"I will speak no secrets.
"Ophelia has told you of Good and Evil, Law and Chaos. Those words are deceptively chosen. If you hear of a great struggle in a distant land, with two sides called good and evil, you may wonder who gave them these names, and what word the people called evil have for themselves. It is the same with law: a better term is control, and for chaos - freedom.
"Controlling people value laws, and the idea of law, more than their outcomes. They build systems that put everyone in their place, and spend their lives hurting each other. They may hate the system that makes them do it, but they never consider leaving it, only replacing it with another.
"Four countries are ruled by Controlling gods, raising people to send souls to the gods' afterlives. Two of them were conquered by their churches in the past hundred years. All of them are all built on slavery and indoctrination. None of their people are happy, not even the rulers, because they spend their lives servicing great machines built to oppress one another.
"Controlling Evil Cheliax serves Hell, the afterlife of tyranny and perfect obedience. They boast that every loyal Asmodean is His slave, and the slave also of either their Church or their Crown. They enslave halflings, but all that means is that halflings are not allowed to own other slaves, so the halflings may get the better end of the bargain. In death they are tortured in Hell, because they believe torture is the perfect expression of tyranny.
"Controlling Good Lastwall raises every child to spend their lives fighting against evil, no matter the cost. They go to Heaven, where the dead are marshalled in great armies that fight Evil until their souls also die. Every one of them believes they are doing the right thing, and none of them are there by choice. The only difference between them and the Asmodeans is that they let their enemies do the torturing for them.
"Their ally Mendev is less Controlling, which is to say its people do not all want to fight in Iomedae's war. But it is ruled by the highest-ranked paladin of Iomedae on Golarion, and her Inquisition has the power of life and death. So when the demons took Kenabres fifteen years ago and refugees flooded the heartlands, they conscripted them and the poor who could not pay their way out, and sent them back to the war. Thousands of them, and the only choice they had was to be killed by demons or by their self-proclaimed rightful rulers. But the people were raised Lawful, and so they made the wrong choice, and went into the demons' maws.
"Truely-Controlling Osirion makes all women slaves to men, and sells people into slavery to cover their debts or to punish their crimes. They think following the law is more important than what the law says, because it sends people to Axis, where their reward is more Law.
"Nidal is similar to Cheliax, but values torture for itself. They have served Zon-Kuthon since before they invented writing, and yet their farmers have not all fled or killed themselves, because with sufficient Law one can take even the final step from torturing others to torturing oneself.
"Freedom-loving people do not think there should be no law against murder, or that it should not be enforced. But when a country passes unjust laws, or a village upholds an evil custom, we are with those who rebel, those who leave, who refuse to enforce injustice or tolerate evil. Controlling people think the custom of having laws at all is more important than any one law, and so they let some of the laws be evil, and some of the judges corrupt, and they end with tyranny or with dissolution.
"Everyone knows best what they need to be happy. Leave people alone, and they will build a good life for themselves. Chaos is leaving people free to find Good and to help each other. Law is thinking you know best, forcing everyone else, and saying it's for their own good."