Barnes, explains Psalm 2:1 as follows;
The psalmist here sees the nations in violent agitation or commotion, as if under high excitement, engaged in accomplishing some purpose - rushing on to secure something, or to prevent something. The image of a mob, or of a tumultuous unregulated assemblage, would probably convey the idea of the psalmist. The word itself does not enable us to determine how extensive this agitation would be, but it is evidently implied that it would be a somewhat general movement; a movement in which more than one nation or people would participate. The matter in hand was something that affected the nations generally, and which would produce violent agitation among them. Albert Barnes Notes on the Bible
No doubt you have been watching the news and TV, the Middle East is in an uproar and seems to be spreading where the poor and downtrodden are in total rebellion against it's leaders. I look to the Lord to not allow it to spread to S.A. If it does, I will not be complaining about a "Quiet" retirement.
Regarding the Middle East, it would appear that decisions are going to be made for Israel despite the Jews and how they feel.
Present United Nation discussions - Two States - Jerusalem. I believe the new Arab/Muslim plan is. "Let the United Nations accomplish Israel's downfall for us and once it has been accomplished,they can demand that the U.N. kicks Israel right out of Jerusalem and the Middle East."
(My thoughts) Would this not be an opportune time for Anti-Christ to reveal himself as a "friend" of Israel, even allow the Temple to be re-built and then (wish to go into the Temple, making himself to be God). But when recognised by the Jews who he really is..... encourage the Nations to make war against Jerusalem?
The 2012 election results in the USA may well be a further indication of future events, plus open another page for the faithful to see, understand and realise where we are heading. At present, It needs very little insight for Bible Believers to see and understand how quickly prophecy is falling into place.
Then Jesus used this story as an illustration. "Look at the fig tree or any other tree. As soon as leaves grow on them, you know without being told that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happen, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Luke 21:26-32
The question is: Are we this generation? Biblical scholars believe we are, in that we are the generation that witnessed the return of the Jewish nation to Israel.
Look up and rejoice.