This word, somnolent, has such a ringing sound that it's easy to believe this is a word of action toward matters of great importance.
Though in truth, that word is lacking any action, it's like death has come and the world is too tired to care. That the world is somnolent, and now sleep comes as the worst of suffering nears, the world is engaged in material considerations, the toys, the "bling" of the rich who have so much they are indolent, but they wake up fast enough if someone takes what they covet as theirs.
We all live in a time that is somnolent, it's a "let's kick the can down the road," and thus the world sleeps until the explosions hit the prestigious wherever they call home, then the somnolent who are reveling do sound the alarm, and it's loud enough to wake up the world.
That's when we'll have a war, but I think this time the global society will become somnolent because everyone will be blown up, and it will a time for an eternal sleep from which a somnolent world will never wake up.
I've sounded the doomsday horn, but we are now a Western civilized world that craves fantasy in our action films, literature with dragons and heroes that can surmount all obstacles, let's bring back an awakened global society that tends to its own nation by nation rebuilding, and mend our own fences before we seek to rebuild what is not ours.
The word somnolent will never signal action, it's a state that the world has to avoid.