Power is intoxicating. When one has it and even when one does not. That is people can convince the,selves into believes things that the group they want to fit into believes. On a subconscious level they want so much to have status they they make themselves believe that the rules  and norms are objectively correct.

Here is an article by Bryan Caplan that I think shows this tendency in people that have power.

I do not claim immunity to this. I know I also am happy when people around me like me. And all the more so when they listen to me. And so I do want to fit in and maybe even get a little respect. I just hope this desire does not affect my decision making process about what is moral and what is not. But I think it must effect my decision making process.