"The statements that he is making is riddled with lies” Thomas Royko, one of five MPP board members abruptly removed, said in response to Brana's claim that an internal MPP investigation cleared him
The truth from a member of the NOC. The purported evidence against Nick is so tainted it stinks. First, how can something written by the very people attempting the coup ever be credible. Second, this alleged document does not prove anything except that some of the infiltrators were not happy with their investigator's previous conclusions of innocence and wanted yet another meeting of the unelected coordinators (with the exception of Nick, who was elected) body to try and overturn the previous outcome. Third, the investigators had already dropped/concluded/decided the allegations were not credible before the infiltrators tried to call the so-called "emergency" meeting because they knew their coup plot had been discovered. None of these coup attempt infiltrators were elected representatives by the members of the peoples party as these "coordinators" volunteered for positions of trust which they betrayed in every way, (except for Nick Brana who was elected twice by the entire membership to become the actual leader of the party). Nothing has been said here about how these infiltrators tried to hijack the democratic process of having our ELECTED members from each state who formed the National Organizing Committee (NOC) decide on the level of accountability we wanted for our future elected leaders. These infiltrators were purportedly helping with the set-up of the NOC meetings but unabashedly and nefariously used their influence to advocate for allowing our future leaders to remain registered Democrats/Republicans while holding a Peoples Party leadership position, a simply outrageous proposition. They also advocated for allowing a future leader not to have to support the Peoples Party Platform and actually motioned to overturn/throw-out a majority won NOC vote that would require that all leaders support our Platform (Royko's efforts supported by Regina, Todd & Young). On both these issues the infiltrators influence & votes were outvoted again by the elected NOC body. After these losses for the infiltrators, and since they were still allowed into meetings as volunteer helpers of the NOC process, they began to use disruptive, stalling tactics during the NOC meetings, i.e... using up limited meeting time so nothing could get done such as having to repeat things because one of the infiltrators who had the task of tracking all proposals, claimed not know if they had been received; letting others speak out of turn during meetings; making derogatory remarks & name-calling other members during meetings; tabling NOC proposals by claiming they needed more time to review proposals (when they had several weeks in most cases) and more. And when none of this was working to stop the NOC from continuing to implement & vote on our future organizational structure, the infiltrators supported & incited anyone in the general & NOC slack communication channels that questioned Nick's leadership, tried to recruit members to denounce him , and then finally tried to get him to resign over false harassment allegations. These unelected infiltrators who volunteered for positions of trust were disliked by many, many party members who saw through their deception as they could not be held accountable and they did nothing to further, but seemed only to impede, any progress within our party. This is why the membership created and elected the National Organizing Committee body to create bylaws that will help prevent unelected, nefarious players from getting so close to a coup attempt as these infiltrators were able to do. This is the real story.
Over the past two years, Royko did absolutely nothing to create an enterprise level collaboration network/website for MPP members. His tech & data failures are one of the main reasons for the current state of affairs within the party. Nick's big mistake was not firing him a year ago.
Geez. I hate that the People's Party became a no go almost from the beginning. And, what is with the nepotism dad Rod. He may have valuable experience, but it looks kind of bad as well as putting the Jimmy Dore crew on the advisory committee. It certainly is looking very authoritarian although I already thought that months ago, over a year ago. They carried on with the ill-conceived FTV for so long it was embarrassing and annoying.
The left is doomed. We are a herd of cats and will always crumble in a brawling pile of intrigue and recrimination. If not cratered by outside sabotage then certainly from our own will to tear down institutions and individuals in power rather than build up a base of power. This party could barely get off the ground before it imploded.