It's like that joke in CITY SLICKERS ... "Even the cows can operate the VCR by now!"
I don't care who you are, where you grew up or what your level of education was. If you have not figured out that there is a world war approaching by now, you never will. It's so obvious you don't need to be Texas Arcane to see it coming.
The Western world is like a raccoon at night on the railroad tracks frozen in the glare of the locomotive rushing towards it, paralyzed by the thunder of it's horn.