Very few Americans are aware of Fabianism. In article "A Fabian Socialist Dream Come True," a description of Fabian Society goals are provided. "The Fabian Society began in England in 1887 by a very small
group of elitist socialist that sought to reform society gradually into one of
socialism instead of through violent revolution...their true goal was to accomplish socialism through a very gradual process using the voting booth and representative democracy as their instrument of change. In fact, one of their symbols is a Turtle [picture, left] with the motto: 'When I Strike, I Strike Hard.' Another symbol is the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing and the Globe on an Anvil being hammered into the Fabian model," informs article. Fabianism sneaks up on an innocent populace to take advantage of human frailties:
"One stroke of genius was that instead of advocating a Socialist State, they assisted in the implementation of the Welfare State, which as we should all know is merely a few steps away from a purely Socialistic State. It was, of course, implemented gradually, and played upon the weaknesses of human nature to gain popularity. Unlike the usual Socialist points of views, the Fabians didn’t advocate complete State ownership of businesses, industry, agriculture or land, instead they sought to involve the State into very specific areas of importance such as electric power production, transportation, precious metals and of course, credit. The remaining balance of economic systems would be left to the private sector however; it would be highly regulated by the State and operated according to the wishes of the State. If you look at Britain, you will see that they accomplished their goals with ease..."
An insight into Fabianism provided, below, seems uncomfortably close to American Society, today:
"...Fabian Socialists are Statist, they are absolutely authoritarian in their philosophy. Their long-term goal has always been a Socialistic Dictatorship with full-imposition of a very legalistic society where the individual is simply a part of the collective. An example of this can be found in the writings of one of the founders of the Fabian Society, George Bernard Shaw speaking of the Socialist Utopia, he said: '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 the 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.'"
The present writer would only agree to a Socialist Dystopia, human beings are not cogs in a machine. There's more to life and such a social apparatus will inevitably fall away, as people tire of it, to move on to the next thing! Wow, it's apparent however, many ideals of a Fabian Socialist Utopia are in place! The bottom line of Fabian socialism from article follows:
"The Corporate State is, in the minds of Fabians, the ultimate protector of the common man, the provider of security on all fronts, but it requires our complete compliance and the relinquishment of our liberty in exchange. The State is to ultimately be the only one allowed wealth, the problem is that wealth is the people’s wealth confiscated in exchange for their hard labor. It is, in essence, a plan for a modern feudal society of peonage and the people are the peons."
A managed world from cradle to grave, where a person may live with some sense of affluence and security, but their net worth pegged at zero. The present writer suspects such a system will prove self-limiting bound to fall away at some point - unless human personality gets obliterated!