Clearly, however, it is possible to interpret the quoted statement of the Talmud very differently. The requirement is not to drink to the point where one can no longer distinguish between Haman and Mordechai, between evil and good; rather, it is that one must drink until one cannot distinguish between "Cursed be Haman," the destruction of evil, and "Blessed be Mordechai," the reward of the righteous. Both the destruction of evil and the enhancement of the good shift the moral balance of the world towards the side of the good. Thus, it is not at all a trivial distinction that the Talmud is pointing to.
It means also to say that the Jew's obligation on Purim is to use the spiritually elevating quality of wine to rise to a high level of trust in G-d. This level is such that it becomes possible to see in the various circumstances which together resulted in the downfall of Haman, and of other wicked oppressors in our past, the Hand of G-d acting from behind the scenes. And He does this, although His Name is not mentioned once in the Megillah, nor have we seen clear-cut interventions by G-d in human history for a long time, for the purpose of bringing about the salvation and survival of the Jewish People.