Unspectacular Evil

Evil is unspectacular and always human and shares our bed and eats at our own table.

~ Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-02-21 1973-09-29 age:66)

The Germans could not see Hitler as evil. He was too familiar. Similarly, Americans could not see Bush-43 or Cheney for the mass-murdering psychopathic torturers they were. People invite soldiers to Thanksgiving dinner and mentally block out the unspeakable crimes they know perfectly well they have committed.