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[BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia 11 – Fabianism and Degeneration

The Fabian Society did seek to improve the living conditions of the poor—but not by the sort of charity that Thomas Malthus had decried. The Fabians wished to totally restructure society brick by brick, and they understood that many people—including the poor they aimed to serve—would have to suffer and die along the way. Originally, Fabians worked within the Liberal Party to implement social reforms. Specifically, they sought to impose universal health care and a minimum wage on England. They disliked the overly-masculine imperialism that had placed Britain above the rest of the world; they felt that the empire should be used as a tool to reform the world, and bring socialism to all the world's dejected peoples. At home, ...

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[BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia 10 – Fabian Socialism

  "I don't want to punish anybody, but there are an extraordinary number of  people who I want to kill. Not in any unkind or personal spirit. But it  must be evident to all of you, you must all know half a dozen people at  least, who are no use in this world; who are more trouble than they are  worth. And I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come  before a properly appointed board just as he might come before the  income tax commissioners and say every 5 years or every 7 years, just  put them there, and say, sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to  justify your existence?" - George Bernard ...

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