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PROTOCOLS 




of the 
LEARNED ELDERS 

of 
ZION 



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PROTOCOLS 



of the Learned Elders of 



ZION 






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Translated from the Russian of NILUS 

By 

VICTOR E. MARSDEN 

Late Russian Correspondent of "THE MORNING POST" 



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Published by 

LIBERTY BELL PUBLICATIONS 

Reedy, West Virginia 25270 





ntroduction he say "that a manu scrim hid tt^ ^ 1905 ' In ^ 
our years before by, a friend I who fi, iJ ,!" , h ?" ded to h «n about 
lat.on of an original document stolen hv d that " ^ ai a *"" tr ans- 
most influential and highl^fnitiated leader, T^ from one °f the 
end of a meeting of the in tiled in Franc, ^^asonry, at the 
masonic conspiracy" Nilu^ a HHc /?,. fu £' that nest of Jewish- 
minutes of meetings, b» a r 1 1, he Pr<> l OCols are "<* exactly 
made by some powerful person * ' Pait a PP arent 'y missing, 

^a^"^ 0r ° ral P™of 

it could be'u ' toe market P Z ared * S - eCOnd edition but before 
taken place and KerenskiTdered the' wh^ 10 ",-^ March 1917 «Sd 
La er Nil us was arrested by toe Bolshevil r^l " f -° be destroyed, 
tortured. „ e was exiled .Jfi W&^"g^ | # 



VICTOR E. MARSDEN 

The translator of the famous Protocols was himself a victim 
of the Revolution in Russia. He had lived there for many 
years and was married to a Russian lady. As Russian corres- 
pondent to the "Morning Post," his fearless description of the 
events in 1917 incurred the anger of the Soviet. He was 
arrested and thrown into the Peter-Paul Prison. When he 
was finally allowed to return to England after two years, his 
health had been seriously affected. One of, his first tasks 
as soon as he was able was this translation of the Protocols, 
which necessitated many hours' work at the British Museum 
He later became the "Morning Post" special correspondent in 
the suite of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on his Empire tour. 

But within a few days of his return from the tour, he cjied 
after a brief illness. 



PREFACE 



Vicro* K. MAJtsurw 



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The author of thU translation of the famous Protocol* wa» him- 
•elf a Tlctim of the Rerolutlon. He had lived for many yeara in Rus- 
sia and w*» married to a RuwJan lady. Among hi* other activities in 
Ruasla he had been for a number of years Russian Correspondent 
of the Morning Pott, a position which he occupied when the Revo- 
lution 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 Cromle was murdered by Jews Victor Marsden was ar- 
rested and thrown Into the Peter-Paul Prison, expecting every day 
to nave^is name called out for execution. This, however, he es- 
caped, 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 transla- 
tion 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 positi^ of ad- 
vantage 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. The 
Summary placed at the head of each is Mr. Marsden's own, and will 
be found very useful In acquiring a comprehensive view of Its scope. 
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 posi- 
tively ill. 

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. Prom this he returned with 
the Prince, apparently in much better health, but within a few 'days 
of his landing he was taken suddenly 111, and died after a very brief 
Illness. 

May this work be his crowning monument! In it he has per- 
formed 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 Liarned 
Elders or Zion." 



INTRODUCTION 



(1922) 






Of the Protocols themselves little need be said in the way of in- 
troduction. The book in which they are embodied was published by 
Sergyei Nilus in Russia 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 Sovietland was crime sufficient to ensure the owner's 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 em- 
bodied 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 17, 1921, put the, case for Nilus tersely and con- 
vincingly thus: 

The only statement 1 care to make about the PROTOCOLS ia 
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 Rul- 
ers of Zion. They reveal the concerted plan of action of the Jewish 
Nation developed through the ages and edited by the Elders them- 
selves up to date. Parts and summaries of the plan have been pub- 
lished 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 be- 
tween prophecy and fulfilment is too glaring to be set aside or ob- 
scured. This the Jews well know and therefore evade. 

The presumption is strong that the Protocols were issued, or re 



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issued, at the First Zionist Congress held at Basle In 1897 under 
presidency of the Father of Modern Zionism, the lateTheodoS 

There has been recently published a volume of Herd's "Diaries" 
a translation of some passages of which appeared te the, JeZL 
CfcronicZ* of July 14, 1922. Herz! gives an account of his first vSf» 

£SE? I895 ' and hlS conversati °» I* Colonel GoldSSd a Jew 
brought up as a Christian, an Officer in the English Army and aT 

^rovin^t T^ 0t e t Xpr0 P riatln « "* English Aristocracy and^o 

d^mmaUon wl,T er t t0 ""^ th6 Pe ° ple ° f ^nd-against Jew 
domtaatlon was to put excessive taxes on the land. Herzi thought 

in Preto^lwT ' and " " n ° W * be f0Und deflnitel y embod * d 

r» n t iTV"^ " Xt ^ Ct from Herzl ' s Diar " ls ■*» extremely signifi- 
cant bit of evidence bearing on the existence of the Jew World Plot 
and authentic! y of the Protocols, but any reader of intelligence wffl 

££££? T ^° WledBe ° f reCent hlSt0ry and fr ™ his ™n 
SR » ^T^ th€ genumene « <* ^ery line of them, and It 
L*, ™ -S 1 ' ° f ^ " Ving COmment that aU re ^ers are invited to 

*L^ Ma f sden 'f v 'ranslatlon of this terribly inhuman document. 

And here ls another very significant circumstance. The present 
o^HnP ^ aS l6ader 0t the Zi0nlSt anient, Dr. Weizmann, 
S kT4 ^ S f f ymgS " the Send -° ff ban " uet eiven to Chief 
S*WvW^ 0, L OC i 0b ? 6 ' 192 °- The Chlef Rabbi was °n t«e Point 
nf» J. 8 ,'°' *1 Bmp,re tour ~ a sort of Jewl «h answer to the Em- 
pire tour of US. the Prince of Wales. And this is the "saying" of 

^f,iT S ^ hlCh Dr - Weizmann quoted: "A beneficent protection 

™£ SE ^ ^u^ to the Me 0f the Jew is that He has dis 
persed him all over the world." {Jewish Guardian, Oct. 8, 1920 ) 
Now compare this with the last clause but one of Protocol XI 

and^nm ^P 311 ^ ""■ H1S Ch ° Sen Pe ° ple ' the *"* ° ( dispersion, 
SL^Sh*^ which appears to all eyes to be our weakness, ha 
ESShSTf"" °" Strength ' whTdi has now brought us to the 
threshold of sovereignty over all the world." 

„J^ f r * markat ! le correspondence between these passages proves 
thlr nr wT' " T th3t the Leamed Hte » «*■ B Proves 
to a^ST kn ,?T S a " ab0Ut them ' » proves that the desire 
SfifL3 ? !J H ° me ln Pales «ne is only camouflage and an in- 
finitesimal part of the Jew's real object. It proves that the Jews of 
the world have no intention of settling In Palestine or any 'serrate 
country, and that their annual prayer that they may all meet* Next 

behL itTT" " merCly a Piece of their charLterUtio m^e- 
T* Li \ ti * demonstrates that the Jews are now a world menace, 
£ of ^ m,m raMS "* ^ t0 d0mlClle them Permanenay' 
Who are the Elders? 

nJ^UtHi H ^! Cret WhiCh has not beea reve aled. They are the Hid- 
den Hand. They are not the "Board of Deputies" (the Jewish Par- 






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liament in England) or the "Universal Israelite Alliance" which sk 
in Paris. But the late Walter Rathenau of the Allgemeiner Elec- 
tricltaets 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 successor* 
from their entourage. 

A Fifteenth Century "Protocol" 

The principles and morality of these latter-day Protocols are as 
old as the tribe. Here is one from the Fifteenth Century which Jews 
can hardly pronounce a forgery, seeing that it is taken from a 
Rothschild journal. 

The Revue des etudes Juives, financed by James de Roths- 
child, published in 1889 two documents which showed how true 
the Protocols are in saying that the Learned Elders of Zion have 
been carrying on their plan for centuries. On January 13, 1489, 
Chemor, Jewish Rabbi of Aries in Provence, wrote to the Grand 
Sanhedrim, which had its seat in Constantinople, for advice, as 
the people of Aries were threatening the synagogues. What 
should the Jews do? This was the reply: 

"Dear beloved brethren in Moses, we have received your let- 
ter in which you tell us of the anxieties and misfortunes which 
you are enduring. We are pierced by as great pain to hear it as 
yourselves. 

"The advice of the Grand Satraps and Rabbis is the follow- 
ing: 

"1. As for what you say that the King of France obliges you 
to become Christians: do it, since you cannot do otherwise, but 
let the law of Moses be kept in your hearts. 

"2. As for what you say about the command to despoil you 
of your goods" [the law was that on becoming converted Jews 
gave up their possessions] ; "make your sons merchants, that lit- 
tle by little they may despoil the Christians of theirs. 

"3. As for what you say about their making attempts on 
your lives: make your sons doctors and apothecaries, that they 
may take away Christians' lives. 

"4. As for what you say of their destroying your synagogues: 
make your sons canons and clerics in order that they may de- 
stroy their churches. 

"5. As for the many other vexations you complain of: ar- 
range that your sons become advocates and lawyers, and see 
that they always mix themselves up with the affairs of State, 
in order that by putting Christians under your yoke you may 
dominate the world and be avenged on them. 

"6. Do not swerve from this order that we give vou, because 



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you will And by experience that, humiliated a5 you are you win 
reach the actuality of power. y 

ber) S1 im.. V - SSVFF " PrinCe ° f the JeVs ' 21st CasI «e ^ovem- 

In the year 1844, on the eve of the Jewish Revolution of 1S4R 

Benjamin Disraeli, whose real name was Israel at d who was a 

£&£££ l&r~ his nov * Coning ^ ln ^ 

M^mJTS! °2 t0 Sh ° W that th6Se P ersona ^ were all Jews. 
Protocols a, rr ^ , br ° UgM to the »■** ° f da * these secret 
Protocols all men may clearly see the hidden personages specified 

relation fZT "^T ^ SCen6S " ° f aI1 *" Government Thfs 
exa^X a n, ,° n aU WhUe Pe ° ples the grave responsibility of 

Sn which h ^? m f ? f ° nd th6ir attUude t0wards the Ra <* a « a 
Nation which boasts of its survival over all Empires. 

NOTES 

I.— "Aowm*'.' and "The Political." 
n,n^ - 6 7 "I *7° W ° rdS in thls translation which are unusual the 
Z™ ^^ T a "P olittcal " "^das a substantive. Agentur ap 
pears to be a word adopted from the original and it means the whole 
body of agents and agencies made use of by the Elders whither 
members of the tribe or their Gentile tools. 

H,-?L?^ PoU " cal " m - Marsden ™ans, not exactly the "body poli- 
tic but the entire machinery of politics. 

n -— The Symbolic Snake or Judaism 

Jud^Tln^T «' ^ a refelenCe t0 the SymboIic Snake of 
S£T. L„ PU °f Ue to the 19 ° 5 Edition of *e Protocols Nilus 

gives the following interesting account of this symbol- 

otht M w! n ,f , t0 th l records oS sec «t 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 bv zion 

As history developed, this scheme was worked out in detail and 
S2K y , men W , h ° W6re SUbse( ^tly M^ted in this qu Uon 

for 1 or rSS Z\ eCided f 5 PeaMfUl means to c °"<^ 'he world 
for Zion with the slyness of the Symbolic Snake, whose head was to 
represent those who have been initiated into the'plans of he Jewish 
administration, and the body of the Snake to represent the Jewish 
people-the administration was always kept secret, Z« froTTe 
Jemsh nation itself. As this Snake penetrated into the hearts of 
he nylons which it encountered it undermined and devoured £l 

ha! stifi 1 ™JhT 0t t h6Se StateS ' " 1S foretold toa t the Snake 
has still to finish its work, strictiy adhering to the designed plan 

held *% co ™** hi % ^ has to run is closed by the refurn oflts 

™LJ£° 8nd "?u ' by thiS means ' the Snake has completed its 
round of Europe and has encircled it-and until, by dint of enchain- 



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ing Europe, it has encompassed the whole world. This it is to ac- 
complish by using every endeavor to subdue the other countries by 
an economic conquest. 

The return of the head of the Snake to Zion can only be accom- 
plished after the power of all the Sovereigns 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 Augus- 
tus, 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 Na- 
poleon) . 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. 

All these states which the Snake traversed have had the founda- 
tions 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., 
19053 all its efforts are concentrated. The further course of the 
Snake is not shown on this map, but arrows indicate its next move- 
ment towards Moscow, Kieff, and Odessa. 

It is now well known to us to what extent the latter cities form 
the centers of the militant Jewish race. Constantinople is shown as 
the last stage of the Snake's oourse before it reaches Jerusalem. 
(This map was drawn years before the occurrence of the "Young 
Turk" — i, e, f Jewish — Revolution in Turkey.) 

Ill — The term "Goyim," meaning Gentiles or non-Jews, is used 
throughout the Protocols and is retained by Mr. Marsden, 



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PROTOCOLS 

OF THE MEETINGS OF THE 
LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION 



Protocol No. 1 

Wr'n 1 P ^ « e T"T nt - De9 P° li <™ of Capital. The 
Internal Foe. The Mob. Anarchy. Polities verZ Morals 
The Right of the Strong. The Invincibility of Jew-Masonir 

Pom? Y\ R r d r Ufie A . Mean8 " ™ e "W. ■ Btod MaS 
Pohucal A.B.C. Party Discord. Most satisfactory form^f 

rnle— Despotism. Alcohol. Classicism. Corruption. Prm- 

c.ples and rule* of the Jew-Masonic Government. Terror. 

*££&£??%: Fra . te .? ,ily " f"**!*' of Dynastic Rule. 
AnnJulaUon of the privileges of the Goy-Aristocracy (i.e. 
non-Jew) The New Aristocracy. The Psychological Calcu- 
lation. Abstractness of "Liberty." Power of Removal "f 
Representatives of the People. 

. . . Putting aside fine phrases we shall speak of the sig- 
nificance of each thought: by comparisons and deductions we shall 
turow light upon surrounding facts. 

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, i. e., non 

h A\, mUS . t v, be n ° ted *"*' men With bad ™ st ^<*s are more in num- 
a» Sf! „\ 800d ' and theref ° re "» •»* results in governing them 
rlJ^ 1 Y Vi ° lenC ? 3nd terrorizatl °". ^d not by academic dis- 
cussions. Every man alms at power, everyone -would like to become 

Lt £ t'm °1 ly he T lA - and rare indeed are the me « who wouW 

ssr^ the weware ° f an f ° r the -* « — -• 
^i h ^r^Tu«K^^ who are caiied men? 

to SnU ^AvT ,°' thC S l rUCtUre ° f ""^ toe y were ejected 
to brutal and blind force; afterwards-to Law, which is the same 

force, only disguised. I draw the conclusion that by the law of na- 
ture right lies in force. 






Political freedom Is an idea but not a fact. This idea one must 
icnow how to apply whenever it appears necessary with this bait of 
an idea to attract the masses of the people to ones party for the 
purpose of crushing another who is in authority This task is ren- 
dered 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. 

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 in- 
ternecine strife which soon develops into battles between classes, in 
the midst of which Status burn down and their importance is re- 
duced to that of a heap of ashes. 

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; d is irr 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 

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 con- 
flict, as for example to keep the enemy in ignorance of plans of at- 
tack and defence, 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? 

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 peo- 
ple, whose powers of reasoning are superficial? Men in masses and 
the men of the masses, being guided solely by petty passions, paltry 
beliefs, customs, traditions and sentimental theorism, 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 ig- 
norance of political secrets, puts forth some ridiculous resolution 
thpt lavs in the administration a seed of anarchv. 



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The political has nothing in common with the moral. The ruier 
who is governed by the moral is not a skilled politician, and is there- 
fore unstable on his throne. He who wishes to rule must have re- 
course both to cunning and to make believe. Great national quali- 
fies, like frankness and honesty, are vices in politics, for they bring 
Jown rulers from their thrones more effectively and more certainly 
than the most powerful enemy. Such qualities must be the at- 
tributes of the Kingdoms of the goyim but we must in no wise be 
;uided by them. 

Our right lies in force. The word -right" is an abstract thought 
md proved by nothing. The word means no more than: Give me 
tfhat I want in orderahat thereby I may have a proof that I am 
stronger than you. 

Where does right begin? Where does it end? 
In any State in which there is a bad organization of authority 
an impersonality of laws and of the rulers who have lost their per- 
sonality amid the flood of rights ever multiplying out of liberalism 
r find a new right-to attack by the right of the strong, and to scat- 
:er to the winds all existing forces of order and regulation, to re- 
construct 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 liberalism. 

Our power in the present tottering condition of all forms of power 
will be more invincible than any other, because it will remain in- 
visible until the moment when it has gained such strength that no 
cunning can any longer undermine it. 

Out of the temporary evil we are now compelled to commit will 
emerge the good of an unshakable rule, which will restore the reg- 
alar course of the machinery of the national life, brought to nought 
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. 

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 labour of many centuries brought to naught. 

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 unreasoning- 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 politi- 
cal, cannot come forward as leaders of the mob without bringing 
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Only one trained from childhood for independent rule can have 
understanding of the words that can be made up of the political 
alphabet. 

A people left to itself, i. e. t 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 
judgments, to deal with Che affairs of the country, which cannot be 
mixed up with personal interests? 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. 

It is only with a despotic ruler that plans can be elaborated ex- 
tensively and clearly in such a way as to distribute the whole prop- 
erly among the several parts of the machinery of the State; from 
this the conclusion is inevitable that a satisfactory form of govern- 
ment 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 a 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. 

Behold the alcoholized 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 fol- 
lowers of the others in corruption and luxury. 

Our countersign is — Force and Make-believe. Only force con- 
quers in political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the talents 
essential to statesmen. Violence must be the principle, and cunning 
the 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 hesita- 
tion if by it we secure submission and sovereignty. 

Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the 
right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more sat- 
isfactory 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 



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Keep to me programme 01 violence and maice- believe, Tne doc- 
trine of squaring accounts is precisely as strong as the means of 
which It makes use. Therefore it is not so much by the means them- 
selves 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 merciless for all disobedience 
to cease. 

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 those days by stupid poll-parrots 
who from all sides round flew down upon these baits and with them 
carried away the well-being of the world, true freedom of the indi- 
vidual, 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 abstractness; did 
not note the contradiction of their meaning and inter-relation; 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 subordina- 
tion 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 re~ 
gard 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 these 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 po- 
litical was lost, and this aided the success of our cause. 

In all corners of the earth the words "Liberty, Equality, Frater- 
nity" 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 goya 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 de- 
fence peoples and countries had against us. On the ruins of the 
natural 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. 

Our triumph has been rendered easier by the fact that in our 
rel?*-inns wtth the men whom we wanted to have alwavs worked 






upon tne 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. 

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 stew- 
ard may be replaced like a worn-out glove. 

