The worst of it is not so much that this catastrophe cannot be prevented (it probably cannot - because destruction is so much easier than creation, and humans are so easily corrupted); as that people are unaware of what is being done.
Indeed, much worse - people of The West nearly all deny that this purposively destructive evil exists, and is dominant.
The excerpt above reminded me of a recent conversation with a senior manager of a local factory that produces sandblasters and related industrial equipment. Although the plant he oversees is a component of a global company, it more or less serves as a subsidiary of a much larger production facility in Germany.
The senior manager began the conversation by expressing grave concerns about the glaringly self-destructive policies guiding German industry and then went on to highlight several examples of bafflingly disastrous actions German companies have embarked upon in the past two or three years, all of which have been ruinous to their bottom lines and harmful to the European economy as a whole.
“Do you think the Germans are intentionally sabotaging themselves?" I asked. "What I mean is, do they understand the destructive nature of the policies they are implementing?”
The manager cocked his head slightly, “Well, sure. How could they not?” He waved his hand dismissively and added, “But there has to be some long-term positive goal behind it — something we don’t see. This is Germany, after all, and in the end, I trust the Germans know what they are doing.”
I have had many similar conversations with similarly-situated individuals over the past year or so, and that belief in some invisible, long-term positive goal was a feature in nearly all of them.