The “E” word is avoided just like the “N” word today. Apparently, evil is a politically embarrassing concept like slavery, a negative and destructive philosophy from the religious past. So, then, I ask, are felony crimes and assault weapon deployments by unstable citizens just unfortunate errors? Is tyranny not all that bad? Financial exploitation of the poor all good? Lies and unfounded conspiracy theories okey dokey? Women won’t even talk about rape as evil. Men don’t talk about alienation of children from fathers as evil. It’s in our interests to talk about evil folks. Hard core evil exists and is rising in great power today. We are enabling it by not saying its name.