Protocols of the Elders of Zion – An Essay
Protocols of the Elders of Zion
The Source and the Reason
In 1864 French satirist Maurice Joly wrote a novel titled “Dialouge in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu: or the Politics of Machiavelli int he nineteenth century” for those of you who read French – here’s a free E-book.
In 1899 or 1901 a Russian secret agent of the Oranhka branch in Paris was ordered to write something that would discredit the Bolshevihks. He used Maurice Joly’s novel as a base for his fantasies. So how come the Jewish people were implicated?
Well the author – Matvei Golovinski – also got his hands on another novel. “Biarritz” written by Herrman Goedsche in 1868, in which Goedsche describes a fictional nightly meeting of Rabbinical representatives of the 12 tribes of Israel consorting with the Devil to plan a Jewish Conspiracy.
The chapter “The Jewish Cemetery in Prague” in “Biarritz” was documented as non-fictional in France in 1871, and reached Russia in 1872. The rest is history.
The only thing in the Protocols that identify the alleged authors behind it as Jewish is the use of the word “goyim” (gentiles) – and in this way it is both rather moderate and insidious, because “goyim” is probably the most well known Hebrew word out-side the Jewish Community it would send the message without much problem.
So why implicate the Jews? Because they were there. And because there already was a strong Anti-Jewish sentiment in Russia and in Europe at the time. In 1881-1884 Russia was engulfed in Anti-Jewish riots following the assassination of Tsar Alexander II, which was alleged to have been carried out by Jews (the truth of this has later been investigated and found to be false – the only Jewish element in that assassination was the fact that one of the assassins had a Jewish friend…).
It becomes pretty clear against this background that the Protocols had to “target” the Jews. Especially since a large number of Bolshevihks were indeed Jewish – and the Tsarists needed a “diversion” – something that would stir up enough emotions in the general Russian Public to hold off the Revolutionary elements that were threatening the Russian Empire.
“Conspiracy theories are very “nice” – because they create a simply picture of complex matters, and they contain enough elements of plausibility to be believable. And they provide people with a scape-goat for the world’s ills. It doesn’t matter if it’s religious conspiracies, political conspiracies or just alien conspiracies – they all serve as proxy for a sense of powerlessness and in the right hands they can be deadly…”
It is rather interesting how a French Novel that was meant to expose the Napoleon Empire came to play such a big role in the Russian Revolution…
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been debunked and re-debunked so many times by so many that I really don’t need to do it again – I’ll just leave you with some links to Web Sites that discuss the Protocols.
Protocols of the Elders of Zion – some interesting ideas about itThose who feel libeled by the Protocols have the most obvious remedy in the world; all they have to do is to ruse and denounce the policy of them, instead of denying the authorship … But when you come to read them how can any reasonable man deny the truth of what is contained in them??” Norman Jaques, M.P., in Canadian House of Commons, July 9th, 1943. Indeed – admit that you are undoubtedly conspiring to take over the world and denounce your policies – because denying authorship is futile, we all know that you are lying anyway. After all you are “the Jews”, and we all know what “they” are like… Doesn’t leave much room for anything does it – like the question “Have you stopped beating your Wife yet?”
“Whence come this uncanny note of prophecy, prophecy in part fulfilled, in parts far gone in the way of fulfillment? Have we been struggling these tragic years to … extirpate the secret organization of German world dominion only to find underneath it, another, more dangerous because more secret? Have we … escaped a Pax Germanica only to fall into a Pax Judaeica?” The Times, London, May 8th, 1920.
It is no wonder that people ascribe the Protocols to “the Jews” – after all, it was exposed in the newspapers. If it’s in the Times, it must be the truth. Not much have changed since 1920 – people still invariably believe blindly what is written by the Press. But why? Why does otherwise reasonable and sincere people believe in the Protocols? Because they need something to fight, something to feel passionate about, and because the idea of “secret societies” plotting against them remove their responsibility for the miseries of their own lives, it did it then and it does it now. One could also see the idea of this document as being a prophecy, that there are two kinds of prophecy – prophecy and self-fulfilling prophecy and the latter is far more accurate than the former.
