Wall Street's Utopian Hoax
I read Bella Dodd's 1954 exposure of Communism, "School of Darkness," for the first time several months ago. Her book exposes the fact that Communism was (and in a very real sense, still is) nothing more than a system of financial control designed by wealthy bankers for the purpose of enslaving humanity. She destroys the commonly held misconception that Communists "steal from the rich and give to the poor," and shows instead that the flow of money in fact proceeds precisely in the opposite direction: that Communists will steal a thousand beggars' change and give it to the rich.
Investment Bankers of the World, Unite!
You can read her book online here:
You can read Henry Makow's review of her book here:
Her words speak for themselves:
Communist Nature of Bretton Woods, and Communists in the U.S. Government:
... Today it is obvious that after Stalin had gained diplomatic concessions at Yalta, and after the Bretton Woods and Dumbarton Oaks conferences had placed concealed American Communists in positions of power, world communism did not want the patriotic efforts of Earl Browder and his band of open Communists who longed for participation in American affairs. Only later did I learn that Foster’s belated, polite, and restrained opposition to the Teheran line the year before had been suggested through private channels from abroad, as preparation for the upheaval of 1945 ...
Communism as a Plaything for the Rich:
... I had regarded the Communist Party as a poor man’s party, and thought the presence of certain men of wealth within it accidental. I now saw this was no accident. I regarded the Party as a monolithic organization with the leadership in the National Committee and the National Board. Now I saw this was only a facade placed there by the movement to create the illusion of the poor man’s party; it was in reality a device to control the “common man” they so raucously championed ...
... What now became clear to me was the collusion of these two forces: the Communists with their timetable for world control, and certain mercenary forces in the free world bent on making profit from blood...
... Today I marvel that the world communist movement was able to beat the drums against Germany and never once betray what the inner group knew well: that some of the same forces which gave Hitler his start had also started Lenin and his staff of revolutionists from Switzerland to St. Petersburg to begin the revolution which was to result in the Soviet totalitarian state...
Communist Policy on "Free" Trade:
... The export-import group was especially interesting. I recall one group of communist operators who brought watch parts from Switzerland, assembled them here, and sent the finished product to Argentina. I met one man who was making regular flying trips to Czechoslovakia, engaged in the deadly business of selling arms and ammunition, for today the communist agent engaged in international trade is far more effective than the old-type political agitator...
Communism and the Hegelian Dialectic:
... In the days that have gone since we enunciated these statements so confidently I have had many occasions to see that this cataloging of people as either “right” or “left” has led to more confusion in American life than perhaps any other false concept. It sounds so simple and so right. By using this schematic device one puts the communists on the left and then one regards them as advanced liberals -after which it is easy to regard them as the enzyme necessary for progress...
...Communists usurp the position of the left, but when one examines them in the light of what they really stand for, one sees them as the rankest kind of reactionaries and communism as the most reactionary backward leap in the long history of social movements. It is one which seeks to obliterate in one revolutionary wave two thousand years of man’s progress...
The fact that Wall Street deliberately created and nurtered Communism throughout the 20th century is still an extremely difficult one for most Americans to grasp, but it's made somewhat easier when one realizes that Communism is not properly juxtaposed against "capitalism".. Rather, capitalism is simply the practice of lending capital at interest, and therefore creates a network of debtors and creditors. More often than not, capitalism works hand-in-hand with Communism by accelerating the rate at which private property is confiscated by the State, as this 1911 cartoon from Robert Minor might suggest:
Teddy Roosevelt Welcomes Karl Marx to Wall Street
For more on the role that the U.S. played in building up the Soviet Union, read the following by Mary J. Ruwart:
"...for the period 1917 to 1930 Western assistance in various forms was the single most important factor, first in the sheer survival of the Soviet regime and secondly in industrial progress to prerevolutionary (pre-1917) levels."
-- Antony Sutton
"The Soviet government has been given United States Treasury funds by the Federal Reserve Board and the Fed Reserve Banks acting through the Chase Bank and the Guaranty Trust Company and other banks in New York City."
-- Louis McFadden, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives, Banking Committee
"Our whole (Soviet) slave system depends on your (Western) economic assistance. When they bury us alive, please do not send them shovels and the most up-to-date earth-moving equipment."
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
I could go on about how U.S. Treasury officials in the FDR administration, including Henry Morgenthau and Harry Dexter White, arranged to have U.S. Treasury plates shipped to Russia so that the Soviets could counterfeit their own U.S. currency, but that by itself is probably worth its own blog posting (or book, for that matter).