I'm finally resuming posting 0n the books that I have read since my last post in this series. I have a stack sitting on my desk that I will in due time post on.
This book is a very controversial one and I would like the reader to know that I post this with some reservation because it may be assumed that I hold positions as a result of such a book that may not actually be mine in fact.
The fact is that this book has had a major effect on history. Whether it is indeed a forgery, as its detractors claim, or whether it is true as its author claims, peoples' ideas have been set into motion as a result of this collection of these protocols and perhaps to understand the previous century and the one we are now in it is necessary to read such a book to see what, if any, effect this book may have had.
Along with the Table of Contents, I will print here the Preface and the Introduction and Who Are the Elders so the reader who is uninformed about this work may know what it is about and to pursue its veracity or falsehood. I will also print the first protocol, The Basic Doctrine, that the reader may get a feel for the style of the writing and also to understand the material presented within this book, a collection of Twenty Four Protocols.
I myself will offer no comment except to note that the protocols have a very detailed and profound understanding of the human condition and in a C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters type of way, the Protocols view the human being in the reverse of the Benevolent God Who desires the healing of the human being through union with Himself and Who accurately expounds on the human condition so as to bring about this healing.
In the Protocols we have the same viewing of the fallen condition which is prone to sin and error but with the aim of exploiting this weakness to bring about the subjugation of the human being using this understanding of the psychology of the fallen human condition against itself. There is a certain wisdom in these protocols which surprised me.
Also, interestingly, Plato's Republic came to mind when I read this book. As the reader may know, in his work, Plato argued that Rule should be in the hands of a born and bred Philosopher King whose rule alone should be desired over the other forms of government he speaks of in descending value from the Philosopher King: Tyranny(and remember that a "tyrant", in the ancient Greek usage of this word denotes something other what a modern user of this word means, Oligarchy(the rule of the few) and in Plato's mind the worst form of government, Democracy.
Along these lines, it must be noted that in the aim of the protocols there is also manifested a certain desire by those orchestrating the events to bring about the good of those to be ruled for their own good as they, if left to themselves cannot rule. So the "takeover" is viewed in a "positive"light by the one being instructed in the protocols for the ultimate good of those to be ruled who cannot, because of an inherent weakness, rule themselves.
I will over the course of time print all the protocols. It is a fascinating work. I will preface each post with the above primer I have provided.
Here is the text:
ContentsPreface (Page 5)
Introduction (Page 7)
Who are the Elders? (Page 13)
Protocol I - The Basic Doctrine (Page 17)
Protocol II - Economic Wars (Page 27)
Protocol III - Methods of Conquest (Page 31)
Protocol IV - Materialism Replaces Religion (Page 39)
Protocol V - Despotism and Modern Progress (Page 41)
Protocol VI - Take-Over Technique (Page 47)
Protocol VII - World-Wide Wars (Page 51)
Protocol VIII - Provisional Government (Page 53)
Protocol IX - Re-education (Page 55)
Protocol X - Preparing for Power (Page 61)
Protocol XI - The Totalitarian State (Page 71)
Protocol XII - Control of the Press (Page 75)
Protocol XIII - Distractions (Page 83)
Protocol XIV - Assault on Religion (Page 87)
Protocol XV - Ruthless Suppression (Page 91)
Protocol XVI - Brainwashing (Page 103)
Protocol XVII - Abuse of Authority (Page 107)
Protocol XVIII - Arrest of Opponents (Page 111)
Protocol XIX - Rulers and People (Page 115)
Protocol XX - Financial Programme (Page 117)
Protocol XXI - Loans and Credit (Page 129)
Protocol XXII - Power of Gold (Page 133)
Protocol XXIII - Instilling Obedience (Page 135)
Protocol XXIV - Qualities of the Ruler (Page 137)
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
The author of this translation of the famous Protocols was himself a victim of the Revolution. He had lived for many years in Russia and was married to a Russian lady. Among his other activities in Russia he had been for a number of years a Russian Correspondent of the MORNING POST, a position which he occupied when the Revolution broke out, and his vivid descriptions of events in Russia will still be in the recollection of many of the readers of that Journal. Naturally he was singled out for the anger of the Soviet. On the day that Captain Cromie was murdered by Jews, Victor Marsden was arrested and thrown into the Peter-Paul Prison, expecting every day to have his name called out for execution. This, however, he escaped, and eventually he was allowed to return to England very