There is universal karma, but we have a personal choice. So we can act upon/make choices.
Doubt and fier are greatly used in the media to manipulate and create depended insecure peronalities.
I decided to watch less television since these things are all over the place.
This all being very negative...I do see a counterflow of good happening.
Lots are looking for a return of spirituality in there lives and focussing on these things does really make a difference. Taking up responsibility for everything that is happening, is one step. The more people wake up the better.