We have been arrogant and we are still being arrogant. We have told people what they should be thinking, we have not listened to the opinions of others and we have stereotyped and demonised those who disagree with us. We have hypocritically done to others that which we condemned others for doing to us. We have become what we hate.
Perhaps God is giving us a chance to learn from our mistakes so that next time we are in the driving seat we don't cock it up again by being holier than thou and unloving in the way we care.