The natural tendency for thoroughly civilized, self-satisfied folks is to want to avoid confrontation at all costs, with the assumption that if we leave "them" alone, they'll leave us alone.
Even when it has been shown over and over and over again on any number of scales that that is an illusory falsehood, we want to think THIS time it can work. Embrace and/or tolerate the "victims" who would victimize others, and they will become as we are--soft, unprincipled consumers of media-fabricated pop culture.
Here's a real-time example for us, once again illustrating the vulnerability of those who choose to back away:
Spanish Lessons in Appeasement, by Aaron Hanscomb
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