Do you think good or evil thoughts or have good or evil intentions? Do you do good or evil works?
An example might be you are a journalist, you work for a big media corporation. You discover that what you are reporting is a lie to mislead people and stir them into supporting evil acts. So you decide to report the truth; Or you interview a member of the government and ask them a difficult question that catches out their lies.
Later your employer tells you off and tells you never to do that again or you will lose your job & this could mean you never get another job in media. You worry because you have an expensive mortgage or rent to pay, you have a family, to lose your job would mean you struggle to make ends meet. Even though you can see and understand now the evil, you turn a blind eye to it, do not speak out against it and continue to mislead the public and manipulate them.
Imagine if you see a person suffering, but the law forbids you from helping that person, a homeless person for example or a refugee; if you disobey, you may lose your job and as a result of committing a criminal offence you may struggle to gain employment again, you might even be sent to prison. So you do not help that person, you harden your heart to justify your actions to your conscience. The more you do this, the colder and harder your heart becomes, till there comes a point you no longer care about the suffering of others, as long as you’re alright and have money you are fine.
Or some people may not care at all and happily do evil with no conscience or feeling.
You become a part of this evil by not speaking out, by choosing not to help those who are suffering.
If enough people chose not to obey evil laws or rules, the laws would not be enforceable. It is only when we willingly give our consent and surrender our power that these things are allowed to continue. We are manipulated into behaving in a negative way through fear.
Fear divides us, when communities are divided against one another they are weak, they cannot unite and make a stand against the evil in the world. Propaganda tries to trick us into thinking in a certain way & into dividing us and giving our power to the government. A manmade institution controlled by corporations, corporations who worship capitalism, capitalism which when unregulated becomes a terrible Beast driven mad by greed, greed which corrupts and taints and consumes the Earth and tries to gain dominion over it, commits terrible crimes against life.
Either way both types of people have accepted the mark of the Beast & are given many opportunities to repent, to change. They are given an opportunity to repent and change when they see that what they are doing is evil. Repeatedly refusing to change makes you grow cold and hard inside, till eventually you are lost and only the painful burning away of all those layers will free your soul from the cold hard shell it has constructed around it. Like one of those seeds that will only germinate and sprout once it’s outer layer has been burnt through fire.
Not too sure about the rest, the parts about war are pretty obvious to most people I think. When you read it, you have to understand the symbolism, it isn’t meant to be taken literally, it is a metaphor.