It is this possibility of replacing the representative^ of the peo- 
ple which has placed them at our disposal, and, as it were, given us 
the power of appointment- 

Protocol No. 2 

Economic Wars — the foundation of the Jewish predominance. 
Figure-head government and "secret advisers." Successes 
of destructive doctrines. Adaptability in politics. Part 
played by the Press. Cost of gold and value of Jewish 
sacrifice. 

It is indispensable for our purpose that wars, so far as possible, 
should not result in territorial gains; war will thus be brought on 
to the economic ground, where the nations will not fail to perceive 
in the assistance we give the strength of our predominance, and this 
state of things will put both sides at the mercy of our international 
agentur; which possesses millions of eyes ever on the weath and un- 
hampered by any limitations whatsoever. Our international rights 
will then wipe out national rights, in the proper sense of right, and 
will rule the nations precisely as the civil law of States rule the re- 
lations of their subjects among themselves. 

The administrators, whom we shall choose from among the pub- 
lic, with strict regard to their capacities for servile obedience, will 
not be persons trained in the arts of government, and will therefore 
easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning 
and genius who will be their advisers, specialists bred and reared 
from early childhood to rule the affairs of the whole world. As is 
well known to you, these specialists of ours have been drawing to fit 
them for rule the information they need from our political plans 
from the lessons of history, from observations made in the events of 
every moment as it passes. The goyim are not guided by practical 
use of unprejudiced historical observation, but by theoretical rou 
tine without any critical regard for consequent results. We need 
not, therefore, take any account of them— let them amuse them- 
selves until the hour strikes, or live on hopes of new forms of en- 
terprising pastime, or on the memories of all they have enjoyed. For 
them let that play the principal part which we have persuaded them 
to accept as the dictates of science (theory). It is with this object 
in view that we are constantly, by means of our press, arousing a 



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blind confidence in these theories. The intellectuals of the goyim 
will puff themselves up with their knowledge and without any logi- 
cal verification of them will put into effect all the information avail- 
able from science, which our agentur specialists have cunningly 
pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in the di- 
rection we want. 

Do not suppose for a moment that these statements are empty 
words: think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism, 
Marxism, Nietzsche-ism. To us Jews, at any rate, it should be plain 
to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had 
upon the minds of the goyim. 

It is indispensable for us to take account of the thoughts, charac- 
ters, tendencies of the nations in order to avoid making slips in the 
political and in the direction of administrative affairs. The triumph 
of our system, of which the component parts of the machinery may 
be variously disposed according to the temperament of the peoples 
met on our way, will fail of success if the practical application of it 
be not based upon a summing up of the lessons of the past in the 
light of the present. 

In the hands of the States of today there is a great force that 
creates the movement of thought in the people, and that is the 
Press. The part played by the Press is to keep pointing out re- 
quirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the com- 
plaints of the people, to express and to create discontent. It is in 
the Press that the triumph of freedom of speech finds its incarna- 
tion. But the goyim States have not known how to make use of 
this force; and it has fallen into our hands. Through the Press we 
have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in 
the shade; thanks to the Press we have got the gold in our hands, 
notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of oceans of 
blood and tears. But it has paid us, though we have sacrificed many 
of our people. Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God 
a thousand goyim. 



Protocol No. 3 

The Symbolic Snake and its significance. The instability of 
the constitutional scales. Terror in the palaces. Power 
and ambition. Parliaments "talkeries," pamphlets. Abuse 
of power. Economic slavery. "People's Rights." Monopo- 
list system and the aristocracy. The Army of Mason-Jewry. 
Decrescence of the Goyim. Hunger and rights of capital. 
The mob and the coronation of "The Sovereign Lord of 
all the World." The fundamental precept in the pro- 
gramme of the future Masonic national schools. The 
secret of the science of the structure of society. Universal 
economic crisis. Security of "ours" (i.e., our people, 
Jews). The despotism of Masonry — the kingdom of rea- 
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Ke volution. The King-Despot of the blood of ^ion. Cause* 
of the invincibility of Masonry. Part played by aeeret Ma- 
sonic agents. Freedom. 

Today I may tell you that our goal is now only a few steps oft. 
There remains a small space to cross and the whole long path we 
have trodden is ready now to close its cycle of the Symbolic Snake, 
by which we symbolize our people. When this ring closes, all the 
States of Europe will be locked in its coil as in a powerful vise. 

The constitution scales of these days will shortly break down, 
for we have established them with a certain lack of accurate bal- 
ance in order that they may oscillate incessantly until they wear 
through the pivot on which they turn. The goyim are under the 
impression that they have welded them sufficiently strong and they 
have all along kept on expecting that the scales would come into 
equilibrium. But the pivots— the kings on their thrones — are 
hemmed in by their representatives, who play the fool, distraught 
with their own uncontrolled and irresponsible power. This power 
they owe to the terror which has been breathed into the palaces. As 
they have no means of getting at their people, into their very midst, 
tl'e kings on their thrones are no longer able to come to terms with 
thtm and so strengthen themselves against seekers after power. We 
have made a gulf between the far-seeing Sovereign Power and the 
blind force of the people so that both have lost all meaning, for like 
the blind man and his stick, both are powerless apart. 

In order to incite seekers after power to a misuse of power we 
have set all forces in opposition one to another, breaking up then- 
liberal tendencies towards independence. To this end we have 
stirred up every form of enterprise, we have armed all parties, we 
have set up authority as a target for every ambition. Of States 
we have made gladiatorial arenas where a host of confused issues 
contend. ... A little more, and disorders and bankruptcy will 
be universal. . . . 

Babblers inexhaustible have turned into oratorical contests the 
sittings of Parliament and Administrative Boards. Bold journalists 
and unscrupulous pamphleteers daily fall upon executive officials. 
Abuses of power will put the final touch in preparing all institu- 
tions for their overthrow and everything will fly skyward under the 
blows of the maddened mob. 

All people are chained down to heavy toil by poverty more firmly 
than ever they were chained by slavery and serfdom, from these, 
one way and another, they might free themselves, these could be 
settled with, but from want they will never get away. We have 
included in the constitution such rights as to the masses appear 
fictitious and not actual rights. All these so-called "People's Rights 1 ' 
can exist only in idea, an idea which can never be realized in prac- 
tical life. What is it to the proletariat labourer, bowed double over 
his heavy toil, crushed by his lot in life, if talkers get the right to 
babble, if journalists get the right to scribble any nonsense side by 
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tne constitution save only those pitiful crumbs which we fling them 
from our table in return for their voting in favour of what we dic- 
tate, m favour of the men we place in power, the servants of our 
agentur. . . . Republican rights for a poor man are no more 
than a bitter piece of irony, for the necessity he is under of toiling 
almost all day gives him no present use of them, but on the other 
hand robs him of all guarantee of regular and certain earnings by 
making him dependent on strikes by his comrades or lockouts by 
his masters. 

The people under our guidance have annihilated the aristocracy, 
who were their one and only defence and foster-mother for the 
sake of their own advantage which is inseparably bound up with the 
well-being of the people. Nowadays, with the destruction of the 
aristocracy, the people have fallen into the grips of merciless 
money-grinding scoundrels who have laid a pitiless and cruel yoke 
upon the necks of the workers. 

We appear on the scene as alleged saviours of the worker from 
this oppression when we propose to him to enter the ranks of our 
fighting forces— Socialists, Anarchists, Communis ts^to whom we 
always give support in accordance with an alleged brotherly rule 
(of the solidarity of all humanity) of our social masonry. The 
aristocracy, which enjoyed by law the labour of the workers, was 
interested in seeing that the workers were well fed, healthy and 
strong. We are interested in just the opposite—in the diminution, 
the killing out of the goyim. Our power is in the chronic shortness 
of food and physical weakness of the worker because by all that this 
implies he is made the slave of our will, and he will not find in his 
own authorities either strength or energy to set against our will. 
Hunger creates the right of capital to rule the worker more surely 
than it was given to the aristocracy by the legal authority of kings. 

By want and the envy and hatred which it engenders we shall 
move the mobs and with their hands we shall wipe out all those 
who hinder us on our way. 

When the hour strikes for our Sovereign Lord of all the World to 
be crowned it is these same hands which will sweep away everything 
that might be cu hindrance thereto. 

The goyim have lost the habit of thinking unless prompted by 
the suggestions of our specialists. Therefore they do not see the 
urgent necessity of what we, when our kingdom comes, shall adopt 
at once, namely this, that it is essential to teach in national schools 
one simple, true -piece of knowledge , the basis of all knowledge—the 
knowledge of the structure of human life, of social existence which 
requires division of labour, and, consequently, the division of men 
into classes and conditions. It is essential for all to know that 
owing to difference in the objects of human activity there cannot be 
%ny equality, that he who by any act of his compromises a whole 
class cannot be equally responsible before the law with him who 
affects no one but only his own honor, The true knowledge of the 
structure of society, into the secrets of which we do not admit the 









goyim, would demonstrate to all men that the positions and work 
must be kept within a certain circle, that they may not become a 
source of human suffering, arising from an education which does 
not correspond with the work which individuals are called upon 
to do. After a thorough study of this knowledge the peoples will 
voluntarily submit to authority and accept such position as is ap- 
pointed them in the State. In the present state of knowledge and 
the direction we have given to its development the people, blindly 
believing things in print — cherishes — thanks to promptings intended 
to mislead and to its own ignorance — a blind hatred towards all 
conditions which it considers above itself, for it has no understand- 
ing of the meaning of class and condition. 

This hatred will be still further magnified by the effects of an 
economic crisis, which will stop dealings on the exchanges and bring 
industry to a standstill. We shall create by all the secret subter- 
ranean methods open to us and with the aid of gold, which is all 
In our hands, a universal economic crisis whereby we shall throw 
upon the streets whole mobs of workers simultaneously in all the 
countries of Europe. These mobs will rush delightedly to shed the 
blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their ignorance, they have 
envied from their cradles, and whose property they will then be able 
to loot. 

"Ours" they will not touch, because the moment of attack will be 
known to us and we shall take measures to protect our own. 

We have demonstrated that progress will bring all the goyim to 
the sovereignty of reason. Our despotism will be precisely that; 
for it will know how by wise severities to paciflcate all unrest, to 
cauterize liberalism out of all institutions. 

When the populace has seen that all sorts of concessions and in- 
dulgences are yielded it in the name of freedom it has imagined 
itself to be sovereign lord and has stormed its way to power, but, 
naturally, like every other blind man it has come upon a host of 
stumbling blocks, it has rushed to find a guide, it has never had the 
sense to return to the former state and it has laid down its pleni- 
potentiary powers at our feet. Remember the French Revolution, to 
which it was we who gave the name of "Great": the secrets of its 
preparations are well known to us for it was wholly the work of our 
hands. 

Ever since that time we have been leading the peoples from one 
disenchantment to another, so that in the end they should turn also 
from us in favour of that King-Despot of the blood of Zion, whom 
we are preparing for the world. 

At the present day we are, as an international force, invincible, 
because if attacked by some we are supported by other States. It is 
the bottomless rascality of the goyim peoples, who crawl on their 
bellies to force, but are merciless towards weakness, unsparing to 
faults and indulgent to crimes, unwilling to bear the contradictions 
of a free social system but patient unto martyrdom under the vio- 
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to Independence. From the premier- dictators of the present day 
the goyim peoples suffer patiently and bear such abuses as for the 
least of them they would have beheaded twenty kings. 

What is the explanation of this phenomenon, this curious incon- 
sequence of the masses of the peoples in their attitude towards what 
would appear to be events of the same order? 

It is explained by the fact that these dictators whisper to the 
peoples through their agents that through these abuses they are 
inflicting injury on the States with the highest purpose— to secure 
the welfare of the peoples, the international brotherhood of them 
all, their solidarity and equality of rights. Naturally they do not 
tell the peoples that this unification must be accomplished only 
under our sovereign rule, 

And thus the people condemn the upright and acquit the guilty, 
persuaded ever more and more that it can do whatsoever it wishes 
Thanks to this state of things the people are destroying every kind 
of stability and creating disorders at every step. 

The word "freedom" brings out the communities of men to fight 
against every kind of force, against every kind of authority, even 
against God and the laws of nature. For this reason we, when we 
come into our kingdom, shall have to erase this word from the lexi- 
con of life as implying a principle of brute force which turns mobs 
into bloodthirsty beasts. 

These beasts, it is true, fall asleep again every time when they 
have drunk their fill of blood, and at such times can easily be riv- 
eted into their chains. But if they be not given blood they will not 
sleep and continue to struggle. 



Protocol No. 4 

Stages of a Republic, Gentile Masonry. Freedom and Faith, 
International Industrial Competition. Role of Speculation. 
Cult of Gold. 

Every republic passes through several stages. The first of these 
is comprised in the early days of mad raging by the blind mob, 
tossed hither and thither, right and left; the second is demagogy, 
from which is born anarchy, and that leads inevitably to despot- 
ism — not any longer legal and overt, and therefore responsible des- 
potism, but to unseen and secretly hidden, yet nevertheless sensibly 
felt despotism in the hands of some secret organization or other, 
whose acts are the more unscrupulous inasmuch as it works behind 
a screen, behind the backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of 
whom not only does not injuriously affect but actually aids the 
secret force by saving it, thanks to continual changes, from the nec- 
essity of expending its resources on the rewarding of long services. 

Who and what Ls in a position to overthrow an invisible force? 
And this is precisely what our force is. Gentile masonry, blindly 






wsivea as a screen for us and our objects, but tfte pian of action of 
our force, even its very abiding-place, remains for the whole people 
an unknown mystery. 

But even freedom might be harmless and have its place in trie 
State economy without injury to the well-being of the peoples if it 
rested upon the foundation of faith in God, upon the brotherhood 
of humanity, unconnected with the conception of equality, which 
is negatived by the very laws of creation, for they have established 
subordination. With such a faith as this a people might be gov- 
erned by a wardship of parishes, and would walk contentedly and 
humbly under the guiding hand of its spiritual pastor submitting to 
the dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why it is 
indispensable for us to undermine all faith, to tear out of the minds 
of the goyim the very principle of Godhead, and, the spirit, and to 
put in its v^ce arithmetical calculations and material needs. 

In order to give the goyim no time to think and take note, their 
minds must be diverted towards industry and trade. Thus, all the 
nations will be swallowed up in the pursuit of gain and in the race 
for it will not take note of their common foe. But again, in order 
that freedom may once for all disintegrate and ruin the communi- 
ties of the goyim, we must put industry on a speculative basis: the 
result of this will be that what is withdrawn from the land by in- 
dustry will slip through the hands and pass into speculation, that 
is, to our classes. 

The intensified struggle for superiority and shocks delivered to 
economic life will create, nay, have already created, disenchanted, 
cold and heartless communities. Such communities will foster a 
strong aversion towards the higher political and towards religion. 
Their only guide is gain, that is Gold, which they will erect into 
a veritable cult, for the sake of those material delights which it can 
give. Then will the hour strike when, not for the sake of attaining 
the good, not even to win wealth, but solely out of hatred towards 
the privileged, the lower classes of the goyim will follow our lead 
against our rivals for power, the intellectuals of the goyim 

Protocol No. 5 

Creation of an intensified centralization of government. 
Methods of seizing power by masonry. Causes of the im- 
possibility of agreement between States. The state of 
"predestination" of the Jews. Gold— the engine of the 
machinery of States. Significance of criticism. "Show 
institutions. Weariness from word-spinning. How to lake 
a grip of public opinion. Significance of personal initia- 
tive. The Super-Government. 

What form of administrative rule can be given to communities in 
which corruption has penetrated everywhere, communities where 
riches are attained only by the clever surprise tactics of semi- 
swindling tricks; whlre looseness reigns; where morality is main- 



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talned by penal measures and harsh laws but not by voluntarily ac- 
cepted principles; where the feelings towards faith and country are 
obliterated by cosmopolitan convictions? What form of rule is to 
be given to these communities if not that despotism which I shall 
describe to you later? We shall create an intensified centralization 
of government In order to grip in our hands all the forces of the 
community. We shall regulate mechanically all the actions of the 
political life of our subjects by new laws. These laws will withdraw 
one by one all the indulgences and liberties which have been per- 
mitted by the gopim, and our kingdom will be distinguished by a 
despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment 
and in every place in a position to wipe out any goyim who oppose 
us by deed or word. 

We shall be told that such a despotism as I speak of is not con- 
sistent with the progress of these days, but I will prove to you that 
it Is. 

In the times when the peoples looked upon kings on their 
thrones as on a pure manifestation of the will of God, they sub- 
mitted without a murmur to the despotic power of kings; but from 
the day when we insinuated into their minds the conception of their 
own rights they began to regard the occupants of thrones as mere 
ordinary mortals. The, holy unction of the Lord's Anointed has 
fallen from the heads of kings in the eye of the people, and when 
we also robbed them of their faith In God the might of power was 
flung upon the streets into the place of public proprietorship and 
was seized by us. 

Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means 
of cleverly manipulated theory and verbiage, by regulations of life 
in common and all sorts of other quirks, in all which the goyim un- 
derstand nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our adminis- 
trative brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine 
calculation, In this species of skill we have no rivals, any more than 
we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and 
solidarity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have compared 
with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the 
unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all the 
while have kept our secret organization in the shade. However, 
it is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord, 
whether the head of Catholicism or our despot of the blood of Zion! 
But to us, the Chosen People, it is very far from being a matter of 
indifference. 

For a time perhaps we might be successfully dealt with by a coali- 
tion of the goyim of all the world: but from this danger we are se- 
cured by the discord existing among them whose roots are so deeply 
seated that they can never now be plucked up. We have set one 
against another the personal and national reckonings of the goyim, 
religious and race hatreds, which we have fostered into a huge 
growth in the course of the past twenty centuries This is the rea- 
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port if it were to raise its arm, lor every one of «"«**»? 
mind that any agreement against us would be unprofitable to itself. 
We are too strong-there is no evading our power. The nations can 
not come to even an inconsiderable private agreement without our 

secretly having a hand in it. 

Per Me regis regnant. "It is through me that Kings reign. And 
it was said by the prophets that we were chosen by God Himself to 
ule over the whole earth. God has endowed us with genius ^tha 
we may be equal to our task. Were genius in the opposite camp it 
would still struggle against us. but even so a newoomer * no match 
tor the old-established settler; the struggle would be merciless be- 
tween us. such a flght as the world has never yet «••«*"* 
the genius on their side would have arrived too late. All he wheels 
of the machinery of all States go by the force of the engine which 
is In our hands, and that engine of the machinery of States is- 
OoM The science of political economy invented by our learned 
elders has for long past been giving royal prestige to capital 

Capital, if it is to cooperate untrammelled, must be free to es- 
tablish a monoply of industry and trade; this is *"**« »g 
in execution by an unseen hand in all quarters of the world This 
freedom will give political force to those engaged in industry, and 
that wiU help to oppress the people. Nowadays it is more ™£ n 
to disarm the peoples than to iead them into war more ^P"*"™ 
to use for our advantage the passions which have burst tato flamW 
than to quench their fire; more important to catch up an ^ er P re * 
the ideas of others to suit ourselves than to eradicate them. The 
principal object of our directorate consists in this: to ^bttrtoie the 
public mind by criticism; to lead it away from serums r '%<*™» c f n 
culated to arouse resistance; to distract the forces of the mind to- 
wards a sham flght of empty eloquence. 

in all ages the peoples of the world, equally with individuals 
have accepted words for deeds, for they are content with a show and 
rarely pause to note, in the public arena, whether promises are fol- 
lowed by performance. Therefore we shall establish show institu 
tions which will give eloquent proof of their benefit to progress. 