much of a wreck in bodily health. However, he recovered under treatment and the devoted care of his wife and friends. One of the first things he undertook, as soon as he was able, was this translation of the Protocols. Mr. Marsden was eminently well qualified for the work. His intimate acquaintance with Russia, Russian life and the Russian language on the one hand, and his mastery of a terse literary English style on the other, placed him in a position of advantage which few others could claim. The consequence is that we have in his version an eminently readable work, and though the subject-matter is somewhat formless, Mr. Marsden's literary touch reveals the thread running through the twenty-four Protocols.It may be said with truth that this work was carried out at the cost of Mr. Marsden's own life's blood. He told the writer of this Preface that he could not stand more than an hour at a time of his work on it in the British Museum, as the diabolical spirit of the matter which he was obliged to turn into English made him positively ill.(This is exactly what C.S. Lewis said in reference to his work, Screwtape Letters, where he wrote of the demon conferring with his superior to bring down his assigned human to Hell. Lewis notes that he was made ill by having to view human beings as the Devil does to write his work).
Mr. Marsden's connection with the MORNING POST was not severed by his return to England, and he was well enough to accept the post of special correspondent of that journal in the suite of H.R.H., the Prince of Wales on his Empire tour. From this he returned with the Prince, apparently in much better health, but within a few days of his landing he was taken suddenly ill, and died after a very brief illness.
May this work be his crowning monument! In it he has performed an immense service to the English-speaking world, and there can be little doubt that it will take its place in the first rank of the English versions of "THE PROTOCOLS of the Meetings of the LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION."
IntroductionOf the Protocols themselves little need be said in the way of introduction. The book in which they are embodied was first published in the year 1897 by Philip Stepanov for private circulation among his intimate friends. The first time Nilus published them was in 1901 in a book called The Great Within the Small and reprinted in 1905. A copy of this is in the British Museum bearing the date of its reception, August 10, 1906. All copies that were known to exist in Russia were destroyed in the Kerensky regime, and under his successors the possession of a copy by anyone in Soviet land was a crime sufficient to ensure the owner's of being shot on sight. The fact is in itself sufficient proof of the genuineness of the Protocols. The Jewish journals, of course, say that they are a forgery, leaving it to be understood that Professor Nilus, who embodied them in a work of his own, had concocted them for his own purposes.
Mr. Henry Ford, in an interview published in the New York WORLD, February 17th, 1921, put the case for Nilus tersely and convincingly thus:
"The only statement I care to make about the PROTOCOLS is that they fit in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old, and they have fitted the world situation up to this time. THEY FIT IT NOW."
Indeed they do!
The word "Protocol" signifies a precis gummed on to the front of a document, a draft of a document, minutes of proceedings.
In this instance, "Protocol" means minutes of the proceedings of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion. These Protocols give the substance of addresses delivered to the innermost circle of the Rulers of Zion. They reveal the converted plan of action of the Jewish Nation developed through the ages and edited by the Elders themselves up to date. Parts and summaries of the plan have been published from time to time during the centuries as the secrets of the Elders have leaked out. The claim of the Jews that the Protocols are forgeries is in itself an admission of their genuineness, for they NEVER ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE FACTS corresponding to the THREATS which the Protocols contain, and, indeed, the correspondence between prophecy and fulfillment is too glaring to be set aside or obscured. This the Jews well know and therefore evade.
Captain A.H.M. Ramsay records in his classic, The Nameless War: "According to a letter published in "Plain English" (a weekly review published by the North British Publishing Co. and edited by the late Lord Alfred Douglas) on 3rd September, 1921:-
"The Learned Elders have been in existence for a much longer period than they have perhaps suspected. My friend, Mr. L. D. van Valckert, of Amsterdam, has recently sent me a letter containing two extracts from the Synagogue at Mulheim. The volume in which they are contained was lost at some period during the Napoleonic Wars, and has recently come into Mr. van Valckert's possession. It is written in German, and contains extracts of letters sent and received by the authorities of the Mulheim Synagogue. The first entry he sends me is of a letter received:-
16th June, 1647.
