This does not imply that the choice to be on the side of God and Creation can no longer be made; that it is too late for people to repent and align themselves with the side of Good.
At the same time, the cascade of consequences we are currently experiencing reveals that, despite everything, a great many people have decided to stick with the choices they made in 2020. As is readily observable, the vast majority of those choices were not positive choices to align with God and Creation.
Choosing not to side with Good in light of everything that transpired in 2020 is more than a declaration against God - it is the active and willing acceptance to be on the side against God, to be on the side of slavery and destruction.
In terms of consciousness - how people think about, understand, and relate to God, themselves, and others - modern people have chosen to remain "free from" God rather than attempt to free themselves from the enforced and coerced material objectification of the System and its "given" world and become "free for" God.
And they have made this choice actively, consciously, and en masse. More specifically, modern people have opted to remain alienated from God, themselves, and others because modern people are convinced that choosing otherwise will precipitate a loss of freedom - that a belief in God amounts to nothing more than a foolish acceptance of restrictions and curtailments that do nothing more than hinder and obstruct the 'proper' ordering and organization of life.
Rather than protect freedom, the choice to remain alienated from God not only invites but also ensures un-freedom and, consequently, destruction - foremost because such a choice denies the fundamental spiritual nature of humanity.
When people choose to remain alienated from God, they effectively choose un-freedom because every freedom they aspire to and mange to attain remains locked within the clearly defined limits of the given world and its inevitable and unstoppable entropy.
The development of consciousness necessitated a period of autonomy - a period of existential material liberty during which people were able to reassess how they thought about, understood, and related to God, themselves, and others.
People were free to act and think in self-determined ways and reject a great deal of what could previously not be rejected.
Yet this period of autonomy should have lead to the realization that life cannot be based on solely on selfish, atomized, material self-determination and indiscriminate spiritual rejection, foremost because people are not merely atomized, material things - that this sort of "freedom" has very definite limits because it blocks out all aspects of the immanent and the transcendent.
To live only for oneself and to be able to refuse anything and everything does not constitute true freedom, but un-freedom and slavery.
Freedom is only authentic if it finds a 'yes' that is greater than its 'no'.
The development of consciousness necessitated a reevaluation of how we think about, understand, and relate to God, ourselves, and others. This reevaluation entailed a period of alienation from God that should have led to a deeper understanding of God, ourselves, and others.
Put another way, the relative despiritualization of consciousness during the state of autonomy should have led to an active respiritualization of consciousness that would have drawn out our spiritual natures and, subsequently, have drawn God closer to us.
Instead, the mass of humanity has decided that it is pointless to think about, understand, and relate to God, which means the mass of humanity has consciously and actively chosen despiritualized consciousness over respiritualized consciousness.
The only freedom despiritualized consciousness is able to detect is the godless freedom of nihilism, purposelessness, and meaninglessness.
Since it has no real 'yes', despiritualized consciousness will concentrate exclusively on 'no'.
Despiritualized consciousness will do everything it can to defend the nihilistic, purposeless, meaningless 'freedom' to which it has dedicated itself, even if it means enslaving and, ultimately, destroying itself.
Nevertheless, the path of respiritualization remains open to anyone and everyone who yearns to be truly free.