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Part of victory is going through the the cycle faster increasing the wave’s frequency. But that alone is not enough. Creating a high frequency waveform allows the adversary to know what we are doing, and guard against it.
Why? Such activity will make us appear ambiguous (unpredictable) thereby generate confusion and disorder among our adversaries since our adversaries will be unable to generate mental images or pictures that agree with the menacing as well as faster transient rhythm or patterns they are competing against.
In other words, victory requires that we break the stable OODA PISRR cycle. Not just make the OODA PISRR cycle go faster, not just increasing the frequency of our waveform, but breaking the waveform.
If one thinks of social cognition as a system, we know one of five things will happen if we break (“perturb”) the system. The system may:
Return to its original state
Settle in another stable state, perhaps after some period of unpredictable behavior
Bifurcate, that is, begin to oscillate among tow states, but not settle in either of them. It may bifurcate repeatedly, generating a collection of states among which it oscillates.
Wander among various states, but not settle in or even return to any of them
Become unstable, that is, lock up, disintegrate, or in any other way cease to function as a system
(from Page 45 of Richards’ Neither Shall the Sword. The passage draws on Beckerman’s The Non Linear Dynamics of War, which has also been featured on ZenPundit).
Ff the OODA PISRR social cognitive system is perturbed for a while.
A swing of a pendulum is “attracted” by both the maximum height and the minimum. (See Wikipedia for the mathematics).
Just as the pendulum based intertial guidance systems maintain a form of repeated perturbations, human based social cognition loops will also tend to the waveform. Over and over we see this. The cyclical patterns of football games allow knowledgeable observers to routinely predict, in detail, several plays out. In many countries, political cycles are also well documented. Even historical long cycles have been observed.
The Social Cognitive Wave, the OODA PISRR loop, can be perturbed for a while. Wise strategists will use this fact to their advantages. But in any system with two players (whether on the systemic, alliance, state, organizational, or individual levels), the attractors will win out over time. Wise strategists will use this fact as well.
The world is a system of systems. Some systems, Nike LeBron 12 such as the national defense system, have changed forever as a result of 9/11 and the Iraq War. Yet others, such social cognition loop between the United States and everything else, were just perturbed for a time.
I got the Hagar and Ishmael reference, but first I thought of Abraham Air Jordan 9s smashing the idols. The idols, who could not see nor hear nor think, are gone forever. The clan of Ishmael lives on.
Thinking enemies can be destroyed by attacking them until they go away. That rarely works with people.
Certainly one will act. At the OODA attractor. After observation, one will rise and act again.”
Continuing from the Romans (7 8)
“They care only about things of this world that are visible to them, while being totally oblivious to the Hereafter.
Why do they not reflect on themselves? GOD did not create the heavens and the earth, and everything between them, except for a specific purpose, and for a specific life span. However, most people, with regard to meeting their Lord, are disbelievers.
“The great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances as though they were realities”
Continuing from the Romans (17 19)
“Therefore, you shall glorify GOD when you retire at night, and when you rise in the morning. All praise is due to Him in the heavens and the earth, throughout the evening, as well as in the middle of your day. He produces the live from the dead, and produces the dead from the live, and He revives the land after it had died; you are similarly resurrected. ”
To summarize the OODA PISRR loop
“Therefore, you shall follow the Social Cognition loop when you reorient at night and when you act in the morning. All living is following it on the sky and in the earth, through the evening as well as the middle of your day. It produces action from observation, and produces observation from action, and it reorients the land after it has been penetrated. You are similarly cyclical.”