Mental passivity is evil - here-and-now, although probably not at all times and places in history.
Why? - Because when the environment is evil, we our-selves must be active in order to avoid becoming evil ourselves.
A passive person is (here, now) an evil person: he or she is a person who is actually living in service of evil, on the side of evil, promoting the agenda of evil.
Active in what way? Well, it must be an activity in what stands-apart-from - autonomous of - that which is evil; and which is itself good.
In a world where all large institutions are clearly (overall, sometimes very completely) corrupted into service of that which is evil. So we cannot look to external institutions to save us.
Furthermore, we cannot look to individuals either! The past weeks have shown what a high proportion of the population are passive with respect to institutions when it comes to their beliefs. So probably we cannot even find many individuals to guide us; because so many (nearly all) individuals are agents of evil in their own right.
Maybe we are in a situation where know no single person (in real life) we could confidently regard as being on-the-side-of-good, and towards whom it would be good to be passive. That must be the case for many, many people.
If we want to join the side of good; then we are on our own; and also we must look outside of human society for guidance.
We must expect to discover for ourselves what is good; and in pursuit of what is good we must be active agents; we must live actively from that source of good.
From there, it is over to you - because you need to decide (for your-self) what is the source of uncontaminated good in the world? And how you could get access to - and live-from - that source?
Nobody can tell you this (because nobody can be trusted, except for those you already trust to be on the side of good).
You must work it out for yourself - or rather, you must recognise and decide where you absolutely belief goodness to derive-from.
(Myself, I believe there is a source of goodness external to my in God the creator and Jesus Christ the saviour - and that the discernment and wisdom of Jesus is avaiable to me from the universal spiritual presence of the Holy Ghost: This is revelation. I also believe that there is an internal, innate, uncontaminated source of divine goodness in myself - God-within: what may be termed my real self: This is intuition, or direct-knowing. But - so far as you are concerned, me saying this is just someone you don't know spouting stuff of unknown validity. Me saying-it has no value as such. You need to know that there exists an accessible source of goodness; you need to know what it is and how to discover it. And then do it from your own inner resources: actively.)