PROTOCOLS OF THE MEETINGS
OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION
1. ....Putting aside fine phrases we shall speak of the significance
of each thought: by
comparisons and deductions we shall throw
light upon surrounding facts.
2. What I am about to set forth,
then, is our system from the two points of view, that
ourselves and that of the GOYIM [i.e., non- Jews].
3. It must
be noted that men with bad instincts are more in number than the good, and
therefore the best results in governing them are attained by violence and terrorisation,
and not by academic discussions. Every man aims at power, everyone would
become a dictator if only he could, and rare indeed
are the men who would not be willing
to sacrifice the welfare
of all for the sake of securing their own welfare.
has restrained the beasts of prey who are called
has served for their guidance hitherto?
5. In the beginnings of the structure
of society, they were subjected to
brutal and blind force;
after words - to Law, which is the same
force, only disguised.
I draw the conclusion that by the law of
nature right lies
6. Political freedom is an idea but not a fact. This idea
one must know how to apply whenever
it appears necessary
with this bait of an idea to attract the masses of the people to one's
party for the purpose of crushing another who is in authority. This task is rendered easier
of the opponent has himself been infected with the idea of freedom, SO-CALLED LIBERALISM,
and, for the sake of an idea, is willing to yield some of his
power. It is precisely here that the
triumph of our theory
appears; the slackened reins of government are immediately, by the
of life, caught up and gathered together by a new hand, because the blind might of the
nation cannot for one single day exist without guidance, and the new authority
merely fits into the place of the old already weakened by liberalism.
7. In our day the power which has replaced that of the rulers who were
liberal is the power
of Gold. Time was when Faith ruled. The idea
of freedom is impossible of realization because
knows how to use it with moderation. It is enough to hand over a people to
self-government for a certain length of time for that people to be turned into a disorganized
mob. From that moment on we get internecine strife which soon develops
between classes, in the midst of which States
and their importance is reduced to that of a
heap of ashes.
8. Whether a State exhausts itself in its own convulsions,
whether its internal discord brings
it under the power
of external foes - in any case it can be accounted irretrievable lost:
IT IS IN OUR POWER. The despotism of Capital, which is entirely in our hands, reaches
out to it a straw that the State, willy-nilly, must take hold of: if
not - it goes to the bottom.
9. Should anyone of a liberal
mind say that such reflections as the above are immoral,
would put the following questions: If every State has two foes and if in regard to the external
foe it is allowed and not considered immoral to use every manner and art of conflict, as
for example to keep the enemy in ignorance of plans of attack and defense,
him by night or in superior numbers, then in
what way can the same means in regard
to a worse foe, the
destroyer of the structure of society and the commonweal,
called immoral and not permissible?
10. Is it possible for any sound
logical mind to hope with any success to guide crowds
the aid of reasonable counsels and arguments, when any objection or contradiction,
senseless though it may be, can be made and when such objection may find more favor
with the people, whose powers of reasoning are superficial? Men in masses
men of the masses, being guided solely by petty
passions, paltry beliefs, traditions and
fall a prey to party dissension, which hinders any kind of agreement
on the basis of a perfectly reasonable argument. Every resolution of a crowd depends
upon a chance or packed majority, which, in its ignorance of political secrets, puts f
orth some ridiculous resolution that lays in the administration a seed
11. The political has nothing in common with the moral.
The ruler who is governed by the
moral is not a skilled
politician, and is therefore unstable on his throne. He who wishes
to rule must have recourse both to cunning and to make-believe. Great national qualities,
like frankness and honesty, are vices in politics, for they bring down rulers from their
thrones more effectively and more certainly than the most powerful enemy.
must be the attributes of the kingdoms of
the GOYIM, but we must in no wise be guided by them.
12. Our right lies in force. The word
"right" is an abstract thought and proved by nothing.
The word means no more than: Give me what I want in order
that thereby I may have a proof that I am stronger than you.
does right begin? Where does it end?
14. In any State in which there
is a bad organization of authority, an impersonality of laws
of the rulers who have lost their personality amid the flood of rights ever multiplying
out of liberalism, I find a new right - to attack by the right of the strong, and to scatter
the winds all existing forces of order and regulation,
to reconstruct all institutions and to
become the sovereign
lord of those who have left to us the rights
of their power
by laying them down voluntarily in their liberalism.
power in the present tottering condition of all forms of power will be more invincible
than any other, because it will remain invisible until the moment when it
has gained such strength that no cunning can any longer undermine it.
16. Out of the temporary evil we are now compelled to commit will emerge the good of
an unshakable rule, which will restore the regular course of the machinery
of the national
life, brought to naught by liberalism.
The result justifies the means. Let us, however,
in our plans,
direct our attention not so much to what is good and moral as
to what is necessary and useful.
17. Before us is a plan in which
is laid down strategically the line from which we cannot
deviate without running the risk of seeing the labor of many centuries brought to naught.
18. In order to elaborate satisfactory forms of action it is necessary to have regard to
rascality, the slackness, the instability of the mob,
its lack of capacity to understand and
respect the conditions
of its own life, or its own welfare. It must be understood that the
of a mob is blind, senseless and unreasoning force ever at the mercy of a suggestion
from any side. The blind cannot lead the blind without bringing them into the abyss;
consequently, members of the mob, upstarts from the people even though
be as a genius for wisdom, yet having no understanding
of the political, cannot
come forward as leaders of the mob
without bringing the whole nation to ruin.
19. Only one trained from childhood
for independent rule can have
understanding of the words
that can be made up of the political alphabet.
20. A people
left to itself, i.e., to upstarts from its midst, brings itself to ruin by party
dissensions excited by the pursuit of power and honors and the disorders arising therefrom.
Is it possible for the masses of the people calmly and without petty
jealousies to form
judgment, to deal with the affairs of
the country, which cannot be mixed up with personal
Can they defend themselves from an external foe? It is unthinkable; for a plan
broken up into as many parts as there are heads in the mob, loses all homogeneity,
and thereby becomes unintelligible and impossible of execution.
WE ARE DESPOTS
21. It is only with a despotic ruler that plans can be elaborated extensively and clearly
such a way as to distribute the whole properly among
the several parts of the machinery
of the State: from this the
conclusion is inevitable that a satisfactory form of government
for any country is one that concentrates in the hands of one responsible person. Without
an absolute despotism there can be no existence for civilization which is carried
on not by
the masses but by their guide, whosoever that person
may be. The mob is savage, and
displays its savagery at
every opportunity. The moment the mob seizes freedom in its
hands it quickly turns to anarchy, which in itself is the highest degree of savagery.
22. Behold the alcoholic animals, bemused with drink, the right to an immoderate use of
which comes along with freedom. It is not for us and ours to walk that
road. The peoples
of the GOYIM are bemused with alcoholic
liquors; their youth has grown stupid on classicism
early immorality, into which it has been inducted by our special agents - by tutors,
lackeys, governesses in the houses of the wealthy, by clerks and others, by our women in
the places of dissipation frequented by the GOYIM. In the
number of these last I count also
the so-called "society
ladies," voluntary followers of the others in corruption and luxury.
countersign is - Force and Make-believe. Only force conquers in political affairs,
especially if it be concealed in the talents essential to statesmen. Violence must be the
principle, and cunning and make-believe the rule for governments
which do not want to
lay down their crowns at the feet
of agents of some new power. This evil is the one and
means to attain the end, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and
treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must
know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it
submission and sovereignty.
24. Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the
horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory sentences of
death, necessary to
maintain the terror which tends to
produce blind submission. Just but merciless severity
is the greatest
factor of strength in the State: not only for the sake of gain but also in the
name of duty, for the sake of victory, we must keep to the programme of violence and
make-believe. The doctrine of squaring accounts is precisely as strong
as the means
of which it makes use. Therefore it is not so much
by the means themselves as by the
doctrine of severity
that we shall triumph and bring all governments into subjection to
our super-government. It is enough for them to know that we are too merciless for
all disobedience to cease.
WE SHALL END LIBERTY
25. Far back in ancient times we were the first to cry among the masses of the people the
words "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," words
many times repeated since these days by stupid
poll- parrots who,
from all sides around, flew down upon these baits and with them carried
away the well-being of the world, true freedom of the individual, formerly so well guarded
against the pressure of the mob. The would-be wise men of the GOYIM,
could not make anything out of the uttered
words in their abstractedness; did not see that
there is no equality, cannot be freedom: that Nature herself has established inequality
of minds, of characters, and capacities, just as immutably as she has established
to her laws: never stopped to think that the mob
is a blind thing, that upstarts elected from
among it to
bear rule are, in regard to the political, the same blind men as the mob itself,
that the adept, though he be a fool, can yet rule, whereas the non-adept, even if he were
a genius, understands nothing in the political - to all those things
the GOYIM paid no regard;
yet all the time it was based
upon these things that dynastic rule rested: the father passed on
to the son a knowledge of the course of political affairs in such wise that none should know
it but members of the dynasty and none could betray it to the governed. As time went on,
the meaning of the dynastic transference of the true position
in the political was lost, and this aided the
success of our cause.
26. In all corners of the earth the words
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," brought to our ranks,
to our blind agents, whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm.
And all the time these words were canker-worms at work boring into the well-being of
the GOYIM, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all
foundations of the GOYA States. As you will see later, this
helped us to our triumph: it
gave us the possibility, among
other things, of getting into our hands the master card - the
destruction of the privileges, or in other words of the very existence of the aristocracy of
the GOYIM, that class which was the only defense peoples and countries had against us.
