>>The power to harm others and to harm others without consequence - is irresistible to a profoundly evil subset of humanity.
>That’s pretty much it, the rest of the discussion revolves around how they try to get it done.
Indeed; the recent SWAT team stories I’ve read came immediately to mind on reading that sentence.
The Will to Power plays itself out at all levels. From the malice or indifference of the petty beureaucrat to the demonic mass murderers of recent times. For some, power and the exercise of that power is more addictive than any drug.
The need is insatiable. The result is horror.