Much of this reminds me of World War I, the “Great War.” Look up the causes. They are all amorphous. Nationalism. An assassination. Treaties. Diplomatic confusions. The Serbs. Meanwhile none of these reasons can actually account for 20 million dead, 21 million wounded, and wrecked economies and lives all over the world, to say nothing of the Great Depression and rise of Hitler that came as a result of this appalling disaster.
Despite investigations, countless books, public hearings, and public fury that lasted a decade or more after the Great War, there never was anyone who accepted responsibility.
So it might be for the lockdowns and mandates of 2020 and 2021.
So it is with the long, slow slide into our present clown version of what the original American constitutional republic was all about. Penumbras emanate. Cities decay. Crime spreads. Schools don’t. Deficits happen. Debt soars. The currency evaporates. Jobs too. Riots happen. Thugs roam. Surveillance came. So did hostile and indigestible foreigners. Wars happen. Regimes change. Money flows. Votes appear.
 “Who Will Be Held Responsible for This Devastation?” By Jeffrey A. Tucker, Freedom First Network, 12/11/21.