By – Michael Gordon
Environmentalists have certainly been raising concerns about this subject for decades now, claiming that the earth’s temperature is rising, and that this planet will no longer be able to sustain life if things continue progressing in this manner. As such, many people live in fear that we are destroying our planet. My intention, as a Christian, is to examine “Climate Change” and “Global Warming” through the lens of Scripture. I hope you will at least read this article, if for no other reason than to at least understand “another point of view” from a fellow citizen.
The urgency behind climate change becomes more dire with each passing day. In general, environmentalists hold that as the human population continues to grow, we continue burning fossil fuels, that release mass amounts of carbon dioxide into the air, which amplifies the greenhouse effect, causing heat to be trapped in the atmosphere. In addition to this, we have been chopping down trees at an alarming rate, destroying entire forests and rainforests to make room for buildings. This means that there are fewer trees left to absorb carbon dioxide, contributing to the large amount that now remains in the atmosphere. This has been coined as “the human footprint on greenhouse gases” (United Nations). Global temperatures are rising, and the poles are warming, causing the sea ice to melt. “In 2012, Arctic summer sea ice shrank to the lowest extent on record,” (NASA). The argument is that if things do not change, we are going to destroy this planet, killing ourselves and wildlife. Thus, the reason for recycling and living green is an attempt to stop this from happening. I am not contesting any of the above statements. Rather, I am considering them through the lens of Scripture.
Firstly, I need to disclose that I used to be part-owner of a recycling station in Florida. The bulk of our business was handling 40 yard roll off dumpsters from various waste management companies that were mostly used by construction and other commercial businesses. We would pull out all the recycling materials, such as wood, metal, cardboard, etc. What remained was sent to the landfill. So, I have been an ardent supporter of recycling since 1990. While we all desire a cleaner environment, there are certainly different positions on the best way to “live green.” (FYI – “Living Green” is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. It is an exhausting term that includes everything from the pollution of plastic water bottles; to cows farting; fertilizers for crops, to the use of fossil fuels; etc.).
Secondly, God’s Word is my starting point regarding this contentious issue. Regardless of real or perceived circumstances regarding climate change and global warming, correlation versus causation, etc., I first acknowledge that God’s Word confirms that all of creation belongs to the Lord: “To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it.” Deuteronomy 10:14. Scripture is clear that God is sovereign over everything (Psalm 115:3), including the weather (e.g., Psalm 148:8). We certainly can impact the environment, and we do, but we are not the “be-all and end-all” of what happens here on earth; God is, and His plan will triumph. And he has revealed the end—and that life on earth won’t end by man-made climate change. It will end when God judges the earth with fire and creates new heavens and new earth (2 Peter 3:1–13). Having said that, I am not at all cavalier toward the environment. While God is in control, we also see throughout Scripture the balance of man’s responsibility and God’s sovereignty. We have an obligation, given to us by our Creator in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28), and never revoked, to have dominion over God’s creation as his stewards, made in His image. So, for example, when we fill the air with pollutants or use chemical fertilizers on our crops, it will naturally affect air quality and people’s health.
To avoid any misunderstanding, I am including the definition of climate change and global warming according to NASA: 1) “climate change” encompasses global warming, but refers to the broader range of changes that are happening to our planet, including rising sea levels; shrinking mountain glaciers; accelerating ice melt in Greenland, Antarctica, and the Arctic; and shifts in flower/plant blooming times; and 2) “global warming” is the long-term heating of the Earth’s climate system observed since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 and 1900) due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in the Earth’s atmosphere. From this 2nd definition, it certainly sounds like it is mankind’s fault that we are experiencing global warming today.
