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FABIAN SOCIALISM
The term Fabian keeps cropping up throughout this study. In most anti-capitalist endeavors whether at Harvard University, in Government Bureaucracy, in Socialism, Communism or Keynesism and even in Facism, Fabian personalities and Fabian policies manifest themselves. Fabianism has been a much neglected, usually underrated and generally misunderstood movement. In 1883 a Scottish-born American citizen, Thomas Davidson, joined with a friend, Edward R. Pease, in the latters apartment in London, to form a rather loose association to discuss, among other things, the question of spiritism. Pease was a member of the London Stock Exchange and an amateur psychical researcher. Among those present at the formative meetings was Havelock Ellis. (He later achieved notoriety through his major work Studies in the Psychology of Sex [7 vols. 18971928], which was frequently banned on charges of obscenity.) Sister M. Margaret Patricia McCarran writes that at the fifth meeting this group Adopting a socialist creed, they resolved to live in the world, pursuing their avocations and joining other societies. Frank Podmore, a writer, suggested the name Fabian Society.(1) This appelation was to symbolize the use of the art of penetration into other social bodies in order to push through socialist objectives. From its very inception the use of stealth and deception was laid down as a fundamental procedure of the Fabian Society. The Society was named after the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus (Cunctator, i.e. Latin-delayer), whose cautious strategy of delay after the disaster of Cannae in 216 B. C. thwarted Hannibal, the great Carthaginian.(2) The Society adopted the name Fabian as a symbol of a plan formulated to penetrate civic and social units and to find means to disseminate contemporary social ideas, concentrating on concrete objectives rather than on doctrines.(3) The Fabians did not constitute themselves as a political party as such but developed the technique of socialistic permeation of existing political institutions.(4) Margaret Cole, leading Fabian socialist, gives interesting details of the character of the early Fabians: . . . the handful who made up the Fabian societyonly forty in 1885!were as vaguely anarchistic and insurrectionist in their ideas and their expression of them as any group that had existed before them. They regularly denounced capitalists as thieves and talked about using dynamite, and they looked forward with confidence to an imminent social revolution, to take place somewhere about 1889.(5)

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Incredible as it may seem, the Fabian Socialist Society began with only nine members, who chose an executive committee of three. Their organizational assets consisted of thirteen shillings and seven pence. ($1.89 in current monetary value.) Mrs. Cole, a former chairman of the British Fabian Society, in her book, The Story of Fabian Socialism, boastfully labelled this group as a seeding body busily sowing socialist schemes throughout society and then nursing them into full bloom. Bernard Shaw joined the Fabian Society within the first year of its formation (1884). Another recruit at this time was Sidney Webb who, along with Bernard Shaw, dominated the Fabian movement for over 40 years. After Sidney Webbs marriage to the very wealthy Beatrice Potter (Canadian Grand Trunk Railroad fortune) both he and his wife collaborated as a unit in Fabian activities. Shaw contrasted the difference between other radical groups and his own by repeated references to the highly respectable Fabian Society.(6) He illustrates the tactic of being highly respectable as follows: The Fabian Society got rid of its Anarchists and Borrovians, and presented Socialism in the form of a series of parliamentary measures, thus making it possible for an ordinary respectable religious citizen to profess socialism and belong to a Socialist Society without any suspicion of lawlessness, exactly as he might profess himself a Conservative and belong to an ordinary constitutional club.(7) The clever artifice of feigning respectability, while at the same time subverting society for revolutionary purposes, is a Fabian tactic that has had phenomenal success. It gave the Fabians easy entry into government, banks, stock exchanges and universities. This policy of conscious deception allowed Fabian Socialists to have their cake and eat it too. While extremists with a franker policy were barred from ordinary social intercourse the Fabians were welcomed because they had a velvet glove approach accompanied by fine intellectual manners. The Fabians were more realistic than the Marxian socialists. They understood that it is much easier to subvert sons, daughters and wives of the prominent and well-to-do than it is to impress the laboring classes. They also understood, that socialist movements spring from the middle and upper classesand not from the proletariat.(8) Shaw thus describes the social composition of the Fabians: Now the significant thing about the particular Socialist society which I joined was that the members all belonged to the middle class. Indeed its leaders and directors belonged to what is sometimes called the upper middle class: that is, they were either

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professional men like myself (I had escaped from clerkdom into literature) or members of the upper division of the civil service. Several of them have since had distinguished careers without changing their opinions or leaving the Society. To their Conservative and Liberal parents and aunts and uncles fifty years ago it seemed an amazing, shocking, unheard-of thing that they should become Socialists, and also a step bound to make an end of all their chances of success in life. Really it was quite natural and inevitable. Karl Marx was not a poor laborer: he was the highly educated son of a rich Jewish lawyer. His almost equally famous colleague, Friedrich Engels, was a well-to-do employer. It was precisely because they were liberally educated, and brought up to think about how things are done instead of merely drudging at the manual labor of doing them, that these two men, like my colleagues in The Fabian Society (note, please, that we gave our society a name that could have occurred only to classically educated men), were the first to see that Capitalism was reducing their own class to the condition of a proletariat, and that the only chance of securing anything more than a slaves share in the national income for anyone but the biggest capitalists or the cleverest professional or business men lay in a combination of all the proletarians, without distinction of class or country to put an end to capitalism by developing the communistic side of our civilization until communism became the dominant principle in society, and mere owning, profiteering, and genteel idling were disabled and discredited.(9) A fundamental principle of Fabianism is to collect a Brain Trust as an elite class to plan and direct all of society. Shaw pointed it out succinctly: The Fabian Society succeeded because it addressed itself to its own class in order that it might set about doing the necessary brain work of planning Socialist organization for all classes, meanwhile accepting, instead of trying to supersede, the existing political organizations which it intended to permeate with the Socialist conception of human society.(10) The principle of the specialist, the manager, the administrator, according to the Fabians represents an elite which the Fabians say will dominate society. (11) This elite concept attracted elements from the old English nobility who had been stripped of their former elite standing. Aristocratic elements began to crop up in the Fabian Society reflecting subconscious, and sometime conscious, attempts to recoup their old power via the socialist road

