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“It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake.”
-H.L Menckens
From the moment they are born, humans have a naturally evil predisposition. Although the term ‘evil’ is difficult to define, there are various views on morality. The most commonly referenced one, Moral Objectivism, holds that moral standards are universally transcendent, and that certain acts are right or wrong independent of human subjectivity. It is by this unspoken moral code that humanity’s acts are judged. There is some debate whether a fundamental human nature exists, as social and environmental influences are present from the moment someone is born. But if we can define human nature, it is beyond doubt, naturally evil. The English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, prominent in the 17th century, said of human nature: “during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man” He believed that man had a right to defend his life and liberty against others, and that in his natural state, h…