious authority inflicts.
More to the point, modern people seem willing to accept any inhumanity the global dictatorship dishes out in order to avoid the judgment of the global dictators. Or the judgment of anyone else for that matter - family, friends, colleagues, strangers.
To top it off, contemporary people seem to derive some sort of sick pleasure from the cruelty they endure. This pleasure appears rooted in the propensity to tolerate the ever-increasing viciousness without surrendering some faux-noble virtue of non-judgment, which elevates them above the hassle of thinking about the obvious.
They experience the wickedness firsthand, but would not dare to label those behind it wicked because to do so would open the possibility of drawing judgment upon themselves. And this seems intolerable to the vast majority of modern people.
What would my tormentors (moreover, my family, friends, colleagues, and total strangers) think of me if I said, did, thought that?
Under such an arrangement, the tormentors feel no need to apologize for their cruelty.
Why would they?