In Beast's presence Storm says that Cyclops's actions will end with half the mutant population dead. This influences Beast's decision to go the the past. When beast arrives in the past he tells his younger self, that he is here to save the mutant population from further disaster by showing Future Scott how far he has fallen.
In issue one Beast says to younger Scott:
"I need you to stop yourself from committing Mutant Genocide"
In addition despite Beast's later speech about not believing in Heaven or Hell. in Issue one he says this prayer:
"Dear God, Please, let me do something worth something before I go. Please. Please let me put the world right for mutants once and for all."
Beast is both selfish and unselfish simultaneously. People are complicated.
"I don't believe in Heaven. I don't believe in Hell. I believe in the biological functions of higher organisms. If this were my last day on Earth I could not let things go the way they are going. If the younger Scott, the one we love, sees what he will become, maybe he will somehow, some way, try not to become that thing... And at the very least, the Scott of today will see his younger self, and you, and us as a group, and see how far he has fallen. And let that shame go with him to the grave. Either way, I must say, I am fine with it as long as SOMETHING different happens."
Yes Griddle i have read all the X-men comics from the last 3 years including all the issues that were released January 2nd. I am aware of all of beasts actions.
"That's like saying it's okay to kill a child because people have done it before and all humans have a capacity for violence."
That ^^^^^ is an incredibly clumsy and inaccurate statement.
Competing interests in our own minds often cause people to behave in ways that conflict with our moral codes.
Humans say that we value human safety and life. We spend massive amounts of time, and resources to the creation of laws, regulations, and safety equipment for automobiles.
There were 33,000 automobile related deaths last year. 90% of which occurred over 30 MPH. If the speed limit were lowered to 30 MPH approximately 29,000 lives would be saved this year.
Competing interests cause us to behave in contradictory ways. There would be unbridled outrage if the government lowed the speed limit to 30 MPH. 29,000 lives being saved be damned. People don’t want their commute time to be doubled.
We are willing not to just risk, but to knowingly sacrifice 30,000 men, women, and children each year, just for the convenience of faster travel.
Tampering with the timeline in order "to prevent Scott Summers from committing mutant genocide" <------Beasts own words. Does not seem like too much of a stretch when viewed in comparison.
Beast is a central character to this arc and is making some large decisions in it. Comicbook history and characters are filled with innumerable instances of hypocrisy and inconsistencies this is because the characters are meant to be Relatable to real world humans, since that who is reading the comic and also because the comics are being written by real human writers who themselves are full of hypocritical thougts.
Beast is behaving well withing the normal human spectrum given the circumstances.
If you have 2.5 mins watch this. http://youtu.be/MmSbEsNONTo
@Prodigy P, That still doesn't stop him from being a hypocrite though, does it?
Hypocrisy and inconsistencies are the natural state of the human mind and part of the human experience. Haven't you ever noticed how everyone else is a hypocrite? So have they.
"Robert Kurzban believes that we are all hypocrites. But not to worry, he explains, hypocrisy is the natural state of the human mind. In his book Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind, Kurzban asserts that the human mind consists of many specialized units, which do not always work together seamlessly. When this harmony breaks down, people often develop contradictory beliefs."--Victoria Stern,Scientific American Mind