I always figured that the elite always looked at human life much like the military on the battle field does. What does a medic look for when examining all the wounded? He looks for the ones that have the best chance to make it. Those are the one's who they tend to first. They will only tend to the guy gushing blood if they have enough resources and medics to give time to him.
How many people are out there figuratively gushing blood right now? Too many in their way of thinking.
God doesn't look at man in the same way. He sees value in each person because He created them. That is the creation that is the most important. If we have many more years to go before He returns, He will have us find a way to make it work.
Israel will probably be the next big discovery for oil. Won't that be a hoot?