The desired result is a guerrilla who can persuasively justify hisactions when he comes into contact with any member of the People ofNicaragua, and especially with himself and his fellow guerrillas indealingwith the vicissitudes of guerrilla warfare. This means that everyguerrillawill be persuasive in his face-to-face communication - propagandist-combatant - ins his contact with the people; he should be able to give 5or10 logical reasons why, for example, a peasant should give him cloth,needle and thread to mend his clothes. When the guerrilla behaves in thismanner, enemy propaganda will never succeed in making him an enemy in theeyes of the people. It also means that hunger, cold, fatigue andinsecuritywill have a meaning, psychologically, in the cause of the struggle due tohis constant orientation.3. Armed PropagandaArmed propaganda includes every act carried out, and the goodimpression that this armed force causes will result in positive attitudesin the population toward that force; ad it does not include forcedindoctrination. Armed propaganda improves the behavior of the populationtoward them, and it is not achieved by force.This means that a guerilla armed unit in a rural town will not givethe impression that arms are their strength over the peasants, but ratherthat they are the strength of the peasants against the Sandinistagovernment of repression. This is achieved through a close identificationwith the people, as follows: hanging up weapons and working together withthem on their crops, in construction, in the harvesting of grains, infishing, etc.; explanations to young men about basic weapons, e.g. givingthem an unloaded weapon and letting them touch it, see it, etc.;describingin a rudimentary manner its operation; describing with simple slogans howweapons will serve the people to win their freedom; demanding therequestsby the people for hospitals and education, reducing taxes, etc.All these acts have as their goal the creation of an identificationofthe people with the weapons and the guerrillas who carry them, so thatthepopulation feels that the weapons are, indirectly, their weapon toprotectthem and help them in the struggle against a regime of oppression.Implicitterror always accompanies weapons, since the people are internally"aware"that they can be used against them, but as long as explicit coercion isavoided, positive attitudes can be achieved with respect to the presenceofarmed guerrillas within the population.