In a 1775 letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams replied in part while serving in the Continental Congress at Philadelphia, “Liberty once lost is lost forever,” and through two stages:
- “…a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored…”
- “When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it.”
Indeed, America was established by settlers who constructed small townships, with town halls and churches in a grid reminiscent of ancient Athens. This unique principle in a land of vast great cultural and ethnic variety reflects their unique idiosyncrasies (e.g., New York City vs. Bible Belt) protected by America’s republican government and Constitution.
Conservative intellectual Russell Kirk listed ten principles towhich a free society like America must value and adhere to secure its conservation.
Dr. Peter Critchley credits both Pericles — the Greek aristocrat, general, orator and statesman — and Sophocles — philosopher who was the son of a wealthy arms manufacturer — with establishing the earliest democracies. Both understood democracy’s virtues and how too much inevitably destabilizes an orderly society into a state of anarchy. Pericles’ prescription for establishing and conserving society is through “the various elements of freedom, public and private, with each other for the greater good” — each of which serving to check society’s natural balance in observing what Sir Isaac Newton theorized in his Third Law of Energy and Conservation, that “With every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Finally, the most indispensable element for creating and maintaining a free democratic society is the presence of a constitution — a social contract — vesting “power […] in the hands not of the minority, but of the whole people,” where “No one, who has it in him to be of service to the state, is kept in political obscurity because of poverty.”
In his history on The Peloponnesian War, Thucydides’ details civic freedom is conserved through the socio-cultural fabric, that “just as our public life is free and open, so is our day-to-day life in our relations with the other,” its survival relying wholly on “… each single one of our citizens… able to show himself the rightful lord and owner of his own person.” A functioning democracy and free society cannot survive under the corrupt thumb of a central government, according to Murray Rothbard, “because it has its very being in such aggression, namely, the expropriation of private property through taxation, the coercive exclusion of other providers of defense service… built upon these twin foci of invasions of individual rights.” While “Rights may be universal,” according to Rothbard, “their enforcement must be local.”
“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.”
Political propaganda is disseminated through conduits connected to mass communications and public education. It is no wonder then that politics and popular culture are a match made in hell — a symbiotic relationship which the British socialist think-tank, the Fabian Society, adopted upon its founding in 1884. One co-founder, Sidney Webb, explained socialism can be built in two ways: 1) through proletarian revolutions as described by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; and 2) democracy, which has proven the most successful vehicle in facilitating the Left’s permeation of a free society’s historic cultural fabric and political climate over an indefinite period of time.
“Its distinctive feature will be its point of view – absolutely untrammelled by party, or sect, or creed. Its general attitude will be best designated by the term ‘Fabian,’ but it will endeavour to bring to light and to appreciate in a wide catholic spirit all those features in other social projects or movements which can be recognised as making for progress. A number of these connected with it are members of the Fabian Society, but this is true of nearly every enterprise nowadays, and the paper is in no sense the organ of the Fabian Society, any more than it will be that of the Liberal party. It is going to be really independent.”
The early Fabians sought to monopolize mass communication outlets (e.g., the taxpayer funded BBC, public education, etc.) to ideologically subvert and indoctrinate the British people beginning at an early age. Socialized medicine, paid for by taxpayers, regulate the public’s lifestyles and thought processes, explains Bertrand Russell in The Power of Science on Society, through mass psychology. By successfully applying “the art of persuasion,” Russell believed “that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the state with money and equipment.” He posed four key variables the powers-that-be must observe for manufacturing this society by eliminating all inhibitions to manufacture a collective “independence of mind” as the ultimate end, referring to Greek philosopher Anaxagoras’ point of indoctrinating children that snow is actually black, not white.
- First, the influence of the home is obstructive;
- Second, not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before age ten.
- Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective; and
- Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity.
Another Fabian co-founder, the author and playwright George Bernard Shaw, also explained how Fabian “propaganda is one of permeating… we permeated the [political] party organisations… 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.” Another Fabian, Harold Laski, noted, “The necessity and value of delegated legislation and its extension is inevitable if the process of socialisation is not to be wrecked by the normal methods of obstruction which existing parliamentary procedure sanctions,” while Dr. H. C. Coombs, a Fabian academic at Perth (Australia) University and later the London School of Economics, acknowledged that democratic socialism counts on exploiting crisis situations in order to consolidate power, that “People could not expect complete freedom after the war… It would be necessary for some individual to be given the right to say what was best for the community.” To build socialism democratically then, just as through Marxism, the private sector and banks must inevitably become nationalized in order to heavily regulate the marketplace, manipulate currency and regulating credit. Over time, people will come to depend wholly on the state to sustain them, who then elect politicians that, irrespective of party affiliation, willingly legislate away their authority into the hands of unelected bureaucrats until government’s constitutional authority becomes legally irrelevant. Thus, the Fabian “silent revolution” through ideological subversion acquired the dubious label “Sovietism by Stealth”.
So influential were the early Fabians that Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin was influenced greatly into applying the state’s propaganda machine accordingly. In fact, late Soviet propaganda czar and defector Yuri Bezmenov (or Tomas Schuman) discussed (two videos below) how most Soviet intelligence focused on propaganda and ideological subversion using the same strategy as the Fabians.
His blueprint, devised while working in the Soviet medium Novosti, explains the Soviet method to ideologically subvert and demoralize a nation’s population in order to transform a free capitalist society into a communist state after it becoming destabilized to a point of crisis.
If governments can control and regulate each individual’s “Diet, injections, and injunctions… from a very early age,” Russell believed the state would produce “the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable.” The objective for politicians is, after all, to win elections in order to attain political power. And while campaigning is often a dirty business, it is neither immoral nor unethical to expose a lie or the opponent’s damaging policies if you yourself are telling a truth.
For these reasons, the Fabian Society successfully globalized following World War II through the creation of the United Nations (founded by Eleanor Roosevelt, herself a Fabian) and free trade agreements as was envisioned by the French socialist Jacques Delors, who founded the European Union. All these multinational initiatives were designed to reflect science-fiction author H.G. Wells’s vision of a “New Republic” in his book The World of William Clissold as a classless world-state run entirely by “an intelligent minority” who controlled everything “in alliance with all sorts of movements and people” by swallowing up “a large, loose assimilatory mass of groups and societies” to transform “the entire population of the world” into “the new human community.” All this could be achieved, wrote Wells in The World of William Clissold, by manufacturing “a world system of monetary and economic activities” as part of “an open conspiracy” designed to render “existing governments… negligible”. There is no reason to doubt why the Labour Party is Britain’s leading social engineering political machine, or how it transformed Britain’s national character and ethnic identity by complying with the European Union’s open-borders policy. By exploiting the manufactured migration crisis in the wake of the Arab Spring and rise of ISIS, the British Left enforces multiculturalism as “a natural right,” silencing those in dissent by branding them racist reactionaries.
For the Left, there is no better means to acquire power than to create a society so reliant on the state to survive that “any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.” These details better clarify the explanation behind the New Deal and why Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 given his economic adviser, Stuart Chase, was also a Fabian. Democrats, as with the Fabians, are not only avid supporters of unions, but apply multinational corporations and central banking into the rise of corporatism in cooperation with powerful technocrats. As Howard Dean stated, Democrats today focus more on monopolizing America’s cultural and political infrastructure, crafting their policies in order that they might last forever so that most people come to depend entirely upon the welfare state to survive. And once democratic socialism normalizes American society, it will no longer be distinguishable from orthodox Marxism. Rather, it will reflect the “Winter of Discontent” in 1979 when trade unions brought Britain to her knees.