The author of this translation of the famous Protocols was himself a victimof the Revolution. He had lived for many years in Russia and was married to aRussian lady. Among his other activities in Russia he had been for a number ofyears a Russian Correspondent of the MORNING POST, a position which heoccupied when the Revolution broke out, and his vivid descriptions of events inRussia will still be in the recollection of many of the readers of thatJournal. Naturally he was singled out for the anger of the Soviet. On the daythat Captain Cromie was murdered by Jews, Victor Marsden wasarrested and thrown into the Peter-Paul Prison, expecting every day tohave his name called out for execution. This, however, he escaped, andeventually he was allowed to return to England very much of a wreck inbodily health. However, he recovered under treatment and the devoted care ofhis wife and friends. One of the first things he undertook, as soon as he wasable, was this translation of the Protocols. Mr. Marsden waseminently well qualified for the work. His intimate acquaintance with Russia,Russian life and the Russian language on the one hand, and his mastery of aterse literary English style on the other, placed him in a position ofadvantage which few others could claim. The consequence is that we have in hisversion an eminently readable work, and though the subject-matter is somewhatformless, Mr. Marsden's literary touch reveals the thread running through thetwenty-four Protocols.
It may be said with truth that this work was carried out at the cost of Mr.Marsden's own life's blood. He told the writer of this Preface that hecould not stand more than an hour at a time of his work on it in the BritishMuseum, as the diabolical spirit of the matter which he was obliged to turninto English made him positively ill.
Mr. Marsden's connection with the MORNING POST was not severed by hisreturn to England, and he was well enough to accept the post of specialcorrespondent of that journal in the suite of H.R.H., the Prince ofWales on his Empire tour. From this he returned with the Prince, apparentlyin much better health, but within a few days of his landing he was takensuddenly ill, and died after a very brief illness.
May this work be his crowning monument! In it he has performed an immenseservice to the English-speaking world, and there can be little doubt that itwill take its place in the first rank of the English versions of "THEPROTOCOLS of the Meetings of the LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION."
Of the Protocols themselves little need be said in the way ofintroduction. The book in which they are embodied was published by SergyeiNilus in Russia in 1905. A copy of this is in the British Museumbearing the date of its reception, August 10, 1906. All copies that were knownto exist in Russia were destroyed in the Kerensky regime, andunder his successors the possession of a copy by anyone in Soviet land was acrime sufficient to ensure the owner's of being shot on sight. The fact is initself sufficient proof of the genuineness of the Protocols. The Jewishjournals, of course, say that they are a forgery, leaving it to be understoodthat Professor Nilus, who embodied them in a work of his own, hadconcocted them for his own purposes.
Mr. Henry Ford, in an interview published in the New York WORLD,February 17th, 1921, put the case for Nilus tersely and convincinglythus:
"The only statement I care to make about the PROTOCOLSis that they fit in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old, and theyhave fitted the world situation up to this time. THEY FIT IT NOW."
Indeed they do!
The word "Protocol" signifies a precis gummed on to thefront of a document, a draft of a document, minutes of proceedings. In thisinstance, "Protocol" means minutes of the proceedings of the Meetingsof the Learned Elders of Zion. These Protocols give the substance ofaddresses delivered to the innermost circle of the Rulers of Zion. Theyreveal the converted plan of action of the Jewish Nation developedthrough the ages and edited by the Elders themselves up to date. Partsand summaries of the plan have been published from time to time during thecenturies as the secrets of the Elders have leaked out. The claim of theJews that the Protocols are forgeries is in itself an admissionof their genuineness, for they NEVER ATTEMPT TO ANSWER THE FACTScorresponding to the THREATS which the Protocols contain, and,indeed, the correspondence between prophecy and fulfillment is too glaring tobe set aside or obscured. This the Jews well know and therefore evade.
The presumption is strong that the Protocols were issued, orreissued, at the First Zionist Congress held at Basle in 1897under the presidency of the Father of Modern Zionism, the late TheodoreHerzl.
There has been recently published a volume of Herzl's"Diaries," a translation of some passages which appeared in the JEWISHCHRONICLE of July 14, 1922. Herzl gives an account of his firstvisit to England in 1895, and his conversation with Colonel Goldsmid,a Jew brought up as a Christian, an officer in the English Army,and at heart a Jew Nationalist all the time. Goldsmid suggested to Herzlthat the best way of expropriating the English aristocracy, and so destroyingtheir power to protect the people of England against Jew domination, wasto put excessive taxes on the land. Herzl thought this an excellentidea, and it is now to be found definitely embodied in Protocol VI!
The above extract from Herzl's DIARY is an extremely significant bitof evidence bearing on the existence of the Jew World Plot andauthenticity of the Protocols, but any reader of intelligence will beable from his own knowledge of recent history and from his own experience toconfirm the genuineness of every line of them, and it is in the light of thisLIVING comment that all readers are invited to study Mr. Marsden'stranslation of this terribly inhuman document.
And here is another very significant circumstance. The present successor of Herzl,as leader of the Zionist movement, Dr. Weizmann, quoted one ofthese sayings at the send-off banquet given to Chief Rabbi Hertz onOctober 6, 1920. The Chief Rabbi was on the point of leaving for HISEmpire tour of H.R.H., the Prince of Wales. And this is the"saying" of the Sages which Dr. Weizmann quoted: "Abeneficent protection which God has instituted in the life of the Jew is thatHe has dispersed him all over the world." (JEWISH GUARDIAN,Oct. 8, 1920.)
Now compare this with the last clause of but one of Protocol XI.
"God has granted to us, His Chosen People, the giftof dispersion, and from this, which appears to all eyes to be our weakness, hascome forth all our strength, which has now brought us to the threshold ofsovereignty over all the world."
The remarkable correspondence between these passages proves several things.It proves that the Learned Elders exist. It proves that Dr. Weizmannknows all about them. It proves that the desire for a "NationalHome" in Palestine is only camouflage and an infinitesimal partof the Jew's real object. It proves that the Jews of the world have nointention of settling in Palestine or any separate country, and thattheir annual prayer that they may all meet "Next Year inJerusalem" is merely a piece of their characteristic make-believe.
This is a secret which has not been revealed. They are the Hidden hand. Theyare not the "Board of Deputies" (the Jewish Parliamentin England) or the "Universal Israelite Alliance" whichsits in Paris. But the late Walter Rathenau of the AllgemeinerElectricitaets Gesellschaft has thrown a little light on the subject anddoubtless he was in possession of their names, being, in all likelihood, one ofthe chief leaders himself. Writing in the WIENER FREIE PRESSE, December24, 1912, he said:
"Three hundred men, each of whom knows all theothers, govern the fate of the European continent, and they elect theirsuccessors from their entourage."
In the year 1844, on the eve of the Jewish Revolution of 1848, BenjaminDisraeli, whose real name was Israel, and who was a "damped,"or baptized Jew, published his novel, CONINGSBY, in which occurs thisominous passage:
"The world is governed by very different personagesfrom what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
And he went on to show that these personages were all Jews.
Now that Providence has brought to the light of day these secret Protocolsall men may clearly see the hidden personages specified by Disraeli atwork "behind the scenes" of all the Governments. This revelationentails on all peoples the grave responsibility of examining and revising AUFOND their attitude towards the Race and Nation which boasts of itssurvival over all Empires.
There are two words in this translation which are unusual, the word "AGENTUR"and "political" used as a substantive, AGENTUR appearsto be a word adopted from the original and it means the whole body of agentsand agencies made use of by the Elders, whether members of the tribe or theirGentile tools.
By "the Political" Mr. Marsden means, not exactlythe "body politic" but the entire machinery of politics.
Protocol III opens with a reference to the Symbolic Snake of Judaism.In his Epilogue to the 1905 Edition of the Protocols, Nilusgives the following interesting account of this symbol:
"According to the records of secret Jewish Zionism, Solomon andother Jewish learned men already, in 929 B.C., thought out a scheme in theoryfor a peaceful conquest of the whole universe by Zion. As historydeveloped, this scheme was worked out in detail and completed by men who weresubsequently initiated in this question. These learned men decided by peacefulmeans to conquer the world for Zion with the slyness of the SymbolicSnake, whose head was to represent those who have been initiated into theplans of the Jewish administration, and the body of the Snake torepresent the Jewish people - the administration was always kept secret,EVEN FROM THE JEWISH NATION ITSELF. As this Snake penetrated intothe hearts of the nations which it encountered it undermined and devoured allthe non-Jewish power of these States. It is foretold that the Snake hasstill to finish its work, strictly adhering to the designed plan, until thecourse which it has to run is closed by the return of its head to Zionand until, by this means, the Snake has completed its round of Europeand has encircled it - and until, by dint of enchaining Europe, it hasencompassed the whole world. This it is to accomplish by using every endeavorto subdue the other countries by an ECONOMICAL CONQUEST. The return ofthe head of the Snake to Zion can only be accomplished after thepower of all the Sovereign of Europe has been laid low, that isto say, when by means of economic crises and wholesale destruction effectedeverywhere, there shall have been brought about a spiritual demoralization anda moral corruption, chiefly with the assistance of Jewish women masquerading asFrench, Italians, etc.. These are the surest spreaders of licentiousness intothe lives of the leading men at the heads of nations. A map of the course ofthe Symbolic Snake is shown as follows: - Its first stage in Europewas in 429 B.C. in Greece, where, about the time of Pericles, theSnake first started eating into the power of that country. The second stage wasin Rome in the time of Augustus, about 69 B.C.. The third in Madridin the time of Charles V, in A.D. 1552. The fourth in Paris about1790, in the time of Louis XVI. The fifth in London from 1814onwards (after the downfall of Napoleon). The sixth in Berlin in1871 after the Franco-Prussian war. The seventh in St. Petersburg,over which is drawn the head of the Snake under the date of 1881. [This"Snake" is now being drawn through the Americas and in the UnitedStates of America, it is been partially identified as the
1. ....Putting aside fine phrases we shall speak of the significanceof each thought: by comparisons and deductions we shall throw light uponsurrounding facts.
2. What I am about to set forth, then, is our system from the twopoints of view, that of ourselves and that of the GOYIM [i.e., non-Jews].
3. It must be noted that men with bad instincts are more in numberthan the good, and therefore the best results in governing them are attained byviolence and terrorisation, and not by academic discussions. Every man aims atpower, everyone would like to become a dictator if only he could, and rareindeed are the men who would not be willing to sacrifice the welfare of all forthe sake of securing their own welfare.
4. What has restrained the beasts of prey who are called men? Whathas served for their guidance hitherto?
5. In the beginnings of the structure of society, they were subjectedto brutal and blind force; after words - to Law, which is the same force, onlydisguised. I draw the conclusion that by the law of nature right lies in force.
6. Political freedom is an idea but not a fact. This idea one mustknow how to apply whenever it appears necessary with this bait of an idea toattract the masses of the people to one's party for the purpose of crushinganother who is in authority. This task is rendered easier of the opponent hashimself 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 isprecisely here that the triumph of our theory appears; the slackened reins ofgovernment are immediately, by the law of life, caught up and gathered togetherby a new hand, because the blind might of the nation cannot for one single dayexist without guidance, and the new authority merely fits into the place of theold already weakened by liberalism.
7. In our day the power which has replaced that of the rulers whowere liberal is the power of Gold. Time was when Faith ruled. The idea offreedom is impossible of realization because no one knows how to use it withmoderation. It is enough to hand over a people to self-government for a certainlength of time for that people to be turned into a disorganized mob. From thatmoment on we get internecine strife which soon develops into battles betweenclasses, in the midst of which States burn down and their importance is reducedto that of a heap of ashes.
8. Whether a State exhausts itself in its own convulsions, whetherits internal discord brings it under the power of external foes - in any caseit can be accounted irretrievable lost: IT IS IN OUR POWER. Thedespotism of Capital, which is entirely in our hands, reaches out to it a strawthat the State, willy-nilly, must take hold of: if not - it goes to the bottom.
9. Should anyone of a liberal mind say that such reflections as theabove are immoral, I would put the following questions: If every State has twofoes and if in regard to the external foe it is allowed and not consideredimmoral to use every manner and art of conflict, as for example to keep theenemy in ignorance of plans of attack and defense, to attack him by night or insuperior 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 immoraland not permissible?
10. Is it possible for any sound logical mind to hope with anysuccess to guide crowds by the aid of reasonable counsels and arguments, whenany objection or contradiction, senseless though it may be, can be made andwhen such objection may find more favor with the people, whose powers ofreasoning are superficial? Men in masses and the men of the masses, beingguided solely by petty passions, paltry beliefs, traditions and sentimentaltheorems, fall a prey to party dissension, which hinders any kind of agreementeven on the basis of a perfectly reasonable argument. Every resolution of acrowd depends upon a chance or packed majority, which, in its ignorance ofpolitical secrets, puts forth some ridiculous resolution that lays in theadministration a seed of anarchy.
11. The political has nothing in common with the moral. The ruler whois governed by the moral is not a skilled politician, and is therefore unstableon his throne. He who wishes to rule must have recourse both to cunning and tomake-believe. Great national qualities, like frankness and honesty, are vicesin politics, for they bring down rulers from their thrones more effectively andmore certainly than the most powerful enemy. Such qualities must be theattributes of the kingdoms of the GOYIM, but we must in no wise beguided by them.
12. Our right lies in force. The word "right" is anabstract thought and proved by nothing. The word means no more than: Give mewhat I want in order that thereby I may have a proof that I am stronger thanyou.
13. Where does right begin? Where does it end?
14. In any State in which there is a bad organization of authority,an impersonality of laws and of the rulers who have lost their personality amidthe flood of rights ever multiplying out of liberalism, I find a newright - to attack by the right of the strong, and to scatter to the winds allexisting forces of order and regulation, to reconstruct all institutions and tobecome the sovereign lord of those who have left to us the rights of theirpower by laying them down voluntarily in their liberalism.
15. Our power in the present tottering condition of all forms ofpower will be more invincible than any other, because it will remain invisibleuntil the moment when it has gained such strength that no cunning can anylonger undermine it.
16. Out of the temporary evil we are now compelled to commit willemerge the good of an unshakable rule, which will restore the regular course ofthe machinery of the national life, brought to naught by liberalism. Theresult justifies the means. Let us, however, in our plans, direct our attentionnot so much to what is good and moral as to what is necessary and useful.
17. Before us is a plan in which is laid down strategically the linefrom which we cannot deviate without running the risk of seeing the labor ofmany centuries brought to naught.
18. In order to elaborate satisfactory forms of action it isnecessary to have regard to the rascality, the slackness, the instability ofthe mob, its lack of capacity to understand and respect the conditions of itsown life, or its own welfare. It must be understood that the might of a mob isblind, senseless and un- reasoning force ever at the mercy of a suggestion fromany side. The blind cannot lead the blind without bringing them into the abyss;consequently, members of the mob, upstarts from the people even though theyshould be as a genius for wisdom, yet having no understanding of the political,cannot come forward as leaders of the mob without bringing the whole nation toruin.
19. Only one trained from childhood for independent rule can haveunderstanding of the words that can be made up of the political alphabet.
20. A people left to itself, i.e., to upstarts from its midst, bringsitself to ruin by party dissensions excited by the pursuit of power and honorsand the disorders arising therefrom. Is it possible for the masses of thepeople calmly and without petty jealousies to form judgment, to deal with theaffairs of the country, which cannot be mixed up with personal interest? Canthey defend themselves from an external foe? It is unthinkable; for a planbroken up into as many parts as there are heads in the mob, loses allhomogeneity, and thereby becomes unintelligible and impossible of execution.
21. It is only with a despotic ruler that plans can be elaboratedextensively and clearly in such a way as to distribute the whole properly amongthe several parts of the machinery of the State: from this the conclusion isinevitable that a satisfactory form of government for any country is one thatconcentrates in the hands of one responsible person. Without an absolutedespotism there can be no existence for civilization which is carried on not bythe masses but by their guide, whosoever that person may be. The mob is savage,and displays its savagery at every opportunity. The moment the mob seizesfreedom in its hands it quickly turns to anarchy, which in itself is thehighest degree of savagery.
