How Much Has Marxism Infiltrated America and When Did It Start?

I happened to point out on Twitter yesterday that Woodrow Wilson was, in many ways, a Marxist, or at the very least, had Marxist leanings. In fact, so were some of the most important individuals who advised him, particularly Edward Mandell House. The response I received?

I then followed that up with another statement and received the following in reply:

One of the things those on the left attempt to do is to make everything they disagree with appear "out there" or "conspiratorial." The natural response to this type of imagery then is sarcasm. If the left takes the time to deal with the subject of Woodrow Wilson being connected to Marxism seriously, then it gives credence to it. That's not something the left wants to deal with, so they belittle it.

I saw that with a video of Jay Carney speaking with Joe Scarborough. In it, Scarborough actually becomes incensed with Carney because of Carny's flippant attitude, knowing smile, and ultimate denial. Check it out here.

This seems to be one of the ways the left attempts to keep us off guard. They often cannot answer a simple question in a straightforward way.

Getting back to Woodrow Wilson, there are those who believe labeling Wilson a Marxist or Marxist-leaning is incorrect and even defamatory. There are plenty of apologists on the 'Net who do what they can to defend him from such a charge.

It is generally understood that Edward Mandell House was Woodrow Wilson's chief advisor. Daniel Estulin states that House "was rumored to be the power behind the Wilson administration from 1913 to 1921. Ironically, House was a known Marxist. He idealized socialism, and under his watch in the White House, he lobbied for a state-controlled central bank empowered to make U.S. money. In 1913, the United States Congress still controlled the country's currency, but that year passage of the Federal Reserve Act transferred Congress' power to a private central bank. House also proposed the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which introduced the graduated income tax, another idea he borrowed from Karl Marx." [1]

Remember, this was all happening in the very early 1900s. By the time both of my sets of grandparents emigrated to the United States legally through Ellis Island in 1920 and 1921, these Marxist ideologies had become law in the United States.

Edward Mandell House "also wrote the plan for the League of Nations, which was President Wilson's prized proposal at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference." [2] We know that the League of Nations ultimately failed and was replaced during FDR's tenure in the White House with the United Nations, which has, unfortunately, become consistently more powerful since its inception. That is solely because leaders of nations (including the U.S.) have handed over the sovereignty of their nations bit by bit over time.

One other organization came to the fore by the end of Woodrow Wilson's tenure in the Oval Office. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) was created by House (and others who saw things as he saw them) to be a body of individuals who would control things from behind the scenes. In effect, and according to Daniel Estulin and others, the CFR determines the foreign policy of the United States of America. It only appears as though the president does that. "From the outset, their commitment to form a one-world government based on a centralized global financing system attracted the strangest mix of capitalist and socialist, opportunist and idealist. Among the potpoourri of American elitists at that first meeting were the rich and famous." [3] If this is true, it then makes sense why the UN is given more power with each passing presidential term.

Shortly after its inception, both Rockefeller and Carnegie "agreed to finance the CFR's agenda and growth. President Franklin Roosevelt is responsible for filling the State Department with CFR members in 1940, and subsequent generations of CFR-placed staff have run it ever since." [4]

Realizing that this all sounds conspiratorial in nature, the question must be asked whether or not there is even the hint of a possibility that any of this could be founded in truth. That's for you to decide, but people like Daniel Estulin make a very strong case for it. Estulin is an award-winning journalist (as in actual journalist). He doesn't specialize in conspiracy theories. He specializes in finding the truth. His books are filled with information that places him on the cutting edge and because of that, his life has been on the line several times.

However, we need to consider the words of just a few individuals who tend to verify what Estulin has uncovered. "As early as March 26, 1922, John F. Hylan, Mayor of New York, in a speech said, 'The real menace of our republic is the invisible government, which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy length over our city, state and nation. At the head is the small group of banking houses generally referred to as 'international bankers.' This little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run our government for their own selfish ends'." [5]

Estlin also quotes Senator William Jenner from 1954, who stated, "Today the path to total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people...Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded and is sure that it is the winning side...All the strange developments in foreign policy agreements may be traced to this group who are going to make us over to suit their pleasure." [6]

Finally, we read the words of historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. He believes the CFR is a "front organization for the heart of the American Establishment." [7]

We either have a shadow government or we do not. It's that simple. It would seem that Marxists have had their fingers in the dealings of America since shortly after its inception. What is fascinating is that many of the same people who were part of Jimmy Carter's administration were also part of Clinton's and now Obama's. Most of Obama's advisors are members of the CFR. It's simply a revolving door. These individuals are the ones who bring the agenda to fruition.

It's very possible America has been moving toward Marxism since the days of Woodrow Wilson and possibly even before. It certainly seems as though Obama has shifted things into high gear.

We cannot undo the past. The most we can do is push back against Marxism's continued infiltration of society.


[1] Daniel Estulin, The True Story of the Bilderberg Group (2009), p. 77

[2] Ibid, p. 77

[3] Ibid, p. 78

[4] Ibid, p. 78

[5] Ibid, pp. 78-79

[6] Ibid, p. 79

[7] Ibid, p. 79

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