Came across this quote from the My Lai massacre while doing research for the Vietnam War:
"And yet, this company, sitting out here isolated in this one place, didn’t see it that way. I'm sure they didn't. What people think of you back home don't matter. This group of people that they were with was all that matters. It was the whole world. What they thought was right - was right and what they thought was wrong - was wrong. Courage was seen as stupidity, cowardness was cunning and awareness; and cruelty and brutality was sometimes seen as heroic. That’s the way things began and started to change and that’s what it eventually turned into."
Four Hours In My Lai (Clip 1 of 7)