I am less discouraged, if only a little.
I know that there are limited ground forces available to the Regime.
I know that the more the Regime tightens its grip, it has the unintended consequence of recruiting more folks into the front end of the FreeFor funnel.
I know that if people are prudent in their resistance expressions, there will be the ability to live a reasonably normal life – at least for a while.
I know that the vast majority of OpFor’s apparatchiki are soft, scared, and easily stomped — especially as you move further and further back from the spear’s point.
I know that the Evil Ones can be beaten.
Whether or not they will be is another question.
But I know that they can be.