Also, according to the US Department of Agriculture, the climate of the earth changes gradually over time: “Major glacial (cold) and interglacial (warm) periods are initiated by changes in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, called Milankovitch cycles. These cycles have occurred at different intensities on multi-millennial time scales… In addition to multi-millennial glacial and interglacial cycles, there are shorter cold-warm cycles that occur on approximately 200-to-1,500-year time scales. The mechanisms that cause these cycles are not completely understood but are thought to be driven by changes in the sun, along with several corresponding changes such as ocean circulation patterns. The Medieval Warm Period (900-1300 AD) and the Little Ice Age (1450 to 1900 AD) are examples of warm and cold phases in one of these cycles.”
As a Christian, I welcome any scientific study on climate change because God created everything that science studies. I do not see a conflict between science and the Bible because I would argue that sound scientific discoveries continue to validate the existence of God. Astrophysicist Hugh Ross spent two years going through the Bible with two notebooks—one to record scientific facts accurately stated in the Scriptures, the other labeled “Established Errors in the Bible.” He stated the following: “One notebook became very full while the other remained empty. The Bible states that the earth is spherical which went against the science of its time. It talks about the stars exceeding the billions when astronomers were saying there were only 6,000. The Bible correctly describes the laws of physics. It talks about which star clusters are gravitationally bound. That really impressed me. … Not until 20 years ago did, we know whether or not the Pleiades star cluster [mentioned in Job 38:31] was bound. … Here we are discovering something the Bible had mentioned 4,000 years ago.”
God and Science are in perfect harmony. For example, the Laws of Thermodynamics are the most fundamental laws of physics and are the science of dealing with the conversion of heat and other forms of energy into work. The Laws of Thermodynamics explain the fundamental behavior of matter and energy and are essential to understanding why the universe works the way it does. The first law of Thermodynamics states that in a closed system, “Energy or Matter can neither be created nor be destroyed but rather can only be transformed from one form to another.” For example, according to an article on this subject, if you burn a piece of wood to generate heat, it may appear that the matter in the wood has been destroyed. This is not true, the atoms that made up the wood are still there. They were merely transformed into ash, soot, smoke, and heat; and if we were to weigh all the remnants and by-products produced because of burning the wood, we would find that the weight would be the same as the original piece of wood. In other words, that piece of wood already had chemical potential energy preexisting within it, which just got converted into heat energy. By burning the wood, no new energy was created or lost from the universe, it was just transformed from one form to another. This law is unquestionably accepted as a universal fact by all scientists; and from this law, the following conclusions can be drawn: 1) the total amount of energy and matter in this universe is constant, and 2) natural processes cannot create themselves nor arise from nothing.
Yet contemporary scientists and atheists claim that the universe was created by the Big Bang. That all matter including stars, planets, galaxies, etc., and all energy such as heat, nuclear, and chemical energy came into existence at the Big Bang. And according to these same scientists, there was no matter or energy before the Big Bang. However, this violates all the known laws of physics, including the first law of thermodynamics. Energy and matter cannot be created, so the “scientific” theory of the Big Bang contradicts the most fundamental law of Physics. The only logical and plausible explanation is that this energy and matter were introduced into this universe from an external source or entity.
The second law of thermodynamics which is one of the most fundamental laws of nature states that the amount of usable energy in the universe is decreasing as time passes, i.e., entropy or disorder in the universe is increasing with time. This predicts that the universe has a bleak future. One day the universe is going to end up in a “heat death.” Entropy is a measure of the energy not available for useful work. For example, a very hot cup of coffee will be cold 10 minutes later. This is because the coffee is going to transfer its heat to the colder air in the room. The total energy in the room has not been lost (this is because of the first law of thermodynamics) but simply has escaped into the air, slightly warming it up in the process. But this heat energy of the coffee has been lost and is no longer usable. For all intents and purposes, there has been a “heat death” in the room.
Now imagine this on the enormous scale of the universe. Imagine stars to be hot cups of coffee and the universe to be a closed system like a room. Heat energy from these stars is slowly but surely being lost and is being converted into unusable energy. In other words, our universe is slowly winding down like a clock. But if the universe is winding down like a clock, then it couldn’t have been eternally existing (even the big bang theory admits a beginning for the cosmos), and more importantly, someone had to have wound up the universe to cause it to come into existence. Therefore, the second law of thermodynamics demands that the universe had a beginning. We know that our universe started out at very low entropy and scientists admit that the possibility of this happening out of natural means is almost zero! The only viable option is the universe was created, as Psalm 102:25-26 attests: “In the beginning, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing, you will change them, and they will be discarded.”