On the ruins of the eternal and genealogical aristocracy of the GOYIM
we have set
up the aristocracy of our educated class headed
by the aristocracy of money. The
qualifications for this
aristocracy we have established in wealth, which is dependent
upon us, and in knowledge, for which our learned elders provide the motive force.
27. Our triumph has been rendered easier by the fact that in our relations with the men,
whom we wanted, we have always worked upon the most sensitive
chords of the human
mind, upon the cash account, upon the
cupidity, upon the insatiability for material needs
of man; and
each one of these human weaknesses, taken alone, is sufficient to paralyze
initiative, for it hands over the will of men to the
of him who has bought their activities.
28. The abstraction of freedom
has enabled us to persuade the mob in all countries that
government is nothing but the steward of the people who are the owners
of the country, and that the steward may be replaced like a worn-out glove.
29. It is
this possibility of replacing the representatives of the people which has
placed at our disposal, and, as it were, given us the power of appointment.
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 the economic ground, where the nations
not fail to perceive in the assistance we give the strength of our predominance, and
this state of things will put both sides at the mercy of our international AGENTUR;
which possesses millions of eyes ever on the watch and unhampered
by any limitations
whatsoever. Our international rights
will then wipe out national rights, in the proper sense
of right, and will rule the nations precisely as the civil law of
rules the relations of their subjects among themselves.
2. The administrators,
whom we shall choose from among the public, with strict regard
their capacities for servile obedience, will not be persons trained in the arts of government,
and will therefore easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning and
genius who will be their advisers, specialists bred and reared from early
childhood to rule
the affairs of the whole world. As is
well known to you, these specialists of ours have been
to fit them for rule the information they need from our political plans from the lessons
of history, from observations made of the events of every moment as it passes. The
GOYIM are not guided by practical use of unprejudiced historical observation,
but by theoretical
routine without any critical regard
for consequent results. We need not, therefore, take any
of them - let them amuse themselves until the hour strikes, or live on hopes of new
forms of enterprising pastime, or on the memories of all they have enjoyed. For them let
that play the principal part which we have persuaded them to accept as
the dictates of
science (theory). It is with this object
in view that we are constantly, by means of our press,
arousing a blind confidence in these theories. The intellectuals of the GOYIM will puff
themselves up with their knowledge and without any logical verification of them will put into
effect all the information available from science, which our AGENTUR
cunningly pieced together for the purpose
ofeducating their minds in the direction 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 see what a disintegrating
importance these directives have had upon
the minds of
4. It is indispensable for us to take account of the thoughts,
characters, tendencies of the
nations in order to avoid
making slips in the political and in the direction of administrative
The triumph of our system of which the component parts of the machinery may be
variously disposed according to the temperament of the peoples met on our way, will fail of
success if the practical application of it be not based upon a
summing up of the lessons of the past in the light of the present.
5. In the hands of the States of to-day there is a great force that
creates the movement
of thought in the people, and that is the
Press. The part played by the Press is to keep
our requirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the complaints
of the people, to express and to create discontent. It is in the Press that the triumph of
freedom of speech finds its incarnation. But the GOYIM States have not
known how to
make use of this force; and it has fallen into
our hands. Through the Press we have gained
the power to
influence while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the Press we have
got the GOLD in our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of 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 worth in the
sight of God a thousand GOYIM.
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 is ready now to close its cycle
of the Symbolic Snake, by which we symbolize our people. When this ring
closes, all the States of Europe will be locked in its
coil as in a powerful vice.
2. The constitution scales of these days
will shortly break down, for we have established
a certain lack of accurate balance in order that they may oscillate incessantly
until they wear through the pivot on which they turn. The GOYIM are under the impression
that they have welded them sufficiently strong and they have all along
kept on expecting
that the scales would come into equilibrium.
But the pivots - the kings on their thrones -
in by their representatives, who play the fool, distraught with their own
uncontrolled and irresponsible power. This power they owe to the terror which has been
breathed into the palaces. As they have no means of getting at their
people, into their very
midst, the kings on their thrones
are no longer able to come to terms with them and so
themselves against seekers after power. We have made a gulf between the
far-seeing Sovereign Power and the blind force of the people so that both have
lost all meaning, for like the blind man and his stick, both are powerless apart.
3. In order to incite seekers after power to a misuse of power we have
set all forces in
opposition one to another, breaking up their
liberal tendencies towards independence.
To this end we
have stirred up every form of enterprise, we have armed all parties, we
have set up authority as a target for every ambition. Of States we have made gladiatorial
arenas where a lot of confused issues contend .... A little more, and
bankruptcy will be universal ....
4. Babblers, inexhaustible, have turned into oratorical contests the
sittings of Parliament
and Administrative Boards. Bold journalists
and unscrupulous pamphleteers daily fall
officials. Abuses of power will put the final touch in preparing all institutions
for their overthrow and everything will fly skyward under the blows of the maddened mob.
POVERTY OUR WEAPON
5. All people are chained down to heavy toil by poverty more firmly than ever. They were
chained by slavery and serfdom; from these, one way and another, they
might free themselves.
These could be settled with, but
from want they will never get away. We have included in
such rights as to the masses appear fictitious and not actual rights. All these
so-called "Peoples Rights" can exist only in idea, an idea which can never be realized
in practical life. What is it to the proletariat laborer, bowed double
over his heavy toil, crushed
by his lot in life, if talkers
get the right to babble, if journalists get the right to scribble any
side by side with good stuff, once the proletariat has no other profit out of the
constitution save only those pitiful crumbs which we fling them from our table in return
for their voting in favor of what we dictate, in favor of the men we
place in power, the
servants of our AGENTUR ... Republican
rights for a poor man are no more than a bitter
piece of irony,
for the necessity he is under of toiling almost all day gives him no present
use of them, but the other hand robs him of all guarantee of regular and certain earnings
by making him dependent on strikes by his comrades or lockouts by his
WE SUPPORT COMMUNISM
6. The people, under our guidance, have annihilated the aristocracy,
who were their
one and only defense and foster- mother for the
sake of their own advantage which is
up with the well-being of the people. Nowadays, with the destruction
of the aristocracy, the people have fallen into the grips of merciless money-grinding
scoundrels who have laid a pitiless and cruel yoke upon the necks of the workers.
7. We appear on the scene as alleged saviours of the worker from this
we propose to him to enter the ranks of our fighting
forces - Socialists, Anarchists, Communists
- to whom we
always give support in accordance with an alleged brotherly rule (of the solidarity
of all humanity) of our SOCIAL MASONRY. The aristocracy, which enjoyed by law the labor
of the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well
fed, healthy, and strong.
We are interested in just the
opposite - in the diminution, the KILLING OUT OF THE GOYIM.
power is in the chronic shortness of food and physical weakness of the worker because
by all that this implies he is made the slave of our will, and he will not find in his own
either strength or energy to set against our
will. Hunger creates the right of capital to rule the
more surely than it was given to the aristocracy by the legal authority of kings.
8. By want and the envy and hatred which it engenders we shall move the mobs
and with their hands we shall wipe out all those who hinder us on our
9. WHEN THE HOUR STRIKES FOR OUR SOVEREIGN LORD OF ALL
TO BE CROWNED IT IS THESE SAME HANDS WHICH WILL
AWAY EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT BE A HINDRANCE THERETO.
10. The GOYIM have lost the habit of thinking unless prompted by the
our specialists. Therefore they do not see the
urgent necessity of what we, when our kingdom
adopt at once, namely this, that IT IS ESSENTIAL TO TEACH IN NATIONAL
SCHOOLS ONE SIMPLE, TRUE PIECE OF KNOWLEDGE, THE BASIS OF ALL
KNOWLEDGE - THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRUCTURE OF HUMAN LIFE, OF
EXISTENCE, WHICH REQUIRES DIVISION OF LABOR, AND, CONSEQUENTLY,
DIVISION OF MEN INTO CLASSES AND CONDITIONS. It is essential for all to know
that OWING TO DIFFERENCE IN THE OBJECTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY THERE
CANNOT BE 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 but only his
own honor. The true knowledge of the structure
of society, into the secrets of which we do
not admit the
GOYIM, would demonstrate to all men that the positions and work must be
kept within a certain circle, that they may not become a source of human suffering, arising
from an education which does not correspond with the work which individuals
upon to do. After a thorough study of this knowledge,
the peoples will voluntarily submit
to authority and accept
such position as is appointed them in the State. In the present state
of knowledge and the direction we have given to its development of the people, blindly
believing things in print - cherishes - thanks to promptings intended to mislead and to its
ignorance - a blind hatred towards all conditions which
it considers above
itself, for it has no understanding
of the meaning of class and condition.
JEWS WILL BE SAFE
11. THIS HATRED WILL BE STILL
FURTHER MAGNIFIED BY THE EFFECTS of an
which will stop dealing on the exchanges and bring industry to a
standstill. We shall create by all the secret subterranean methods open to us and with the
aid of gold, which is all in our hands, A UNIVERSAL ECONOMIC CRISES WHEREBY
WE SHALL THROW UPON THE STREETS WHOLE MOBS OF WORKERS
SIMULTANEOUSLY IN ALL THE COUNTRIES OF EUROPE. These mobs will rush
delightedly to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their
they have envied from their cradles, and whose property
they will then be able to loot.
12. "OURS" THEY WILL
NOT TOUCH, BECAUSE THE MOMENT OF ATTACK WILL
BE KNOWN TO
US AND WE SHALL TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT OUR OWN.
13. We have
demonstrated that progress will bring all the GOYIM to the sovereignty of
reason. Our despotism will be precisely that; for it will know how, by wise
severities, to pacificate all unrest, to cauterize liberalism out of all institutions.