In post WWI Europe, victorious over the Germans, yet torn, beaten, hurt and financially depleated another enemy was needed to rouse the People to rise above their hardships – and if that meant conveying age-old ideas of the devious Jew, then so be it.
Panem et Circences. “Throw the Jews to the Lions! It will be spectacular!”
“The thoughtful reader must reject the view, once held by some people, that the Protocols originated as an imaginative work of miraculous accuracy. The only rational view seems to be that the Protocols must be taken on their face value as a detailed plan of action, aiming at nothing other than the goal they themselves set forth. This goal is a World State which the nations are being urged by their leaders to accept as “the only alternative to annihilation.” This is the choice which our politicians are offering us today.” Victor E. Marsden, Preface to the PEZ, 1920.
While this preface takes care not to name the Jews or even the Title, it does take for granted that the Protocols are in fact a detailed plan for World Dominance. If one wants to let the Jews off the hook but still need a conspiracy theory, on can always implicate the Freemasons, the Anti-Xian Atheists or just one’s own Government…or secret community of Governments…
“I can only state that this is a manifesto of the shadow government strongly rooted in the Manifest Destiny philosophy and agenda. Who is actually involved in its creation and implementation is not known and therefore I cannot comment beyond what has been said above. We can conclude from current world events what nations are foremost in promoting the ideals set forth in this document.”
The possibilities are innumerable, if you really try – and it can be connected over decades and centuries – the Bolshevihks of Russia, secretly infiltrated by the Global Jews, move forward in time, become suicidal around 1930-1945 end up dead, but manages to escape the jaws of Hell, only to emmigrate to Palestine to continue their devilish work. From there they, all according to plan, branch out to finally end up flying planes into the Twin Towers for which they subsequently blame themselves for the atrocities…
It is really simple. All you need are some plausible ingredients, like a disaster, terror attack, shady people under trees nearby the disaster area, a few messages sent and received, a couple of rumors that certain people miraculously escaped unavoidable death, you shake it and voíla! Your very own Conspiracy Theory – and if you place a couple of Jews strategically on the fringe, people are going to eat it like candy.
The things people believe…
As said in earlier, the Tzarists manufactured the Protocols as a means to discredit the Revolutionary Movement in Russia, playing into an already overheated Anti-Jewish sentiment. And indeed many of the Revolutionaries were Jewish, so it was a rather easy task:
“Jewish participation among the Bolsheviks, plagued the Communists during the Russian Civil War against the Whites with a reputation of being “a gang of marauding Jews”; Jews comprised a majority in the Communist Central Committee, outnumbering even ethnic Russians. At the same time, the vast majority of Russia’s Jews, much like their ethnic Russian neighbours, were not in any political party.”
It would have been nice to able to say “and the rest is history…”, but alas the Protocols lived on. The same instrument that had served the Tzar’s Secret Police and the White Movement in their fight against the Bolsheviks, eventually became a tool in the hands of the Soviets as the sentiment gradually changed – much due to the resentment among non-Jewish Bolsheviks towards the back-lash during the Russian Civil War.
It might be that Lenin took a rather universalist view on Anti-semitism:
“According to Lenin, antisemitism was an “attempt to divert the hatred of the workers and peasants from the exploiters toward the Jews.” Linking antisemitism to class struggle, he argued that it was merely a political technique used by the tsar to exploit religious fanaticism, popularize the despotic, unpopular regime, and divert popular anger toward a scapegoat. The Soviet Union also officially maintained this Marxist-Leninist interpretation under Stalin, who expounded Lenin’s critique of antisemitism.”
This theory didn’t much change anything for the Jews under Soviet Rule – Stalin was notorious for his witch-hunt on Jews within the Communist Party especially during the 1930’s. Though he “offered” Jews a socialist solution to the “Jewish Problem”, it didn’t attract more than approximately 30% of the Russian Jewish Population.
