There has been some talk, lately – from guys who should know better (such as Stephen Pinker, in his The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined). Who is telling people what they want to hear – that they are getting better all the time.
This guy is not living in the real world, and has never had a real job – where blood flows between the cubicles, people get stabbed in the back – and everyone takes careful note of this, and does their best to make sure they are not the next victim.
This atmosphere kills people who take it too seriously – something every organization wants you to do.
To Die on the Cross, for them.