We are at the height of a political Ice Age.
It is very similar to the physical Ice Age, but it is on a higher level of our being. It is more emotional and psychic than physical. It is no less demanding and will compel us to evolve or die no less than the physical Ice Age.
Just as at the time of the physical Ice Age, we are faced with the very real threat of extinction. If we are to survive this political Ice Age we are going to have to experience a very rapid moral evolution, just as the physical Ice Age called upon us to do.