Take a step back from what - at least in the UK - is an explicit, unfolding, centrally-planned attempt at an extreme Leftist Revolutionary takeover from the Mainstream Leftists currently in charge.
(Note - ALL mainstream politics is Leftist, including all conservative, libertarian and nationalist parties. Because the only alternative to Leftism is religion: for the West that means a society based on Christianity. The Left - both mainstream and revolutionary - are the preferred means by which the global Establishment are working for a world totalitarian society of pervasive surveillance and micro-management; and the objective of this
(My assumption here is that this is ultimately a spiritual warfare; there is indeed an elite conspiracy; and at the very top this has been for several generations strategised by forces of supernatural evil - I mean actual demons. Their aim is, of course, the wholesale self-damnation of as many people as possible; by implementing an agenda which inverts Good.)
(See: http://thoughtprison-pc.blogspot.co.uk )
But why now?
Revolution is, after all, a high risk strategy - especially in the context that the Leftists are winning, winning and winning... and have been for fifty years...
I don't mean that failing to win a revolution is the high risk; the extreme Left might well win.
And I don't mean that a revolution will (it usually does) produce economic collapse, state violence, breakdown of law, starvation, disease and all the rest of it.
(Sooner or later, for bad reasons or good, collapse will come.)
I mean spiritually - a revolution, perhaps especially a successful revolution, is quite likely to trigger a clarification of perception of reality, serious thinking; and is the most likely thing I can imagine to lead to a spiritual and religious awakening.
So why has the Global Establishment abandoned a winning strategy?
In principle - it could be for one of two opposite reasons.
From strength. The Left is now so secure that it can massively accelerate its agenda.
If that is the case, and the Left have nothing to fear then really there is nothing can be done about it: we have passed the point of no return.
But this hasty revolution could also be a product of weakness...
The Establishment masters of the Left may have been panicked into premature revolution, before the ground has been fully prepared; because they fear that their agenda is under threat.
This current crescendo of revolutionary rhetoric against the may derive from fear rather than strength - it may be a huge gamble.
If so, we are not past the tipping point - but instead things hang in the balance.
What does this imply for Christians? Well, we know that, in times like these large forces are at work behind the scenes; such that small, local, personal, courageous acts of faith may lead to huge and spiritually beneficial consequences.
It is time to be brave. Sooner or later your moment will come - the testing time when you will be called upon to declare witness, make a stand, some seemingly tiny personal act that - if you but knew - is actually of massive potential consequence.
Be ready, it will come; and it might come very soon.