We shall assume to ourselves the liberal physiognomy of all par- 
ties, of all directions, and we shall give that physiognomy a voice 
in orators who will speak so much that they will exhaust the pa- 
tience of their hearers and produce an abhorrence of oratory. 

in order to put public opinion into our hands we must bring it 
into a state of bewilderment by giving expression from all sides to 
so many contradictory opinions and for such length of time as will 
suffice to make the goyim lose their heads in the labyrinth and come 
to see that the best thing U to have no opinion of any kind m mat- 
ters political, which it is not given to the public to ^rstand b£ 
cause they are understood only by him who guides the public. This 

is the first secret. , 

The second secret requisite for the success of our government is 
comprised in the following: To multiply to such an extent national 



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iauings, habits, passions, conditions ot civil life, that it win oe im- 
possible for anyone to know where he is in the resulting chaos, so 
that the people in consequence will fail to understand one another. 
This measure will also serve us in another way r namely, to sow dis- 
cord in all parties, to dislocate all collective forces which are still 
unwilling to submit to us, and to discourage any kind of personal 
initiative which might in any degree hinder our affair. There is 
nothing more dangerous than personal initiative; if it has genius 
behind it, such initiative can do more than can be done by millions 
of people among whom we have sown discord. We must so direct 
the education of the goyim communities that whenever they come 
upon a matter requiring initiative they may drop their hands in 
despairing impotence. The strain which results from freedom of 
action saps the forces when it meets with the freedom of another. 
From this collision arise grave moral shocks, disenchantments, fail- 
ures. By all these means we shall so wear down the. goyim that 
they will be compelled to offer us international power of a nature 
that by its position will enable us without any violence gradually to 
absorb all the State forces of the world and to form a Super-Gov- 
ernment. In place of the rulers of today we shall set up a bogey 
which will be called the Super-Government Administration, Its 
hands will reach out in all directions like nippers and its organiza- 
tion will be of such colossal dimensions that it cannot fail to subdue 
all the nations of the world. 



Protocol No. 6 

Monopolies; upon them depend the fortunes of the goyim* 
Taking of the land out of the hands of the aristocracy. 
Trade, Industry and Speculation. Luxury, Rise of wages 
and increase of price in the articles of primary necessity. 
Anarchism and drunkenness. Secret meaning of the prop- 
aganda of economic theories. 

We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of 
colossal riches, upon which even large fortunes of the goyim will 
depend to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together 
with the credit of the States on the day after the political smash. , . . 

You gentlemen here present who are economists, just strike an 
estimate of the significance of this combination! . . 

In every possible way we must develop the significance of our 
Super-Government by representing it as the Protector and Benefac- 
tor of all those who voluntarily submit to us. 

The aristocracy of the goyim as a political force, is dead— we 
need not take it into account; but as landed proprietors they can 
still be harmful to us from the fact that they are self-sufficing in 
the resources upon which they live. It is essential therefore for us 
at whatever cost to deprive them of their land. This object will be 
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win* lands with debts. These measures will check land-holding 
an keej £ n a state of humble and unconditional ^sslon. 
'Tn aristocrats of the goyim, being hereditarily W^taM 
renting themselves with little, will rapidly burn up and fizzle out 

M ?he same time we must intensively patronize trade and Indus- 
t ry but nrs and foremost, speculation, the part played by which 1. 
to provide a counterpoise to industry: the absence of ^culanve in 
d^stry will multiply capital in private hands and will serve to re 
2£ ^agricuuurebv freeing the land from indebtedness to the land 
banks ma we want is that industry should drain off from the 
tad botTtohour and capital and by means of speculation transfer 
into our hinds all the money of the world, and thereby throw a 
TgZm into the ranks of the proletariat. Then ^ Wg^g 
bow down before us. if for no other reason but to get the right to 

CXi To complete the ruin of the industry of the goyim we shall bring 
to the Instance of speculation the luxury which we have developed 
among meZirn. that greedy demand for luxury which ^ wallow- 
Z UP everything. We shall raise the rate of wages which how- 
ever, will not bring any advantage to the workers, for, at the same 
time, we shall produce a rise in prices of the first necessaries of he 
alleging that it arises from the decline of agriculture and cattle- 
breeding: we shall further undermine artfully and deeply sources 
of production, by accustoming the workers to anarchy and to 
drunkenness and side by side therewith taking all measure to ex~ 
tirpate from the face of the earth all the educated forces of the 

^In order that the true meaning of things may not strike the 
goyim before the proper time we shall mask it under an alleged ar- 
dent desire to serve the working classes and the great principles of 
political economy about which our economic theories are carrying 
on an energetic propaganda. 

Protocol No. 7 

Object of the intensification of armaments. Ferments, discord* 
and hostility all over the world. Checking the opposition 
of the goyim bv wars and by a universal war. bcrrecy 
means success 'in the political. The Press and public 
opinion. The guns of America, China and Japan. 
The intensification of armaments, the increase of police forces- 
are all essential for the completion of the aforementioned pians^ 
What we have to get at is that there should be in ail the States oi 
the world, besides ourselves, only the masses of the proletariat, a 
few millionaires devoted to our interests, police and soldiers. 

Throughout all Europe, and by means of relations with Europe, 
in other continents also, we must create ferments, discords and hos- 
tility* Therein we gain a double advantage. In the first place we 
keep in nheck all countries, for they well know that we have the 



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power whenever we like to create disorders or to restore order. All 
these countries are accustomed to see in us an indispensable force 
of coercion. In the second place, by our intrigues we shall tangle 
up all the threads which we have stretched into the cabinets of all 
States by means of the political, by economic treaties, or loan obli- 
gations. In order to succeed in this we must use great cunning and 
penetration during negotiations and agreements, but, as regards 
what is called the "official language/' we shall keep to the opposite 
tactics and assume the mask of honesty and compliancy. In this 
way the peoples and governments of the goyim, whom we have 
taught to look only at the outside whatever we present to their no- 
tice, will still continue to accept us as the benefactors and saviours 
of the human race. 

We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition 
by war with the neighbours of that country which dares to oppose 
us; but if these neighbours should also venture to stand collectively 
together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal 
war. 

The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy of 
its undertakings; the word should not agree with the deeds of the 
diplomat. 

We must compel the governments of the goyim to take action 
in the direction favoured "by our widely-conceived plan, already ap- 
proaching the desired consummation, by what we shall represent as 
public opinion, secretly prompted by us through the means of that 
so-called "Great Power"— the Press, which, with a few exceptions 
that may be disregarded, is already entirely in our hands. 

In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of 
the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one 
of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility 
of a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of 
America or China or Japan. 

Protocol No, 8 

Ambiguous employment of juridical rights. Assistants of the 
Masonic directorate. Special schools and super-educational 
training. Economists and millionaires. To whom to en- 
trust responsible posts in the government. 

We must arm ourselves with ail the weapons -which our opponents 
might employ against us. We must search out in the very finest 
shades of expression and the knotty points of the lexicon of law 
justification for those cases where we shall have to pronounce Judg- 
ments that might appear abnormally audacious and unjust, for It 
is Important that these resolutions should be set forth In expressions 
that shall seem to be the most exalted moral principles cast into 
legal form. Our directorate must surround Itself with all these 
forces of civilization among which it will have to work. It will sur- 
rnnnd ft**" ***** miHl.tH«fn nrnrMral iurists. administrators, diplo- 



mats and, finally, with persons prepared by a special W«n» 
Uonal training in our special *c*oofc. ^tese P^^^^ 
nizance ol ail the secrets of the social structure they wUl toow aU 
me languages that can be made up by political alphabets and 
words; Ley will be made acquainted with the whole ^ unders de ol 
human nature, with all its sensitive chords on which they ^ *» 
to play. These chords are the cast of mind of the gojrfm, ^ca- 
dencies, shortcomings, vices and qualities, ^P"?^" 
classes and conditions. Needless to say that the talented "**«*» 
of authority, of whom I speak, will be taken not from among the 
goyim, who are accustomed to perform their administrative work 
without giving themselves the trouble to think what Its aim fc and 
never consider what it is needed for. The administrators of the 
goyim sign papers without reading them, and they serve either for 
mercenary reasons or from ambition. 

We shall surround' our government with a whole world of econom- 
ists. That is the reason why economic sciences form the &&*&* 
subject ol the teaching given to the Jews. Around » "M*"*"* 
a whole constellation, of bankers, industrialists, capitalists ^A-the 
main thing-millionaires, because in substance everything will be 
settled bj the question of figures- «-»-«m«« 

For a time, until there will no longer be any risk in entrusting 
responsible posts in our States to our brother-Jews, we shall put 
them in the hands of persons whose past and reputation we such 
that between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who in 
case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges 
or disappear-this in order to make them defend our Interests to 
their last gasp. 

Protocol No. 9 

Application of masonic principles in the matter of "-^eat- 
ing the peoples. Masonic watchword. Meaning of Anti- 
Semitism. Dictatorship of masonry. Terror. Who are foe 
servants of masonry. Meaning of the "clear-sighted and 
the "blind" forces of the goyim States Communion be- 
tween authority and mob. License of liberalism. Seizure 
of education and training. False theories. Interpretation 
of laws. The "undergrounds" (melropolilamsj.. 
In applying our principles let attention be paid to the character 
of the neorrte in whose country you live and act; a general, Identical 
apJSeat on of them, until such time as the people shall have been 
re educated to our pattern, cannot have success. But by ^pproach- 
htg their application cautiously you will see that not a decade vrtU 
pass before the most stubborn character will chanje and we shall 
add a new people to the ranks of those already subdued by us. 

The words of the liberal, which are in effect the words of our 
masonic watchword, namely, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, wUl 
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longer of a watchword, but only air expression of ■ idealism, namely, 
into: "The right of liberty, the duty -of equality, the ideal of broth- 
erhood." That is how we shall -put it — and so we shall catch the bull 
by the horns. . . . De facto we have already wiped out every 
kind of rule except our own, although de jure there still remain a 
good many of them. Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against 
us it is only pro forma at tfur discretion and by our direction, for 
their anti-Semitism is indispensable to us for the management of 
our lesser brethren, I will not enter into further explanations, for 
this matter has formed the subject of repeated discussions amongst us. 

For us there are no checks to limit the range of our activity. Our 
Super-Government subsists in extra-legal conditions which are de- 
scribed in the accepted terminology by the energetic and forcible 
word — Dictatorship. I am in a position to tell you with a clear con- 
science that at the proper time we, the lawgivers, shall execute 
judgment and sentence, we shall slay and we shall spare, we, as 
head of all our troops, are mounted on the steed of the leader. We 
rule by force of will, because in our hands are the fragments of a 
once powerful party, now vanquished by us. And the weapons in 
our hands are limitless ambitions, burning greediness, merciless ven- 
geance, hatreds and, malice. 

It is from us that the all-engulfing terror proceeds, We have in 
our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines, restorating mon- 
archists, demagogues, socialists, communists, and utopian dreamers 
of every kind. We have harnessed them all to the task: each one 
of them on his own account is boring away at the last remnants of 
authority, is striving to overthrow all established form of order. By 
these acts all States are in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are 
ready to sacrifice everything for peace: but we will not give them 
peace until they openly acknowledge our international Super-Gov- 
ernment, and with submissiveness. /„e. 4AM 

The people have raised a howl about the necessity of settling 
the question of Socialism by way of an international agreement. 
Division into fractional parties has given them into our hands, for, 
in order to carry on a contested struggle one must have money, and 
the money is all in our hands. 

We might have reason to apprehend a union between the "clear 
sighted" force of the goy kings on their thrones and the "blind" 
force of the goy mobs, but we have taken all the needful measures 
against any such possibility; between the one and the other force 
we have erected a bulwark in the shape of a mutual terror betweer 
them. In this way the blind force of the people remains our sup 
port and we, and we only, shall provide them with a leader and, ol 
course direct them along the road that leads to our goal. 

In order that the hand of the blind mob may not free itself from 
our guiding hand, we must every now and then enter into close com- 
munion with it, if not actually in person, at any rate through some 
of the most trusty of our brethren. When we are acknowledged as 
the only authority we shall discuss with the people personally nn 






the market places, and we shall instruct them on questions of the 
political in such wise as may turn them in the direction that *ultsus. 

Who is going to verify what is taught in the village schools? But 
what an envoy of the government or a king on his throne himself 
may say cannot but become immediately known to the whole State, 
for it will be spread abroad by the voice of the people. 

In order not to annihilate the institutions of the goyim before it 
is time we have touched them with craft and delicacy, and have 
taken hold of the ends of the springs which move their mechanism. 
These springs lay in a strict but just sense of order; we have re- 
placed them by the chaotic license of liberalism. We have got our 
hands into the administration of the law, into the conduct of elec- 
tions into the press, into liberty of the person, but principally into 
education and training as being the corner-stones of a free ex- 

istence 

We have fooled, bemused and corrupted the youth of the goyim 
by rearing them in principles and theories which are known to us to 
be false although it is by us that they have been inculcated. 

Above the existing laws without substantially altering them, and 
by merely twisting them into contradictions of interpretations, we 
have erected something grandiose in the way of results. These re- 
sults found expression first in the fact that the interpretations 
masked the laws: afterwards they entirely hid them from the eyes 
of the governments owing to the impossibility of making anything 
out of the tangled web of legislation. 

This is the origin of the theory of course of arbitration. 
You may say that the goyim will rise upon us, arms m hand, if 
they guess what is going on before the time comes; but in the West 
we have against this a manoeuvre of such appalling terror that the 
very stoutest hearts quail^the undergrounds, metropolitans, those 
subterranean corridors- which, before the time comes, will be driven 
under all the capitals and from whence those capitals will be blown 
into the air with all their organizations and archives. 

Protocol No. 10 

The outside appearances in the political. The "genius" of 
rascality. What is promised by a Masonic coup d etat? 
Universal suffrage. Self -importance. Leaders qf -Masonry. 
The genius who is guide of Masonry. Institutions and their 
functions. The poison of liberalism. Constitution — a 
school of party discords. Era of republics. Presidents— 
the puppets of Masonry. Responsibility of Presidents. 
"Panama." Part played by chamber of deputies and presi- 
dent. Masonry — the legislative force. New republican con- 
stitution. Transition to masonic "despotism." Moment 
for the proclamation of "The Lord of all the World. 
Tnnoculation of diseases and other wiles of Masonry. 
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yoit to bear in mind that governments and peoples are content in 
the political with outside appearances. And how, indeed, are the 
^oyim to perceive the underlying meaning of things when their rep- 
resentatives give the best of their energies to enjoying themselves? 
For our policy it is of the greatest importance to take cognizance of 
this detail; it will be of assistance to us when we come to consider 
the division of authority, freedom of speech, of the press, of religion 
(faith) , of the law of association, of equality before the law, of the 
inviolability of property, of the dwelling, of taxation (the idea of 
concealed taxes) , of the reflex force of the laws. All these questions 
are such as ought not to be touched upon directly and openly before 
the people. In cases where it is indispensable to touch upon them 
they must not be categorically named, it must merely be declared 
without detailed exposition that the principles of contemporary 
law are acknowledged by us. The reason of keeping silence in this 
respect is that by not naming a principle we leave ourselves free- 
dom of action, to drop this or that out of it without attracting no- 
tice; if they were all categorically named they would all appear to 
have been already given. 

The mob cherishes a special affection and respect for the gen- 
iuses of political power and accepts all their deeds of violence with 
the admiring response: "rascally, well, yes, it is rascally, but it's 
clever! ... a trick, if you lilte, but how craftily played, how magnify 
cently done, what impudent audacity!" , . . 

We count upon attracting all nations to the task of erecting the 
new fundamental structure, the project for which has been drawn 
up by us. This is why, before everything, it is indispensable for us 
to arm ourselves and to store up in ourselves that absolutely reckless 
audacity and irresistible might of the spirit which in the person of 
our active workers will break down all hindrances on our way. 

When we have accomplished our coup d'etat we shall say then 
to the various peoples: "Everything has gone terribly badly, all have 
been worn out with sufferings. We are destroying the causes of your 
torment—nationalities, frontiers, differences of coinages. You are at 
liberty, of course, to pronounce sentence upon us, but can it possibly 
be a just one if it is confirmed by you before you make any trial of 
what we are offering you." . . . Then will the mob exalt us and bear 
us up in their hands in a unanimous triumph of hopes and expec- 
tations. Voting, which we have made the instrument which will set 
us on the throne of the world by teaching even the very smallest 
units of members of the human race to vote by means of meetings 
and agrements by groups, will then have served its purposes and will 
play its part then for the last time by a unanimity of desire to make 
close acquaintance with us before condemning us. 

To secure this we must have everybody vote without distinction 
of classes and qualifications, hi order to establish an absolute ma- 
jority, which cannot be got from the educated propertied classes. 
In this way, by inculcating in all a sense of self-importance, we shall 
destroy among the goyim the ^importance of the family and its edu- 






cational value and remove the possibility of individual minds split- 
ting off, for the mob, handled by us, will not let them come to the 
front nor even give them a hearing; it is accustomed to listen to us 
only who pay it for obedience and attention. In this way we shall 
create a blind, mighty force which will never be in a position to move 
in any direction without the guidance of our agents set at its head 
by us as leaders of the mob, The people will submit to this regime 
because it will know that upon these leaders will depend its earn 
ings, gratifications and the receipt of all kinds of benefits. 

A scheme of government should come ready made from one brain, 
because it will never be clinched firmly if it is allowed to be split 
into fractional parts in the minds of many. It is allowable, there- 
fore, for us to have cognizance of the scheme of action but not to 
discuss it lest we disturb its artfulness; the inter-dependence of its 
component parts, the practical force of the secret meaning of each 
clause. To discuss and make alterations in a labor of this kind by 
means of numerous votings is to impress upon it the stamp of all 
ratiocinations and misunderstandings which have failed to pene- 
trate the depth and nexus of its plottings. We want our schemes 
to be forcible and suitably concocted. Therefore, WE OUGHT NOT 
TO FLING THE WORK OF GENIUS OF OUR GUIDE to the fangs 
of the mob or even of a select company. 

These schemes will not turn existing institutions upside down Just 
yet. They will only affect changes in their economy and consequently 
in the whole combined movement of their progress, which will thus 
be directed along the paths laid down in our schemes. 

Under various names there exists in all countries approximately 
one and the same thing. Representation, Ministry, Senate, State 
Council, Legislative and Executive Corps. I need not explain to you 
the mechanism of the relation of these institutions to one another, 
because you are aware of all that; only take note of the fact that 
each of the above-named institutions corresponds to some important 
function of the State, and I would beg you to remark that the word 
"important" I apply not to the institution but to the function, con- 
sequently it is not the institutions which are important but their 
functions. These institutions have divided up among themselves all 
the functions of government—administrative, legislative, executive, 
wherefore they have come to operate as do the organs in the human 
body. If we injure one part in the machinery of State, the State falls 
sick, like a human body, and . . . will die. 

