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Bella Dodd - A Communist Cancer is Killing Us

February 15, 2024


Communism is a fait accompli in the West yet we seldom use this disease to understand our malaise.


In 1954, Bella Dodd, a high ranking defector from the US Communist Party, warned us that Masonic Jewish central bankers are behind Communism, and this satanic cult controls the USA. This has been confirmed by the COVID hoax, gene therapy. migration, CRT, BLM and heterophobia

Her book "School of Darkness"   (pdf) requires a revisit.

The Devil and Bella Dodd (2022) is much more than a biography of Communist Party whistleblower Bella Dodd (1904- 1969.)
It is a history of the Communist takeover of the US in the twentieth century. The authors establish that the goal of Communism is no less than the annihilation and enslavement of the human race. According to the Communist Manifesto, Communism seeks to abolish nothing less than "the present state of things." (117) Hatred of Christian civilization is its motivation. All the problems that plague society today -- gender dysfunction, "woke," censorship, thought-crimes, transhumanism, migration, abortion, CRT, Agenda 2030 -- manifest Communist control. Communism denies that mankind has a soul or that the Creator has a Purpose for humanity. It is a fatal Trojan Horse (Satanism) that has been accepted into our society. Mankind is satanically possessed by Organized Jewry (WEF, Rothschild central banking cartel.) 

After exposing the Communist Conspiracy to Congress, Bella Dodd was ostracized and lost her legal practice and home. She was treated like a heretic by the Communists who are the forebears of the Demonrat Party today. Zionism (Trump, False Opposition) is the midwife of Communism. Our battle is religious in nature: we either serve God or Satan. 

My only criticism: No mention of Freemasonry or Organized Jewry!  Communism is Cabalist Judaism.

"The objectives of Communism are being steadily advanced...The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous, he cannot believe it exists." -J Edgar Hoover (1956)

from May 2, 2023
By Henry Makow Ph.D

Bella Dodd was a Communist Party of America (CPUSA) leader in the 1930' s and 1940's. Her book, "School of Darkness" (1954) reveals that Communism was a hoax perpetrated by financiers "to control the common man" and to advance world tyranny. Naturally, this important book is out-of-print and not in any used bookstores. It can be read online here. [It has recently been reprinted and is available here.]

Bella Dodd was born Maria Asunta Isabella Visono in Italy about 1904. A brilliant and dedicated woman, she graduated from Hunter College and NYU Law School. She became head of the New York State Teachers Union and was a member of the CPUSA's National Council until 1949.

Dodd describes Communism as "a strange secret cult" whose goal is the destruction of Western (i.e. Christian) Civilization. Millions of naive idealists ("innocents") are tricked by its talk of helping the poor, but it cares only for power. For example, Dodd found there was no social research at party headquarters. "We are a revolutionary party, not a reform party," she was told. (163) The goal is to destroy not to improve.




The Communist Party operates by infiltrating and subverting social institutions like the churches, schools, mass media and government. Its aim was "to create new types of human beings who would conform to the blueprint of the world they confidently expected to control." (162)

For example, Dodd reveals that the CPUSA had 1100 members become Catholic priests in the 1930's. It also subverted the American education system by taking over the teacher's unions and learned societies. Only people who accepted the "materialistic, collectivist international class struggle approach" advanced. (98)



Involving women in the war effort fitted the long-range program:

sod.jpg"The party did all it could to induce women to go into industry. Its fashion designers created special styles for them and its songwriters wrote special songs to spur them... War-period conditions, they planned, were to become a permanent part of the future educational program. The bourgeois family as a social unit was to be made obsolete." (153)

There was to be no family but the party and the state. Dodd helped organize the Congress of American Women, a forerunner of the feminist movement.

"Since it was supposedly a movement for peace, it attracted many women. But it was really only a renewed offensive to control American women... Like youth and minority groups, they are regarded as a reserve force of the revolution because they are more easily moved by emotional appeals." (194-195)



When FDR recognized Russia in 1933, he deliberately turned a blind eye to the CPUSA's massive program of espionage and subversion. Liberals denied that this took place and complained about a "witch hunt." Guess what? The "loony right" was correct.

