Monday, October 5, 2009

Lessons from the eco-terrorists

Yesterday, I posted a link to the ELF Press Office homepage as a question about the profligate waste of resources by our President (and their silence in the matter). While perusing their site, it struck me that they work together not as a band of people with a central leader, but instead as a group of people bound by ideology.

From their FAQ page:
How does one become a member of the ELF?

The ELF does not have any sort of physical membership list or meetings you can attend to become involved. Remember, the ELF revolves around not a physical base or classically-designed structure, but instead an ideology. If you believe in the ELF ideology and you follow a certain set of widely-published guidelines, you can conduct actions and become part of the ELF.

The ELF guidelines are as follows:

1)To cause maximum economic damage to a given entity that is profiting off the destruction of the natural

2)To educate the public on the atrocities committed against the environment and life.

3)To take all necessary precautions against harming life.

Now, I do not promote terrorism, "eco" or otherwise. But, there is a lesson here. The lesson is this: If you are centralized, or have a meeting location, or have an identifiable leader, then you can be compromised by those who would defeat your aims. If you are fighting zombies, or Leviathan, or corporate entities, or organized thugs, you would be wise to learn the ways of effective resistance without detection.

Decentralized communication, with above-ground messages passed along by sympathetic but clean messengers, is effective at concealing the underground resister's identity. Use of bulletin boards, anonymous signage, and internet postings (via proxies and redirected traffic originating from publicly accessible computers) can also be effective at getting a message out without blowing cover.

Our President is effectively using the tactics of his Community Organizer's Marxist roots to change the paradigm in America...right under our noses. I think it is time to study the methods of organization and communication that the Radicals (even those currently in power) are using to see if something of value can be gleaned. If nothing else, it will prepare you for the time when the tactics will be used against you openly...


No comments: