Frighten, confuse and provide solutions that benefit the oppressor. From abusive relationships to evil empires, the methods are the same.
The perpetration of harmful deeds, for personal benefit, is the essence of evil and the central moral issue threatening our survival.
We have failed to adequately address our willingness to cause harm for our own benefit.
For humans to survive and evolve we have to stop causing harm and give up some of our favourite addictions.
We have to recognize and honour our essential role as a living being evolving in harmony with the biosphere; and distinguish it from the other roles we play and the games that we invent.