(Pro 28:28 KJV) When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.
I think that this verse is often slanted. Most people would think of the nation’s leadership when they see a reference to the “wicked” (7563). To me this is more a look at Joe Citizen. I will concede that the record of our leaders has not been good. With all the deceit going on in political circles and the media I think we are seeing a good example of what is happening on the street.
Significant change starts among the people. Look at things like the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. Women had been allowed to vote for years in the less sophisticated states. Gradually states were giving them the franchise. The amendment was the result of grassroots support. The same is true of people in power endorsing and enforcing evil.
So? When we say there is nothing we can do about it we are missing the point. We are to be the source of righteousness in our neighborhood. When enough people turn to the Lord we will see the kind of revival that we talk about but are afraid of.