SIEGECRAFT: ONE CLEAR-HEADED THINKER IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED | nationalsalvation.net
When a theater begins to fill up with smoke, all it takes is ONE clear-headed person to organize an orderly evacuation and thereby save everybody's life. This has happened many times.
If no clear-headed person is present, however, then hundreds die. The really sad thing is that far more of them die from being trampled by their panic-stricken fellow audience members than from the actual smoke and flames.
Now, Bob himself may not be the best one to organize an orderly evacuation. As he has told us many times, he is by profession a staffer, not a leader. But Bob, who made his living doing the thinking for some powerful leaders, COMPLETELY understands the power that ONE CLEAR HEAD can have in a crisis situation. And a few clear heads are exactly what he's trying to create here.
Mr. Webb, we're all sitting together in a dark, crowded theater right now. And it's starting to fill up with smoke. And you're sitting in your seat screaming, "Fire burns! Smoke suffocates! This theater is a firetrap! You are all idiots for not understanding these things!" But we do understand those things, actually. We learned things like "fire burns" quite early in life, thank you. Our focus now, however, is on how to get everybody out of the theater alive. The best way to start is by thinking, not screaming.
Comment by JBB