The job of the auxiliary is two-fold. On the one hand, they need to organize the support of the first third into functional assistance for the resistance. Second, they need to convince the last third to begin actively supporting the resistance, rather than sitting on the fence. The middle third, you’re probably not going to change the minds of. Killing them however, will probably ruin much of the support you might gain from the third who are on the fence however…so, leave them be, and when you’ve won, deport their Tory asses to Canada….)
Fortunately, the use of the auxiliary to gain and develop support from the local civilian population lends some distinct advantages from a PSYOP perspective. While the regime is busy labeling the guerrillas as nothing more than bandits and brigands (or “bitter clingers”), the public is approached by the auxiliary…who are normal, run-of-the mill neighbors. These are guys they see and deal with every day. They’re not camo-wearing nutjobs hiding out in the hills. This one is on the city council for Christ’s sake, and that one is the manager of the local Wal-Mart warehouse! It may be far easier for the neighbor they see every day, the guy who is apparently just like them, trying to raise his kids and make a living, to convince John and Jane Doe, to donate their time, food, or money, to the resistance than it will be for the dirty, mud- and blood-stained guys with guns, who haven’t showered in three months, and hide out in the woods…except when they show up at zero-holy-fuck-it’s-dark-outside-who’s-banging-on-my-door-at-this-hour, to demand food and shelter.
Make no mistake about it. As important as the guerrilla force is, without the auxiliary, they won’t last six weeks.
There's a place for everyone in the resistance.