I thought, it being Sunday, it would be a good day to post about "evil." Now, personally, I don't believe in "evil" in the theological sense, some dark force in opposition to good, but rather the secular notion as defined by the Merriam-Webster definition...
Now, often is the case that the "evil" of the sectarian world and the "evil" of the secular world coincide. Most of the time, really. I'd say the vast majority. It's of course no coincidence. Religious institutions have long been held to be the deciders of what is evil or good through much of our history, mostly varieties of Christianity in the West. It has been multi-generationally inculcated into our culture for many hundreds of years. Of course, many secular tenets of evil and good have been as well.
But, whether you take the religious view or the secular view, how can it be good to leave a massive debt on our posterity, let Social Security and Medicare struggle to survive, let millions more people lose their health coverage, gut all the agencies responsible for our clean water and air and safety in the public sphere, while cutting taxes taxes for the wealthy even more just when we have the most wealthy people on the planet in this country, by far in a long way, when just a small increase in their taxes could literally clear up all those other problems?
How is that good?