14. When the populace has seen that all sorts of concessions and indulgences
yielded it, in the same name of freedom it has imagined
itself to be sovereign lord and
has stormed its way to power,
but, naturally like every other blind man, it has come upon
host of stumbling blocks. IT HAS RUSHED TO FIND A GUIDE, IT HAS NEVER
HAD THE SENSE TO RETURN TO THE FORMER STATE and it has laid down its
powers at OUR feet. Remember the French Revolution, to which it was we
who gave the name of "Great": the secrets of its preparations are well known to us for it was
wholly the work of our hands.
since that time we have been leading the peoples from one disenchantment to
another, so that in the end they should turn also from us in favor of that KING-DESPOT
OF THE BLOOD OF ZION, WHOM WE ARE PREPARING FOR THE 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 the bottomless rascality of the GOYIM
crawl on their bellies to force, but are merciless towards weakness, unsparing
to faults and indulgent to crimes, unwilling to bear the contradictions of a free social
system but patient unto martyrdom under the violence of a bold despotism
- it is those
qualities which are aiding us to independence.
From the premier- dictators of the present
day, the GOYIM
peoples suffer patiently and bear such abuses as
least of them they would have beheaded twenty kings.
is the explanation of this phenomenon, this curious inconsequence of the masses
of the peoples in their attitude towards what would appear to be events of the same order?
18. It is explained by the fact that these dictators whisper to the
peoples through their
agents that through these abuses they are
inflicting injury on the States with the highest
- to secure the welfare of the peoples, the international brotherhood of them all,
their solidarity and equality of rights. Naturally they do not tell the peoples
that this unification must be accomplished only under our sovereign rule.
19. And thus the people condemn the upright and acquit the guilty, persuaded
and more that it can do whatsoever it wishes.
Thanks to this state of things, the
people are destroying every
kind of stability and creating disorders at every step.
word "freedom" brings out the communities of men to fight against every kind of
force, against every kind of authority even against God and the laws of nature. For this
reason we, when we come into our kingdom, shall have to erase this word
from the lexicon
of life as implying a principle of brute
force which turns mobs into bloodthirsty beasts.
beasts, it is true, fall asleep again every time when they have drunk their fill of
blood, and at such time can easily be riveted into their chains. But if
they be not given blood they will not sleep and continue to struggle
1. Every republic passes through several stages. The first of these
is comprised in the
early days of mad raging by the blind mob,
tossed hither and thither, right and left: the
demagogy from which is born anarchy, and that leads inevitably to despotism -
not any longer legal and overt, and therefore responsible despotism, but to unseen and
secretly hidden, yet nevertheless sensibly felt despotism in the hands
of some secret
organization or other, whose acts are the
more unscrupulous inasmuch as it works behind
behind the backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of whom not only does
not injuriously affect but actually aids the secret force by saving it, thanks to continual changes,
from the necessity of expanding its resources on the rewarding of long
2. Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible
force? And this is precisely what
our force is. GENTILE
masonry blindly serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the
plan of action of our force, even its very abiding-place,
for the whole people an unknown mystery.
WE SHALL DESTROY
3. But even freedom might be harmless
and have its place in the State economy without
to the well-being of the peoples if it rested upon the foundation of faith in God,
upon the brotherhood of humanity, unconnected with the conception of equality, which is
negatived by the very laws of creation, for they have established subordination.
a faith as this a people might be governed by
a wardship of parishes, and would walk
humbly under the guiding hand of its spiritual pastor submitting to the
dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS INDISPENSABLE FOR US
TO UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE MIND OF THE "GOYIM" THE
VERY PRINCIPLE OF GOD-HEAD AND THE SPIRIT, AND TO PUT IN ITS
PLACE ARITHMETICAL 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 nations will be swallowed
up in the pursuit of gain
and in the race for it will not
take note of their common foe. But again, in order that freedom
may once for all disintegrate and ruin the communities of the GOYIM, we must put industry
on a speculative basis: the result of this will be that what is withdrawn from the land by
industry will slip through the hands and pass into speculation,
that is, to our classes.
5. The intensified struggle for superiority
and shocks delivered to economic life will create,
have already created, disenchanted, cold and heartless communities. Such communities
will foster a strong aversion towards the higher political and towards religion. Their only
guide is gain, that is Gold, which they will erect into
a veritable cult, for the sake of those
which it can give. Then will the hour strike when, not for the sake of attaining
the good, not even to win wealth, but solely out of hatred towards the privileged, the lower
classes of the GOYIM will follow our lead against our rivals
for power, the
intellectuals of the GOYIM.
1. What form of administrative rule can be given to communities in which
penetrated everywhere, communities where riches
are attained only by the clever
surprise tactics of semi-swindling
tricks; where looseness reigns: where morality is
by penal measures and harsh laws but not by voluntarily accepted principles:
where the feelings towards faith and country are obligated by cosmopolitan convictions?
What form of rule is to be given to these communities if not that despotism
which I shall
describe to you later? We shall create an
intensified centralization of government in order
in our hands all the forces of the community. We shall regulate mechanically all the
actions of the political life of our subjects by new laws. These laws will withdraw one by
one all the indulgences and liberties which have been permitted by the
GOYIM, and our
kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism
of such magnificent proportions as to be at
and in every place in a position to wipe
out any GOYIM who
oppose us by deed or word.
2. We shall be told that such
a despotism as I speak of is not
consistent 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 thrones as on a pure manifestation
of the will of God, they submitted without a murmur to the despotic power of kings: but
from the day when we insinuated into their minds the conception of their
own rights they
began to regard the occupants of thrones
as mere ordinary mortals. The holy unction of
Anointed has fallen from the heads of kings in the eyes of the people, and when
we also robbed them of their faith in God the might of power was flung
upon the streets into the place of public proprietorship and was seized by us.
MASSES LED BY LIES
4. Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means of cleverly manipulated
theory and verbitage, by regulations of life in common
and all sorts of other quirks,
in all which the GOYIM understand
nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our
brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation,
in this species of skill we have no rivals, any more than we have either in the drawing
up of plans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect the
Jesuits alone might have
compared with us, but we have contrived
to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking
an overt organization, while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization
in the shade. However, it is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign
whether the head of Catholicism or our despot of the blood
of Zion! But to
us, the Chosen People, it is very far from
being a matter of indifference.
5. FOR A TIME PERHAPS WE MIGHT
BE SUCCESSFULLY DEALT WITH BY A COALITION
OF THE "GOYIM"
OF ALL THE WORLD: but from this danger we are secured by the
discord existing among them whose roots are so deeply seated that they can never now
be plucked up. We have set one against another the personal and national reckonings of
the GOYIM, religious and race hatreds, which we have fostered into a
huge growth in the
course of the past twenty centuries.
This is the reason why there is not one State which
anywhere receive support if it were to raise its arm, for every one of them must
bear in mind that any agreement against us would be unprofitable to itself. We are too
strong - there is no evading our power. THE NATIONS CANNOT COME TO EVEN
INCONSIDERABLE PRIVATE AGREEMENT WITHOUT OUR SECRETLY
HAVING A HAND IN IT.
6. PER ME
REGES REGNANT. "It is through me that Kings reign." And it was said by
the prophets that we were chosen by God Himself to rule over the whole earth. God has
endowed us with genius that we may be equal to our task. Were genius
in the opposite
camp it would still struggle against us,
but even so, a newcomer is no match for the
settler: the struggle would be merciless between us, such a fight as the
world has never seen. Aye, and the genius on their side would have arrived too late.
All the wheels of the machinery of all States go by the force of the engine, which is in
our hands, and that engine of the machinery of States is - Gold. The
science of political
economy invented by our learned elders
has for long past been giving royal prestige to capital.
7. Capital, if it is to co-operate untrammeled,
must be free to establish a monopoly of
industry and trade:
this is already being put in execution by an unseen hand in all quarters
of the world. This freedom will give political force to those engaged in industry, and that
will help to oppress the people. Nowadays it is more important to disarm
the peoples than
to lead them into war: more important
to use for our advantage the passions which
into flames than to quench their fire: more important to eradicate them.
THE PRINCIPLE OBJECT OF OUR DIRECTORATE CONSISTS IN THIS: TO
DEBILITATE THE PUBLIC MIND BY CRITICISM; TO LEAD IT AWAY FROM SERIOUS
REFLECTIONS CALCULATED TO AROUSE RESISTANCE; TO DISTRACT THE
FORCES OF THE MIND TOWARDS A SHAM FIGHT OF EMPTY ELOQUENCE.
8. In all
ages the people of the world, equally with individuals, have accepted words for
deeds, for THEY ARE CONTENT WITH A SHOW and rarely pause to note, in the public
arena, whether promises are followed by performance. Therefore we shall
establish show institutions which will give eloquent proof
of their benefit to progress.
9. We shall assume to ourselves
the liberal physiognomy of all parties, of all directions,
we shall give that physiognomy a VOICE IN ORATORS WHO WILL SPEAK SO
THAT THEY WILL EXHAUST THE PATIENCE OF THEIR HEARERS AND
AN ABHORRENCE OF ORATORY.
10. IN ORDER TO PUT PUBLIC OPINION INTO
OUR HANDS WE MUST BRING IT
INTO A STATE OF BEWILDERMENT
BY GIVING EXPRESSION FROM ALL SIDES
TO SO MANY CONTRADICTORY
OPINIONS AND FOR SUCH LENGTH OF TIME AS
WILL SUFFICE TO
MAKE THE "GOYIM" LOSE THEIR HEADS IN THE LABYRINTH AND
COME TO SEE THAT THE BEST THING IS TO HAVE NO OPINION OF ANY KIND IN
POLITICAL, which it is not given to the public to understand, because
they are understood only by him who guides the public. This is the first secret.