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(examples: Betrand Russell, the third Earl Russell, Percy DEvelyn Marks, Lord Kimberly, etc.)(12) The policy of hiding behind the skirts of respectability did not, however, prevent the Fabians from consorting with and helping their more violent brethren in the socialist movement. In fact, the Fabians aided and abetted Russian Bolsheviks long before the revolution in 1917. In 1907, the Fabians played host to Lenin and his Bolshevik followers while they were holding a revolutionary conference in London. Alan Moorehead in his The Russian Revolutionwrites: In the usual way the conference got off to a slow and ragged start. The delegates assembled first in Copenhagen, but were soon ousted by the police and eventually straggled across to London. Here Ramsay MacDonald, the British socialist leader, (Fabian ed.) was of some help to them; he managed to obtain the use of the Brotherhood Church in Whitechapel in the east end of London. It belonged to a severe religious sect known as the Christian Socialists, and the agreement was that the Russians should hold their meetings in this odd place for a period of three days. Three weeks later the Christian Socialists were still pleading with their guests to leave the building just long enough for them to get in for their Sunday prayer meeting. Gorky meanwhile kept some of the more needy delegates going by raising funds from his English friends; he had one sum of 3,000 pounds from a wealthy soap manufacturer.(13) George Lansbury (a leading Fabian and member of Parliament for the Labour Party for ten years), described the Fabian efforts to aid the Bolsheviks in the same 1907 London conference and identified the soap manufacturer as Joseph Fels, an American industrialist and head of the huge Fels Naphtha enterprises in the United States. Fels, as a member of the Fabian Society, was a well-known financial angel of revolutionary groups. Both Lenin and Trotsky, who headed this Bolshevik conference, later showed their gratitude by repaying the loan officially through the Soviet government in 1921.(14) The connection between Fabianism and Lenin harks back to the early days of the Fabian Society (1897) when Lenin translated Sidney Webbs Fabian publication History of Trade Unionism. Margaret Cole writes: . . . the name of Webb had an almost mystical prestige in the Russian Communist Party, since it was their History of Trade Unionism which Lenin had read and translated during his exile and which he had recommended to all Party members.(15) Bolsheviks were considered comrades by the Fabians. George Lansbury wrote that:

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It is, of course, true that none of our Russian comrades from Lenin onwards really understands the mentality of British trade unionists, but I believe Lenin knew enough to know that in Britain we can be persuaded but cannot be forced into any course of action of which we disapprove . . . Russia, Britain and the world need thousands more like him (Lenin ed.) if Socialism is ever to become into its own.(16) One of the tremendous accomplishments of the Fabian Society was the creation of the British Labour Party. The Fabians had permeated the Liberal and Conservative parties. However, the maneuvers to use these parties for implementing the Fabian Socialist program met many obstacles. The main concentration had been in the Liberal Party. Fabians held key positions in the Liberal Party but after the formation of the Labour Party their main tactic was to destroy the Liberal Partys effectiveness. Bela Hubbard in his Political and Economic Structures writes: Starting out with a mere handful, the British Fabian Society prospered and grew. By 1930, it had attained a membership of more than fifteen hundred. Its purpose, announced in 1883 and never subsequently modified, was the conversion of the British economy from a capitalist to a socialist structure. Among its accomplishments were the infiltration, corruption, and final destruction of Englands great Liberal party. While a futile and unrecognizable remnant of the Liberal party remains today, the party has been effectively destroyed. In its place has arisen the so-called Labor party actually a socialist party, created and guided to its present power by this small group of intellectuals, the Fabian Society.(17) Fabian leader Margaret Cole writes: The modern Labour Party was born at its Nottingham Conference in January 1918, and Sidney Webb, with Henderson, was the architect of its constitution and the framer of its first political programme.(18) The Labour Party policies have since been continuously determined by the Fabian Society. In this matter a small elite exerts a power that controls the remnants of the British Empire. The Fabian Society was international in content. It recruited members from France, Italy, Austria, Germany, India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.(19) As will be shown subsequently, Fabian influence in the United States has been tremendous. The Fabian Society regularly sent delegates to meetings of the Second (socialist) International. Fabians were represented at various

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international conclaves which were dominated by such revolutionaries as Friedrich Engels (Karl Marxs alter ego), Lenin and Trotsky. Fabians were pioneers in projecting the concept of the League of Nations even before World War I.(20) Fabians have continuously held prominent positions in the International Labour Organization (I.L.O.) since the organization of that body by the League of Nations.(21) Sister McCarran reports: After 1919, through the date span of this study there was always a Fabian in the person of Stephen Sanders, C. Delisle Burns, or Philip Noel-Baker in the International Labor Organization or in the League of Nations secretariat at Geneva. (22) She also writes that: Shaw developed principles later embodied in the League Mandates and the United Nations Trusteeships. (23) The influence of Fabianism in setting up the structure of the United Nations, UNESCO, etc. is so extensive that it would require a separate study to develop the subject properly. The sinister deviousness of the Fabian technique is almost unbelievable. Basic Fabian operating characteristics are: (1). A cover of respectability and good manners as a means of gaining entry into all social activities, while avoiding use of the label socialism, promoting socialism continuously by coloring such activities with new terms so as to attain socialism by stealth.(24) Through schools, forums, deceptive fronts and infiltrated universities (Oxford and Cambridge in England, and Harvard in the United States, are notable examples) the Fabians create both conscious and unconscious socialists. The father of Fabianism, Sidney Webb, even before the turn of the century (1889) described the technique of creating large numbers oflatent socialists who give a socialist tone of thought to whatever field they touch: The difficulty in describing the English socialist organization is their constant fluidity. Their programmes and principles remain, and even their leaders, but their active membership is continually changing. A steady stream of persons influenced by socialist doctrines passes into them, but after a time most of these cease to attend meetings, the subjects of which have become familiar, and gradually discontinue their subscriptions. These persons are not lost to the movement: they retain their socialist tone of thought, and give effect to it in their trades unions, their clubs and their political associations. But they often cease to belong to any distinctly socialist organization, where they are placed by newer converts.(25)

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(2). The Fabians early developed the propaganda technique of shouting down as reactionary, anti-democratic, and dictatorial those who own and operate private enterprises while at the same time these same Fabians conspire to impose a one party dictatorial control over society operated by an elite of specialists, managers, and socialist politicans. (3). Fabians, like all socialists, claim to represent a progressive form of society whereas they are actually a throw back to ancient tyranny which dates back: . . . to prehistoric times, and practiced today by savage tribes as yet practically untouched by civilization. The truth of this statement can be demonstrated both by reference to historical records and by direct observations. This is known to students of the subject, yet practically unknown to the general public. Viewing this modern socialism in its historical perspective, it appears to represent, in the domain of social psychology, an example of what the biologists refer to as atavism, in the field of heredity. It is a mental throwback to the Stone Age.(26) (4). The Fabians, along with the entire Marxist movement, have been perpetrating a gigantic propaganda hoax against the world, the illusion that socialism is a science. Not only the outside public but the rank and file of the socialist movement have been victims of this deception. For years some economists and social thinkers have been pointing out that in spite of socialists criticisms of the capitalist system they have carefully avoided presenting a detailed outline of the kind of system they intend to install in the place of free enterprise. To this day socialists have not published an exhaustive economic theory of the socialist system. Neither Marx nor any of his followers produced such a work. The Fabians, under the leadership of such economists as Sidney Webb, J.A. Hobson, Alfred Marshall, A.C. Pigou and John Maynard Keynes have dissected, analyzed, charted and evaluated statistically (with their own particular slant) every facet of private enterprise. They insist that society inevitably leads to socialism as a replacement of our present economic and political systems. Even the Soviet Union and its satellites with their forty-year experience in socialism have not produced one single work outlining a definitive economic theory of socialism. It remained for Ludwig Von Mises, an economist advocating private enterprise, to goad the left-wing into taking public notice of the incredible lack of a socialist economic theory. Oskar Lange, a communist who posed as a reform socialist, tried his hand at formulating such a theory.(27) To keep up the pretense of scholastic objectivity Lange even criticized (mildly) some of Karl Marxs observations.

