ADD'L RESEARCH:
Obviously, there is the view that humans are inherently bad. This is more founded on human greed and selfishness rather than a raw impulse to hurt others. It's a rather weak claim that we should all trust in human goodness, because many humans are far more concerned with improving their life than helping others.
(Erich) -> Simple, effective, perfect. This will be easy to hint and blatantly state throughout our presentation.