To paraphrase a LJ friend, it is a mistake to mistake stupidity and laziness for evil. I would add the some more reasons for a fuller list of "almost-evils".
Reasons to be Almost-Evil:
- Fear in the face of peer-pressure
It is for this reason that I distrust ideological people who have power and wish to use it. The almost-evil people only use power for their relatively petty ways. I wish this were the case for the ideolog. Instead, these people are parahuman, holding themselves above the desires and obligations of their fellow man. I can only ask, who do these people think they are? What can be done? Do we have to embrace our own corrupting ideology in defense? Sigh...