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In his work On the Economic Theory of Socialism, Langes opening paragraph declared: Socialists have certainly good reason to be grateful to Professor Mises, the greatadvocatus diaboli of their cause. For it was his powerful challenge that forced the socialists to recognize the importance of an adequate system of economic accounting to guide the allocation of resources in a socialist economy. Even more, it was chiefly due to Professor Mises challenge that many socialists became aware of the very existence of such a problem. And although Professor Mises was not the first to raise it, and although not all socialists were as completely unaware of the problem as is frequently held, it is true, nevertheless, that, particularly on the European Continent (outside of Italy), the merit of having caused the socialists to approach this problem systematically belong entirely to Professor Mises.(28) Langes claim to have published, at long last, an economic theory of socialism is slightly ridiculous in face of the fact that the entire presentation is only pamphlet size (85 pages) and is buttressed by a contribution on Guidance of Production In A Socialist State by the economist Fred M. Taylor consisting of 13 pages. An examination of this thin volume shows that it is an obvious attempt to beg the question. The failure of socialist and communist leaders to publish an economic theory of socialism cannot, however, be ascribed to mere oversight. A comprehensive work outlining the economic functions of socialism would give away the real plot. For over a hundred years socialists of all stripes have been denouncing capitalist tyranny and have been assuming the role of champions of freedom, democracy and a better life. A definitive work on socialist economic theory would expose the falsity of such premises. Such a work would have to outline the restrictions, compulsions and oppressions of the people required to make socialist planning possible. The fact that the socialist form must be a closed, stationary system operated by a rigid control apparatus could not be divulged too publicly because of propaganda considerations. Incentives, which are responsible for fundamental technological improvements, would continually upset national planned balances. Incentives mean rewards. Such rewards would set up a separate class which would constitute a threat to the political bureaucrats who intend to run the socialist state. Top socialist leaders have known for years that the only feasible society that they could operate would be one under a closed economy hostile to drastic and sudden technological changes. Fabian socialist economists like Sidney Webb, R.H. Tawney and Harold Laski have assiduously avoided dealing with the economic forms

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under socialism for fear of disgusting their followers. Benjamin E. Lippincott, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota, reflects the puzzlement of many observers when he writes: If Marxist economists are largely responsible for failing to show how the every day economics of socialism might be worked out in practice, socialist writers other than economists must share some of the responsibility. Writers on history, sociology, and political science like the Webbs, Tawney, and Laski have done admirable work in constructing institutions for a socialist state, but they have not pressed for an inquiry into the economics of such a state, even though the economics might vitally affect what they have constructed. They have not sufficiently considered the economic conditions that must be satisfied if a socialist state is to equal or to improve upon the standard of life provided by capitalism. Nor have they given adequate attention, from the technical point of view, to the economic advantages and disadvantages of socialism as compared with capitalism.(29) (5). Fabian Socialist overall aims are international and imperialist in character. Starting in England as home base they have extended their permeation, influence and control to the entire British Empire. Fabian branches in numerous parts of the world have expanded their power to fantastic proportions. There have been Labour socialist governments in Australia and New Zealand as well as in England itself. These were founded and led by members of the Fabian Society. India is pursuing a socialist course set by the precedent of Fabian trained Jawaharlal Nehru and Krishna Menon. Intervention by British and American Fabians in the affairs of the United States has decided major policies and has largely molded the course of government control of the economic life of the United States. (A more detailed account of this process is dealt with in the next chapter.) The injection of Fabian socialist influence into the United Nations, UNESCO and the International Monetary Fund is so extensive that it would require a separate study. Early Bolshevik connections with the Fabian socialists, as noted previously, inevitably allured the Fabian mind. Bernard Shaw and Beatrice and Sidney Webb, founders and leaders of Fabianism, became disillusioned with the principle of gradualness of reform socialism. (30)Fabian leader Margaret Cole reports: Bernard Shaw who had visited Russia during the summer of 1931 in company with Lady Astor and others, came home bubbling with excitement and delivered a lyrical address to the members of the Fabian Summer School, (31) The Webbs went to the Soviet Union in 1931. Margaret Cole writes:

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The Webbs, however, were visitors of a very special kind. In the first place, they were people of a very much higher calibre and standing than the majority of the flock of tourists; to convince them of the rightness of the Soviet system would be well worth while. The Webbs were royally entertained and adulated, according to Mrs. Cole: They were met and welcomed by representatives of the Soviet Foreign Office, the consumers cooperatives, and the Soviet of Leningrad. Sidney commented: We seem to be a new type of royalty.(32) Actually, the above account by Margaret Cole is misleading. The Webbs were already thoroughly wedded to the Kremlin and apparently they were assigned the task by the Russian Foreign Office of perpetrating a huge deception on the unsuspecting Free World. For upon their return the Webbs issued a two-volume work entitled Soviet CommunismA New Civilization. This presumably was written as an unbiased Fabian view. However, on April 7th, 1952, Igor Bogolepov appearing before the United States Senate sub-committee on Internal Security, as a former high official of the Soviet Foreign Office, testified as follows: MR. MORRIS. Through the Foreign Office you had people in other countries write books favorable to the Soviet point of view. MR. BOGOLEPOV. One British and one American. You certainly remember the British labor leaders, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, very reasonable people. They visited the Soviet Union in about 1935 or 1936, and the result of their visit was a twovolume work, Soviet Communism and New Civilization. MR. MORRIS. That is, after the Webbs got back to England, having been in Soviet Russia MR. BOGOLEPOV. Yes. MR. MORRIS. They wrote a two-volume work on Russia or the Soviet? MR. BOGOLEPOV. That is right. SENATOR FERGUSON. Now give us an example of Americans. MR. BOGOLEPOV. I didnt finish it yet. SENATOR FERGUSON. Pardon me. Go ahead. MR. BOGOLEPOV. The materials for this book actually were given by the Soviet Foreign Office. SENATOR FERGUSON. Given to the Webbs. MR. BOGOLEPOV. Yes. They had only to remake a little bit for English text, a little bit criticizing, but in its general trend the

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bulk of the material was prepared for them in the Soviet Foreign Office. SENATOR FERGUSON. In the Soviet Foreign Office. MR. BOGOLEPOV. In the Soviet Foreign Office, and I participated myself in part of this work. SENATOR FERGUSON. So you were really preparing it under the Soviet, giving it to the Webbs so they might write it in English so it could be distributed in English. MR. BOGOLEPOV. Thats right; yes.(33) This testimony brought cries of lies and fraud from liberal intellectuals. However, 16 years after Bogolepovs testimony, the niece of Beatrice Webb reported that every page of Soviet Communism was checked for errors by the Soviet Embassy. Among those involved in this impartial and scientific account was the Soviet press secretary, the chief of the Soviet Trade Mission and the Soviet Ambassador to England.* Thus, even the Webbs slight emendations of an original Soviet manuscript were carefully refurbished to meet the strict Soviet party line. The book Soviet Communism was distributed in huge numbers by bookshops throughout the world. It was falsely presented as a work written by respectable and solid British citizens merely recording honest observations. Such deception is typical of Fabian methods. Today the British Fabian pronouncement in favor of recognition of Red China and the demand that the United States stop atomic testing, are a logical extension of the traditional Fabian Socialist sympathy with Kremlin policy. Fabians who claim that they advocate only peaceable socialist objectives are given the lie by their frequent defense of Stalins bloody mass murders. On the last page of Intelligent Womans Guide to Socialism, Bernard Shaw declares: I also made it quite clear that Socialism means equality of income or nothing, and that under Socialism you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you like it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live you would have to live well.(34) Apparently the basic difference between Bolshevik and Fabian totalitarianism is that under Fabianism, opponents of socialism would be executed in an amiable manner.