11. The second secret requisite for the success of our government is comprised in the
following: To multiply to such an extent national failings, habits, passions,
civil life, that it will be impossible for
anyone to know where he is in the resulting chaos,
so that the
people in consequence will fail to understand one another. This measure
will also serve us in another way, namely, to sow discord in all parties, to dislocate all
collective forces which are still unwilling to submit to us, and to discourage
any kind of
personal initiative which might in any degree hinder
our affair. THERE IS NOTHING MORE
DANGEROUS THAN PERSONAL
INITIATIVE: if it has genius behind it, such initiative can
do more than can be done by millions of people among whom we have sown discord. We
must so direct the education of the GOYIM communities that whenever they come upon a
matter requiring initiative they may drop their hands in despairing impotence.
which results from freedom of actions saps the
forces when it meets with the freedom of
this collision arise grave moral shocks, disenchantments, failures. BY ALL
THESE MEANS WE SHALL SO WEAR DOWN THE "GOYIM" THAT THEY WILL BE
COMPELLED TO OFFER US INTERNATIONAL POWER OF A NATURE THAT BY ITS
POSITION WILL ENABLE US WITHOUT ANY VIOLENCE GRADUALLY TO
ABSORB ALL THE STATE FORCES OF THE WORLD AND TO FORM
In place of the rulers of to-day we shall set up a bogey which will be called the Super-Government
Administration. Its hands will reach out in all directions like nippers
and its organization will
be of such colossal dimensions
that it cannot fail to subdue all the nations of the world.
1. We shall
soon begin to establish huge monopolies, reservoirs of colossal riches, upon
which even, large fortunes of the GOYIM will depend to such an extent that they will go
to the bottom together with the credit of the States on the day after
the political smash ...
2. You gentlemen here present who are
strike an estimate of the significance
of this combination! ...
3. In every possible way we must develop
the significance of our Super-Government by
it as the Protector and Benefactor of all those 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 be harmful to us from the fact that they
are self-sufficing in the resources upon which they live. It is essential therefore for us
whatever cost to deprive them of their land. This object
will be best attained by increasing
the burdens upon landed
property - in loading lands with debts. These measures will
land- holding and keep it in a state of humble and unconditional submission.
5. The aristocrats
of the GOYIM, being hereditarily incapable of
themselves with little, will rapidly burn up and fizzle out.
WE SHALL ENSLAVE GENTILES
6. At the
same time we must intensively patronize trade and industry, but, first and
foremost, speculation, the part played by which is to provide a counterpoise to industry:
the absence of speculative industry will multiply capital in private
hands and will serve
to restore agriculture by freeing
the land from indebtedness to the land banks. What we
that industry should drain off from the land both labor and capital and by means
of speculation transfer into our hands all the money of the world, and thereby throw all
the GOYIM into the ranks of the proletariat. Then the GOYIM
bow down before us, if for no other reason but to get the
right to exist.
7. To complete the ruin of the industry
of the GOYIM we shall bring to the assistance of
the luxury which we have developed among the GOYIM, that greedy demand
for luxury which is swallowing up everything. WE SHALL RAISE THE RATE OF WAGES
WHICH, HOWEVER, WILL NOT BRING ANY ADVANTAGE TO THE WORKERS, FOR,
AT THE SAME TIME, WE SHALL PRODUCE A RISE IN PRICES OF THE FIRST
NECESSARIES OF LIFE, ALLEGING THAT IT ARISES FROM THE DECLINE OF
AGRICULTURE AND CATTLE-BREEDING: WE SHALL FURTHER UNDERMINE
ARTFULLY AND DEEPLY SOURCES OF PRODUCTION, BY ACCUSTOMING THE
WORKERS TO ANARCHY AND TO DRUNKENNESS AND SIDE BY SIDE THEREWITH
TAKING ALL MEASURE TO EXTIRPATE FROM THE FACE OF
THE EARTH ALL THE EDUCATED FORCES OF THE "GOYIM."
8. IN ORDER
THAT THE TRUE MEANING OF THINGS MAY NOT STRIKE THE
BEFORE THE PROPER TIME WE SHALL MASK IT UNDER AN ALLEGED
DESIRE TO SERVE THE WORKING CLASSES AND THE GREAT PRINCIPLES
POLITICAL ECONOMY ABOUT WHICH OUR ECONOMIC
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 have to get at is that there should be in
the States of the world, besides ourselves, only the masses of the proletariat, a few millionaires
devoted to our interests, police and soldiers.
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 all countries, for they will know that
we have the power
whenever we like to create disorders
or to restore order. All these countries are accustomed
to see in us an indispensable force of coercion. In the second place, by our intrigues we
shall tangle up all the threads which we have stretched into the cabinets of all States by
means of the political, by economic treaties, or loan obligations.
In order to succeed in this
we must use great cunning and
penetration during negotiations and agreements, but, as
regards what is called the "official language," we shall keep to the opposite tactics and
assume the mask of honesty and complacency. In this way the peoples and governments
of the GOYIM, whom we have taught to look only at the outside whatever
we present to
their notice, will still continue to accept
us as the benefactors and saviours of the human race.
3. We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition by
war with the neighbors
of that country which dares to oppose us:
but if these neighbors should also venture to
together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal war.
4. The principal
factor of success in the political is the secrecy of its
the word should not agree with the deeds of the diplomat.
5. We must
compel the governments of the GOYIM to take action in the direction favored
by our widely conceived plan, already approaching the desired consummation, by what
we shall represent as public opinion, secretly promoted by us through the means of that
so-called "Great Power" - THE PRESS, WHICH, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS
THAT MAY BE DISREGARDED, IS ALREADY ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS.
In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the goyim
in Europe in
check, we shall show our strength to one of them
by terrorist attempts and to all, if
we allow the possibility of a general rising against us, we
shall respond with the guns of America or China or Japan.
1. We must
arm ourselves with all the weapons which our opponents might employ
us. We must search out in the very finest shades of expression and the knotty
points of the lexicon of law justification for those cases where we shall have to pronounce
judgments that might appear abnormally audacious and unjust, for it
is important that t
hese resolutions should be set forth
in expressions that shall seem to be the most exalted
principles cast into legal form. Our directorate must surround itself with all these
forces of civilization among which it will have to work. It will surround itself with publicists,
practical jurists, administrators, diplomats and, finally,
with persons prepared by a special
IN OUR SPECIAL SCHOOLS. These persons will have
all the secrets of the social structure, they will know all the languages that
can be made up by political alphabets and words; they will be made acquainted with the
whole underside of human nature, with all its sensitive chords on which
they will have to
play. These chords are the cast of mind of the
GOYIM, their tendencies, short-comings,
vices and qualities,
the particularities of classes and conditions. Needless to say that
talented assistants of authority, of whom I speak, will be taken not from among
the GOYIM, who are accustomed to perform their administrative work without giving
themselves the trouble to think what its aim is, and never consider what
it is needed for.
The administrators of the GOYIM sign
papers without reading them,
and they serve either for
mercenary reasons or from ambition.
2. We shall surround our government
with a whole world of economists. That is the reason
economic sciences form the principal subject of the teaching given to the Jews. Around
us again will be a whole constellation of bankers, 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 entrusting responsible posts in
State to our brother-Jews, we shall put them in the
hands of persons whose past and
reputation are such that
between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in
of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or disappear
- this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp.
1. In applying
our principles let attention be paid to the character of the people in whose
country you live and act; a general, identical application of them, until such time as
the people shall have been re-educated to our pattern, cannot have success.
approaching their application cautiously you will
see that not a decade will pass before
the most stubborn
character will change and we shall add a new people to the ranks of
those already subdued by us.
2. The words of the liberal,
which are in effect the words of our masonic watchword,
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity," will, when we come into our kingdom, be changed
by us into words no longer of a watchword, but only an expression of idealism, namely,
into "The right of liberty, the duty of equality, the ideal of brotherhood."
That is how we
shall put it, - and so we shall catch the
bull by the horns ... DE FACTO we have already
every kind of rule except our own, although DE JURE there still remain a good
many of them. Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against us it is only PRO FORMA
at our discretion and by our direction, for THEIR ANTI-SEMITISM IS INDISPENSABLE
TO US FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR LESSER BRETHREN. I will not enter into
further explanations, for this
matter has formed the subject of repeated discussions amongst us.
3. For us there are not checks to limit
the range of our activity. Our Super-Government
in extra-legal conditions which are described in the accepted terminology by
the energetic and forcible word - Dictatorship. I am in a position to tell you with a clear
conscience that at the proper time we, the law-givers, shall execute
judgment and sentence,
we shall slay and we shall spare,
we, as head of all our troops, are mounted on the steed
of the leader. We rule by force of will, because in our hands are the fragments of a once
powerful party, now vanquished by us. AND THE WEAPONS IN OUR HANDS ARE
LIMITLESS AMBITIONS, BURNING GREEDINESS, MERCILESS VENGEANCE,
HATREDS AND MALICE.
4. IT IS FROM US THAT THE ALL-ENGULFING TERROR PROCEEDS.
WE HAVE IN
OUR SERVICE PERSONS OF ALL OPINIONS, OF ALL
MONARCHISTS, DEMAGOGUES, SOCIALISTS,
COMMUNISTS, AND UTOPIAN
DREAMERS OF EVERY KIND. We have
harnessed them all to the task: EACH ONE
OF THEM ON HIS
OWN ACCOUNT IS BORING AWAY AT THE LAST REMNANTS
IS STRIVING TO OVERTHROW ALL ESTABLISHED FORM OF
By these acts all States are in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are ready to
sacrifice everything for peace: BUT WE WILL NOT GIVE THEM PEACE UNTIL THEY
OPENLY ACKNOWLEDGE OUR INTERNATIONAL SUPER-GOVERNMENT,
AND WITH SUBMISSIVENESS.
