And I think this "lesser evil" world view is being promoted and maintained by videogames, movies and tv shows; I do think it has a political message leads us to accept 'morally grey' actions by powerful figures. I think Faerun is one of the last holdouts in popular media I want the FR to keep to a style of play where people adopt a moral vision and have it challenged.
Ah, here we go, your opinion is not related to D&D at all, it's related to your real life political views and your views on perceived agendas.
And yours are separable? If so, I'm impressed you must have the gods on your side
I don't think you -- or anyone -- can provide a definition of "lifelike" that doesn't reflect ones view of what life is like. Right?
(and I never use the word 'agenda'. Silly word)