Question: How bad will things have to get for our leaders to face the issues head on?
Answer: It doesn’t matter how bad it gets, the present leaders, their ideologies, parties, organizations won’t be able to face issues with the “heads” they have on.
They are educated, brought up in our inherently egocentric, self-serving, self-justifying, subjective system. They are not “evil”, “sinful”, but they honestly can’t see the problems and thus they can’t offer any solutions.
In order to first of all see, understands that the root cause of all our problems is our own instinctively selfish, hateful and greedy nature, we would need a fundamentally different education, upbringing.
Only this could “arrest”, highlight our instinctive nature by looking into a brutally honest mirror to see ourselves “without makeup”, pretense.
And only after the proper diagnosis can we start “curing the problem” by changing, correcting, upgrading ourselves.
Only such refined, upgraded Human beings will be able to build a new, improved Human society that will be able to avoid, solve the problems that are suffocating us today.