Understanding Obama’s “Fabian” Socialism

The difference between the Marxist and the Fabian is somewhat of an important difference, but from Marx’s point of view, socialism was going to be the answer to the capitalist economic system.  And what Marx did was divide basically the human race into two groups, the proletariat and the bourgeois.  And from a Marxist point of view, the bourgeois needed to be eliminated so that we could have peace on earth, and goodwill to all the socialists, I guess.

But the Fabian socialists came along with a different idea.  They came along with the same socialist idea, but instead of dividing the world between the two groups, they decided that they were going to bring about socialism through a more peaceful process.  In other words, the Bolsheviks were known as the party of slaughter, and we had to ultimately get rid of the bourgeois.  And they did, by the way, Brannon.  They killed tens of thousands.  I think the numbers are probably closer to 100 and some million.

But the Fabians decided that they were not going to use the heavy hand.  They were going to go slowly and surely, and that’s what they did.

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