This chapter begins with a castigation against the priests. So, why would that be? The priests in this time were not speaking out against the negative culture and influences of society at this time. If the leader were corrupt then the priests remained silent. The priests were in place to support the status quo. I was recently sent a pretty powerful link that might be good for people to listen to in regards to truth.
This prophecy sounds more like a scolding than anything else. This chapter does not contain any expressions of hope, but primarily a scolding of things gone bad.