Man’s need to impress his own opinion upon his peers,
and have life conform to his own ideals, is the real villainy
we need to fear. For in my understanding, it is not cruelty and control
that drives such characters, it is idealism. A belief that his own ideas
is for the betterment of the world. It is a worldview formed
entirely by his own experiences, or lack of them, and an unwillingness to accept
that reality is perceived differently by different people. It is the opposition of empathy,
perhaps more an unwillingness to give in to it, rather than a lack of it.
An unconditional unquestionable trust in his own perception and social constructions.
Then question then becomes … what drives someone to choose this path?
And the answer to that question is not cruelty, for in order to answer the question,
those of us, who still have our empathy intact, need to use it,
and not dehumanize those we call villains.