Critical for the success of the Mission in LOTR is that Gandalf make it clear to all the nature and extent of the threat and also what has to be done to "Win".
Most of the time Gandalf advises. Rarely - at crisis points - he acts. Above all he treats all as adults. You take his advice or you don't. He does not preach - he offers.
He is hard to read. There are deep internal forces that are not clear to outsiders or even to himself as he also morphs from Grey to White.
I think many of us might agree that if there is a Gandalf among us - it may be John Robb.
So says Robert Patterson here.
For those of you who have never heard of John Robb, you need to go to his website, Global Guerrillas, here and get your mind around his concept of resilient communities. We Three Percenters are a community. We further live, scattered across the US, in other communities that either are, or can be made, resilient against the coming shocks.
Sipsey Street Irregulars ought to give Robb's site a daily visit. As he says at the top it deals with "Networked tribes, systems disruption, and the emerging bazaar of violence. Resilient Communities, decentralized platforms, and self-organizing futures."
What's not to like?