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1 Sister M. Margaret Patricia McCarran, Ph.D., Fabianism In the Political Life of Britain, 1919-1931,Heritage Foundation, 74 East Wacker Drive, Chicago I, Ill. pp. 3-4. Sister McCarrans book is a monumental research on the Fabian Society during its most fruitful period. It is indispensable as a reference authority on this question. In this study hundreds of items were checked for correctness and in every case the figures, quotations and references in this work were found to be completely accurate. It is an indispensable work for all students and researchers on the subject. 2 Fabius, Fabian Society, Hannibal, Columbia Encyclopedia, Second Edition, Columbia University Press, 1950. 3 Fabianism In The Political Life of Britain, p. 4 4 Fabian Society, Columbia Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed. 5 Margaret Cole, Beatrice Webb, Harcourt Brace, N. Y., 1946, p. 49. 6 Bernard Shaw, Intelligent Womans Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, Brentanos, N.Y., 1928, p. 94. 7 Ibid., p. 220. 8 Sidney Webb, in his Socialism in England, 1889, pp. 26-27, wrote: The Fabian Society occupies a different sphere as a Socialist Society from that of the two larger bodies. It was founded in 1883 as an educational and propagandist centre, and includes members of all the other organizations, with a number of active workers chiefly of the middle class, and literary proletariat. It furnishes lecturers in considerable number to all meetings where Socialism, in any guise whatsoever, can possibly be introduced, and its own fortnightly discussions have been useful in formulating and adapting socialist principles in relation to actual contemporary conditions. Two of its members were recently elected on the London School Board. The Society exercises a considerable influence, more real than apparent, by the personal participation of its members in nearly all reform movements, as well as by their work at the Universities and in the fields of journalism and the teaching of Political Economy. It is not, however, a numerous body, and makes no attempt to increase its numbers beyond a convenient limit. 9 Intelligent Womans Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, p. 185. 10 Ibid., p. 186. 11 G.D.H. Cole, a leader of British Guild Socialism in 1919 (later a Fabian leader), was horrified over the Fabian concept of expert manipulator as the coming elite. L.L. Price, Economic Journal, June 1919, No. 114, Vol. XXIX, p. 189, wrote:

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For that stout believer (S. Webb ed.) in the necessity and advantage of a trained, informed bureaucracy, vested with full authority to direct our every movement and supply all needs, is admonished by Mr. Cole because in one of his most recent comprehensive hand-books of final instructionthat on The Works Manager Todayhe believes and assumes that manipulation of men is a science to be learnt and controlled by the expert manipulator. 12 Fabianism in the Political Life of Britain, p. 464. 13 Alan Moorehead, Russian Revolution, Harper, N. Y., 1958, p. 81. 14 George Lansbury, My Life, London, 1928, p. 246. (Lansbury lectured on socialism at Harvard University in 1913, Ibid., p. 106.) 15 Beatrice Webb, p. 193. 16 My Life, p. 247. An example of the connection between Lenin and the Fabians is the fact that Lenins Imperialism(International Publishers), was largely based on J.A. Hobsons Imperialism (1902). J.A. Hobson was a prominent leader of the Fabian Society. (Facts on Communism, vol. 1, Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, December, 1959, p. 43, Also Fabian News, September, 1893, p. 30.) 17 Bela Hubbard, Political and Economic Structures, Caxton Printers, Caldwell, Idaho, 1956, p. 111. Mr. Hubbard, a retired geologist, has written a most lucid account of the twisting of economic theories by political ideology in recent world history. A frank exposition of the Fabian permeation of the Liberal Party (as well as other parties) was printed in the Fabian Essays in Socialism, 1889, p. 215. This permeation of the Radical Left, undoubted fact though it is of present day politics, is worth a little further attention; for there are two possible and tenable views as to its final outcome. One is that it will end in the slow absorption of the Socialist in the Liberal Party, and that by the action of this sponge-like organism the whole of the Rent and Interest will pass into collective control without there ever having been a party definitely and openly pledged to that end. According to this theory there will come a time, and that shortly, when the avowed Socialists and the much socialized Radicals will be strong enough to hold the balance in many constituencies, and sufficiently powerful in all to drive the advanced candidate many pegs further than his own inclination would take him. Then, either by abstention or by actual support of the reactionary champion at elections, they will be able to

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threaten the Liberals with certain defeat. The Liberals, being traditionally squeezable folk (like all absorbent bodies), will thus be forced to make concessions and to offer compromises; and will either adopt a certain minimum number of the Socialistic proposals, or allow to Socialists a share in the representation itself. Such concessions and compromises will grow in number and importance with each successive appeal to the electorate, until at last the game is won. 18 Beatrice Webb, p. 152. 19 The Fabian News from 1892 to the present is studded with members from countries all over the world. The United States leads in the number of foreign Fabian applications. 20 Leonard S. Woolf, International Government, N.Y., Brentanos, 1916, quoted in Fabianism In The Political Life of Britain, by Sister McCarran, pp. 32-33. Sister McCarran observes: The plan in Woolfs book bears comparison with Wilsons League of Nations and with the present United Nations organization. Possibly it has a greater likeness to the latter. L.S. Woolf is a veteran leader of the Fabian Society and was a lifelong colleague of J.M. Keynes. 21 William L. McGrath, President of the Williamson Heater Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, The Communist Issue in the 38th International Labor Conference of the International Labor Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, June, 1955 (mimeographed), p. 2. Mr. McGrath has made an exhaustive study of the I.L.O. as a delegate to that body for a number of years. The following are some of his observations: The I.L.O. originated with the League of Nations, continued in existence after the abandonment of the League, and is now an agency of the United Nations. It is therefore an international body having an official standing with Governments the world over, including our own. In its earlier years the I.L.O. devoted its efforts to matters dealing directly with Labor, and did excellent constructive work. Its objective was that on endeavoring to raise living standards of employees all over the world; helping to get the workers better working conditions, fuller recognition of their rights, etc. However, as State Socialism came into the ascendancy in Europe and the concept of the Planned Economy and the Welfare State gained broad political acceptance, the I.L.O. stepped beyond the field of labor proper, into the field of

