Bill Nye sent over this piece, which is worth your time to read. It helps illustrate not only the mindset of those who seek to do the most harm, but also the mindsets of those who are, truly, rats in a cage.
You nor I will ever change Human Nature. We can not change the simple reality that we remain hard-wired as Upper Paleolithic Hunter-Gatherers. At least, not in our lifetimes. However, we can diminish the impact of the worst malpractors. If that is our Legacy, a simple nudge in the course of Human evolution that helps Man to surpass himself, is that not a noble contribution to our posterity?
I know not your path.
I do know mine.