Realizing more and more that the apocalyptic "global victory around the corner" and constant hype is not just a recruitment tool but a necessary retention tool for people stuck in the Gonzalo cult.
You have all these western gonzaloists talking about dozens of fictional people's wars, other gonzaloists posting pictures of fake movements, pretending to be random passers by just happening to spot the abundance of Gonzaloist propaganda & marches supposedly occuring outside of their doorsteps daily. Groups invest heavily in social media PR agitprop, taking neat looking guerilla porn photos, but if you actually walk videos or footage of these actions outside of Gonzaloist spaces you can see how blatantly their claims are exaggerated or straight up lied about. IE claiming victories when any impartial observer watching 3rd party footage can see a humiliating defeat, claiming the existence of mass bases which don't exist and just "happening upon" graffiti or posters praising Gonzalo supposedly put up "by the masses", in reality thrown up by the same small group of cadre.
I have a feeling that the majority of Gonzaloists have no awareness of just how fake their movement is. They absolutely need it to be the case that the final victory is around the corner, that their movement is expanding all over the world, that we're months away from a global 1917. They survive and retain membership based on this hype, and their collective organized ratty behavior, ie attacking other orgs, mass programs and soup kitchens in person or wildly lashing out and throwing accusations online is to create a kind of trauma bonding for their in-group. Their claims to be "the only people doing things" are built on a ridiculous form of circular logic. If you counter their claims that Gonzaloists are the only communists doing anything they hit back by saying all of the other movements which are fucking doing shit "aren't real communists, and MLMGZT is the only legitimate form of communism today" so therefore there are no other communists "doing anything" because Gonzaloists are the only communists.
Total insane circular logic, blatant internal deception & lying to their cadre, fostering of an environment of constant anxiety & enforced isolation/trauma bonding are the only things holding these people together. With all of this in mind thePost too long. Click here to view the full text.