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government itself; and under the pretext of helping the working man, has put forward a whole series of proposals, in the form of conventions and recommendations, which, if adopted by member countries, might of necessity force their Governments into a socialistic mold. 22 Fabianism In The Political Life of Britain, p. 33. 23 Ibid., p. 23n. 24 Fabian News, London, June, 1892, p. 19, Local societies are requested to note that it is not desirable to make any change in the name by the addition of the word Socialist to Fabian. 25 Sidney Webb, Socialism In England, London, 1889, pp. 20-21. 26 Bela Hubbard, Political And Economic Structures, pp. 116-117. 27 Oskar Lange is a classic example of how a Kremlin agent can operate in Fabian socialist circles and capitalize personally on the cloak of respectability such an affiliation gives him. A chronological account of his career includes: student London (Eng.) School of Economics, 1929; traveling fellow, U.S. Rockefeller Foundation, 1934-36; lecturer on economics, University of Michigan, 1936; lecturer on economics, University of California, 1936-38; Professor of economics, University of Chicago, 1939-43; (referenceWhos Who in America, 1948-49). Lange, with his background as graduate of the London School of Economics, had no difficulty in passing himself off as a Fabian socialist. (The London School of Economics was founded by Sidney Webb, head of the Fabian Society.) While in the United States, Professor Lange accumulated a record of activity in a score of Communist fronts. Attempts to expose him were shouted down by liberals and leftists as red baiting and witch hunting. Langes Fabian comrades supported him unstintingly and used his books and articles as authoritative sources to prove left-wing claims. (Lange invokes as his authorities such fellow Fabians or Socialists as J.M. Keynes, G.D.H. Cole, Bertrand Russell and A.C. Pigou in his On the Economic Theory of Socialism.) Langes disguise as a mild socialist was so well performed that he even attacked the Leninist doctrine of world revolution. He wrote: I have not the slightest illusion about the Soviet Union being a Socialist state . . . The Modern Quarterly, Summer 1940, p. 20. With the invasion of Poland by Soviet armies and the installation of the communist government in that country, Oskar Lange suddenly blossomed out as Ambassador from red Poland to the United States. In Congressional testimony the charge was made that Lange, while Ambassador, had clandestine meetings with Gregory Silvermaster, head of a Soviet espionage cell in Washington, D.C. Web of Subversion, by James Burnham, p. 184. Lange is still invoked as an authority on

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economic matters and his booklet, On the Economic Theory of Socialism, is required reading at Harvards economic department today. (Spring term 1959-60.) History of Economic Analysis, J.A. Schumpeter, p. 986. As we know, Marx himself had not attempted to describe the modus operandi of the centralist socialism which he envisaged for the future. His theory is an analysis of the capitalist economy that is no doubt geared to the idea that this economy, by means of the inevitable breakdown and of the dictatorship of the proletariat resulting from this breakdown, will give birth to the socialist economy; but there is a full stop after this and no theory of the socialist economy that deserves the name follows. Most of his disciples, as we also know, evaded the problem instead of meeting it. . . . 28 Oskar Lange, et al., On the Economic Theory of Socialism, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1956, p. 57. 29 Benjamin C. Lippincott, introduction to On the Economic Theory of Socialism, p. 4. 30 Margaret Cole, Beatrice Webb, p. 190. 31 Ibid., p. 191. 32 Ibid., pp. 193-194. 33 Sub-Committee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and other Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary, Chairman, Senator Pat McCarran; (Institute of Pacific Relations Hearing, Part 13, April 1952, p. 4509). An interesting corollary to this question was the fact that the Communist publishing firm, Workers Library Publishers, advertised the Webb book, Soviet Communism, as a free bonus along with a subscription to the Soviet magazines, The Communist International and The International Press Correspondence (Inprecorr). It was also offered as a free bonus with the magazine, The Communist.Reference, an advertisement in the Communist magazine, New Masses, May 18, 1937, p. 27). * Kitty Muggeridge and Ruth Adam, Beatrice WebbA Life, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, pp. 241-2. 34 Intelligent Womans Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, p. 470.

FABIAN SOCIETY
Fabian Society, British socialist society. An outgrowth of the Fellowship of the New Life (founded 1883 under the influence of Thomas Davidson), the society was developed the following year

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by Frank Podmore and Edward Pease. George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb joined soon after this and became its outstanding exponents. The group achieved recognition with the publication of Fabian Essays (1889), with contributions by Shaw, Webb, Annie Besant, and Graham Wallas. The Fabians were opposed to the revolutionary theory of Marxism, holding that social reforms and socialistic "permeation" of existing political institutions would bring about the natural development of socialism. Repudiating the necessity of violent class struggle, they took little notice of trade unionism and other labor movements until Beatrice Potter (who later married Sidney Webb) joined the group. They subsequently helped create (1900) the unified Labour Representation Committee, which evolved into the Labour party. The Labour party adopted their main tenets, and the Fabian Society remains as an affiliated research and publicity agency. Socialist society founded in 188384 in London, to establish a democratic socialist state in Britain. The name derived from Fabius Maximus Cunctator, whose elusive tactics in avoiding pitched battles led to victory over stronger forces. Fabians believed in evolutionary socialism rather than revolution, and used public meetings and lectures, research, and publishing to educate the public. Important early members includedGeorge Bernard Shaw and Sidney and Beatrice Webb. They helped organize a separate party that became the Labour Party in 1906, and many Labour members of Parliament have been Fabians. Fabian Society a reformist organization in Great Britain, founded in 1884. The societys members were drawn primarily from the bourgeois intelligentsia, such as G. B. Shaw, S. Webb, B. Webb, and H. G. Wells. The societys organizers took their name from Fabius Maximus Cunctator (the Delayer), who was known for his cautious, delaying tactics in fighting Hannibal. Although they considered socialism the inevitable result of economic development, the Fabians regarded that development as evolutionary and rejected revolutionary change. They opposed the class struggle of the proletariat and the creation of an independent proletarian political party. V. I. Lenin characterized Fabianism as the trend of extreme opportunism ( Poln. sobr. soch., 5th ed., vol. 16, p. 338). The widespread demand among the British working class for an independent workers policy resulted in the Fabians endorsing the creation of the Independent Labour Party in 1893. The Fabians supported the Labour Party (created in 1900, but known as the Labour Representation Committee until 1906) and were

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affiliated with it, but retained their own organization. To the present day the Fabian Society has formed the ideological center of the Labour Party, elaborating the programmatic and tactical principles of Labourism. Many prominent leaders of the Labour Party have come from the Fabian Society. REFERENCES Vinogradov, V. N. Uistokov leiboristskoi partii. Moscow, 1965. Kertfnan, L. E. Rabochee dvizhenie v Anglii i borba dvukh tendentsii v Leiboristskoi partii (19001914). Perm, 1957. Cole, M. The Story of Fabian Socialism. London, 1961. Pease, E. R. The History of the Fabian Society, 2nd ed. London, 1925.

from WIKIPEDIA
The Fabian Society is a British socialist organization whose purpose is to advance the principles of socialism via gradualist and reformist, rather than revolutionary, means.[1] [2] It is best known for its initial ground-breaking work beginning late in the 19th century and continuing up to World War I. The society laid many of the foundations of the Labour Party and subsequently affected the policies of states emerging from the decolonisation of theBritish Empire, especially India. Today, the society functions primarily as a think tank and is one of 15 socialist societies affiliated with the Labour Party. Similar societies exist in Australia (the Australian Fabian Society), Canada (the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation and the now disbanded League for Social Reconstruction) and in New Zealand. Organisational history Establishment Blue plaque at 17 Osnaburgh St, where the Society was founded in 1884. Fabian Society was named after "Fabius the Delayer" at the suggestion of Frank Podmore, above.

