The times in which we live are as tumultuous as during both World Wars, the Industrial Revolution and the simultaneous nationalist revolutions. We are living during one of the most unsettled times in history.
Humans and our lack of humanity are the cause of the tumult.
There is the false supposition that prior to 9/11 America and the world were much better off than in the twenty years following. Anyone who is old enough to remember the decades before 2001 knows the world had already spun off its spiritual axis.