That's just a big pile of bovine excrements. Change needs to come from us, we cannot do it via "a new age" or via someone else or via a sect or via intervention of the holy spirit....
The New Age, in this context, the one that just begun, will have different definitions to both believers and skeptics. I am primarily concerned with interacting with believers but am willing to listen to skeptics just don't find much to debate about.
For me the New Age is about progress, continuing progress, so it is not people getting better out of no where as your described, a sweet naive view in my opinion. Progressive politics give many hope because we can see that change does happen, has been happening, but the speed will increase now because of the New Age.
Life is getting better for many in all sectors. The BRIC nations, Brazil for example, once was a borrower, now they are a lender with a growing middle class. The Mahgreb just went through the Arab Spring and dictators have fallen. India is going to make progress in worker safety due to the factory fires and on women's rights because of the rapes. America is going to address mental health among its pursuit of continual progress.
Progress is about speed and not direction.
It is also about becoming a Type 1 civilization for me. http://articles.lati...on/oe-shermer22
There are other scales and it is quite easy to see where we have been, how we have grown, and very exciting to understand we will keep growing, thriving, and living better with ourselves, each other, and all species.
I also like this:
It is also about embracing postmodernism.
Many ideas for me alone that will lead us into the New Age. If you have any of your own I will be interested in discussing. If you have any more questions I might answer. If you want to debate, that might not happen, but you will find plenty of others who believe just as you do, I just can't agree with that, I see nothing wrong with embracing what is positive, there is just far too much cynicism.
Now I truly believe good and bad come together, we cannot do away with one, but at times the scales get tipped one way or another, we have seen how they have been tipped, now they will tip the other way in the New Age. You don't have to agree, it works with or without your help, but it will help make for better societies and civilization. Cheers.