So I learned that there are at least 2 things to be mindful of when it comes to a firing squad:
1. Never get between a man and his firing squad -- sometimes, the judgment has already been passed, the victim blindfolded and tied, the trigger(s) already pulled back and the victim is too far gone to save. Don't step in front of the bullet!
2. When it is a circular firing squad, rise above it! -- when people are engaged in self-destructive, internal disputes, recriminations, and taking pot shots at each other, you need to either duck or rise above the fray and be the bigger man/woman.
Shooting the messenger, the interventionist, or each other just leaves a lot of spilt blood.
Save yourself and stay focused and determined to fight for the issue, when others are simply determined to take someone out back and put the bullet through their head. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)