“All the other levels seek to abolish it. That is what their strivings amount to, their philosophy of progress, their contemplation of the Absolute no less than their striving to improve existing conditions. Do away with the cavern of ignorance and you destroy the burrowing mole which is crime. We can sum it up in very few words. The real threat to society is darkness.

Humanity is our common lot. All men are made of the same clay. There is no difference, at least here on earth, in the fate assigned to us. We are of the same void, inhabit the same flesh, are dissolved in the same ashes. But ignorance infecting the human substance turns it black, and that incurable blackness, gaining possession of the soul, becomes Evil.” -Victor Hugo