Actually it's pure humanistic elitism. Man is so brilliant that not only can he change the course of all mankind for the better, he is, of course, responsible for ruining it. This is what has always occurred when man believes he is god. If you are capable of solving all problems, anyone not solved is because of man's selfishness. (The tower of Babel, and Icarus's wings come to mind.) Believing man is god. is just the current new religion. It too will fail in the end.