5. The people
have raised a howl about the necessity of settling the question of Socialism
by way of an international agreement. DIVISION INTO FRACTIONAL PARTIES HAS
GIVEN THEM INTO OUR HANDS, FOR, IN ORDER TO CARRY ON A CONTESTED
STRUGGLE ONE MUST HAVE MONEY, AND THE MONEY IS ALL IN OUR HANDS.
6. We might have reason to apprehend a union between the "clear-sighted" force
GOY kings on their thrones and the "blind"
force of the GOY mobs, but we have taken
all the needful
measure against any such possibility: between the one and the other force
we have erected a bulwark in the shape of a mutual terror between them. In this way the
blind force of the people remains our support and we, and we only, shall provide them
with a leader and, of course, direct them along the road that leads
to our goal.
7. In order that the hand of the blind mob may not free
itself from our guiding hand, we
must every now and then
enter into close communion with it, if not actually in person, at
any rate through some of the most trusty of our brethren. When we are acknowledged as
the only authority we shall discuss with the people personally on the market, places, and
we shall instruct them on questings of the political in
such wise as may turn
them in the direction that suits
8. Who is going to verify what is taught in the village
schools? But what an envoy of
the government or a king
on his throne himself may say cannot but become immediately
known to the whole State, for it will be spread abroad by the voice of the people.
9. In order to annihilate the institutions of the GOYIM before it is time we have touched
them with craft and delicacy, and have taken hold of the
ends of the springs which move
their mechanism. These springs
lay in a strict but just sense of order; we have replaced
by the chaotic license of liberalism. We have got our hands into the administration
of the law, into the conduct of elections, into the press, into liberty of the person,
PRINCIPALLY INTO EDUCATION AND TRAINING AS BEING THE CORNERSTONES
OF A FREE EXISTENCE.
CHRISTIAN YOUTH DESTROYED
10. WE HAVE
FOOLED, BEMUSED AND CORRUPTED THE YOUTH OF THE "GOYIM"
REARING THEM IN PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES WHICH ARE KNOWN TO
US TO BE FALSE ALTHOUGH IT IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INCULCATED.
the existing laws without substantially altering them, and by merely twisting them
into contradictions of interpretations, we have erected something grandiose in the way
of results. These results found expression in the fact that the INTERPRETATIONS
THE LAW: afterwards they entirely hid them from
the eyes of the governments owing
to the impossibility
of making anything out of the tangled web of legislation.
is the origin of the theory of course of arbitration.
may say that the GOYIM will rise upon us, arms in hand, if they guess what is going
on before the time comes; but in the West we have against this a maneuver of such appalling
terror that the very stoutest hearts quail - the undergrounds, metropolitans,
corridors which, before the time comes,
will be driven under all the capitals and from whence
capitals will be blown into the air with all their organizations and archives.
1. To-day I begin with a repetition of what I said before,
and I BEG YOU TO BEAR IN MIND
THAT GOVERNMENTS AND PEOPLE
ARE CONTENT IN THE POLITICAL WITH
And how, indeed, are the GOYIM to perceive the underlying
meaning of things when their representatives give the best of their energies to enjoying themselves?
For our policy it is of the greatest importance to take cognizance of this detail; it will
assistance to us when we come to consider the division
of authority of property, of the dwelling,
(the idea of concealed taxes), of the reflex force of the laws. All these questions
are such as ought not to be touched upon directly and openly before the people. In cases
where it is indispensable to touch upon them they must
not be categorically named, it must
merely be declared
without detailed exposition that the principles of contemporary law are
acknowledged by us. The reason of keeping silence in this respect is that by not naming
a principle we leave ourselves freedom of action, to drop this or that
out of it without attracting
notice; if they were all categorically
named they would all appear to have been already given.
2. The mob
cherishes a special affection and respect for the geniuses of political power
and accepts all their deeds of violence with the admiring response: "rascally, well, yes,
it is rascally, but it's clever! ... a trick, if you like, but how craftily
played, how magnificently done,
what impudent audacity!"
OUR GOAL - WORLD POWER
3. We count upon attracting all
nations to the task of erecting the new fundamental
the project for which has been drawn up by us. This is why, before everything,
it is indispensable for us to arm ourselves and to store up in ourselves that absolutely
reckless audacity and irresistible might of the spirit which in the person
of our active workers will break down all hindrances on our way.
4. WHEN WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OUR COUP D'ETAT WE SHALL SAY THEN TO
THE VARIOUS PEOPLES: "EVERYTHING HAS GONE TERRIBLY BADLY, ALL HAVE
BEEN WORN OUT WITH SUFFERING. WE ARE DESTROYING THE CAUSES OF
YOUR TORMENT - NATIONALITIES, FRONTIERS, DIFFERENCES OF COINAGES.
YOU ARE AT LIBERTY, OF COURSE, TO PRONOUNCE SENTENCE UPON US, BUT
CAN IT POSSIBLY BE A JUST ONE IF IT IS CONFIRMED BY YOU BEFORE YOU
MAKE ANY TRIAL OF WHAT WE ARE OFFERING YOU." ... THEN WILL THE MOB
EXALT US AND BEAR US UP IN THEIR HANDS IN A UNANIMOUS TRIUMPH OF
HOPES AND EXPECTATIONS. VOTING, WHICH WE HAVE MADE THE INSTRUMENT
WHICH WILL SET US ON THE THRONE OF THE WORLD BY TEACHING EVEN
THE VERY SMALLEST UNITS OF MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RACE TO VOTE
BY MEANS OF MEETINGS AND AGREEMENTS BY GROUPS, WILL THEN HAVE
SERVED ITS PURPOSES AND WILL PLAY ITS PART THEN FOR THE LAST TIME
BY A UNANIMITY OF DESIRE TO MAKE CLOSE ACQUAINTANCE WITH
US BEFORE CONDEMNING US.
5. TO SECURE
THIS WE MUST HAVE EVERYBODY VOTE WITHOUT DISTINCTION
CLASSES AND QUALIFICATIONS, in order to establish an absolute majority, which
cannot be got from the educated propertied classes. In this way, by inculcating in all a
sense of self-importance, we shall destroy among the GOYIM the importance
of the family
and its educational value and remove the
possibility of individual minds splitting off, for
the mob, handled
by us, will not let them come to the front nor even give them a hearing;
it is accustomed to listen to us only who pay it for obedience and attention. In this way
we shall create a blind, mighty force which will never be in a position
to move in any direction
without the guidance of our agents set
at its head by us as leaders of the mob. The people
submit to this regime because it will know that upon these leaders will
depend its earnings, gratifications and the receipt 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 into fractional parts
in the minds of many. It is
allowable, therefore, for us
to have cognizance of the scheme of action but not to discuss it
lest we disturb its artfulness, the interdependence of its component parts, the practical force
of the secret meaning of each clause. To discuss and make alterations
in a labor of this
kind by means of numerous votings is
to impress upon it the stamp of all ratiocinations and
which have failed to penetrate the depth and nexus of its plotting. We
want our schemes to be forcible and suitably concocted. Therefore WE OUGHT NOT TO
FLING THE WORK OF GENIUS OF OUR GUIDE to the fangs of the mob or even
of a select company.
schemes will not turn existing institutions upside down just yet. They will only
effect changes in their economy and consequently in the whole combined movement
of their progress, which will thus be directed along the paths laid
down in our schemes.
POISON OF LIBERALISM
8. Under various names there exists in all countries approximately one
and the same
thing. Representation, Ministry, Senate, State Council,
Legislative and Executive Corps.
I need not explain to
you the mechanism of the relation of these institutions to one
because you are aware of all that; only take note of the fact that each of the
above-named institutions corresponds to some important function of the State, and I
would beg you to remark that the word "important" I apply not
to the institution but to
the function, consequently it
is not the institutions which are important but their functions.
institutions have divided up among themselves all the functions of government -
administrative, legislative, executive, wherefore they have come to operate as do the
organs in the human body. If we injure one part in the machinery
of State, the State falls sick, like a human body, and ... will die.
9. When we introduced into the State organism the poison of Liberalism
its whole political
complexion underwent a change. States
have been seized with a mortal illness
- blood poisoning. All
that remains is to await the end of their death agony.
produced Constitutional States, which took the place of what was the only
safeguard of the GOYIM, namely, Despotism; and A CONSTITUTION, AS YOU WELL
KNOW, IS NOTHING ELSE BUT A SCHOOL OF DISCORDS, misunderstandings,
quarrels, disagreements, fruitless party agitations, party whims - in a word, a school of
everything that serves to destroy the personality of State
activity. THE TRIBUNE OF
THE "TALKERICS" HAS,
NO LESS EFFECTIVELY THAN THE PRESS, CONDEMNED
THE RULERS TO INACTIVITY
AND IMPOTENCE, and thereby rendered them useless
for which reason indeed they have been in many countries deposed. THEN
IT WAS THAT THE ERA OF REPUBLICS BECOME POSSIBLE OF REALIZATION; AND
THEN IT WAS THAT WE REPLACED THE RULER BY A CARICATURE OF A GOVERNMENT
- BY A PRESIDENT, TAKEN FROM THE MOB, FROM THE MIDST OF OUR PUPPET
CREATURES, OR SLAVES. This was the foundation of the mine which we have
laid under the GOY people, I should rather say, under the GOY peoples.
