@southside - This is not an attempt to aggravate you. I am aware of the elitist interest in the implementation of communism as a political strategy to maintain their own dominance. The fabian society were and are notorious for promoting the introduction of ‘slow communism’. Their interest in it has nothing to do with the ‘rights of man’ - and everything to do with the maintenance of a ruling class.
This excerpt from Juri Lina’s book ‘Architects of Deception’ is extensive, I know - but it is relevant if by no means complete. There are many other sources available for referencing and cross referencing points raised in the following…
" On 7 November 1883, a group gathered to discuss the formation of a new and potentially influential society. The group was split into two factions, and on 4 January 1884 one of these factions founded the Fabian Society. On 25 January, J. G. Stapleton was appointed its first chairman. The aim of the society was a slow and secret introduction of socialism, which accounts for its name, taken from the Roman military leader Quintus Fabius Maximus Cunctator (The Delayer). Through a clever manoeuvre he defeated the much larger army of Hannibal. The other faction carried on its activities for another fifteen years under the name of The Fellowship.
In May 1884, the Masonic journalist George Bernard Shaw became a member. (He received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.) He was relatively soon promoted to one of the leading Fabians. His mistress Florence Farr was a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn. Shaw suggested never calling socialism by its true name, in order not to frighten people away. He labelled himself a Marxist socialist.
In March 1885, the freemason Sidney James Webb (1859-1947) became a member, and the next year Graham Wallas, another Freemason, also joined. Shaw, Webb, Wallas and Sidney Olivier were called “the great four”. Sidney Webb founded the London School of Economics in 1895. It received economic contributions from the Masonic bankers Rothschild, Julius Wernher, and Ernest Capel. In 1912, Webb founded a propagandist periodical, The New Statesman. He was later to be found among the leaders of the Labour Party.
Other members of this group were the freemasons Edward Pease, Havelock Ellis, Frank Podmore, Annie Besant, John Galsworthy, R. H. Tawney, G. D. H, Cole, Harold Laski, Israel Zangwill, and Israel Cohen.
Fabianism also spread to other countries, among them the United States and Australia, as well as Canada, New Zealand, Denmark, Germany, Spain and India. In the United States the most influential Fabianist was Dean Acheson, who in 1933 did all he could to persuade the USA to recognize the Soviet Union.
The writer, freemason and intelligence agent Herbert George Wells became a member in February 1903. That Wells was a freemason was made clear in the magazine The American Mason (October 2001, p. 24). The Grand Lodge of Minnesota confirms Wells’ membership. Wells wished to act more openly and intensively and suggested the name be changed to The British Socialist Society. The conspiracy leadership did not approve of this suggestion, and in 1908 he left the group.
The secret goal of this group was to establish an atheistic, classless, socialist society, which would prepare the way for the final victory - communism. In 1891, the group joined the Second Internationale, which was created by the freemasons with the intention of turning England into a socialist country.
In 1890, the Fabians left the Liberal Party. Thereafter, they helped found the Labour Representation Committee, which in 1906 became the Labour Party, which in 1918 took over all the main ideas of the Fabian Society.
By 1946, the Fabian Society had 8400 members, among them Bertrand Russell, (Pandit) Motilal Nehru, father of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Ramsey MacDonald (British prime minister 1924, 1929-35), Julian Huxley, Aldous Huxley and John Maynard Keynes. A member was also Harold Wilson, who later became prime minister. Almost half the Labour MPs were Fabians.
The society’s headquarters can be found at 11 Dartmouth Street in London. It publishes The Fabian Journal and The Fabian News Magazine. The fabianists demand a total nationalization of industry…"
(Taken from ‘Architects of Deception’ - Chapter 6, subsection entitled ‘The Hidden Influence’ - pages 335 - 355, This excerpt - pages 335-337…)