It doesn’t seem to matter what group you are speaking about, everyone wears a white hat. The extremist muslims that think America is the great Satan, the Christian that thinks burning heretics at the stake is just, Americans that think everyone should be given as much freedom as possible, and pretty much any group everywhere will put you to sleep describing why their hat is white.
It is very difficult to tell anyone that their hat is actually black. Even many criminals have figured out a way to claim the white hat. People don’t want to hear it. They’ll find a quote from some famous writer to throw at you, they’ll recite some history, or throw out some statistics to support their position. In the end though, it just seems like everyone is trying to be the good guy.
I was watching a documentary on genocide called Worse than War. Even those people who participate in them figure out a way to put on the white hat while they are hacking people to death with machetes. It is very strange. What is it called when people refuse to acknowledge they are the bad guy? Is this some sort of symptom of evil? What exactly is it that causes this specific sort of blindness? Is it pride?