Today he claims that Fabian Society meetings this year “are expected to be lively,” an allegation we are sure would be news to its cardigan-wearing, pipe-smoking membership led by above-pictured former Labor minister Race Mathews. :
The Fabian Society battles on, with Evan Thornley’s election as national secretary threatening to inject some much needed extra-parliamentary zeal into their 2009 agenda. The Thornley appointment has met with outrage from some members miffed at his resignation from the Victorian Upper House and meetings this year are expected to be lively. The Fabians’ action plan for 2009 reads like a desperate call for participation — all the right ideas are present and accounted before (including some ahead of the curve thinking on emissions trading). Whether it manages to recreate this impressive line-up of guest speakers remains to be seen.
It is not the first time the Fabians – whose leadership includes Racy Race Mathews and others whose idea of fun is booking lecture theatre and an intriguing sociologist for a few hours of earnest discussion – have been misrepresented. If you are intrigued about Race Mathews – and who isn’t? – please click here to read about him and his role in the “Melbourne Science Fiction Group” (surely a front).
Mel Gibson’s papa Hutton- a loon whose hobbies include Holocaust denial and who makes his occasionally anti-semitic ranting movie-star son look normal – believes the Fabians are controlled by the devil. This is not necessarily considered a reference to Evan Thornley. He claims that Fabian “creeping socialism” is intent on world domination.