The predictability of the Deep State in its chess game for maintenance and expansion of power is readily predictable by the dimmest of bulbs. They are simply continuing to weave the western tapestry of leviathan government into the fabric of every facet of human life. They employ a totalitarian iconography that in its most recent manifestation is born of WWI.
There may be no greater and more honest symbol of government than mountains of human bones and skulls. It should adorn every flag. The one freedom the state always grants is your decision to be maimed or killed for them. They'll never limit that option.
Any Frenchman born in 1892 stood an even chance of being killed or wounded during the coming conflict in WWI.
As the late Ralph Raico points out, where would Communism and National Socialism be on the world stage if it weren't for the Great War?