H.G. Wells and Stalin Plot Socialism for the World

Posted by overmanwarrior 6 years, 2 months ago to History
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This interview between the author H.G. Wells and Joseph Stalin will paint a picture of how aggressive the push for socialism was during 1937. At this time, Ayn Rand was putting together her thoughts for The Fountainhead which of course led to Atlas Shrugged. Once that is understood it can then be understood how much socialism is a part of our daily life now in America.
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  • Posted by Snoogoo 6 years, 2 months ago
    Thank you for that link. I have to admit H.G. Wells was my introduction to science fiction in "The First Men in The Moon" and I quickly read his entire catalog of short stories as well as the classics like "The Time Machine", "The Island of Dr. Moreau", "War of the Worlds", "The Invisible Man". However, as a 12 year old kid, I didn't read the socialism between the lines, I was just attracted by the rich language and imaginative stories. By the time I was 13 I was done with H.G. Wells though and moved on to Rand, Bradbury, and Orwell. I don't regret reading his stories because I think there is some value there, certainly there is an entertainment factor, but I certainly appreciate the research into his political views that undoubtedly influenced his fiction. The discussion with Stalin puts a whole new spin on "The Time Machine".
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    • Posted by 6 years, 2 months ago
      I like Wells, I even enjoy George Bernard Shaw. But their views are so wrong. if Wells really had a time machine, he would have seen what a mess his socialism made the world into.
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      • Posted by ewv 6 years, 2 months ago
        Wells and Shaw were both active Fabians deliberately propagandizing. They did see the "mess" socialism made as Fabian policies were implemented in Britain, as well as the fascism and communism elsewhere around the world. It didn't change their ideology.
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    • Posted by DrZarkov99 6 years, 2 months ago
      If you had also read "The Shape of Things to Come", the socialist link would have been clear. Like most idealists, Wells was unhappy with how messy democratic societies were, and felt that a more centralized, controlled social structure would somehow be more orderly and secure.
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  • Posted by tjmalone 6 years, 2 months ago
    Nice article Overman and nice to meet you. Wells and Shaw were both good writers but horrible socialists. I wrote about this phenomenon of popular writers of that era pushing socialism in my book "A Defense Of American Ideals." Another one that I cover is Jack London and his book "The Iron Heel." Although I admire London greatly he couldn't have been more wrong in his predictions in "The Iron Heel." He predicted Capitalism would end in totalitarianism... and of course it played out just as he predicted, but with one little difference: it was the rise of Socialism and Fascism that delivered his dystopian vision. There's a lot of evidence he became disillusioned with socialism in his later years and he resigned from the socialist party in his late 30's (he was only 40 when he died).
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    • Posted by 6 years, 2 months ago
      That sounds very interesting.
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      • Posted by tjmalone 6 years, 2 months ago
        Yes it is. He published "The Iron Heel" in 1907. I'd be happy to send you a free review copy of my book if you're interested. It's received very positive reviews by other Gulchers. Just email me at tom [at] americanideals.info and let me know where to send it. You have some impressive content on your blog. Thanks for sharing that article.
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  • Posted by ProfChuck 6 years, 2 months ago
    The idealists believe that an "intellectual elite" should rule the new aristocracy (which is nothing more than a return to feudalism). The pragmatists cynically view socialism simply as a path to power. The reason Socialism is attractive reveals the kind of thinking that caused the people to drag the Trojan horse into their city.
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