When we introduced into the State organism the poison of Lib- 
eralism its whole political complexion underwent a change. States 
have been seized with a mortal illness— blood-poisoning. All that 
remains is to await the end of their death agony. 

Liberalism produced Constitutional States, which took the place 
of what was the only safeguard of the goyim, namely, Despotism; 
and a constitution, as you well know, is nothing else but a school of 
discords, misunderstandings, quarrels, disagreements, fruitless party 
agitations, party whims — in a word, a school of everyfhiner that 



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serves to destroy the personality of State activity. The tribune of the 
"talkeries" has, no less effectively than the Press, condemned the 
rulers to inactivity and impotence, and thereby rendered them use- 
less and superfluous, for which reason indeed they have been in 
many countries deposed. Then it was that the era of republics be 
came possible of realization; and then it was that we replaced the 
ruler by a caricature of a government — by a president, taken from 
the mob, from the midst of our puppet creatures, our slaves. This 
was the foundation of the mine which we have laid under the goy 
people, I should rather say, under the goy peoples. 

In the near future we shall establish the responsibility of presi- 
dents. 

By that time we shall be in a position to disregard forms in carry- 
ing through matters for which our impersonal puppet will be re- 
sponsible. What do we care if the ranks of those striving for power 
should be thinned, if there should arise a deadlock from the im 
possibility of finding presidents, a deadlock which will finally disor 
ganize the country? , . . 

In order that our scheme may produce this result we shall ar- 
range elections in favor of such presidents as have in their past 
some dark, undiscovered stain, some "Panama" or other — then they 
will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans 
out of fear of revelations and from the natural desire of everyone 
who has attained power, namely, the retention of the privileges, ad- 
vantages and honor connected with the office of president. The 
chamber of deputies will provide cover for, will protect, will elect 
presidents, but we shall take from it the right to propose new, or 
make changes in existing laws, for this right will be given by us to 
the responsible president, a puppet in our hands. Naturally, the 
authority of the president will then become a target for every pos- 
sible form of attack, but we shall provide him with a means of self- 
defense in the right of an appeal to the people, for the decision of 
the people over the heads of their representatives, that is to say, an 
appeal to that same blind slave of ours— the majority of the mob. 
Independently of this we shall invest the president with the right 
of declaring a state of war. We shall justify this last right on the 
ground that the president as chief of the whole army of the coun- 
try must have it at his disposal, in case of need for the defense 
of the new republican constitution, the right to defend which will 
belong to him as the responsible representative of this constitution. 

It is easy to understand that in these conditions the key of the 
shrine will lie in our hands, and no one outside ourselves will any 
longer direct the force of legislation. 

Besides this we shall, with the introduction of the new republican 
constitution, take from the Chamber the right of interpellation on 
government measures, on the pretext of preserving political secrecy, 
and, further, we shall by the new constitution reduce the number of 
representatives to a minimum, thereby proportionately reducing po- 
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which is hardly to be expected, burst into name, even in una ****** - 
mum, we shall nullify them by a stirring appeal and a reference to 

the majority of the whole people Upon the president will depend 

the appointment of presidents and vice-presidents of the Chamber 
and the Senate Instead of constant sessions of Parliaments we 
shall reduce their sittings to a few months, Moreover, the president 
as chief of the executive power, will have the right to summon and 
dissolve Parliament, and, in the latter case, to prolong the time for 
the appointment of a new parliamentary assembly- But in order 
that the consequences of all these acts which in. substance are illegal, 
should not, prematurely for our plans, fall upon the responsibility 
stablished by us of the president, we shall instigate ministers and 
other officials of the higher administration about the president to 
evade his dispositions by taking measures of their own r for doing 
vvhich they will be made the scapegoats in his place. . , , This part 
a/e especially recommend to be given to be played by the Senate, th-. 
Council of State, or the Council of Ministers, but not to an individual 
official 

The president will, at our discretion, interpret the sense of such 
of the existing laws as admit of various interpretations; he will fur- 
ther annul them when we indicate to him the necessity to do so, 
besides this, he will have the right to propose temporary laws, and 
even new departures in the government constitutional working, the 
pretext both for the one and the other being the requirements for 
the supreme welfare of the State. 

By such measures we shall obtain the power of destroying little 
by little, step by step, all that at the outset when we enter on our 
rights, we are compelled to introduce into the constitutions of States 
to prepare for the transition to an imperceptible abolition of every 
kind of constitution, and then the time is come to turn every form 
of government into our despotism. 

The recognition of our despot may also come before the destruc- 
tion of the constitution; the moment for this recognition will come 
when the people, utterly wearied by the irregularities and incompe- 
tence—a matter which we shall arrange for— of their rulers, will 
clamor: "Away with them and give us one king over all the earth 
who will unite us and annihilate the causes of discords—frontiers, 
nationalities, religions, State debts— who will give us peace and quiet, 
which we cannot find under our rulers and representatives." 

But you yourselves perfectly well know that to produce the pos 
sibility of the expression of such wishes by all the nations it is in- 
dispensable to trouble in all countries the people's relations with 
their governments so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension, 
hatred, struggle, envy and even by the use of torture, by starvation, 
BY THE INOCULATION OF DISEASES, by want, so that the goyim 
see no other issue than to take refuge in our complete sovereignty 
in money and in all else. 

But if we give the nations of the world a breathing space the mo~ 
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Protocol No. 11 

Programme of the new constitution. Certain detail* of the 
proposed revolution. The goyim—a pack of sheep. Secret 
masonry and its "show" lodges. 

The State Council has been, as it were, the emphatic expression 

^Lr h r ty ° f ' he FUler: tt Wm be " as the " sh ™" Part of the 
^ghiative Corps, what may be cailed the editorial committee of the 
laws and decrees of the ruler. 

This, then, is the programme of the new constitution, We shall 
w£ ^ w ' R1 * ht and Justice <» ta the guise of proposals to the 
Legislative Corps, (2) by decrees of the president under the guise of 

%TS\ Te * ll * UOnS > ° f ° rders ot the Sen »te and of resolutions of 
I J£n f ^ thC ^ iSC ° f mini5t€r ^ orders, (3) and in case 

State °° Sh0UXd ariSe ~ in the f0rm of a ""Mien in the 

HaylnrMUblished approximately the modtw agendt we wlU oc- 
Zr ? 7^ detaUS ° f th0Se co ^ations ^ which we have 
mate in ^^ ? 6 revolution ta the ^urse of the machinery of 
mean Jn ^ ^ * ^^ mdicated - B ? th ^ combinations I 

Z£ 1 ° f the Pres5 ' the ri ^ of association, freedom of 

^nnf 1 f ' V ° ting *> rinci P Ie > an <* many another that must dis- 

Iftlltl f0r + t veJ 7 rom the memor y of *«*, or undergo a radical 
alteration the day after the promulgation of the new constitution 

2l «m /„ f m ° ment that We ShaU be able at 01 ^ to announce 
an our orders, for, aferwards, every noticeable alteration will be dan- 
gerous, for the following reasons: if this alteration be brought in 

2S Se ? ri , ty and ln a sense of sever ^ ^d limitations, it 
may lead to a feeling of despair caused by fear of new alterations 

t£ VrTM CUOn; lf ' ° n the ° ther hand ' ifc be bro ^ ht to in a 
sense of further indulgences it will be said that we have recognized 

our own wrongdoing and this win destroy the prestige of the infaUi- 

aIarL°i °Z ™ teor,t * or *^ ifc will be said that we have become 
alarmed and are compelled to show a yielding disposition, for which 
we shall get no thanks because it will be supposed to be compulsory 

™ . *« "J* 6 and the ° ther are in ^ rious to the prestige of the 

new constitution. What we want * that from the first moment of 
its promulgation, while the peoples of the world are still stunned 
by the accomplished fact of the revolution, still in a condition of 
terror and uncertainty, they should recognize once for all that we 
are so strong, so inexpugnable, so superabundantly filled with power 
that in no case shall we take any account of them, and so far from 
paying any attention to their opinions or wishes, we are ready and 
fhi^f T* WHh irresistible P° wer a « expression or manifestation 
on^™ e vi ery m ° ment and m ™y P^ce, that we have seized at 
once everything we wanted and shall in no case divide our power 

to evir^hi i i ' ^ ln f ? r Snd tremblfn e they will close their eyes 
to everything, and be content to await what will be the end of it all 



The gotfim air* flock of sheep, and we are their wolves. And you 
know what happens when the wolves get hold of the flock? . . . 

There is another reason also why they will close their eyes: for 
we shall keep promising them to give back all the liberties we have 
taken away as soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and 
tamed all parties. . . . 

It is not worth while to say anything about how long a time they 
will be kept waiting for this return of their liberties. . . . 

For what purpose then have we invented this whole policy and 
insinuated it into the minds of the goys without giving them any 
chance to examine its underlying meaning? For what, indeed, if 
not in order to obtain in a roundabout way what is for our scattered 
tribe unattainable by the direct road? It is this which has served 
as the basis for our organization of SECRET MASONRY WHICH IS 
NOT KNOWN TO, AND AIMS WHICH ARE NOT EVEN SO MUCH 
AS SUSPECTED BY, THESE GOY CATTLE, ATTRACTED BY US 
INTO THE "SHOW" ARMY OF MASONIC LODGES IN ORDER TO 
THROW DUST IN THE EYES OF THEIR FELLOWS. 

God has granted to us, His Chosen People, the gift of the disper- 
sion, and in this which appears in all eyes to be our weakness, has 
come forth all our strength, which has now brought us to the thresh- 
old of sovereignty over all the world. 

There now remains not much more for us to build up upon the 
foundation we have laid. 

Protocol No. 12 

Masonic interpretation of the word "freedom." Future of the 
press in the masonic kingdom* Control of the press. 
Correspondence agencies. What is progress as understood 
by masonry? More about the press. Masonic soHdanty m 
the press of today. The arousing of "public" demands in 
the provinces. Infallibility of the new regime. 
The word "freedom," which can be interpreted in various ways, 
is defined by us as follows: 

Freedom is the right to do that which the law allows. This in- 
terpretation of the word will at the proper time be of service to us, 
because all freedom will thus be in our hands, since the laws will 
abolish or create only that which is desirable for us according to 
the aforesaid programme. 

We shall deal with the press in the following way: What is the 
part played by the press today? It serves to excite and inflame 
those passions which are needed for our purpose or else it serves 
selfish ends of parties. It is often vapid, unjust, mendacious, and 
the majority of the public have not the slightest idea what ends 
the press really serves. We shall saddle and bridle it with a tight 
curb- we shall do the same also with all productions of the printing 
press, for where would be the sense of getting rid of the attacks of 
the press if we remain targets for pamphlets and books? The prod- 



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uce of publicity, which nowadays is a source or neavy expense owing 
to the necessity of censoring it, will be turned by us into a very 
lucrative source of income to our State : we shall lay on it a special 
stamp tax and require deposits of caution-money before permitting 
the establishment of any organ of the press or of printing office; 
;hese will then have to guarantee our government against any kind 
3f attack on the part of the press. For any attempt to attack us, if 
such still be possible, we shall inflict fines without mercy. Such 
measures as stamp tax, deposit of caution-money and fines secured 
by these deposits, will bring in a huge income to the government. 
It is true that party organs might not spare money for the sake of 
publicity, but these we shall shut up at the second attack upon us. 
No one shall with impunity lay a finger on the aureole of our gov- 
ernment infallibility. The pretext for stopping any publication will 
be the alleged plea that it is agitating the public mind without occa- 
sion or justification. / beg you to note that among those making 
attacks upon us will also be organs established by us, but they will 
attack exclusively points that we have pre-determined to alter. 

Not a single announcement will reach the public without our 
control. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch 
as all news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they 
are focused from all parts of the world. These agencies will then 
be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what we dic- 
tate to them. 

If already now we have contrived to possess ourselves of the 

minds of the goy communities to such an extent that they all come 
near looking upon the events of the world through the coloured 
glasses of those spectacles we are setting astride their noses: if al- 
ready now there is not a single State where there exist for us any 
barriers to admittance into what goy stupidity calls State secrets: 
what will our position be then, when we shall be acknowledged 
supreme lords of the world in the person of our king of all the 
world. . ': . 

Let us turn again to the future of the printing press. Every one 
desirous of being a publisher, librarian, or printer, will be obliged 
to provide himself with the diploma instituted therefor, which, in 
case of any fault, will be immediately impounded. With such meas- 
ures the instrument of thought will become an educative means in 
the hands of our government, which will no. longer allow the mass 
of the nation to be led astray in by-ways and fantasies about the 
blessings of progress. Is there any one of us who does not know that 
these phantom blessings are the direct roads to foolish imaginings 
which give birth to anarchical relations of men among themselves 
and towards authority, because progress, or rather the idea of prog- 
ress, has introduced the conception of every kind of emancipation, 
but has failed to establish its limits. . , . All the so-called liberals are 
anarchists, if not in fact, at any rate in thought. Every one of them 
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license, that is, into the anarchy of protest for the sake of pro- 
test 

We turn to the periodical press. We shall impose on it, as on all 
printed matter, stamp taxes per sheet and deposits of caution-money, 
and books of less than 30 sheets will pay double. We shall reckon 
them as pamphlets in order, on the one hand, to reduce the number 
of magazines, which are the worst form of printed poison, and, on 
the other, in order that this measure may force writers into such 
lengthy productions that they will be little read, especially as they 
will be costly. At the same time what we shall publish ourselves to 
influence mental development in the direction laid down for our 
profit will be cheap and will be read voraciously. The tax will bring 
vapid literary ambitions within bounds and the liability to penalties 
will make literary men dependent upon us. And if there should 
be any found who are desirous of writing against us, they will not 
find any person eager to print their productions. Before accepting 
any production for publication in print the publisher or printer will 
have to apply to the authorities for permission to do so. Thus we 
shall know beforehand of all tricks preparing against us and shall 
nullify them by getting ahead with explanations -on the subject 
treated of. 

Literature and journalism are two of the most important educa- 
tive forces, and therefore our government will become proprietor of 
the majority of the journals. This will neutralize the injurious in- 
fluence of the privately-owned press and will put us in possession 
of a tremendous influence upon the public mind. ... If we give per- 
mits for ten journals, we shall ourselves found thirty, and so on in 
the same proportion. This, however, must in nowise be suspected 
by the public. For which reason all journals published by us will 
be of the most opposite, in appearance, tendencies and opinions, 
thereby creating confidence in us and bringing over to us our quite 
unsuspicious opponents, who will thus fall into our trap and be ren- 
dered harmless. 

In the front rank will stand organs of an official character. They 
will always stand guard over our interests, and therefore their in- 
fluence will be comparatively insignificant. 

In the second rank will be the semi-official organs, whose part 
it will be to attract the tepid and indifferent. 

In the third rank we shall set up our own, to all appearances, 
opposition, which, in at least one of its organs, will present what 
looks like the very antipodes to us. Our real opponents at heart 
will accept this simulated opposition as their own and will show us 
their cards. 

All our newspapers will be of all possible complexions — aristo- 
cratic, republican, revolutionary, even anarchical — for so long, of 
course, as the constitution exists. . , , Like the Indian idol Vishnu 
they will have a hundred hands, and every one of them will have a 
finger on any one of the public opinions as required. When a pulse 
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for an excited patient loses all power of Judgment and easily yields 
to suggestion. Those fools who will think they are repeating the 
opinion of a newspaper of their own camp will be repeating our opin- 
ion or any opinion that seems desirable for us. In the vain belief 
that they are following the organ of their party they will in fact 
follow the flag which we hang cut for them. 

In order to direct our newspaper militia in this sense we must 
take especial and minute care in organizing this material. Under 
the title of central department of the press we shall institute literary 
gatherings at which our agents will without attracting attention 
issue the orders and watchwords of the day. By discussing and con- 
troverting, but always superficially, without touching the essence of 
the matter, our organs will carry on a sham fight fusillade with the 
official newspapers solely for the 'purpose of giving occasion for us 
to express ourselves more fully than could well be done from the out- 
set in official announcements, whenever, of course, that is to our 
advantage. 

These attacks upon us will also serve another purpose, namely, 
that our subjects will he convinced of the existence of full freedom 
of speech and so give our agents an occasion to affirm that all or- 
gans which oppose us are empty babblers, since they are Incapable 
of finding any substantial objections to our orders. 

Methods of organization like these, imperceptible to the public 
eye but absolutely sure, are the best calculated to succeed in bring- 
ing the attention and the confidence of the public to the side of our 
government. Thanks to such methods we shall be in a position as 
from time to time may be required, to excite or to tranquillize the 
public mind on political questions, to persuade or to confuse, print- 
ing now truth, now lies, facts or their contradictions, according as 
they may be well or ill received, always very cautiously feeling our 
ground before stepping upon it, . . . We shall have a sure triumph 
over our opponents since they will not have at their disposition or- 
gans of the press in which they can give full and final expression to 
their views owing to the aforesaid methods of dealing with the press. 
We shall not even need to refute them except very superficially. 

Trial shots like these, fired by us in the third rank of our press, 
in case of need, will be energetically refuted by us in our semi-offi- 
cial organs. 

Even nowadays, already, to take only the French press, there are 
forms which reveal masonic solidarity in acting on the watchword: 
all organs of the press are bound together by professional secrecy; 
like the augurs of old, not one of their numbers will give away the 
secret of his sources of information unless it be resolved to make 
announcement of them. Not one journalist will venture to betray 
this secret, for not one of them is ever admitted to practice litera- 
ture unless his whole past has some disgraceful sore or other. . . . 
These sores would be immediately revealed. So long as they remain 
the secret of a few the prestige of the journalist attracts the ma- 
jority of the country—the mob follow after him with enthusiasm. 






uur calculations are especiauy exienaea to tne provinces, it is 
Indispensable for us to inflame there those hopes and impulses with 
which we could at any moment fall upon the capital, and we shall 
represent to the capitals that these expressions are the Independent 
hopes and impulses of the provinces. Naturally, the source of them 
will be always one and the same — ours. What we need is that, until 
such time as we are in the plenitude of power, the capitals should 
find themselves stifled by the provincial opinion of the nation, i.e., 
of a majority arranged by our agentur. What we need is that at the 
psychological moment the capitals should not be in a position to 
discuss an accomplished fact for the simple reason, if for no other, 
that it has been accepted t*y the public opinion of a majority in the 
provinces. 

When we are in the period of the new regime transitional to that 
of our assumption of full sovereignty we must not admit any reve- 
lations by the press of any form of public dishonesty; it is necessary 
that the new regime should be thought to have so perfectly con- 
tented everybody that even criminality has disappeared. . . . Cases 
of the manifestation of criminality should remain known only to 
their victims and to chance witnesses — no more. 



Protocol No. 13 

The need for daily bread. Questions of the Political. Ques- 
tions of industry. Amusements. People's Palaces. "Truth 
is One." The great problems. 