22. Behold the alcoholic animals, bemused with drink, the right to animmoderate use of which comes along with freedom. It is not for us and ours towalk that road. The peoples of the GOYIM are bemused with alcoholicliquors; 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 inthe places of dissipation frequented by the GOYIM. In the number ofthese last I count also the so-called "society ladies,"voluntary followers of the others in corruption and luxury.
23. Our countersign is - Force and Make-believe. Only force conquersin political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the talents essential tostatesmen. Violence must be the principle, and cunning and make-believe therule for governments which do not want to lay down their crowns at the feet ofagents of some new power. This evil is the one and only means to attain theend, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery whenthey should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must knowhow to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we securesubmission and sovereignty.
24. Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has theright to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactorysentences of death, necessary to maintain the terror which tends to produceblind submission. Just but merciless severity is the greatest factor ofstrength in the State: not only for the sake of gain but also in the name ofduty, for the sake of victory, we must keep to the programme of violence andmake-believe. The doctrine of squaring accounts is precisely as strong as themeans of which it makes use. Therefore it is not so much by the meansthemselves as by the doctrine of severity that we shall triumph and bring allgovernments into subjection to our super-government. It is enough for them toknow that we are too merciless for all disobedience to cease.
25. Far back in ancient times we were the first to cry among themasses of the people the words "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,"words many times repeated since these days by stupid poll- parrots who, fromall sides around, flew down upon these baits and with them carried away thewell-being of the world, true freedom of the individual, formerly so wellguarded 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 theirabstractedness; did not see that in nature there is no equality, cannot befreedom: that Nature herself has established inequality of minds, ofcharacters, and capacities, just as immutably as she has establishedsubordination to her laws: never stopped to think that the mob is a blindthing, that upstarts elected from among it to bear rule are, in regard to thepolitical, the same blind men as the mob itself, that the adept, though he be afool, can yet rule, whereas the non-adept, even if he were a genius,understands nothing in the political - to all those things the GOYIMpaid no regard; yet all the time it was based upon these things that dynasticrule rested: the father passed on to the son a knowledge of the course ofpolitical affairs in such wise that none should know it but members of thedynasty and none could betray it to the governed. As time went on, the meaningof the dynastic transference of the true position of affairs in the politicalwas lost, and this aided the success of our cause.
26. In all corners of the earth the words "Liberty, Equality,Fraternity," brought to our ranks, thanks to our blind agents, wholelegions who bore our banners with enthusiasm. And all the time these words werecanker-worms at work boring into the well-being of the GOYIM, putting anend everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundationsof the GOYA States. As you will see later, this helped us to ourtriumph: it gave us the possibility, among other things, of getting into ourhands the master card - the destruction of the privileges, or in other words ofthe very existence of the aristocracy of the GOYIM, that class which wasthe only defense peoples and countries had against us. On the ruins of theeternal and genealogical aristocracy of the GOYIM we have set up thearistocracy of our educated class headed by the aristocracy of money. Thequalifications for this aristocracy we have established in wealth, which isdependent upon us, and in knowledge, for which our learned elders provide themotive force.
27. Our triumph has been rendered easier by the fact that in ourrelations with the men, whom we wanted, we have always worked upon the mostsensitive 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 humanweaknesses, taken alone, is sufficient to paralyze initiative, for it handsover the will of men to the disposition of him who has bought their activities.
28. The abstraction of freedom has enabled us to persuade the mob inall countries that their government is nothing but the steward of the peoplewho are the owners of the country, and that the steward may be replaced like aworn-out glove.
29. It is this possibility of replacing the representatives of thepeople which has placed at our disposal, and, as it were, given us the power ofappointment.
1. 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 theeconomic ground, where the nations will not fail to perceive in the assistancewe give the strength of our predominance, and this state of things will putboth sides at the mercy of our international AGENTUR; which possessesmillions of eyes ever on the watch and unhampered by any limitationswhatsoever. Our international rights will then wipe out national rights, in theproper sense of right, and will rule the nations precisely as the civil law ofStates rules the relations of their subjects among themselves.
2. The administrators, whom we shall choose from among the public,with strict regard to their capacities for servile obedience, will not bepersons trained in the arts of government, and will therefore easily becomepawns in our game in the hands of men of learning and genius who will be theiradvisers, specialists bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairsof the whole world. As is well known to you, these specialists of ours havebeen drawing to fit them for rule the information they need from our politicalplans from the lessons of history, from observations made of the events ofevery moment as it passes. The GOYIM are not guided by practical use ofunprejudiced historical observation, but by theoretical routine without anycritical regard for consequent results. We need not, therefore, take anyaccount of them - let them amuse themselves until the hour strikes, or live onhopes of new forms of enterprising pastime, or on the memories of all they haveenjoyed. For them let that play the principal part which we have persuaded themto accept as the dictates of science (theory). It is with this object in viewthat we are constantly, by means of our press, arousing a blind confidence inthese theories. The intellectuals of the GOYIM will puff themselves upwith their knowledges and without any logical verification of them will putinto effect all the information available from science, which our AGENTUR specialistshave cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in thedirection we want.
3. 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 seewhat a disintegrating importance these directives have had upon the minds ofthe GOYIM.
4. It is indispensable for us to take account of the thoughts,characters, tendencies of the nations in order to avoid making slips in thepolitical and in the direction of administrative affairs. The triumph of oursystem of which the component parts of the machinery may be variously disposedaccording to the temperament of the peoples met on our way, will fail ofsuccess if the practical application of it be not based upon a summing up ofthe lessons of the past in the light of the present.
5. In the hands of the States of to-day there is a great force thatcreates the movement of thought in the people, and that is the Press. The partplayed by the Press is to keep pointing our requirements supposed to beindispensable, to give voice to the complaints of the people, to express and tocreate discontent. It is in the Press that the triumph of freedom of speechfinds its incarnation. But the GOYIM States have not known how to makeuse of this force; and it has fallen into our hands. Through the Press we havegained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks tothe Press we have got the GOLD in our hands, notwithstanding that wehave had to gather it out of the oceans of blood and tears. But it has paid us,though we have sacrificed many of our people. Each victim on our side is worthin the sight of God a thousand GOYIM.
1. To-day I may tell you that our goal is now only a few steps off.There remains a small space to cross and the whole long path we have trodden isready now to close its cycle of the Symbolic Snake, by which wesymbolize our people. When this ring closes, all the States of Europewill be locked in its coil as in a powerful vice.
2. The constitution scales of these days will shortly break down, forwe have established them with a certain lack of accurate balance in order thatthey may oscillate incessantly until they wear through the pivot on which theyturn. The GOYIM are under the impression that they have welded themsufficiently strong and they have all along kept on expecting that the scaleswould come into equilibrium. But the pivots - the kings on their thrones - arehemmed in by their representatives, who play the fool, distraught with theirown uncontrolled and irresponsible power. This power they owe to the terrorwhich has been breathed into the palaces. As they have no means of getting attheir people, into their very midst, the kings on their thrones are no longerable to come to terms with them and so strengthen themselves against seekersafter power. We have made a gulf between the far-seeing Sovereign Power and theblind force of the people so that both have lost all meaning, for like theblind man and his stick, both are powerless apart.
3. In order to incite seekers after power to a misuse of power wehave set all forces in opposition one to another, breaking up their liberaltendencies towards independence. To this end we have stirred up every form ofenterprise, we have armed all parties, we have set up authority as a target forevery ambition. Of States we have made gladiatorial arenas where a lot ofconfused issues contend .... A little more, and disorders and bankruptcy willbe universal ....
4. Babblers, inexhaustible, have turned into oratorical contests thesittings of Parliament and Administrative Boards. Bold journalists andunscrupulous pamphleteers daily fall upon executive officials. Abuses of powerwill put the final touch in preparing all institutions for their overthrow andeverything will fly skyward under the blows of the maddened mob.
5. All people are chained down to heavy toil by poverty more firmlythan ever. They were chained by slavery and serfdom; from these, one way andanother, they might free themselves. These could be settled with, but from wantthey will never get away. We have included in the constitution such rights asto the masses appear fictitious and not actual rights. All these so-called "PeoplesRights" can exist only in idea, an idea which can never be realized inpractical life. What is it to the proletariat laborer, bowed double over hisheavy toil, crushed by his lot in life, if talkers get the right to babble, ifjournalists get the right to scribble any nonsense side by side with goodstuff, once the proletariat has no other profit out of the constitution saveonly those pitiful crumbs which we fling them from our table in return fortheir voting in favor of what we dictate, in favor of the men we place inpower, the servants of our AGENTUR ... Republican rights for a poor manare no more than a bitter piece of irony, for the necessity he is under oftoiling almost all day gives him no present use of them, but the other handrobs him of all guarantee of regular and certain earnings by making himdependent on strikes by his comrades or lockouts by his masters.
6. The people, under our guidance, have annihilated the aristocracy,who were their one and only defense and foster- mother for the sake of theirown advantage which is inseparably bound up with the well-being of the people.Nowadays, with the destruction of the aristocracy, the people have fallen intothe grips of merciless money-grinding scoundrels who have laid a pitiless andcruel yoke upon the necks of the workers.
7. We appear on the scene as alleged saviours of the worker from thisoppression when we propose to him to enter the ranks of our fighting forces -Socialists, Anarchists, Communists - to whom we always give support inaccordance with an alleged brotherly rule (of the solidarity of all humanity)of our SOCIAL MASONRY. The aristocracy, which enjoyed by law the laborof the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well fed,healthy, and strong. We are interested in just the opposite - in thediminution, the KILLING OUT OF THE GOYIM. Our power is in the chronicshortness of food and physical weakness of the worker because by all that thisimplies he is made the slave of our will, and he will not find in his ownauthorities either strength or energy to set against our will. Hunger createsthe right of capital to rule the worker more surely than it was given to thearistocracy by the legal authority of kings.
8. By want and the envy and hatred which it engenders we shall movethe mobs and with their hands we shall wipe out all those who hinder us on ourway.
9. WHEN THE HOUR STRIKES FOR OUR SOVEREIGN LORD OF ALL THE WORLD TO BECROWNED IT IS THESE SAME HANDS WHICH WILL SWEEP AWAY EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT BE AHINDRANCE THERETO. (The Biblical "Anti-Christ?")
10. The GOYIM have lost the habit of thinking unless promptedby the suggestions of our specialists. Therefore they do not see the urgentnecessity 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 OFKNOWLEDGE, THE BASIS OF ALL KNOWLEDGE - THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRUCTURE OF HUMANLIFE, OF SOCIAL EXISTENCE, WHICH REQUIRES DIVISION OF LABOR, AND, CONSEQUENTLY,THE DIVISION OF MEN INTO CLASSES AND CONDITIONS. It is essential for all toknow that OWING TO DIFFERENCE IN THE OBJECTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY THERE CANNOTBE ANY 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 butonly his own honor. The true knowledge of the structure of society, into thesecrets of which we do not admit the GOYIM, would demonstrate to all menthat the positions and work must be kept within a certain circle, that they maynot become a source of human suffering, arising from an education which doesnot correspond with the work which individuals are called upon to do. After athorough study of this knowledge, the peoples will voluntarily submit toauthority and accept such position as is appointed them in the State. In thepresent state of knowledge and the direction we have given to its developmentof the people, blindly believing things in print - cherishes - thanks topromptings intended to mislead and to its own ignorance - a blind hatredtowards all conditions which it considers above itself, for it has nounderstanding of the meaning of class and condition.
11. THIS HATRED WILL BE STILL FURTHER MAGNIFIED BY THE EFFECTS of anECONOMIC CRISES, which will stop dealing on the exchanges and bringindustry to a standstill. We shall create by all the secret subterraneanmethods open to us and with the aid of gold, which is all in our hands, AUNIVERSAL ECONOMIC CRISES WHEREBY WE SHALL THROW UPON THE STREETS WHOLE MOBS OFWORKERS SIMULTANEOUSLY IN ALL THE COUNTRIES OF EUROPE. These mobs will rushdelightedly to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of theirignorance, they have envied from their cradles, and whose property they willthen be able to loot.
12 "OURS" THEY WILL NOT TOUCH, BECAUSE THE MOMENT OF ATTACKWILL BE KNOWN TO US AND WE SHALL TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT OUR OWN.
13. We have demonstrated that progress will bring all the GOYIMto the sovereignty of reason. Our despotism will be precisely that; for it willknow how, by wise severities, to pacificate all unrest, to cauterizeliberalism out of all institutions.
14. When the populace has seen that all sorts of concessions andindulgences are yielded it, in the same name of freedom it has imagined itselfto be sovereign lord and has stormed its way to power, but, naturally likeevery other blind man, it has come upon a host of stumbling blocks. IT HASRUSHED TO FIND A GUIDE, IT HAS NEVER HAD THE SENSE TO RETURN TO THE FORMERSTATE and it has laid down its plenipotentiary 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 workof our hands.
15 Ever since that time we have been leading the peoples from onedisenchantment to another, so that in the end they should turn also from us infavor of that KING-DESPOT OF THE BLOOD OF ZION, WHOM WE ARE PREPARING FORTHE WORLD.
16. At the present day we are, as an international force, invincible,because if attacked by some we are supported by other States. It is thebottomless rascality of the GOYIM peoples, who crawl on their bellies toforce, but are merciless towards weakness, unsparing to faults and indulgent tocrimes, unwilling to bear the contradictions of a free social system butpatient unto martyrdom under the violence of a bold despotism - it is thosequalities which are aiding us to independence. From the premier- dictators ofthe present day, the GOYIM peoples suffer patiently and bear such abusesas for the least of them they would have beheaded twenty kings.
17. What is the explanation of this phenomenon, this curiousinconsequence of the masses of the peoples in their attitude towards what wouldappear to be events of the same order?
18. It is explained by the fact that these dictators whisper to thepeoples through their agents that through these abuses they are inflictinginjury on the States with the highest purpose - to secure the welfare of thepeoples, the international brotherhood of them all, their solidarity andequality of rights. Naturally they do not tell the peoples that thisunification must be accomplished only under our sovereign rule.
19. And thus the people condemn the upright and acquit the guilty,persuaded ever more and more that it can do whatsoever it wishes. Thanks tothis state of things, the people are destroying every kind of stability andcreating disorders at every step.
20. The word "freedom" brings out the communities ofmen to fight against every kind of force, against every kind of authority evenagainst God and the laws of nature. For this reason we, when we comeinto our kingdom, shall have to erase this word from the lexicon of life asimplying a principle of brute force which turns mobs into bloodthirsty beasts.
21. These beasts, it is true, fall asleep again every time when theyhave drunk their fill of blood, and at such time can easily be riveted intotheir chains. But if they be not given blood they will not sleep and continueto struggle.
1. Every republic passes through several stages. The first of theseis comprised in the early days of mad raging by the blind mob, tossed hitherand thither, right and left: the second is demagogy from which is born anarchy,and that leads inevitably to despotism - not any longer legal and overt, andtherefore responsible despotism, but to unseen and secretly hidden, yetnevertheless sensibly felt despotism in the hands of some secret organizationor other, whose acts are the more unscrupulous inasmuch as it works behind ascreen, behind the backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of whom not onlydoes not injuriously affect but actually aids the secret force by saving it,thanks to continual changes, from the necessity of expanding its resources onthe rewarding of long services.
2. Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible force? Andthis is precisely what our force is. GENTILE masonry blindly serves as ascreen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of our force, even itsvery abiding-place, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.
3. But even freedom might be harmless and have its place in the Stateeconomy without injury to the well-being of the peoples if it rested upon thefoundation of faith in God, upon the brotherhood of humanity, unconnected withthe conception of equality, which is negatived by the very laws of creation,for they have established subordination. With such a faith as this a peoplemight be governed by a wardship of parishes, and would walk contentedly andhumbly under the guiding hand of its spiritual pastor submitting to thedispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS INDISPENSABLEFOR US TO UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE MIND OF THE "GOYIM"THE VERY PRINCIPLE OF GOD-HEAD AND THE SPIRIT, AND TO PUT IN ITS PLACEARITHMETICAL CALCULATIONS AND MATERIAL NEEDS.
4. 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 nationswill be swallowed up in the pursuit of gain and in the race for it will nottake note of their common foe. But again, in order that freedom may once forall disintegrate and ruin the communities of the GOYIM, we must putindustry on a speculative basis: the result of this will be that what iswithdrawn from the land by industry will slip through the hands and pass intospeculation, that is, to our classes.
