I think you are on to something. The more I wonder, I think that the last century was about centralization, I believe that the new century is about decentralization and concentration on the philosophy of individual liberty. Because it is liberty that teaches that you should be the change you want to see in the world, and each of us has a different gift of liberty to give to the world, which has to change if the individuals that comprise it change.
"Patriots were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times. Before the Empire." ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi