When I wrote recently about the relationship between evil and incompetence, how evil is necessarily incompetent in proportion to evil-ness (except at destruction); I forgot to mention a very important consequence.
Too many clever and well-informed people are so aware of the incompetence of the Global Establishment that they regard incompetence as a sufficient explanation for the evil.
In other words; they focus so much upon the incompetence of the ruling class - the people who are running the global organizations, national governments, major financial institutions, and all large social institutions (and, don't get me wrong - these people really are staggeringly incompetent!); that they fail to notice that behind all the surface chaos and proximate wreckage - there are deep and ultimate evil motives.
These evil motives are what makes the incompetence work in one (i.e. evil) direction, continuing over many decades; the underlying evil-directedness is what enables the destructiveness of mainstream leftism to be sustained and purposive even across several human generations.
The evil is what prevents incompetence from being addressed - or even noticed! And what pursues policies that amplify the presence and power of incompetence, instead of attempting to remedy it. The evil is what praises and promotes wicked policies and bad outcomes as virtuous; vilifies goodness as a 'fascism'.
So - yes incompetence; but doubleplusyes deliberately evil motivations!