The whole shift of attention is funny but predictable. Im not a big fan of pundits who see conspiracies everywhere (or make a small story into something big just to keep their viewers / listeners entertained) but my prediction is that preparedness and survival will become very much mainstream in the next 3-4 years.
Most people already know how corrupt and rotten the whole system is. Next step is that they become aware how volatile and easily it can break and then the bad awakening that nobody is there to hold your hand.
Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")