'Venom' Shows How Climate Alarmism Can Destroy Humanity
Sony Pictures' new film "Venom" is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it is a fascinating thrill ride nonetheless. The movie, released Friday, wastes some action potential, but it also presents important questions about what "global warming" climate alarmism can become in the hands of a mad scientist. If a powerful person truly believes the world is ending, he might do unspeakable things that ruin his humanity and put the entire human race in danger. (Warning: Spoilers.)
Tom Hardy plays the hero, Eddie Brock, but the villain Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) proves far more interesting. Drake resembles Tesla founder Elon Musk, an impressive entrepreneur with ambitions in outer space.
The crazed entrepreneur has bought wholesale into the dangerous cocktail of climate change, overpopulation, scientism, and trans-humanism. Having discovered an alien species, he believes the next step in human evolution involves bonding with alien parasites, enabling creatures formerly known as humans to live on other planets.
The problems with these ideas are manifold. The aliens resemble weird goo that attaches itself to carbon-based life — a bunny and a succession of humans — involving a kind of demon possession. The aliens, true parasites, then suck the life out of their hosts. Unless a human being is particularly perfect for the parasite, he or she will quickly die as the alien consumes his or her organs. The parasite can heal the human host, giving him or her impressive speed and strength, but it has to eat other humans to do so.
The hero, Eddie Brock, blends very well with one of these alien parasites, who goes by the name "Venom." Drake observes this blending and becomes both fascinated and thrilled.
The villain's ideology slowly becomes clear throughout the film. Drake is downright anti-human in his preference for alien parasites. As soon as one of the aliens blends with a bunny, he declares, "Begin human trials."
In one telling scene, the villain directly speaks to a human "volunteer" about to blend with a parasite. He recalls Genesis 22, the story of God calling Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. "It isn't Abraham's story, it's Isaac's," the villain says. "I don't know what kind of God would ask that. God has abandoned us. This time, I will not." The poor man "blends" with the parasite in a scene resembling a demonic exorcism, but the alien quickly rejects him, leaving his dead body on the floor. Drake then calls for the next "volunteer."
Carlton Drake equates himself with God, asking the "volunteer" to sacrifice his life for the "good" of humanity. Drake only believes this is good because he has embraced the myths that human beings are causing catastrophic climate change that will destroy the earth within one generation, and that human beings are having too many kids and will overpopulate the earth.