Part of the reason why I like Alf Apps so much is because of his awesome way with words - and he is exactly right.
At this point, people have to start realizing that what the Board of Directors is doing is nothing they haven't done before, nor do not have the power to do. They're asking to convene a special convention, where members coast to coast can vote, to amend the Constitution with their permission - and these are powers laid out in the Constitution itself. People say this goes against the grassroots, but I really fail to see how - the Board must take the first steps, and that does involve backroom dealings, but at the end of the day, they are not doing anything contrary to the Party's Constitution, nor committing wrongs against the Party's membership, given that we do have a vote. If the vote fails, then the rules continue as-is and we have a leadership race sooner rather than later; it is the member's choice in the end, not the Board's. There is nothing wrong with this process.
I get that people think the backrooms are the cause of the downfall, but let's get serious here: the majority of members of any political party, be it the Liberals, Conservatives, or New Democrats, know shit all about what to do and where to go from here. That's what the Board of Directors and the Council of Presidents is for - to give the Party some direction and channel our own frustrations and concerns through. What they are doing is not contrary to our rights as members. Settle down, take a chill pill, and take your chance to vote. If you agree with the decision, vote in favour; if you don't, then vote against. It is that simple, and the executive is not barring that chance from us.
There is no palace coup. There is no "let them eat cake" moments. There is no grand scheme to ensure LPC members are utterly stripped of their rights. And I'm relatively positive that there's no scheme against Rae (could be wrong about that). Like Alf said, sit down, relax, and get your heads on straight. There is a lot for you to involve yourself with soon enough.