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Why do I think of those "whose ideology justifies and condones the oppression and destruction of others"?
The banality of evil is a phrase coined by Hannah Arendt and incorporated in the title of her 1963 work Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. It describes the thesis that the great evils in history generally, and the Holocaust in particular, were not executed by fanatics or sociopaths but rather by ordinary people who accepted the premises of their state and therefore participated with the view that their actions were normal.--the BB
The concept of banality of evil is criticized in an article under British Psychology journal "The Psychologist". S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D. Reicher argued that the crime of Eichmann cannot be committed by "ordinary people". Those people who commit such crime as "they actively identify with groups whose ideology justifies and condones the oppression and destruction of others". That is, "they" know that is a crime but simply finding a way to justify it. [sic]