A short primer on Fabian Socialism

bandswebbYou say you want a revolution – Well, you know – We all want to change the world.

You tell me that it’s evolution – Well, you know – We all want to change the world.

The Beatles

 

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.

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“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.”

 

 

 


8 Responses to "A short primer on Fabian Socialism"

  1. I don’t claim to be a wise man or a great philosopher nor a man who knows it all but I do know this, our great country was subdued by the Corporate De facto government in 1871. It was illegal then and remains that way today. We all speak of loosing our freedom, well I hate to break the bad news to you but, If you are alive today and reading this you never had the true freedom our founding fathers set forth in the Constitution. We all suffer with the delusion that we have freedom. Ask these questions to anyone and they will give you the wrong answers every time. 1.Can you own your own home in the U.S.? They will say yes but is that really true? Of course it’s not. The federal government or an extension of it in this case the State have a permanent tax lean on it. You never completely own it. you don’t pay those tax’s and they will take it from you. That was not the case before the corporate government took over. A person could actually own their property and pass it to their heirs with out paying the corporation. 2. Can you own your own car? This ones tricky! Sure you can own your own car but, if you want to drive it what do you have to do? Yes that’s it again you are going to pay to drive it. You will have to get yourself and your car registered with the corporation first. So now the corporation has a lien on you and another piece of your property. You don’t even own your own birth certificate. You can get a raised seal copy but you can never get the original. Do you know why? Do you know who has it? Do you know what a straw man is? They say we are free but that is just a lie. What meaningful thing in life are we free to do? We cant own our own home and property. We cant own one thing that the government has not already taxed at least twice before you are taxed on it. Are we free to marry anyone we want any way we want? No in order for the corporation to recognize the marriage you have to go get a license and be taxed for that. No none of us are free…we are indentured slaves to a corrupt corporation acting as a government and money. You know that thing called money that’s how they control all of us. Money is the root to all evil. That’s the saying we all grew up with and that’s the only truth. Our government is the great evil and it’s roots (money) are what binds us to the evil. God save us because we are so out of control that we are sure to destroy ourselves.

  2. What an awesome post on Fabian Socialism…

    Great first response to it too from Roy… That is part of the reason I closed my bank accounts, got rid of my cellphone, and no longer work to put money in politicians pockets…

    I will point out one slight correction to your reply though Roy…

    It is not money that is evil…
    It is the LOVE of money that is the ROOT of all evil…
    Money is just like any other material item… A rock is not evil… even when used as a weapon, it is still the individual wielding it that is being either good or evil in their action or inaction…

    And, as I am sure you know, that saying comes from 1st Timothy…
    Yeppers, from 2000 years ago… And it was probably a well known and old saying even then in all likely hood…

    1st Tim 6:10 – For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. –

    And as far as Fabian Socialism goes… It is true that many people may fall to the false hope of the welfare state….
    Millions have done so for many years in other countries, even to this very day…

    Yet I for one will die before I let some political party or government own me… I am free, and there is one who makes me so… That one is God…
    And no-one can hurt, hide from, or deceive the Lord Jesus Christ whom I choose freely to serve… Yet the Son of the Living God can reach out and do whatever He pleases to whomever He pleases at anytime…
    Even God does not force you to follow Him…

    I feel sorry for those folks in office who think they are in “power”…
    To be honest, they wouldn’t know true power if it hit them in the face…

    On the other hand, I will give a shout out and kudos to those few who are in office and realize their place is to serve, not govern… Those who push for smaller government… Those who vote NO on those seemingly helpful bills and laws that have hidden agenda’s and pork stuffed away in the fine print…
    Those few servants of the public who do so have integrity…
    Wish there were more like those few…

    A complete reset is in order in my opinion… Complete with term limits, modest pay caps, and never being able to hold office at the federal level again in any capacity, and absolutely no pay for life for anyone in office at the local, state, or federal levels…
    Just sayin…

    • I am glad you corrected him, and I agree with almost everything in your post.

      However, you said, ‘serve, not govern’. They are to derive ‘their just powers from the consent of the governed’, which means that governing is a type of serving, but your principle is correct.

    • Well said with a philosophy grounded upon the true freedom that only comes from being a child of the one true God. Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed! The very noblest and most rewarding of pursuits…

  3. Just joined! Great to be a part of a group with similar thoughts. It gets lonely in the world surrounded by those that feel entitled to everything their freedom makes available and are unwilling to put forth any effort towards protecting that very freedom.

  4. Looking up one of my favorite quotes:
    “There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

    ― George Bernard Shaw

    I came across the Fabian society which brought me here.
    Excellent read and responses to the article.
    I can only assume that the readers here are already familiar with how our money works in the United States. When you really start digging in to who is pulling the strings and who is really in power it gets a bit scary. You start to see that things like our presidential elections are nothing more than clever distractions to keep us entertained and feeling like our vote for puppet 1 or puppet 2 will actually make a difference. Wrong. The world is controlled by the central banks. We are enslaved and controlled by imaginary money created out of debt (loans by the Fed to the banks without any real money to lend) for which the Fed charges interest. The fractional reserve system allows the banks to lend out the money to us, with interest of course, many times over for each real dollar the bank actually holds.
    In exchange for the loans and credit we are given to buy all those shiny new things that we don’t really need we subject ourselves to a form of slavery just to pay back the debt. Cars, mortgages, cell phone plans, electricity,food and water… most of us would agree that these are necessary expenses just to keep on living. The hardest workers in America will work until they die without ever seeing the kind of monetary return on their hard work that the banks and their investors get by simply loaning the workers money out.
    Thomas Jefferson
    “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered…. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

    If anyone reading this has found a way to buy their freedom I would love to read your story on how you were able to accomplish this.

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