From what I gather, there is a change of consciousness coming about.
But this is not mysterious metaphysics!
It just everyday people waking up to the fact they are responsible for their actions and lack of them, that they can change their patterns of behavior, and that once this is done great change can result.
This is evidenced by both tea party and occupy wall street protest movements.
Although we may be different in our goals, we are not different in recognizing our ability and responsibility to bring about change through action.