The original so-called "sons of Reagan" murdered nearly 180,000 people in Central America, in Pol Pot fashion, many of them innocent and defenseless, yet Democratic and Republican citizens who belonged to the War Party took democratic pride and joy in the unimpeachable murder, mayhem, rape, and pillaging by their freedom fighters.
Sadists and those who vicariously enjoy their sadistic exploits feel empowered hence freed from fear by the commission of vicious antinomian deeds. Murderers have from time to time expressed an overwhelming sense of relief bordering on orgasm after killing their victims. All the better if the murders are legally sanctioned by declaration of war, or committed on foreign soil, in the jungle or desert, somewhere outside the reach of U.S. law, where men can exercise and relish their natural right to kill or be killed while fighting patriotically for the Pater lest he stare down, shame, and kill his brood.
Thus did barbarians of old, having peace and plenty at home, grease their naked bodies and venture into the wild to break the monotonous peace with rape, murder, pillaging; and when they came home, the tribal god was dragged before them in triumphal procession; anyone who did not salute that god was executed on the spot.