The need for daily bread forces the goyim to keep silence and be 
our humble servants. Agents taken on to our press from among the 
goyim will at our orders discuss anything which it is inconvenient 
for us to issue directly in official documents, and we meanwhile 
quietly amid the din of the discussion so raised, shall simply take 
and carry through such measures as we wish and then offer them 
to the public as an accomplished fact. No one will dare to demand 
the abrogation of a matter once settled, ail the more so as it will be 
represented as an improvement. . . . And immediately the press will 
distract the current of thought towards new questions (have we not 
trained people always to be seeking something new?). Into the dis- 
cussion of these new questions will throw themselves those of the 
brainless dispensers of fortunes who are not able even now to un 
derstand that they have not the remotest conception about the mat 
ters which they undertake to discuss. Questions of the political are 
unattainable for any save those who have guided it already for 
many ages, the creators. 

From all this you will see that in securing the opinion of the mob 
we are only facilitating the working of our machinery, and you may 
remark that it is not for actions but for words issued by us on this 
or that question that we seem to seek approval. We are constantly 
making public declaration that we are guided in all our undertak- 



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mgs by the hope, joined to the conviction, that we are servlr.t ■ v 
common weal. 

In order to distract people who may be to.: troublesome frofn 
discussions of questions of the political we are now putting forward 
what we allege to be new questions of the political, namely, ques 
lions of industry In this sphere let them discuss themselves silly' 
The masses are agreed to remain inactive, to take a rest from what 
they suppose to be political activity i which we trained them to in 
order to use them as a means of combating the gay governments^ 
only on condition of being found new employments, in which we are 
prescribing them something that looks like the same political object. 
In order that the masses themselves may not guess what they are 
-about ire further distract them with ayriusements. games, pastimes, 
passions people's palaces, . . . Soon we shall begin through the press 
to propose competitions in art. in sport of all kinds: these interests 
will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should 
find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more 
disaccustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own, people 
will begin to talk in the same tone as we, because we alone shal! 
be offering ;hem new directions for thought ... of course through 
such person s as will not be suspected of solidarity with us 

The par* played by the liberals, Utopian dreamers, wiH*be finally 
played ou" when our government is acknowledged. Till such time 
they will continue to do us good service. Therefore we shall con- 
tinue to direct their minds to all sorts of vain conceptions of fan 
tastic heories, new and apparently progressive; for have we not 
with complete succes? turned the brainless heads of the goyim with 
progress " ill there is not among the. goyim one mind able to per 
ceive that under tins word lies a departure from truth in all cases 
where it is not a question of material inventions, for truth is one, 
and in it there is no place for progress. Progress, like a fallacious 
idea, serves to obscure truth so that none may know it except us, 
the Chosen of God, its guardians. 

When we come into our kingdom our orators will expound great 
problems which have turned humanity upside down in order to 
bring it at the end under our beneficent rule. 

Who will ever suspect then that ALL THESE PEOPLES WERE 
STAGE-MANAGED BY US ACCORDING TO A POLITICAL PLAN 
WHICH NO ONE HAS SO MUCH AS GUESSED AT IN THE COURSE 
OF MANY CENTURIES? . . . 

Protocol No. 14 

The religion of the future. Future renditions of serfdom. In* 
accessibility of knowledge regarding the religion of the 
future. Pornography and the printed matter of the future. 

When we come into our kingdom it will be undesirable for us that 
there should exist any other religion than ours of the One God with 
whom our destiny is bound up by our position as the Chosen People 



ana tnrougn wnom our same destiny is united with the destinies or 
the world. We must therefore sweep away all other forms of belief. 
If this gives birth to the atheists whom we see today, it will not, be 
ing a transitional stage, interfere with our views, but will serve as 
a warning for those generations which will hearken to our preach- 
ing of the religion of Moses, that, by its stable and thoroughly elab- 
orated system has brought all the peoples of the world into sub 
jection to us. Therein we shall emphasize its mystical right, on 
which, as we shall say, all its educative power is based, . . . Then at 
every passible opportunity we shall publish articles in which we 
shall make comparisons between our beneficent rule and those of 
past ages. The blessings of tranquility, though it be a tranquility 
forcibly brought about by centuries of agitation, will throw into 
higher relief the benefits to which we shall point. The errors of the 
goyim governments will be depicted by us in the most vivid hues. 
We shall implant such an abhorrence of them that the peoples will 
prefer tranquility in a state of serfdom to those rights of vaunted 
freedom which have tortured humanity and exhausted the very 
sources of human existence, sources which have been exploited by 
a mob of rascally adventurers who know not what they do. . . . Use- 
less changes of forms of government to which we instigated the 
goyim when we were undermining their state structures, will have 
so wearied the peoples by that time that they will prefer to suffer 
anything under us rather than run the risk of enduring again all 
the agitations and miseries they have gone through. 

At the same time we shall not omit to emphasize the historical 
mistakes of the goy governments which have tormented humanity 
for so many centuries by their lack of understanding of everything 
that constitutes the true good of humanity in their chase after fan- 
tastic schemes of social blessings, and have never noticed that these 
schemes kept on producing a worse and never a better state of the 
universal relations which are the basis of human life. . . . 

The whole force of our principles and methods will lie in the 
fact that we shall present them and expound them as a splendid 
contrast to the dead and decomposed old order of things in social 
life. 

Our philosophers will discuss all the shortcomings of the various 
beliefs of the goyim, BUT NO ONE WILL EVER BRING UNDER 
DISCUSSION OUR FAITH FROM ITS TRUE POINT OF VIEW 
SINCE THIS WILL BE FULLY LEARNED BY NONE SAVE OURS, 
WHO WDLL NEVER DARE TO BETRAY ITS SECRETS. 

In countries known as progressive and enlightened we have cre- 
ated a senseless, filthy, abominable literature. For some time after 
our entrance to power we shall continue to encourage its existence 
in order to provide a telling relief by contrast to the speeches, party 
programme, which will be distributed from exalted quarters of ours. 
. . . Our wise men, trained to become leaders of the goyim, will com- 
pose speeches, projects, memoirs, articles, which will be used by us to 






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influence the minds of the goyim, directing them towards such un 
demanding and forms of knowledge as have been determined bv 
us. 

Protocol No. 15 

One-day coup d'etat (revolution) over all the world. Execu 
lions. Future lot of goyim-maaom. Mysticism of authority. 
Multiplication of masonic lodges. Central governing board 
of masonic elders. The "Azev-tactics." Masonry as leader 
and guide of all secret societies* Significance of public 
applause. Collectivism. Victims. Executions of masons* 
Fall of the prestige of laws and authority. Our position 
as the Chosen People. Brevity and clarity ol the laws of 
the kingdom of the future. Obedience to orders. Measures 
against abuse of. authority. Severity of penalties. Age- 
limit for judges. Liberalism of judge* and authorities. 
The money of all the world. Absolutism of masonry. 
Right of appeal. Patriarchal "outside appearance" of the 
power of the future "ruler." Apotheosis of the ruler. The 
right of the strong as the one and only right. The King 
of Israel. Patriarch of all the world. 

When we at last definitely come into our kingdom by the aid of 
coups d'etat prepared everywhere for one and the same day, after 
the worthlessness of all. existing forms of government has been def- 
initely acknowledged (and not a little time will pass before that 
comes about, perhaps even a whole century) , we shall make it our 
task to see that against us such things as plots shall no longer exist. 
With this purpose we shall slay without mercy all who take arms 
(in hand) to oppose our coming into our kingdom. Every kind of 
new institution of anything like a secret society will also be pun- 
ished with death; those of them which are now in existence, are 
known to us, serve us and have served us, we shall disband and send 
into exile to continents far removed from Europe. In this way we 
shall proceed with those gov masons who know too much; such of 
these as we may for some reason spare will be kept in constant fear 
of exile. We shall promulgate a law making all former members of 
secret societies liable to exile from Europe as the centre of our rule. 

Resolutions of our government will be final, without appeal. 

In the goy societies, in which we have planted and deeply rooted 
discord and protestantism, the only possible way of restoring order 
is to employ merciless measures that prove the direct force of 
authority: no regard must be paid to the victims who fall, they 
suffer for the well-being of the future. The attainment of that well- 
being, even at the expense of sacrifices, is the duty of any kind of 
government that acknowledges as justification for its existence not 
only its privileges but its obligations. The principal guarantee of 
stability of rule is to confirm the aureole of power, and this aureole 
is attained only by such a majestic inflexibility of might as shall 



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carry on its face the emblems of inviolability from mystical causes 
— from the choice of God. Such was, until recent times, the Russian 
autocracy, the one and only serious foe we had in the world, without 
counting the Papacy, Bear in mind the example when Italy, 
drenched with blood, never touched a hair of the head of Sulla 
who had poured forth that blood: Sulla enjoyed an apotheosis for 
his might in the eyes of the people, though they had been torn in 
pieces by him, but his intrepid return to Italy ringed him round with 
inviolability. The people do not lay a finger on him who hypnotizes 
them by his daring and strength of mind. 

Meantime, however, until we come into our kingdom, we shall 
act in the contrary way: we shall create and multiply free masonic 
lodges in all the countries of the world, absorb into them all who 
may become or who are prominent in public activity, for in these 
lodges we shall find our principal intelligence office and means of in- 
fluence. All these lodges we shall bring under one central adminis- 
tration, known to us alone and to all others absolutely unknown, 
which will be composed of our learned elders. The lodges will have 
their representatives who will serve to screen the above-mentioned 
administration of masonry an£ from whom will issue the watch- 
word and programme. In these lodges we shall tie together the knot 
which binds together all revolutionary and liberal elements. Their 
composition will be made up of all strata of society. The" most secret 
political plots will be known to us and will fall under our guiding 
hands on the very day of their conception. Among the members 
of these lodges wilt be almost all the agents of international and 
national police since their service is for us irreplaceable in the re- 
spect that the police is in a position not only to use its own par- 
ticular measures with the insubordinate, but also to screen our 
activities and provide pretexts for discontents, et cetera. 

The class of people who most willingly enter into secret societies 
are those who live by their wits, careerists, and in general people, 
mostly light-minded, with whom we shall have no difficulty in deal- 
ing and in using to wind up the mechanism of the machine devised 
by us. If this world grows agitated the meaning of that wm be 
that we have had to stir up in order to break up its too great solid- 
arity. But if there should arise in its midst a plot, then at the head 
of that plot will oe no other than one of our most trusted servants. 
It is natural that we and no other should lead masonic activities, for 
we know whither we are leading, we know the final goal of every 
form of activity whereas the goyim have knowledge of nothing, not 
even of the immediate effect of action; they put before themselves, 
usually, the momentary reckoning of the satisfaction of their self- 
opinion in the accomplishment of their thought without even re- 
marking that the very conception never belonged to their initiative 
but to our instigation of their thought. . . 

The goyim enter the lodges out of curiosity or in the hope by 
their means to get a nibble at the public pie, and some of them in 
order to obtain a hearing before the public for their impracticable 



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ma groundless fantasies: they thirst for the emotion of success and 
ipplause, of which we are remarkably generous. And the reason 
»hy we give them this success is to make use of the high conceit 
)f themselves to which it gives birth, for that insensibly disposes 
;hem to assimilate our suggestions without being on their guard 
igainst them in the fullness of their confidence that it is their own 
infallibility which is giving utterance to their own thoughts and 
in at it is impossible for them to borrow those of others. . . . You 
cannot imagine to what extent the wisest of the goyim can be 
brought to a state of unconscious naivete in the presence of this 
condition of high conceit of themselves, and at the same time how 
easy it is to take the heart out of them by the slightest ill-success, 
though it be nothing more than the stoppage of the applause they 
had, and to reduce them to a slavish submission for the sake of 
winning a renewal of success. . . . By so much as ours disre- 
gard success if only they can carry through their plans, hy so much 
the goyim are willing to sacrifice any plans only to have success. 
This psychology of theirs materially facilitates for us the task of 
setting them in the required direction. These tigers in appearance 
have the souls of sheep and the wind blows freely through their 
heads, We have set them on the hobby-horse of an idea about the 
absorption of individuality by the symbolic unit of collectivism. . . . 
They have never yet and they never will have the sense to reflect 
that this hobby-horse is a manifest violation of the most important 
laws of nature, which has established from the very creation of the 
world one unit unlike another and precisely for the purpose of in- 
stituting individuality. . . . 

If we have been able to bring them to such a pitch of stupid 
blindness is it not a proof, and an amazingly clear proof, of the de- 
gree to which the mind of the goyim is undeveloped in comparison 
with our mind? This it is, mainly, which guarantees our success. 

And how far-seeing were our learned elders in ancient times 
when they said that to attain a serious end it behoves not to stop at 
any means or to count the victims sacrificed for the sake of that 
end. . . . We have not counted the victims of the seed of the 
goy cattle, though we have sacrifled many of our own, but for that 
we have now already given them such a position on the earth as 
they could not even have dreamed of. The comparatively small 
numbers of the victims from the number of ours have preserved 
Dur nationality from destruction. 

Death is the inevitable end for all. It is better to bring that end 
nearer to those who hinder our affairs than to ourselves, to the 
founders of this affair. We execute masons in such wise that none 
save the brotherhood can ever have a suspicion of it, riot even the 
victims themselves of our death sentence, they all die when re- 
quired as if from a normal kind of illness. . . . Knowing this, 
even the brotherhood in its turn dare not protest. By such methods 
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test against our disposition. While preaching liberalism to tne 
goyim we at the same time keep our own people and our agents in 
a state of unquestioning submission. 

Under our influence the execution of the laws of the goyim has 
been reduced to a minimum. The prestige of the law has been ex- 
ploded by the liberal interpretations introduced into this sphere, In 
the most important and fundamental affairs and questions judges 
decide as we dictate to them, see matters in the light wherewith we 
enfold them for the administration of the goyim, of course, through 
persons who are our tools though we do not appear to have any- 
thing in common with them— by newspaper opinion or by other 
means, , , . Even senators and the higher administration accept 
our counsels. The purely brute mind of the goyim is incapable of 
use for analysis and observation, and still more for the foreseeing 
whither a certain manner of setting a question may tend. 

In this difference in capacity for thought between the goyim and 
ourselves may be clearly discerned the seal of our position on the 
Chosen People and of our higher quality of humanness, in contra- 
distinction to the brute mind of the goyim. Their eyes are open, 
but see nothing before them and do not invent (unless, perhaps, 
material things) . From this it is plain that nature herself has des- 
tined us to guide and rule the world. 

When comes the time of our overt rule, the time to manifest its 
blessings, we shall remake all legislatures, all our laws will be brief, 
plain, stable, without any kind of interpretations, so that anyone 
will be in a position to know them perfectly. The main feature 
which will run right through them is submission to orders, and this 
principle will be carried to a grandiose height. Every abuse will 
then disappear in consequence of the responsibility of all down to 
the lowest unit before the higher authority of the representative of 
power. Abuses of power subordinate to this last instance will be so 
mercilessly punished that none will be found anxious to try experi- 
ments with their own powers. We shall follow up jealously every 
action of the administration on which depends the smooth running 
of the machinery of the State, for slackness in this produces slack- 
ness everywhere; not a single case of illegality or abuse of power will 
be left without exemplary punishment. 

Concealment of guilt, connivance between those in the service of 
the administration— all this kind of evil will disappear after the very 
first examples of severe punishment. The aureole of our power de- 
mands suitable, that is, cruel, punishments for the slightest in- 
fringement, for the sake of gain, of its supreme prestige. The suf- 
ferer, though his punishment may exceed his fault, will count as a 
soldier falling on the administrative field of battle in the interest 
of authority, principle and law, which do not permit that any of 
those who hold the reins of the public coach should turn aside from 
the public highway to their own private paths. For example: our 
judges will know that whenever they feel disposed to plume them- 
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which is instituted for the exemplary edification of men by penalties 
for lapses and not for display of the spiritual qualities of the judge. 
. Such qualities it is proper to show in private life, but not in a 
public square which is the educationary basis of human life. 

Our legal staff will serve not beyond the age of 55, firstly because 
old men more obstinately hold to prejudiced opinions, and are less 
capable of submitting to new directions, and secondly because this 
will give us the possibility by this measure of securing elasticity in 
the changing of stair, which will thus the more easily bend under 
our pressure: he who wishes to keep his place will have to give blind 
obedience to deserve it. In general, our judges will be elected by us 
only from among those who thoroughly understand that the part 
they have to play Is to punish and apply laws and not to dream 
about the manifestations of liberalism at the expense of the edu- 
cationary scheme of the State, as the goyim in these days imagine 
it to be. . . . This method of shuffling the staff will serve also 
to explode any collective solidarity of those in the same service and 
will bind all to the interests of the government upon which their 
fate will depend. The young generation of judges will be trained 
in certain views regarding the inadmissibility of any abuses that 
might disturb the established order of our subjects among them- 
selves. 

In these days the judges of the goyim create indulgences to every 
kind of crimes, not having a just understanding of their office, be- 
cause the rulers of the present age in appointing judges to office 
take no care to inculcate in them a sense of duty and consciousness 
of the matter which is demanded of them. As a brute beast lets 
out .its young in search of prey, so do the goyim give their subjects 
places of profit without thinking to make clear to them for what 
purpose such place was created. This is the reason why their gov- 
ernments are being ruined by their own forces through the acts of 
their own administration. 

Let us borrow from the example of the results of these actions 
yet another lesson for our government. 

We shall root our liberalism from aU the important strategic 
posts of our government on which depends the training of subordi- 
nates for our State structure. Such posts will fall exclusively to 
those who have been trained by us for administrative rule. To the 
possible objection that the retirement of old servants will cost the 
Treasury heavily, I reply, firstly, they will be provided with some 
private service in place of what they lose, and, secondly, I have to 
remark that all the money in the world will be concentrated in our 
hands, consequently it is not our government that has to fear ex- 
pense. 

Our absolutism will in all things be logically consecutive and 
therefore in each one of its decrees our supreme will will be respect- 
ed and unquestionably fulfilled: it will ignore all murmurs, all dis- 
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manifestation of them in act by punishment of an exemplary char- 
acter. 

We shall abolish the right of cassation, which will be transferred 
exclusively to our disposal—to the cognizance of him who rules, for 
we must not allow the conception among the people of a thought 
that there could be such a thing as a decision that is not right of 
judges set up by us. If, however, anything like this should occur, we 
shall ourselves cassate the decision, but inflict therewith such ex- 
emplary punishment on the judge for lack of understanding of his 
duty and the purposes of his appointment as will prevent a repeti- 
tion of such cases. ... I repeat that it must be borne in mind 
that we shall know every step of our administration which only 
needs to be closely watched for the people to be content with us, 
for it has the right to demand from a good government a good of- 
ficial. 

Our government will have the appearance of a patriarchal pater- 
nal guardianship on the part of our ruler. Our own nation and our 
subjects will discern Ln his person a father caring for their every 
need, their every act, their every inter-relation as subjects one with 
another, as well as their relations to the ruler. They will then be 
so thoroughly imbued with the thought that it is impossible for 
them to dispense with this wardship and guidance, if they wish to 
live in peace and quiet, that they will acknowledge the autocracy of 
our ruler with a devotion bordering on APOTHEOSIS, especially 
when they are convinced that those whom we set up do not put their 
own In place of his authority, but only blindly execute his dictates. 
They will be rejoiced that we have regulated everything in their 
lives as is done by wise parents who desire to train their children 
in the cause of duty and submission. For the peoples of the world 
in regard to the secrets of our polity are ever through the ages only 
children under age, precisely as are also their governments. 

