We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside.
An army of the people is invincible!
I would say, if you like, that the party is like an out-moded mathematics.. That is to say, the mathematics of Euclid. We need to invent a non-Euclidian mathematics with respect to political discipline.