Most continue to chalk up the unprecedented evil all around us to greed, power-lust, corruption, or insanity. They blame current circumstances on overreaching bureaucrats, deceitful politicians, degraded democracies, and villainous organizations. Others lay the blame squarely on the mindless complacency of the general public.
These observations are not wrong. At the same time, not one qualifies as being even half right.
What we are experiencing today extends far beyond secular, material conceptualizations of psychological maliciousness or madness. What we are experiencing today is unrestricted, undisguised, and unrelenting preternatural evil.
This preternatural evil includes the overreaching bureaucrats, deceitful politicians, degraded democracies, and villainous organization; but at the all encompassing scale of metaphysics, these highly visible antagonists are but the tip of the iceberg, held above the surface by mostly hidden but very real supernatural forces that are directly opposed to God and Creation.
Concerning the mindless masses - yes, they are certainly to blame; but the faults in their minds are symptoms of the fatal fault in their souls.
What we are experiencing today is the spiritual catastrophe of an emboldened, malevolent supernatural consciousness laying waste to a mostly oblivious and defenseless despiritualized human consciousness.
Until this is acknowledged, no amount of waking up to evil will lead to anything truly Good. This does not imply that the acknowledgment of preternatural evil alone will be enough to stop the short-term cascade of events in this world, but it will have to mark a starting point.
As a starting point, the acknowledgement of supernatural evil allows people to see the thing for what it is. Consequently, it provides them with opportunities to remedy the fault in their souls and to approach possibilities for right thinking and action, all of which undoubtedly influence the broader scope of the still largely unacknowledged spiritual war.