Perhaps the two relate. If you are arrogant and narcissistic enough to think that you can do anything to the earth on which you stand, the water you drink, and the air you breathe, then you must think you can exist without an educated and healthy populace around you, but it goes against anything that seems to make sense. Right now I hear a neighbor's chainsaw. A tree is coming down. The roots in the trees on "my property" shake.