From O.C. (i.e. Oliver Cromwell), by Ebenezer Pratt.
"In return for financial support will advocate admission of Jews to England: This however impossible while Charles living.
Charles cannot be executed without trial, adequate grounds for which do not at present exist. Therefore advise that Charles be assassinated, but will have nothing to do with arrangements for procuring an assassin, though willing to help in his escape."
In reply was dispatched the following: -12th July, 1647. To O.C. by E. Pratt.
"Will grant financial aid as soon as Charles removed and Jews admitted. Assassination too dangerous. Charles shall be given opportunity to escape: His recapture will make trial and execution possible. The support will be liberal, but useless to discuss terms until trial commences."
Captain Ramsay quotes Isaac Disraeli, father of Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, Britain's first Jewish Prime Minister, in his two volume "Life of Charles I", published in 1851: "The English Revolution under Charles I was unlike any preceding one . .. From that time and event we contemplate in our history the phases of revolution." There were many more to follow on similar lines, notably in France. In 1897 a further important clue to these mysterious happenings fell into Gentile hands in the shape of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
In that document we read this remarkable sentence: "Remember the French Revolution, the secrets of its preparation are well known to us for it was entirely the work of our hands." (See Protocol No. III, XIV).
In 1865 a certain Jewish Rabbi named Rzeichorn delivered a speech at Prague. It is a very accurate summary of many aspects of the Protocols which would come to light several decades later and was published eleven years later by Sir John Radcliff, who was assassinated shortly afterwards, giving testimony to the powers of the secret organisation of inner elite Jewry even then.
The presumption is strong that the Protocols were issued, or reissued, at the First Zionist Congress held at Basle in 1897 under the presidency of the Father of Modern Zionism, the late Theodore Herzl.
There has been recently published a volume of Herzl's "Diaries," a translation of some passages which appeared in the JEWISH CHRONICLE of July 14, 1922. Herzl gives an account of his first visit to England in 1895, and his conversation with Colonel Goldsmid, a Jew brought up as a Christian, an officer in the English Army, and at heart a Jew Nationalist all the time. Goldsmid suggested to Herzl that the best way of expropriating the English aristocracy, and so destroying their power to protect the people of England against Jew domination, was to put excessive taxes on the land. Herzl thought this an excellent idea, and it is now to be found definitely embodied in Protocol VI!
The above extract from Herzl's DIARY is an extremely significant bit of evidence bearing on the existence of the Jew World Plot and authenticity of the Protocols, but any reader of intelligence will be able from his own knowledge of recent history and from his own experience to confirm the genuineness of every line of them, and it is in the light of this LIVING comment that all readers are invited to study Mr. Marsden's translation of this terribly inhuman document.
Here is what Dr. Ehrenpreis, Chief Rabbi of Sweden, said in 1924, concerning the Protocols: "Long have I been well acquainted with the contents of the Protocols, indeed for many years before they were ever published in the Christian press. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion were in point of fact not the original Protocols at all, but a compressed extract of the same. Of the 70 Elders of Zion, in the matter of origin and of the existence of the original Protocols, there are only ten men in the entire world who know.
"I participated with Dr. Herzl in the first Zionist Congress which was held in Basle in 1897. Herzl was the most prominent figure at the Jewish World Congress. Herzl foresaw, twenty years before we experienced them, the revolution which brought the Great War, and he prepared us for that which was to happen. He foresaw the splitting up of Turkey, that England would obtain control of Palestine. We may expect important developments in the world."
And here is another very significant circumstance.The present successor of Herzl, as leader of the Zionist movement, Dr. Weizmann, quoted one of these sayings at the send-off banquet given to Chief Rabbi Hertz on October 6, 1920. The Chief Rabbi was on the point of leaving for HIS Empire tour of H.R.H., the Prince of Wales. And this is the "saying" of the Sages which Dr. Weizmann quoted: "A beneficent protection which God has instituted in the life of the Jew is that He has dispersed him all over the world." (JEWISH GUARDIAN, Oct. 8, 1920.)
