The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, may be a functional nightmare, PR blunder and a deeply divisive issue, but it represents a momentous power grab for the rise of Socialism in America – which though once a haunting specter, has gradually become a reality.
Individuals in the United States have less power over their own lives than ever before – as millions of Americans are losing their coverage, and all who refuse to join the system face mounting fines and penalties. Senator Harry Reid, for one, admitted that the current health care law was moving the country towards a single payer system managed by the federal government.
The attempt to fully nationalize health care has been rightly criticized as a “Fabian” move on the part of President Obama and his cohorts. The term evokes Fabian Socialism, the influential group behind the British Labour Party and the London School of Economics who wielded the power of some the 20th Century’s most famous authors to sell not only a socialist-collectivist system, but one run on behalf of the oligarchical elite and managed by technological experts.
Few Realize Orwell’s True Warning
Founded in 1884, the Fabian Society boasted such writers (propagandists) as H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, George Bernard Shaw, Jack London, Virginia Woolf, Annie Besant and plenty of influential and wealthy ideologues.
George Orwell, a co-mingling socialist who became disaffected with the aims and methods of the Fabians, whose real name was Eric Blair, exposed much of this in his infamous 1984 – curiously placed a full century after the founding of the incremental Fabians began in 1884. Among the many clues left in his most powerful novel is “INGSOC” a newspeak abbreviation for the ruling party who practiced English Socialism.
Aldous Huxley, descending from the prominent family behind Eugenics and also a Fabian Socialist, publicly critiquing 1984 (published in 1948), which he saw as a sort of counter-thesis to his Brave New World (published in 1932). A life-long tutor and mentor to George Orwell, Huxley addressed some of this in Brave New World Revisited (published in 1958).
Oligarchical Collectivism, Masked as Socialism for the Masses
Orwell spotlighted a tyranny that would progress from and ‘improve’ upon the socialist systems of the Soviets and Nazis by admitting to themselves that their ultimate goal was power.
Behind the promises of socialism as a revolutionary power of betterment was a simple theory of power through deception – The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, the title Orwell gave to the banned book by public enemy and once-founder of the Big Brother system, Emmanuel Goldstein.
The Fabian Socialists had indeed committed to a gradual takeover by any means necessary, preferring the use of gradualism and deception, and taking for its two logos a turtle (carrying the slogan: When I strike, I strike hard) and that of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
The Open Conspiracy: Rule by Technocrats and Bankers
The false promise of a Utopian New World Order delivered at the hands of a Technocracy was often presented by futurist H.G. Wells. The vision instills lulling reassurance that science and technology have empowered the experts to make wise decisions, and lovingly rule over us while bestowing gifts of fanciful gadgetry to entertain and wow us.
Famous for his science fiction works like War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Invisible Man, Wells wrote numerous important and revealing non-fiction works as well, including A Modern Utopia, The Shape of Things to Come and The Open Conspiracy.
The latter work described, in essence, how the Fabians – and groups of a similar mind – could simply bypass the existing mechanisms of government, as well as the will of the people, and implement their agenda gradually through the influence of its fellow travelers, many of whom were prominent bankers, industrialists and politicians.
“The Open Conspiracy will appear first, I believe, as a conscious organization of intelligent, and in some cases wealthy men, as a movement having distinct social and political aims, confessedly ignoring most of the existing apparatus of political control, or using it only as an incidental implement in the stages, a mere movement of a number of people in a certain direction, who will presently discover, with a sort of surprise, the common object toward which they are all moving. In all sorts of ways, they will be influencing and controlling the ostensible government,” Wells said.
Wells advocated an “outspoken Secret Society … an informal and open freemasonry,” the kind that has indeed come to power (and taken power from our guaranteed rights, et al.) through vessels like the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group and several very influential foundations including the Cecil Rhodes Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, and more recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Today, these largely hidden entities wield the true power in the invisible government, while the masses are sold a bill of goods under the idea that a big enough government might be beneficial enough to provide for everyone, and thereby instill some sort of greater good. Obamacare and other installations of socialism have carried on that promise.
But no government power – however bureaucratic – ever seeks power only to give it up. It will, ultimately, only demand more power over our lives, whatever the cost.
RELATED: Orwell: No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
Aaron Dykes is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com, where this first appeared. As a writer, researcher and video producer who has worked on numerous documentaries and investigative reports, he uses history as a guide to decode current events, uncover obscure agendas and contrast them with the dignity afforded individuals as recognized in documents like the Bill of Rights.