Perhaps those thugs are trying to convince themselves. Or ingratiate themselves to the puppeticians and authoritarians who hold their leash. History isn't kind to those like them; licking Master's butt only seems reasonable and realistic until Master dies. Then all those who saw which side you chose will judge you by the butt you lapped.
But, go ahead you vile parasites. You tax addicts. You fans of genocide, kidnapping, and murder- often over the issue of dried leaves, for crying out loud! Expose yourselves as the disgusting vermin you are so that no one will make a mistake and come to rescue you from the consequences of your actions when the piper is paid. We'd be in more danger if we falsely believed you were actually on the side of the good guys. This way we can laugh, dance, and toast the sight of your festering corpse when you get justifiably "indiana'ed". Good riddance!