Maybe this is what the Mayans meant re: 2012.
Earlier this week I listened to Slavoj Žižek speaking to Al Jazeera about the global financial and political changes taking place. He came to the following conclusion:
”The fear is that the alternative of Asian authoritarian capitalism is now more efficient and dynamic than western, liberal capitalism…The system has lost its self-evidence, its automatic legitimacy, and now the field is open.”
Last night, I watched a documentary called “The End of poverty?” which explains why and how we’ve come to this. I think everybody needs to watch this to put things into context.