So, the second law of thermodynamics which predicts that one day the universe is going to end up in a “heat death” is already stated in Scripture. The Bible declares that God is sovereign over all things, including His creation. In Genesis 8:21-22 God tells Noah after the flood “And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, and day and night shall not cease.” So, God’s Word says that “while” the earth remains, we will have our seasons and day and night. Then in 2 Peter 3:7, 10, it states “But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly… But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.” Here, God’s Word says when the Lord comes again, only then will He destroy the earth. The world will last as long as God intends, regardless of how much environmental damage humans inflict on the planet or any efforts to save the planet. Lastly, Scripture tells us of a new heaven and earth in Revelation 21: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
In the field of environmentalism, one of the most important concepts is “sustainability.” Coined in the 1970s, the term means that the resource-intensive needs of economic growth now mustn’t compromise the needs of future generations. Over the past few decades, slow but steady progress has been made on sustainability in such areas as fishing, forestry, farming, and, more recently, curbing carbon pollution from fossil fuels. My point is, through the lens of Scripture, I am not arguing that mankind is not doing harm to our planet, but rather mankind is not ultimately in control over climate change nor when the planet will be destroyed. Secondly, while we can and should take measured efforts toward a cleaner environment, the futility of mankind’s efforts in truly affecting climate change and more specifically global warming is highlighted by a study on volcano activity. For example, on January 15, 2022, there was a violent eruption of Tonga’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, which injected an unprecedented amount of water directly into the stratosphere. Enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Luis Millán, an atmospheric scientist who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said that “when the volcano erupted, seawater came into direct contact with erupting lava and was superheated, creating “explosive steam.” In a single eruption, this one volcano propelled more content (CO2, salt, water vapor, and various pyroclastic particles) into our atmosphere than all the CO2 released by all of mankind’s burning of fossil fuels in the entire history of mankind’s use of fossil fuels. No exaggeration. This is the case with practically every major volcanic eruption.
NASA scientists say that the vapor will stay for years, likely affecting the Earth’s global average temperature. Normally the vapor takes around 2-3 years to dissipate, but the water from the January 15, 2022 eruption could take 5-10 years to evaporate. Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai “may be the first volcanic eruption observed to impact climate not through surface cooling caused by volcanic sulfate aerosols, but rather through surface warming,” Millán hypothesized in a paper. Millán and his colleagues found that the Tonga volcano sent around 146 tetragrams (1 tetragram equals a trillion grams) of water vapor into the Earth’s stratosphere. The amount of water launched in the stratosphere is equal to 10% of the water already present in the atmospheric layer. The researchers also noted how the water vapor could weaken the ozone layer that protects life on Earth from damaging radiation from the sun.
In fact, on May 2, 2022, a new NASA climate simulation study reported the following: “extremely large volcanic eruptions called “flood basalt eruptions” might significantly warm Earth’s climate and devastate the ozone layer that shields life from the Sun’s ultraviolet radiation.” The result contradicts previous studies indicating these volcanoes cool the climate. It also suggests that while extensive flood-basalt eruptions on Mars and Venus may have helped warm their climates, they could have doomed the long-term habitability of these worlds by contributing to water loss. Unlike brief, explosive volcanic eruptions such as January’s Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai that occur over hours or days, flood basalts are regions with a series of eruptive episodes lasting perhaps centuries each, and occurring over periods of hundreds of thousands of years, sometimes even longer. Some happened at about the same time as mass-extinction events, and many are associated with extremely warm periods in Earth’s history. They also appear to have been common on other terrestrial worlds in our solar system, such as Mars and Venus. We expected intense cooling in our simulations,” said Scott Guzewich of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “However, we found that a brief cooling period was overwhelmed by a warming effect.” Guzewich is the lead author of a paper about this research published on Feb. 1 in Geophysical Research Letters.
Prophetic passages in the Old Testament warn mankind of phenomena described very similarly to what we call volcanos today. “You will be punished by the Lord of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire” (Isaiah 29:6). These biblical prophecies are often associated with catastrophic events leading up to Christ’s second coming. “Blow the trumpet in Zion and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of the Lord is coming…a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness” (Joel 2:1-2). The Song of Moses also speaks prophetically of similar divine punishments. “They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; they have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols… For a fire is kindled in My anger and shall burn to the lowest hell; it shall consume the earth with her increase and set on fire the foundations of the mountains” (Deuteronomy 32:21-22). You can casually dismiss these biblical prophecies as mere metaphorical word pictures without real meaning for us today. Or you can take them as true representations of literal events yet to come. That’s your choice! Yet you should remember the sobering words of Jesus Christ in His Olivet Prophecy: “Watch therefore and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
Oswald Chambers said, “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” I say all this because the concerns and fears regarding global warming are dictating most of today’s extreme regulations and policies in America. The pendulum has swung so far to the left, that the world has already descended into energy madness, and it doesn’t stop there. It is and will impact our water supply and food production as well. Farmers in Europe are already aware of the harmful impact of green policies, which are creating a global food shortage. For example, less than two years after organic farming was mandated in Sri Lanka, outlawing the use of synthetic fertilizers, the entire nation now faces a massive food shortage and catastrophic economic collapse. In very simple terms, politicians cannot reduce the farming process for industrial food production without reducing the farming yield. Farmers have massively increased their ability to generate food for export, in large part due to the success of improved fertilizer and crop-saving modern pesticides. It is a simple matter of math that if North American and European farmers are forced by climate policy to reduce their food production, there will be a shortage of food. There will be a significant gap between the food needed and the new climate-driven limits on commercial food production. The same is true regarding fossil fuels. If we fail to replace fossil fuels with reliable, alternative energy sources, the electric grids that move our economy will fail. And it’s not just air, water, and land pollution. Other risks are explored such as Geoengineering, which is the intentional manipulation of the climate, and Environmental Racism where past housing policies have an enduring legacy on urban neighborhoods and have contributed to which communities enjoy more trees, less traffic, and better air quality, and which communities face hazards such as pollution, toxic waste sites, and flooding risk.
Suffice it to say, if we are honest about all the factors that impact climate change and global warming (both man-made and natural disasters, in particular volcanos), we would not only realize that the energy and climate initiatives being pushed and promoted today are themselves unsustainable, but that they are so aggressive and unrealistic and economically destructive, that they will actually set back the cause of “environmental sustainability” for generations. For example, encouraging more natural-gas production, nuclear power, and cleaner oil production while also developing new fusion energy and carbon-free technologies is a sounder approach than the unrealistic and economically unsustainable transition to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and net-zero emissions by 2050. It is not logical or achievable. According to the federal Energy Information Administration, global demand for energy will rise nearly 50% by 2050, with fossil fuels still accounting for roughly 75% of the world supply. Though many “environmentalists” and politicians insist this simply proves the urgency of making the transition, there are no economic models showing how that could occur without causing massive harm to the underlying economy. A McKinsey & Co. report states “achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 would require nearly $6 trillion in new spending globally every year for the next 30 years—roughly equal to one-third of all tax receipts by every government in the world. Even if that were possible, it wouldn’t resolve the severe economic costs of energy-supply volatility throughout the transition, particularly for the poor and underdeveloped countries in Africa.”
