Thanks Maarten, good point to fill out my analysis.
I don't morally excuse it, just that much that we
call 'evil' is really common-or-garden laziness,
obedience and stupidity, and the people involved
are tragically unaware that what they are doing is
wrong. Many are trained from birth to learn that
they are not clever enough to question their
betters, and that the moral course lies in blind
obedience - those are the most tragic and excusable
cases. Most simply choose to take the easy way out
that makes their life easier. Frankly, all of us
are flawed in this respect to some extent, even the
very best of us fight these flaws constantly, and
we deceive ourselves if we think otherwise.
For the non-linguists:
"Menschlich-all-zu-menschlich" = "Human, all too
human" - assuming I've guessed that one
Yes, Mark: Nietzsche's diagnosis (one of many) and quite
so as you say.
Maarten (who really doesn't always realize it when he's using
strange words or uncommon terms...)