Some of the catch terms of today: open society, inclusiveness, earth-friendly, globalism - are considered inarguably good on their own merit. They take center stage on the political agenda of many. Because they are inarguably good, their pursuit justifies virtually any means, and conferring to a higher intelligence or law is not necessary if not absurd. In this mode of operation, man has, in effect, become God, the All-knowing, All-wise. Oh, and by the way, anyone who questions or resists the inarguable good is considered, in effect, the devil - and this is considered progress, absolutely necessary for the survival of man.
Judging by the deceit, injustice, confusion, and violence generated by this mode of operation, one may come to understand better why Jesus rebuked a man for calling him good, refusing to own all the good he had achieved, declaring that only God is good.
The one who is awake is profoundly aware of what is in man, and certainly aware of the fallibility of human government. That one abides by the ancient wisdom expressed in Proverbs: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil." Just as this wisdom is ancient, so is the current arrogance of man aping God.
The only progress for man lies in a growing acknowledgement of Spirit: "All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows." (S&H)