Many in the West look at our tiny communist parties and laugh. How could these people, many of whom could hold their national conventions in a phone box, possibly impact on our lives?
This is how they do it. It is a simple step by step procedure which has been perfected, refined and applied all over the world.
Step One: The communists gain control of various social movements, particularly the peace movement, ethnic groups and labour unions.
Step Two: They then formulate policy which they disseminate to their members, covert members or supporters in these social movements.
This is done in many ways, but chief among them is the Party/Non Party Fraction meeting. A group of Party members will hold a secret meeting with say the executive or key members of a union or national peace organisation. The targeted group will often contain covert communists anyway. The desired policies will be transmitted to this group ie Nuclear Free NZ, US out of Iraq, favourable labour legislation, union support for certain sympathetic Democratic Party candidates etc.
Step Three: These groups exert pressure and influence on the local centre left or social democratic party, the NZ Labour Party, the US Democrats, the Canadian Liberal Party etc. All these parties contain communist supporters and secret communist party members, often in very senior positions.
For example in the NZ Labour Party, during the ’80s, Socialist Unity Party supporters held at times, the Party Presidency and several executive and policy council positions.
Similarly high level CPUSA infiltration of the US Democratic Party has been well documented.
Step Four: These covert members and sympathisers work to ensure that communist policy is adopted by the mainstream party and is implemented when the party is in government.
Every step is deniable. An MP or congressman can put his hand on his heart and easily deny that what he is promoting is in any way communist inspired.
A Democratic congressman can call for the investigation of President Bush for deceiving the public over Iraq and no one will question him as to where this idea came from.
A New Zealand Labour MP can call for a Nuclear Free NZ and no one will ever link it back to the Socialist Unity Party.
By applying this method, a tiny party of say 500 members can heavily influence the policy of a party of several hundred thousand members.
In this way, tiny communist parties have succeeded in passing legislation and influencing government policy in probably every western nation.