Evil is when a restrictive and sterile doctrine falsely proclaims itself to be the one and only true teaching.
Evil is when mediocrity and conformity are made into virtues, and individuality is harshly penalized.
Evil is when we are taught to be ashamed of our own true selves, and are coerced instead to embrace a life of pointless wretched limitation – a life in which we are forever trying to force ourselves into a mould to which we are not suited. A mould to which no one is suited.
Evil is that influence which causes us to keep on striving to become what we are not, and what we cannot be, and then blame ourselves when we fail.
Evil is that which talks us out of our birthright, and then pats itself on the back for being so magnanimous.
Evil is that which convinces us to accept a shockingly degraded and corrupted version of the truth as being the only truth there ever could be, and then struts around congratulating itself for fulfilling its role as The Great Benevolent Educator of Mankind.
Evil is that which tries at every step to convince us to accept a false version of ourselves, and then mocks us and shames us and condemns us if we will not or can not go along with its ideas for us.
Evil is the dark patriarchal authority that shapes us from birth.
Evil is the force that persuades us to think that wasting our lives chasing nonsensical empty dreams is normal.
Evil is the force that persuades us to think that we are the witless dupes it takes us for.
Evil is the insidious agency that makes us feel that we are both utterly powerless and intrinsically worthless – unless, that is, we can successfully fulfil all the meaningless and hideously time-consuming tasks it sets for us.
Evil is the smooth-talking suit-wearing city executive who offers us a place in the hierarchy of hell, and then makes us feel that he is doing us a favour at the same time.
Evil is that which convinces us that we actually are what in reality is no more than its own paltry and worthless construct, and then having done this, leaves us to spend our entire lives struggling vainly to achieve something worthwhile, something meaningful, on this pitiful basis.
Evil sells you burgers and tells you that you’re loving it.
Evil advizes you on a personal pension plan.
Evil helps you with your self-esteem by offering you botox or cosmetic surgery.
Evil offers to cure you with CBT.
Evil is the ad on TV.
Evil is the news announcer on Sky News.
Evil is the pop star on MTV.
Evil is your own ‘better judgement’.
Art: Warhammer 40K. Golden Throne