Victor and vanquished never unite in substantial agreement. Tacitus
If things get overwhelming, as they certainly have been, attention can shut down in favor of not paying attention. That latter state of affairs is a mother lode for the victor-seekers.
If the meek are to inherit the earth, they must not become the vanquished. So, do we stand by and hope the victor-seekers will finish each other off—one and all? Is it just a waiting game? At what price?