I want to communicate this in a way that instills a sense of urgency, but not panic…
If you are losing, then time is not on your side. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to lose. If you are going to act, act now.
We don’t have the luxury of waiting. In the Hunger Games, Katniss didn’t have the luxury of honing her social skills. She didn’t get practice making friends, and it cost her in the long run.
If you’re worried that government will be deporting your friends soon, now is the time to set up an underground railroad.
If you’re worried the government is going to take your guns, now is the time to set up a militia.
If you expect it takes 5 years for things to go from bad to worse, and you expect it will take you 5 years to be ready to fight, then you’ve already lost. It would be inconsistent to also expect that you might win. You will be too late. You either need to adjust how long you expect things to go badly, adjust how ready you need to be, or accept your fate and give up now.
Don’t wait for a call to action. This is your call to action.