When an OP_n^x iterational integrity is compromised, complications occurs. These complications are akin to knots in a pathway network or short circuits in an electrical circuit.
This is the environment in which radicals pop-up, “fighting” apparently everything. The feeding ground though is the knots. Intuitively they sense the knots and start feeding on them, tearing them apart.
In a complex environment, where OP_n^x is not compromised, where iterational integrity is maintained radicals have no feeding ground and will not / can not pop-up in the system since there is no food for them.