Now compare this with the last clause of but one of Protocol XI.
"God has granted to us, His Chosen People, the gift of dispersion, and from this, which appears to all eyes to be our weakness, has come forth all our strength, which has now brought us to the threshold of sovereignty over all the world."
The remarkable correspondence between these passages proves several things. It proves that the Learned Elders exist. It proves that Dr. Weizmann knows all about them. It proves that the desire for a "National Home" in Palestine is only camouflage and an infinitesimal part of the Jew's real object. It proves that the Jews of the world have no intention of settling in Palestine or any separate country, and that their annual prayer that they may all meet "Next Year in Jerusalem" is merely a piece of their characteristic make-believe. It also demonstrates that the Jews are now a world menace, and that the Aryan races will have to domicile them permanently out of Europe..
Who are the Elders?This is a secret which has not been revealed. They are the Hidden Hand. They are not the "Board of Deputies" (the Jewish Parliament in England) or the "Universal Israelite Alliance" which sits in Paris. But the late Walter Rathenau of the Allgemeiner Electricitaets Gesellschaft has thrown a little light on the subject and doubtless he was in possession of their names, being, in all likelihood, one of the chief leaders himself. Writing in the WIENER FREIE PRESSE, December 24, 1912, he said:
"Three hundred men, each of whom knows all the others, govern the fate of the European continent, and they elect their successors from their entourage."
In the year 1844, on the eve of the Jewish Revolution of 1848, Benjamin Disraeli, whose real name was Israel, and who was a "damped," or baptized Jew, published his novel, CONINGSBY, in which occurs this ominous passage:
"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
And he went on to show that these personages were all Jews.
Now that Providence has brought to the light of day these secret Protocols all men may clearly see the hidden personages specified by Disraeli at work "behind the scenes" of all the Governments. This revelation entails on all peoples the grave responsibility of examining and revising AU FOND their attitude towards the Race and Nation which boasts of its
survival over all Empires.
Notes I. - "Agentur" and "The Political."
There are two words in this translation which are unusual, the word "AGENTUR" and "political" used as a substantive, AGENTUR appears to be a word adopted from the original and it means the whole body of agents and agencies made use of by the Elders, whether members of the tribe or their Gentile tools.
By "the Political" Mr. Marsden means, not exactly the "body politic" but the entire machinery of politics. Notes II - The Symbolic Snake of Judaism.
Protocol III opens with a reference to the Symbolic Snake of Judaism. In his Epilogue to the 1905 Edition of the Protocols, Nilus gives the following interesting account of this symbol:
"According to the records of secret Jewish Zionism, Solomon and other Jewish learned men already, in 929 B.C., thought out a scheme in theory for a peaceful conquest of the whole universe by Zion. As history developed, this scheme was worked out in detail and completed by men who were subsequently initiated in this question. These learned men decided by peaceful means to conquer the world for Zion with the slyness of the Symbolic Snake, whose head was to represent those who have been initiated into the plans of the Jewish administration, and the body of the Snake to represent the Jewish people - the administration was always kept secret, EVEN FROM THE JEWISH NATION ITSELF. As this Snake penetrated into the hearts of the nations which it encountered it undermined and devoured all the non-Jewish power of these States. It is foretold that the Snake has still to finish its work, strictly adhering to the designed plan, until the course which it has to run is closed by the return of its head to Zion and until, by this means, the Snake has completed its round of Europe and has encircled it - and until, by dint of enchaining Europe, it has encompassed the whole world. This it is to accomplish by using every endeavor to subdue the other countries by an ECONOMICAL CONQUEST. The return of the head of the Snake to Zion can only be accomplished after the power of all the Sovereign of Europe has been laid low, that is to say, when by means of economic crises and wholesale destruction effected everywhere, there shall have been brought about a spiritual demoralization and a moral corruption, chiefly with the assistance of Jewish women masquerading as