5. The intensified struggle for superiority and shocks delivered toeconomic life will create, nay, have already created, disenchanted, cold andheartless communities. Such communities will foster a strong aversion towardsthe higher political and towards religion. Their only guide is gain, that isGold, which they will erect into a veritable cult, for the sake of those materialdelights which it can give. Then will the hour strike when, not for the sake ofattaining the good, not even to win wealth, but solely out of hatred towardsthe privileged, the lower classes of the GOYIM will follow our leadagainst our rivals for power, the intellectuals of the GOYIM.
1. What form of administrative rule can be given to communities inwhich corruption has penetrated everywhere, communities where riches areattained only by the clever surprise tactics of semi-swindling tricks; whereloseness reigns: where morality is maintained by penal measures and harsh lawsbut not by voluntarily accepted principles: where the feelings towards faithand country are obligated by cosmopolitan convictions? What form of rule is tobe given to these communities if not that despotism which I shall describe toyou later? We shall create an intensified centralization of government in orderto grip in our hands all the forces of the community. We shall regulatemechanically 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 whichhave been permitted by the GOYIM, and our kingdom will be distinguishedby a despotism of such magnificent proportions as to be at any moment and inevery place in a position to wipe out any GOYIM who oppose us by deed orword.
2. We shall be told that such a despotism as I speak of is notconsistent with the progress of these days, but I will prove to you that is is.
3. In the times when the peoples looked upon kings on their thronesas on a pure manifestation of the will of God, they submitted without amurmur to the despotic power of kings: but from the day when we insinuated intotheir minds the conception of their own rights they began to regard theoccupants of thrones as mere ordinary mortals. The holy unction of the Lord'sAnointed has fallen from the heads of kings in the eyes of the people, andwhen we also robbed them of their faith in God the might of power wasflung upon the streets into the place of public proprietorship and was seizedby us.
4. Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means ofcleverly manipulated theory and verbitage, by regulations of life in common andall sorts of other quirks, in all which the GOYIM understand nothing,belongs likewise to the specialists of our administrative brain. Reared onanalysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species ofskill we have no rivals, any more than we have either in the drawing up ofplans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect the Jesuitsalone might have compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them inthe eyes of the unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves allthe while have kept our secret organization in the shade. However, it isprobably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord, whether the headof Catholicism or our despot of the blood of Zion! But to us, theChosen People, it is very far from being a matter of indifference.
5. FOR A TIME PERHAPS WE MIGHT BE SUCCESSFULLY DEALT WITH BY A COALITIONOF THE "GOYIM" OF ALL THE WORLD: but from this danger we aresecured by the discord existing among them whose roots are so deeply seatedthat they can never now be plucked up. We have set one against another thepersonal and national reckonings of the GOYIM, religious and racehatreds, which we have fostered into a huge growth in the course of the pasttwenty centuries. This is the reason why there is not one State which wouldanywhere receive support if it were to raise its arm, for every one of themmust bear in mind that any agreement against us would be unprofitable toitself. We are too strong - there is no evading our power. THE NATIONSCANNOT COME TO EVEN AN INCONSIDERABLE PRIVATE AGREEMENT WITHOUT OUR SECRETLYHAVING A HAND IN IT.
6. PER ME REGES REGNANT. "It is through me that Kingsreign." And it was said by the prophets that we were chosen by GodHimself to rule over the whole earth. God has endowed us with geniusthat we may be equal to our task. Were genius in the opposite camp it wouldstill struggle against us, but even so, a newcomer is no match for theold-established settler: the struggle would be merciless between us, such afight as the world has never seen. Aye, and the genius on their side would havearrived too late. All the wheels of the machinery of all States go by the forceof the engine, which is in our hands, and that engine of the machinery ofStates is - Gold. The science of political economy invented by our learnedelders has for long past been giving royal prestige to capital.
7. Capital, if it is to co-operate untrammeled, must be free toestablish a monopoly of industry and trade: this is already being put inexecution by an unseen hand in all quarters of the world. This freedom willgive political force to those engaged in industry, and that will help tooppress the people. Nowadays it is more important to disarm the peoples than tolead them into war: more important to use for our advantage the passions whichhave burst into flames than to quench their fire: more important to eradicatethem. THE PRINCIPLE OBJECT OF OUR DIRECTORATE CONSISTS IN THIS: TODEBILITATE THE PUBLIC MIND BY CRITICISM; TO LEAD IT AWAY FROM SERIOUSREFLECTIONS CALCULATED TO AROUSE RESISTANCE; TO DISTRACT THE FORCES OF THE MINDTOWARDS A SHAM FIGHT OF EMPTY CLOQUENCE.
8. In all ages the people of the world, equally with individuals,have accepted words for deeds, for THEY ARE CONTENT WITH A SHOW andrarely pause to note, in the public arena, whether promises are followed byperformance. Therefore we shall establish show institutions which will giveeloquent proof of their benefit to progress.
9. We shall assume to ourselves the liberal physiognomy of allparties, of all directions, and we shall give that physiognomy a VOICE INORATORS WHO WILL SPEAK SO MUCH THAT THEY WILL EXHAUST THE PATIENCE OF THEIRHEARERS AND PRODUCE AN ABHORRENCE OF ORATORY.
10. IN ORDER TO PUT PUBLIC OPINION INTO OUR HANDS WE MUST BRING IT INTO ASTATE OF BEWILDERMENT BY GIVING EXPRESSION FROM ALL SIDES TO SO MANYCONTRADICTORY 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 IS TOHAVE NO OPINION OF ANY KIND IN MATTERS POLITICAL, which it is not given tothe public to understand, because they are understood only by him who guidesthe public. This is the first secret.
11. The second secret requisite for the success of our government iscomprised in the following: To multiply to such an extent national failings,habits, passions, conditions of civil life, that it will be impossible foranyone to know where he is in the resulting chaos, so that the people inconsequence will fail to understand one another. This measure will also serveus in another way, namely, to sow discord in all parties, to dislocate allcollective forces which are still unwilling to submit to us, and to discourageany kind of personal initiative which might in any degree hinder our affair. THEREIS NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN PERSONAL INITIATIVE: if it has genius behindit, such initiative can do more than can be done by millions of people amongwhom we have sown discord. We must so direct the education of the GOYIMcommunities that whenever they come upon a matter requiring initiative they maydrop their hands in despairing impotence. The strain which results from freedomof actions saps the forces when it meets with the freedom of another. From thiscollision arise grave moral shocks, disenchantments, failures. BY ALL THESEMEANS WE SHALL SO WEAR DOWN THE "GOYIM" THAT THEY WILL BE COMPELLEDTO OFFER US INTERNATIONAL POWER OF A NATURE THAT BY ITS POSITION WILL ENABLE USWITHOUT ANY VIOLENCE GRADUALLY TO ABSORB ALL THE STATE FORCES OF THE WORLD ANDTO FORM A SUPER-GOVERNMENT (European Common Market?). In place ofthe rulers of to-day we shall set up a bogey which will be called theSuper-Government Administration. Its hands will reach out in all directionslike nippers and its organization will be of such colossal dimensions that itcannot fail to subdue all the nations of the world.
1. We shall soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs ofcolossal riches, upon which even, large fortunes of the GOYIM willdepend to such an extent that they will go to the bottom together with thecredit of the States on the day after the political smash ...
2. You gentlemen here present who are economists, just strike anestimate of the significance of this combination! ...
3. In every possible way we must develop the significance of ourSuper-Government by representing it as the Protector and Benefactor of allthose who voluntarily submit to us.
4. 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 beharmful to us from the fact that they are self-sufficing in the resources uponwhich they live. It is essential therefore for us at whatever cost to deprivethem of their land. This object will be best attained by increasing the burdensupon landed property - in loading lands with debts. These measures will checkland- holding and keep it in a state of humble and un-conditional submission.
5. The aristocrats of the GOYIM, being hereditarily incapableof contenting themselves with little, will rapidly burn up and fizzle out.
6. At the same time we must intensively patronize trade and industry,but, first and foremost, speculation, the part played by which is to provide acounterpoise to industry: the absence of speculative industry will multiplycapital in private hands and will serve to restore agriculture by freeing theland from indebtedness to the land banks. What we want is that industry shoulddrain off from the land both labor and capital and by means of speculationtransfer into our hands all the money of the world, and thereby throw all the GOYIMinto the ranks of the proletariat. Then the GOYIM will bow down beforeus, if for no other reason but to get the right to exist.
7. To complete the ruin of the industry of the GOYIM we shallbring to the assistance of speculation the luxury which we have developed amongthe GOYIM, that greedy demand for luxury which is swallowing upeverything. WE SHALL RAISE THE RATE OF WAGES WHICH, HOWEVER, WILL NOT BRINGANY ADVANTAGE TO THE WORKERS, FOR, AT THE SAME TIME, WE SHALL PRODUCE A RISE INPRICES OF THE FIRST NECESSARIES OF LIFE, ALLEGING THAT IT ARISES FROM THEDECLINE OF AGRICULTURE AND CATTLE-BREEDING: WE SHALL FURTHER UNDERMINE ARTFULLYAND DEEPLY SOURCES OF PRODUCTION, BY ACCUSTOMING THE WORKERS TO ANARCHY AND TODRUNKENNESS AND SIDE BY SIDE THEREWITH TAKING ALL MEASURE TO EXTIRPATE FROM THEFACE OF THE EARTH ALL THE EDUCATED FORCES OF THE "GOYIM."
8. IN ORDER THAT THE TRUE MEANING OF THINGS MAY NOT STRIKE THE "GOYIM"BEFORE THE PROPER TIME WE SHALL MASK IT UNDER AN ALLEGED ARDENT DESIRE TO SERVETHE WORKING CLASSES AND THE GREAT PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY ABOUT WHICHOUR ECONOMIC THEORIES ARE CARRYING ON AN ENERGETIC PROPAGANDA.
1. The intensification of armaments, the increase of police forces -are all essential for the completion of the aforementioned plans. What we haveto get at is that there should be in all the States of the world, besidesourselves, only the masses of the proletariat, a few millionaires devoted toour interests, police and soldiers.
2. Throughout all Europe, and by means of relations with Europe,in other continents also, we must create ferments, discords and hostility.Therein we gain a double advantage. In the first place we keep in check allcountries, for they will know that we have the power whenever we like to createdisorders or to restore order. All these countries are accustomed to see in usan indispensable force of coercion. In the second place, by our intrigues weshall tangle up all the threads which we have stretched into the cabinets ofall States by means of the political, by economic treaties, or loanobligations. In order to succeed in this we must use great cunning andpenetration during negotiations and agreements, but, as regards what is calledthe "official language," we shall keep to the opposite tacticsand assume the mask of honesty and complacency. In this way the peoples andgovernments of the GOYIM, whom we have taught to look only at theoutside whatever we present to their notice, will still continue to accept usas the benefactors and saviours of the human race.
3. We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition bywar with the neighbors of that country which dares to oppose us: but if theseneighbors should also venture to stand collectively together against us, thenwe must offer resistance by a universal war.
4. The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy ofits undertakings: the word should not agree with the deeds of the diplomat.
5. We must compel the governments of the GOYIM to take actionin the direction favored by our widely conceived plan, already approaching thedesired consummation, by what we shall represent as public opinion, secretlypromoted by us through the means of that so-called "Great Power"- THE PRESS, WHICH, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS THAT MAY BE DISREGARDED, ISALREADY ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS.
1. We must arm ourselves with all the weapons which our opponentsmight employ against us. We must search out in the very finest shades ofexpression and the knotty points of the lexicon of law justification for thosecases where we shall have to pronounce judgments that might appear abnormallyaudacious and unjust, for it is important that these resolutions should be setforth in expressions that shall seem to be the most exalted moral principlescast into legal form. Our directorate must surround itself with all theseforces of civilization among which it will have to work. It will surrounditself with publicists, practical jurists, administrators, diplomats and,finally, with persons prepared by a special super-educational training INOUR SPECIAL SCHOOLS (Rhode Scholers?). These persons will haveconsonance of all the secrets of the social structure, they will know all thelanguages that can be made up by political alphabets and words; they will bemade acquainted with the whole underside of human nature, with all itssensitive chords on which they will have to play. These chords are the cast ofmind of the GOYIM, their tendencies, short-comings, vices and qualities,the particularities of classes and conditions. Needless to say that thetalented assistants of authority, of whom I speak, will be taken not from amongthe GOYIM, who are accustomed to perform their administrative workwithout giving themselves the trouble to think what its aim is, and neverconsider what it is needed for. The administrators of the GOYIM signpapers without reading them, and they serve either for mercenary reasons orfrom ambition.
2. We shall surround our government with a whole world of economists.That is the reason why economic sciences form the principal subject of theteaching given to the Jews. Around us again will be a whole constellation ofbankers, industrialists, capitalists and - THE MAIN THING - MILLIONAIRES,BECAUSE IN SUBSTANCE EVERYTHING WILL BE SETTLED BY THE QUESTION OF FIGURES.
3. For a time, until there will no longer be any risk in entrustingresponsible posts in our State to our brother-Jews, we shall put them in thehands of persons whose past and reputation are such that between them and thepeople 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 ourinterests to their last gasp.
1. In applying our principles let attention be paid to the characterof the people in whose country you live and act; a general, identicalapplication of them, until such time as the people shall have been re-educatedto our pattern, cannot have success. But by approaching their applicationcautiously you will see that not a decade will pass before the most stubborncharacter will change and we shall add a new people to the ranks of thosealready subdued by us.
2. The words of the liberal, which are in effect the words of ourmasonic watchword, namely, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,"will, when we come into our kingdom, be changed by us into words no longer of awatchword, but only an expression of idealism, namely, into "The rightof liberty, the duty of equality, the ideal of brotherhood." That ishow we shall put it, - and so we shall catch the bull by the horns ... DEFACTO we have already wiped out every kind of rule except our own, althoughDE JURE there still remain a good many of them. Nowadays, if any Statesraise a protest against us it is only PRO FORMA at our discretion and byour direction, for THEIR ANTI-SEMITISM IS INDISPENSABLE TO US FOR THEMANAGEMENT OF OUR LESSER BRETHREN. I will not enter into furtherexplanations, for this matter has formed the subject of repeated discussionsamongst us.
3. For us there are not checks to limit the range of our activity.Our Super-Government subsists in extra-legal conditions which are described inthe accepted terminology by the energetic and forcible word - Dictatorship. Iam in a position to tell you with a clear conscience that at the proper timewe, the law-givers, shall execute judgment and sentence, we shall slay and weshall spare, we, as head of all our troops, are mounted on the steed of theleader. We rule by force of will, because in our hands are the fragments of aonce powerful party, now vanquished by us. AND THE WEAPONS IN OUR HANDS ARELIMITLESS AMBITIONS, BURNING GREEDINESS, MERCILESS VENGEANCE, HATREDS ANDMALICE.
4. IT IS FROM US THAT THE ALL-ENGULFING TERROR PROCEEDS. WE HAVE IN OURSERVICE PERSONS OF ALL OPINIONS, OF ALL DOCTRINES, RESTORATING MONARCHISTS,DEMAGOGUES, SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS, AND UTOPIAN DREAMERS OF EVERY KIND. Wehave harnessed them all to the task: EACH ONE OF THEM ON HIS OWN ACCOUNT ISBORING AWAY AT THE LAST REMNANTS OF AUTHORITY, IS STRIVING TO OVERTHROW ALLESTABLISHED FORM OF ORDER. By these acts all States are in torture; theyexhort to tranquility, are ready to sacrifice everything for peace: BUT WEWILL NOT GIVE THEM PEACE UNTIL THEY OPENLY ACKNOWLEDGE OUR INTERNATIONALSUPER-GOVERNMENT, AND WITH SUBMISSIVENESS (European Common Market??).
5. The people have raised a howl about the necessity of settling thequestion of Socialism by way of an international agreement. DIVISIONINTO FRACTIONAL PARTIES HAS GIVEN THEM INTO OUR HANDS, FOR, IN ORDER TO CARRYON A CONTESTED STRUGGLE ONE MUST HAVE MONEY, AND THE MONEY IS ALL IN OUR HANDS.
