Opposition seems to be a strategy of the old paradigm; the recurrent themes of duality and power-over. And when it is met with something new - a "both-and" metaphor, it has no clue what to do with it, except regress back to what is comfortable. It is very clear that the process of trying to hold that one is right while the other is wrong simply does not work anymore.
The more we adhere to the concept of "by the book", the more we create the very demise we are trying to avoid. It is, as D. O-Murchu wrote, time to put the book down and truly engage in life with all its variations and turns.
Those who do so, or at the least, have that desire, watch your back... But don't be afraid of that which would have you cease the awakening that is happening.