Instead of laws of action/reaction that govern this universe, that we live in, they* see everything in terms of reward and punishment, after you die! They won't live this life, and they don't want to let us either.. This also leads to their destructive incomprehension of consequences. They don't care the harm they cause, Something MUST be done!.. In the context of crowd control, its ongoing success cannot be doubted. It is an evolutionary process. We are nature with a good follow-through. Man has brought forbidden knowledge into the biological realm.
So, what's worse? The Greater Good? or The Lesser Evil?
*Tears for fears