What's up with this?
The new deal:
Of FDR, Rexford Tugwell wrote: "He had a good Harvard education when Fabianism was developing, and he probably knew quite well the works of H.G.
Wells and George Bernard Shaw (Fabian Socialists)."
Well-connected socialists early this century were familiar with the political winds and helped influence the direction they were beginning to blow.
John Dewey, the father of humanism, wrote in Individualism, Old and New (1929):
"We are in for some kind of socialism, call it by whatever name we please, and no matter what it will be called when it is realized....There is
still enough vitality in the older individualism to offer a very serious handicap to any party or program which calls itself by the name
Socialism....The older individualism is still sufficiently ingrained to obtain allegiance in confused sentiment and in vocal utterance."
It was clear to Mr. Dewey that if socialism was to come about, it would have to bear a different title. Later, in 1929, came the stock market crash
which brought about the intended condition of despair in this country and the subsequent election of Roosevelt and the "New Deal".
"New Deal" was the new title chosen for the socialist agenda.
Curtis Dall, FDR's son-in-law, doubted that FDR was the originator of this vast "recovery" effort. In his book, FDR: My Exploited Father-in-Law
(1967) he stated, "For a long time I felt that FDR had developed many thoughts and ideas that were his own to benefit this country, the USA. But he
didn't. Most of his thoughts, his political 'ammunition,' as it were, was carefully manufactured for him in advance by the CFR-One World Money
The CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) One-World Money Group was the "power behind the throne", so to speak, and Fabianism was the religion or
social doctrine of that inner circle of power with world domination and control its consummate objective. FDR was not only acquainted with the works
of Fabian socialist, H.G. Wells, as Rexford Tugwell wrote, but he was on friendly terms with him.
Wells, himself, spoke somewhat of the conspiracy taking place to rule the world. In his book, Experiment in Autobiography (1934) he commented, "The
organization of this that I call the Open Conspiracy, the evocation of a greater sounder fellow to the Communist essay, an adequately implemented
Liberal Socialism, which will ultimately supply teaching, coercive and directive public services to the whole world, is the immediate task." He went
on to say when the consummate objective would be reached. "It's coming is likely to happen very quickly....Sometimes I feel that generations of
propaganda and education may have to precede it....Plans for political synthesis seem to grow bolder and more extensive."
By this time some members of FDR's own party were becoming quite uncomfortable with the direction he was taking the nation. Alfred Smith, former
presidential candidate and mayor of New York City, delivered a speech in Washington, D.C.,entitled, "Betrayal of the Democratic Party." He had
supported FDR in 1932, but in this speech of January 25, 1936, he stated:
"Just get the platform of the Democratic Party, and get the platform of the Socialist Party, and lay them down on your dining room table, side by
side, and get a heavy lead pencil and scratch out the word 'Democrat', and scratch out the word 'Socialist,' and let the two platforms lay there.
Then study the record of the present administration up to date. After you have done that, make your mind up to pick up the platform that more nearly
squares with the record, and you will put your hand on the Socialist platform."