Suppose our genes have opted for a global totalitarian regime as the only alternative to permanent war or nuclear annihilation.
Or suppose they have opted for the role of global peasants as the only alternative to unsustainable development.
In which case our genes may be taking evasive action against perceived threats. The threats don’t have to be real of course. As long as a majority of genes believe they are real. Perhaps the twisted sods have no principles...
...our genes that is.