The Fabians are dangerous socialists whose methods are devious underhanded and fraught with deception. Their methods are no different than those of such ideological opposites as Stalin and Hitler. Even though they were small in numbers they have had a disproportionate and negative effect on the way this country has been governed.
This is a quote from their website www.fabians.org.uk/about/the-fabian-story/
‘The Fabian Society is Britain’s oldest political think tank. Founded in 1884, the Society has and continues to be at the forefront of developing political ideas and public policy on the left.’
This would be more accurate if it actually read ‘the far left’!
The Fabian Society derives its name from the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus, known as Cunctator from his strategy of delaying his attacks on the invading Carthaginians until the right moment. The name Fabian Society was explained in the first Fabian pamphlet which carried this note.
“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.”
Further quotes from their website:
‘…The Fabian Society emerged in 1884 as an off-shoot of the Fellowship of the New Life. The new Society soon attracted some of the most prominent left-wing thinkers of the late Victorian era to their ranks…’
‘…The 1880s saw an upsurge in socialist activity in Britain and the Fabian Society were at the heart of much of it..’
‘…All the contributors were united by their rejection of violent upheaval as a method of change, preferring to use the power of local government and trade unionism to effect change. [Softly, softly catchee monkey?]
The London School of Ecconomics (LSE) connection.
The LSE today is one of the most pre-eminent universities in the world, began far more humbly. A bequest of £20,000 left by Derby Fabian Henry Hutchinson to the Society for “propaganda and other purposes” was used by the Webbs, Graham Wallas and G.B. Shaw to found a research institute to provide proof positive of the collectivist ideal.
Between the wars.
In 1923, over twenty Fabians were elected to Parliament, with five Fabians in Ramsay MacDonald’s Cabinet. Future Prime minister and Fabian Clement Attlee received his first ministerial post at this time. The development in 1931 of a New Fabian Research Bureau, the brainchild of G.D.H. Cole added vigour to Fabian debates and set the scene for much of the work of the 1945 Labour government.
1945 and after.
229 Fabian Society members were elected to Parliament in the 1945 Labour landslide, with many of them ministers in the Attlee administration.
However much of the Fabian contribution to Attlee’s reforming programme of 1945-51 had begun much earlier. The Labour manifesto Let Us Face the Future had been written by Fabian Michael Young and many of the pioneering reforms of the 1945 Labour government had been first developed in Fabian essays or pamphlets.
The New Fabian Essays included contributions from Anthony Crosland, Richard Titmuss, Richard Crossman, Denis Healey, Roy Jenkins and would do much to refocus the Society’s work on the continuing problems of inequalities that persisted in British life.
In the late 1960’s the Fabians in the Labour Government included:-
The Prime Minister, 10 Cabinet Ministers,35 Under Secretaries and other officers of State and 229 out of 394 Labour MPs were Fabians.
In the 1990s the Fabian Society came to be a major force in the modernisation of the Labour Party, building on its work from the 1980s and developing many of the ideas that would come to characterise New Labour.
After Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 1997, over 200 Fabians now sat in the House of Commons, including many of the Cabinet. However, the Fabians Society developed its role as a critical friend, supporting the Blair and Brown government’s in developing policy, without being afraid to draw attention to the omissions or shortcomings of the government.
There is no doubt that the Fabians’ long term strategy for this country, although not stated by them would be a United States of Europe. The EU is riddled with communists and Marxists who would like to see Europe become the EUSSR.
It is highly probable that when the Queen was being taught by Sir Henry Kennett Marten KCVO, Provost of Eton and who was a Fabian, would have been brainwashing her with left wing propaganda and that she was merely to be a figurehead and under the control of the Government. The Fabians could not pass up an opportunity like this.