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Tortoise is the symbol of Fabian Society, representing its goal of gradual expansion of socialism.[1] The Fabian Society was founded on 4 January 1884 in London as an offshoot of a society founded in 1883 called The Fellowship of the New Life.[3]Fellowship members included poets Edward Carpenter and John Davidson, sexologist Havelock Ellis and the future Fabian secretary Edward R. Pease. They wanted to transform society by setting an example of clean simplified living for others to follow, but when some members also wanted to become politically involved to aid society's transformation, it was decided that a separate society, the Fabian Society, also be set up. All members were free to attend both societies. The Fabian Society additionally advocated renewal of Western European Renaissance ideas and their promulgation throughout the rest of the world. The Fellowship of the New Life was dissolved in 1899, [4] but the Fabian Society grew to become the pre-eminent academic society in the United Kingdom in the Edwardian era, typified by the members of its vanguardCoefficients club. Public meetings of the Society were for many years held at Essex Hall, a popular location just off the Strand in central London.[5] The Fabian Society, which favoured gradual change rather than revolutionary change, was named at the suggestion of Frank Podmore in honour of the Roman general Fabius Maximus (nicknamed "Cunctator", meaning "the Delayer"). His Fabian strategy advocated tactics of harassment and attrition rather than head-on battles against the Carthaginian army under the renowned general Hannibal. An explanatory note appearing on the title page of the group's first pamphlet declared: "For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did most patiently, when warring against Hannibal, though many censured his delays; but when the time comes you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or your waiting will be in vain, and fruitless."[6] Organisational growth Immediately upon its inception, the Fabian Society began attracting many prominent contemporary figures drawn to its socialist cause, including George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Annie Besant, Graham Wallas, Charles Marson, Hubert Bland, Edith Nesbit, Sydney Olivier, Oliver Lodge, Leonard Woolf andVirginia Woolf, Ramsay MacDonald and Emmeline Pankhurst. Even Bertrand Russell briefly became a member, but

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resigned after he expressed his belief that the Society's principle of entente (in this case, between countries allying themselves against Germany) could lead to war. At the core of the Fabian Society were Sidney and Beatrice Webb. Together, they wrote numerous studies[7] of industrial Britain, including alternative co-operative economics that applied to ownership of capital as well as land. Many Fabians participated in the formation of the Labour Party in 1900 and the group's constitution, written by Sidney Webb, borrowed heavily from the founding documents of the Fabian Society. At the Labour Party Foundation Conference in 1900, the Fabian Society claimed 861 members and sent one delegate. The years 1903 to 1908 saw a growth in popular interest in the socialist idea in Great Britain and the Fabian Society grew accordingly, tripling its membership to nearly 2500 by the end of the period, half of whom were located in London.[8] In 1912 a student section was organised called the University Socialist Federation(USF) and by the outbreak of World War I this contingent counted its own membership of more than 500.[8] Early Fabian views The first Fabian Society pamphlets[9] advocating tenets of social justice coincided with the zeitgeist of Liberal reforms during the early 1900s. The Fabian proposals however were considerably more progressive than those that were enacted in the Liberal reform legislation. The Fabians lobbied for the introduction of a minimum wage in 1906, for the creation of a universal health care system in 1911 and for the abolition of hereditary peerages in 1917.[10] Fabian socialists were in favour of reforming Britain's imperialist foreign policy as a conduit for internationalist reform and a welfare state modelled on theBismarckian German model; they criticised Gladstonian liberalism both for its individualism at home and its internationalism abroad. They favoured a nationalminimum wage in order to stop British industries compensating for their inefficiency by lowering wages instead of investing in capital equipment; slum clearances and a health service in order for "the breeding of even a moderately Imperial race" which would be more productive and better militarily than the "stunted, anaemic, demoralised denizens...of our great cities"; and a national education system because "it is in the classrooms...that the future battles of the Empire for commercial prosperity are already being lost".[11]

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In 1900 the Society produced Fabianism and the Empire, the first statement of its views on foreign affairs, drafted by Bernard Shaw and incorporating the suggestions of 150 Fabian members. It was directed against the liberal individualism of those such as John Morley and Sir William Harcourt.[12] It claimed that the classical liberal political economy was outdated, and that imperialism was the new stage of the international polity. The question was whether Britain would be the centre of a world empire or whether it would lose its colonies and end up as just two islands in the North Atlantic. It expressed support for Britain in theBoer War because small nations, such as the Boers, were anachronisms in the age of empires.[12] In order to hold onto the Empire, the British needed to fully exploit the trade opportunities secured by war; maintain the British armed forces in a high state of readiness to defend the Empire; the creation of a citizen army to replace the professional army; the Factory Acts would be amended to extend to 21 the age for half-time employment, so that the thirty hours gained would be used in "a combination of physical exercises, technical education, education in civil citizenship...and field training in the use of modern weapons".[13] The Fabians also favoured the nationalisation of land rent, believing that rents collected by landowners were unearned, an idea which drew heavily from the work of American economist Henry George. Second generation In the period between the two World Wars, the "Second Generation" Fabians, including the writers R. H. Tawney, G. D. H. Cole and Harold Laski, continued to be a major influence on social-democratic thought. It was at this time that many of the future leaders of the Third World were exposed to Fabian thought, most notably India'sJawaharlal Nehru, who subsequently framed economic policy for India on Fabian socialism lines. After independence from Britain, Nehrus Fabian ideas committed India to an economy in which the state owned, operated and controlled means of production, in particular key heavy industrial sectors such as steel, telecommunications, transportation, electricity generation, mining and real estate development. Private activity, property rights and entrepreneurship were discouraged or regulated through permits, nationalization of economic activity and high taxes were encouraged, rationing, control of individual choices and Mahalanobis model considered by Nehru as a means

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to implement the Fabian Society version of socialism. [15][16][17] In addition to Nehru, several pre-independence leaders in colonial India such as Annie Besant - Nehru's mentor and later a president of Indian National Congress - were members of the Fabian Society.[18] Obafemi Awolowo, who later became the premier of Nigeria's defunct Western Region was also a Fabian member in the late 1940s. It was the Fabian ideology that Awolowo used to run the Western Region but was prevented from using it on a national level in Nigeria. It is less known that the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was an avid member of the Fabian Society in the early 1930s. Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore, stated in his memoirs that his initial political philosophy was strongly influenced by the Fabian Society. However, he later altered his views, considering the Fabian ideal of socialism as impractical.[19] In 1993, Lee said: "They (Fabian Socialists) were going to create a just society for the British workers - the beginning of a welfare state, cheap council housing, free medicine and dental treatment, free spectacles, generous unemployment benefits. Of course, for students from the colonies, like Singapore and Malaya, it was a great attraction as the alternative to communism. We did not see until the 1970s that that was the beginning of big problems contributing to the inevitable decline of the British economy." Lee Kuan Yew interview with Lianhe Zaobao[19] In the Middle East, the theories of Fabian Society intellectual movement of early-20th-century Britain inspired the Ba'athist vision. The Middle East adaptation of Fabian socialism led the state to control big industry, transport, banks, internal and external trade. The state would direct the course of economic development, with the ultimate aim to provide a guaranteed minimum standard of living for all.[20] Michel Aflaq, widely considered as the founder of the Ba'athist movement, was a Fabian socialist. Aflaq's ideas, with those of Salah al-Din al-Bitar and Zaki al-Arsuzi, came to fruition in the Arab world in the form of dictatorial regimes in Iraq and Syria.[21] Salmah Ms of Egypt, another prominent champion of Arab Socialism, was a keen adherent of Fabian Society, and a member since 1909.[22] Among many current and former Fabian academics are the late political scientist Bernard Crick, the late economists Thomas Balogh and Nicholas Kaldor and the sociologist Peter Townsend. Contemporary Fabianism

