So my usual response to these sorts of things is "convergence baby, convergence", by which I mean that events appear to be heading to a crisis point rather than merely be unrelated in time and that still looks to be the case.
I agree with everything you said, but the above comment is the key one, I think. Yes, we have world-wide debt at eye-watering levels; the almost complete corruption of the West; the destruction of what was once Christendom; a younger generation which seems to exist in a different reality from the generation I was born into. What's more, we also have what appears to be an attempt to dismantle nation states and enforce some kind of Godless, global governance.
But there is something else going on, which I first heard about via the videos of Brother Nathanael Kapner. And when this is added to what you describe above, the whole concoction potentially becomes a truly disastrous mix.
In a nutshell, the plan is to create a Greater Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates with its capital in Jerusalem. The culmination of this plan is the rebuilding of the temple in order to welcome the Jewish Messiah who will rule the world, yes the world, from there. If this sounds too much like a conspiracy theory, then consider the following, which according to Brother Nathanael, many Jews take very seriously indeed:
1) Genesis 15:18, 'That day God made a covenant with Abram, saying: To thy seed will I give this land, from the river of Egypt even to the great river Euphrates
2) 2 Chronicle 9:13, which describes the tribute exacted by King Solomon over all the surrounding nations, 'And the weight of the gold, that was brought to Solomon every year, was six hundred and sixty-six
talents of gold.....'
666 talents of gold paid each year to King Solomon as he reigned from the temple over a land which covered much of the territory described above, that is, from the Egyptian river to the Euphrates. No Traditional priest I've asked has been able to explain this apparent connection with the number 666 in the Book of Revelations. Perhaps someone here can.
And there's more. Ever heard of the Oded Yinon Plan, which was drawn up in the 1980s to describe how a Greater Israel could be achieved.
3) The plan all along has been to destabilise the entire region, primarily by destroying the strong Arab regimes of Iraq and Syria. This is to unleash conflict between the Sunni, the Shia and the Christians, and leave the region wide open for rule by Israel in the name of bringing peace and order. The Palestinians, meanwhile, are to be expelled from Gaza and the West Bank to somewhere east of the River Jordan. If you don't trust GlobalResearch as a source, there are plenty of other sources available online. Just Google 'greater Israel'. http://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815
4) And then there's this. Plans to rebuild the temple and welcome the Jewish Messiah who will reign from there. Who else is this Messiah, but the Antichrist? Here they are actually discussing which happens first, the rebuilding of the temple or the coming of the Messiah.https://www.templeinstitute.org/messiah_temple.htm
Anyway, ggreg, the world situation is as you have described it. But what if it were to collapse into mayhem, especially in the Middle East, and a figure were to appear, a man of around thirty years of age of stunning appearance; who appeared as a 'holy' man, a 'man of god' promising to bring peace; who performed 'miracles' which would really be tricks and deceptions; who had to be persuaded to accept the crown and to sit in the temple as the Jewish Messiah; and who was also embraced by many people across the world in true ecumenical fashion as one who could unite all nations. Because this is how some of the Church Fathers describe the Antichrist, as he first appears. Of course, once he gets the crown and sits in the temple, his true nature is revealed.
Put this together with the situation in the Church - the 'revolt' and the 'one who holds' having been 'taken out of the way' - and that would be convergence, big time.