6. 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 measure againstany such possibility: between the one and the other force we have erected abulwark in the shape of a mutual terror between them. In this way the blindforce of the people remains our support and we, and we only, shall provide themwith a leader and, of course, direct them along the road that leads to ourgoal.
7. In order that the hand of the blind mob may not free itself fromour guiding hand, we must every now and then enter into close communion withit, if not actually in person, at any rate through some of the most trusty ofour brethren. When we are acknowledged as the only authority we shall discusswith the people personally on the market, places, and we shall instruct them onquestings of the political in such wise as may turn them in the direction thatsuits us.
8. Who is going to verify what is taught in the village schools? Butwhat an envoy of the government or a king on his throne himself may say cannotbut become immediately known to the whole State, for it will be spread abroadby the voice of the people.
9. In order to annihilate the institutions of the GOYIM beforeit is time we have touched them with craft and delicacy, and have taken hold ofthe ends of the springs which move their mechanism. These springs lay in astrict but just sense of order; we have replaced them by the chaotic license ofliberalism. We have got our hands into the administration of the law, intothe conduct of elections, into the press, into liberty of the person, BUTPRINCIPALLY INTO EDUCATION AND TRAINING AS BEING THE CORNERSTONES OF A FREEEXISTENCE.
10. WE HAVE FOOLED, BEMUSED AND CORRUPTED THE YOUTH OF THE"GOYIM" BY REARING THEM IN PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES WHICH ARE KNOWN TOUS TO BE FALSE ALTHOUGH IT IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INCULCATED.
11. Above the existing laws without substantially altering them, andby merely twisting them into contradictions of interpretations, we have erectedsomething grandiose in the way of results. These results found expression inthe fact that the INTERPRETATIONS MASKED THE LAW: afterwards theyentirely hid them from the eyes of the governments owing to the impossibilityof making anything out of the tangled web of legislation.
12. This is the origin of the theory of course of arbitration.
13. You may say that the GOYIM will rise upon us, arms inhand, if they guess what is going on before the time comes; but in the West wehave against this a manoeuvre of such appalling terror that the very stoutesthearts quail - the undergrounds, metropolitans, those subterranean corridorswhich, before the time comes, will be driven under all the capitals and fromwhence those capitals will be blown into the air with all their organizations andarchives.
1. To-day I begin with a repetition of what I said before, and IBEG YOU TO BEAR IN MIND THAT GOVERNMENTS AND PEOPLE ARE CONTENT IN THEPOLITICAL WITH OUTSIDE APPEARANCES. And how, indeed, are the GOYIMto perceive the underlying meaning of things when their representatives givethe best of their energies to enjoying themselves? For our policy it is of thegreatest importance to take cognizance of this detail; it will be of assistanceto us when we come to consider the division of authority of property, of thedwelling, of taxation (the idea of concealed taxes), of the reflex forceof the laws. All these questions are such as ought not to be touched upondirectly and openly before the people. In cases where it is indispensable totouch upon them they must not be categorically named, it must merely bedeclared without detailed exposition that the principles of contemporary laware acknowledged by us. The reason of keeping silence in this respect is thatby not naming a principle we leave ourselves freedom of action, to drop this orthat out of it without attracting notice; if they were all categorically namedthey would all appear to have been already given.
2. The mob cherishes a special affection and respect for the geniusesof political power and accepts all their deeds of violence with the admiringresponse: "rascally, well, yes, it is rascally, but it's clever! ... atrick, if you like, but how craftily played, how magnificently done, whatimpudent audacity!" ...
3. We count upon attracting all nations to the task of erecting thenew fundamental structure, the project for which has been drawn up by us. Thisis why, before everything, it is indispensable for us to arm ourselves and tostore up in ourselves that absolutely reckless audacity and irresistible mightof the spirit which in the person of our active workers will break down allhindrances on our way.
4. WHEN WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OUR COUP D'ETAT WE SHALL SAY THEN TO THEVARIOUS PEOPLES: "EVERYTHING HAS GONE TERRIBLY BADLY, ALL HAVE BEENWORN OUT WITH SUFFERING. WE ARE DESTROYING THE CAUSES OF YOUR TORMENT -NATIONALITIES, FRONTIERS, DIFFERENCES OF COINAGES. YOU ARE AT LIBERTY, OFCOURSE, TO PRONOUNCE SENTENCE UPON US, BUT CAN IT POSSIBLY BE A JUST ONE IF ITIS CONFIRMED BY YOU BEFORE YOU MAKE ANY TRIAL OF WHAT WE ARE OFFERINGYOU." ... THEN WILL THE MOB EXALT US AND BEAR US UP IN THEIR HANDS INA UNANIMOUS TRIUMPH OF HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS. VOTING, WHICH WE HAVE MADE THEINSTRUMENT WHICH WILL SET US ON THE THRONE OF THE WORLD BY TEACHING EVEN THEVERY SMALLEST UNITS OF MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RACE TO VOTE BY MEANS OF MEETINGSAND AGREEMENTS BY GROUPS, WILL THEN HAVE SERVED ITS PURPOSES AND WILL PLAY ITSPART THEN FOR THE LAST TIME BY A UNANIMITY OF DESIRE TO MAKE CLOSE ACQUAINTANCEWITH US BEFORE CONDEMNING US.
5. TO SECURE THIS WE MUST HAVE EVERYBODY VOTE WITHOUT DISTINCTION OFCLASSES AND QUALIFICATIONS, in order to establish an absolute majority,which cannot be got from the educated propertied classes. In this way, byinculcating in all a sense of self-importance, we shall destroy among the GOYIMthe importance of the family and its educational value and remove thepossibility of individual minds splitting off, for the mob, handled by us, willnot let them come to the front nor even give them a hearing; it is accustomedto listen to us only who pay it for obedience and attention. In this way weshall create a blind, mighty force which will never be in a position to move inany direction without the guidance of our agents set at its head by us asleaders of the mob. The people will submit to this regime because it will knowthat upon these leaders will depend its earnings, gratifications and thereceipt of all kinds of benefits.
6. 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 intofractional parts in the minds of many. It is allowable, therefore, for us tohave cognizance of the scheme of action but not to discuss it lest we disturbits artfulness, the interdependence of its component parts, the practical forceof the secret meaning of each clause. To discuss and make alterations in alabor of this kind by means of numerous votings is to impress upon it the stampof all ratiocinations and misunderstandings which have failed to penetrate thedepth and nexus of its plottings. We want our schemes to be forcible andsuitably concocted. Therefore WE OUGHT NOT TO FLING THE WORK OF GENIUS OFOUR GUIDE to the fangs of the mob or even of a select company.
7. These schemes will not turn existing institutions upside down justyet. They will only effect changes in their economy and consequently in thewhole combined movement of their progress, which will thus be directed alongthe paths laid down in our schemes.
8. Under various names there exists in all countries approximatelyone and the same thing. Representation, Ministry, Senate, State Council,Legislative and Executive Corps. I need not explain to you the mechanism of therelation of these institutions to one another, because you are aware of allthat; only take note of the fact that each of the above-named institutionscorresponds to some important function of the State, and I would beg you toremark that the word "important" I apply not to theinstitution but to the function, consequently it is not the institutions whichare important but their functions. These institutions have divided up amongthemselves all the functions of government - administrative, legislative,executive, wherefore they have come to operate as do the organs in the humanbody. If we injure one part in the machinery of State, the State falls sick,like a human body, and ... will die.
9. When we introduced into the State organism the poison of Liberalismits whole political complexion underwent a change. States have been seized witha mortal illness - blood poisoning. All that remains is to await the end oftheir death agony.
10. Liberalism produced Constitutional States, which took theplace of what was the only safeguard of the GOYIM, namely, Despotism;and A CONSTITUTION, AS YOU WELL KNOW, IS NOTHING ELSE BUT A SCHOOL OFDISCORDS, misunderstandings, quarrels, disagreements, fruitless partyagitations, party whims - in a word, a school of everything that serves todestroy the personality of State activity. THE TRIBUNE OF THE"TALKERICS" HAS, NO LESS EFFECTIVELY THAN THE PRESS, CONDEMNED THERULERS TO INACTIVITY AND IMPOTENCE, and thereby rendered them useless andsuperfluous, for which reason indeed they have been in many countries deposed. THENIT WAS THAT THE ERA OF REPUBLICS BECOME POSSIBLE OF REALIZATION; AND THEN ITWAS THAT WE REPLACED THE RULER BY A CARICATURE OF A GOVERNMENT - BY APRESIDENT, TAKEN FROM THE MOB, FROM THE MIDST OF OUR PUPPET CREATURES, ORSLAVES. This was the foundation of the mine which we have laid under the GOYpeople, I should rather say, under the GOY peoples.
11. In the near future we shall establish the responsibility ofpresidents.
12. By that time we shall be in a position to disregard forms incarrying through matters for which our impersonal puppet will be responsible.What do we care if the ranks of those striving for power should be thinned, ifthere should arise a deadlock from the impossibility of finding presidents, adeadlock which will finally disorganize the country? ...
13. In order that our scheme may produce this result we shall arrangeelections in favor of such presidents as have in their past some dark,undiscovered stain, some "Panama" or other - then they will betrustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans out of fear ofrevelations and from the natural desire of everyone who has attained power,namely, the retention of the privileges, advantages and honor connected withthe office of president. The chamber of deputies will provide cover for, willprotect, will elect presidents, but we shall take from it the right to proposenew, or make changes in existing laws, for this right will be given by us tothe responsible president, a puppet in our hands. Naturally, the authority ofthe presidents will then become a target for every possible form of attack, butwe shall provide him with a means of self-defense in the right of an appeal tothe people, for the decision of the people over the heads of theirrepresentatives, that is to say, an appeal to that some blind slave of ours -the majority of the mob. Independently of this we shall invest the presidentwith the right of declaring a state of war. We shall justify this last right onthe ground that the president as chief of the whole army of the country musthave it at his disposal, in case of need for the defense of the new republicanconstitution, the right to defend which will belong to him as the responsiblerepresentative of this constitution.
14. It is easy to understand them in these conditions the key of theshrine will lie in our hands, and no one outside ourselves will any longerdirect the force of legislation.
15. Besides this we shall, with the introduction of the newrepublican constitution, take from the Chamber the right of interpolation ongovernment measures, on the pretext of preserving political secrecy, and,further, we shall by the new constitution reduce the number of representativesto a minimum, thereby proportionately reducing political passions and thepassion for politics. If, however, they should, which is hardly to be expected,burst into flame, even in this minimum, we shall nullify them by a stirringappeal and a reference to the majority of the whole people ... Upon thepresident will depend the appointment of presidents and vice-presidents of theChamber and the Senate. Instead of constant sessions of Parliaments we shallreduce their sittings to a few months. Moreover, the president, as chief of theexecutive power, will have the right to summon and dissolve Parliament, and, inthe latter case, to prolong the time for the appointment of a new parliamentaryassembly. But in order that the consequences of all these acts which insubstance are illegal, should not, prematurely for our plans, upon theresponsibility established by use of the president, WE SHALL INSTIGATEMINISTERS AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE HIGHER ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THE PRESIDENTTO EVADE HIS DISPOSITIONS BY TAKING MEASURES OF THEIR OWN, for doing whichthey will be made the scapegoats in his place ... This part we especiallyrecommend to be given to be played by the Senate, the Council of State, or theCouncil of Ministers, but not to an individual official.
16. The president will, at our discretion, interpret the sense ofsuch of the existing laws as admit of various interpretation; he will furtherannul them when we indicate to him the necessity to do so, besides this, hewill have the right to propose temporary laws, and even new departures in thegovernment constitutional working, the pretext both for the one and the otherbeing the requirements for the supreme welfare of the State.
17. By such measure we shall obtain the power of destroying little bylittle, step by step, all that at the outset when we enter on our rights, weare compelled to introduce into the constitutions of States to prepare for thetransition to an imperceptible abolition of every kind of constitution, andthen the time is come to turn every form of government into OUR DESPOTISM.
18. The recognition of our despot may also come before thedestruction of the constitution; the moment for this recognition will come whenthe peoples, utterly wearied by the irregularities and incompetence - a matterwhich we shall arrange for - of their rulers, will clamor: "Away withthem and give us one king over all the earth who will unite us and annihilatethe causes of disorders - frontiers, nationalities, religions, State debts -who will give us peace and quiet which we cannot find under our rulers andrepresentatives."
19. But you yourselves perfectly well know that TO PRODUCE THEPOSSIBILITY OF THE EXPRESSION OF SUCH WISHES BY ALL THE NATIONS IT ISINDISPENSABLE TO TROUBLE IN ALL COUNTRIES THE PEOPLE'S RELATIONS WITH THEIRGOVERNMENTS SO AS TO UTTERLY EXHAUST HUMANITY WITH DISSENSION, HATRED,STRUGGLE, ENVY AND EVEN BY THE USE OF TORTURE, BY STARVATION, BY THEINOCULATION OF DISEASES, BY WANT, SO THAT THE "GOYIM" SEE NO OTHERISSUE THAN TO TAKE REFUGE IN OUR COMPLETE SOVEREIGNTY IN MONEY AND IN ALL ELSE.
20. But if we give the nations of the world a breathing space themoment we long for is hardly likely ever to arrive.
1. The State Council has been, as it were, the emphatic expression ofthe authority of the ruler: it will be, as the "show" part ofthe Legislative Corps, what may be called the editorial committee of the lawsand decrees of the ruler.
2. This, then, is the program of the new constitution. We shall makeLaw, Right and Justice (1) in the guise of proposals to the LegislativeCorps, (2) by decrees of the president under the guise of generalregulations, of orders of the Senate and of resolutions of the State Council inthe guise of ministerial orders, (3) and in case a suitable occasionshould arise - in the form of a revolution in the State.
3. Having established approximately the MODUS AGENDI we willoccupy ourselves with details of those combinations by which we have still tocomplete the revolution in the course of the machinery of State in thedirection already indicated. By these combinations I mean the freedom of thePress, the right of association, freedom of conscience, the voting principle,and many another that must disappear for ever from the memory of man, orundergo a radical alteration the day after the promulgation of the newconstitution. It is only at the moment that we shall be able at once toannounce all our orders, for, afterwards, every noticeable alteration will bedangerous, for the following reasons: if this alteration be brought in withharsh severity and in a sense of severity and limitations, it may lead to afeeling of despair caused by fear of new alterations in the same direction; if,on the other hand, it be brought in a sense of further indulgences it will besaid that we have recognized our own wrong-doing and this will destroy theprestige of the infallibility of our authority, or else it will be said that wehave become alarmed and are compelled to show a yielding disposition, for whichwe shall get no thanks because it will be supposed to be compulsory ... Boththe one and the other are injurious to the prestige of the new constitution.What we want is that from the first moment of its promulgation, while thepeoples of the world are still stunned by the accomplished fact of therevolution, still in a condition of terror and uncertainty, they shouldrecognize once for all that we are so strong, so inexpugnable, sosuper-abundantly filled with power, that in no case shall we take any accountof them, and so far from paying any attention to their opinions or wishes, weare ready and able to crush with irresistible power all expression ormanifestation thereof at every moment and in every place, that we have seizedat once everything we wanted and shall in no case divide our power with them... Then in fear and trembling they will close their eyes to everything, and becontent to await what will be the end of it all.
4. The GOYIM are a flock of sheep, and we are their wolves.And you know what happens when the wolves get hold of the flock? ....
5. There is another reason also why they will close their eyes: forwe shall keep promising them to give back all the liberties we have taken awayas soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and tamed all parties ....
6. It is not worth to say anything about how long a time they will bekept waiting for this return of their liberties ....
7. For what purpose then have we invented this whole policy andinsinuated it into the minds of the GOY without giving them any chanceto examine its underlying meaning? For what, indeed, if not in order to obtainin a roundabout way what is for our scattered tribe unattainable by the directroad? It is this which has served as the basis for our organization of SECRETMASONRY WHICH IS NOT KNOWN TO, AND AIMS WHICH ARE NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS SUSPECTEDBY, THESE "GOY" CATTLE, ATTRACTED BY US INTO THE "SHOW"ARMY OF MASONIC LODGES IN ORDER TO THROW DUST IN THE EYES OF THEIR FELLOWS.
