At this time most people are too busy with their lives to pay much attention to national or global issues. However, we have already begun to enter the phase of growing global crises. As rising energy and food prices send shocks through the global economy, more and more people will begin to ask questions. As the crises worsen people will increasingly look for alternative political and economic solutions. At this point, if positive solutions and good leaders exist, rapid constructive change is possible.
The situation is similar to that of Europe in the late 1930s. Before the Second World War, people were busy working, fixing up their houses, planning vacations and saving for their children’s education and their retirement. There were many warnings that war was coming, but they were dismissed by mainstream politicians. As a result, when war broke out in 1939, it came as a shock to most people.