To me, it seems like forever that we have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. The housing bubble is gone, and the theft that preceded it have cheerfully gone unpunished, but the reckoning that seems necessary for the years of profligacy have yet to settle onto our collective heads.
But then, maybe what I hear speaking is my father's repeated reading of the Apocalypse when I was a boy and the desire or expectation that people will pay for their sins.
The sins are legion. They occupy all realms of the society. But perhaps rather than this being a call for the cleansing fire and tribulations, maybe it is just business as normal and a call to get back to work and figure it out.