What if you were aggressively pursued by two popular fraternities to become a member? And let's say one of these fraternities went out of its way to have you not join the other fraternity. They’d publicly bad-mouth the other fraternity whenever its name was mentioned. They’d call your phone number or send text messages to give wrong information on the other fraternity’s sign-up events, expecting you to miss crucial deadlines.
And what would you think if their members stood out in front of the other fraternity’s house and brandished weapons, threatening you with bodily harm if you went inside. More over, what if they broke into your dorm room looking to steal personal information to use against you in the event you chose the other fraternity?
Imagine if that fraternity petitioned the university to validate your family’s income status to determine if you are worthy of matriculating. And, if that isn’t enough, what if they brought people around, people with trumped up identities and titles, to convince you that joining their fraternity would be the right choice. What if they encouraged members to cheat and vote more than once to make certain you to got the nod to be a member?
At some point you’d get fed up with all their shenanigans. You’d say to them that you’ve had enough of their games. You were sick and tired of all their dirty tricks. You might even take a closer look at their behavior history and decide that you don’t want to have anything to do with an organization that has to stoop to such levels to get members to join.
Now, imagine if the actions above were the conduct of a political party. Would this be the kind of organization you’d want to be part of?