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.
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.
Protocol XXI1. To what I reported to you at the last meeting I shall now add
Loans and Credit
Loans and Credit
a detailed explanation of internal loans. Of foreign loans I shall
say nothing more, because they have fed us with the national
moneys of the GOYIM, but for our State there will be no
foreigners, that is, nothing external.
2. We have taken advantage of the venality of administrators
and slackness of rulers to get our moneys twice, thrice and
more times over, by lending to the GOY governments moneys
which were not at all needed by the States. Could anyone do
the like in regard to us? .... Therefore, I shall only deal with the
details of internal loans.
3. States announce that such a loan is to be concluded and open
subscriptions for their own bills of exchange, that is, for their
interest-bearing paper. That they may be within the reach of all
the price is determined at from a hundred to a thousand; and a
discount is made for the earliest subscribers. Next day by
artificial means the price of them goes up, the alleged reason
being that everyone is rushing to buy them. In a few days the
treasury safes are, as they say, overflowing and there's more
money than they can do with (why then take it?) The
subscription, it is alleged, covers many times over the issue
total of the loan; in this lies the whole stage effect - look you,
they say, what confidence is shown in the government's bills of
4. But when the comedy is played out there emerges the fact
that a debit and an exceedingly burdensome debit has been
created. For the payment of interest it becomes necessary to
have recourse to new loans, which do not swallow up but only
add to the capital debt. And when this credit is exhausted it
becomes necessary by new taxes to cover, not the loan, BUT
ONLY THE INTEREST ON IT. These taxes are a debit
employed to cover a debit.... (Hence THE CRY TO
BALANCE THE BUDGET!)
5. Later comes the time for conversions, but they diminish the
payment of interest without covering the debt, and besides they
cannot be made without the consent of the lenders; on
announcing a conversion a proposal is made to return the
money to those who are not willing to convert their paper. If
everybody expressed his unwillingness and demanded his
money back, the government would be hoist on their own
petard and would be found insolvent and unable to pay the
proposed sums. By good luck the subjects of the GOY
governments, knowing nothing about financial affairs, have
always preferred losses on exchange and diminution of interest
to the risk of new investments of their moneys, and have
thereby many a time enabled these governments to throw off
their shoulders a debit of several millions.
6. Nowadays, with external loans, these tricks cannot be played
by the GOYIM for they know that we shall demand all our
7. In this way in acknowledged bankruptcy will best prove to
the various countries the absence of any means between the
interests of the peoples and of those who rule them.
8. I beg you to concentrate your particular attention upon this point and upon the following: nowadays all internal loans are consolidated by so-called flying loans, that is, such as have terms of payment more or less near. These debts consist of moneys paid into the savings banks and reserve funds. If left for long at the disposition of a government these funds evaporate in the payment of interest on foreign loans, and are placed by the deposit of equivalent amount of RENTS.
9. And these last it is which patch up all the leaks in the State
treasuries of the GOYIM.
10. When we ascend the throne of the world all these financial
and similar shifts, as being not in accord with our interests, will
be swept away so as not to leave a trace, as also will be
destroyed all money markets, since we shall not allow the
prestige of our power to be shaken by fluctuations of prices set
upon our values, which we shall announce by law at the price
which represents their full worth without any possibility of
lowering or raising. (Raising gives the pretext for lowering,
which indeed was where we made a beginning in relation to the
values of the GOYIM).
11. We shall replace the money markets by grandiose
government credit institutions, the object of which will be to
fix the price of industrial values in accordance with
government views. These institutions will be in a position to
fling upon the market five hundred millions of industrial paper
in one day, or to buy up for the same amount. In this way all
industrial undertakings will come into dependence upon us.
You may imagine for yourselves what immense power we shall
thereby secure for ourselves ....
Protocol XXII1. In all that has so far been reported by me to you, I have endeavored to depict with care the secret of what is coming, of what is past, and of what is going on now, rushing into the flood of the great events coming already in the near future, the secret of our relations to the GOYIM and of financial operations. On this subject there remains still a little for me to add.
Power of Gold
Power of Gold
2. IN OUR HANDS IS THE GREATEST POWER OF OUR
DAY - GOLD: IN TWO DAYS WE CAN PROCURE FROM
OUR STOREHOUSES ANY QUANTITY WE MAY
3. Surely there is no need to seek further proof that our rule is
predestined by God? Surely we shall not fail with such wealth
to prove that all that evil which for so many centuries we have
had to commit has served at the end of ends the cause of true
well-being - the bringing of everything into order? Though it
be even by the exercise of some violence, yet all the same it
will be established. (The motto of the Freemasons - "Out of
Chaos, Order"). We shall contrive to prove that we are
benefactors who have restored to the rent and mangled earth
the true good and also freedom of the person, and therewith we
shall enable it to be enjoyed in peace and quiet, with proper
dignity of relations, on the condition, of course, of strict
observance of the laws established by us. We shall make plain
therewith that freedom does not consist in dissipation and in the right of unbridled license any more than the dignity and force of a man do not consist in the right of everyone to promulgate destructive principles in the nature of freedom of conscience, equality and the like, that freedom of the person in no wise consists in the right to agitate oneself and others by abominable speeches before disorderly mobs, and that true freedom consists in the inviolability of the person who honorably and strictly observes all the laws of life in common, that human dignity is wrapped up in consciousness of the rights and also of the absence of rights of each, and not wholly and solely in fantastic imaginings about the subject of one's EGO.
