It has already been stressed that one of the basic characteristics of the East European political system is the state of permanent mobilization in which the population is kept. What this means in practice is that the people are constantly in the process of implementing specific and urgent tasks set by the party, participating in various demonstrative campaigns organized by the regime, and as a result are preoccupied with various organized and orchestrated economic and political activities that leave little or no time for uncontrolled behavior. This state of permanent mobilization is achieved and maintained through a network of public organizations or mass organizations, as the bloc media like to call them, such as the trade unions, the youth organizations, the creative unions, women’s organizations, and above all—the so-called National Fronts.