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The "unseen force" is the

The "unseen force" is the idea that the "grassroots" is something.

It seems to be that "grassroots" is "bad volunteers" "insolent volunteers".

Take orders. Campaigns are organized. The "grassroots" decided not to take orders. And fail came from that.