Nemesis, at OoL, in answer to my:
Not all leftists are bad.
… quotes Samizdata who apparently wrote:
According to a poster on Samizdata, the way to tell whether a lefty is not a bad person is to ask them to explain ‘Fabians Window’. If they are shocked – they are not bad, if they make excuses or just say it is meant to be ironic then otherwise.
I’m still trying to work out the significance of that but here’s the window anyway:
A [seemingly] Christian site explained the window this way:
Looking at the window,we notice several interesting things. First,of course,is the quote across the top of the window itself. “Remould it nearer to the heart’s desire.”What is being remolded? The Earth,which is sitting on an anvil,being struck by two men with a hammer,one of whom holds it in a pair of tongs,and a third man keeps a fire hot to make the Earth malleable. And,of course,what do we have in the Alinsky method of social change? Keep the people malleable by a chain of constant crises,in order to remold society into something the “community organizer”wants. Not what God wants,of course,but rather what the humans doing the remolding want.
Inscribed on the firepit are the words,“Pray devoutly,hammer stoutly.”This hearkens back to the entire concept of dominism,of creating a perfect society on the face of the Earth in order to bring God back to the Earth. While dominist oriented Christians will see this as the path to bring Christ back to the Earth,New Agers will see this as an attempt to force man to “evolve”into godhood. The idea from the New Age perspective is that by creating the perfect society,you can create perfect people,and make evolution jump humans forward to the “next stage,”which is into godhood.
Along the bottom,we find a group of people. This represents a number of people who were deeply involved in the Fabian Society,including such people as George Bernard Shaw,H.G. Wells,and Virginia Woolf. The person getting up to leave is H.G. Wells,who approved of the Society’s goals,but not of the methods they were undertaking to attain those goals.
Finally,notice the shield directly above the Earth. On that shield is an image of a wolf dressed as a lamb. This image gives the entire game away,for while the outside point is to appear as something you are not,a friend to the nations,[you are] actually fomenting revolution. Whether or not the creator of this window realizes it,a wolf dressed as a lamb is a clear symbol of Satan.
That of course is the Christian perspective. You might have others.
Once again, libertarians might ask what place OoL has in putting 1. right wing and 2. Christian material on this blog. I’d remind you that I didn’t introduce this, Nemesis did and Quiet Man was the one who also posted on the area.
Seems to me that the way to counter this is to swamp it with posts of your own, on subjects you are concerned with. The more the merrier folks.
The photo to the right here appeared in a loving BBC News tribute to George Bernard Shaw [apparently he dropped the hated “George” later, so we are informed] and shows this nation’s best friend and staunchest defender, husband of the most popular woman in the UK, posing beside the Fabian window. As leftists say Blair is not a socialist, despite indications to the contrary, then one can only assume he knew nothing whatever about what this window represented.