Crimes against humanity can appear

Crimes against humanity can appear in several horrific forms. The odiousness of genocide, for example, is obvious. Now environmentalists are advocating that since destruction of the biosphere affects the habitats of all living entities, humans included, therefore we should all feel culpableóecological degradation is at the very least a crime against humanity.
Letís consider another candidate for heinousness: the mass dulling of humanityís natural instinct for self-realisation. The bhakti-yoga texts declare that the human form of life is meant for enlightenment. But by our perpetuating soul-killing societies, we humans inflict upon ourselves the greatest injustice and havoc.

Devamrita Swami