In a stimulating blog post about his sense of expectation that something Big is about to happen; WmJas Tychonievich discussed the meaning of Apocalypse in terms of unveiling, awakening, showing forth of reality and such like; and went on to speculate:
My sense is that the next big event is not going to be an event at all, but a revelation of what has already been done — a revelation so clear that even those who slept through the global coup will not be able to ignore it.
On reflection ,it strikes me that we may be misled by our terminology of regarding the mass majority of being asleep - since a person can easily be aroused and awakened from sleep; and once roused they will tend to stay awake for a significant period.
But rather than 'asleep' it would be more accurate to state that the majority of the world are in a stupor.
Stupor means that only vigorous and repeated stimuli will arouse the individual, and when left undisturbed, the patient will immediately lapse back to the unresponsive state.
Stupor fits the facts. People are only aroused from their stupor by extreme events; and arousal is very brief. Almost immediately they lapse back into stupor.
It is Not, after all, a case of Sleepers Awake; but of first needing to cure the cause of stupor, before being able to arouse the stuporous.
It is this immediate relapse that I find so striking (and frustrating).
Sometimes, some-thing will 'awaken' a mainstream sleeper - some event, some piece of information, an insight... But very quickly that person will relapse into the fake-world of the Big Lies - as if their awakening had never been!
There is apparently no memory of having been awake, of having understood, of having seen. Just a reset to stupor.
So why the stupor? Put simply: the mass of mainstream, modern, atheist, materialist, leftist people are cognitively damaged at a deep level; their thinking does not work, reasoning does not work; memories are disorganized.
And even when their is some kind of retained representation of a vital revelation; the recall is too feeble and vague to affect behaviour or beliefs.
Deletion of God, creation and the spirit from human minds has made most Men stuporous; and Men cannot be aroused from this unresponsive state for long enough to use common sense or to learn from personal experience.
The only possible cure is metaphysical, conceptual, at the level of primary assumptions. The mind will only awaken and stay awake long enough to benefit from the experience, when that mind recognizes correctly the basic realities of the world, its own nature and relations between the self and the world.