in tactics ogre there is 1 crucial part in the game where you had to convicne a city full of your people to revolt against your enemy.
they refused because they were tired of war. your leader expected this and told you to disguise yourself as the enemy and massacre the town, the old, the children, the women. his reasoning was to create such an atrocity that your people will rally behind the dead as martyrs.
at the age of 7 i was given this choice. initially i didnt want to massacre the town (everyone including the old, the sick, the women, and the children), so i chose not to. but then your leader framed you, made you a traitor, and put a bounty on your head. you become a fugitive on the run, hated by all and looked pretty depressed. i didnt like that, so i rebooted it and massacred the town instead.
another great dialogue that pretty much summed up the average person as sheep that will blindly follow a person with power.