PSY-6 Running Strings
PSY SECTION PSY-1 Psychological Operations (Psyops) PSY-2 The Zone of Influence Psy-3 Info Wars Psy-4 Making the Other Guy Look Bad Psy-5 Softening Psy-6 Running Strings (here) Psy-7 Turfing Psy-8 Watch for Antics Psy-9 Arabian Nights Effect Psy-10 Deep State Psy-11 Strands of Interconnection Psy-12 Wall of Silence Psy-13 Misery Loves Company Psy-14 Switching Psy-15 Invisible Fingers Psy-16 Two Horns Psy-17 Like Cutting the Grass Psy-18 Against the Wall Psy-19 Fixation of Points Psy-20 Trophyism Psy-21 Co-Opting s The most comprehensive thread connecting all of them might be drugs. The next most unifying theme might be an anti-American feeling. This rebellious attitude pervades the different groups for different reasons, but the common thread is in the USA but not of the USA…or THIS is my USA, not THAT. An example would be minorities or disgruntled and bitter veterans (see below). The next most common theme might be a male-first or all-male, anti-female approach. To sum this one up might be the banner of “Guys Rule, Gals Drool.” At the local levels, running strings is about how one specific interest group connects among its own members. It includes surveillance (keeping tabs) and communication. One group or several can be working togehter, but whether individuals or groups, each might has separate agendas, cultures and outlooks and either way, they might be like separate instrumental sections which become an orchestra at the point of cooperation. The rest of the time they might be like bands or loose interest groups. People might move in and out of their affiliations. One drug group might dissolve with members going to other drug groups. One individual might break off from one and start another. Strands of old gangs might find each other working with a new gang. Members of the police or military might join gangs. All of the connections can aid and abet running operations in an area. Updates: 2021/04/19 editing and additions.
Running strings is about how people cooperate with one another in a secretive, illicit and defiant manner to perform operations against the grain of the mainstream (legal) side of a country’s system. Closely connected to the acts themselves are why they do it. It’s how they move information, finances, and players in a coordinated manner for set goals. The concept is closely tied to ZOI, Zone of Influence, as well as to Strands of Interronnection, both discussed elsewhere. Running strings has a pulse to it and an identifiable set of characteristics when a particular emotional basis is behind the defiance. For example, if drug selling is tied to anti-American agendas, the pulse can take on an old historic pattern among the Chicanos or blacks involved. If running strings involves a male-first orientation, men could be attacking and defying women as “a bunch of bitches” as part of their defiance pulse. In both cases and others, there might be habits of networked attacks giving the strings identifiable characteristics. Part of it might be cultural.