I really don’t know how to conclude this article because there are so many aspects and interconnected forces at work. So, I leave you with an analogy that summarizes my view. I am a 64-year-old man. My hair is white, my beard is white, I have hair growing out of my ears, I need glasses to read, and my wrinkled skin is evidence of a life lived. Based on actuarial tables, the life expectancy of a male is approximately 77 years old. My remaining years appear numbered. Yet, I exercise at least 90 minutes every day, eat healthily, and take numerous supplements, protein drinks, and vitamins. All of these efforts would lead one to think that I will live a longer life because I am taking care of my body. Yet Scripture tells me that God has numbered my days, our times are appointed. “Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? Are not his days also like the days of a hireling?” Job 7:1. Don’t we realize tomorrow is promised to no one? I could die tomorrow in an accident or be diagnosed with terminal cancer. My point is I exercise, take vitamins, avoid processed foods, etc. to improve the quality of my life, and to avoid the debilitating effects of diabetes, high cholesterol, etc. My goal is “quality of life” whether that is 2 years or 20 years. In the end, I will die according to whatever days God has numbered. That is how I see the planet. Let’s take care of it, where possible. We don’t litter as a nation because piles of garbage can lead to rats, diseases, and plagues. Likewise, we have sought ways to protect our waterways, improve air quality, etc. Yet, in the end, there is an appointed time, the day of the Lord when He “will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.”
I used to love watching the old television series “The Fugitive” starring David Janssen. Many of the plot points were taken from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Like Jean Valjean, Richard Kimble was on the run from the law and had to frequently change locations to avoid capture as he searched for the real killer of his wife. His pursuer, Gerard, was both inspired by and named after Inspector Javert. What I remember most about that series was each episode ended with an epilogue. Or have you ever finished reading a novel and felt there were some pieces missing, or that you didn’t get the closure you were expecting? It could be that what you read didn’t do a very good job of tying things up. This epilogue is my feeble attempt of looking at this same subject now through the lens of man, specifically the nefarious deeds of man, in the hopes of possibly explaining why there is such a global concerted effort to control every aspect of our lives under the guise of climate control and global warming.
The term “Machiavellianism” is a reference to creating or capitalizing on a crisis to consolidate control. The “ends justify the means” and “everything is permitted” were amoral political tactics explained by Niccolò Machiavelli in his book, The Prince, in 1515. According to Machiavelli, if a prince wanted to conquer a city, in his quest to unify the country, the people would hate him. But if the prince secretly paid criminals under the table to burn barns, kill cows, smash windows, and set buildings on fire, thus creating crises and terror in the streets, the people would cry out for help. The prince would come in, and get rid of the “useful idiot” criminals he paid, and nobody would know the better for it. The naïve people, unaware of his subterfuge, would praise the prince as a hero. Hitler did the same as he used “Brownshirts” to create crises by disrupting the meetings of his opponents, then once in power, Hitler had the Brownshirts killed in the Night of the Long Knives, and the people praised Hitler for cracking down on crime.
A crisis could be anything from organizing riots to an orchestrated financial collapse, viruses, population control, or control of all aspects of your life through a worldview, where dissent is censored. For example, secularism, for all of its cultural dominance, failed to offer a robust philosophy of meaning and purpose. From the ashes of secular humanism, a new civil religion rises. Wokeism offers everything that secularism failed to provide and has quickly filled the God-shaped hole in our culture. It purports its version of truth, justice, righteousness, sin, and judgment, which includes CRT, gender identity, identity politics, racial equity, etc. I could also argue that the curtailing of food production is intentional. Creating a food crisis is the perfect scenario for the World Economic Forum to introduce synthetic meat and bugs for food. The plan is to replace the missing global calories by changing the food supply: changing what, and how, people eat. Lab-grown (synthetic) meat, nut/soy milk to replace dairy, and bugs being used as replacements for protein sources are three approaches advocated by climate change advocates. Or consider population control. On June 7, 2012, media mogul and population control advocate Ted Turner told citizen journalists “I would like to reduce the world’s population by five billion people, asking parents to be a one-child family…for 100 years;” as well as documented cases of spermicides hidden in GMO corn seeds provided to starving Third World populations and vaccines that contain undisclosed sterilization agents to “reduce population.” Journalist Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) wrote: “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” So, whether a crisis is coincidental or conspired, the consistent consequence is the concentration of control.
