The author of the article ‘Pamphleteering’ is Kim who is a member of the Trinity Group. This group was formed in response to a series of articles in UKIP Daily. The founding members had all commented on those articles and they were invited by the author to continue discussions.
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Picture a busy pub. The place is so alive with energy it is palpable. The buzz of enthusiasm and delight, of people enjoying each other’s company, exchanging ideas, experiences, the noise, the humour, the therapy, the inclusion and the involvement.
This pulsing of energy and purpose often sits behind our conscious perception, or somewhere on the periphery of our awareness, sometimes intangible but nevertheless very real. So much is possible with will and purpose.
The ability to use imagination to turn loss into profit, create advantage from adversity. To survive and overcome by adaptation and careful and ‘intelligent’ use of resources. To exploit numbers and allow ‘the many’ to become an effective solution. To use spirit, enthusiasm, energy with the spark of life, to create something that wasn’t there before. These are requisites for good Pamphleteering.
Why do rich people carry on making more money? Is it greed? The ability to win? Could it be purpose?
Why have religious zealots’ risked limb and life? Can purpose transcend all material considerations?
With all this marvel how can we ever consider failure?
To be successful in politics it is useful to try and understand the psychology of politics. Motivation, involvement, social attitudes and behaviour are important.
If people have a belief they generally want to inform discuss and persuade others. After all, aren’t we social animals?
Leafletting and pamphleteering appears to be the lowly relation of canvassing. Yet in reality this is the one method that blows everything else out of the water. If you don’t think so then maybe it isn’t being used properly. Sure, there is no one solution, but this is the unsolicited dissemination of information. We are fighting a mind war. The other side have a long start, no time to waste.
Imagination, pragmatic use of resources, a combined and focused effort and enthusiasm, these attributes are needed for pamphleteering.
We need to believe in something, to have a message to disseminate, to be involved and to have the opportunity to exercise that belief.
Look at the history of pamphleteering and consider the fervour and drive that was exhibited in the past to fight against corruption and for freedom.
The Marprelate Pamphlets were among the first to engage people, by asking questions and addressing the readers directly. The response from the Established Church of the 16th century was no match for the writer known as Martin Marprelate.
Thomas Paine wrote pamphlets encouraging people to stand up for themselves and seek independence from the British. His pamphlets were passionate, informative and persuasive. He made his points with a religious fervour and his pamphlet was called Common Sense.
His style and arguments struck a note in peoples’ hearts and that was highly effective. Paine took the people out of their mind-set. Again this could not be countered by his adversaries.
These are just two examples of many. Why were they successful? Because the writers were passionate. They believed in what they were doing, and belief taps into a vast reservoir of energy. Why were the responses ineffective? Because it is so hard living with a lie and ‘bearing false witness’.
It has been said ‘an army marches on its stomach’; the food of a political movement is information and a message that people can relate to.
Yes you are thinking, ‘why the hardship, when one has the internet?’ Never be led by the nose with technology. It is another tool. But deliver to every household, unsolicited, inclusive, persuasive information, containing your message.
Some argue that you have to knock on doors. This is not true! Presenting such a task only dulls the enthusiasm of otherwise passionate supporters. Let those advocates for knocking on doors do so, but allow the rest to get the message out without confrontation and argument. No more prevarication, no more procrastination, but pragmatic use of resources.
We complain and complain, about the Mainstream Media. We cannot refuse them their freedom and demand freedom for ourselves. Forget the MSM and go directly to the electorate. Read the second paragraph of 1.1 Page 7.
And they developed an independent sphere of ‘public opinion’ to which people could appeal.
The following examples are the front and back covers of four Pamphlets.
With no expensive printing and eight pages within the cover, these pamphlets are printed by the publisher. It is the message that matters and the message is in the words not glossy paper or bright colours.
Don’t do the same old thing, be original.
Continuity and consistency, keep delivering, regardless of elections!
Build up a rapport with the electorate.
If your literature is catchy enough, or bold enough, they may read it.
If the subjects and ideas are interesting, they may start collecting them.
If they agree, they may become distributors themselves.
That is how it will work!
And work it will! If properly done.
You know we need a revolution! You know it won’t happen sitting at your computer! You know we have to arm ourselves with ‘paper bullets’ and inform like we have never informed before!
The longer it is left the harder it will become!
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