“To offset the growing Jewish national and religious aspirations of Zionism and to successfully categorize Soviet Jews under Stalin’s nationality, an alternative to the Land of Israel was established with the help of Komzet and OZET in 1928. The Jewish Autonomous Oblast with the center in Birobidzhan in the Russian Far East was to become a “Soviet Zion”. Yiddish, rather than “reactionary” Hebrew, would be the national language, and proletarian socialist literature and arts would replace Judaism as the quintessence of culture.“
Those who refused or opposed the deportation (because one cannot call it by any other name) were “purged” as threats to Stalin’s Communist Despotism. It wouldn’t be fair to say that Stalin was directly influenced by the Protocols when he choose to get rid of people like Trotsky, Zinoviev, and Kamenev to mention a few high ranking Party members, but as Anti-Semitism was not “purged” by the Revolution, and still had a strong hold on the Russian Soul, it is fairly probable that Stalin found it easier to dispose of those Jews he saw as threats to his Empire, than he would have otherwise.
The Soviet policy in regards to the Jewish population was ambiguous – one the one hand they were not allowed to be Jewish on their own terms – and when they resisted “assimilation” they were either deported or killed as enemies of the state, on the other hand they were consistently refered to as “just citizens”. Despite the fact that they were massacred exactly for being Jewish inside Soviet Union as well as out-side.
“The typical Soviet policy regarding the Holocaust was to present it as atrocities against Soviet citizens, not emphasizing the genocide of the Jews. For example, after the liberation of Kiev from the Nazi occupation in 1943, the Extraordinary State Commission (Чрезвычайная Государственная Комиссия) was set out to investigate Nazi crimes and its first draft report was ready by December 25, 1943. It contained the following sentence:
- “The Hitlerist bandits committed mass murder of the Jewish population. They announced that on September 29, 1941, all the Jews were required to arrive to the corner of Melnikov and Dokterev streets and bring their documents, money and valuables. The butchers marched them to Babi Yar, took away their belongings, then shot them.”
The officially censored version of the text was:
- “The Hitlerist bandits brought thousands of civilians to the corner of Melnikov and Dokterev streets. The butchers marched them to Babi Yar, took away their belongings, then shot them.”
Not even in their deaths were they allowed to be Jews.
The ideas from the Protocols do not surface clearly until after WWII, when the Stalinist Government executed several state-sponsored pogroms on Jewish Intellectuals, Artists, Poets and writers, most notably those who wrote in Yiddish (19 48; 1952–1953).
“In November 1948, Soviet authorities launched a campaign to liquidate what was left of Jewish culture. The members of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee were arrested. They were charged with treason, bourgeois nationalism and planning to set up a Jewish republic in Crimea to serve US interests.”
This is also the first time a connection between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism is established within the Radical Far Left.
See how the pendulum has swung? From socialist traitors under the Tsar to bourgeois traitors under Stalin – and still considered plotting… The Jew behind it all…
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Third Reich
“. . . To what extent the whole existence of this people is based on a continuous lie is shown incomparably by the Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion, so infinitely hated by the Jews. They are based on a forgery, the Frankfurter Zeitung moans and screams once every week: the best proof that they are authentic. What many Jews may do unconsciously is here consciously exposed. And that is what matters. It is completely indifferent from what Jewish brain these disclosures originate; the important thing is that with positively terrifying certainty they reveal the nature and activity of the Jewish people and expose their inner contexts as well as their ultimate final aims. The best criticism applied to them, however, is reality. Anyone who examines the historical development of the last hundred years from the standpoint of this book will at once understand the screaming of the Jewish press. For once this book has become the common property of a people, the Jewish menace may be considered as broken (Mein Kampf pp 307-308).”
I read this, and am astounded. I know a man who sounds like this every time he mentions the Jewish people, Israel or Zionism. Now, here in 2007. But that is not the issue – the issue is how was the PEZ used in the Third Reich?
The idea that denying something is proof that what is denied is true was not a new idea – the Roman Catholic Church had used it during the Inquisition – the logic goes like this “if there is nothing to deny, then why do you bother to deny it?” Damned if you do and damned if you don’t…if you float you’re a witch and will be killed, if you don’t float, then you are dead anyway.