A new book (The Secret World of American Communism, based on newly opened Kremlin archives, confirms that CPUSA was a puppet of Moscow and the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were practically run by Soviet agents, Alger Hiss, Harry Hopkins and Harry Dexter White to name a few.

The war years saw the CPUSA actually renounce the class struggle and join the so-called "Roosevelt camp of progress" which included "progressive capitalists."

"The Communist Party now assumed the responsibility of establishing a rigid discipline over the working class. No employer was more effective or more relentless in checking strikes among the workers, or minimizing complaints...while wages rose a little during those years, they did not compare with the rise in profits and in monopoly control of basic necessities...war production was chiefly in the hands of ten large corporations...the Communists carefully muted such information." (153)


The war years saw amazing coordination between the Communist Party and America's financial elite. The elite financed a sophisticated propaganda agency called the Russian Institute located on Park Ave. across 68th Street from Rockefeller's Council on Foreign Relations. Here "famous names like Vanderbilt, Lamont, Whitney and Morgan mingled with those of Communist leaders. "(153)

At Roosevelt's insistence, Stalin "dissolved" the Comintern in order to make the CPUSA look like an American party. The CPUSA leader Earl Browder achieved national prominence and consulted with senior Roosevelt cabinet ministers.


The joint US-Russian war effort was to be the basis of the new world order. But, inexplicably, the policy changed and Browder instantly became a non-person. Apparently, the time wasn't right for world government. A cold war would be much more lucrative. Dodd was told that in the future, the party would often find itself opposed not only to the government but also to U.S. workers.

"I now saw that with the best motives and a desire to serve the working people... I and thousands like me had been led to a betrayal of these very people... I had been on the side of those who sought the destruction of my own country." (229)

Like frightened mice, the CPUSA membership scurried to adopt the new party line. Dodd tried to quit but was told: "No one gets out of the party. You die or you are thrown out." (197)

Eventually, Dodd was expelled and smeared as "anti-Negro, anti-Puerto Rican, anti-Semitic, anti-labor and a defender of the landlord." (220). Sound familiar? After more than 20 years of tireless sacrifice, she was without family or friends. The party had been her family. Its "hates had become my hates."

"This is the key to the mental enslavement of mankind. The individual is made into nothing ... he operates as the physical part of [a] higher group intelligence... he has no awareness of the plans the higher group intelligence has for utilizing him." (158)




Bella Dodd was circumspect about the people behind the Communist Party.  Once, she was told to phone two multi-millionaires who lived in the Waldorf Towers if she lost contact with Moscow. Elsewhere, she refers to "a secret well-organized world power." She is obviously afraid to be candid. She suspects that one CPUSA leader's "suicide" was, in fact, murder. (172)

But she does drop a possible clue. She says that each of the nine floors of the party-owned headquarters at 35 E. 12th St. was devoted to CPUSA business. The Sixth Floor held "the publication offices of the Yiddish newspaper, the Freiheit, and the "Jewish Commission." (162) 

"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 profits from blood." (229)

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As "one piece of the puzzle that finally became a picture," Dodd tells the story of the ship "Erica Reed" typical of "hundreds of other stories." During the Spanish Civil War, Americans donated money to load the ship with medical supplies and food for Spain. The Communists diverted the ship to Russia instead. (89)

Censorship is crucial to Communists, Dodd says. "I have often seen leaders pull books from shelves in homes and warn members to destroy them."(223)

Communism is essentially a deceitful system of international elite control. It was not suppressed during the McCarthy era. Rather it morphed into the New Left, Counter Culture, Civil Rights, Anti War and Woman's Liberation Movements, and later into a plethora of elite-sponsored NGO's, and media, Democratic and Republican party factions, Liberal, Zionist, Labor, Feminist and Gay Rights groups. Like the CPUSA itself, these groups are controlled from the top so their memberships are unaware of being used.

To the objection that some of the above-mentioned groups oppose globalization, Dodd refers to examples where the CPUSA ostensibly supported causes they wished to sabotage. (205)



Communism was/is a plot designed to substitute a Masonic Jewish cabal for the rule of God. It is a fraud hatched by the rich to thwart the dreams of ordinary people and stunt human progress. The same cabal is behind most wars including the impending attack on Iran.