French, Italians, etc.. These are the surest spreaders of licentiousness into the lives of the leading men at the heads of nations. A map of the course of the Symbolic Snake is shown as follows: - Its first stage in Europe was in 429 B.C. in Greece, where, about the time of Pericles, the Snake first started eating into the power of that country. The second stage was in Rome in the time of Augustus, about 69 B.C.. The third in Madrid in the time of Charles V, in A.D. 1552. The fourth in Paris about 1790, in the time of Louis XVI. The fifth in London from 1814 onwards (after the downfall of Napoleon). The sixth in Berlin in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian war. The seventh in St. Petersburg, over which is drawn the head of the Snake under the date of 1881. [This "Snake" is now being drawn through the Americas and in the United States of America, it has been partially identified as the "Council on Foreign Relations" (C.F.R.) and the "Trilateral Commission"]. All these States which the Snake traversed have had the foundations of their constitutions shaken, Germany, with its apparent power, forming no exception to the rule. In economic conditions, England and Germany are spared, but only till the conquest of Russia is accomplished by the Snake, on which at present [i.e., 1905] all its efforts are concentrated. The further course of the Snake is not shown on this map, but arrows indicate its next movement towards Moscow, Kieft and Odessa. It is now well known to us to what extent the latter cities form the centres of the militant Jewish race. Constantinople is shown as the last stage of the Snake's course before it reaches Jerusalem. (This map was drawn years before the occurrence of the "Young Turk" - i.e., Jewish - Revolution in Turkey).
Notes III. - The term "Goyim," meaning Gentile or non-Jews, is used throughout the Protocols and is retained by Mr. Marsden.
Protocol I1. ....Putting aside fine phrases we shall speak of the significance of each thought: by comparisons and deductions we shall throw light upon surrounding facts.
The Basic Doctrine
The Basic Doctrine
2. What I am about to set forth, then, is our system from the
two points of view, that of ourselves and that of the GOYIM
3. It must be noted that men with bad instincts are more in
number than the good, and therefore the best results in
governing them are attained by violence and terrorisation, and
not by academic discussions. Every man aims at power,
everyone would like to become a dictator if only he could, and
rare indeed are the men who would not be willing to sacrifice
the welfare of all for the sake of securing their own welfare.
4. What has restrained the beasts of prey who are called men?
What has served for their guidance hitherto?
5. In the beginnings of the structure of society, they were
subjected to brutal and blind force; afterwards - to Law, which
is the same force, only disguised. I draw the conclusion that by
the law of nature, right lies in force.
6. Political freedom is an idea but not a fact. This idea one
must know how to apply whenever it appears necessary with
this bait of an idea to attract the masses of the people to one's party for the purpose of crushing another who is in authority. This task is rendered easier if the opponent has himself been infected with the idea of freedom, SO-CALLED LIBERALISM, and, for the sake of an idea, is willing to yield some of his power. It is precisely here that the triumph of our theory appears; the slackened reins of government are immediately, by the law of life, caught up and gathered together by a new hand, because the blind might of the nation cannot for one single day exist without guidance, and the new authority merely fits into the place of the old already weakened by liberalism.
GOLD7. In our day the power which has replaced that of the rulers
who were liberal is the power of Gold. Time was when Faith
ruled. The idea of freedom is impossible of realization because
no one knows how to use it with moderation. It is enough to
hand over a people to self-government for a certain length of
time for that people to be turned into a disorganized mob. From
that moment on we get internecine strife which soon develops
into battles between classes, in the midst of which States burn
down and their importance is reduced to that of a heap of
8. Whether a State exhausts itself in its own convulsions,
whether its internal discord brings it under the power of
external foes - in any case it can be accounted irretrievably
lost: IT IS IN OUR POWER. The despotism of Capital, which
is entirely in our hands, reaches out to it a straw that the State,
willy-nilly, must take hold of: if not - it goes to the bottom.
