It must come as something of a shock and gross disappointment to those who put in the blood, sweat, tears and donations to GetUp in the fond belief they would be paid up members and have a say, when in fact the only actual members of GetUp with a say, are the nine that sit on the board. Not to worry, everyone else can comfort themselves by thinking outside the box and imagining themselves as belonging to that other special GetUp category. The category that Vladimir Lenin referred to as ‘useful idiots.’