8. God has granted to us, His Chosen People, the giftof the dispersion, 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 threshold ofsovereignty over all the world.
9. There now remains not much more for us to build up upon thefoundation we have laid.
1. The word "freedom," which can be interpreted invarious ways, is defined by us as follows -
2. Freedom is the right to do what which the law allows. Thisinterpretation of the word will at the proper time be of service to us, becauseall freedom will thus be in our hands, since the laws will abolish or createonly that which is desirable for us according to the aforesaid program.
3. We shall deal with the press in the following way: what is thepart played by the press to-day? It serves to excite and inflame those passionswhich are needed for our purpose or else it serves selfish ends of parties. Itis often vapid, unjust, mendacious, and the majority of the public have not theslightest idea what ends the press really serves. We shall saddle and bridle itwith a tight curb: we shall do the same also with all productions of theprinting press, for where would be the sense of getting rid of the attacks ofthe press if we remain targets for pamphlets and books? The produce ofpublicity, which nowadays is a source of heavy expense owing to the necessityof censoring it, will be turned by us into a very lucrative source of income toour State: we shall law on it a special stamp tax and require deposits ofcaution-money before permitting the establishment of any organ of the press orof printing offices; these will then have to guarantee our government againstany kind of attack on the part of the press. For any attempt to attack us, ifsuch still be possible, we shall inflict fines without mercy. Such measures asstamp tax, deposit of caution-money and fines secured by these deposits, willbring in a huge income to the government. It is true that party organs mightnot spare money for the sake of publicity, but these we shall shut up at thesecond attack upon us. No one shall with impunity lay a finger on the aureoleof our government infallibility. The pretext for stopping any publication willbe the alleged plea that it is agitating the public mind without occasion orjustification. I BEG YOU TO NOTE THAT AMONG THOSE MAKING ATTACKS UPON USWILL ALSO BE ORGANS ESTABLISHED BY US, BUT THEY WILL ATTACK EXCLUSIVELY POINTSTHAT WE HAVE PRE-DETERMINED TO ALTER.
4. 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 arereceived by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused from all parts ofthe world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will givepublicity only to what we dictate to them.
5. If already now we have contrived to possess ourselves of the mindsof the GOY communities to such an extent the they all come near lookingupon the events of the world through the colored glasses of those spectacles weare setting astride their noses; if already now there is not a single Statewhere there exist for us any barriers to admittance into what GOYstupidity calls State secrets: what will our positions be then, when we shallbe acknowledged supreme lords of the world in the person of our king of all theworld ....
6. Let us turn again to the FUTURE OF THE PRINTING PRESS.Every one desirous of being a publisher, librarian, or printer, will be obligedto provide himself with the diploma instituted therefore, which, in case of anyfault, will be immediately impounded. With such measures THE INSTRUMENT OFTHOUGHT WILL BECOME AN EDUCATIVE MEANS ON THE HANDS OF OUR GOVERNMENT, WHICHWILL NO LONGER ALLOW THE MASS OF THE NATION TO BE LED ASTRAY IN BY-WAYS ANDFANTASIES ABOUT THE BLESSINGS OF PROGRESS. Is there any one of us who doesnot know that these phantom blessings are the direct roads to foolishimaginings which give birth to anarchical relations of men among themselves andtowards authority, because progress, or rather the idea of progress, hasintroduced the conception of every kind of emancipation, but has failed toestablish its limits .... All the so-called liberals are anarchists, if not infact, at any rate in thought. Every one of them in hunting after phantoms offreedom, and falling exclusively into license, that is, into the anarchy ofprotest for the sake of protest ....
7. We turn to the periodical press. We shall impose on it, as on allprinted matter, stamp taxes per sheet and deposits of caution- money, and booksof less than 30 sheets will pay double. We shall reckon them as pamphlets inorder, on the one hand, to reduce the number of magazines, which are the worstform of printed poison, and, on the other, in order that this measure may forcewriters into such lengthy productions that they will be little read, especiallyas they will be costly. At the same time what we shall publish ourselves toinfluence mental development in the direction laid down for our profit will becheap and will be read voraciously. The tax will bring vapid literary ambitionswithin bounds and the liability to penalties will make literary men dependentupon us. And if there should be any found who are desirous of writing againstus, they will not find any person eager to print their productions in print thepublisher or printer will have to apply to the authorities for permission to doso. Thus we shall know beforehand of all tricks preparing against us and shallnullify them by getting ahead with explanations on the subject treated of.
8. Literature and journalism are two of the most important educativeforces, and therefore our government will become proprietor of the majority ofthe journals. This will neutralize the injurious influence of theprivately-owned press and will put us in possession of a tremendous influenceupon the public mind .... If we give permits for ten journals, we shallourselves found thirty, and so on in the same proportion. This, however, mustin no wise be suspected by the public. For which reason all journals publishedby us will be of the most opposite, in appearance, tendencies and opinions,thereby creating confidence in us and bringing over to us quite unsuspiciousopponents, who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless.
9. In the front rank will stand organs of an official character. Theywill always stand guard over our interests, and therefore their influence willbe comparatively insignificant.
10. In the second rank will be the semi-official organs, whose partit will be to attack the tepid and indifferent.
11. In the third rank we shall set up our own, to all appearance, offposition, which, in at least one of its organs, will present what looks likethe very antipodes to us. Our real opponents at heart will accept thissimulated opposition as their own and will show us their cards.
12. All our newspapers will be of all possible complexions -aristocratic, republican, revolutionary, even anarchical - for so long, ofcourse, 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 anyone of the public opinions as required. When a pulse quickens these hands willlead opinion in the direction of our aims, for an excited patient loses allpower of judgment and easily yields to suggestion. Those fools who will thinkthey are repeating the opinion of a newspaper of their own camp will berepeating our opinion or any opinion that seems desirable for us. In the vainbelief that they are following the organ of their party they will, in fact,follow the flag which we hang out for them.
13. In order to direct our newspaper militia in this sense we musttake special and minute care in organizing this matter. Under the title ofcentral department of the press we shall institute literary gatherings at whichour agents will without attracting attention issue the orders and watchwords ofthe day. By discussing and controverting, but always superficially, withouttouching the essence of the matter, our organs will carry on a sham fightfusillade with the official newspapers solely for the purpose of givingoccasion for us to express ourselves more fully than could well be done fromthe outset in official announcements, whenever, of course, that is to ouradvantage.
14. THESE ATTACKS UPON US WILL ALSO SERVE ANOTHER PURPOSE, NAMELY, THATOUR SUBJECTS WILL BE CONVINCED TO THE EXISTENCE OF FULL FREEDOM OF SPEECH ANDSO GIVE OUR AGENTS AN OCCASION TO AFFIRM THAT ALL ORGANS WHICH OPPOSE US AREEMPTY BABBLERS, since they are incapable of finding any substantialobjections to our orders.
15. Methods of organization like these, imperceptible to the publiceye but absolutely sure, are the best calculated to succeed in bringing theattention 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 berequired, to excite or to tranquillize the public mind on political questions,to persuade or to confuse, printing now truth, now lies, facts or theircontradictions, according as they may be well or ill received, always verycautiously feeling our ground before stepping upon it .... WE SHALL HAVE ASURE TRIUMPH OVER OUR OPPONENTS SINCE THEY WILL NOT HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSITIONORGANS OF THE PRESS IN WHICH THEY CAN GIVE FULL AND FINAL EXPRESSION TO THEIRVIEWS owing to the aforesaid methods of dealing with the press. We shallnot even need to refute them except very superficially.
16. Trial shots like these, fired by us in the third rank of ourpress, in case of need, will be energetically refuted by us in oursemi-official organs.
17. Even nowadays, already, to take only the French press, there areforms which reveal masonic solidarity in acting on the watchword: all organs ofthe 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 ofinformation unless it be resolved to make announcement of them. Not onejournalist will venture to betray this secret, for not one of them is everadmitted to practice literature unless his whole past has some disgraceful soreor other .... These sores would be immediately revealed. So long as they remainthe secret of a few the prestige of the journalist attacks the majority of thecountry - the mob follow after him with enthusiasm.
18. Our calculations are especially extended to the provinces. It isindispensable for us to inflame there those hopes and impulses with which wecould at any moment fall upon the capital, and we shall represent to thecapitals that these expressions are the independent hopes and impulses of theprovinces. 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 PLENITUDEPOWER, THE CAPITALS SHOULD FIND THEMSELVES STIFLED BY THE PROVINCIAL OPINION OFTHE NATIONS, I.E., OF A MAJORITY ARRANGED BY OUR AGENTUR. What we need isthat at the psychological moment the capitals should not be in a position todiscuss an accomplished fact for the simple reason, if for no other, that ithas been accepted by the public opinion of a majority in the provinces.
19. WHEN WE ARE IN THE PERIOD OF THE NEW REGIME TRANSITIONAL TO THAT OFOUR ASSUMPTION OF FULL SOVEREIGNTY WE MUST NOT ADMIT ANY REVELATION BY THEPRESS OF ANY FORM OF PUBLIC DISHONESTY; IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE NEW REGIMESHOULD BE THOUGHT TO HAVE SO PERFECTLY CONTENDED EVERYBODY THAT EVEN CRIMINALITYHAS DISAPPEARED ... Cases of the manifestation of criminality should remainknown only to their victims and to chance witnesses - no more.
1. The need for daily forces the GOYIM to keep silence and beour humble servants. Agents taken on to our press from among the GOYIMwill at our orders discuss anything which it is inconvenient for us to issuedirectly in official documents, and we meanwhile, quietly amid the din of thediscussion so raised, shall simply take and carry through such measures as wewish and then offer them to the public as an accomplished fact. No one willdare to demand the abrogation of a matter once settled, all the more so as itwill be represented as an improvement ... And immediately the press willdistract the current of thought towards, new questions, (have we not trainedpeople always to be seeking something new?). Into the discussions of thesenew questions will throw themselves those of the brainless dispensers offortunes who are not able even now to understand that they have not theremotest conception about the matters which they undertake to discuss.Questions of the political are unattainable for any save those who have guidedit already for many ages, the creators.
2. From all this you will see that in seeming the opinion of the mobwe are only facilitating the working of our machinery, and you may remark thatit is not for actions but for words issued by us on this or that question thatwe seem to seek approval. We are constantly making public declaration that weare guided in all our undertakings by the hoope, joined to the conviction, thatwe are serving the common weal.
3. In order to distract people who may be too troublesome fromdiscussions of questions of the political we are now putting forward what weallege to be new questions of the political, namely, questions of industry. Inthis sphere let them discuss themselves silly! The masses are agreed to remaininactive, to take a rest from what they suppose to be political (which wetrained them to in order to use them as a means of combating the GOYgovernments) only on condition of being found new employments, in which weare prescribing them something that looks like the same political object. Inorder that the masses themselves may not guess what they are about WEFURTHER DISTRACT THEM WITH AMUSEMENTS, GAMES, PASTIMES, PASSIONS, PEOPLE'S PALACES.... SOON WE SHALL BEGIN THROUGH THE PRESS TO PROPOSE COMPETITIONS IN ART, INSPORT IN ALL KINDS: these interests will finally distract their minds fromquestions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growingmore and more dis- accustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own,people will begin to talk in the same tone as we because we alone shall beoffering them new directions for thought ... of course through such persons aswill not be suspected of solidarity with us.
4. The part played by the liberals, utopian dreamers, will be finallyplayed out when our government is acknowledged. Till such time they willcontinue to do us good service. Therefore we shall continue to direct theirminds to all sorts of vain conceptions of fantastic theories, new andapparently progressive: for have we not with complete success turned thebrainless heads of the GOYIM with progress, till there is not among the GOYIMone mind able to perceive that under this word lies a departure from truth inall cases where it is not a question of material inventions, like a fallaciousidea, serves to obscure truth so that none may know it except us, the Chosenof God, its guardians.
5. When, we come into our kingdom our orators will expound greatproblems which have turned humanity upside down in order to bring it at the endunder our beneficent rule.
6. Who will ever suspect then that ALL THESE PEOPLES WERESTAGE-MANAGED BY US ACCORDING TO A POLITICAL PLAN WHICH NO ONE HAS SO MUCH ASGUESSED AT IN THE COURSE OF MANY CENTURIES?
1. When we come into our kingdom it will be undesirable for us thatthere should exist any other religion than ours of the One God with whom ourdestiny is bound up by our position as the Chosen People and through whom oursame destiny is united with the destinies of the world. We must therefore sweepaway all other forms of belief. If this gives birth to the atheists whom we seeto-day, it will not, being only a transitional stage, interfere with our views,but will serve as a warning for those generations which will hearken to ourpreaching of the religion of Moses, that, by its stable and thoroughlyelaborated system has brought all the peoples of the world into subjection tous. Therein we shall emphasize its mystical right, on which, as we shall say,all its educative power is based .... Then at every possible opportunity weshall publish articles in which we shall make comparisons between ourbeneficent rule and those of past ages. The blessing of tranquillity, though itbe a tranquillity forcibly brought about by centuries of agitation, will throwinto higher relief the benefits to which we shall point. The errors of the GOYIMgovernments will be depicted by us in the most vivid hues. We shall implantsuch an abhorrence of them that the peoples will prefer tranquillity in a stateof serfdom to those rights of vaunted freedom which have tortured humanity andexhausted the very sources of human existence, sources which have beenexploited by a mob of rascally adventurers who know not what they do .... USELESSCHANGES OF FORMS OF GOVERNMENT TO WHICH WE INSTIGATED THE "GOYIM"WHEN WE WERE UNDERMINING THEIR STATE STRUCTURES, WILL HAVE SO WEARIED THEPEOPLES BY THAT TIME THAT THEY WILL PREFER TO SUFFER ANYTHING UNDER US RATHERTHAN RUN THE RISK OF ENDURING AGAIN ALL THE AGITATIONS AND MISERIES THEY HAVEGONE THROUGH.
2. At the same time we shall not omit to emphasize the historicalmistakes of the GOY governments which have tormented humanity for somany centuries by their lack of understanding of everything that constitutesthe true good of humanity in their chase after fantastic schemes of socialblessings, and have never noticed that these schemes kept on producing a worseand never a better state of the universal relations which are the basis ofhuman life ....
3. The whole force of our principles and methods will lie in the factthat we shall present them and expound them as a splendid contrast to the deadand decomposed old order of things in social life.
4. Our philosophers will discuss all the shortcomings of the variousbeliefs of the "GOYIM," BUT NO ONE WILL EVER BRING UNDERDISCUSSION OUR FAITH FROM ITS TRUE POINT OF VIEW SINCE THIS WILL BE FULLYLEARNED BY NONE SAVE OURS WHO WILL NEVER DARE TO BETRAY ITS SECRETS.
5. IN COUNTRIES KNOWN AS PROGRESSIVE AND ENLIGHTENED WE HAVE CREATED ASENSELESS, FILTHY, ABOMINABLE LITERATURE. For some time after our entranceto power we shall continue to encourage its existence in order to provide atelling relief by contrast to the speeches, party program, which will bedistributed from exalted quarters of ours .... Our wise men, trained to becomeleaders of the GOYIM, will compose speeches, projects, memoirs,articles, which will be used by us to influence the minds of the GOYIM,directing them towards such understanding and forms of knowledge as have beendetermined by us.
1. When we at last definitely come into our kingdom by the aid of COUPSD'ETAT prepared everywhere for one and the same day, after definitelyacknowledged (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 againstus such things as plots shall no longer exist. With this purpose we shall slaywithout mercy all who take arms (in hand) to oppose our coming into ourkingdom. Every kind of new institution of anything like a secret society willalso be punished with death; those of them which are now in existence, areknown to us, serve us and have served us, we shall disband and send into exileto continents far removed from Europe. IN THIS WAY WE SHALL PROCEED WITHTHOSE "GOY" MASONS WHO KNOW TOO MUCH; such of these as wemay for some reason spare will be kept in constant fear of exile. We shallpromulgate a law making all former members of secret societies liable to exilefrom Europe as the center of rule.