A precursor to the new world order, Communism espouses brotherhood, peace and equality in order to deceive us. It has taken over society's eyes, ears, mind and spirit. Much of what passes for truth in the media and schools is part of this monstrous con job. The expression "politically correct"  is an old Communist Party term. Our politicians are mostly traitors.

Feminism is Communist both in origin and spirit. It pretends to champion women but in fact neuters both sexes and destroys the basic social unit, the family. The promotion of homosexuality as a "lifestyle choice" for heterosexuals is also part of this brazen elitist fraud designed to "create new types of human beings who would conform..."

Western Civilization is like a ship floundering in a sea of evil, yet the passengers are too duped and distracted to realize it. Bella Dodd had the courage to sound the alarm 75 years ago. It is never too late to begin to resist tyranny.

There are no lifeboats.


From August 2010


Related- Makow "What is Communism?" - Essentially it is a monopoly on everything - your thought, your children, your freedom, your property and your soul. This is what NSA snooping is partly about. 

-----Feminism originated in US Communist Party 

--- We Have DeFacto Communism

----"The Aim of Freemasonry is the Triumph of Communism"



First Comment from Dan Butler (1955-2018):


The American Communists (CPUSA) were just one country.   The Communists were international, so this was being done simultaneously in every country where there were Communists.  Mexico was a haven of Communists during the 1930's;  Presidente Cárdenas harbored Trotsky in Mexico City from 1936 till 1940. The Catholic clergy had already been purged during the late 1920's by the Freemasonic government of Presidente Plutarco Calles. 

Irregular Freemasonry had already been infiltrating the Vatican since the late 19th century.   Vatican Secretariat Cardinal Mariano Rampolla, secretly a high Mason was actually elected Pope in the Conclave of 1903.  Only the last minute veto of Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph foiled it.  Pius X (GiuseppeSarto) became Pope instead.  Though traditionalist Catholics believe Pius X was the last great opponent of Freemasonry, his first act as Pope was to abolish the veto power of the Catholic kings.   Still, his encyclical 'Pascendi Dominici Gregisi'  (On the Doctrine of the Modernists) in which he calls 'Modernism' the "Synthesis of all heresies", and the 1910 'Oath Against Modernism' for all clergy were powerful statements.  These however were kicked to the curb with Pope Giacomo Battista (Benedict XV) Lateran Pacts with the Kingdom of Italy and Mussolini in 1929.  This established Vatican City as a sovereign state in the Modern world.  Even more damning was the 1933 Concordat with the Third Reich, signed by Secretary of State Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli (Pope Pius XII 1939-1958).  Although the Reichskonkordat was in no way an endorsement of Nazi policies, it was a capitulation of teachings of Christ, just to preserve Church assets and comfort zone in Germany. 

The oldest document we have of a Masonic long-term business plan to infiltrate and take over the Roman Catholic Church is
"The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita".  Alta Vendita was the name of the highest lodge of the Italian Masonic terrorist organization called the 'Carbonari'.  Pius VII condemned the Carbonari in 1821.   The pseudonym of the author was "Piccolo Tigre," codename for Giuseppe Mazzini.

The secret papers of the Alta Vendita Lodge that fell into the hands of Pope Gregory XVI were produced from 1820 to 1846. They were published at the request of Pope Pius IX by Jacques Crétineau-Joly in his work 'The Roman Church and Revolution' in 1861, Pope Pius IX guaranteed the authenticity of these documents with his Imprimatur.

The full text of the 'Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita' can also be found in George E. Dillon's book, Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked.

In the Encyclical Humanum Genus (1884), Leo XIII called upon Catholic leaders to "tear off the mask from Freemasonry and make plain to all what it really is."

"The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita" is out of print and copies have become extremely expensive on Amazon since TAN Book publishers went out of business in 2011. 

But you can read about Alta Vendita online here:
'Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked'  George F. Dillon, 1884.



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Comments for "Bella Dodd - A Communist Cancer is Killing Us"

RH said (February 15, 2024):

The shift in attitude may start the fall of communism. Working hard or educating oneself more won’t make any difference to the worker. The elite take all the profits. It should be fun to watch.

AZ said (May 3, 2023):

Henry, thank you so much for the Bella Dodd article, I started reading her book and I have a feeling I won't be able to put it down until I finish.

