Society is always in a stage of degeneration. There is no perfect society. The perfect society may exist in theory, but not in actuality. Society is based on human relationship motivated by greed, envy, acquisitiveness, fleeting joy, the persuit of power, and so on. You can't improve envy; envy has to cease. To put a civilized coating on voilence through the double-talk of ideals, is not to bring violence to an end.