“Entryism” – a new word describing the path to micro-minority control.
Do you ever wonder why an organization or group of people suddenly burst out with an opinion totally at odds with the objectives you thought they followed? A recent example was a comment by the principal administrator of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. She reacted to reports of arson at some provincial churches with the advice to “burn them all down!”
Here is how it happens; find an existing organization that has high purpose and whose membership rules allow an external organized group to infiltrate and take over its management and its credibility, and where possible control its assets.
The broad membership is left looking on as their organization disappears off on a totally foreign trajectory. It is not only organizations whose purpose can be corrupted. Activists have done effective work with school boards where a minimal turn out of voters in Vancouver allowed a “progressive” slate to take control. Its objective is the cancellation of programs (in the name of equity), that were designed to encourage the most gifted students to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex world.
If entryism is not enough of a new word, try these offerings from the National Education Association, the American teacher’s union. It is committing itself to the critique of “empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, cisheteropatriarchy, capitalism, ableism, anthropocentrism, and other forms of power and oppression at the intersections of our society.”
It is a sharp reminder that for as long as there has been freedom of anything, there has been someone who does not want it to happen.
The Left-wing ideologues will tie in with any organization that appears to be against “The Man”. They infiltrate for the purposes of forwarding their agenda, and what happened to the BLM movement is a perfect example of this. If they cannot overtake, they will create chaos and confusion, disintegrating and transforming any original peaceful rally to their own purpose. Antifa does this spectacularly.
They have effectively adapted themselves into the environmental movement, spanning the energy sector, resource extraction, manufacturing, and agriculture. They have infiltrated the ‘super-structure’; the schools and universities, policing, hospitals, prisons, and government. They are now in the process of trying to control speech and thought.
The tactics are outlined in the Communist Manifesto, and it is a well laid-out plan for world domination. Initially, everything in the grand transformation is packaged as benevolence, as it malevolently seeks full control of the most intricate details of everyday life. Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are not necessary because ‘the state’ will be in control.
The question they fail to address however is; just who exactly will be in charge? Even Vladimir Lenin discovered this to be an issue and is why he instituted “The Vanguard Party”; the grand committee of overlords. As Lenin decided, “it will be a government FOR the people, not BY the people.” Stalin took that idea to a whole unthinkable level, followed by Mussolini, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot.
As history folds back onto itself, it is the duty of Elders who have knowledge and experience of such things to explain the dangers to the younger generations.
“Entryism” is a political tactic used by radical groups to infiltrate larger, more acceptable organizations and gain power. The most famous example is the “French Turn” a tactic recommended by Trotsky to take over French labour unions in the 1930s. Those practicing “Entryism” hid their real identity in order to take over. In other words, they pretended to be something else: center leftists, benign socialists, anything but Trotskyites.
They joined French workers’ organizations so they could push them towards Trotskyism through stealth and intimidation. The question for our time is “Is Entryism still happening?” If you define it in broader terms than Trotskyism, the answer is yes. For example, in the United States, leftists have changed the Democrat Party and pushed it toward Socialism. It isn’t the old Democrat Party anymore. It is the party of “The Squad,” all of whom are socialists and radicals. Entryism worked.
Locally, we would be well advised to watch for entryism in all its forms. If an organization talks about collectivism, communalism, redistribution and breaking down free enterprise, then Entryism may be at work. The most important thing to remember is that “Entryites” are not going let you know their real purpose. That is the danger. American socialist Norman Thomas said, in 1944: “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America (sic) will be a socialist nation, without ever knowing it happened.” Entryism at its finest.