From Attack Cartoons:
A totalitarian, be it a Marxist or a Mullah, sees other people as either a tool they could use or as trash to be disposed of.
In their mindset there is no such thing as an innocent person. That is, someone who is inherently exempt from coercion, punishment, or outright destruction.
They are capable of believing and doing anything. There can never be a lower limit to the acts of depravity that they are capable of.