When so many diverse forces converge and conflict, a tipping point of global awareness to the human condition is reached. The momentum must spill over into a time of sweeping change.
We head onward toward 2012 and the awakening provided by our choices from the myriad scenarios of "apocalypse." At the very least, the political veil has been lifted from a tyranny that has revealed itself on a global scale for those who recognize it from the historical record. But what comes after our scenario of choice? Are we entering a new age of savages, or have we been enlightened from the perspective offered by experience and education? Are we as prepared for a state of peace, as we are of collapse? The signs are promising, primarily due to the scale of the oppression and danger we face. Ironically, the wider the threat travels, the more united humanity actually becomes. Peaceful protests, as well as violent confrontations are on the rise as economic and social crises have passed the point of no return. For those who have felt that they could distance themselves from what happens to people in other places and cultures, the present situation is a wake-up call.