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The implicit or explicit code of conduct within a social group whereby the standards of morality stop applying past the fence of their back yard.
They may be royalty or aclose family or fervent patriots, but the attitude is all the same: They are justified in taking anything and delivering harm upon anyone who would take anything from them. Having Lack of Empathy is on full display; everyone else is a nonperson or fair game.
If you ever accuse them of being evil and demand that they justify their actions — if they even feel any need to justify something to an outsider — don't expect any remorse about their Dirty Business, or even admissions of villainy, whether regretful or gleeful. These are likely to spit at you that they do not subscribe to your idea of "evil". After all, how many good men would speak against murder as the ultimate evil — but if they found out a loved one committed it, they would make excuses for them and let them get away with it, if they could? And on the other side of things, how many do-gooders actually take into account the lives of minor evil minions that will be necessarily lost on the way to saving the world? How many so-called "heroes" will laze in their tents and turn a blind eye to the villain's actions, ignoring the treatise of evil being allowed to exist by their inaction, until he makes the mistake of hitting their Protectorate?
Sometimes this isn't done by a group of people but rather their own leaders at least have no problem throwing their own kind out of an airlock when it pleases them. Come to think of it, they seems to think anyone who isn't him is expendable for the sake of his mission
It is always the most common cause of acting irrationally.
In a very generalized sense, this line of thinking could be said to be behind every criminal act, petty or otherwise. People who are otherwise quite reasonable can decide they need that stolen money just a bit more than people who "earned" it, that it was okay for them to physically assault a jerk they didn't like (because he was totally asking for it!) or to take the law into their own hands and destroyed someone who had wronged them. It'd be a crime if anyone else did it, but they needed to do it.
The My plight for their loss is......limited to put it lightly
Fortunally this tends to backfire on the person a lot for example