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Through the course of the 20th century the group has always been influential in Labour Party circles, with members including Ramsay MacDonald, Clement Attlee, Anthony Crosland, Richard Crossman, Tony Benn, Harold Wilson and more recently Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Gordon Marsden and Ed Balls. The late Ben Pimlott served as its Chairman in the 1990s. (A Pimlott Prize for Political Writing was organised in his memory by the Fabian Society and The Guardian in 2005 and continues annually). The Society is affiliated to the Party as a socialist society. In recent years the Young Fabian group, founded in 1960, has become an important networking and discussion organisation for younger (under 31) Labour Party activists and played a role in the 1994 election ofTony Blair as Labour Leader. Today there is also an active Fabian Women's Network and Scottish and Welsh Fabian groups. On 21 April 2009 the Society's website stated that it had 6,286 members: "Fabian national membership now stands at a 35 year high: it is over 20% higher than when the Labour Party came to office in May 1997. It is now double what it was when Clement Attlee left office in 1951." The latest edition of the Dictionary of National Biography (a reference work listing details of famous or significant Britons throughout history) includes 174 Fabians. Four Fabians, Beatrice andSidney Webb, Graham Wallas and George Bernard Shaw founded the London School of Economics with the money left to the Fabian Society by Henry Hutchinson. Supposedly the decision was made at a breakfast party on 4 August 1894. The founders are depicted in the Fabian Window[23] designed by George Bernard Shaw. The window was stolen in 1978 and reappeared at Sotheby's in 2005. It was restored to display in the Shaw Library at the London School of Economics in 2006 at a ceremony over which Tony Blair presided.
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Young Fabians Members aged under 31 years of age are also members of the Young Fabians. This group has its own elected Chair and executive and organises conferences and events. It also publishes the quarterly magazine Anticipations. The Scottish Young Fabians, a Scottish branch of the group, reformed in 2005. Influence on Labour government

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With the advent of a Labour Party government in 1997, the Fabian Society has been a forum for New Labour ideas and for critical approaches from across the party. The most significant Fabian contribution to Labour's policy agenda in government was Ed Balls' 1992 pamphlet, advocating Bank of England independence. Balls had been a Financial Times journalist when he wrote this Fabian pamphlet, before going to work for Gordon Brown. BBC Business Editor Robert Peston, in his book Brown's Britain, calls this an "essential tract" and concludes that Balls "deserves as much credit probably more than anyone else for the creation of the modern Bank of England";[25] William Keegan offers a similar analysis of Balls' Fabian pamphlet in his book on Labour's economic policy,[26] which traces in detail the path leading up to this dramatic policy change after Labour's first week in office. The Fabian Society Tax Commission of 2000 was widely credited[27] with influencing the Labour government's policy and political strategy for its one significant public tax increase: the National Insurance rise to raise 8 billion for National Health Service spending. (The Fabian Commission had in fact called for a directly hypothecated "NHS tax"[28] to cover the full cost of NHS spending, arguing that linking taxation more directly to spending was essential to make tax rise publicly acceptable. The 2001 National Insurance rise was not formally hypothecated, but the government committed itself to using the additional funds for health spending.) Several other recommendations, including a new top rate of income tax, were to the left of government policy and not accepted, though this comprehensive review of UK taxation was influential in economic policy and political circles.[29] Criticism In the early 1900s Fabian Society members advocated the ideal of a scientifically planned society and supported eugenics by way of sterilization. This is credited to the passage of the Half-Caste Act, and its subsequent implementation in Australia, where children were systematically and forcibly removed from their parents, so that the British colonial regime could "protect" the Aborigine children from their parents. In an article published in The Guardian on 14 February 2008, (following the apology offered by Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd to the "stolen generations"),Geoffrey Robertson criticised Fabian socialists for providing the intellectual justification for the eugenics policy that led to the stolen generations scandal.[30][31] Such views on

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socialism, inequality and eugenics in early 20th century Fabians were not limited to one individual, but were widely shared in Fabian Society.[32][33] Further reading ; David Howell, British Workers and the Independent Labour Party, 18881906. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1983. ; A.M. McBriar, Fabian Socialism and English Politics, 1884 1918. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962. ; Edward R. Pease, A History of the Fabian Society. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1916. ; Lisanne Radice, Beatrice and Sidney Webb: Fabian Socialists. London: Macmillan, 1984. ; George Bernard Shaw (ed.), Fabian Essays in Socialism. London: Fabian Society, 1931. ; George Bernard Shaw, The Fabian Society: Its Early History. [1892] London: Fabian Society, 1906. ; Willard Wolfe, From Radicalism to Socialism: Men and Ideas in the Formation of Fabian Socialist Doctrines, 18811889. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1975. See also[edit] ; Fabian strategy ; Gradualism ; Keir Hardie ; Labour Research Department ; List of UK think tanks ; Reformism ; Young Fabians ; Democratic socialism ; Ethical movement

from the Brittanica explanations for those facts. The scien Online] This is an evolutionary form of socialism rather than revolutionary, in which the state involvement in economic activity is supposed to increase, steadily.

Fabian Socialism [Paraphrased

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The typical way a Fabian socialism works is by nationalizing private industry (slowly stealing private property, instead of at one shot as in the case of Communism), stifling private initiative (allowing a little bit of initiative to operate so that people get used to the idea of handing over their initiative to government in a phased manner), and ultimately achieving the Commanding Heights of The Economy which is the same as complete State Control (Communism) of economic activity. India's self-declared "Socialism" (see The Preamble of the Constitution of India) is entirely modeled on Fabian Socialism, and was intended to usher in Marx's dream of Communism in the long run. All actions taken by India are completely in line with this form of Socialism.

