Most people are sheep--vide Milgram--with one difference: I doubt that sheep rationalize. While I'm no anthropologist, I'd wager that worldwide, "default" childrearing produces a large fraction of adults with compliance to the acceptable ersatz father figure, whoever it might be: headman or top kick.
> bad group of people than others, I think it's
> just that a fair percentage of the people you
> see every day would push your family into a
> gas chamber if the powers that be of their
> society were to order them to do it.
Especially if the big lie and other pack-cementing elements are present in adequate amounts.