For most of my life I have noticed that when human beings get into positions of high authority or in a position to get away with doing evil, they usually end up doing it. I'll give you some examples:
Throughout history, soldiers who have conquered other people's land often raped the women and children. When these soldiers were back home, they were regarded as good brave men. They seemed like everybody else: hard working tax payers who looked after their families. But when they were out at war, they raped, tortured, and murdered women and children. They were in a position to get away with it. Nobody was there to stop them.
Another example is the dark ages. In those days many innocent people were tortured to death, either being skinned alive, burden at the stake, or much worse. Quite often the torture and execution was done publicly, where people in the local town gathered together to enjoy watching the executioner torture the victim to death. It was a form of entertainment. In those days torture and execution was a normal part of society, and a lot of people enjoyed seeing others being tortured to death.
It's the same with the police. The police with arrest criminals on our streets, but protect the criminals in government. In the UK the police have been covering up child abuse rings for decades, child abuse rings that are linked to the government. These people in high authority are getting away with raping and abusing very young children, and the whole thing gets covered up.
This has been a short myTake, but the point I'm trying to make is that it seems whenever human beings get into high positions of authority and know they can get away with doing evil, so often they tend to do it. So, are most humans inherently evil? There is a lot of people who think they are good and moral, but if they were in positions of high authority, maybe they wouldn't be so nice. Who knows?
Tell me what you think.