An Observation

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Every organization gets fringe members. These members are generally those who are the most visible, the loudest, and even the most aggressive. At times they can actually benefit a movement, but in the end, they are more destructive than helpful.

There comes a time in the life of every movement that they need to face the facts that the fringe members have reached a point of critical mass. And action needs to be taken.

Actions can be allowing the fringe to become the mainstream and driving force of the organization. Determining the agenda and direction the organization takes going forward. Of course this means that the original base becomes the minority and maybe totally ignored.

The movement may attempt to censure or punish the fringe members. To bring them back inline with the movements primary goals. This is not always successful and to those outside of the movement. The fringe is still the movement.

Lastly the organization can split. This creates 2 or more organizations. Sometimes with opposing views against their former allies. This does however preserve the original organizations primary goals and purpose. It also disassociates the fringe from the organization as well. Which can boost public opinion.

Historically, most movements will do either the first or last of these options. They are the most successful and have the best benefits. But it depends on a lot of factors.

This time of critical mass has arrived for not just one but for two organizations within American society. And it seems that the fringe in both of these will take over the original organization. Displacing the core base of both to their detriment.

The first is the Democratic Party that has a loud and growing powerful Socialist fringe. They are just one election away from the destruction of the original Democratic Party and being replaced by pure Socialists with a hatred for all things American.

The second is the LGB movement. Now called the LGBTQ+, which has allowed the fringe TQ+ elements to take over their movement and prove correct all the fears mainstream society ever voiced about them.

Do either of these organizations take back control or do they let the fringe define them going forward.