What DailyPaulers need to know about FactionalismSubmitted by troy on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 20:34
From wikipedia, "[t]he existence of a factional system can have serious negative consequences for a political organization. If factional strife becomes intensive and public, the organization may suffer from perceptions of disunity. Taken one step further, if the conflict is particularly severe, it may cause ruptures within the organization that seriously impede its effectiveness, leading to break-up or collapse of the organization." see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_faction#Effects_of_fa...
Now, let's read some recent history:
Published in the (publicly available) "CointelPro Papers," several memos discuss FBI recommendations (aka "action programs") designed to "cripple or destroy" the growing Communist Party of the United States. Specifically the plan was to shift their energies away from previous projects of "harassment" and into a deliberate campaign of "disruption."
In a letter from A. Belmont, head of FBI's Internal Security Section to L.V. Boardman, Cheif of Counterintelligence dated Aug 28, 1956:
"During its investigation of the Communist Party, FBI sought to capitalize on incidents involving the Party and its' leaders in order to foster factionalism. The purpose was to bring the Communist Party and its leaders into disrepute before the American public and cause confusion and dissatisfaction among rank-and-file members of the Party."
See "The Cointelpro Papers" 1990 by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall for more information.
In summary: In any political organization there are likely to be many highly passionate people. If these people ever start to become a driving force in U.S. policy then history has proved that steps will be taken to marginalize them.
The rEVOLution seeks to do a lot. If you asked 10 people in our movement what the rEVOLution means you might get 10 different answers. Perhaps cheif amongst them - Love. Unity. Liberty. Freedom. Bring troops home/end Imperialism. Sound Money/End the Fed. Restore the Consitution where the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. To others, it's a philisophical journey. A spiritual one.
But as we begin to succeed in our objectives we are surely becoming a threat to today's J. Edgar Hoover. And if history is any indicator, then make no mistake about it -- we will be subject to the same modern day "action programs" described above.