9. Should anyone of a liberal mind say that such reflections as
the above are immoral, I would put the following questions: If
every State has two foes and if in regard to the external foe it is
allowed and not considered immoral to use every manner and
art of conflict, as for example to keep the enemy in ignorance
of plans of attack and defense, to attack him by night or in
superior numbers, then in what way can the same means in
regard to a worse foe, the destroyer of the structure of society
and the commonweal, be called immoral and not permissible?
10. Is it possible for any sound logical mind to hope with any
success to guide crowds by the aid of reasonable counsels and
arguments, when any objection or contradiction, senseless
though it may be, can be made and when such objection may
find more favor with the people, whose powers of reasoning
are superficial? Men in masses and the men of the masses,
being guided solely by petty passions, paltry beliefs, traditions
and sentimental theorems, fall a prey to party dissension, which
hinders any kind of agreement even on the basis of a perfectly
reasonable argument. Every resolution of a crowd depends
upon a chance or packed majority, which, in its ignorance of
political secrets, puts forth some ridiculous resolution that lays
in the administration a seed of anarchy.
11. The political has nothing in common with the moral. The
ruler who is governed by the moral is not a skilled politician,
and is therefore unstable on his throne. He who wishes to rule
must have recourse both to cunning and to make-believe. Great
national qualities, like frankness and honesty, are vices in
politics, for they bring down rulers from their thrones more
effectively and more certainly than the most powerful enemy.
Such qualities must be the attributes of the kingdoms of the
GOYIM, but we must in no wise be guided by them.
RIGHT IS MIGHT12. Our right lies in force. The word "right" is an abstract
thought and proved by nothing. The word means no more than:
Give me what I want in order that thereby I may have a proof
that I am stronger than you.
13. Where does right begin? Where does it end?
14. In any State in which there is a bad organization of
authority, an impersonality of laws and of the rulers who have
lost their personality amid the flood of rights ever multiplying
out of liberalism, I find a new right - to attack by the right of
the strong, and to scatter to the winds all existing forces of
order and regulation, to reconstruct all institutions and to
become the sovereign lord of those who have left to us the
rights of their power by laying them down voluntarily in their
15. Our power in the present tottering condition of all forms of
power will be more invincible than any other, because it will
remain invisible until the moment when it has gained such
strength that no cunning can any longer undermine it.
16. Out of the temporary evil we are now compelled to commit
will emerge the good of an unshakable rule, which will restore
the regular course of the machinery of the national life, brought
to naught by liberalism. The result justifies the means. Let us,
however, in our plans, direct our attention not so much to what
is good and moral as to what is necessary and useful.
17. Before us is a plan in which is laid down strategically the
line from which we cannot deviate without running the risk of
seeing the labor of many centuries brought to naught.
18. In order to elaborate satisfactory forms of action it is
necessary to have regard to the rascality, the slackness, the
instability of the mob, its lack of capacity to understand and
respect the conditions of its own life, or its own welfare. It
must be understood that the might of a mob is blind, senseless
and un-reasoning force ever at the mercy of a suggestion from
any side. The blind cannot lead the blind without bringing them
into the abyss; consequently, members of the mob, upstarts
from the people even though they should be as a genius for
wisdom, yet having no understanding of the political, cannot
come forward as leaders of the mob without bringing the whole
nation to ruin.
19. Only one trained from childhood for independent rule can
have understanding of the words that can be made up of the
20. A people left to itself, i.e., to upstarts from its midst, brings
itself to ruin by party dissensions excited by the pursuit of
power and honors and the disorders arising therefrom. Is it
possible for the masses of the people calmly and without petty
jealousies to form judgment, to deal with the affairs of the
country, which cannot be mixed up with personal interest? Can
they defend themselves from an external foe? It is unthinkable;
for a plan broken up into as many parts as there are heads in the
mob, loses all homogeneity, and thereby becomes
unintelligible and impossible of execution.
WE ARE DESPOTS
21. It is only with a despotic ruler that plans can be elaborated
extensively and clearly in such a way as to distribute the whole
properly among the several parts of the machinery of the State:
from this the conclusion is inevitable that a satisfactory form of
government for any country is one that concentrates in the
hands of one responsible person. Without an absolute
despotism there can be no existence for civilization which is
carried on not by the masses but by their guide, whosoever that
person may be. The mob is savage, and displays its savagery at
every opportunity. The moment the mob seizes freedom in its
hands it quickly turns to anarchy, which in itself is the highest
degree of savagery.