This meant that nothing that was said either by the Jews or by their non-Jewish supporters could or would make any difference. Anything would be taken as evidence that the Protocols were indeed true, after all, hadn’t the Tsarists been ousted in Russia due to this devilish plan, didn’t history show that where ever there were strife and riots, there were Jews? So the Protocols were indeed planted in fertile soil:
Nora Levin states in her The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry 1933-1945:
…”it was in Germany after World War I that they had their greatest success. There they were used to explain all of the disasters that had befallen the country: the defeat in the war, the hunger, the destructive inflation (19).”
Despite the fact that the Protocols had been exposed as a forgery as early as in 1921, it became the most popular book in Germany during the 20’s and 30’s – the Germans of that time ate it like candy. Why shouldn’t they have, after all it had all the trimmings of a good conspiracy theory – dark, clandestine meetings, money, a plan that threatens all of humanity and a clear perpetrator, that lived in the neighborhood? Hitler didn’t create Anti-Semitism, he merely played into Anti-Semitic sentiments that had been around since the times of the Romans. He refined it to a point where industrial extermination of the Jews not only became the order of the day, but a necessity. Something the German people had to do to survive as a national entity. In order to understand how an entire Nation can go psychotic, one has to understand that Anti-Semitism was not something unique to Germany – it was prevalent all over Europe and the US, and several countries did in fact have Anti-Jewish laws or restrictions and sentiments in place.
“In 1939 a Roper poll found that only thirty-nine percent of Americans felt that Jews should be treated like other people. Fifty-three percent believed that “Jews are different and should be restricted” and ten percent believed that Jews should be deported. The United States’ tight immigration policies were not lifted during the Holocaust, news of which began to reach the United States in 1941 and 1942 and it has been estimated that 190 000 – 200 000 Jews could have been saved during the Second World War had it not been for bureaucratic obstacles to immigration deliberately created by Breckinridge Long and others.”
“Though there was some growing anti-semitism during the 1930s, this was counterbalanced by strong support for British Jews in their local communities leading to events such as the Battle of Cable Street where anti-semitism was strongly resisted. There was never wholesale persecution of the Jews before or during World War II in Britain. At the same time, however, Britain was not particularly receptive to Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi regime in Germany, and the other fascist states of Europe.”
Only in Germany was it ground into everyday thinking. It is human nature to grasp a straws, any straws when exposed to disaster, and that more than anything made it possible for Hitler to make the Protocols a document of truth. Also, let’s not forget that Hitler did bring Germany out of its depression, he built the industry and he did feed the hungry Germans. It’s very easy to then go along with whatever else such a leader might suggest.
By the time of the end of WWII, approximately 6 million Jews had been murdered because of a document that 44 years earlier had been determined to be a forgery – something at least one high-ranking Nazi officer, Erich von dem Bach-Zelewsky, acknowledged:
“I am the only living witness but I must say the truth. Contrary to the opinion of the National Socialists, that the Jews were a highly organized group, the appalling fact was that they had no organization whatsoever. The mass of the Jewish people were taken complete by surprise. They did not know at all what to do; they had no directives or slogans as to how they should act. This is the greatest lie of anti-Semitism because it gives the lie to that old slogan that the Jews are conspiring to dominate the world and that they are so highly organized. In reality, they had no organization of their own at all, not even an information service. If they had had some sort of organization, these people could have been saved by the millions, but instead, they were taken completely by surprise. Never before has a people gone as unsuspectingly to its disaster. Nothing was prepared. Absolutely nothing (20).”
Thank G-d for small blessings…
Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Crescent Moon
An article in the Egyptian state-owned newspaper al-Akhbar on February 3, 2002 stated:
“All the evils that currently affect the world are the doings of Zionism. This is not surprising, because the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which were established by their wise men more than a century ago, are proceeding according to a meticulous and precise plan and time schedule, and they are proof that even though they are a minority, their goal is to rule the world and the entire human race.”
