Ethical behavior is tied to honor, using the medieval definition (how many NWO types force you to refer to them as "your honor," when they are some of the most dishonorable people alive?) Honor allows one to walk in the Other Realm, the biological level of the cosmic/3D time realm.
This leads me to believe that one can reap the cosmic benefits of honor so long as they actually believe they are honorable and the notion is reinforced by others even if through fear and coercion. Is the "light side" really stronger then, because of its genuineness? For example, honor through standing up for what's right, acting for justice, and all that is embodied by the sacred masculine principle.
From what we were able to determine in the Scientific Underground, they are a group consciousness in 3D time--not individual--much like the head of an octopus with its tentacles manipulating space. They cannot manipulate those with an individuated presence in 3D time, and have to resort to technological trickery to do it.
This sounds like Yaldabaoth that ensnares the Earth, but maybe that's just what we call the phenomenon, because of their presence here. This octopus with tentacles that connects all those non-individualized consciousnesses is just how a hive mind looks like in 3D time. Would it look somewhat similar cosmically in other species, like ants?
How is it possible for them to use c-atoms for power?
By trapping souls. Smartphones are the bait on the hook for that trap.
Could you elaborate? Do you mean trapping souls by keeping people preoccupied with their phones everywhere they go, keeping their attention on surfing the internet, letting it do their thinking for them, the constant bombardment of ads, cheap facebook opinions where very little critical depth of thinking is ever reached? In other words, they are trapped in believing the superficial is reality. And so, in a way, they can be bribed with material ideas easier, I'm guessing.
Or is there something more devious physically in them than just the metaphysics of unconscious hypnotism?
Or are you saying that the amount of time people spend absorbed in their phones is a thing in itself in 3D time that can be used for power?
Dark wizards are ethical people and know how the system works. Filmmaker portrayals are seldom accurate. They understand that life is based on death; you cannot survive by eating only rocks. There are two types of dark wizards: those that actively take power from others, and those that trick others into giving them power. Voldemort did a bit of both, as he had followers.
Is knowledge of how the system works the only requisite of ethics, since they are definite in their actions and not fighting themselves, per se? I understand true ethics takes other life into account and requires care for them. I understand that life eats other life, but it is not that simple when it comes to becoming Homo Ethicus. I come across this bogus argument all the time that just because a plant is living, that justifies the mass slaughter of animals. Plants are alive, but display no sense of consciousness. Animals do, however. So they are not equal. Killing an animal is more unethical than eating something you pulled from the ground. That information is obtainable through the five senses and an open heart. (Paraphrasing here: put an apple and a baby dog in a cradle with a baby. Find me a baby that eats the dog and plays with the apple, and I'll buy you a steak dinner with cheese on top. Meaning that it is not in our nature to consume animals, it is something we are programmed with since birth to accept by our parents and culture. It is in our DNA to recognize, however, fruits and vegetables as a source of food.)