With the advent of the economic crisis spreading through the west, in parallel a slow awakening is taking place. People throughout the US and EU are beginning to wake to the understanding that their respective Governments' are not as sincere or correct as they profess to be. Just look at the weapons of mass destruction scandal in Iraq, the subsequent war, the massive unnecessary loss of lives, the financial cost and the reality on the ground today. Afghanistan is a similar story.
Today most of the west has woken up to the reality of austerity caused by greedy bankers recklessly squandering depositors money for ever greater false profits to generate irrational bonuses. Governments that long since over-spent, over-borrowed and over-promised for the sake of being popular and obtaining power now see to punish the people.
injustice is everywhere, from the EU commission that totally ignored all the NO votes from member countries to the US Government that despite promises to the contrary maintain the status quo in Guantanemo holding human beings indefinitely without charge or the right to justice.
What is worse, is that it's becoming increasingly clear that this miserable story is played out through the whole of society. The best way to describe is that our civil society and many of the institutions that shape it is literally upside down or backwards to how is should be. The below quote from Michael Ellner (internationally prominent self-hypnosis educator and co-author of 3 books on self-empowerment) expresses this reality perfectly: