UFOs and Wars

One REM Song Away from the End

How do you rush a madman who is holding a bomb and a dead man’s switch? I suspect you can’t come at them straight. Maybe you can’t come at them at all. Do you tell a joke, establish rapport, and try and talk them down? How do you stop crazy? Do you ridicule them? Do you ignore them? How do you de-escalate a situation that’s dire? How do you take away the person, or persons, or situation’s power without assuming the power and becoming the very thing you oppose? Is there a path out of what seems like a done deal without resulting to clichés?