Survival Concept 1956 --- The Old School Thought was "Preempt"! Preempt = to take action in order to prevent (an anticipated event) from happening; forestall. "the government preempted a coup attempt" / synonyms: forestall, prevent .. as in: "his action may have preempted war". Any preemptive candidates out there? Or do we wait for the clowns to take over the circus after the show-ponies fall down in the center ring?