EP | 77 Has Communism Really Come to America? During the Cold War, much was written about Marxism in the United States by Americans who had been members of the Communist Party USA and by clergy within the Catholic church. These writers documented that Marxism is always on the offensive and is “flexible” in its propaganda and directives. Because it is always on the offensive, it looks to leverage stalemates (Korea is one clear example from the past) for later attacks. Its flexibility is reflected in the ever-changing nature of the language it uses; however, set patterns of behavior make the deceptions detectable. One pattern that has been repeatedly used has been agitating for “social reform.”