|Immunity from sea-level rise?|
Those special people were the kings, lords, and vassals, people who were given social immunity all the way from "the king can do no wrong" down to various tax exemptions and the like.
In the extreme they were thought to have immunity from the mystical worldly ills that plagued the lowly classes, the serfs.
When things got bad on the Earth, because of the doings of the special people who
|Taking the heaven bus?|
Because of their special immunities, up into the clouds of heaven they were expecting to go.
Inspired by hopium mixed with steroids, they awaited a feudal Rapture.
The exceptional ones would leave the lowly classes on the surface of the planet to fend for themselves, since the exceptional ones were the better people of the earth, and the heavenly places were only for the exceptional people.
In short, there was no accountability for those who could do no wrong, because there was nothing to be held accountable for (Choose Your Trances Carefully - 2).
That is the attitude of immunity, now modernized, that Oil-Qaeda has in today's world of rising sea levels and rising heat around the globe.
They of Oil-Qaeda provide the means of attaining the disaster being caused by the pollutions of oil (The Peak of Sanity - 3), but somehow surmise that they should be immune from their social wrongs (Sovereign Impunity: A Child of the Supreme People).
They, like Jim Jones of Jonestown, surmise that they can facilitate the demise of industrial civilization without guilt (MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact, 2, 3, 4, 5).
For the less faithful, concerning the Freedom From Global Warming Rapture, there is always denial (The Exceptional American Denial).
For the rich banksters and the oil barons of Oil-Qaeda, there is $evolution$ (Rich 'may evolve into separate species').
Some history of propaganda ...