You might think that surviving was this great and wonderful thing.
Some days I still wish I'd done it. Humanity makes me ashamed.
Some days, I think we deserve whatever SM chooses to do to us.
People make me sick.
SM may prey on our worst instincts, but He is a primitive thing. Long ago when SM wore a different name, He lapped the blood of sacrifices made in the hope that He would not do worse harm. Is it any wonder that He still seeks such gory offerings even if He does not physically need the blood?
That doesn't make His actions or the actions of his Proxies forgivable, but it does make them understandable.