Nowhere has the Protocols been published in so many editions and so many copies as in the Arab World – not even in Germany during WWII. It pains me because on the one hand the world is full of Muslims and Arabs that are as opposed to Anti-Semitism as I am, and yet the Protocols are being used to dupe, betray and manipulate Arab and Muslim People into believing that Jews are the evil of all evil.
“Morale and psychological manipulation has a significant place in the minds of Jews, and formed a very important source of strength in the “Hebrew State”… Disinformation has been one of the bases of morale and psychological manipulation among the Israelis, and propaganda played an important role in the psychological prodding of world political leaders to support Zionism… The “Protocol’s of the Elders of Zion” did not ignore the importance of using propaganda to promote the Zionist goals. In the second protocol is written: “Through the newspapers we will have the means to propel and to influence”. In the twelfth protocol: “Our governments will hold the reins of most of the newspapers, and through this plan we will possess the primary power to turn to public opinion.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, official PA daily, Jan 25 2001]”
The Cover of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion published by the Palestinian Authority.
“The Egyptian 40 part TV series connecting the State of Israel’s founding to the principles of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion triggered worldwide interest and outrage. This series broadcast every day during the month of Ramadan “…on 22 Arab stations, among them Egypt 2, Syria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, Lebanon and other Arab states.” [Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, November 1, 2002]”
“The purpose of the military policy is to impose this situation on the residents and force them to leave their homes, and this is done in the framework of the Protocols of Zion…” [Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, November 18, 2001]
“For the second consecutive year, Arab television featured a vicious anti-Semitic series that depicts stereotypical Jews hatching a plot for Jewish world control and domination. The program, Ash-Shatat (“The Diaspora”) is a Syrian production and was aired in October and November 2003 by the Lebanon-based satellite television network Al-Manar, which is owned by the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Al-Manar is widely available to viewers across the Muslim and Arab world and around the world.” (From ADL)
At the 2005 Cairo IBF a stand of the Syrian publisher displayed a new, 2005 edition of the Protocols authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Information. In Syria government-controlled television channels occasionally broadcast mini-series concerning the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, along with several other anti-semitic themes.
I am not quoting these sources as some sort of Arab bashing. These are factual quotes – the Protocols of the Elders of Zion are widely spread throughout the world of the Crescent Moon, and they do have a huge impact as they are almost never refuted or criticized. To many in the Arab World, the Protocols are a second Qu’ran, which they are familiarized with as soon at they are old enough to go to a madrasa.
And let’s not forget Mohammad Amin al-Husayni – the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who promised Hitler that he would purge the Jews from Brittish Palestine…
“He repeated his former support for Germany and “wanted to know to what extent the Third Reich was prepared to support the Arab movement against the Jews.“
He requested that:
“Germany and Italy recognize the right of the Arab countries to solve the question of the Jewish elements, which exist in Palestine and in the other Arab countries, as required by the national and ethnic (völkisch) interests of the Arabs, and as the Jewish question was solved in Germany and Italy.“
He doesn’t cite the Protocols, but then he didn’t need to, as the Protocols were already at the core of the reason why the Jews had to be exterminated.
My point is that when we in the Western World hear about Arab and/or Islamic hatred for the State of Israel and Zionism – they are not speaking of just disliking having to give up some land, or human rights abuses by Israeli Forces, they truly believe that the very existence of Israel is part of a World Wide Jewish Conspiracy to dominate the world and make them slaves.
They believe this because this is what is fed to them through the media they have access to, it is being preached to them by their religious leaders and taught to them in their schools.
Ironically, they fail to see that the mechanisms described in the Protocols are being used against them by their leaders, not just as a diversion of attention from the corruption of their own governments, but to lull them into a dream of re-resurrecting the Empire of Saladin the Great.
Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the Banks
One of the most hard-to-kill myths, derived from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, is the idea that Jews control the World Economy. In the name of the Protocols Jews have been accused of being filthy rich and squandering money on their own, while on the other hand be cheap and petty elsewhere. The point being, of course that Jews are bad whichever way you see them.