The Fabian Socialist Window: A View into the Heart of the New World Order Agenda by Shaun Knapp George Bernard Shaw unmasked the simple mindset of the semi-secret Fabian Socialist Society, as he was one of their number. Shaw stated the Lucifarian goal: "Under Socialism, you would not be allowed to be poor. You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught, and employed whether you liked it or not. If it were discovered that you had not character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble, you might possibly be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted to live, you would have to live well." 1 The socialists, like the Biblical Lucifer, always profess "good" intentions in their use of force, coercion, and intimidation upon mankind. Of course, to the believer in the biblical Lucifer, Shaw's

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admission and agenda as the exact course of action proposed by Lucifer, Son of the Morning who held authority in the presence of God, but who was cast out for rebellion, seeking to take away the agency of man, his right to choose, his right to be free. It was Lucifer's wish and will to take away the agency of man, as the story goes, forcing all men back to heaven. They would forcibly be baptized, never allowed to make mistakes, never allowed choice, never allowed failure. Sound good? Benevolent? George Bernard Shaw thought so. David Rockefeller would seem to think so. As the Biblical account records, a whole third of the hosts of heaven, spirits not yet come to earth also thought so, as they fallowed their freedom destroying leader Satan, and thus left our thier chance to have a legitimate body of flesh and blood, to be born upon the earth. Revelation tells us that there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Rev. 12:79). Isaiah desribes Satan's seemingly "good intentions," but we unmask his true agenda, it was all about him wanting "glory" and "power:" "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High." (Isaiah 14:12-14.) [italics added for emphasis.] Ezra Taft Benson, Dwight Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture, the first man the US Press predicted to be outed from the administration given his staunch anti-communist and severe antisocialist policies stated the agenda of what he called the "socialist-communist conspiracy:" I have talked face to face with the godless communist leaders. It may surprise you to learn that I was host to Mr. Kruschev for a half day when he visited the United States, not that Im proud of it. I opposed his coming then, and I still feel it was a mistake to

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welcome this atheistic murderer as a state visitor. But, according to President Eisenhower, Kruschev had expressed a desire to learn something of American Agriculture and after seeing Russian agriculture I can understand why. As we talked face to face, he indicated that my grandchildren would live under communism. After assuring him that I expected to do all in my power to assure that his and all other grandchildren will live under freedom he arrogantly declaired in substance: You Americans are so gullible. No, you wont accept communism outright, but well keep feeding you small doses of socialism until youll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We wont have to fight you. Well so weaken your economy until youll fall like overripe fruit into our hands. And theyre ahead of schedule in their devilish scheme. (Ezra Taft Benson Our Immediate Responsibility. Devotional Address at Brigham Young University. circa 1968.) [access the audio file on this page. America has certainly been given a constant dose of socialism until today one cannot discount that we are ripening and about to fall like overripe fruit into the hands of the socialist-communist conspiracy, which thrives as never before. As we study the stained glass window below, designed by these Fabian's and which frian system on enforced bondage that Fabians promote, buy G. Edward Griffin's masterwork The Creature From Jekyll Island, it is a must have for every person's library. As pictured below, the Fabian's have as their coat of arms a wolf in sheep's clothing, and they desire to mould the earth "nearer to the[ir] hearts desire." And then, in great sinister admission of strategy and tactic, they seduce the masses into bowing down and worshiping the learning of man, his false philosophies that are anti-Christ. These teachings all holding within them the seeds of destruction which run civilizations into the ground. Fascinating is the study of the Fabian socialists, a semi- secret society and their agenda, which is moving forward beautifully for them as they "hammer" away in forging the New World Order with the North American Union here in the Western Hemisphere. Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney gets away with calling his super socialist, mandated health care insurance program a "free market" solution to a socialist created health care crisis. The middle class is reduced year by year into poverty. Dwight Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson, spoke to Nikita Cruschev who boasted of the agenda that they (the communists and socialists) were moving forth with. He stated

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they would give us (American's) small doses of socialism until one day we would wake up and find we had communism, and then he boasted, we would "fall like overripe fruit into their hands." Benson, later lamented: "and they're ahead of schedule in their devilish scheme." Indeed, these wolves in sheep's clothing have 'seduced the more part of the righteous until they have come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils." The throngs of the masses foolishly worship these false and destructive, anti-American philosophies of government, economics, education, religion; the sciences; the arts, and every other area of learning. Perhaps there are enough American's who will awaken soon and shed this corruption before civilization is surely "wrecked to pieces." Click Image above to see a larger version. 1. George Bernard Shaw: The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, 1928, pg. 470) (as quoted in The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin p. 101.)

Glenn Beck: Who are Fabian Socialists?


Thursday, Oct 7, 2010 at 3:04 AM +0700 GLENN: Here is George Bernard Shaw, probably the most famous Fabian socialist, what we would call a progressive here in America. SHAW: You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world, who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there and say Sir, or Madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you cant justify your existence, if youre not pulling your weight, and since you wont, if

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youre not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then, clearly, we cannot use the organizations of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us and it cant be of very much use to yourself. GLENN: Okay. Stop. So, hes saying here we must all know people that, you know, are a burden to society and just put them in front and say justify your life and if they cant justify what they do for society, well, then we just will have to kill them. We dont you dont your life has no purpose to us. Does its cold and calculating as someone saying I could put a pillow over the face of a child so, who are these Fabian socialists? Fabian socialists will make you believe that, oh, well, thats old stuff, just exactly the way the progressives do now. They dismiss their history, but can you tell me, can a bad can a bad tree bear good fruit? Can a seed of can could the Nazis, could could Stalin grow anything that is good? Could a seed that comes from Stalin grow anything good? Could it? Philosophically I dont think so. I dont think so. The progressives and the Fabian socialists want to deny or distance themselves, all the while Hillary Clinton says Im an early more than, early 20th century American progressive. Thats who George Bernard Shaw was hanging out with and they had the same elitist kind of ideas. It is where it is where the idea of eugenics, breed the perfect race, breed a better voter. So, heres the Fabian socialists, their plan. These are just their these are just their goals and, again, theres no Star Chamber here. These are all stated. No. 1, a strong, centralized government. Do you agree with that? No. 2, a powerful executive at the expense of Congress and the judicial. No. 3, government controlled banking, credit, and securities exchange. Do you agree with these so far? How many ask if you agree with them and then ask how many have been done. No. 4, government control over employment. No. 5, unemployment insurance and old age pensions. No. 6, universal medical care, food, and universal housing programs. By the way, did I tell you in an unrelated move that Fannie and Freddie, the government, will be underwriting 98% of all loans this year and theyre about to stop all foreclosures. Anyway, I dont know what the universal housing program here in the Fabian socialist made me think of that, but No. 7, access to unlimited government borrowing. No. 8, a managed monetary system. No. 9, government control over foreign aid.

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No. 10, government control over all natural energy sources, transportation, and agricultural production. No. 11, government regulation of labor. No. 12 I find this one fascinating youth camps devoted to health discipline, community service, and idealogical teaching consistent with those of the authorities. Who was it that said we should have a youth oh, I remember. It was Andy Stern recently. Hey, wait a minute. Andy Stern I know is a progressive in Workers of the World Unite and I know that Richard Trumpka has been speaking at the Fabian socialist. I wonder no. Im sure its a coincidence. Andy Stern, oh, and the Center For American Progress, John Podesta and George Soros. Hum. Anyway, George Soros is American Center For American Progress had this idea that Andy Stern came up with all by himself in complete complete coincidence. He was talking about we should have 15 to 24 year olds do community service and we could pay them for it and well create a million and a half jobs overnight. No. 13, heavy progressive taxation. Have these been done? If theyre not finished yet, theyre pretty darn close. So, now who are the world leaders, because, remember, as the world goes into chaos, who are the world leaders? [NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]