Re: They tormented those who dwell on the earth
No I would call that conflicting egos. The truth is indisputable, but it is ignorable – and ignored by most it is.
Desire is not a state, desire is a concept. Goodness is a state. The desire for good is a concept.
You will find that when you are true, you will act ‘good’ as others perceive it, and you will be good. Good is actually a natural human state. Alas, humankind has become un-natural.
People desire to be well - are they truly well?
People desire to be powerful - are they truly powerful?
What can come of desire? Only illusion can come of desire.
Demographics? Metaphysics? Scientific? Chemistry? Ecology? Psychology? Sociology? Entropy?