Father, Do Not Forgive Them. They Know Damn Well What They Do.
What most good people fail to acknowledge is that evil works - at least for some and for some time.
Bad people who are part of the "some" accept that fact.
They also view as weakness such practices as mercy, compassion, love, and charity.
What's happening is not an accident or a product of ineptitude.
It is by design.
It is intentional.
And it is working.