The Truth About NATLFED

August 13, 2014

What would you say?

Filed under: Cult,NATLFED,Politics,Uncategorized — ghostwriter1984 @ 22:43

We’ll say, “Hey, we’re still around.”

My apologies for the lack of recent posts.  As you know, the group under discussion is seemingly large yet very small.  While it boasts 40+ offices, those who engage in the full-time organizing number less than 150.  It’s been more than 40 years and the Organization has undergone a number of different phases and phrases.  Here to Stay, Here to Win was the original slogan until the resetting of the syllogism to Here to Win, Here to Stay.  How would you explain that to someone asking questions?

There are different levels of membership within the group.  When the door-to-door canvassers approach your house, they are not trying to recruit you directly to the secret inside of the Organization.  If you sign up as a member and receive your red membership card, you expect to be able to go into the office for free clothes, food, medical services, legal services, dental services, housing referral and other benefits advertised/not advertised (one local offers as a benefit free firewood).  This is so far from the secret inside that signing up does not guarantee your eventual recruitment to that inside.

We really need a mathematician to figure out the statistics.  But then again, another slogan is Figures Don’t Lie But Liars Figure.  If a local group boasts 40,000 members, how many would really show up for a picket line to protest a particular injustice?  Five, ten, fifty?  Of course, not too many of the locals have actually conducted picket lines.

You may be tired of hearing us say, “Do the research.”  Unfortunately, there isn’t much else that we can do.  We don’t have canned spiels for how to prevent the programming of a person into a cult.  Silly humans and their individuality!  The group might boast a recruitment process that seems canned, but the reality is that when someone is targeted for recruitment there is tailoring of the education process in the hopes of bringing that person inside.

Think of it like a cake.  You need flour, baking powder and eggs to have the basic cake.  Add chocolate or lemon or carrots, you might use milk or you might use a can of soda.  There are the basic classes that comprise the political education process designed to recruit full-time viable cadre.  If all they needed were the basic classes, their numbers would be far more impressive.  Not everyone understands the importance of a strike that happened 40 years ago, even when it is painted in the best light despite the losses that accumulated over the years.  Migrant farm workers still live in deplorable camps, suffer TB and other diseases from overcrowded conditions and net wages below minimum wage.  (That’s because the gross reflects minimum wage, but then there are the payroll deductions for rent, food and utilities automatically deducted.).

There are resources on-line other than this blog.  The search engines will help.  Unfortunately, the discussion groups are no longer active.  The Ross forum may be a place to post a new topic, but as the group is very small compared to the “big league” cults, it may or may not be a rewarding experience for you.

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