11. In the near future we shall establish the responsibility
12. By that time we shall be in a position
to disregard forms in carrying through matters
our impersonal puppet will be responsible. What do we care if the ranks of
those striving for power should be thinned, if there should arise a deadlock from the
impossibility of finding presidents, a deadlock which will finally disorganize
the country? ...
13. In order that our scheme may produce this result we shall arrange
elections in favor
of such presidents as have in their past some
dark, undiscovered stain, some "Panama"
- then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans out
of fear of revelations and from the natural desire of everyone who has attained power,
namely, the retention of the privileges, advantages and honor connected
with the office
of president. The chamber of deputies will
provide cover for, will protect, will elect presidents,
but we shall take from it the right to propose new, or make changes in existing laws, for
this right will be given by us to the responsible president, a puppet in our hands. Naturally,
the authority of the presidents will then become a target for every
possible form of attack,
but we shall provide him with
a means of self-defense in the right of an appeal to the people,
for the decision of the people over the heads of their representatives, that is to say, an
appeal to that some blind slave of ours - the majority of the mob. Independently of this
shall invest the president with the right of declaring
a state of war. We shall justify this last
right on the
ground that the president as chief of the whole army of the country must have
it at his disposal, in case of need for the defense of the new republican constitution,
the right to defend which will belong to him as the responsible representative
of this constitution.
14. It is easy to understand them in these
conditions the key of the shrine will lie in our
and no one outside ourselves will any longer direct the force of legislation.
this we shall, with the introduction of the new republican constitution, take
from the Chamber the right of interpolation on government measures, on the pretext
of preserving political secrecy, and, further, we shall by the new constitution reduce the
number of representatives to a minimum, thereby proportionately reducing
and the passion for politics. If, however,
they should, which is hardly to be expected,
flame, even in this minimum, we shall nullify them by a stirring appeal and
a reference to the majority of the whole people ... Upon the president will depend the
appointment of presidents and vice-presidents of the Chamber and the
of constant sessions of Parliaments we
shall reduce their sittings to a few months. Moreover,
as chief of the executive power, will have the right to summon and dissolve
Parliament, and, in the latter case, to prolong the time for the appointment of a new
parliamentary assembly. But in order that the consequences of all these
acts which in
substance are illegal, should not, prematurely for
our plans, upon the responsibility
established by use of
the president, WE SHALL INSTIGATE MINISTERS AND OTHER
OF THE HIGHER ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT TO EVADE
HIS DISPOSITIONS BY TAKING MEASURES OF THEIR OWN, for doing which they
will be made the scapegoats in his place ... This part we especially recommend to be given
to be played by the Senate, the Council of State, or the Council of
Ministers, but not
to an individual official.
16. The president will, at our discretion, interpret the sense of such of the existing laws
as admit of various interpretation; he will further annul them when
we indicate to him the
necessity to do so, besides this,
he will have the right to propose temporary laws, and even
new departures in the government constitutional working, the pretext both for the
one and the other being the requirements for the supreme welfare of the State.
WE SHALL DESTROY
17. By such measure we shall obtain the power of destroying little by
little, step by step,
all that at the outset when we enter on
our rights, we are compelled to introduce into the
of States to prepare for the transition to an imperceptible abolition of every kind
of constitution, and then the time is come to turn every form of government into OUR
18. The recognition of our despot may also come before
the destruction of the constitution;
the moment for this
recognition will come when the peoples, utterly wearied by the
and incompetence - a matter which we shall arrange for - of their rulers, will
clamor: "Away with them and give us one king over all the earth who will unite us and
annihilate the causes of disorders - frontiers, nationalities, religions,
State debts - who will
give us peace and quiet which we
cannot find under our rulers and representatives."
you yourselves perfectly well know that TO PRODUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF THE
EXPRESSION OF SUCH WISHES BY ALL THE NATIONS IT IS INDISPENSABLE
TO TROUBLE IN ALL COUNTRIES THE PEOPLE'S RELATIONS WITH THEIR GOVERNMENTS
SO AS TO UTTERLY EXHAUST HUMANITY WITH DISSENSION, HATRED, STRUGGLE,
ENVY AND EVEN BY THE USE OF TORTURE, BY STARVATION, BY THE INOCULATION
OF DISEASES, BY WANT, SO THAT THE "GOYIM" SEE NO OTHER ISSUE THAN TO
TAKE REFUGE IN OUR COMPLETE SOVEREIGNTY IN MONEY AND IN ALL ELSE.
20. But if we give the nations of the world a breathing
space the moment we long for is hardly likely ever to arrive.
1. The State Council has been, as it were, the emphatic expression of
the authority of
the ruler: it will be, as the "show"
part of the Legislative Corps, what may
be called the editorial
committee of the laws and decrees of the ruler.
then, is the program of the new constitution. We shall make Law, Right and Justice
(1) in the guise of proposals to the Legislative Corps, (2) by decrees of the president under
the guise of general regulations, of orders of the Senate and of resolutions
of the State
Council in the guise of ministerial orders,
(3) and in case a suitable
occasion should arise - in the
form of a revolution in the State.
3. Having established approximately
the MODUS AGENDI we will occupy ourselves
of those combinations by which we have still to complete the revolution
in the course of the machinery of State in the direction already indicated. By these combinations
I mean the freedom of the Press, the right of association, freedom of
conscience, the voting
principle, and many another that
must disappear for ever from the memory of man, or
a radical alteration the day after the promulgation of the new constitution.
It is only at the moment that we shall be able at once to announce all our orders, for,
afterwards, every noticeable alteration will be dangerous, for the following reasons: if this
alteration be brought in with harsh severity and in a sense of severity
and limitations, it may
lead to a feeling 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 be said that we have
recognized our own wrong-doing and this will destroy the prestige of the infallibility of
authority, or else it will be said that we have become
alarmed and are compelled to show
a yielding disposition,
for which we shall get no thanks because it will be supposed to
compulsory ... Both the 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
the peoples of the
world are still stunned by the accomplished
fact of the revolution, still in a condition of
and uncertainty, they should recognize once for all that we are so strong, so
inexpugnable, so super-abundantly filled with power, that in no case shall we take any
account of them, and so far from paying any attention to their opinions
or wishes, we are
ready and able to crush with irresistible
power all expression or manifestation thereof at
moment and in every place, that we have seized at 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 be content to await what will be
the end of it all.
WE ARE WOLVES
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: for
we shall keep promising
them to give back all the liberties we
have taken away as soon as
we have quelled the enemies
of peace and tamed all parties ....
6. It is not worth to say anything
about how long a time
they will be kept waiting for this
return of their liberties ....
7. For what purpose then have
we invented this whole policy and insinuated it into the
minds of the GOY without giving them any chance to examine its underlying meaning?
For what, indeed, if not in order to obtain in a roundabout way what is for our scattered
tribe unattainable by the direct road? It is this which has served as
the basis for our
organization of SECRET MASONRY WHICH
IS NOT KNOWN TO, AND AIMS
WHICH ARE NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS
SUSPECTED BY, THESE "GOY" CATTLE,
ATTRACTED BY US INTO
THE "SHOW" ARMY OF MASONIC LODGES
IN ORDER TO
THROW DUST IN THE EYES OF THEIR FELLOWS.
8. God has granted
to us, His Chosen People, the gift of 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 of sovereignty over all the world.
9. There now remains not much more for us to build up upon the foundation
we have laid.
1. The word "freedom," which can be interpreted
in various ways, is defined by us as follows -
is the right to do what which the law allows. This interpretation of the word
will at the proper time be of service to us, because all freedom will thus be in our hands,
since the laws will abolish or create only that which is desirable for
us according to
the aforesaid program.
3. We shall deal with the press in the following way: what is the part played by the press
to-day? It serves to excite and inflame those passions
which are needed for our purpose
or else it serves selfish
ends of parties. It is often vapid, unjust, mendacious, and the majority
of the public have not the slightest idea what ends the press really serves. We shall
saddle and bridle it with a tight curb: we shall do the same also with all productions of
the printing press, for where would be the sense of getting
rid of the attacks of the press
if we remain targets for pamphlets
and books? The produce of publicity, which nowadays
a source of heavy expense owing to the necessity of censoring it, will be turned by us
into a very lucrative source of income to our State: we shall law on it a special
and require deposits of caution-money before permitting
the establishment of any organ
of the press or of printing
offices; these will then have to guarantee our government against
any kind of attack on the part of the press. For any attempt to attack us, if such still be
possible, we shall inflict fines without mercy. Such measures as stamp tax, deposit of
caution-money and fines secured by these deposits, will bring in a huge
income to the
government. It is true that party organs
might not spare money for the sake of publicity,
we shall shut up at the second attack upon us. No one shall with impunity
lay a finger on the aureole of our government infallibility. The pretext for stopping any
publication will be the alleged plea that it is agitating the public
mind without occasion or
justification. I BEG YOU TO NOTE
THAT AMONG THOSE MAKING ATTACKS
UPON US WILL ALSO BE ORGANS ESTABLISHED
BY US, BUT THEY WILL
ATTACK EXCLUSIVELY POINTS THAT WE
HAVE PRE-DETERMINED TO ALTER.
WE CONTROL THE PRESS
4. NOT A SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL REACH THE PUBLIC WITHOUT OUR
CONTROL. Even now this is already being attained by us inasmuch as all
are received by a few agencies, in whose offices
they are focused from all parts of the world.
will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what
we dictate to them.
5. If already now we have contrived
to possess ourselves of the minds of the GOY
to such an extent the they all come near looking upon the events of the
world through the colored glasses of those spectacles we are setting astride their
noses; if already now there is not a single State where there exist for us any barriers
to admittance into what GOY stupidity calls State secrets: what will
our positions be then,
when we shall be acknowledged supreme
lords of the world in the person of our king of all the world ....
