"I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but shouldn't we just take the warning labels off everything and let the problem deal with itself?"
He reminds just a lil of Charlie sheen in a way.
Thanos should also show up sometime and tell the emerging mutants it gets better.
Maybe Bendis will go a different route with Cyclops, but as he's been written in the past, Cyclops has been a brilliant strategist. Since the Whedon run when Cyclops had the X-Men take on Breakworld and win (still one of the best Cyclops moments ever), the consistent idea for the character is that he can game out conflicts with incredible accuracy and is then willing to take audacious risks in order to win. In fact, he wouldn't describe them as "risks" because he knows the outcome already. That was his excuse in Schism when Wolverine (correctly) condemned him for using child soldiers: There wasn't a better option if the goal was to rescue as many mutants as possible.
From my reading, while Cyclops was sitting in his cell at the end of Consequences thinking about that kid's murder and about Wolverine's visit, he was gaming out his different courses of action. While his initial plan was to become a martyr and thus inspire other activists for mutant survival, he seemed to come to conclusion that it wouldn't be enough. Now Wolverine and his faction is worried that Cyclops is going to inspire a backlash against mutants that will be worse than the current status quo. My question is whether that's a fair concern, given how Cyclops has been written so far... he's a master strategist, right? He must be taking into account the backlash mutants are going to face from his actions, and be pricing that risk into the bigger picture.
Maybe his plan is to get mutants safely to Wolverine's mutant reservation where they'll be protected (Wolverine being Captain America's buddy and an Avenger gives the Jean Grey School some degree of official protection). Given that the government response to emerging mutants so far is pretty much the same as it's always been: imprison them pre-emptively (which in the past made mutants vulnerable to all manner of torture and abuse), Cyclops' solution so far seems to be reasonable.
I agree that he is already accounted for the backlash but I imagine what he wants is for the government to crack down harder on mutants ever than before, hence forcing all the other mutants(particularly those at JGS) to fight alongside him since t=he government will be after them too. I think his plan is to unite all mutants by giving them a common enemy.
I really hope they don't decide to make Cyclops soft again. I love this new Cyclops, he is a total badass and a true hero, I don't care what anyone says.
I don't Cyclops will ever be the same old boy scout, and I don't think anyone wants it.
Say No to decompressed storytelling!
Bellechere for the win!!!
It could be Cyclops figures that any backlash for his actions couldn't be any worse than the current state. The authorities are quite willing to arrange the murder of mutants whether they are a threat or not, and you even have Captain America extorting Logan over the safety of children. Mutants are seriously getting screwed and need someone to protect them from the governments and the "Good Guys". Villains it is indeed. :)
As much as a tactical genius he is he can't foresee every minute detail, it doesn't work that way because he is still a flawed being driven by a need to do everything he can to protect mutants. He can anticipate only so much reactions and when the time comes when he makes a mistake it may cost more than he is prepared to pay for. He is walking a fine line and playing a dangerous games with a lot of innocent lives.
But in regards to the Xavier dream is not enough, that mentality came after M-Day, before that they were close to achieving it. However once it became a race for survival did he switch gears and went the Old School Magneto route, and you have to agree it did not end well for Magneto and it sure as hell won't end well for Cyclops either if he chooses to go down that path regardless of his reasons of whatever methods he uses to prove himself right.
I think the major think you're overlooking is that this will only lead to mutual destruction for both human and mutant if it the war becomes a stalemate, if the mutants win(which must be his plan) then he will have his revolution and whether the humans like it or not there will be coexistence.
As for him him being able to foresee everything I think you're just underestimating him. Maybe go read the Breakworld, Dark X-men, or Second Coming arcs for example of his brilliance. He can get it done.