The Wild Hunt, at least this time, is preceded by a blowing of horns.

Justin Trudeau toots casually in French.

Emmanuel Macron curses a group he no longer considers citizens.

Austria will charge the prey 3,600 euros a month before the hunt even starts.

Neil Oliver can hear the horns.

Neil Oliver: World leaders think the unvaccinated are next door to idiots, racists and misogynists.

Paul Kingsnorth hears the horns and analyses the tune in The Vaccine Moment, part one and The Vaccine Moment, part two. In The Vaccine Moment, part three he looks at the narrative of Reptilians but steers more toward Leviathan and concludes with some, perhaps unfounded, hope:

We could start with courage: courage and patience. It may take years, decades, centuries, but the Machine we have built to manage life itself, to squeeze the world into our own small shape – it will come down in the end, and the humming wires will fall silent.