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Wow. It was on the historical date of May 8th, that Mike Monteiro held this intense talk, reminding each and everyone who cared to listen of the conseqences and the possible impacts of the "I'm only doing my job here" mentality.

This talk gave me several goose bumps, having seen "5 came back" only recently, and still seeing this one shot of the inside of a german concentration camp, where right after the allied troops went in, a film team documented not only the unimaginable horror and piles of dead and starving people, but also the "neat" rows of clothing, outside a building where the people where gassed. Clothes hung up on cloth hangers, row after row, just like at a cleaner's shop or something. I bet the people responsible for that, for the "neat" storage of soon-to-be dead people, also said to themself; well, I'm only doing my job here. And what's wrong in at least taking care of the clothing, there is no harm done, is it? Chosing to ignore the role they play in the machine of destruction, because facing that would destroy the "I am a decent person after all" self-assertion.

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.
Hannah Arendt
(quoted in the talk)