As you see, I found our despotism on right and duty; the right 
to compel the execution of duty is the direct obligation of a govern- 
ment which is a father for its subjects. It has the right of the 
strong that it may use it for the benefit of directing humanity to- 
wards that order which is defined by nature, namely, submission. 
Everything in the world Is in a state of submission, If not to man, 
then to circumstances or its own inner character, in all cases, to 
what is stronger. And so shall we be this something stronger for 
the sake of good. 

We are obliged without hesitation to sacrifice individuals, who 
commit a breach of established order, for in the exemplary punish- 
ment of evil lies a great educational problem. 

When the King of Israel sets upon his sacred head the crown 
offered him by Europe he will become patriarch of the world. The 
indispensable victims offered by him in consequence of their suit- 
ability will never reach the number of victims offered in the course 
of centuries by the mania of magnificence, the emulation between 
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Our King will be In constant communion with the peoples, mak- 
ing to them from the tribune speeches which fame will In that same 
hour distribute over all the world 

Protocol No. 16 

Emasculation of the universities. Substitute for classicism. 
Training and calling. Advert isement of the authority of 
•'the ruler" in the schools. Abolition of freedom of in- 
struction. New Theories. Independence of thought. Teach- 
ing by object lessons. 

In order to effect the destruction of all collective forces except 
^urs we shall emasculate the first stage of collectivism — the univer- 
sities, by re-educating them in a new direction. Their officials and 
professors will be prepared for their business by detailed secret pro 
grammes of action from which they will not with immunity diverge 
not by one iota. They will be appointed with especial precaution. 
and will be so placed as to be wholly dependent upon the Govern- 
ment. 

We shall exclude from the course of instruction State Law as also 
all that concerns the political question. These subjects will be taught 
to a few dozens of persons chosen for their pre-eminent capacities 
from among the number of the initiated. The universities must no 
longer send out from their halls milksops concocting plans for a con- 
stitution, like a comedy or a tragedy, burying themselves with ques- 
tions of policy in which even their own fathers never had any power 
of thought. 

The ill-guided acquaintances of a large number of persons with 
questions of polity creates Utopian dreamers and bad subjects, as 
you can see for yourselves from the example of the universal edu- 
cation in this direction of the goyim. We must introduce into their 
education all those principles which have so brilliantly broken up 
their order. But when we are in power we shall remove every kind 
of disturbing subject from the course of education and shall make 
out of the youth obedient children of authority, loving him who rules 
as the support and hope of peace and quiet. 

Classicism, as also any form of study of ancient history, in which 
there are more bad than good examples, we shall replace with the 
study of the programme of the future. We shall erase from the 
memory of men all facts of previous centuries which are undesir- 
able to us, and leave only those which depict all the errors of the 
government of the goyim. The study of practical life, of the obli- 
gations of order, of the relations of people one to another, of avoid- 
ing bad and selfish examples, which spread the infection of evil, 
and similar questions of an educative nature, will stand in the fore- 
front of the teaching programme, which will be drawn up on a sep- 
arate plan for each calling or state of life, in no wise generalizing 
the teaching. This treatment of the question has special importance. 

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ing to Its destination and work in life. The occasional genius nan 
always managed and always will manage to slip through into other 
states of life, but it is the most perfect folly for the sake of this rare 
occasional genius to let through into ranks foreign to them the un- 
talented who thus rob of their places those who belong to those 
ranks by birth or employment. You know yourselves in what all this 
has ended for the goyim who allowed this crying absurdity. 

In order that he who rules may be seated firmly in the hearts 
and minds of his subjects it is necessary for the time of his activity 
to instruct the whole nation in the schools and on the market places 
about his meaning and his acts and all his beneficent initiatives. 

We shall abolish every kind of freedom of instruction. Learners 
of all ages will have the right to assemble together with their par- 
ents in the educational establishments as it were in a club; during 
these assemblies, on holidays, teachers will read what will pass as 
free lectures on questions of human relations, of the laws of ex- 
amples, of the limitations which are born of unconscious relations, 
and, finally, of the philosophy of new theories not yet declared to 
the world. These theories will be raised by us to the stage of a 
dogma of faith as a transitional stage towards our faith. On the 
completion of this exposition of our programme of action in the 
present and the future I will read you the principles of these 
theories. 

In a word, knowing by the experience of many centuries that 
people live and are guided by ideas, that these ideas are imbibed by 
people only by the aid of education provided with equal success for 
all ages of growth, but of course by varying methods, we shall swal- 
low up and confiscate to our own use the last scintilla of indepen- 
dence of thought, which we have for long past been directing to- 
wards subjects and ideas useful for us. The system of bridling 
thought is already at work in the so-called system of teaching by 
object lessons, the purpose of which is to turn the goyim into un- 
thinking submissive brutes waiting for things to be presented before 
their eyes in order to form an idea of them. ... In France, one of 
our best agents, Bourgeois, has already made public a new pro- 
gramme of teaching by object lessons. 

Protocol No. 17 

Advocacy. Influence of the priesthood of the goyim. Freedom 
of conscience. Papal Court. King of the Jews as Patriarch- 
Pope. How to fight the existing Church* Function of con- 
temporary press. Organization of police* Volunteer police. 
Espionage on the pattern of the kabal espionage* Abuses 
of authority. 

The prabtice of advocacy produces men cold, cruel, persistent, 
unprinqipled, who in all cases take up an impersonal, purely legal 
standpoint. They have the inveterate habit to refer everything to 
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They do not usually decline to undertake any defence whatever, 
they strive for an acquittal at all costs, cavilling over every petty 
crux of jurisprudence and thereby they demoralize justice. For 
this reason we shall set this profession into narrow frames which 
will keep it inside this sphere of executive public service. Advo- 
cates equally with judges, will be deprived of the right of com- 
munication with litigants; they will receive business only from the 
-ourt and will study it by notes of report and documents, defend 
ing their clients after they have been interrogated in court on facts 
that have appeared- They will receive an honorarium without re 
sard to the quality of the defence, This will render them mere re 
porters on law-business in the interests of justice and as counter- 
poise to the proctor who will be the reporter in the interests of 
prosecution; this will shorten business before the courts. In this 
way will be established a practice of honest unprejudiced defence 
conducted not from personal interest but by conviction. This will 
also, by the way, remove the present practice of corrupt bargain be- 
tween advocates to agree only to let that side win which pays 
most. . 

We have long past taken care to discredit the priesthood of the 
goyim, and thereby to ruin their mission on earth which in these 
days might still be a great hindrance to us. Day by day its influence 
on the peoples of the world is falling lower. Freedom of conscience 
has been declared everywhere, so that now only years divide us from 
the moment of the complete wrecking of that Christian religion: as 
to other religions we shall have still less difficulty in dealing with 
them, but it would be premature to speak of this now. We shall set 
clericalism and clericals into such narrow frames as to make their 
influence move in retrogressive proportion to its former progress. 

When the time comes finally to destroy the papal court the finger 
of an invisible hand will point the nations towards this court. When, 
however, the nations fling themselves upon it, we shall come for- 
ward in the guise of its defenders as if to save excessive bloodshed. 
By this diversion we shall penetrate to its very bowels and be sure 
we shall never come out again until we have gnawed through the 
entire strength of this place. 

The King of the Jews will be the real Pope of the Universe, the 
patriarch of an international Church, 

But, in the meantime, while we are re-educating youth m new 
traditional religions and afterwards in ours, we shall not overtly lay 
c finger on existing churches, but we shall fight against them by 
criticism calculated to produce schism, . . . 

In general, then, our contemporary press will continue to con- 
vict State affairs, religions, incapacities of the goyim, always using 
the most unprincipled expressions in order by every means to lower 
their prestige in the manner which can only be practiced by the 
genius of our gifted tribe. . . . 

Our kingdom will be an apologia of the divinity Vishnu, in whom 
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each, the springs of the machinery of social life, we snail see every- 
thing without the aid of official police which, in that scope of its 
rights which we elaborated for the use of the goyim, hinders gov- 
ernments from seeing. In our programme one-third of our subjects 
will keep the rest under observation from a sense of duty, on the 
principle of volunteer service to the State. It will then be no dis 
grace to be a spy and informer, but a merit: unfounded denuncia- 
tions, however, will be cruelly punished that there may be no devel- 
opment of abuses of this right. 

Our agents will be taken from the higher as well as the lower 
ranks of society, from among the administrative class who spend 
their time in amusements, editors, printers and publishers, book- 
sellers, clerks, and salesmen, workmen, coachmen, lackeys, etcetera. 
This body, having no rights and not being empowered to take any 
action on their own account, and consequently a police without any 
power, will only witness and report: verification of their reports and 
arrests will depend upon a responsible group of controllers of police 
affairs, while the actual act of arrest will be performed by the gen- 
darmerie and the municipal police. Any person not denouncing 
anything seen or heard concerning questions of polity will also be 
charged with and made responsible for concealment, if it be proved 
that he is guilty of this crime. 

Just as nowadays our brethren are obliged at their own risk to 
denounce to the kabal apostates of their own family or members 
who have been noticed doing anything in opposition to the kabal 
so in our kingdom over all the world it will be obligatory for all our 
subjects to observe the duty of service to the State in this direction. 

Such an organization win extirpate abuses of authority, of force, 
of bribery, everything in fact which we by our counsels, by our 
theories of the superhuman rights of man, have introduced into the 
customs of the goyim. , . . But how else were we to procure 
that increase of causes predisposing to disorders in the midst of 
their administration? . : . Among the number of those methods 
one of the most important is — agents for the restoration of order, 
so placed as to have the opportunity in their disintegrating activ- 
ity of developing and displaying their evil inclinations— obstinate 
self-conceit, irresponsible exercise of authority, and, first and fore- 
most, venality 

Protocol No, 18 

Measures of secret defense. Observation of conspiracies from 
the inside. Overt secret defense — the ruin of authority. 
Secret defense of the King of the Jews* Mystical prestige 
of authority. Arrest on the first suspicion. 

When it becomes necessary for us to strengthen the strict meas- 
ures of secret defence (the most fatal poison for the prestige of au- 
thority) we shall arrange a simulation of disorders or some mani- 
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01 good speakers. Round these speaKers will assemble all who are 
sympathetic to his utterances. This will give us the pretext for 
domiciliary perquisitions and surveillance on the part of our servants 
from among the number of the goyim police. . . . 

As the majority of conspirators act out of love for the game, for 
the sake of talking, so, until they commit some overt act we shall 
nor. lay a finger on them but only introduce into their midst observa- 
tion elements. , It must be remembered that the prestige of 
authority is lessened if it frequently discovers conspiracies against 
itself- this implies a presumption of consciousness of weakness, or, 
what is still worse, of injustice. You are aware that we have broken 
the prestige of the goy kings by frequent attempts upon their lives 
Ihrough our agents, blind sheep of our flock, who are easily moved 
by a few liberal phrases to crimes provided only they be painted in 
political colours. We have compelled the rulers to acknowledge their 
weakness in advertising overt measures of secret defence and thereby 
we shall bring the promise of authority to destruction. 

Our ruler will be secretly protected only by the most insignificant 
guard, because we shall not admit so much as a thought that there 
could exist against him any sedition with which he is not strong 
enough to contend and is compelled to hide from it. 

If we should admit this thought, as the goyim have done and are 
Joing, we should ipso facto be signing a death sentence, if not for 
our ruler, at any rate for his dynasty, at no distant date. 

According to strictly enforced outward appearances our ruler will 
employ his power only for the advantage of the nation and in no 
wise for his own or dynastic profits. Therefore, with the observance 
of this decorum, his authority will be respected and guarded by the 
subjects themselves, it will receive an apotheosis in the admission 
that with it is bound up the well-being of every citizen of the State, 
for upon it will depend all order in the common life of the pack. . . . 
Overt defence of the kind argues weakness in the organization of 
his strength. 

Our ruler will always among the people be, surrounded by a mob 
of apparently curious men and women, who will occupy the front 
ranks about him, to ail appearance by chance, and will restrain the 
ranks of the rest out of respect as it will appear for good order. This 
will sow an example of restraint also in others. If a petitioner ap~ 
pears among the people trying to hand a petition and forcing his 
W&y through the ranks, the first ranks must receive the petition and 
bifore the eyes of the petitioner pass it to the ruler, so that all may 
i im.w that what is handed in reaches its destination, that, conse- 

, iv there exists a control of the ruler himself. The aureole of 

i . requires for its existence that the people may be able to say: 

" king knew of this," or: "the king will hear of it." 

n Uli the r.-.fabtishment of official secret defence the ?nystical 
authority disappearss given a certain audacity, and 

ii himself master of it, the sedition-monger is con- 

r f iii-, itrenRth, and when occasion serves watches for the 






moment to maice an attempt upon authority, . . . For the goyim 
we have been preaching something else, but by that very fact we 
are enabled to see what measures of overt defence have brought 
them to, . . . 

Criminals with us will be arrested at the first more or less well- 
grounded suspicion; it cannot be allowed that out of fear of a pos- 
sible mistake an opportunity should be given of escape to persons 
suspected of a political lapse or crime, for in these matters we shall 
be literally merciless. If it is still possible, by stretching a point, to 
admit a reconsideration of the motive causes in simple crimes, there 
is no possibility of excuse for persons occupying themselves with 
questions in which nobody except the government can understand 
anything. . . . And it is not all governments that understand 
true policy. 

Protocol No. 19 

The right of presenting petitions and projects. Sedition. 
Indictment of political crimes. Advertising of political 
crimes. 

If we do not permit any independent dabbling in the political we 
shall on the other hand encourage every kind of report or petition 
with proposals for the government to examine into all kinds of 
projects for the amelioration of the condition of the people; this will 
reveal to us the defects or else the fantasies of our subjects, to 
which we shall respond either by accomplishing them or by a wise 
rebutment to prove the short-sightedness of one who judges wrongly. 

Sedition-mongering is nothing more than the yapping of a lap- 
dog at an elephant. For a government well organized, not from the 
police but from the public point of view, the lap-dog yaps at the 
elephant in entire unconsciousness of its strength and importance. 
It needs no more than to take a good example to show the relative 
importance of both and the lap-dogs will cease to yap and will wag 
their tails the moment they set eyes on an elephant. 

In order to destroy the prestige of heroism for political crime 
we shall send it for trial in the category of thieving, murder, and 
every kind of abominable and filthy crime. Public opinion will then 
confuse in its conception this category of crime with the disgrace 
attaching to every other and will brand it with the same contempt. 

We have done our best, and I hope we have succeeded, to obtain 
that the goyim should not arrive at this means of contending with 
sedition. It was for this reason that through the Press and in 
speeches, indirectly — in cleverly compiled schoolbooks on history, we 
have advertised the martydrdom alleged to have been accepted by 
sedition-mongers for the idea of the commonweal. This advertise- 
ment has* increased the contingent of liberals and has brought 
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Protocol No. 20 

FINANCIAL PROGRAMME. Progressive tax. Stamp progres- 
sive taxation. Exchequer, interest-bearing papers and 
stagnation of currency. Method of accounting. Abolition 
of ceremonial displays. Stagnation of capital. Currency 
issue. Gold standard. Standard of cost of working man 
power. Budget. State loans. One per cent, interest series. 
Industrial shares. Rulers of the gayim: courtiers and 
favoritism, masonic agents. 

Today we shall touch upon the financial programme, which I put 
oH to the end of my report as being the most difficult, the crowning 
and the decisive point ol our plans, Before entering upon it I will 
remind you that I have already spoken before by way of a hint 
when I said that the sum total of our actions is settled by the ques- 
tion of figures. 

When we come into our kingdom our autocratic government will 
avoid, from a principle of self-preservation, sensibly burdening the 
masses of the people with taxes, remembering that it plays the part 
of father and protector. But as State organization costs dear it is 
necessary nevertheless to obtain the funds required for it. It will, 
therefore, elaborate with particular precaution the question of 
equilibrium in this matter. 

Our rule, in which the king will enjoy the legal Action that every- 
thing in his State belongs to him (wnich may easily be translated 
into fact) , will be enablid to resort to the lawful confiscation of all 
sums of every kind for the regulation of their circulation in the 
State. Prom this follows that taxation will best be covered by a 
progressive tax on property. In this manner the dues will be paid 
without straitening or ruining anybody in the form of a percentage 
of the amount of property. The rich must be aware that it is their 
duty to place a part of their superfluities at the disposal of the State 
since the State guarantees them security of possession of the rest 
of their property and the right of honest gains, X say honest, for the 
control over property will do away with robbery on a legal basis. 

This social reform must come from above, for the time is ripe 
tor it — it is indispensable as a pledge of peace. 

The tax upon the poor man is a seed of revolution and works to 
the detriment of the State which in hunting after the trifling is 
missing the big. Quite apart from this, a tax on capitalists dimin- 
ishes the growth of wealth in private hands in which we have in 
i.hr.su days concentrated it as a counterpoise to the government 
lirtngth of the goyim — their State finances. 

a (.UK Increasing in a percentage ratio to capital will give a much 
.... v<muc than the present individual or property tax, which 
.. . i hi to us now for the sole reason that it excites trouble and 
I til among the goyim. 

1 1., i ipon which our king will rest consists in the equilib- 

i ii.. guarantee of peace, for the sake of which things it, is 



indispensable that the capitalists should yield up a portion of their 
incomes for the sake of the secure working of the machinery of the 
State. State needs must be paid by those who will not feel the bur- 
den and have enough to take from. 

Such a measure will destroy the hatred of the poor man for the 
rich, in whom he will see a necessary financial support for the State, 
will see in him the organizer of peace and well-being since he will 
see that it is the rich man who is paying the necessary means to at- 
tain these things. 

In order that payers of the educated classes should not too much 
distress themselves over the new payments they will have full ac- 
counts given them of the destination of those payments, with the ex- 
ception of such sums as will be appropriated for the needs of the 
throne and the administrative institutions. 

He who reigns will not have any properties of his own once all in 
the State represents his patrimony, or else the one would be in con- 
tradiction to the other; the fact of holding private means would 
destroy the right of property in the common possessions of all- 
Relatives of him who reigns, his heirs excepted, who will be main- 
tained by the resources of the State, must enter" the ranks of serv- 
ants of the State or must work to obtain the right to property; the 
privilege of royal blood must not serve for the spoiling of the treas- 
ury. 

Purchase, receipt of money or inheritance will be subject to the 
payment of a stamp progressive tax. Any transfer of property, 
whether money or other, without evidence of payment of this tax 
which will be strictly registered by names, Will render the former 
holder liable to pay interest on the tax from the moment of trans- 
fer of these sums up to the discovery of his evasion of declaration 
of the transfer. Transfer documents must be presented weekly at 
the local treasury office with notifications of the name, surname 
and permanent place of residence of the former and the new holder 
of the property. This transfer with register of names must begin 
from a definite sum which exceeds the ordinary expenses of buying 
and selling of necessaries, and these will be subject to payment only 
by a stamp impost of a definite percentage of the unit. 

