Many people in America have no idea who the Fabian Socialist are and have never heard of the Fabian Society.
It is the Fabian’s that have influenced the American Progressive party perhaps more than any other philosophical form of governance and methodology.
The Society originated in the UK and 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.” The Fabians did not constitute themselves as a political party as such but developed the technique of “socialistic ‘permeation’ of existing political institutions.”
There have been many high profile Fabians such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells and many more have been influenced by their goals such as Woodrow Wilson, FDR and today’s Progressive party leaders, most notably Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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. Salāmah Mūsā of Egypt, another prominent champion of Arab Socialism, was a keen adherent of Fabian Society, and a member since 1909.
“The logo of the Fabian Society, a tortoise, represented the group’s predilection for a slow, imperceptible transition to socialism, while its coat of arms, a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’, represented its preferred methodology for achieving its goal.” The wolf in sheep’s clothing symbolism was later abandoned, due to its obvious negative connotations.
Today’s Democrat party in America is basically the American equivalent to the Fabians whether the majority of Democrats realize or not.
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 classes—and not from the proletariat.(8)
Shaw thus describes the social composition of the Fabians: Read more…
So with that knowledge let’s take a look at how the goals of the Fabians are progressing in America.
America’s Last Stop on the Road to Revolution and Transformation
Stuart Chase, a massive Fabian socialist who coined the term “The New Deal,” was a key advisor to FDR and author of the 1942 book titled The Road Which We Are Traveling (not so coincidentally, also the name of Barack Obama’s reelection documentary film). The Road Which We Are Traveling outlined the Fabian socialist system of planning:
• Strong, centralized government
• Powerful Executive branch at the expense of Congress and the Supreme Court
• Government controlled banking, credit and securities exchange
• Government controlled employment
• Unemployment insurance, old age pensions
• Universal medical care, food and housing programs
• Access to unlimited government borrowing
• Government-managed monetary system
• Government controlled foreign trade
• Government controlled natural energy sources, transportation and agricultural production
• Government regulation of labor
• Youth camps devoted to health discipline, community service and ideological teaching consistent with authorities
• Heavy progressive taxation and hidden taxes on a nation’s wealth