More about the "Human condition" than about life, but I think this still applies.
The song is from the perspective of Jon Schaffer's *Band's songwriter and leader* version of the Antichrist. A kind of dark messiah for a bunch of people who humanity pretty much murdered until there was only 10,000 left.
After murdering all the people that could bring hope and enlightenment to humanity "as one song puts it, Jesus Christ to Kennedy", Set Abominae *The Antichrist* takes mercy on humanity because he sees a great "potential" in them.
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Basically, nearly all of Rise Against's songs, if not all are based with things in real life.
For example, Prayer of the Refugee by Rise Against is about Fair Trade, Ready to Fall is about trying to stop global warming and one of their new ones Help is on the Way is one of their songs on their new album that are based around wars and events like Hurricane Catrina (I believe that's what I've seen on an interview).
I think this song of theirs (Prayer of the Refugee) gives the strongest impact out of the rest of their songs.