Better watch out
"Never let a good crisis go to waste". Winston Churchill made this statement immediately after the end of World War II when he sat in Yalta with US President F.D Roosevelt and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin to divide the Allies' spheres of influence. It also led -and Churchill referred to this with his 'never let a good crisis go to waste' statement- to the creation of the United Nations.
As with many of Churchill's other quotes, that statement took on a life of its own, long after the man's passing, but there are some things to be said against the final outcome. The Yalta meeting eventually resulted in mistrust, the Cold War, the arms race, the Iron Curtain, the Berlin Wall and everything that came after.
Even the United Nations - apart from being an internationally very interesting New York talking shop for privileged people - turns out to be mostly an impotent mastodon where the original goal of Never Again War and Hunger is still a cynical illusion after 77 years.
Today, we see the 'Never let a good crisis go to waste' reappearing in all kinds of bizarre initiatives: the best-known statement on this is of course that of WEF leader Klaus Schwab, who saw in the Covid crisis and the reactions to it not death, economic misery and an attack on fundamental human rights, but rather as he stated 'a narrow window of opportunity' to roll out the scenarios that have been ready since a few years and about which the man is very frank, by the way.
You can read it all in his book The Great Reset.