I don’t think evil is that wide spread either. Those that will do anything and, by luck and birth, have power to do whatever they can for power and more of anything they can get. These are evil people.

The problem is that those who have learned to be assholes or have been driven there by other’s greed, can become evil. Perhaps not evil directly but the active tools of evil. And that is a fine philosophical distinction.

But we have evil and it takes the form of people acting on their own or others behalves. This is not new but it is a much more serious problem when we are in planetary trouble. I’m afraid of what once was just bad behavior is going to need harsher control.

Given the time limit and size of our climate problem I can’t help but see a move to the concept of spaceship Earth that is in emergency mode. What once may have gotten a time out may, in this case, get you eliminated. Not that I want that but that is the tradition of handling such things when all are at risk. All it needs is that realization. How do we increase control without the abuses of authoritarianism?

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