The future comes from all the thinking you do in the present. If your thinking changes the future, then fatalism doesn’t make sense.
The universe always works out the way it’s going to work out, even though that doesn’t necessarily mean it works out for you individually or even for the human species.
People, regardless of whether they assume free will or not, are willing to contain harmful behavior.
Though we do not regard a hurricane as “evil”, we still try to understand it, prepare for it, and repair after it. This hurricane, this force of nature, is in the same class as thieves and thugs.
Should criminals be detained by society? Probably. It’s a good first step. At the same time, society should exhibit compassion as far as possible. It is not through revenge that society betters itself, but by cooperation.
Belief in free will is not what causes us to love, or stops us from stealing TVs. It is actually precisely the opposite: Natural will presumes the reason for our love and curiosity and passion and order is because of the people we are and the situations we grew up in.
When you compare free will and automatic will side by side, it turns out free will is the real oppressor.