I believe that the world has always been bad and we have
always realized it, but now its getting even worse. Most major religions believe that we are
entering a time period that will eventually include the end of the world as we
know it. I personally believe that the
world is getting worse because we are living in the end times.
We must understand that the world is a terrible place; man is killing himself in the futile search for self gratification. That being said, it has always been this way. The only difference now is that before the advent of democracy, we had no voice, now everyone has a chance to make a difference. Do not doubt a lot of stupid people in a crowd can change the world, indeed, it is the only thing that has.
The world is not getting worse, but the population is growing making certain aspects of it more apparent than it used to be. There has always been wrong doers and "evil" people in the world, but the population was smaller so they were harder to find, now with an increased population we get an increase on wrong doers with it.