I, Steve Wallis
, recognise that conspiratorial organisations infiltrate left-wing political parties and other important organisations in society, not just to gather information but to help or undermine them from within. There is a complex web of such organisations, each of which has an aim (a particular kind of society) and a strategy (how it hopes to achieve it), because capitalism has existed for a long time.
I set up my own conspiratorial infiltrating organisation, called the Foundation for PR-based Socialism in January 2007 consisting solely of a website (www.PRsocialism.org
) and this group. I live in Glasgow (Scotland) but want the Foundation to operate internationally. I favour the Foundation remaining solely in hyperspace rather than becoming a hierarchical organisation open to bureaucratisation and infiltration by hostile forces (a criticism I have of Marxist organisations and their conceptions of socialism). Its only membership is the list of group members. Polls can be organised in this group if there are any disputes on the policies or strategy of the Foundation, for which I propose:
• Our aim is a democratic socialist society, with a government based on proportional representation (PR) by single transferable vote (STV) and with some level of workers’ control of industry – a middle road between capitalism and a Marxist conception of socialism.
• We are a revolutionary organisation, recognising that a sudden thorough change of society is necessary, not necessarily involving violence.
• We are a non-party political organisation whose members will participate in a wide range of political parties/organisations.
• We will cooperate with individuals and other organisations that share some or all of our ideas.
This group is open to all who agree with or want to debate those issues. It has a public archive.