I'll talk with you about it Anne, I understand what you're saying. I'm personally open to other interpretations of Revelation, do (pretty much) believe Matthew 24 was fulfilled, BUT...I too see and am startled by things that are happening. I grew up fearing the "end times", afraid I'd be left behind in the "rapture", and though God has grown me more into a hope and trust in His goodness and grace rather than my ability to be good enough to "earn an escape", I still am drawn to notice these things you mention, and still admittedly sometimes feel an uneasiness, if not fear at times.
I also wonder about these things we're hearing..."we need a world currency", "we need an international 'czar' of finance", "we need world-wide cooperation", and now we have elected our own "President of the World". I hear you...I hear you...and there's an internal struggle within me that says "oh my gosh, what is happening"/"trust God, He knows how to take care of this to the good"...it depends on the day as to which side within me wins.