22. Behold the alcoholic animals, bemused with drink, the right
to an immoderate use of which comes along with freedom. It is
not for us and ours to walk that road. The peoples of the
GOYIM are bemused with alcoholic liquors; their youth has
grown stupid on classicism and from early immorality, into
which it has been inducted by our special agents - by tutors,
lackeys, governesses in the houses of the wealthy, by clerks
and others, by our women in the places of dissipation
frequented by the GOYIM. In the number of these last I count
also the so-called "society ladies," voluntary followers of the
others in corruption and luxury.
23. Our countersign is - Force and Make-believe. Only force
conquers in political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the
talents essential to statesmen. Violence must be the principle,
and cunning and make-believe the rule for governments which
do not want to lay down their crowns at the feet of agents of
some new power. This evil is the one and only means to attain
the end, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit
and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we secure submission and sovereignty.
24. Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory sentences of death, necessary to maintain the terror which tends to produce blind submission. Just but merciless severity is the greatest factor of strength in the State: not only for the sake of gain but also in the name of duty, for the sake of victory, we must keep to the programme of violence and make-believe. The doctrine of squaring accounts is precisely as strong as the means of which it makes use. Therefore it is not so much by the means themselves as by the doctrine of severity that we shall triumph and bring all governments into subjection to our super-government. It is enough for them to know that we are too merciless for all disobedience to cease.
WE SHALL END LIBERTY25. Far back in ancient times we were the first to cry among the masses of the people the words "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," words many times repeated since these days by stupid poll-parrots who, from all sides around, flew down upon these baits and with them carried away the well-being of the world, true freedom of the individual, formerly so well guarded against the pressure of the mob. The would-be wise men of the GOYIM, the intellectuals, could not make anything out of the uttered words in their abstractedness; did not see that in nature there is no equality, cannot be freedom: that Nature herself has established inequality of minds, of characters, and capacities, just as immutably as she has established subordination to her laws: never stopped to think that the mob is a blind thing, that upstarts elected from among it to bear rule are, in regard to the political, the same blind men as the mob itself, that the adept, though he be a fool, can yet rule, whereas the non-adept, even if he were a genius, understands nothing in the political - to all those things the GOYIM paid no regard; yet all the time it was based upon these things that dynastic rule rested: the father passed on to the son a knowledge of the course of political affairs in such wise that none should know it but members of the dynasty and none could betray it to the governed. As time went on, the meaning of the dynastic transference of the true position of affairs in the political was lost, and this aided the success of our cause.
26. In all corners of the earth the words "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," brought to our ranks, thanks to our blind agents, whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm. And all the time these words were canker-worms at work boring into the well-being of the GOYIM, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the GOY States. As you will see later, this helped us to our triumph: it gave us the possibility, among other things, of getting into our hands the master card - the destruction of the privileges, or in other words of the very existence of the aristocracy of the GOYIM, that class which was the only defense peoples and countries had against us. On the ruins of the eternal and genealogical aristocracy of the GOYIM we have set up the aristocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. The qualifications for this aristocracy we have established in wealth, which is dependent upon us, and in knowledge, for which our learned elders provide the motive force.
27. Our triumph has been rendered easier by the fact that in
our relations with the men, whom we wanted, we have always
worked upon the most sensitive chords of the human mind,
upon the cash account, upon the cupidity, upon the insatiability
for material needs of man; and each one of these human
weaknesses, taken alone, is sufficient to paralyze initiative, for
it hands over the will of men to the disposition of him who has
bought their activities.
28. The abstraction of freedom has enabled us to persuade the
mob in all countries that their government is nothing but the
steward of the people who are the owners of the country, and
that the steward may be replaced like a worn-out glove.
29. It is this possibility of replacing the representatives of the
people which has placed at our disposal, and, as it were, given
us the power of appointment.
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