- 400 years before Christ, a Greek philosopher Plato wrote The Republic – the beginning of Socialism.
- In this book Plato dreamed of a "World Republic" headed not by a president, but by a royal "world philosopher king" or "prince"
- Karl Marx & Hitler were great students of Plato.
- In 1880 H.M. Hyndman founded the Rose Street Club in London, dedicated to the destruction of Christianity.
- 1883 – the name was changed to the Social Democratic Foundation. Membership included Marx’s daughter Eleanor & Marx’s partner Frederick Engels.
- Eleanor split from the group with her husband and started the Socialist League.
- Jan 4 1884, both groups combined into the Fabian Society, named by Frank Podmore, a Spiritualist.
- First meeting in the home of Edward.R.Pease, a member of the London Stock Exchange.
- Names after Fabius Maximus, the Roam General who defeated Hannibal with slow, incremental steps.
- The Coat of Arms was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”
Philosophy & Principles
- The philosophy of the Fabian Society was written in 1887, and each member is obliged to support it.
"It reads ... 'It (Fabian Society) therefore aims at the re-organisation of society by the emancipation of land and industrial Capital from individual and class ownership ... The Society accordingly works for the extinction of private property in land…
- Fundamental principle is that a select brain trust should plan for, and direct, all of society.
- They favor nationalism of land, believing that rents collected by landowners are unearned
- Fabians, like other socialists, claim to represent a progressive society; but, like communists, they are devoted to dictatorship.
- British Members have included –
Sidney Webb – founding member, Secretary of State in Ramsay Macdonald’s Government
Beatrice Webb – sister to Beatrix
Eleanor Marx & husband, founding member
Occultist Annie Besant, founding member
Author George Bernard Shaw, founding member
Author H.G.Wells – 5 years only, published The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution
Author George Orwell.
Havelock Ellis – sexologist
Leonard & Virginia Woolf
Ramsay MacDonald – PM of Britain
Margaret Macdonald – Ramsay’s wife, Unionist, Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst – original Suffragette
Clement Atlee – PM in 1945
Harold Wilson - UK PM
Gordon Brown – current PM of Britain
John Turner Walton Newbold – First Member of Parliament elected as communist
- George Bernard Shaw –
Wrote many of the pamphlets, lectured tirelessly on behalf
Participated in the formation of the Labour Party.
Provided the money to set up “The New Age” – an independent socialist journal.
elieved that “private ownership of land & its exploitation for personal profit was a form of theft, & advocated equitable distribution of land & natural resources & their control by governments intent on promoting the commonwealth.”
Believed “that income for individuals should come solely from the sale of their own labour & that poverty could be eliminated by giving equal pay to everyone.”
- Sidney and Beatrice Webb published a book of 1143 pages in defense of Bolshevism. It was entitled Soviet Communism: A New Civilization.
- Sir George Buchanan & Lord Alfred Milner
1917 – co-ordinated & arranged major subsidies & funding for Bolshevik Revolution
- John Redwood –
Head of N.M Rothschilds & Sons London global Overseas Privatization Unit
Wrote “Public Enterprise in Crisis
- Sir Robert Douglas –
Contracting consultant by City of London Banks, World Banks & others.
Wrote “Unfinished Business”
- Both books are primary handbooks used by central & local govt finance ministers & officers around world
- Tony Blair
Prior to becoming PM was Chairman of the Fabian Society
Was Vice-President of Socialist International
Wrote "The Third Way: New Politics for the New Century" calling for "ethical socialism" - published in September 1998 by the Fabian (Socialist) Society.
Political Activites of the Fabian Society
- Founded and financed the London School of Economics in 1894
- Labour Party Formation 1900 -
Many Fabians participated in the formation
The Labour Party 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.
- 1926 - founded PEP - Political & Economic Planning - concerned with the social control/management of people
- Since 1997, there have been approx 200 Fabian MP’s in the House of Commons.
- Fabian Society literally controls the European Union.
- Asian Members include –
India – Jawaharlal Nehru - who subsequently framed economic policy for India on Fabian social-democratic lines.
Nigeria - Obafemi Awolowo - premier - used Fabian idealogy to run the now defunct Western Region.
Pakistan – Muhammad Ali Jinnah – founder of Pakistan, Barrister, avid Fabian in theearly 1930’s.
Singapore – Lee Kuan Yew – first PM – strongly influenced by Fabianism in his early days.
- USA Fabian Society eventually became the League for Industrial Democracy (LID)
- US LID Members have included –
John Dewey - "father" of progressive education
Hubert H. Humphrey - Vice President of the United States
- Sir Peter Vickers Hall
Senior MI6 officer
Member of British oligarchical Vickers armament manufacturing family
Supplied both England & Germany with weapons during WWI & II.
Top Fabianist in the U.S.
Number one man in Heritage Foundation, Washington public policy “think-tank”
- Daniel Coit Gilman – a Skull & Crossbones member, mentored John Dewey
- John Maynard Keynes – Developed Keynesian Economic, which were favoured & adopted by Richard Nixon and faoured by Bush’s Chief-of-Staff Andrew Card
- Walter Lippmann –
Influential American award-winning writer, journalist, and political commentator.
Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1958 and 1962
Appeared to be anti-Communism
Later became a leading public advocate of the need to respect a Soviet sphere of influence in Europe
The British Fabian Society plan to takeover the world by the City of London financial community was first published in a book entitled All These Things by a New Zealand author and journalist, A. N. Field. (I have personally spoken to her to confirm that she was persecuted after the publication of this book.)
George Bernard Shaw, a leading member of the Fabian Society, said the Society made it possible for respectable citizens to support socialism without suspicion of lawless desire to overturn the existing order.
He also stated: “Fabianism feeds on Capitalism, but excretes Communism.”
And again: “Our propaganda is one of permeating – we urged our members to join the Liberal & Radical Associations in their district, or, if they preferred it, the Conservative Associations - we permeated the party oganisations and pulled all the strings we could lay our hands on with the utmost adroitness and energy, and we succeeded so well that in 1888 we gained the solid advantage of a Progressive majority full of ideas that would never have come into their heads had not the Fabians put them there."
Sunday, December 6, 2009
The Fabian Society
History & Foundation