In my theological attempts to understand the world of nature and of man, there have been and more than ever are two kinds of evil, two kinds of negative forces at work: natural evil that is the consequence of physical laws that run their course (floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, blizzard and pandemic) and sometimes there are people in the way. Stuff happens.
And there is moral evil, the consequence of choices men make when they would be like gods, and willing to attain opulent mortality or to approximate immortality at any cost to man, beast or planet. Some of the former evils now are being caused by the latter: moral evil is impacting humanity at the level of natural systems made sinister by human hubris and greed. Collateral damage on the way to the top.
The cesspool of moral evil is full to overflowing. But maybe if we rise from our lethargy, apathy and entertainment-induced numbness to finally smell the stink, we’ll become outraged enough to take up arms–figuratively, or maybe literally. More and more, I see our children and theirs in outright conflict with a system gone to the Dark Side.
And lastly, but at the very top of the list, the Kochtopus. If you want to understand today’s aberrations of what was once called TRUTH, go behind the scenes at Koch Industries. BOOKMARK these links if you can’t check them now. Here is the apparent future of the American Corporate One Party System.
With apologies to Loudon Wainwright for stealing his lyrics for the title.