Just strike an estimate of how many times such taxes as these 
will cover the revenue of the goyim States, 

The State exchequer will have to maintain a definite comple- 
ment of reserve sums, and all that is collected above that comple- 
ment must be returned into circulation. On these sums will be or- 
ganized public works. The initiative in works of this kind, pro- 
ceeding from State sources, will bind the working class firmly to the 
interests of the State and to those who reign. From these same 
sums also a part will be set aside as rewards of inventiveness and 
productiveness. 

On no account should so much as a single unit above the definite 
and freely estimated sums be retained in the State treasuries, for 
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acts ruinously on the running of the State machinery, lor which it 
Is the lubricant; a stagnation of the lubricant may stop the regular 
working of the mechanism. 

The substitution of interest-bearing paper for a part of the token 
of exchange has produced exactly this stagnation. The conse- 
quences of this circumstance are already sufficiently noticeable. 

A court of account will also be Instituted by us and in it the 
ruler will find at any moment a full accounting for State income 
and expenditure, with the exception of the current monthly ac- 
count, not yet made up, and that of the preceding month, which 
will not yet have been delivered. 

The one and only person who will have no interest in robbing 
the State is its owner, the ruler. This is why the personal control 
will remove the possibility of leakages of extravagances. 

The representative function of the ruler at receptions for the 
sake of etiquette, which absorbs so much invaluable time, will be 
abolished in order that' the ruler may have time for control and con- 
sideration. His power will not then be split up into fractional parts 
among time-serving favourites who surround the throne for its pomp 
and splendour, and are interested only in their own and not in the 
common interests of the State. 

Economic crises have been produced by us for the goyim by no 
other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation. Huge 
capitals have stagnated, withdrawing money from States, which 
were constantly obliged to apply to those same stagnant capitals 
for loans. These loans burdened the finances of the State with the 
payment of interest and made them the bond slaves of these capi- 
tals. . . . The concentration of industry in the hands of capi- 
talists out of the hands of small masters has drained away ail the 
juices of the peoples and with them also of the States. . . 

The present issue of money in general does not correspond with 
the requirements per head, and cannot therefore satisfy all the 
needs of the workers. The issue of money ought to correspond with 
the growth of population and thereby children also must absolutely 
be reckoned as consumers of currency from the day of their birth. 
The revision of issue is a material question for the whole world. 

You are aware that the gold standard has been the rum of the 
States which adopted it, for it has not been able to satisfy the de 
mands lor money, the viore so that we have removed gold from cir- 
culation as far as possible. 

With us the standard that must be introduced is the cost of 
working-man power, whether it be reckoned in paper or in wood. 
We shall make the issue of money in accordance with the normal 
requirements of each subject, adding to the quantity with every 
birth and subtracting with every death. 

The accounts will be managed by each department (the French 
administrative division) , each circle. 

In order that there may be no delays in the paying out of money 
for State needs the sums and terms of such payments will be fixed 



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by decree of the ruler; this will do away with the protection by a 
ministry of one institution to the detriment of others. 

The budgets of income and expenditure will be carried out side 
by side that they may not be obscured by distance one to another. 

The reforms projected by us in the financial institutions and 
principles of the goyim will be clothed by us in such forms as will 
alarm nobody. We shall point out the necessity of reforms in con- 
sequence of the disorderly darkness into which the goyim by their 
irregularities have plunged the finances. The first irregularity, as 
we shall point out, consists in their beginning with drawing up a 
single budget which year after year grows owing to the following 
cause: this budget is dragged out to half the year, then they de- 
mand a budget to put things right, and this they expend in three 
months, after which they ask for a supplementary budget, and all 
this ends with a liquidation budget. But, as the budget of the fol- 
lowing year is drawn up in accordance with the sum of the total 
addition, the annual departure from the normal reaches as -much 
as 50 per cent, in a year, add so the annual budget is trebled in 
ten years. Thanks to such methods, allowed by the carelessness of 
the goy States; their treasuries are empty. The period of loans su- 
pervenes, and that has swallowed -up remainders and brought all the 
goy States to bankruptcy. 

You understand perfectly that economic arrangements of this 
kind, which have been suggested to the goyim by us, cannot be car- 
ried on by us. 

Every kind of loan proves infirmity in the State and a want of 
understanding of the rights of the State. Loans hang like a sword 
of Damocles over the heads of rulers, who, instead of taking from 
their subjects by a temporary tax, come begging with outstretched 
palm of our bankers. Foreign loans are leeches which there is no 
possibility of removing from the body of the State until they fall off 
of themselves or the State flings them off. But the goy States do 
not tear them off; they go on in persisting in putting more on to 
themselves so that they must inevitably perish, drained by volun- 
tary blood-letting. 

What also indeed is, in substance, a loan, especially a foreign 
loan? A loan is—an issue of government bilLs of exchange contain- 
ing a percentage obligation commensurate to the sum of the loan 
capital. If the loan bears a charge of 5 per cent, then in twenty 
years the State vainly pays away in interest a sum equal to the loan 
borrowed, in forty years it is paying a double sum, in sixty— treble, 
and all the while the debt remains an unpaid debt. 

From this calculation it is obvious that with any form of taxa- 
tion per head the State is baling out the last coppers of the poor 
taxpayers in order to settle accounts with wealthy foreigners, from 
whom it has borrowed money instead of collecting these coppers for 
its own needs without the additional interest. 

So long as loans were internal the goyim only shuffled their 
money from the pockets of the poor to those of the rich, but when 



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we bought up the necessary person in order to transfer loans into 
the external sphere all the wealth of States flowed into our cash- 
boxes and all the goyim began to pay us the tribute of subjects. 

If the superficiality of goy kings on their thrones in regard to 
State affairs and the venality of ministers or the want of under- 
standing of financial matters on the part of other ruling persons 
have made their countries debtors to our treasuries to amounts quite 
impossible to pay it has not been accomplished without on our part 
heavy expenditure of trouble and money. 

Stagnation of money will not be allowed by us and therefore 
there will be no State- interest bearing paper, except a one-per-cent. 
series, so that there will be no payment of interest to leeches that 
suck all the strength out of the State, The right to issue interest- 
bearing paper will be given exclusively to industrial companies who 
will find no difficulty in paying interest out of profits, whereas the 
State does not make interest on borrowed money like these com- 
panies, for the State borrows to spend and not to use in operations. 

Industrial papers will be bought also by the government which 
from being as now a payer of tribute by loan operations will be 
transformed into a lender of money at a profit. This measure will 
stop the stagnation of money, parasitic profits and idleness, all of 
which were useful for us among the goyim so long as they were in- 
dependent but are not desirable under our rule. 

How clear is the undeveloped power of thought of the purely 
brute brains of the goyim, as expressed in the fact that they have 
been borrowing from us with payment of interest without ever 
thinking that all the same these very moneys plus an addition for 
payment of interest must be got by them from their own State 
pockets in order to settle up with us. What could have been simpler 
than to take the money they wanted from their own people? 

But it is a proof of the genius of our chosen mind that we have 
contrived to present the matter of loans to them in such a light 
that they have even seen in them an advantage for themselves. 

Our accounts, which we shall present when the time comes, in 
the light of centuries of experience gained by experiments made by 
us on the goy States, will be distinguished by clearness and definite- 
and will show at a glance to all men the advantage of our innova- 
tions. They will put an end to those abuses to which we owe our 
mastery over the goyim, but which cannot be allowed in our king- 
dom. 

We shall so hedge about our system of accounting that neither 
the ruler nor the most insignificant public servant will be in a posi- 
! Ion to divert even the smallest sum from its destination without de- 
tection or to direct it in another direction except that which will be 
OHO! Mxr«l in a definite plan of action. 

lBd without a definite plan it is impossible to rule. Marching 

■ an undetermined road and with undetermined resources 

brlngl i in by the way heroes and demi-gods. 

Mm goy ruleri, whom we once upon a time advised should be 



distracted from State occupations by representative receptions, ob- 
servances of etiquette, entertainments, were only screens for our 
rule. The accounts of favourite courtiers who replaced them in the 
sphere of affairs were drawn up for them by our agents, and every 
time gave satisfaction to short-sighted minds by promises that in 
the future economies and improvements were foreseen. . . . 
Economies from what? From new taxes?— were questions that might 
have beenbut were not asked by those who read our accounts and 
projects. . . . 

You know to what they have been brought by this carelessness, 
to what a pitch of financial disorder they have arrived, notwith- 
standing the astonishing industry of their peoples. . . . 

Protocol No. 21 

Internal loans. Debit and taxes. Conversions. Bankruptcy. 
Savings banks and rents. Abolition of money markets. 
Regulation of industrial values. 

To what I reported to you at the last meeting I shall now add 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. 

We have taken advantage of the venality of administrators and 
the 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 re- 
gard to us? . . . Therefore I shall only deal with the details 
of internal loans. 

States announce that such a loan is to be concluded and open 
subscriptions for their own bills of exchange, that is, for their in- 
terest-bearing paper, That they may be within the reach of all the 
price is determined at from a hundred to a thousand; and a dis- 
count 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 exchange. 

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. . . . 

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ment of interest without covering the debt, and besides they cannot 
be made without the consent of the lenders; on announcing a con- 
version a proposal is made to return the money to those who are 
not willing to convert their paper. If everybody expressed his un- 
willingness and demanded his money back, the government would 
be hooked on their own flies and would be found insolvent and un- 
able to pay the proposed sums. By good luck the subjects of the 
goy governments, knowing nothing about financial affairs, have al- 
ways 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. 

Nowadays, with external loans, these tricks cannot be played by 

the goyim for they know that we shall demand all our moneys back. 

In this way an 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. 

I beg you to concentrate your particular attention upon this point 
and upon the following: nowadays all internal loans are consoli- 
dated by so-called flying loans, that is, such as have terms of pay- 
ment more or less near. These debts consist of moneys paid into 
the savings banks and reserve funds. If left for long at the dis- 
position of a government these funds evaporate in the payment of 
Interest on foreign loans, and are replaced by the deposit of equiva- 
lent amount of rentes. 

And these last it is which patch up all the leaks in the State 
treasuries of the goyim. 

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.) 

We shall replace the money markets by grandiose government 
credit institutions, the object of which will be to fix the price of in- 
dustrial values in accordance with government views. These insti- 
tutions 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, de- 
pendence upon us. You may imagine for yourselves what immense 
power we shall thereby secure for ourselves. . . . 

Protocol No. 22 

The secret of what is coming. The evil of many centuries as 
the foundation of future well-being. The aureole of power 
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In all that has so far been reported by me to you, I nave en- 
deavoured to depict with care the secret of what is coming, of what 
is past, and of what is going orj 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 sub- 
ject there remains still a little for me to add. 

In our hands is the greatest power of our day— gold: in two days 
we can procure from our storehouses any quantity we may please. 

Surely there is no need to seek further proof that our rule is pre- 
destined 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-be- 
ing—the bringing of everything into order? Though it be even by 
the exercise of some violence, yet all the same it will be established. 
We shall contrive to prove that we are benefactors who have re- 
stored to the rent and mangled earth the true good and aiso 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 dissipa- 
tion and in the right of unbridled license any more than the dgnity 
and force of a man do not consist in the right of everyone to pro- 
mulgate destructive principles in the nature of freedom of con- 
science, 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 honourably and strictly ob- 
serves 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. 

Our 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. 

Protocol No. 23 

Reduction of the manufacture of article* of luxury. Small 
master production. Unemployment. Prohibition of drunk- 
enness. Killing out of the old society and its resurrection 
in a new form. The chosen one of God. 

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necessary to inculcate lessons of humility and therefore to reduce 
the production of articles of luxury. By this we shall improve mor- 
als which have been debased by emulation in the sphere of luxury. 
We shall re-establish small master production which will mean lay- 
ing a mine under the private capital of manufacturers. This is in- 
dispensable 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 author- 
ity. Unemployment is a most perilous thing for a government. For 
us its part will have been played out the moment authority is trans- 
ferred 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. 

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 defence 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 power. 

The supreme lord who will replace all now existing rulers, drag- 
ging on their existence among societies demoralized by us, societies 
that have denied even the authority of God, from whose midst 
breaks 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. 

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 or- 
der 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 king- 
dom. Then it will be necessary to sweep them away from his path, 
0X1 which must be left no knot, no splinter. 

Then will it be possible for us to say to the peoples of the world: 

I thanks to God and bow the knee before him who bears on his 

hunt Ihr seal of the predestination of man, to which God himself 

Hi l( d hii star that none other but Him might free us from all the 

In i iftnUoned forces and evils." 

Protocol No. 24 



... f tU tn of king David (?). Training of the 

Ktn, HollliiK Willie of direct heirs. The king and three 



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od 

of his sponsors. The - king la fate. Irreproachabilily of ex- 
terior morality of the King of the Jews. 

I pass now to the method of confirming the dynastic roots of 
King David to the last strata of the earth. 

This confirmation will first and foremost be included in that in 
which to this day has rested the force of conservatism by our learn- 
ed elders of the conduct of all the affairs of the world, in the direct- 
ing of the education of thought of all humanity. 

Certain members of the seed of David will prepare the kings and 
their heirs, selecting not by right of heritage but by eminent capaci- 
ties, 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, . . . 

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 un- 
shakably established by nature herself for the regulation of the re- 
lations of humanity. 

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 incapa- 
ble of governing and in themselves dangerous for kingly office. 

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. 

In case of falling sick with weakness of will or other form of in- 
capacity, kings must by law hand over the reins of rule to new and 
capable hands. . . . 

The king's plans 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 counsellors. 

Only the king and the three who stood sponsor for him will know 
what is coining. 

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 mys- 
terious ways. None will know what the king wishes to attain by his 
dispositions, and therefore none will dare to stand across an un- 
known path. 

It is understood that the brain reservoir of the king must corre- 
spond 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 learned elders. 

That the people may know and love their king it is indispensable 
for him to* converse in the market-places with his people. This en 
sures the necessary clinching of the two forces which are now di- 
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This terror was indispensable for us till the time comes for both 
these forces separately to fall under our influence. 

The King of the J^ws 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 activit). 

The prop of humanity in the person of the supreme lord of all 
the world oi the holy seed of David must sacrifice to his people all 
personal inclinations 

Our supreme lord must be of an exemplary irreproachability. 



Lord Sydenham on llu* '"Protocols" 

line following letter appeared in the Spectator uf August 21, 1921, and the 
Uxw Lord. Sydenham kindl> tonsuntpcl to its i-t-pivduotion.j 

But- -W hm Lin* Protocols iirst appeared tn English it ;vas pointed out that 
they embodied a forgery pvtpetratcd by the Tsar's polite with the idea of pro. 
moling pogroms. It now appears that Ihey nr? adapted from a "pamphlet of 
1865 attacking the Second Empire," This is most interesting, but it explains 
nothing. A.s you point out, Mrs Webster had shown the Protocols to be lull 
of plagiarisms which she effectively explained by the use of parallel columns, 
and before her most able book appeared Mr, Lucien Wolfe had traced other 
similarities. Ai the Protocols were obviously a compilation this was to be ex 
pected, and further resemblances may be discovered. The importance of the 
most sinister compilation that has ever appeared resides in the subject mat. 
ter. The Protocols explain in almost laborious detail the objects of Bolshevism 
and the methods of carrying it into effect. Those methods were in operation 
in 1901, when Nilus, said that Iff received the documents, but Bolshevism vvasS 
then Marxian Communism, and the tunc had not come for applying it by mili- 
tary force. Nothing that was written in 1865 can have any bearing upon the 
deadly accuracy of the forecasts in the Protocols, most of which have since 
been fulfilled to the letter. Moreover the principles they enunciate correspond 
closely with the recorded statements of Jewish authorities. If you will read 
the American edition, with its valuable annexes, you will understand this .and 
the confirmatory quotations there given can be multiplied. Even the '-Jewish 
world despotism," which you described as "a piece of malignant lunacy." is not 
obscurely hinted at, Take this one quotation from the Jewish State, by Theo 
dore Herzl: "When we sink we become a revolutionary proletariat, the subor- 
dinate officers of the revolutionary party; when we rise, there rises also our 
terrible power of the purse." Compare this ominous statement with those of 
the Protocols, of which it is plainly an echo. 

I note with thankfulness that you say that the discovery of the French 
pamphlet "does not clear up the whole mystery." Indeed it does not. and if 
you will carefully Tead Mr. Ford's amazing disclosures you will wish for more 
light. The main point is. of course, the source from which Nilus obtained the 
Protocols, The Russians who knew Nilus and his writings, cannot all have been 
exterminated by the Bolshevics, His book, in which the Protocols only form 
one chapter, has not been translated; though it would give some idea of the, 
man. He was, I have been told by a Russian lady, absolutely incapable either 
of writing any portion of the Protocols or of being a party to a fraud. 

What Is the most striking characteristic of the Protocols? The answer Is 
knowledge of a rare kind, embracing the widest field. The solution of the 
"mystery," if it is one, is to be found by ascertaining where this uncanny knowl- 
edge, on which prophecies now literally fulfilled are based, can be shown to 
reside.-— I am, Sir, 6tC, 

SYDENHAM. 



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ADDENDUM 
STARTLING NEW DOCUMENTS 

The manifesto of Adolphe Cremieux, addressed to the National 
of Jewry on the occasion of the founding of the Universal Israelite 
Alliance. This has been pronounced a forgery, and something much 
less committal— especially written for Gentile consumption — has 
been produced as the "real" thing. The unfortunate part of the 
business is that the "forgery" corresponds infinitely more closely 
with the facts of history than that which is claimed to be genuine! 
It proclaims three incontrovertible truths; (1} that the Jewish Na- 
tion is the enemy of all nations; (2) that Jews claim that they are 
a people "Chosen" to dominate the whole earth, and take possession 
of all the riches of all peoples; (3) that the power of all nations is 
already in their hands, and that Jews think they are on the eve of 
their complete conquest of the rest of the human race. The date 
of this Protocol, No. 2 of our series, is 1860. 

A PROTOCOL OF 1860 

We take this Protocol from the Morning Post of September '6th, 
1920: 

"A correspondent writing in reference to the hidden perils draws 
attention to a Manifesto issued in 1860 to the 'Jews of the Universe,' 
by Adolphe Cremieux, the founder of the Alliance Israelite Univer- 
selle, and the well-known member of the Provisional Government of 
1871. Adolphe Cremieux, while Grand Master of the French Masonic 
Lodges, offered 1,000,000 francs for the head of William I of Ger- 
many. On his tomb he requested the following sole inscription to be 
inscribed: 

" 'Here lies Adolphe Cremieux, the founder .of the Alliance Israel- 
ite Universelle,"' 

THE MANIFESTO 

Emblem; On top — the tablets of Moses, a little lower — two extended 
bands clasping each other, and as basis of the whole — the globe of the 
earth. 

Motto: "AH Jews for one, and one for all." 

The union which we desire to found will not be a French, Eng- 
lish, Irish, or German union, but a Jewish one, a Universal one. 

