"There are hunters, and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience, and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim." -- James MattisScaredy Cats October. The Crash. Black Monday. There have been many crashes. Know what? The only folks who say there have been many crashes are the folks who showed up after 1987. For everyone old enough to have started their careers before Oct. 19, 1987, there is only "the crash".