2. Resolutions of our government will be final, without appeal.
3. In the GOY societies, in which we have planted and deeplyrooted discord and protestantism, the only possible way of restoring order isto employ merciless measures that prove the direct force of authority: noregard must be paid to the victims who fall, they suffer for the well-being ofthe future. The attainment of that well-being, even at the expense ofsacrifices, is the duty of any kind of government that acknowledges asjustification for its existence not only its privileges but its obligations.The principal guarantee of stability of rule is to confirm the aureole ofpower, and this aureole is attained only by such a majestic inflexibility ofmight as shall carry on its face the emblems of inviolability from mystical causes- from the choice of God. SUCH WAS, UNTIL RECENT TIMES, THE RUSSIANAUTOCRACY, THE ONE AND ONLY SERIOUS FOE WE HAD IN THE WORLD, WITHOUT COUNTINGTHE PAPACY. Bear in mind the example when Italy, drenched with blood, nevertouched a hair of the head of Sulla who had poured forth that blood: Sullaenjoyed an apotheosis for his might in him, but his intrepid return to Italyringed him round with inviolability. The people do not lay a finger on him whohypnotizes them by his daring and strength of mind.
4. Meantime, however, until we come into our kingdom, we shall act inthe contrary way: we shall create and multiply free masonic lodges in all thecountries of the world, absorb into them all who may become or who areprominent in public activity, for these lodges we shall find our principalintelligence office and means of influence. All these lodges we shall bringunder one central administration, known to us alone and to all othersabsolutely unknown, which will be composed of our learned elders. The lodgeswill have their representatives who will serve to screen the above-mentionedadministration of MASONRY and from whom will issue the watchword and program.In these lodges we shall tie together the knot which binds together all revolutionaryand liberal elements. Their composition will be made up of all strata ofsociety. The most secret political plots will be known to us and fall under ourguiding hands on the very day of their conception. AMONG THE MEMBERS OFTHESE LODGES WILL BE ALMOST ALL THE AGENTS OF INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL POLICEsince their service is for us irreplaceable in the respect that the police isin a position not only to use its own particular measures with theinsubordinate, but also to screen our activities and provide pretexts fordiscontents, ET CETERA.
5. The class of people who most willingly enter into secret societiesare those who live by their wits, careerists, and in general people, mostlylight-minded, with whom we shall have no difficulty in dealing and in using towind up the mechanism of the machine devised by us. If this world growsagitated the meaning of that will be that we have had to stir up in order tobreak up its too great solidarity. BUT IF THERE SHOULD ARISE IN ITS MIDST APLOT, THEN AT THE HEAD OF THAT PLOT WILL BE NO OTHER THAN ONE OF OUR MOSTTRUSTED SERVANTS. It is natural that we and no other should lead MASONICactivities, for we know whither we are leading, we know the final goal of everyform of activity whereas the GOYIM have knowledge of nothing, not evenof the immediate effect of action; they put before themselves, usually, themomentary reckoning of the satisfaction of their self- opinion in theaccomplishment of their thought without even remarking that the very conceptionnever belonged to their initiative but to our instigation of their thought ....
6. The GOYIM enter the lodges out of curiosity or in the hopeby their means to get a nibble at the public pie, and some of them in order toobtain a hearing before the public for their impracticable and groundlessfantasies: they thirst for the emotion of success and applause, of which we areremarkably generous. And the reason why we give them this success is to makeuse of the nigh conceit of themselves to which it gives birth, for thatinsensibly disposes them to assimulate our suggestions without being on theirguard against them in the fullness of their confidence that it is their owninfallibility which is giving utterance to their own thoughts and that it is impossiblefor them to borrow those of others .... You cannot imagine to what extent thewisest of the GOYIM can be brought to a state of unconscious naivete inthe presence of this condition of high conceit of themselves, and at the sametime 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 toreduce them to a slavish submission for the sake of winning a renewal ofsuccess .... BY SO MUCH AS OURS DISREGARD SUCCESS IF ONLY THEY CAN CARRYTHROUGH THEIR PLANS, BY SO MUCH THE "GOYIM" ARE WILLING TOSACRIFICE ANY PLANS ONLY TO HAVE SUCCESS. This psychology of theirsmaterially facilitates for us the task of setting them in the requireddirection. These tigers in appearance have the souls of sheep and the windblows freely through their heads. We have set them on the hobby-horse of anidea about the absorption of individuality by the symbolic unit of COLLECTIVISM.... They have never yet and they never will have the sense to reflect thatthis hobby-horse is a manifest violation of the most important law of nature,which has established from the very creation of the world one unit unlikeanother and precisely for the purpose of instituting individuality ....
7. If we have been able to bring them to such a pitch of stupidblindness is it not a proof, and an amazingly clear proof, of the degree towhich the mind of the GOYIM is undeveloped in comparison with our mind?This it is, mainly, which guarantees our success.
8. And how far-seeing were our learned elders in ancient times whenthey said that to attain a serious end it behooves not to stop at any means orto count the victims sacrificed for the sake of that end .... We have notcounted the victims of the seed of the GOY cattle, though we havesacrificed many of our own, but for that we have now already given them such aposition on the earth as they could not even have dreamed of. The comparativelysmall numbers of the victims from the number of ours have preserved ournationality from destruction.
9. Death is the inevitable end for all. It is better to bring thatend nearer to those who hinder our affairs than to ourselves, to the foundersof this affair. WE EXECUTE MASONS IN SUCH WISE THAT NONE SAVE THEBROTHERHOOD CAN EVER HAVE A SUSPICION OF IT, NOT EVEN THE VICTIMS THEMSELVES OFOUR DEATH SENTENCE, THEY ALL DIE WHEN REQUIRED AS IF FROM A NORMAL KIND OFILLNESS ..... Knowing this, even the brotherhood in its turn dare notprotest. By such methods we have plucked out of the midst of MASONRY thevery root of protest against our disposition. While preaching liberalismto the GOY we at the same time keep our own people and our agents in astate of unquestioningly submission.
10. Under our influence the execution of the laws of the GOYIMhas been reduced to a minimum. The prestige of the law has been exploded by theliberal interpretations introduced into this sphere. In the most important andfundamental affairs and questions, JUDGES DECIDE AS WE DICTATE TO THEM,see matters in the light wherewith we enfold them for the administration of theGOYIM, of course, through persons who are our tools though we do notappear to have anything in common with them - by newspaper opinion or by othermeans .... Even senators and the higher administration accept our counsels. Thepurely brute mind of the GOYIM is incapable of use for analysis andobservation, and still more for the foreseeing whither a certain manner ofsetting a question may tend.
11. In this difference in capacity for thought between the GOYIMand ourselves may be clearly discerned the seal of our position as the ChosenPeople and of our higher quality of humanness, in contradistinction to thebrute mind of the GOYIM. Their eyes are open, but see nothing beforethem and do not invent (unless perhaps, material things). From this itis plain that nature herself has destined us to guide and rule the world.
12. When comes the time of our overt rule, the time to manifest itsblessing, we shall remake all legislatures, all our laws will be brief, plain,stable, without any kind of interpretations, so that anyone will be in aposition to know them perfectly. The main feature which will run right through themis submission to orders, and this principle will be carried to a grandioseheight. Every abuse will then disappear in consequence of the responsibility ofall down to the lowest unit before the higher authority of the representativeof power. Abuses of power subordinate to this last instance will be somercilessly punished that none will be found anxious to try experiments withtheir own powers. We shall follow up jealously every action of theadministration on which depends the smooth running of the machinery of theState, for slackness in this produces slackness everywhere; not a single caseof illegality or abuse of power will be left without exemplary punishment.
13. Concealment of guilt, connivance between those in the service ofthe administration - all this kind of evil will disappear after the very firstexamples of severe punishment. The aureole of our power demands suitable, thatis, cruel, punishments for the slightest infringement, for the sake of gain, ofits supreme prestige. The sufferer, though his punishment may exceed his fault,will count as a soldier falling on the administrative field of battle in theinterest of authority, principle and law, which do not permit that any of thosewho hold the reins of the public coach should turn aside from the publichighway to their own private paths. FOR EXAMPLES OUR JUDGES WILL KNOW THATWHENEVER THEY FEEL DISPOSED TO PLUME THEMSELVES ON FOOLISH CLEMENCY THEY AREVIOLATING THE LAW OF JUSTICE WHICH IS INSTITUTED FOR THE EXEMPLARY EDIFICATIONOF MEN BY PENALTIES FOR LAPSES AND NOT FOR DISPLAY OF THE SPIRITUAL QUALITIESOF THE JUDGES .... Such qualities it is proper to show in private life, butnot in a public square which is the educationally basis of human life. (Isit not a coincidence that the Jewish created "Bar Associations"has declared that "May 1st" to be "Law Day;"the same date that the Jews created the "Illuminati"under the guidance of Adam Wiesthaust in 1776? Is it also a coincidencethat the Jewish created "Communist Nations" celebrate "May1st" as a National holiday?).
14. Our legal staff will serve not beyond the age of 55, firstlybecause old men more obstinately hold to prejudiced opinions, and are lesscapable of submitting to new directions, and secondly because this will give usthe possibility by this measure of securing elasticity in the changing ofstaff, which will thus the more easily bend under our pressure: he who wishesto 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 thoroughlyunderstand that the part they have to play is to punish and apply laws and notto dream about the manifestations of liberalism at the expense of theeducational scheme of the State, as the GOYIM in these days imagine itto be .... This method of shuffling the staff will serve also to explode anycollective solidarity of those in the same service and will bind all to theinterests of the government upon which their fate will depend. The younggeneration of judges will be trained in certain views regarding theinadmissibility of any abuses that might disturb the established order of oursubjects among themselves.
15. In these days the judges of the GOYIM create indulgencesto every kind of crimes, not having a just understanding of their office,because the rulers of the present age in appointing judges to office take nocare to inculcate in them a sense of duty and consciousness of the matter whichis demanded of them. As a brute beast lets out its young in search of prey, sodo the GOYIM give to them for what purpose such place was created. Thisis the reason why their governments are being ruined by their own forcesthrough the acts of their own administration.
16. Let us borrow from the example of the results of these actionsyet another lesson for our government.
17. We shall root out liberalism from all the important strategicposts of our government on which depends the training of subordinates for ourState structure. Such posts will fall exclusively to those who have beentrained by us for administrative rule. To the possible objection that theretirement 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 beconcentrated in our hands, consequently it is not our government that has tofear expense.
18. Our absolutism will in all things be logically consecutive andtherefore in each one of its decrees our supreme will be respected andunquestionably fulfilled: it will ignore all murmurs, all discontents of everykind and will destroy to the root every kind of manifestation of them in act bypunishment of an exemplary character.
19. We shall abolish the right of cessation, which will betransferred 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 therecould 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 thedecision, but inflict therewith such exemplary punishment on the judge for lackof understanding of his duty and the purpose of his appointment as will preventa repetition of such cases .... I repeat that it must be born in mind that weshall know every step of our administration which only needs to be closelywatched for the people to be content with us, for it has the right to demandfrom a good government a good official.
20. OUR GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE THE APPEARANCE OF A PATRIARCHAL PATERNALGUARDIANSHIP ON THE PART OF OUR RULER. Our own nation and our subjects willdiscern in his person a father caring for their every need, their every act,their every inter-relation as subjects one with another, as well as theirrelations to the ruler. They will then be so thoroughly imbued with the thoughtthat it is impossible for them to dispense with this wardship and guidance, ifthey wish to live in peace and quiet, THAT THEY WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THEAUTOCRACY OF OUR RULER WITH A DEVOTION BORDERING ON "APOTHEOSIS,"especially when they are convinced that those whom we set up do not put theirown in place of authority, but only blindly execute his dictates. They will berejoiced that we have regulated everything in their lives as is done by wiseparents who desire to train children in the cause of duty and submission. Forthe peoples of the world in regard to the secrets of our polity are everthrough the ages only children under age, precisely as are also theirgovernments.
21. As you see, I found our despotism on right and duty: the right tocompel the execution of duty is the direct obligation of a government which isa father for its subjects. It has the right of the strong that it may use itfor the benefit of directing humanity towards that order which is defined bynature, namely, submission. Everything in the world is in a state ofsubmission, if not to man, then to circumstances or its own inner character, inall cases, to what is stronger. And so shall we be this something stronger forthe sake of good.
22. We are obliged without hesitation to sacrifice individuals, whocommit a breach of established order, for in the exemplary punishment of evillies a great educational problem.
23. When the King of Israel sets upon his sacred head thecrown offered him by Europe he will become patriarch of the world. Theindispensable victims offered by him in consequence of their suitability willnever reach the number of victims offered in the course of centuries by themania of magnificence, the emulation between the GOY governments.
24. Our King will be in constant communion with the peoples, makingto them from the tribune speeches which fame will in that same hour distributeover all the world.
1. In order to effect the destruction of all collective forces exceptours we shall emasculate the first stage of collectivism - the UNIVERSITIES,by re-educating them in a new direction. THEIR OFFICIALS AND PROFESSORS WILLBE PREPARED FOR THEIR BUSINESS BY DETAILED SECRET PROGRAMS OF ACTION FROM WHICHTHEY WILL NOT WITH IMMUNITY DIVERGE, NOT BY ONE IOTA. THEY WILL BE APPOINTEDWITH ESPECIAL PRECAUTION, AND WILL BE SO PLACED AS TO BE WHOLLY DEPENDENT UPON THEGOVERNMENT.
2. We shall exclude from the course of instruction State Law as alsoall that concerns the political question. These subjects will be taught to afew dozen of persons chosen for their pre-eminent capacities from among thenumber of the initiated. THE UNIVERSITIES MUST NO LONGER SEND OUT FROM THEIRHALLS MILK SOPS CONCOCTING PLANS FOR A CONSTITUTION, LIKE A COMEDY OR ATRAGEDY, BUSYING THEMSELVES WITH QUESTIONS OF POLICY IN WHICH EVEN THEIR OWNFATHERS NEVER HAD ANY POWER OF THOUGHT.
3. The ill-guided acquaintance of a large number of persons withquestions of polity creates utopian dreamers and bad subjects, as you can seefor yourselves from the example of the universal education in this direction ofthe GOYIM. We must introduce into their education all those principleswhich have so brilliantly broken up their order. But when we are in power weshall remove every kind of disturbing subject from the course of education andshall make out of the youth obedient children of authority, loving him whorules as the support and hope of peace and quiet.
4. Classicism as also any form of study of ancient history, in whichthere are more bad than good examples, we shall replace with the study of theprogram of the future. We shall erase from the memory of men all facts ofprevious centuries which are undesirable to us, and leave only those whichdepict all the errors of the government of the GOYIM. The study ofpractical life, of the obligations of order, of the relations of people one toanother, of avoiding bad and selfish examples, which spread the infection ofevil, and similar questions of an educative nature, will stand in the forefrontof the teaching program, which will be drawn up on a separate plan for eachcalling or state of life, in no wise generalizing the teaching. This treatmentof the question has special importance.
5. Each state of life must be trained within strict limitscorresponding to its destination and work in life. The OCCASIONAL GENIUS HASALWAYS MANAGED AND ALWAYS WILL MANAGE TO SLIP THROUGH INTO OTHER STATES OFLIFE, BUT IT IS THE MOST PERFECT FOLLY FOR THE SAKE OF THIS RARE OCCASIONALGENIUS TO LET THROUGH INTO RANKS FOREIGN TO THEM THE UNTALENTED WHO THUS ROB OFTHEIR PLACES WHO BELONG TO THOSE RANKS BY BIRTH OR EMPLOYMENT. YOU KNOWYOURSELVES IN WHAT ALL THIS HAS ENDED FOR THE "GOYIM" WHO ALLOWEDTHIS CRYING ABSURDITY.
6. In order that he who rules may be seated firmly in the hearts andminds of his subjects it is necessary for the time of his activity to instructthe whole nation in the schools and on the market places about this meaning andhis acts and all his beneficent initiatives.
7. We shall abolish every kind of freedom of instruction. Learners ofall ages have the right to assemble together with their parents in theeducational establishments as it were in a club: during these assemblies, onholidays, teachers will read what will pass as free lectures on questions ofhuman relations, of the laws of examples, of the philosophy of new theories notyet declared to the world. These theories will be raised by us to the stage ofa dogma of faith as a traditional stage towards our faith. On the completion ofthis exposition of our program of action in the present and the future I willread you the principles of these theories.
