You tell me that it’s evolution – Well, you know – We all want to change the world.
If the Beatles had written “Revolution” in 1884 it could have been the marching song for Fabian Socialism. The Fabian Society was founded in 1884 in Great Britain as a socialist movement, whose purpose is to advance the principles of democratic socialism via gradualist and reformist (evolutionary) means rather than Marxist (revolutionary) means. This is the point of the song “Revolution” by the Beatles – they extol the virtues of the gradual, non-violent approach to the implementation of socialism.
The Fabian Society was named in honor of the Roman general Fabius Maximus. His Fabian strategy advocated tactics of harassment and attrition rather than head-on battles against the renowned Carthaginian general Hannibal. When called upon to strike Fabius did so and his overall strategy ultimately forced Hannibal’s forces to withdraw. One of the symbols of the Fabian Society is a turtle with the motto: ”When I Strike, I Strike Hard.” From 1933 to the present the United States has been in the grip of Fabian Socialism. Barack Obama entered office under the assumption that the time to strike is now. Hopefully for America this analysis will soon be proven incorrect and America will begin to wake up from its slumber.
It is important to understand Fabian Socialism or more accurately, as it has been called in America, creeping socialism. Instead of advocating a socialist state, the Fabians advocate a welfare state. The key is to move slowly and play upon the fundamental desire of people to receive benefits from the government without working for them. The Fabians have had success almost everywhere there is a freely elected system but they have had more trouble in the United States because of the decentralized nature of our system of government – that is why in America they must continue to place an emphasis on central planning and violating the U.S. Constitution, a document that restricts their activities. The key is to never identify oneself as a socialist and to hide under various names that strike a positive tone. Fabian Socialists will call themselves almost anything to remain hidden. Some common names in America are liberal Democrat, progressive Republican, statist or populist. When exposed, like cockroaches exposed to the light, they run and hide until they can re-emerge with a new name that does not include the word socialist.
Once the welfare state becomes large enough it can then be easily replaced by the socialist state. At that point all the forces of socialism will be brought to bear and the goals of all socialists will be realized. The socialist dictatorship will be installed and all the instruments of production (land, buildings, labor, capital and ideas) will be owned by the state. Ultimately only the state is allowed to have wealth and everyone works so the state can be wealthy and then, at that point in time, we will have successfully completed “The Road to Serfdom.” The socialist state will provide for you to the extent it is able but in return you must surrender your freedom.
“He is a modest man with much to be modest about.” Winston Churchill in reference to Clement Attlee
You can often tell about someone by the company they keep. Clement Attlee (1883-1967) was the best thing to happen for the Fabian Socialists since their founding in 1884. As Prime Minister of England from 1945-1951 his government nationalized major industries including the Bank of England, coal mining, railroads, utilities, and steel. When he was finished about twenty percent of the British economy had been nationalized. Attlee also created the National Health Service (socialized medicine). This was all based upon the assumption that full employment would be maintained by Keynesian policies and that a greatly enlarged system of social services would be created that would be beneficial to all. We all know what has happened as a result – Great Britain is almost broke and cannot financially maintain its socialist system for much longer. In 2004 Attlee was voted the greatest British prime minister of the 20th century (over Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher) in a poll of 139 academics (presumably all Fabian Socialists hand-picked by the organization in charge of the poll).
At the core of the Fabian Society were Sidney (1859-1947) and Beatrice (1858-1943) Webb (pictured with George Bernard Shaw <right>). They wrote numerous studies of industrial Britain based upon the ideas of Fabian Socialism. In 1932 Sidney and Beatrice travelled to the Soviet Union and later published in support of the Soviet experiment with “Soviet Communism: A New Civilisation?” and “The Truth about Soviet Russia” – apparently Uncle Joe Stalin put on a good dog and pony show for them. On Beatrice’s death her ashes were interred in Westminster Abbey, where they were joined subsequently by the remains of Sidney and Clement Attlee, her one-time secretary (in 1909).
Sidney and Beatrice were quite busy – they co-founded the London School of Economics and published a weekly pamphlet, the New Statesman. Clement Attlee, George Bernard Shaw and John Maynard Keynes were all contributors to the London School of Economics and the New Statesman and were Fabian Socialists to the core. The New Statesman still exists and publishes its usual amount of socialist twaddle. The London School of Economics is going strong and continues to subtly pursue its primary objective – socialist indoctrination.
The heart and soul of any socialist movement is the creation of a crisis. The crisis must be perceived to be so massive that it requires immediate federal government intervention to curb the crisis. It is essential that the public believe there is a crisis and the machinery of the liberal press is always enlisted to accomplish this task. So health care is a crisis (it isn’t), global warming is a crisis (it isn’t), child abuse is a crisis (it isn’t), and on and on. The only real crisis is when people like the socialists denoted above are running the government and are listened to for advice on public policy – then you have a crisis.
Once when Clement was in the men’s room Winston walked past him and walked to the stall as far away from him as possible and began unzipping his pants. Clement said “What is wrong Winston, are we not speaking?” Winston replied “You make me nervous Clement. Every time you see something big you nationalize it.”