..............One of my early memories of post-war Norway was a shadowy concern about Russia -- our neighbor in the arctic north. Stalin coveted Norway's frost-free ports (warmed by the Gulf Stream), and many feared the snarling bear on our border. In contrast, the British press ignored Stalin's atrocities. In his Introduction to Animal Farm, George Orwell decried the cowardly refusal of British publishers to criticize Communism -- or to publish his book: "...it was obvious that there would be great difficulty in getting it published .... One publisher actually started by accepting the book, but after making the preliminary arrangements he decided to consult the Ministry of Information [which apparently] warned him... against publishing it. Here is an extract from his letter: "...it might be... highly ill-advised to publish at the present time. If the fable were addressed generally to dictators and dictatorships at large then publication would be all right, but the fable does follow... so completely the progress of the Russian Soviets and their two dictators, that it can apply only to Russia.... Another thing: ...the choice of pigs as the ruling caste will no doubt give offence to many people...." Indeed it would! By 1943, Marxism had gained much favor in England, Russia was an ally in the war against Hitler, and Fabian socialism had become a powerful political movement among British elites. Like Antonio Gramsci's more subtle form of Communism, the Fabians encouraged gradualism, infiltration and deception rather than bloody revolutions. This socialist movement fanned out across Europe and into America under the lofty banner of solidarity and common good. Since those two ideals are rarely defined or candidly explained, few understand what they actually imply. Ponder this brief summary of their new meanings: 1. SOLIDARITY: Diverse people trained to find "common ground." (The "diversity" is needed to erode the old values) The "common vision" and new values required for this planned solidarity are most effectively planted in minds through strategic propaganda and facilitated group dialogue blending opposing views into an evolving consensus. Aldous Huxley describes the results in Brave New World Revisited, "Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice. Their suggestibility is increased to the point where they cease to have any judgment or will of their own. ... they are subject to sudden excesses of rage, enthusiasm and panic. In a word, a man in a crowd behaves as though he had swallowed a large dose of some powerful intoxicant [See The Dopamine-Driven Church]. He is a victim of what I have called 'herd-poisoning.'” 2. COMMON GOOD: The driving vision of solidarity. American individualism must yield to collective thinking and action. Personal "good" must yield to the "good" of the collective -- including redistribution of resources. Though it sounds compassionate, this process destroyed both Russia's middle class and personal incentive. It left everyone equally poor -- except the elite rulers who controlled everything. Yet, socialist change agents still believe that with a bit more psychology, sociology, surveillance and assessments -- all part of today's re-education -- the dream can be accomplished. But they are wrong! Whether subtle or coercive, the march toward global solidarity will bring terror and totalitarianism, not peace and plenty. And it will surely raise hostility toward Christianity, which is incompatible with the rising socialist system. As Marx and Engels wrote in The Communist Manifesto (1848): "...communism abolishes eternal truths... and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.... "The Communists... openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.".......... More Here .................................................................................................... *Note: There is criticism of RW in this article. It is not my intention to focus on RW but to focus only on the general idea of the article as a whole. Please do not make this thread about RW. If you feel a need to focus on his being mentioned in this article start a new thread.