“Protocol #6. At the same time we must intensively patronize trade and industry, but, first and foremost, speculation, the part played by which is to provide a counterpoise to industry: the absence of speculative industry will multiply capital in private hands and will serve to restore agriculture by freeing the land from indebtedness to the land banks. What we want is that industry should drain off from the land both labor and capital and by means of speculation transfer into our hands all the money of the world, and thereby throw all the GOYIM into the ranks of the proletariat. Then the GOYIM will bow down before us, if for no other reason but to get the right to exist.”
“In 1962, Omni Publications, a distributor of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, reprinted an early attack on the Federal Reserve called The Truth About the Slump (1931), in which author A.N. Field asserted:
“The Money Power that rules the world today is centered in the hands of individuals of a particular race and creed.” Field labeled the founding of America’s Federal Reserve as that point when “the United States was enslaved under this German-Jew engine of control.”
It is interesting to note that A.N. Field doesn’t name the “race and creed” thus leaves it up to the reader to make the connection to the Jews on his own without Field getting his hands dirty. That is the way Conspiracy Theories work – leave as much as possible up to the imagination of the audience. An audience that very often was poorly educated, under stress due to social or political mismanagement in the Government. So. Where did the idea of the filthy rich Jew, that control the Economy come from? There are historical precedence for the idea, though the reality it sprung from is far from glamorous or especially filthy (unless you call locking people up in Ghettoes, holding their relatives hostage and refusing to pay debts) filthy…
“The first examples of what would be later called court Jews emerged during the Renaissance when local rulers used services of Jewish bankers for short-term loans. They lent money to nobles and in the process gained social influence.”
During the Middle Ages, there were two Powers in the world – the Church and the State/City State. Those two were more often than not in conflict with each other, and while the Church could and would finance its wars/conflicts through taxing and selling salvation in the form of large estates, forced donations and withdrawn alms, the Secular Rulers didn’t have this opportunity, not only due to the fact that when the Church had taxed the people, there wasn’t that much left to take – the Church most often barred money trading, money lending and financial speculations through heavy Church penalties for those who engaged in such. With the exception of the Jews.
The Jews, in those times when they were allowed to reside in a city or a nation, were exempt from those penalties, because they were not Xians. Furthermore, the Jews were most often barred from other avenues seeking a livelihood. They were, by secular and religious law, forced to live apart from Xian Society, which meant they simply could not trade or move out-side the “Jewish Quarters”, unless they had notes of passage issued by the Xian Officials, who answered to the Ruler. Such notes of passage cost money. Often, if not always, a Jewish Community would pool resources to buy one or two of those notes of passage, so the community could trade out-side the Ghettoes – with other Jewish Communities in the country where they resided and in other countries. This meant that they aquired contacts and trade routes as well as a capacity for money lending. Money that the secular rulers needed. So the Jews became money lenders, not by choice, but by necessity.
The “social influence” they gained invariably took the form of a hostage situation, where the Jew with a note of passage and the contacts and money were forced to lend money to various noblemen and rulers to fend off destruction of the Jewish Community. He became a Court Jew. It was not uncommon that the nobleman required that the female relatives, most often daughters, of the Court Jew become his or concubine, or that he at least reserved the right to do so if the Court Jew didn’t comply. More often than not the debts were never paid, they were either annulled through a pogrom or through an assassination of the Court Jew, after which another Jew were “compelled” to take his place. By the time of the Renaissance this had become an established practice, and the few large Jewish “Houses” in Europe descend from this. Later the Court Jew became simply “a useful Jew“.
At some times it was even “fashionable” among Gentiles to have one or more Court Jews, and they competed among themselves to get “the best ones” tied to their courts…Most of the Great Houses of Europe are built on Jewish money that were never paid back – one of them is the Royal Family in England. So the “great Jewish Houses” like Rothchilds, didn’t get into banking as part of any conspiracy, but out of necessity – again a question has to be raised – why is it ok when non-Jews pass their professions and legacy on to their children, but not when Jews do it? Why would it be a bad thing to use a socially “positive” position to pass benefits on to your people?