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This week, Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel is taking on Fabian Socialism. Glenn Beck begins with the origin of the Fabian Society is 1884 when intellectual elites inÂ London, England banded together to spread a different form of Marxism known as Gradualism. The Fabians took their name from the Roman general, Quintus Fabius Maximus, famous for hisstrategyÂ of harassment and attrition. The Fabians selected for a logo a turtle, a slow moving creature with the moto “When I Strike, I Strike Hard”. For their emblem, the Fabians chose a shield bearing a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This provides us with insight as to how they think and operate. (Continued below the fold/ or go to Rightpundits)
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 can’t justify your existence, if you’re not pulling your weight, and since you won’t, if you’re 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 can’t be of very much use to yourself.
GLENN: Okay. Stop. So, he’s 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 can’t justify what they do for society, well, then we just will have to kill them. We don’t you don’t your life has no purpose to us. Does it’s 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, that’s 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 don’t think so. I don’t think so. The progressives and the Fabian socialists want to deny or distance themselves, all the while Hillary Clinton says I’m an early more than, early 20th century American progressive. That’s 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, here’s the Fabian socialists, their plan. These are just their these are just their goals and, again, there’s 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 they’re about to stop all foreclosures. Anyway, I don’t 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. 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. I’m sure it’s 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 we’ll create a million and a half jobs overnight. No. 13, heavy progressive taxation.
Have these been done? If they’re not finished yet, they’re pretty darn close. So, now who are the world leaders, because, remember, as the world goes into chaos, who are the world leaders?
A year before, another group inÂ LondonÂ called the Fellowship of New Life had been formed, advocating a return toÂ the simple life, as well as vegetarianism and pacifism. It’s founder, Thomas Davidson, believed that pure intelligence would lead to a better society. The Fellowship, or ‘The Guild’ as the members called it, thought that smaller communities would make reorganizing individual lives easier, and such reorganization would achieve the goal of improving humanity slowly, gradually over time.
The Fabians were more of a political splinter group from the Fellowship of New Life. Whereas the Fellowship soon disbanded, the Fabians grew in numbers and power. Led by the husband and wife team of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, the Fabians attracted the best and brightest of Britain’s intellectual elite, such as writers George Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf. From the Fabians the British Labour Party was formed and nurtured in 1900 preaching ‘co-operative economics’ and reforms in the name of ‘social justice’.
The Webbs, with help from the likes of Shaw and others, created theÂ LondonÂ School of Economics. To be fair, TheÂ LondonSchool of Economics was not always a hotbed of big-government socialist types. Indeed, one of the champions of free market capitalism, Frederick A. Hayek, taught there. An early head of the school, Lionel Robbins, was also a follower of the Austrian School, led by Ludwig von Mises (under whom Hayek has studied) and Robbins, like Hayek, was an early critic of John Maynard Keynes. But in more recent years, the LSE has produced more dubious characters, like George Soros.
Which goes to show that even the intellectual elites of the Fabian Society can get it wrong and make a big mistake. Characters like George Bernard Shaw openly advocated eugenics and social euthanasia for those unable to contribute to society. Shaw even proposed that scientists should come up with a painless gas that could be used for snuffing out undesirables.
A major tenant of the Fabian Society is the doctrine of gradualism. To achieve goals over a long period of time through incremental changes. They were also advocates of what they called ‘communitarianism’, that individuals must always suborn themselves to the will and needs of the society. Thus, like the Progressive Movement in the United States, the Fabians use the method of small steps, slowly nudging the masses towards Socialism.
Glenn Beck sees the Fabian Society and their brand of Socialism as just as evil as those of theÂ Progressives. Together, the Fabians andÂ ProgressivesÂ form the base of an idea for a New World Order run by an Anglo-American alliance. This concept was further promoted by folks like Cecil Rhodes, who founded the RhodesÂ ScholarshipÂ to indoctrinate Americans like Bill Clinton in England. Rhodes believed that the United States, England, and Germany, should dominate the world. Rhodes put it this way, “In orderÂ to saveÂ the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling surplusÂ populationÂ of this country… The Empire, as I have always said, is abread and butterÂ issue.”
But, as we have seen, colonialist ambitions have given way to Fabian Socialism as Glenn Beck points out. Gradually convincing people that the State, especially a Global State, can bring about social justice and economic equality. It is fitting that Glenn Beck exposes the Fabian Society for what it truly is, what they even embrace themselves, as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. That we need to be shepherds as Glenn Beck to stop Fabian Socialism from achieving it’s objective.