And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
From the Bible, Matthew 24:6-8 (King James Version)
And then what?
Are we to close our ears and eyes
Are we to sit back, on our hands
Are we to cover our mouths and bite our tongues
Man to monkey
For it was said: All things must pass?
This explains a lot.