Christine said (February 15, 2020):

"There are no lifeboats."

Yes, ths world is going down.

But if a person truly repents & asks God in all sincerity, He will show them that Jesus Christ is indeed Messiah and that they will be saved.

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." Mathew 7:7-8

God is real, and the Bible is telling the truth.

Robert K said (March 20, 2018):

One hopes that reflection regarding the ubiquitous takeover program described by Dodd will cause people to question at the most fundamental level the concepts that have been inculcated in them. Nearly all reasoning occurs in a mental soup ingeniously concocted to alienate us from reality. Since economics is the most potent governing device in society, one should expect that the principles on which it operates have been radically bent to the purpose of dominating the population.

There is of course the overriding fact of the monopoly of money control by a central authority--the absolute antithesis of "democracy" that is, through unremitting propaganda, accepted as being consistent with it. But few realize how economic "axioms" bolster the financial control system.

Once you posit maximizing work (termed "full employment") and exporting the maximum amount of your material assets (termed "a favourable balance of trade") as basic economic goals, you have automatically activated a system of mass slavery. As promoting this bilge is personally profitable to the professional economists, they have no motivation to dissent from what has been defined for them as their conceptual "box".

JG said (March 20, 2018):

The Catholic Church that I grew up in was not Communist at all.

At a Catechism Class in 1965, a Nun warned us about the coming influx of drugs that would soon pollute the American culture. The impending drug epidemic would be peddled through music and Hollywood.

The Communist War on American Christian Culture had just begun.

What then followed was the lifting of restrictions on pornography. Playboy magazine went totally nude in their photo shoots and new men's magazines flooded the shelves. X rated movies soon followed. Hollywood and the fashion industry touted the mini skirt. All this was promoted as " freedom of expression". These were the times of lasciviousness like America had never seen.
The once low divorce rate in America was now no more. And, divorce rates have been steadily increasing ever since.

Unfortunately, this Marxist nightmare is not over. The positive news is that we now have a president that's trying to change that.

Robert K said (July 7, 2017):

"There are no lifeboats." Truer words were never spoken: as was demonstrated by both the French and Russian Revolutions, the revolution consumes both the general population and, at length, its own agents, who mistakenly think themselves to be in a protected class.

By positing "equality"--a condition unknown in our wonderfully diverse and organically evolving universe--as your goal, you provide yourself with an excuse for endless intervention in human affairs, because no matter what you do, the persistence of inequality can always be demonstrated. "Equality" is a false path peddled by social deceivers to multitudes of "useful idiots", which gains acceptance by the general population only because of the insecurity instilled in them by the theft, through corrupt financial policy, of their rightful inheritance of material affluence.

Thomas Carter said (February 7, 2015):

There are two gentlemen who knew Bella Dodd who did an interview with Dr. Stan Monteith a few years ago. Audio is not great but understandable.
Bella Dodd Ex-communist 1/4

One of the more interesting claims they make is that they were able to review the original manuscript of her book School of Darkness. They said it was a massive book, something like the Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope. However, what eventually got published was 300 pages of the more mundane elements of the original manuscript. I ordered a 90 minute recorded speech she made from before I had read the book. The speech was excellent but I don't think the book was what she intended.

Dean said (August 4, 2010):

Thank you for the great article about Bella Dodd. Knowing what she knows It is interesting that she converted to the Catholic faith. Even though it had been infiltrated by her enemies. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three young shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. She warned that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world and cause grave harm. This was actually before the revolution concluded in Russia. Our Lady requested that Russia be consecrated to her Immaculate Heart, after which there would be a wonderful period of peace throughout the world. For those who are interested in learning more here is a very helpful link:

More info here:

Tony B said (August 4, 2010):

One of Dodd's statements you quote stands out for me now:

"Since it was supposedly a movement for peace, it attracted many women. But it was really only a renewed offensive to control American women... Like youth and minority groups, they are regarded as a reserve force of the revolution because they are more easily moved by emotional appeals." (194-195)"

I have been trying to get this truth through to people for years. The brainwashing is that women and men are equal and should share equally in everything. Huge lie. Was it "Venus & Mars" that women titled her book about the DIFFERENCES?

