First, I want to tell the team that I am very proud of the self-discipline we demonstrated.
We have NOT given the propaganda wing of the Leftist what they crave. We have been the responsible adults in the room and I trust we will remain that way.
We have tools
Believe it or not, large automotive companies have "Color Engineers". They determine if sample parts submit by suppliers meet the color, gloss and pattern specifications.
I asked one of the Color Engineers how he got his job.
He said "I took the test and aced it."
Apparently the interview process involves being given about 120 plaques of slightly varying shades and hues of color and your job is to put them in order.
"That sounds about impossible" I replied.
"No, it wasn't so bad" he informed me. "The interviewer left the room. Before she left she told me to take all the time I needed and to use all of the tools at my disposal."
"Tools?" I asked.
"Yeah, that kind of threw me, too." the engineer said.
"But then when I turned the plaques over I saw they were labeled. All the Reds were A, the Oranges were B and so on. Then they were followed by numbers. 1001, 1002...1101 and so on."
"I arranged them by the labeling on the back. Flipped them over and and they seemed to be in order although some of them were so close together it was impossible to tell."
"I pushed the buzzer to call the interviewer back in" the Color Engineer said. "Not only did I nail the test but I set a new record for speed."
Our doors have locks. Use them.
Our intuition will give us advance warning of danger. Heed those warnings.
Our friends and families have skills and "excess goods" that we can use. Renew those bonds.
Our bodies, minds and souls need maintenance. Take care of yourself.
Some tools have a downside. Radios can be tracked even when you are not transmitting. Public domain knowledge algorithms can locate "Walkie-talkies" within 16 feet. It seems probable that private and military hardware can locate handhelds with at least that precision.
The "other side" is equally vulnerable when they rely excessively on those tools.
Proprietary software for battle-tracking may be vulnerable to hacking or it may be a Trojan horse.
Our Number One Tool is situational awareness.
Basic blocking-and-tackling wins games.
Sometimes the best action is to watch and bide our time.
Entropy never sleeps
We will win the entropy game. Rust, rot and depreciation never sleep.
Just as December, January and February are the three greatest generals in Russian history, Rust, Rot, Famine and Depreciation destroy incompetent political systems. Systems will fail. Bridges will fall down. Planes will crash. Roofs will leak. Electronics will short-out.
We can win by being patient...mostly.