Beware of socialists bearing petitions
The fake petitions used by socialist groups are not getting used in the official political process. Furthermore they may be used as a spying tool to recruit new brainwashing candidates (ahem members) or just passed to ASIO . A former Socialist tells all here in this expose. Caution contains some cultural Marxism concepts the author may still be in the process of reconciling. Please be considerate, it sounds like she has been through the wringer and is still being harassed.
A member of the Lebanese Communist Party once told me that the reason he became a communist was that when he grew up the communists were the best people, the most decent, honest and generous. This is something I’ve thought a lot about since, because most Australian socialists don’t seem to think in those terms.
Of course, most socialists are very decent people who are committed to making the world a better place. However, within the organisations there is often an attitude that because we are trying to make a revolution by any means necessary, little things like personal integrity just aren’t as important as politics. So if achieving your aims requires telling a little white lie every now and then, that’s acceptable, perhaps even your duty as a revolutionary socialist.
One example that I’ve seen persistently over the years involves petitions. Socialist stalls usually have a number…
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