From Bayou Renaissance Man today:
"Recognize the signs of the times, and be prepared. I see no peaceful way out of this, and no way in which a democratic solution may be found."
The time for reasonable people, seeking peaceful solutions, is past. Anyone still preaching that line of nonsense now is either captured and propagandizing for Enemedia, or in delusional denial. Either way, abandon them. You can't save people who won't realize they're in a burning building, and don't want to get out of it.
Nota bene: The people waiting for a Fort Sumter moment forget, to their peril, that history echoes and rhymes, but it does not repeat.
Your first real notice may not be Fort Sumter; it may be Antietam or Gettysburg.
The current era is more akin to the Phony War from fall and winter of 1939, through early spring of 1940.
When weather conditions are right, it will be springtime for Hitler again, and you'll be facing blitzkrieg conditions.
Prepare yourselves accordingly.
The takeaway lesson?