One of the greatest weaknesses of many people of today, is the inability to to call a spade a spade or evil, evil. Instead, there is this massive bias to pretend that what is obviously askew, is somehow neutral or virtue in disguise or that it cannot be that evil simply because they cannot admit it.
We have seen massive periods of stress and destruction and despicable actions throughout the eons of time and yet, how many of your coworkers, neighbors, and random passersbys would never admit that bad stuff that has happened countless times in the past, could never happen here because… no reason. It just cannot ever happen to them due to their dishonesty and or lack of intelligence.
Either way, evil only needs people to do nothing to succeed so the longer a large chunk of the populace simply cannot admit something blatantly obvious is happening, the longer and worse the infection grows.
Pretending one does not have cancer, does not make the cancer go away. It just festers and eats at one until the symptoms become more and more obvious to the point that there is generally no cure left and the person dies.
We are currently at stage 4 of terminal cancer and so many still pretend that the coughing up of blood and and inability to walk is normal. What do you think is going to occur when the entire society has this situation?
Whenever there is a problem, and a solution is needed, the first thing is to admit there is a problem. As long as many refuse to do so, finding a solution becomes that much more unlikely.