4. One authority will be glorious because it will be all-powerful, will rule and guide, and not muddle along after leaders and orators shrieking themselves hoarse with senseless words which they call great principles and which are nothing else, to speak honestly, but Utopian .... Our authority will be the crown of order, and in that is included the whole happiness of man. The aureole of this authority will inspire a mystical bowing of the knee before it and a reverent fear before it of all the peoples. True force makes no terms with any right, not even with that of God: none dare come near to it so as to take so much as a span from it away.
1. That the peoples may become accustomed to obedience it is
necessary to inculcate lessons of humility and therefore to
reduce the production of articles of luxury. By this we shall
improve morals which have been debased by emulation in the
sphere of luxury. We shall re-establish small master production
which will mean laying a mine under the private capital of
manufactures. This is indispensable also for the reason that
manufacturers on the grand scale often move, though not
always consciously, the thoughts of the masses in directions
against the government. A people of small masters knows
nothing of unemployment and this binds him closely with
existing order, and consequently with the firmness of authority.
For us its part will have been played out the moment authority
is transferred into our hands. Drunkenness also will be
prohibited by law and punishable as a crime against the
humanness of man who is turned into a brute under the
influence of alcohol.
2. Subjects, I repeat once more, give blind obedience only to
the strong hand which is absolutely independent of them, for in
it they feel the sword of defense and support against social
scourges .... What do they want with an angelic spirit in a king?
What they have to see in him is the personification of force and
3. The supreme lord who will replace all now existing rulers,
dragging in their existence among societies demoralized by us,
societies that have denied even the authority of God, from
whose midst breeds out on all sides the fire of anarchy, must
first of all proceed to quench this all-devouring flame.
Therefore he will be obliged to kill off those existing societies,
though he should drench them with his own blood, that he may
resurrect them again in the form of regularly organized troops
fighting consciously with every kind of infection that may
cover the body of the State with sores.
4. This Chosen One of God is chosen from above to demolish
the senseless forces moved by instinct and not reason, by
brutishness and not humanness. These forces now triumph in
manifestations of robbery and every kind of violence under the
mask of principles of freedom and rights. They have
overthrown all forms of social order to erect on the ruins the
throne of the King of the Jews; but their part will be played out
the moment he enters into his kingdom. Then it will be
necessary to sweep them away from his path, on which must be
left no knot, no splinter.
5. Then will it be possible for us to say to the peoples of the
world: "Give thanks to God and bow the knee before him who
bears on his front the seal of the predestination of man, to
which God himself has led his star that none other but Him
might free us from all the before-mentioned forces and evils".
Qualities of the Ruler
Qualities of the Ruler
1. I pass now to the method of confirming the dynastic roots of King David to the last strata of the earth.
2. This confirmation will first and foremost be included in that
which to this day has rested the force of conservatism by our
learned elders of the conduct of the affairs of the world, in the
directing of the education of thought of all humanity.
3. Certain members of the seed of David will prepare the kings
and their heirs, selecting not by right of heritage but by eminent
capacities, inducting them into the most secret mysteries of the
political, into schemes of government, but providing always
that none may come to knowledge of the secrets. The object of
this mode of action is that all may know that government
cannot be entrusted to those who have not been inducted into
the secret places of its art....
4. To these persons only will be taught the practical application
of the aforenamed plans by comparison of the experiences of
many centuries, all the observations on the politico-economic
moves and social sciences - in a word, all the spirit of laws
which have been unshakably established by nature herself for
the regulation of the relations of humanity.
5. Direct heirs will often be set aside from ascending the throne
if in their time of training they exhibit frivolity, softness and
other qualities that are the ruin of authority, which render them incapable of governing and in themselves dangerous for kingly office.
6. Only those who are unconditionally capable for firm, even if
it be to cruelty, direct rule will receive the reins of rule from
our learned elders.
7. In case of falling sick with weakness of will or other form of
incapacity, kings must by law hand over the reins of rule to
new and capable hands.
8. The king's plan of action for the current moment, and all the
more so for the future, will be unknown, even to those who are
called his closest counselors.
KING OF THE JEWS
9. Only the king and the three who stood sponsor for him will
know what is coming.
10. In the person of the king who with unbending will is master
of himself and of humanity all will discern as it were fate with
its mysterious ways. None will know what the king wishes to
attain by his dispositions, and therefore none will dare to stand
across an unknown path.
11. It is understood that the brain reservoir of the king must
correspond in capacity to the plan of government it has to
contain. It is for this reason that he will ascend the throne not
otherwise than after examination of his mind by the aforesaid
12. That the people may know and love their king, it is
indispensable for him to converse in the market-places with his
people. This ensures the necessary clinching of the two forces
which are now divided one from another by us by the terror.
13. This terror was indispensable for us till the time comes for
both these forces separately to fall under our influence.
14. The king of the Jews must not be at the mercy of his
passions, and especially of sensuality: on no side of his
character must he give brute instincts power over his mind.
Sensuality worse than all else disorganizes the capacities of the
mind and clearness of views, distracting the thoughts to the
worst and most brutal side of human activity.
15. The prop of humanity in the person of the supreme lord of
all the world of the holy seed of David must sacrifice to his
people all personal inclinations.
16. Our supreme lord must be of an exemplary
Signed by the representative of Zion, of the 33rd Degree
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