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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Fred DeRuvo is the author of numerous articles and a growing number of Name Your Linkbooks related to conservative theology and politics. Fred received his Bachelor's degree from Philadelphia College of Bible and his Masters from Tyndale Theological Seminary. Fred received his Th.D from Northwestern Theological Seminary in Florida. Listen to Fred’s program and on MPR 105.3 FM in the Philippines. Fred began Study-Grow-Know Ministries several years ago where he fights the scourge of Leftist politics and policies that seem to be gaining a foothold in America. His blogs include Study, Grow, Know and Politically Correct Morass.
  • Ddenney1

    I also believe that T.Roosevelt was the first PROGRESSIVE using the power of the WH to break all the monopolies (not all bad) but he grew the power of the executive office to new levels. Wilson WAS A DIFINITE "ACADEMIC' was sick from a stroke the last term of office and his wife hid the fact to the point she was considered "pres." secretly advised by this Marxist House. The stroke suffered by Wilson should have put the V.P. in but DID NOT!
    Wilson on his last leg said himself that he betrayed his country and the LEAGUE WAS JUST PART OF IT! The article mentions the CFR but not all the other conspiracy theories are wrong. I believe mankind is the pawn of the devil and we have been used for the sole purpose to be our own worst enemies. CFR Builderburgers Trilateral Comm. Club of Roman Templars you name it... all have scary motives. I always have said there is really little difference between any party Dems ,Rep, Socialist Commie etc.. they ALL want power and they NEED to control US! There is ONLY ONE CONSPIRACY and it BIBILCAL it's been going on for 6000 years. But it is coming to an end sooner than any of us will believe and NOBODY BELIEVES!

  • Kylene Gould

    Marxism is very alive and well in America...........I live in Chicago....Marxist have their own printed newspaper here it gets distributed in my neighborhood...the things in that paper would put most americans on edge. In this paper there are many leftist groups represented....African Americans....Hispanics......Gays and Lesbians....oh and lets not forget Islam....and lastly my favorite category....government employees....yes in the issues I have gotten to see.... just what they are really about...just what lunatics they really are. In one of the issues they promote HAMAS as a humanitarian organization.(their words not mine) Yes everyone this is the kind of personal hobby some of your tax dollars are going to support.....your very own UNION government employees supporting a terrorist organization......oh and by the way there was not one Republican organization represented in their little newspaper. All of those gays and lesbians as well as african americans and the other leftist that keep saying accusations like this are ridiculous......THEY ARE LIARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE GOOD LIARS...because everyone believes them. They have lists of companies that they purposely are intent on bringing down that they want to destroy.....United Airlines....American Airlines...Bank of America... anything owned by the KOCH name a few ..... they are destroying this country and we are all just going to sit back and let them. What are they going to say yes.......we hate america and we want to destroy it???????

    • mike lopez

      You made a big mistake,when you said not to forget Islam,which is an enemy to the Marxism,because Islam wants the mankind to have freedom and liberty,worshipping the One God,also in Islam,the homosexalism is not admitted,and have no right to exist in the law of the God,otherwise He didn´t punish them severely,at the time of the Prophet Abraham and Lutt,and You think that Hamas id a terrorist org.while they behave similar to the heroes of Independence ,but they live in conditions in their land worst than that of holocaust in Germany against the Jews,in their historical own land (palestine)

  • freedomringsforall

    Our country and this world are spinning into insanity on purpose.

    The Internationalist have their plan, the Islamists have their plan, and the commie/socialists have their plan.

    For the moment they all align with intent so they are all using each other to create absolute worldwide chaos and each leader propped up by these groups is out for what they want and obama is good at that game.

    The purpose for chaos and death is to justify clamp down, arms confiscation, and in general steps toward dictatorial powers for these groups.

    These groups just like the axis powers in World War 2 will work together on a worldwide basis to make these realities come to fruition.

    Just as the axis powers in world war two believed that they could rule the world in sync after dominating it they each all also secretly believed that they could overcome the other in the end and become the one true leader of the entire world, so do these new axis powers believe the same.

