Because you have overthrown the tyrant in the Command and Control series, you have become the occupying force – you have control but now you must maintain it.
The first objective of your Counterinsurgency strategy is to identify which advantages the enemy may have over you. Generally, the greatest advantage insurgents have is the ability to observe you for days and weeks at a time. They utilize spies, which hide in plain sight.
The enemy is content to “wait it out,” and watch you for a time, studying your troop deployments, your routines, and finding weaknesses therein. They are observing your patterns of behavior.
Break Your Bad Habits
Believe this, Predictability gets soldiers killed.
Whether it is hitting snooze or staying in a toxic relationship, complacency is more than just a bad habit. It is a lack of self-leadership.
Poor leadership gets soldiers killed, ruins operations, and leads down a path to tyranny. Avoid it at all costs.
You may want to review 3 ways to interrupt your programming. But to effectively conduct a Counterinsurgency, you will need to forever break your habits by tracing it back to the inception. Where did it begin, and Why?
Your predictability stems from your values, which may be a distorted Cause you have decided to pick up and take as your own.
As a society, we are becoming more predictable. If we allow ourselves to follow this trend, we compromise our nations (our bodies), and make them vulnerable.
As discussed in part one of Patterns of Behavior, many physiological imbalances are rooted energetically, or psychologically. Why is that?
From a young age, we are conditioned by society. We are told how to act, how to talk, how to be happy, and how to forget.
Repression and suppression are the subjects we were taught in schools and in our homes.
And, unfortunately, most of us scored an A+.
– Trapped in the Ivory Tower
The solution? Establish a perimeter! Set boundaries! Maintain Overwhelming Dominance!
Dominate all areas of highest strategic importance! Specifically, your nutrition. Also dominate i.e. maintain control of your mental health. Utilize stress management tools at your disposal.
Occasionally, Sound the Retreat and drink plenty of water – water provides greater mobility and health for your muscles. Lay down suppressing fire for your body. Defeat your programming and keep control through the Counterinsurgency Series.