|Often acts of apparent evil are acts not derived from evil intent. The existence of such acts are
often attributed to brief moments of passion/anger and/or an inability to connect actions to inevitable
consequences. Many rationalize such acts represent the occasional consequence of a God-given
free-will simply misdirected. In actuality such deeds represent the point furthest away from an act
derived from free-will. The perpetrator subjugated self to the whim of external forces and
circumstance and became lost while trying to locate a point of reference
It would seem that the vast majority of humans are fundamentally good. At times 'goodness' is
misunderstood as the desire for peace converts to appeasement without detection. It is at this point
good people are most vulnerable. Peace defined as the absence of violence too often equates merely
to a desire for peace rather then a proactive plan.
Small-time evil has now folded into something much larger. Something very evil,,,
The evil of evil is that it never gains proportion
Absent a moral reference point the individual becomes highly susceptible to
their own unchecked impulses. Often, following close behind there is the
commission of a spontaneous and derivative crime. As heinous as the
individual crime may be, such actions rarely surpass that which would be
considered 'small-time evil'
Most of us have heard the argument that all humans have the capacity
to do evil. Many would find this notion too disturbing to entertain as
possible, at least as it pertains to their own person. The truth is that
the practices of evil people are allowed to occur in the presence of an
even greater evil. That greater evil is the allowance of the social
conditions in which evil deeds are allowed to prosper.
Relative to 'Evil'- viewed as a force- is it even possible that small-time evil
even exists? If a person or conglomerate steps onto the plane of evil is
there any consideration given to proportion or degree?. A Tyrant relies
upon complicity to assure his very existence.
There may exist a fragile cease-fire but, the effect will likely be that of allowing
fragmented factions the opportunity to coalesce to soon rise again with greater
catastrophic consequences. The good person realizes a social erosion at a point
too late and must now make a decision pertaining to personal alliance. The
subtle slip into the role of the oppressor becomes tragically compounded by the
formerly good persons need to convince both self and others alliances derive
from beliefs of strong personal convictions.