    I believe the internationalists believe as Hitler did that with an overwhelming political power, economic power, and military power of a united Europe and the Americas in their pocket and with deep inroads (politically and economically) into the African continent and the mid asia, and asia proper continents that they will eventually come out on top as the unified world leaders and thus enforce the one world governance that they have been developing onto the world.

    We are one step away from a total worldwide dictatorship.

    The 2nd amendment.

    If we do not ensure that our 2nd amendment rights and freedoms are rock solid then no rights will be and if we lose the U.S. we lose the world.

    And that my friends is what all of them are counting on.

    • mike lopez

      the religion of Islam,can exist alone ,and don't ned marxism,because Islam is complete divine guide for mankind,issued by the God.and it is a very strange conduct,if someone talk about something unknown to him.

    • freedomringsforall

      Obviously you can't read English very well because I never said or inferred anything close to Islam existing or not existing with or without Marxism.
      I would agree that Islam is a complete guide to how to slaughter and abuse mankind.
      Also, I would agree that you should not be talking about things that you know nothing about.

  • ARMYOF69

    What I find amusing is how rich the so called Marxists are , usually. They live very well, on a grand scale, have a great deal of armed security, and they tell us how we the people are being downtrodden by whoever is in power including big business. And yet, many millions do not see what is happening. Their eyes are open, but cannot see.

  • Colleen Coyne

    Marxist planted its feet in American Politics in 1932. When FDR first action was to make it illegal for American's to hold gold. He and his rubber stamp Congress then strengthen racial laws (mostly in the South, but allow his Union friends to discriminate against anyone they did not like Jews, Catholics, Black. Most of his "team" were extremely leftist. In 1939 some Leftist rethought their positions when Stalin signed his agreement to rape Poland and murder Trotesky in Mexico. Whittaker. Chambers and Al Hiss --- all were leftist. I still cannot understand why the Jews voted for FDR, he did nothing to help the Jews being persecuted in Germany and he did nothing to stop the death camps. I remember reading the book "While Six Million Died: A Chronicle of American Apathy (Random House, 1968) " in JrHS. I also read Witness about the same time. I had teachers who told me that Hiss was innocent.

    • Sue

      Apathy? We bombed every major city in Germany to rubble. Try reading of the devastation caused by saturation bombing.

  • hibp

    I have been PAYING ATTENTION to what politicians say and do for a long time. I agree with what's written in this article and coincidently I have just been saying the SAME THING to some friends and family lately. I have started just saying what I believe, think and Know to be true. And what happens is some people think I am 'way out there'. Many don't say it, but I know they are thinking it. OK, now I want to say to my fellow Americans here we NEED TO SPEAK UP - to EVERYONE we see and know - friends, coworkers, beauticians, acquaintances. We NEED to speak the truth. KNOW that you will get MANY blank faces.....BUT we have to play the liberal progressive game - WE HAVE TO GET OUR THOUGHTS INSIDE THE HEADS OF THE MAINSTREET PUBLIC! This is what obama and liberals fear. BUT, the more each one of us start saying things OVER AND OVER, some Americans who currently aren't paying attention will start thinking about what we are saying!! Finishing a marathon, starts at mile one.

    • Frederikahere

      I have been trying for years to talk some sense into the heads of low-info voters.
      Once inside their heads, all I usually hear is an echo.

    • TexasOlTimer

      I had an excellent teacher for history and government in high school in the '50s (back when these things were actually taught). By the '60s I was asking questions about why we were losing even more of our freedoms every day. I was laughed at. I always used seat belts from the time they were available simply because I made the decision they were safer than not using them. I almost stopped when it was made a law! How dare the government tell me I HAD to use them! But it's all in the name of safety - and most of the regulations are couched in terms of 'safety' or 'for the children.' I have been talking to anyone that will listen since that time.

      One that did was my eldest son that drives a flatbed 48 states and has for some 30 years since he got out of the Navy. He upgraded his CB shortly after Obama got into office and can cover about 10 miles radius. He has been talking daily to any and everyone that will listen. He talks to those in truck stops as long as they'll listen and his schedule permits. To those liberals that only scream 'racist' and other words, he simply says, 'so I'm a racist - now, tell me why my argument is wrong.' They have no answer so scream further.