6. Let us
turn again to the FUTURE OF THE PRINTING PRESS. Every one desirous of
a publisher, librarian, or printer, will be obliged to provide himself with the diploma
instituted therefore, which, in case of any fault, will be immediately impounded. With
such measures THE INSTRUMENT OF THOUGHT WILL BECOME AN EDUCATIVE
MEANS ON THE HANDS OF OUR GOVERNMENT, WHICH WILL NO LONGER ALLOW
THE MASS OF THE NATION TO BE LED ASTRAY IN BY-WAYS AND FANTASIES ABOUT
THE BLESSINGS OF PROGRESS. Is there any one of us who does not know
these phantom blessings are the direct roads to foolish
imaginings which give birth to
anarchical relations of
men among themselves and towards authority, because progress,
or rather the idea of progress, has introduced the conception of every kind of emancipation,
but has failed to establish its limits .... All the so-called liberals are anarchists,
if not in fact,
at any rate in thought. Every one of them in
hunting after phantoms of freedom, and falling
into license, that is, into the anarchy of protest for the sake of protest ....
7. We turn to the periodical
press. We shall impose on it, as on all printed matter, stamp
taxes per sheet and deposits of caution- money, and books of less than 30 sheets will
pay double. We shall reckon them as pamphlets in order, on the one hand, to reduce
the number of magazines, which are the worst form of printed poison,
and, on the other,
in order that this measure may force
writers into such lengthy productions that they will
little read, especially as they will be costly. At the same time what we shall publish
ourselves to influence mental development in the direction laid down for our profit will
be cheap and will be read voraciously. The tax will bring vapid literary
bounds and the liability to penalties
will make literary men dependent upon us. And if
be any found who are desirous of writing against us, they will not find any person
eager to print their productions in print the publisher or printer will have to apply to
authorities for permission to do so. Thus we shall
know beforehand of all tricks preparing
against us and shall nullify
them by getting ahead with explanations on the subject treated of.
and journalism are two of the most important educative forces, and therefore
our government will become proprietor of the majority of the journals. This will neutralize
the injurious influence of the privately-owned press and will put us
in possession of a
tremendous influence upon the public
mind .... If we give permits for ten journals, we shall
ourselves found thirty, and so on in the same proportion. This, however, must in no wise
be suspected by the public. For which reason all journals published by us will be of the
most opposite, in appearance, tendencies and opinions,
thereby creating confidence in us
and bringing over to us
quite unsuspicious opponents, who will thus fall into our trap
be rendered harmless.
9. In the front rank will stand
organs of an official character. They will always stand guard
over our interests, and therefore their influence will be comparatively insignificant.
10. In the second rank will be the semi-official organs,
whose part it will be to attack the tepid and indifferent.
11. In the
third rank we shall set up our own, to all appearance, off position, which,
in at least one of its organs, will present what looks like the very antipodes to us.
Our real opponents at heart will accept this simulated
opposition as their own and will show us their cards.
12. All our newspapers will be of all possible complexions - aristocratic, republican,
revolutionary, even anarchical - for so long, of course, as the constitution
exists .... Like
the Indian idol "Vishnu" they
will have a hundred hands, and every one of them will have
on any one of the public opinions as required. When a pulse quickens these hands
will lead opinion in the direction of our aims, for an excited patient loses all power of
judgment and easily yields to suggestion. Those fools who will think
they are repeating the
opinion of a newspaper of their own
camp will be repeating our opinion or any opinion that
desirable for us. In the vain belief that they are following the organ
of their party they will, in fact, follow the flag which we hang out for them.
13. In order
to direct our newspaper militia in this sense we must take special and minute
care in organizing this matter. Under the title of central department of the press we shall
institute literary gatherings at which our agents will without attracting
the orders and watchwords of the day. By
discussing and controverting, but always superficially,
without touching the essence of the matter, our organs will carry on a sham fight fusillade
with the official newspapers solely for the purpose of giving occasion for us to express
ourselves more fully than could well be done from the outset in
official announcements, whenever, of course, that is to our advantage.
14. THESE ATTACKS UPON US WILL ALSO SERVE ANOTHER PURPOSE, NAMELY,
THAT OUR SUBJECTS WILL BE CONVINCED TO THE EXISTENCE OF FULL FREEDOM
OF SPEECH AND SO GIVE OUR AGENTS AN OCCASION TO AFFIRM THAT ALL
ORGANS WHICH OPPOSE US ARE EMPTY BABBLERS, since they
are incapable of finding any substantial objections to our orders.
ONLY LIES PRINTED
15. Methods of organization like these, imperceptible to the public eye but absolutely
sure, are the best calculated to succeed in bringing the attention and
the confidence of
the public to the side of our government.
Thanks to such methods we shall be in a
position as from time
to time may be required, to excite or to tranquilize the public mind
political questions, to persuade or to confuse, printing now truth, now lies, facts or
their contradictions, according as they may be well or ill received, always very cautiously
feeling our ground before stepping upon it .... WE SHALL HAVE A SURE
OVER OUR OPPONENTS SINCE THEY WILL NOT HAVE AT
ORGANS OF THE PRESS IN WHICH THEY CAN GIVE
FULL AND FINAL EXPRESSION
TO THEIR VIEWS owing to the aforesaid
methods of dealing with the press.
We shall not even need
to refute them except very superficially.
16. Trial shots like these, fired
by us in the third rank of our press, in case
will be energetically refuted by us in our semi-official organs.
nowadays, already, to take only the French press, there are forms which reveal
masonic solidarity in acting on the watchword: all organs of the press are bound together
by professional secrecy; like the augurs of old, not one of their numbers
will give away the
secret of his sources of information
unless it be resolved to make announcement of them.
one journalist will venture to betray this secret, for not one of them is ever admitted to
practice literature unless his whole past has some disgraceful sore or other .... These
sores would be immediately revealed. So long as they remain the secret
of a few the
prestige of the journalist attacks the majority
of the country - the mob follow after
him with enthusiasm.
18. Our calculations are especially extended to the provinces. It is
indispensable for us to
inflame there those hopes and impulses
with which we could at any moment fall upon
and we shall represent to the capitals that these expressions are the independent
hopes and impulses of the provinces. Naturally, the source of them will be always one and
the same - ours. WHAT WE NEED IS THAT, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE ARE IN
PLENITUDE POWER, THE CAPITALS SHOULD FIND THEMSELVES
THE PROVINCIAL OPINION OF THE NATIONS, I.E.,
OF A MAJORITY ARRANGED
BY OUR AGENTUR. What we need is
that at the psychological moment the capitals should
not be in
a position to discuss an accomplished fact for the simple reason, if for no other,
that it has been accepted by the public opinion of a majority in the provinces. 19.
WE ARE IN THE PERIOD OF THE NEW REGIME TRANSITIONAL TO THAT
ASSUMPTION OF FULL SOVEREIGNTY WE MUST NOT ADMIT
ANY REVELATION BY
THE PRESS OF ANY FORM OF PUBLIC DISHONESTY;
IT IS NECESSARY THAT THE
NEW REGIME SHOULD BE THOUGHT TO
HAVE SO PERFECTLY CONTENDED
EVERYBODY THAT EVEN CRIMINALITY
HAS DISAPPEARED ... Cases of the manifestation
of criminality should remain known only to their victims and to chance witnesses - no more.
1. The need
for daily forces the GOYIM to keep silence and be our humble servants.
Agents taken on to our press from among the GOYIM will at our orders discuss anything
which it is inconvenient for us to issue directly in official documents,
and we meanwhile,
quietly amid the din of the discussion
so raised, shall simply take and carry through such
as we wish and then offer them to the public as an accomplished fact. No one
will dare to demand the abrogation of a matter once settled, all the more so as it will be
represented as an improvement ... And immediately the press will distract
of thought towards, new questions, (have we
not trained people always to be seeking
something new?). Into
the discussions of these new questions will throw themselves those
the brainless dispensers of fortunes who are not able even now to understand that they
have not the remotest conception about the matters which they undertake to discuss.
Questions of the political are unattainable for any save those
who have guided it already for many ages, the creators.
2. From all this you will see that in seeming the opinion of the mob
we are only facilitating
the working of our machinery, and you
may remark that it is not for actions but for words
by us on this or that question that we seem to seek approval. We are constantly
making public declaration that we are guided in all our undertakings by the
hope, joined to the conviction, that we are serving the common weal.
WE DECEIVE WORKERS
3. In order to distract people who may be too troublesome from discussions of questions
of the political we are now putting forward what we allege to be new
questions of the political,
namely, questions of industry.
In this sphere let them discuss themselves silly! The masses
agreed to remain inactive, to take a rest from what they suppose to be political
(which we trained them to in order to use them as a means of combating the GOY governments)
only on condition of being found new employments, in which we are prescribing
that looks like the same political object.
In order that the masses themselves may not
guess what they
are about WE FURTHER DISTRACT THEM WITH AMUSEMENTS,
PASTIMES, PASSIONS, PEOPLE'S PALACES .... SOON WE SHALL BEGIN
THE PRESS TO PROPOSE COMPETITIONS IN ART, IN SPORT IN ALL
these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should
find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more disaccustomed to reflect
and form any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the
same tone as we because
we alone shall be offering them
new directions for thought ... of course
through such persons
as will not be suspected of solidarity with us.
4. The part played by the liberals,
utopian dreamers, will be finally played out when our
is acknowledged. Till such time they will continue to do us good service.