Women are NOT suited to compete in the world outside the home. Their emotions are so easily manipulated by the pros (even by amateurs) it is a no brainer to see why the elitists want women in positions of decision making and other powers. "Easily moved by emotional appeals" translates into easily controlled. You see it everywhere. Remember that lesbian bitch, Reno? How about Hillary and Pelosi? Bunch of self-loving robots, doing as ordered. Ever had any dealings with a woman cop? Totally out of her orbit and usually a total bitch to boot. When not manipulated one way or another a woman's decision will ALWAYS be for her usually petty self interest, and to hell with any other issue apparent. That often means her kids given any and every advantage. It's still for HER. She doesn't give an honest damn about someone else's kids. No sense of fairness in business dealings, or marriage dealings, for that matter. Self-destructive self-interest in steroids. Always and forever. Without the totally biased law on their side even their material lives would be miserable indeed.

Unless, of course, held in check by the no nonsense care of a real man. This is why nature wants women and men to work together as one person. But NOT as equals. Women have their personal sphere at home which they can handle and men have the spheres that run the world, which THEY only can handle. Otherwise you have the horrible chaos we are in today. Even women who fight these words tooth and nail will usually admit (to someone - probably another woman) that what they really need is a strong man who will "take care" of them. But usually the higher their intelligence the more their brainwashing makes it impossible for them to be satisfied with the type man they desperately need.

Patrick said (August 4, 2010):

To illustrate the false Cold War"
Here is an example given by my Cajun sailor (MMarines) friend. His ship was delivering grain to England in the 1950's. As they unloaded the grain unto the English ship the grain at the very exact moment was sucked up and piped into the USSR ship. My Cajun friend is still alive and tests to this. (he once told me how at a Venice restaurant 50 years ago, he walked to the bathroom, opened the door and walked right into the Venice water- true story- he was one maaad Cajun).

Bishop Fulton Sheen seemed to have a hand in her conversion. Her book, incidentally is still sold at the SSPX bookstore.

This book compliments AA 1025-
Memoirs of the Communist Infiltration Into the Church
By: Marie Carre

AA-1025. Memoirs of a Communist injured in an auto accident in France; he died in the hospital a few hours later. The nurse who attended him kept his journals, read them and published them as AA-1025. He had become a Catholic priest to subvert the Church from within. Describes his methods & plans. Says there were many more like him. Very enlightening! 156 pgs, Tan Books.

Tony C said (August 4, 2010):

I believe providence comes from God to sustain us in both body and soul. All wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit, and He provides intellectual food that increases our wisdom. Sometimes we receive an unexpected gift of a main course for our intellect, having developed our intellectual taste buds to recognize what the 'head chef' has prepared beforehand.

Sorry for the lame analogy, but I'm referring to your posting of information on Dr. Bella Dodd, with which I was already familiar. You highlighted a link regarding the infiltration of communists into Catholic seminaries, which according to Bella Dodd's knowledge numbered 1100 agents in the USA who trained for Catholic priesthood.

That plan had long been known as 'The Permanent Instruction of The Alta Vendita Lodge', once headed by Mazzini of Italy, and after him Lord Palmerston of England. The page that you linked to was Father Gruner's Fatima Apostolate, which recognises the effect that enemy agents have achieved within the Catholic Church, especially those effects pertaining to the suppressing of events of 1917 in Fatima, Portugal in which prophecies were given to three peasant children which are of an apocalyptic nature.

One of the prophecies foretold was that if man continued to turn away from God then a second global conflict would ensue preceded by the warning of a bright light during a single night which would appear throughout Europe.

This strange light did appear just prior to the outbreak of WW II , as was reported in a number of European national newspapers, including London's 'The Times' newspaper. A mention of this strange event was also made in a book I have, written by Albert Speer, Hitler's Armaments Minister. Speer wrote that some time prior the invasion of Poland he was with Hitler at his mountain retreat. During a meeting on the terrace that evening, when Hitler was particularly animated and in high spirits as he discussed his expansionist policy for Germany's Third Reich, there was a strange glow in the sky overhead, duly noted by all who were present.

There is a particular date when this phenomenon happened, and it has a profound connection: It is the same date as the Rakovsky interrogation took place, 'The Red Symphony', when Rakovsky gave the instruction for Stalin to make the pact with Hitler to invade Poland.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at