      Then those that want more information ask. He tells them, answering their questions and giving them sources to read for themselves. He always tells the doubters to find where he is wrong and tell him because he desperately wants to believe that our government cannot possibly be doing this.

      He knows it is but it puts those questioning in a position of wanting to find something to show he's wrong and they read and the more they read, the more scared they become. In these past years he has come across more than one that tells him that he is absolutely right and now they are trying to convince all they know. One by one, day by day, he is hoping to turn someone around and the ripples will spread from there.

    • hibp

      O'Timer, Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts and Greatly appreciate what your son is doing!! I hope more and more people who want to stop the erosion of our rights and free society SPEAK OUT! Liberals who scream and call names at us and those who feel they are at the bottom of the opportunity rung in life, don't realize we are fighting this fight for Them and their children, too.......they just don't know it........yet. BTW, Please tell me where you live in Texas, I am an old timer, too, and am actually going down to Texas in a month to check out moving there for retirement!! Any tips on nice retirement places are appreciated!! I am visiting the Dallas, Arlington, Denton areas. God Bless, KEEP SPEAKING UP!!

    • TexasOlTimer

      A lot depends on your budget and what you enjoy doing.

      Weather-wise - West Texas has more desert type weather, dryer, less rain. The panhandle is also desert but has cold winters with winds that can sweep across the flat plains. Northern Texas - Dallas, etc. - has more greenery, is still colder in the winter than I like but is also in the path of storms (Waco, Dallas and up that way is part of tornado alley). East Texas is humid, lush with trees and not that cold. Down around Houston and the coast line - it depends on just where - it can be pretty humid and hot in the summer. I live in Central Texas (having been raised in West Texas) and this is my favorite. It is more humid that I like (being a desert rat) but there are trees and rarely if ever snow! Been there, done that, and left the snow shovel behind!

      If you like the big city, I'd favor Ft. Worth over Dallas in that area but my heart lies with small towns so personally I'd avoid both. I don't like the traffic and congestion of the larger cities. Don't forget to look at local property taxes. They vary from county to county and if you're within a city limits they'll be higher. Frequently prices are cheaper in smaller communities which was also a concern for me being retired. Read the local newspapers - including the letters to the editors - they'll give you an idea of what the locals are like and are contending with.

      Good luck! We certainly meed more conservatives here to offset those liberals that want to turn our state blue!!

    • hibp

      Thanks for the tips - it's Texas or Arizona for me for sure. Keep up the good fight for freedom in Texas! :)

  • SkippingDog

    The first "central bank" of the U.S. was established by the very first session of our very first Congress in 1790. It was the First Bank of the United States, and was created to do very much the same thing that the Federal Reserve has done for the past century. If you are claiming that a central bank is evidence of a Marxist intrusion into our national policies, you are claiming that George Washington, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton were Marxists - nearly 30 years before Karl Marx was born.

  • A. Levy

    Don't be fooled by Scarborough's little act. He's a full-blown progressive RINO and a devoted Obummer supporter. That's why he's on that dying network. He got pissed at Carney simply because Scarborough, who was once a member of the House but was booted by FL. voters, believes people should bow to him. Carney knows that but apparently wasn't bowing deep enough.

  • Parson_Rayphe

    Hey Fred, Good article, thank you. Some would say that through the envelope of "Federalism" the Marxist agenda was beginning to manifest even with Lincoln forcing the South to participate in the American government. Some would say it began even with the creation of the American Constitution. They would argue that the colonies should have remained completely free and independent legal entities as the states should be today. What do you think of that? Either way, I think it is clear that main stream Christianity is being utilized to usher in what the revolutionaries fought against and what so many in America have sacrificed so much for since then. Here is an article that supports that consideration.

    Thanks again for posting this article.

  • runsinquicksand

    The activity that occurred at the White House er IRS. LOL He had it right the first time