When there has been a loss of life or property, speculation and the pointing of fingers are never far behind. An emotionally skewed reaction is natural when unexpected loss destabilizes and alters everyday life, sometimes irrevocably. Everyone touched by these events naturally looks to find answers and explanations that will allow a return to some kind of normalcy and a sense of security.

Part of this process is the assignment of accountability and placing of blame. Some do this as a matter of course in an effort to explain what happened and to decide if there is a risk of it happening again. Unfortunately, in today’s world, personal accountability and responsibility are nearly extinct concepts.

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