The “free world” has become economically dependent on a fantastic system of stimulation of greed which cannot be fulfilled, desire which cannot be satiated - and hatred which has no outlet except against oneself – the very one person we are supposed to Love” Gary Snyder
Somewhere in the last 30 years
There has been a growing Trend
for people to focus on Wealth
Not the type that embodies your soul
but a crude physical material type
Politics and Selfish Party Agenda: 
This disturbingly shows up most in Government..
You can see it between different countries
(and even between party lines in the same country)
There is an inability to compromise
Agree Solution  - and take massive Government action (which is required)
In the 60's - there was a civility to the Body Politic
For the Dude...
he believes the something we have lost
is Connection
There has been something going on
across the World...
What the Dude calls "The Separation" 
IMHO: This is what is driving the Madness

see related:   Polar Opposites   
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