Other peoples and races ( are divided into nationalities; we alone 
have not co-citizens,, but exclusively co-religionaries. 

A Jew will under no circumstances become the friend of a Chris- 
tian or a Moslem before the. moment arrives when the light of the 
Jewish Faith, the only religion of reason, will shine all over the 
world. 

Scattered amongst other nations, who from time immemorial 
were hostile to our rights and interests, we desire primarily to be 
and to remain immutably Jews. 

Our nationality is the religion of our fathers, and we recognize 
no other nationality. 

We are living in foreign lands, and cannot trouble about the 
mutable ambitions of countries entirely alien to us, while our own 
moral and material problems are endangered. 

The Jewish teaching must cover the whole earth, Israelites! No 
matter where fate should lead — though scattered all over the earth, 
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II you realize that the Faith of your lorelathers Is your only 

Patri «^7recognize that, notwithstanding the nationalities you 
h av7e,nD?aced, you always remain and everywhere form one and 

mlV J?y™ Relieve that Jewry only is the one and only religious 

^T'youte'convTnced of this, you, Israelites of the Universe- 
_then come and give ear to our appeal and prove to us your 

C ° n ou? ! eause Is great and holy, and Its success is guaranteed. 
CaHicSn our immemorial enemy, is lying in the dust, mortally 

'^fneTwWch^ael is throwing over the globe of the earth is 
widSLg and spreading daily, and the momentous prophecies of 

°^ h f timet n^nfnS^^m'u become the house of prayer 
for a^n7to^ s and peoples, and the banner of Jewish mono-derty 
will be unfurled and hoisted on the most distant shores. 

T pt us avail ourselves of all circumstances. 

Our might is tomense-leam to adopt this might for our cause. 

what have you to be afraid of? 

The day is not distant when all the riches and treasures of the 
earth will become the property of the Children of Israel. 

More than sixty years have elapsed since this Protocol was wnt- 
JS fZ riches of the earth are now almost entirely in the pos- 
^ofor under tie control of the Children of Israel. The , Torch, 
session in u -portable Fatherland." Ore- 

SJL?^«SS^tSS tMng-Jthe faith of our fathers is 
™ur olty patriotism^ The Jew regards all non-Jews as foreigners, 
and he is an alien everywhere. 

FUNERAL ORATION 
THE FATAL DISCOURSE OF RABBI REICHHORN 

Amended to the prophecies of this Protocol we have put a few 
of fhe events which have happened in fulfillment It will be seen 
that there is a close correspondence between this Protoco the Cre^ 
mieux Manifesto and the epistle emanating from the "Prince of 
Se Jew™ 1489 A. D., and published in a Rothschild magazine. 
U: is pTobaSe that when the latter was published it was not taag- 
ined that any Gentile would ever think of connecting it with other 
^Zl Pmanatine from Jewry, or with modern happenings. 
^Tlnt^of S^tXr, ifl£ (No. 195) La VieiUe France pub- 
lished an extremely important Russian document in which the fol- 

l0 ^ T Lr:Ti%t« analogy between the Protocols of the Elders 
of Zion and the discourse of the Rabbi Reichhorn, pronounced m 
Prague in 1869 oyer the tomb of the Grand ^bbi Simeon-ben 
inula and published by Readcliffe, who paid with his life for the 
SaSsonol, who had taken Readcliffe to hear Reichhorn, 
was kUled n a duel some time afterwards. The general ideas for- 
mulated by the Rabbi are found fully developed in the Protocols " 

In its issue of 10 March, 1921 (No. 214) La Vieille France gives 
the ves on of this funeral oration which was published in La Russie 



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Juive. It is perfectly clear that the funeral oration and the Proto- 
cols of the Elders of Zion come from one and the same mint. Both 
are prophetic; and the power which made the prophecies has been 
able to bring about their fulfillment This oration is so important 
that we append to it an account of the fulfillment of each of the 
sections, There can no longer be any doubt as to whose is the power 
which is disturbing the world, creating World Unrest, and at the 
same time reaping all the profits. Jewry is enslaving all Christian 
peoples of the earth. There IS a Jew World Plot and it now stands 
finally and completely unmasked.] 

1. Every hundred years, We, the Sages of Israel, have been ac- 
customed to meet in Sanhedrin in order to examine our progress 
towards the domination of the world which Jehovah has promised 
us, and our conquests over the enemy—Christianity. 

2 This year, united over the tomb of our reverend Slmeon-ben- 
Ihuda, we can state with pride that the past century has brought us 
very near to our goal, and that this goal will be very soon attained. 

3 Gou> always has been and always will be the irresistible power. 
Handled by expert hands it will always be the most useful lever for 
those who possess it, and the object of envy for those who do not. 
With gold we can buy the most rebellious consciences, can fix the 
rate of all values, the current price of all products, can subsidise all 
State loans, and thereafter hold the states at our mercy. 

4. Already the principal banks, the exchanges of the entire 
world, the credits of all the governments, are in our hands. 

5 The other great power is The Press. By repeating without 
cessation certain ideas, the Press succeeds in the end in having them 
accepted as actualities. The Theatre renders us analogous services. 
Everywhere the Press and the Theatre obey our. orders. 

6 By the ceaseless praise of Democratic Rule we shall divide 
the Christians into noliUcal parties, we shall destroy the unity of 
their nations, we shall sow discord everywhere. Reduced to impo- 
tence, they will bow before the Law op Our Bank, always united, 
and always devoted to our Cause. 

7 We shall force the Christians into wars by exploiting their 
pride and their stupidity, They will massacre each other, and clear 
the ground for us to put our own people into. 

8 The possession of the land has always brought influence and 
power In the name of social Justice and Equality we shall parcel 
out the great estates; we shall give the fragments to the Peasants 
who covet them with all their powers, and who will soon be in debt 
to us by the expense of cultivating them. Our capital will make us 
their masters. We in our turn shall become the great proprietors, 
and the possession of the land will assure the power to us. 

9 Let us try to replace the circulation of gold with paper money; 
our chests will absorb the gold, and we shall regulate the value of 
the paper which will make us masters of all the positions. 

10 We count among us plenty of orators capable of feigning en- 
thusiasm and of persuading mobs. We shall spread them among the 
people to announce changes which should secure the happiness of 
the human race. By gold and by flattery we shall gain the prole- 
tariat which will charge itself with annihilating Christian capital- 
ism We shall promise workmen salaries of which they have never 
dared to dream, but we shall also raise the price of necessities so 
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nn ~ a * we ^hall prepare Revolutions which the 
aJLS. »«" ZSttSS and'of which we shall reap « 
fruit * t i« -.«rt ntir attacks upon them we shall make 

of our souls^ established our own men in all important 

13. We have already estabnsneo »« h ]awer , 

positions. We must endeavor to ■*«** 'JStaSwrtt; doctors 
and doctors; the lawyers aw > "«£™™ Mid dtoeetora of consciences 

" r^one of our Peop, should — p^aUlnto th^an. o, 

jewse » ^sra r« hi m ^ ^ ^, «« « 

become judges ours ? lv ^' rhristian world, swollen with ambitior 

m ost closely locked «^g^^^ mother are ours. Lei 
be no less useful J <*&• ~^ t 4 may destroy among Chi MB 
us foster the idea of »" love ™ practices of their religion 

women attachment to the principles ana P d persecut ed 

the promise of God made to His People. 

Tm FI1IF1LLMENT OF THE PROPHECIES (1923) 

mKSr whcT promised to give "all the kingdoms of the world 

anfthe gfory of theV to »£>%»£?»& ^^ carded 
1'^r %£££» Pa-raT^: will take the items. 
^rJkS^^L^^^SSL, this prophetic 

?^seare ae the engines by'means of which the Elders of Z.on have 

m 1 e roTr o C f the Christian Empires-Russia, Austria German, and 
*. «t« have already succumbed to the Jew power. Only the But- 
Sf E«^rel left and all its most precious institutions are already 
under Jew control, which is working ceaselessly for its final he 
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* i*. nom of the N*tlom Is the real Vamo or Iskail. The Gold 
».* Jm£ to died on^Sie Jews' "Holy days!" Said the *vem 
mart of ™*' a ™ ^"r!?* I92 i_-"Gold toos unre 9 istered todov oiohv 
RSS2 ^^ "b«™» «?In the Jews' expert hands .old 

industrial Unrest, which is one of their chief assets. 

4 as for the principal Banks and Exchanges, the names of 

ia T™%& control of the World's Press, the power of Gold 

,* ™t vL maintained The Pbess of one country would not be 

C °ttiZ H«i« the necessity of securing control of all lines .of 

roSmunUoTpr- agencies Wott Bureau* BeuterX «g* 

Seatrfie " nolr 0^^/' And the Jews are so well placed 
£ re£rd to cTnemas that they boast that they can censor their oum 

T ..Ube^lm-^^of the chief Instruments of the Jewish 
power ^rougTpreaching this doctrine, and getting into the ma- 
power. ^" ro "B» e * exploited for their own ends 

tofgSero^ inst inc£ of all Tne Peoples' who have recelvedthem 
fnto their immunities. Jews have preached "democracy," and 
^nueh/etttagaiSr dupes to believe In it. have succeeded In rlvet- 
E£ !„ their S» the chain of Shylocracy, the rule of the Crowned 
usurer stylocx^scWld, who was admitted to England's parlia- 
me£ by "Ltoeral" statesmen, now rules the world. Jew Banks ap- 
pear to be many, but In reality they are oni.v one. Reduced to to- 
P ?!„;» ^Nations bow before the Law-not of Moses even, bu.— 
SW^bSWK Uted and always devoted to our (Jew- 

iSh 7 'Xnks to the torrlble power of this Bakk Jews have forced 
rhrlstians into wars without number, culminating In the Great 
w\rW«s have this especial value for Jews teat Christian mas- 
„.!h nthwr and make more room for the Chosen People. More- 
SaCle ^SsSntarttrSy^*. "Wars are the Jews Harvest," 
S'iKS?«" S wars of Christians. Near* one 
nu^oTmuUon. of Christians have been swept off the face of the 
nunarea """'" which the Jews planned, and which is nov 

fef^a^ cotton* and 

the Lords of Gold are stronger than ever. 

8. By Jew-made laws the ancient pronators of England are M 



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ing rapidly deprived of their estates, and farmers and labourers 
are at the same time becoming more and more completely enslaved 
under Shylock's power. 

9 Jews have the gold and we have paper money. Jews give the 
paper the "value" which suits their interests. So that a good har- 
vest may mean ruin to a farmer just as readily as a bad one through 
Jew manipulation of prices and exchanges. At the present day, for 
purposes of selling, a litter of pedigree puppies will fetch as much as 
a good-sized stack of hay, although the hay will feed just as many 
horses as it did when hay was five times its present price. 

10 Oratory is another great asset of the Gold-Power of Jewry. 
Shinwells in Scotland, Monds in Wales, De Valeras in Ireland, 
Isaacses and Samuels in England and India with their Gentile 
Front megaphones like Lloyd George, Asquith, Churchill, McKenna 
MacDonald, Henderson, Lansbury, Tom Mann, Watson, etc., are all 
serving the Jews' ends. By gold and false promises they turn the 
proletariat against Christian capitalists— who are often not capi- 
talists at all but actual producers— and divert their attentions from 
the real Shylocks who are the actual villains of the piece. By 
raising the workman's wages to an impossible level they destroy 
trade and by raising the prices of food they produce at once Un- 
employment and Starvation which make the enslaving power of 
Shylock and his tribe greater than ever. 

11. Thus come Revolutions in which Christians do all the fight- 
ing and of which Jews reap all the profits. Russia Is completely de- 
stroyed by the Jews. Revolution has broken out in the Empire of 
Britain. Ireland is almost a Republic, in fact, if not in name, and 
the Jews are prospering amazingly. Gur so-called "British" Cabinet 
is in point of fact a Bolshevik Cabinet in preliminary stage. 

12. Thanks to Jew educationalists in the Press and on the plat- 
form,' the Churches are suffering from creeping paralysis. The Jews 
are preaching atheism to Christians, that Judaism may remain 
alone in the field. Mond with his English Review was doing the edu- 
cational work of his tribe in polluting the minds of English readers. 

13. The power of Jewry has put its own sons or its own Gentile 
agents in all positions of strategic importance. We have seen the 
Lloyd George-Sassoon combination presiding over the empire; 
Isaacs, Samuel, Meyer over India; Samuel over Palestine; Mond 
over the health of <the Kingdom; to name only a few samples in 
this country, and in other countries it is even worse; whilst the 
League of Nations— as the Jews themselves boast— is essentially a 
Jewish concern. 

14. As for the monoply of education, the names of Magnuses, 
Gollanczes, Waldsteins, Lees, Lowes, Hartogs, Monds, etc., etc., 
show how rotten with Judaism are the educational establishments 
of this country. The Professorial Chairs of Germany and France 
are almost all filled with Jews. 

15 Jews are so fond of "Law" that, they are rapidly monopoliz- 
ing it. This helps them in many ways. How Jews defeat justice Is 
shown by the Dreyfus case, and by the case of the Jews who mur- 
dered Pere Thomas, the Roman Catholic Priest of Damascus, and 
his servant. The murder was a ritual murder, but thanks to the 
efforts of the Jewish nation, headed uy Adolphe Cremieux of France 
and Moses Montefiore of England the murderers, although tried and 
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15. The crowned monarchs of the world are led by the Jews, ui 

the German Emperor was by Walther Rathenau before and during 
the war. Jews lend monarchs money in order that they may work 
with it their own destruction. Jews can manipulate republics more 
easily than they can monarchies and that is one reason why they 
foster revolutions. 

17. The intermarriage of wealthy sons and daughters of Jews 
into aristocratic families has polluted almost all the once noble 
houses of the Christian world. Not to mention Jew "Peers," there 
are the examples of Lord Rosebery and the Rothschilds, and num- 
bers of Jew duchesses. Lord Crewe is married to the daughter of 
a Rothschild, and Lord Derby married his daughter to Lord Dal* 
meny, a Rothschild's son; Lord Sheffield married his daughter to 
the Jew Edwin Samuel alias Montagu. Lord Curzon of Kedlestone 
is son-in-law of a Jew. 

18. After "Society," Commerce. "Lyons" control the catering 
trade of the metropolis; Samuel controls petrol; Mond controls 
nickel and chemicals; Salmon and Gluckstein and their co-tribes- 
men control tobacco, etc., etc. And so the "accursed Christians" 
tamely submit to the yoke of Israel. 

19. The British Empire, so far as concerns its own coin (which 
the Jews control) is bankrupt. But its real wealth is greater than 
ever— its spirit, its courage, its ancient literature before Jewry 
touched it with polluting Angers, its enterprise, its deep down de- 
sire to fulfill its mission in the world— this is England's real wealth, 
and this wealth Jewry hopes to annihilate by means of Revolution 
and by planting England's crown family on Shylock's head. 

England's hour has not struck yet. May the sleeping giant awake 
in time to burst the paper bonds which England's indolence and 
England's generosity have combined to suffer Shylock to wind 
round England's limbs! 

A PROTOCOL OF 1919 

A Russian newspaper, Prizyv, of 5th February, 1920, published in 
Berlin, contained an interesting document in Hebrew, dated De- 
cember, 191 S, which was found in the pocket of the dead Jew Zun- 
der, the Bolshevik Commander of the 11th Sharp-shooter Battalion, 
throwing light on the secret organizations of Jewry In Russia. 

This Protocol has, like the first, never been called in question by 
the Nation of Jewry. It reveals identically the same plans and pur- 
poses of the Jews for World domination and revenge which pervade 
them all. This one especially gloats over the Jew conquest and en- 
slavement of Russia. 

In extenso it ran as follows: 

Secret— To the representatives of all the branches of the Israelite 
International League. 

Sons of Israel! The hour of our ultimate victory is near. We 
stand on the threshold to the command of the world. That which 
we could only dream of before us is about to be realized. Only, quite 
recently feeble and powerless, we can now, thanks to the world's 
catastrophe, raise our heads with pride. 

We must, however, be careful. It can surely be prophesied that, 
after we have marched over ruined and broken altars and thrones, 
we shall advance further on the same indicated path. 

The authority of the, to us, alien religions and doctrines of faith 
we have through very successful propaganda, subjected to a merci- 



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less criticism and mockery. We have brought the culture emula- 
tion, traditions and thrones of the Christian nations to stagger. We 
have done everything to bring the Russian people under the yoke 
of Ihe Jewish power, and ultimately compelled tfiem to fall on their 

kfie vVe hay? nearly completed all this but we must all the same be 
very cautious, because the oppressed Russia is our arch enemy. The 
victory over Russia, gained through our intellectual superiority, 
may m future, m a new generation, turn against us. 

Russia is conquered and brought to the ground, Russia is in the 
agony of death under our heel, but do not forget-not even for a 
moment-that we must be careful! The holy « »^ **■£ 
does not allow us to show either pity or mercy. At last we have 
been allowed to behold the bitter need of the Russian people, and 
to see it in tears! By taking from them their property, their gold, 
we have reduced this people to helpless slaves. 

Be cautious and silent! We ought to have no mercy for our en- 
emy. We must make an end of the best and leading elements of 
the Russian people, so that the vanquished Russia may not find any 
leader' Thereby every possibility will vanish for them to resist our 
oower* We must excite hatred and disputes between workers and 
peasants. War and class-struggle will destroy all treasures and cul- 
ture created by the Christian people. But be cautious, Sons of 
Israel' Our victory is near, because our political and economic 
power and influence upon the masses are in rapid progress We 
buy up Government loans and gold, and thereby we have controll- 
ing power over the world's exchanges. The power is in our hands, 
but be careful-place no faith in traitorous shady powers 

Bronstein [Trotsky], Apfelbaum [Zinoviefl], Rosen f eld [Kam- 
aneff], Steinberg-all of them are like unto thousa nds of other 
true sons of Israel. Our power in Russia is unlimited. In the towns, 
the Commissariats and Commissions of Food, House Commissions, 
etc., are dominated by our people. But do not let victory intoxicate 
you. Be careful, cautious, because no one except yourselves will 

Drotect us! , 

Remember we cannot rely on the Red Army, which one day may 
turn its warfare on ourselves. 

Sons of Israel! The hour for our long-cherished victory over 
Russia is near; close up solid your ranks! Make known our peo- 
ple's national policy! Fight for eternal ideals! Keep holy the old 
laws, which history has bequeathed to us! May our intellect, our 
genius, protect and lead us! 

Signed, The Central Committee of the Petersburg Branch of the 
Israelite International Le ague. 

It will be noted that the above was found in Hebrew, as the orig- 
inal af the Protocols of the Elders of Zion and all the secret docu- 
ments of the Jews are. There are plenty of manifestoes in Christian 
languages that are intended for the Goyim to read. Of these we 
need take no account. "Israelite International League" can be none 
other than V Alliance Israelite Universale, founded by Cremieux and 
headed by Rothschild. 

All the Protocols tell the same tale of malice, revenge, cupidity 
and murderous hate against Christians and Christianity. Judaism 
is Satanism; and no amount of ritual and Kabalistic camouflage 
can hide this fact.