The optimistic interpretation is that everyone's wearing the veil, and events cause them to see things as they actually are.
Black women have been saying what things are actually like for generations. Disabled people have seen the reality. Etc.
What happens when you unveil a fascist, and let him see absolute reality? Peel his eyelids open to it?
Those wearing the veil, who've never seen that: would removing the veil have any effect on their behaviour?
In fact, they get more satisfaction out of seeing clearly, finally, what they had hoped to see.
Not those who've never worn the veil, not those who happily inflict cruelty.
The white moderate, basically.
The apocalypse has already long-since come for the downtrodden *and* those who step on them.
The people for whom the cruelty of those in power, was someone else's problem. Regrettable, not nice, but just how things are.
It's *their* veils coming off that shows them the world as it actually is, and shows them how far they've deluded themselves.
It forces those who enable, to stop enabling.
It forces good men to realize they can't actually be good if they do nothing.
Biblically, every decent guy is described as "good for his generation."
The apocalypse as on-going, a continuous lifting of a series of veils, each one lifted making vision a bit more clear