Most people have succumbed to irrational hysteria. From Jack Kerwick at lewrockwell.com:
Hannah Arendt was a 20th century Jewish philosopher whose family had to flee their home in Germany upon the rise of the Third Reich. Years later, she witnessed the trial, in Jerusalem, of Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the Holocaust.
Eichmann, Arendt observed, wasn’t at all the monster that she expected to see. His actions were monstrous, but he didn’t strike her as monstrous or wicked at all. However, what Arendt did notice about Eichmann is that he exhibited “a curious, but quite authentic, inability to think.”
An inability to think.
It wasn’t that Eichmann was stupid or otherwise unintelligent. Nor was it that he was literally or intrinsically incapable of thinking. Rather, he had no inclination, no will, for critical thought.