I suppose I should write an expanded article on “Machiavellianism and Globalism” but suffice it to say for now that the core of globalism as it is presented publicly is the idea that nation-states and borders need to give way to international governing institutions such as the United Nations, the European Union, and other outfits. I will argue that globalism aims to disenfranchise citizens and strip them of their right to self-government at the local, state, and national levels in favor of what is euphemistically referred to as “global governance.” If “power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” as the old saying goes, the implications of total power at the global level are obvious. And that is just the start of the problem.
I close with an excerpt from a novel I just read by Brad Thor called “Full Black” that was written in 2010. In the clandestine community, the most sensitive classified assignments are referred to as “black operations”. However, there are some missions that are born in the shadows. They are not classified or recognized. They are referred to as “full black”. Below is an excerpt from the novel, written 12 years ago, that sounds very familiar.
“There’s a group of people who believe that you and I are too stupid to make our own decisions and that they should do it for us. Despite America being the greatest force for good in the history of the world, they see it as greedy and evil. They’ve been tearing it apart bit by bit for decades and have become desperate to finish the job. They believe they can and should use any means necessary to get across the goal line, no matter what the cost. To these elite globalists, the ends justify the means, and the United States is the only remaining obstacle to a just and stable world. … This handful of elite globalist leaders of key foundations developed a very simple plan to bring the United States down. They knew they needed to change the way Americans see themselves. They use their wealth and power to co-opt anyone who could have an impact on popular culture or public opinion. Newspapers, actors, journalists, publishers, politicians, businesspeople, unions, etc. The idea was to be able to control the media, as well as any other voices Americans trusted. These foundations aligned themselves as heavy contributors to educational endowments. But it wasn’t enough to simply plant this new ideology. For it to blossom, it had to grow without being challenged. Hence the disappearance of civics classes and the portrayal of American history through the lens of imperialism and aggression. Instead of social studies, children are taught studies in social justice with America repeatedly shown as the bad guy. This has been going on for decades. The students subjected to this propaganda are now adults. They’re everywhere you look – business, the media, government, etc. teaching successive generations of kids. On top of indoctrinating kids, these foundations want to get as many people dependent upon the government as possible. Government handouts, even for corporations, are like heroin. Most people, once hooked, don’t even realize it. They rationalize that they are entitled to the handouts. And the politicians are addicted to power. They need to keep doling out more and more handouts. They’ll keep borrowing or printing money, running the country deeper into debt to keep the heroin flowing. History shows that once a democracy goes down this road, each and every time, the democracy collapses. It collapses over loose fiscal policy and democracy is always followed by a dictatorship. When democracy collapses, fear, violence, and uncertainty fill the void. In essence, it’s chaos and that’s what the dictator preys upon. The people are so terrified that they agree to trade anything, including their liberty, in exchange for a return to order. But when order is restored, freedom is never seen by those citizens again. These globalists believe they can usher in some sort of Utopia but there is one final step that must be undertaken. In the twentieth century, the world saw the loss of about 225 million people due to war, genocide, pandemics, and disaster. The only way mankind can survive the twenty-first century is if the world population is cut by at least five billion. And that will only happen if every industrialized nation is forced into collapse, starting with the United States. Socialism and communism both seek public control of the production and distribution of wealth. Communism is the end game of socialism. Communism is the theoretical, stateless utopia where mankind has been perfected to the point where the government is no longer needed. For the Marxists, the communist utopia is the apex of human development…. However, to get from capitalism to the hypothetical utopia of pure communism, society must be subjected to the tyranny of socialism. Under socialism, mankind, for its own good, is subjected to the authority of dictatorship – an enlightened ruling class of elites who control the human environment in egalitarian terms so that they may steer the proper genetic evolution of mankind.”