8. In a word, knowing by the experience of many centuries that peoplelive and are guided by ideas, that these ideas are imbibed by people only bythe aid of education provided with equal success for all ages of growth, but ofcourse by varying methods, we shall swallow up and confiscate to our own usethe last scintilla of independence of thought, which we have for long past beendirecting towards subjects and ideas useful for us. The system of bridlingthought is already at work in the so-called system of teaching by OBJECTLESSONS, the purpose of which is to turn the GOYIM into unthinkingsubmissive brutes waiting for things to be presented before their eyes in orderto form an idea of them .... In France, one of our best agents, Bourgeois,has already made public a new program of teaching by object lessons.
1. The practice of advocacy produces men cold, cruel, persistent,unprincipled, who in all cases take up an impersonal, purely legal standpoint.They have the inveterate habit to refer everything to its value for the defenseand not to the public welfare of its results. They do not usually decline toundertake any defense whatever, they strive for an acquittal at all costs,caviling over every petty crux of jurisprudence and thereby they demoralizejustice. For this reason we shall set this profession into narrow frames whichwill keep it inside this sphere of executive public service. Advocates, equallywith judges, will be deprived of the right of communication with litigant; theywell receive business only from the court and will study it by notes of reportand documents, defending their clients after they have been interrogated incourt on facts that have appeared. They will receive an honorarium withoutregard to the quality of the defense. This will render them mere reporters onlaw-business in the interests of justice and as counterpoise to the proctor whowill be the reporter in the interests of prosecution; this will shortenbusiness before the courts. In this way will be established a practice ofhonest unprejudiced defense conducted not from personal interest but byconviction. This will also, by the way, remove the present practice of corruptbargain between advocation to agree only to let that side win which pays most.....
2. WE HAVE LONG PAST TAKEN CARE TO DISCREDIT THE PRIESTHOOD OF "GOYIM,"and thereby to ruin their mission on earth which in these days might stillbe a great hindrance to us. Day by day its influence on the peoples of theworld is falling lower. FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE HAS BEEN DECLARED EVERYWHERE,SO THAT NOW ONLY YEARS DIVIDE US FROM THE MOMENT OF THE COMPLETE WRECKING OFTHAT CHRISTIAN RELIGION: as to other religions we shall have still lessdifficulty in dealing with them, but it would be premature to speak of thisnow. We shall act clericalism and clericals into such narrow frames as to maketheir influence move in retrogressive proportion to its former progress.
3. When the time comes finally to destroy the papal court the fingerof an invisible hand will point the nations towards this court. When, however,the nations fling themselves upon it, we shall come forward in the guise of itsdefenders as if to save excessive bloodshed. By this diversion we shallpenetrate to its very bowels and be sure we shall never come out again until wehave gnawed through the entire strength of this place.
4. THE KING OF THE JEWS WILL BE THE REAL POPE OF THE UNIVERSE, THEPATRIARCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH (Antichrist??).
5. But, IN THE MEANTIME, while we are re-educating youth innew traditional religions and afterwards in ours, WE SHALL NOT OVERTLY LAY AFINGER ON EXISTING CHURCHES, BUT WE SHALL FIGHT AGAINST THEM BY CRITICISMCALCULATED TO PRODUCE SCHISM ....
6. In general, then, our contemporary press will continue to CONVICTState affairs, religions, incapacities of the GOYIM, always usingthe most unprincipled expressions in order by every means to lower theirprestige in the manner which can only be practiced by the genius of our giftedtribe ....
7. Our kingdom will be an apologia of the divinity Vishnu, inwhom is found its personification - in our hundred hands will be, one in each,the springs of the machinery of social life. We shall see everything withoutthe aid of official police which, in that scope of its rights which weelaborated for the use of the GOYIM, hinders governments from seeing. Inour programs ONE-THIRD OF OUR SUBJECTS WILL KEEP THE REST UNDER OBSERVATIONfrom a sense of duty, on the principle of volunteer service to the State. Itwill then be no disgrace to be a spy and informer, but a merit: unfoundeddenunciations, however, will be cruelly punished that there may be developmentof abuses of this right.
8. Our agents will be taken from the higher as well as the lowerranks of society, from among the administrative class who spend their time inamusements, editors, printers and publishers, booksellers, clerks, andsalesmen, workmen, coachmen, lackeys, et cetera. This body, having no rights andnot being empowered to take any action on their own account, and consequently apolice without any power, will only witness and report: verification of theirreports and arrests will depend upon a responsible group of controllers ofpolice affairs, while the actual act of arrest will be performed by thegendarmerie and the municipal police. Any person not denouncing anything seenor heard concerning questions of polity will also be charged with and maderesponsible for concealment, if it be proved that he is guilty of this crime.
9. JUST AS NOWADAYS OUR BRETHREN, ARE OBLIGED AT THEIR OWN RISK TODENOUNCE TO THE KABAL APOSTATES OF THEIR OWN FAMILY or members who havebeen noticed doing anything in opposition to the KABAL, SO IN OUR KINGDOMOVER ALL THE WORLD IT WILL BE OBLIGATORY FOR ALL OUR SUBJECTS TO OBSERVE THEDUTY OF SERVICE TO THE STATE IN THIS DIRECTION.
10. Such an organization will extirpate abuses of authority, offorce, of bribery, everything in fact which we by our counsels, by out theoriesof 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 todisorders in the midst of their administration? .... Among the number of thosemethods one of the most important is - agents for the restoration of order, soplaced as to have the opportunity in their disintegrating activity ofdeveloping and displaying their evil inclinations - obstinate self-conceit,irresponsible exercise of authority, and, first and foremost, venality.
1. When it becomes necessary for us to strengthen the strict measuresof secret defense (the most fatal poison for the prestige of authority) weshall arrange a simulation of disorders or some manifestation of discontentsfinding expression through the co- operation of good speakers. Round thesespeakers will assemble all who are sympathetic to his utterances. This willgive us the pretext for domiciliary prerequisitions and surveillance on thepart of our servants from among the number of the GOYIM police ....
2. As the majority of conspirators act of love for the game, for thesake of talking, so, until they commit some overt act we shall not lay a fingeron them but only introduce into their midst observation elements .... It mustbe remembered that the prestige of authority is lessened if it frequentlydiscovers conspiracies against itself: this implies a presumption ofconsciousness of weakness, or, what is still worse, of injustice. You are awarethat we have broken the prestige of the GOY kings by frequent attemptsupon their lives through our agents, blind sheep of our flock, who are easilymoved by a few liberal phrases to crimes provided only they be painted inpolitical colors. WE HAVE COMPELLED THE RULERS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR WEAKNESSIN ADVERTISING OVERT MEASURES OF SECRETE DEFENSE AND THEREBY WE SHALL BRING THEPROMISE OF AUTHORITY TO DESTRUCTION.
3. Our ruler will be secretly protected only by the mostinsignificant guard, because we shall not admit so much as a thought that therecould exist against him any sedition with which he is not strong enough tocontend and is compelled to hide from it.
4. If we should admit this thought, as the GOYIM have done andare doing, we should IPSO FACTO be signing a death sentence, if not forour ruler, at any rate for his dynasty, at no distant date.
5. According to strictly enforced outward appearances our ruler willemploy his power only for the advantage of the nation and in no wise for hisown or dynastic profits. Therefore, with the observance of this decorum, hisauthority will be respected and guarded by the subjects themselves, it willreceive an apotheosis in the admission that with it is bound up the well-beingof every citizen of the State, for upon it will depend all order in the commonlife of the pack ....
6. OVERT DEFENSE OF THE KIND ARGUES WEAKNESS IN THE ORGANIZATION OF HISSTRENGTH.
7. Our ruler will always be among the people and be surrounded by amob of apparently curious men and women, who will occupy the front ranks abouthim, to all appearance by chance, and will restrain the ranks of the rest out ofrespect as it will appear for good order. This will sow an example of restraintalso in others. If a petitioner appears among the people trying to hand apetition and forcing his way through the ranks, the first ranks must receivethe petition and before the eyes of the petitioner pass it to the ruler, sothat all may know that what is handed in reaches its destination, thatconsequently, there exists a control of the ruler himself. The aureole of powerrequires for is existence that the people may be able to say: "If theking knew of this," or: "the king will hear it."
8. WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICIAL DEFENSE, THE MYSTICAL PRESTIGE OFAUTHORITY DISAPPEARS: given a certain audacity, and everyone counts himselfmaster of it, the sedition- monger is conscious of his strength, and whenoccasion serves watches for the moment to make an attempt upon authority ....For the GOYIM we have been preaching something else, but by that veryfact we are enabled to see what measures of overt defense have brought them to....
9. CRIMINALS WITH US WILL BE ARRESTED AT THE FIRST, more or less,well-grounded SUSPICION: it cannot be allowed that out of fear of apossible mistake an opportunity should be given of escape to persons suspectedof a political lapse of crime, for in these matters we shall be literallymerciless. If it is still possible, by stretching a point, to admit areconsideration of the motive causes in simple crimes, there is no possibilityof excuse for persons occupying themselves with questions in which nobodyexcept the government can understand anything .... And it is not allgovernments that understand true policy.
1. If we do not permit any independent dabbling in the political weshall on the other hand encourage every kind of report or petition withproposals for the government to examine into all kinds of projects for theamelioration of the condition of the people; this will reveal to us the defectsor else the fantasies of our subjects, to which we shall respond either byaccomplishing them or by a wise rebuttment to prove the shortsightedness of onewho judges wrongly.
2. Sedition-mongering is nothing more than the yapping of a lap- dogat an elephant. For a government well organized, not from the police but fromthe public point of view, the lap-dog yaps at the elephant in entireunconsciousness of its strength and importance. It needs no more than to take agood example to show the relative importance of both and the lap-dogs willcease to yap and will wag their tails the moment they set eyes on an elephant.
3. In order to destroy the prestige of heroism for political crime weshall send it for trial in the category of thieving, murder, and every kind ofabominable and filthy crime. Public opinion will then confuse in its conceptionof this category of crime with the disgrace attaching to every other and willbrand it with the same contempt.
4. We have done our best, and I hope we have succeeded to obtain thatthe GOYIM should not arrive at this means of contending with sedition.It was for this reason that through the Press and in speeches, indirectly - incleverly compiled school- books on history, we have advertised the martyrdomalleged to have been accredited by sedition-mongers for the idea of thecommonweal. This advertisement has increased the contingent of liberalsand has brought thousands of GOYIM into the ranks of our livestockcattle.
1. To-day we shall touch upon the financial program, which I put offto the end of my report as being the most difficult, the crowning and thedecisive point of our plans. Before entering upon it I will remind you that Ihave already spoken before by way of a hint when I said that the sum total ofour actions is settled by the question of figures.
2. When we come into our kingdom our autocratic government willavoid, from a principle of self-preservation, sensibly burdening the masses ofthe people with taxes, remembering that it plays the part of father andprotector. But as State organization cost dear it is necessary nevertheless toobtain the funds required for it. It will, therefore, elaborate with particularprecaution the question of equilibrium in this matter.
3. Our rule, in which the king will enjoy the legal fiction thateverything in his State belongs to him (which may easily be translated intofact), will be enabled to resort to the lawful confiscation of all sums ofevery kind for the regulation of their circulation in the State. From thisfollows that taxation will best be covered by a progressive tax on property. Inthis manner the dues will be paid without straitening or ruining anybody in theform of a percentage of the amount of property. The rich must be aware that itis their duty to place a part of their superfluities at the disposal of theState since the State guarantees them security of possession of the rest oftheir property and the right of honest gains, I say honest, for the controlover property will do away with robbery on a legal basis.
4. This social reform must come from above, for the time is ripe forit - it is indispensable as a pledge of peace.
5. The tax upon the poor man is a seed of revolution and works to thedetriment of the State which is hunting after the trifling is missing the big.Quite apart from this, a tax on capitalists diminishes the growth of wealth inprivate hands in which we have in these days concentrated it as a counterpoiseto the government strength of the GOYIM - their State finances.
6. A tax increasing in a percentage ratio to capital will give muchlarger revenue than the present individual or property tax, which is useful tous now for the sole reason that it excites trouble and discontent among the GOYIM.(Now we know the purpose of the 16th Amendment!!).
7. The force upon which our king will rest consists in theequilibrium and the guarantee of peace, for the sake of which things it isindispensable that the capitalists should yield up a portion of their incomesfor the sake of the secure working of the machinery of the State. State needsmust be paid by those who will not feel the burden and have enough to takefrom.
8. Such a measure will destroy the hatred of the poor man for therich, in whom he will see a necessary financial support for the State, will seein him the organizer of peace and well-being since he will see that it is therich man who is paying the necessary means to attain these things.
9. In order that payers of the educated classes should not too muchdistress themselves over the new payments they will have full accounts giventhem of the destination of those payments, with the exception of such sums aswill be appropriated for the needs of the throne and the administrativeinstitutions.
10. He who reigns will not have any properties of his own once all inthe State represented his patrimony, or else the one would be in contradictionto the other; the fact of holding private means would destroy the right ofproperty in the common possessions of all.
11. Relatives of him who reigns, his heirs excepted, who will bemaintained by the resources of the State, must enter the ranks of servants ofthe State or must work to obtain the right to property; the privilege of royalblood must not serve for the spoiling of the treasury.
12. Purchase, receipt of money or inheritance will be subject to thepayment of a stamp progressive tax. Any transfer of property, whether money orother, without evidence of payment of this tax which will be strictlyregistered by names, will render the former holder liable to pay interest onthe tax from the moment of transfer of these sums up to the discovery of hisevasion of declaration of the transfer. Transfer documents must be presentedweekly at the local treasury office with notifications of the name, surname andpermanent 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 whichexceeds the ordinary expenses of buying and selling necessaries, and these willbe subject to payment only by a stamp impost of a definite percentage of theunit.
13. Just strike an estimate of how many times such taxes as thesewill cover the revenue of the GOYIM States.
14. The State exchequer will have to maintain a definite complementof reserve sums, and all that is collected above that complement must bereturned into circulation. On these sums will be organized public works. Theinitiative in works of this kind, proceeding from State sources, will blind theworking class firmly to the interests of the State and to those who reign. Fromthese same sums also a part will be set aside as rewards of inventiveness andproductiveness.
15. On no account should so much as a single unit above the definiteand freely estimated sums be retained in the State Treasuries, for money existsto be circulated and any kind of stagnation of money acts ruinously on therunning of the State machinery, for which it is the lubricant; a stagnation ofthe lubricant may stop the regular working of the mechanism.
16. The substitution of interest-bearing paper for a part of thetoken of exchange has produced exactly this stagnation. The consequences ofthis circumstance are already sufficiently noticeable.
17. A court of account will also be instituted by us, and in it theruler will find at any moment a full accounting for State income andexpenditure, with the exception of the current monthly account, not yet madeup, and that of the preceding month, which will not yet have been delivered.
18. The one and only person who will have no interest in robbing theState is its owner, the ruler. This is why his personal control will remove thepossibility of leakages of extravagances.
19. The representative function of the ruler at receptions for thesake of etiquette, which absorbs so much invaluable time, will be abolished inorder that the ruler may have time for control and consideration. His powerwill not then be split up into fractional parts among time-serving favoriteswho surround the throne for its pomp and splendor, and are interested only intheir own and not in the common interests of the State.
20. Economic crises have been producer by us for the GOYIM byno other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation. Huge capitalshave stagnated, withdrawing money from States, which were constantly obliged toapply to those same stagnant capitals for loans. These loans burdened thefinances of the State with the payment of interest and made them the bondslaves of these capitals .... The concentration of industry in the hands ofcapitalists out of the hands of small masters has drained away all the juicesof the peoples and with them also the States .... (Now we know the purposeof the Federal Reserve Bank Corporation!!).
21. The present issue of money in general does not correspond withthe requirements per head, and cannot therefore satisfy all the needs of theworkers. The issue of money ought to correspond with the growth of populationand thereby children also must absolutely be reckoned as consumers of currencyfrom the day of their birth. The revision of issue is a material question forthe whole world.
22. YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE GOLD STANDARD HAS BEEN THE RUIN OF THE STATESWHICH ADOPTED IT, FOR IT HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO SATISFY THE DEMANDS FOR MONEY,THE MORE SO THAT WE HAVE REMOVED GOLD FROM CIRCULATION AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.
23. With us the standard that must be introduced is the cost ofworking-man power, whether it be reckoned in paper or in wood. We shall makethe issue of money in accordance with the normal requirements of each subject,adding to the quantity with every birth and subtracting with every death.
24. The accounts will be managed by each department (the Frenchadministrative division), each circle.
25. In order that there may be no delays in the paying our of moneyfor State needs the sums and terms of such payments will be fixed by decree ofthe ruler; this will do away with the protection by a ministry of oneinstitution to the detriment of others.
26. The budgets of income and expenditure will be carried out side byside that they may not be obscured by distance one to another.
27. The reforms projected by us in the financial institutions andprinciples of the GOYIM will be clothed by us in such forms as willalarm nobody. We shall point out the necessity of reforms in consequence of thedisorderly darkness into which the GOYIM by their irregularities haveplunged the finances. The first irregularity, as we shall point out, consistsin their beginning with drawing up a single budget which year after year growsowing to the following cause: this budget is dragged out to half the year, thenthey demand 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 aliquidation budget. But, as the budget of the following year is drawn up inaccordance with the sum of the total addition, the annual departure from thenormal reaches as much as 50 per cent in a year, and so the annual budget istrebled in ten years. Thanks to such methods, allowed by the carelessness ofthe GOY States, their treasuries are empty. The period of loanssupervenes, and that has swallowed up remainders and brought all the GOY Statesto bankruptcy. (The United States was declared "bankrupt"at the Geneva Convention of 1929! [see 31 USC 5112, 5118, and5119).
28. You understand perfectly that economic arrangements of this kind,which have been suggested to the GOYIM by us, cannot be carried on byus.
29. Every kind of loan proves infirmity in the State and a want ofunderstanding of the rights of the State. Loans hang like a sword of Damoclesover the heads of rulers, who, instead of taking from their subjects by atemporary tax, come begging with outstretched palm of our bankers. Foreignloans are leeches which there is no possibility of removing from the body ofthe State until they fall off of themselves or the State flings them off. Butthe GOY States do not tear them off; they go on in persisting in puttingmore on to themselves so that they must inevitably perish, drained by voluntaryblood-letting.
30. What also indeed is, in substance, a loan, especially a foreignloan? A loan is - an issue of government bills of exchange containing apercentage obligation commensurate to the sum of the loan capital. If the loanbears a charge of 5 per cent, then in twenty years the State vainly pays awayin interest a sum equal to the loan borrowed, in forty years it is paying adouble sum, in sixty - treble, and all the while the debt remains an unpaiddebt.
31. From this calculation it is obvious that with any form oftaxation per head the State is baling out the last coppers of the poortaxpayers in order to settle accounts with wealth foreigners, from whom it hasborrowed money instead of collecting these coppers for its own needs withoutthe additional interest.
32. So long as loans were internal the GOYIM only shuffledtheir money from the pockets of the poor to those of the rich, but when we boughtup 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 GOYIMbegan to pay us the tribute of subjects.
33. If the superficiality of GOY kings on their thrones inregard to State affairs and the venality of ministers or the want ofunderstanding of financial matters on the part of other ruling persons havemade their countries debtors to our treasuries to amounts quite impossible topay it has not been accomplished without, on our part, heavy expenditure oftrouble and money.
34. Stagnation of money will not be allowed by us and therefore therewill be no State interest-bearing paper, except a one per- cent series, so thatthere will be no payment of interest to leeches that suck all the strength outof the State. The right to issue interest-bearing paper will be givenexclusively to industrial companies who will find no difficulty in payinginterest out of profits, whereas the State does not make interest on borrowed moneylike these companies, for the State borrows to spend and not to use inoperations. (Now we know why President Kennedy was assassinated in1963 when he refused to borrow any more of the "Bank Notes"from the bankers of the Federal Reserve Bank and began circulatingnon-interest bearing "Notes" of the "United States ofAmerica"!!!).
35. Industrial papers will be bought also by the government whichfrom being as now a paper of tribute by loan operations will be transformedinto a lender of money at a profit. This measure will stop the stagnation ofmoney, parasitic profits and idleness, all of which were useful for us amongthe GOYIM so long as they were independent but are not desirable underour rule.
36. How clear is the undeveloped power of thought of the purely brutebrains of the GOYIM, as expressed in the fact that they have beenborrowing from us with payment of interest without ever thinking that all thesame these very moneys plus an addition for payment of interest must be got bythem from their own State pockets in order to settle up with us. What couldhave been simpler than to take the money they wanted from their own people?
37. But it is a proof of the genius of our chosen mind that we havecontrived to present the matter of loans to them in such a light that they haveeven seen in them an advantage for themselves.
38. Our accounts, which we shall present when the time comes, in thelight of centuries of experience gained by experiments made by us on the GOYStates, will be distinguished by clearness and definiteness and will showat a glance to all men the advantage of our innovations. They will put an endto those abuses to which we owe our mastery over the GOYIM, but whichcannot be allowed in our kingdom.
39. We shall so hedge about our system of accounting that neither theruler nor the most insignificant public servant will be in a position to diverteven the smallest sum from its destination without detection or to direct it inanother direction except that which will be once fixed in a definite plan ofaction. (Is this why a "private corporation," known as the "InternalRevenue Service," is in charge of collecting the "payments"of the "Income Taxes" and the IRS always deposits those"payments" to the Federal Reserve bank and never to theTreasury of the United States??).
40. And without a definite plan it is impossible to rule. Marchingalong an undetermined road and with undetermined resources brings to ruin bythe way heroes and demi-gods.
41. The GOY rulers, whom we once upon a time advised should bedistracted from State occupations by representative receptions, observances ofetiquette, entertainments, were only screens for our rule. The accounts offavorite courtiers who replaced them in the sphere of affairs were drawn up forthem by our agents, and every time gave satisfaction to short-sighted minds bypromises that in the future economics and improvements were foreseen ....Economics from what? From new taxes? - were questions that might have been butwere not asked by those who read our accounts and projects.
42. You know to what they have been brought by this carelessness, towhat pitch of financial disorder they have arrived, notwithstanding theastonishing industry of their peoples ....
1. To what I reported to you at the last meeting I shall now add adetailed explanation of internal loans. Of foreign loans I shall say nothingmore, because they have fed us with national moneys of the GOYIM, butfor our State there will be no foreigners, that is, nothing external.
2. We have taken advantage of the venality of administrators andslackness of rulers to get our moneys twice, thrice and more times over, bylending to the GOY governments moneys which were not at all needed bythe States. Could anyone do the like in regard to us? .... Therefore, I shallonly deal with the details of internal loans.
3. States announce that such a loan is to be concluded and opensubscriptions for their own bills of exchange, that is, for theirinterest-bearing paper. That they may be within the reach of all the price isdetermined at from a hundred to a thousand; and a discount is made for theearliest 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 daysthe treasury safes are as they say overflowing and there's more money than theycan do with (why then take it?). The subscription, it is alleged, coversmany times over the issue total of the loan; in this lies the whole stageeffect - look you, they say, what confidence is shown in the government's billsof exchange.
4. But when the comedy is played out there emerges the fact that adebit and an exceedingly burdensome debit has been created. For the payment ofinterest it becomes necessary to have recourse to new loans, which do not swallowup but only add to the capital debt. And when this credit is exhausted itbecomes necessary by new taxes to cover, not the loan, BUT ONLY THE INTERESTON IT. These taxes are a debit employed to cover a debit .... (NOW WENOW OF THE PURPOSE OF THE BULLSHIT CRY FOR BALANCING THE BUDGET!!)
5. Later comes the time for conversions, but they diminish thepayment of interest without covering the debt, and besides they cannot be madewithout the consent of the lenders; on announcing a conversion a proposal is madeto return the money to those who are not willing to convert their paper. Ifeverybody expressed his unwillingness and demanded his money back, thegovernment would be hooked on their own files and would be found insolvent andunable to pay the proposed sums. By good luck the subjects of the GOYgovernments, knowing nothing about financial affairs, have always preferredlosses on exchange and diminution of interest to the risk of new investments oftheir moneys, and have thereby many a time enabled these governments to throwoff their shoulders a debit of several millions.
6. Nowadays, with external loans, these tricks cannot be played bythe GOYIM for they know that we shall demand all our moneys back.
7. In this way in acknowledged bankruptcy will best prove to thevarious countries the absence of any means between the interest of the peoplesand of those who rule them.
8. I beg you to concentrate your particular attention upon this pointand upon the following: nowadays all internal loans are consolidated byso-called flying loans, that is, such as have terms of payment more or lessnear. These debts consist of moneys paid into the savings banks and reservefunds. If left for long at the disposition of a government these fundsevaporate in the payment of interest on foreign loans, and are placed by thedeposit of equivalent amount of RENTS.
9. And these last it is which patch up all the leaks in the Statetreasuries of the GOYIM.
10. When we ascend the throne of the world all these financial andsimilar shifts, as being not in accord with our interests, will be swept awayso as not to leave a trace, as also will be destroyed all money markets, sincewe shall not allow the prestige of our power to be shaken by fluctuations ofprices set upon our values, which we shall announce by law at the price whichrepresents their full worth without any possibility of lowering or raising. (Raisinggives the pretext for lowering, which indeed was where we made a beginning inrelation to the values of the GOYIM.)
11. We shall replace the money markets by grandiose government creditinstitutions, the object of which will be to fix the price of industrial valuesin accordance with government views. These institutions will be in a positionto 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 willcome into dependence upon us. You may imagine for yourselves what immense powerwe shall thereby secure for ourselves ....
1 In all that has so far been reported by me to you, I haveendeavored to depict with care the secret of what is coming, of what is past,and of what is going on now, rushing into the flood of the great events comingalready in the near future, the secret of our relations to the GOYIM andof financial operations. On this subject there remains still a little for me toadd.
2. IN OUR HANDS IS THE GREATEST POWER OF OUR DAY - GOLD: IN TWO DAYS WECAN PROCURE FROM OUR STOREHOUSES ANY QUANTITY WE MAY PLEASE.
3. Surely there is no need to seek further proof that our rule ispredestined by God? Surely we shall not fail with such wealth to prove that allthat evil which for so many centuries we have had to commit has served at theend of ends the cause of true well- being - the bringing of everything intoorder? Though it be even by the exercise of some violence, yet all the same itwill be established. We shall contrive to prove that we are benefactors whohave restored to the rent and mangled earth the true good and also freedom ofthe 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 strictobservance of the laws established by us. We shall make plain therewith thatfreedom does not consist in dissipation and in the right of unbridled licenseany more than the dignity and force of a man do not consist in the right ofeveryone to promulgate destructive principles in the nature of freedom ofconscience, equality and a like, that freedom of the person in no wise consistsin the right to agitate oneself and others by abominable speeches beforedisorderly mobs, and that true freedom consists in the inviolability of theperson who honorably and strictly observes all the laws of life in common, thathuman dignity is wrapped up in consciousness of the rights and also of theabsence of rights of each, and not wholly and solely in fantastic imaginingsabout the subject of one's EGO.
4. One authority will be glorious because it will be all-powerful,will rule and guide, and not muddle along after leaders and orators shriekingthemselves hoarse with senseless words which they call great principles andwhich are noting else, to speak honestly, but utopian .... Our authority willbe the crown of order, and in that is included the whole happiness of man. Theaureole of this authority will inspire a mystical bowing of the knee before itand a reverent fear before it of all the peoples. True force makes no termswith any right, not even with that of God: none dare come near to it so as totake so much as a span from it away.
1. That the peoples may become accustomed to obedience it isnecessary to inculcate lessons of humility and therefore to reduce theproduction of articles of luxury. By this we shall improve morals which havebeen debased by emulation in the sphere of luxury. We shall re-establish smallmaster production which will mean laying a mine under the private capital ofmanufactures. This is indispensable also for the reason that manufacturers onthe grand scale often move, though not always consciously, the thoughts of themasses in directions against the government. A people of small masters knowsnothing of unemployment and this binds him closely with existing order, andconsequently with the firmness of authority. For us its part will have benplayed out the moment authority is transferred into our hands. Drunkenness alsowill be prohibited by law and punishable as a crime against humanness of manwho is turned into a brute under the influence of alcohol.
2. Subjects, I repeat once more, give blind obedience only to thestrong hand which is absolutely independent of them, for in it they feel thesword of defense and support against social scourges .... What do they wantwith an angelic spirit in a king? What they have to see in him is thepersonification of force and power.
3. The supreme lord who will replace all now existing ruler, draggingin their existence among societies demoralized by us, societies that havedenied even the authority of God, from whose midst breads out on all sides thefire 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 heshould drench them with his own blood, that he may resurrect them again in theform of regularly organized troops fighting consciously with every kind ofinfection that may cover the body of the State with sores.
4. This Chosen One of God is chosen from above todemolish the senseless forces moved by instinct and not reason, by brutishnessand humanness. These forces now triumph in manifestations of robbery and everykind of violence under the mask of principles of freedom and every kind ofviolence under the mask of principles of freedom and rights. They haveoverthrown all forms of social order to erect on the ruins of the throne of theKing of the Jews; but their part will be played out the moment he entersinto his kingdom. Then it will be necessary to sweep them away from his path,on which must be left no knot, no splinter.
5. Then will it be possible for us to say to the peoples of theworld: Give thanks to God and bow the knee before him who bears on his frontthe seal of the predestination of man, to which God himself has led his starthat none other but Him might free us from all the before-mentioned forces andevils.
1. I pass now to the method of confirming the dynastic roots of KingDavid to the last strata of the earth.
2. This confirmation will first and foremost be included in thatwhich to this day has rested the force of conservatism by our learned elders ofthe conduct of the affairs of the world, in the directing of the education ofthought of all humanity.
3. Certain members of the seed of David will prepare the kingsand their heirs, selecting not by right of heritage but by eminent capacities,inducting them into the most secret mysteries of the political, into schemes ofgovernment, but providing always that none may come to knowledge of thesecrets. The object of this mode of action is that all may know that governmentcannot be entrusted to those who have not been inducted into the secret placesof its art ....
4. To these persons only will be taught the practical application ofthe aforenamed plans by comparison of the experiences of many centuries, allthe observations on the politico-economic moves and social sciences - in aword, all the spirit of laws which have been unshakably established by natureherself for the regulation of the relations of humanity.
5. Direct heirs will often be set aside from ascending the throne ifin their time of training they exhibit frivolity, softness and other qualitiesthat are the ruin of authority, which render them incapable of governing and inthemselves dangerous for kingly office.
6. Only those who are unconditionally capable for firm, even if it beto cruelty, direct rule will receive the reins of rule from our learned elders.
7. In case of falling sick with weakness of will or other form ofincapacity. kings must by law hand over the reins of rule to new and capablehands.
8. The king's plan of action for the current moment, and all the moreso for the future, will be unknown, even to those who are called his closestcounselors.
9. Only the king and the three who stood sponsor for him will knowwhat is coming.
10. In the person of the king who with unbending will is master ofhimself and of humanity all will discern as it were fate with its mysteriousways. None will know what the king wishes to attain by his dispositions, and thereforenone will dare to stand across an unknown path.
11. It is understood that the brain reservoir of the king mustcorrespond in capacity to the plan of government it has to contain. It is forthis reason that he will ascend the throne not otherwise than after examinationof his mind by the aforesaid learned elders.
12. That the people may know and love their king, it is indispensablefor him to converse in the market-places with his people. This ensures thenecessary clinching of the two forces which are now divided one from another byus by the terror.
13. This terror was indispensable for us till the time comes for boththese forces separately to fall under our influence.
14. The king of the Jews must not be at the mercy of hispassions, and especially of sensuality: on no side of his character must hegive brute instincts power over his mind. Sensuality worse than all elsedisorganizes the capacities of the mind and clearness of views, distracting thethoughts to the worst and most brutal side of human activity.
15. The prop of humanity in the person of the supreme lord of all theworld of the holy seed of David must sacrifice to his people all personalinclinations.
16. Our supreme lord must be of an exemplary irreproachable.