Factnet posting by "boomer70," 03-21-2008, 12:22 PM:
It should be stressed again and again that beneath all the sabotage of the org by Lyn, there is the lack of accountability of Lyn to the membership. Imagine what a different space could have been created if people had required this simple, fundamental quality in the org. Instead, whenever a few people would rebel against the goosestepping, the majority of the org ignored and persecuted them. Lyn is not the only one to be blamed for the current horrors.
Factnet reply by "eaglebeak," 03-21-2008, 01:54 PM:
You're absolutely right, boomer70, but of course many or most of the leaders of the organization were totally incapacitated starting with Lyn's Beyond Psychoanalysis sessions circa 1973, followed by being locked up under armed guard during 1974 and the "Chris White brainwashing" business.
In my personal experience, most people in the organization are absolutely terrified of Lyn.
That doesn't absolve them of moral responsibility, however. It just explains why they never exercise it. That's how they can stand there stupefied while Lyn blames the Jews for the Holocaust, the British for Hitler, the Yanomami for existing, women for everything, "Mother's Fears," sexual impotence, and whatever his other ailments are on someone else, Erica Duggan for Jeremiah's death, Molly Kronberg for Ken's death, etc.--and then pile on, even though many of them (individually and privately) know better and act better.
As a highly intelligent former member once said to me, in 1989 or
thereabouts, "The NEC has all the credibility of an East bloc
dictatorship." Of course, this person left the org years and years
ago...Said we should have secret ballots at conferences to elect the
leadership, realized that would never happen, and split.