Therefore we shall continue to direct their minds to all sorts of vain conceptions of fantastic
theories, new and apparently progressive: for have we not with complete
the brainless heads of the GOYIM with progress,
till there is not among the GOYIM one
mind able to perceive
that under this word lies a departure from truth in all cases where it
is not a question of material inventions, like a fallacious idea, serves to obscure
truth so that none may know it except us, the Chosen of God, its guardians.
5. When, we come into our kingdom our orators will expound great problems
turned humanity upside down in order to bring
it at the end under our beneficent rule.
6. Who will ever suspect then
that ALL THESE PEOPLES WERE STAGE-MANAGED
BY US ACCORDING
TO A POLITICAL PLAN WHICH NO ONE HAS SO
MUCH AS GUESSED
AT IN THE COURSE OF MANY CENTURIES?
we come into our kingdom it will be undesirable for us that there should exist
any other religion than ours of the One God with whom our destiny is bound up by our
position as the Chosen People and through whom our same destiny is united
with the destinies
of the world. We must therefore sweep
away all other forms of belief. If this gives birth to
atheists whom we see to-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 our
preaching of the religion of Moses, that, by its stable and thoroughly
has brought all the peoples of the world
into subjection to us. Therein we shall emphasize
right, on which, as we shall say, all its educative power is based .... Then at
every possible opportunity we shall publish articles in which we shall make comparisons
between our beneficent rule and those of past ages. The blessing of tranquility,
though it be
a tranquility forcibly brought about by centuries
of agitation, will throw into higher relief the
to which we shall point. The errors of the GOYIM governments will be depicted
by us in the most vivid hues. We shall implant such an abhorrence of them that the peoples
will prefer tranquility in a state of serfdom to those rights of vaunted
freedom which have
tortured humanity and exhausted the
very sources of human existence, sources which
exploited by a mob of rascally adventurers who know not what they do ....
USELESS CHANGES OF FORMS OF GOVERNMENT TO WHICH WE INSTIGATED
THE "GOYIM" WHEN WE WERE UNDERMINING THEIR STATE STRUCTURES, WILL
HAVE SO WEARIED THE PEOPLES BY THAT TIME THAT THEY WILL PREFER TO
SUFFER ANYTHING UNDER US RATHER THAN RUN THE RISK OF ENDURING
AGAIN ALL THE AGITATIONS AND MISERIES THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH.
WE SHALL FORBID CHRIST
2. At the same time we shall not omit to emphasize the historical mistakes of the GOY
governments which have tormented humanity for so many centuries by their
understanding of everything that constitutes the
true good of humanity in their chase after
fantastic schemes of
social blessings, and have never noticed that these schemes kept
producing a worse and never a better state of the universal relations which are the basis of human life ....
3. The whole
force of our principles and methods will lie in the fact that we shall present them
and expound them as a splendid contrast to the dead and decomposed old order of things in
4. Our philosophers will discuss all the shortcomings of the various beliefs of the "GOYIM,"
BUT NO ONE WILL EVER BRING UNDER DISCUSSION OUR FAITH FROM
RUE POINT OF VIEW SINCE THIS WILL BE FULLY LEARNED
SAVE OURS WHO WILL NEVER DARE TO BETRAY ITS SECRETS.
5. IN COUNTRIES
KNOWN AS PROGRESSIVE AND ENLIGHTENED WE HAVE
SENSELESS, FILTHY, ABOMINABLE LITERATURE. For some time after
our entrance to power we shall continue to encourage its existence in order to provide
a telling relief by contrast to the speeches, party program, which will be distributed from
exalted quarters of ours .... Our wise men, trained to
become leaders of the GOYIM, will
compose speeches, projects,
memoirs, articles, which will be used by us to influence
minds of the GOYIM, directing them towards such understanding and forms of knowledge
as have been determined by us.
1. When we at last definitely come into our kingdom by the aid of COUPS D'ETAT prepared
everywhere for one and the same day, after definitely acknowledged (and
not a little time will
pass before that comes about, perhaps
even a whole century) we shall make it our task to
against us such things as plots shall no longer exist. With this purpose we shall
slay without mercy all who take arms (in hand) to oppose our coming into our kingdom.
Every kind of new institution of anything like a secret society will
also be punished with
death; those of them which are now in
existence, are known to us, serve us and have served
we shall disband and send into exile to continents far removed from Europe. IN THIS
WAY WE SHALL PROCEED WITH THOSE "GOY" MASONS WHO KNOW TOO MUCH;
such of these as we may for some reason spare will be kept in constant fear of exile.
shall promulgate a law making all former members of secret
societies liable to exile from Europe as the center of
2. Resolutions of our government will be final, without appeal.
3. In the GOY societies, in which we have planted and deeply rooted
protestantism, the only possible way of restoring
order is to employ merciless measures
that prove the direct
force of authority: no regard must be paid to the victims who fall,
suffer for the well-being of the future. The attainment of that well-being, even
at the expense of sacrifices, is the duty of any kind of government that acknowledges
as justification for its existence not only its privileges but its obligations.
guarantee of stability of rule is to confirm
the aureole of power, and this aureole is attained
by such a majestic inflexibility of might as shall carry on its face the emblems of
inviolability from mystical causes - from the choice of God. SUCH WAS, UNTIL RECENT
TIMES, THE RUSSIAN AUTOCRACY, THE ONE AND ONLY SERIOUS FOE WE HAD
IN THE WORLD, WITHOUT COUNTING THE PAPACY. Bear in mind the example
Italy, drenched with blood, never touched a hair of
the head of Sulla who had poured forth
that blood: Sulla enjoyed
an apotheosis for his might in him, but his intrepid return to Italy
ringed him round with inviolability. The people do not lay a finger
him who hypnotizes them by his daring and strength of mind.
4. Meantime, however, until we
come into our kingdom, we shall act in the contrary way:
shall create and multiply free masonic lodges in all the countries of the world, absorb
into them all who may become or who are prominent in public activity, for these lodges we
shall find our principal intelligence office and means of influence.
All these lodges we shall
bring under one central administration,
known to us alone and to all others absolutely
which will be composed of our learned elders. The lodges will have their
representatives who will serve to screen the above-mentioned administration of MASONRY
and from whom will issue the watchword and program. In these lodges
we shall tie together
the knot which binds together all
revolutionary and liberal elements. Their composition will
be made up of all strata of society. The most secret political plots will be known to us
and fall under our guiding hands on the very day of their conception. AMONG THE
MEMBERS OF THESE LODGES WILL BE ALMOST ALL THE AGENTS OF INTERNATIONAL
AND NATIONAL POLICE since their service is for us irreplaceable in the
respect that the
police is in a position not only to use its own
particular measures with the insubordinate,
but also to
screen our activities and provide pretexts for discontents, ET CETERA.
5. The class of people who most
willingly enter into secret societies are those who live by
their wits, careerists, and in general people, mostly light-minded, with whom we shall have
no difficulty in dealing and in using to wind up the mechanism of the machine devised by
If this world grows agitated the meaning of that will
be that we have had to stir up in order
to break up its
too great solidarity. BUT IF THERE SHOULD ARISE IN ITS MIDST A PLOT,
THEN AT THE HEAD OF THAT PLOT WILL BE NO OTHER THAN ONE OF OUR MOST
TRUSTED SERVANTS. It is natural that we and no other should lead MASONIC activities,
for we know whither we are leading, we know the final goal of every form of activity whereas
the GOYIM have knowledge of nothing, not even of the immediate effect
of action; they put
before themselves, usually, the momentary
reckoning of the satisfaction of their self- opinion
the accomplishment of their thought without even remarking that the very conception
never belonged to their initiative but to our instigation of their thought ....
GENTILES ARE STUPID
6. The GOYIM enter the lodges out of curiosity or in the hope by their means to get a
nibble at the public pie, and some of them in order to obtain a hearing
before the public
for their impracticable and groundless
fantasies: they thirst for the emotion of success
of which we are remarkably generous. And the reason why we give them
this success is to make use of the nigh conceit of themselves to which it gives birth, for
that insensibly disposes them to assimilate our suggestions without being on their guard
against them in the fullness of their confidence that it is their own
infallibility which is
giving utterance to their own thoughts
and that it is impossible for them to borrow those
.... You cannot imagine to what extent the wisest of the GOYIM can be brought
to a state of unconscious naivete in the presence of this condition of high conceit of themselves,
and at the same time how easy it is to take the heart out
of them by the slightest ill-success,
though it be nothing
more than the stoppage of the applause they had, and to reduce them
to a slavish submission for the sake of winning a renewal of success .... BY SO MUCH AS
OURS DISREGARD SUCCESS IF ONLY THEY CAN CARRY THROUGH THEIR PLANS,
BY SO MUCH THE "GOYIM" ARE WILLING TO SACRIFICE ANY PLANS ONLY TO
HAVE SUCCESS. This psychology of theirs materially facilitates for us
the task of setting
them in the required direction. These
tigers in appearance have the souls of sheep and
blows freely through their heads. We have set them on the hobby-horse of an idea
about the absorption of individuality by the symbolic unit of COLLECTIVISM .... They
have never yet and they never will have the sense to reflect that this
hobby-horse is a
manifest violation of the most important
law of nature, which has established from the very
of the world one unit unlike another and precisely for the purpose
instituting individuality ....
7. If we have been able to bring them to such a pitch of
stupid blindness is it not a
proof, and an amazingly clear
proof, of the degree to which the mind of the GOYIM is
in comparison with our mind? This it is, mainly, which guarantees our success.
GENTILES ARE CATTLE
8. And how far-seeing were our
learned elders in ancient times when they said that to
attain a serious end it behooves not to stop at any means or to count the victims sacrificed
for the sake of that end .... We have not counted the victims of the seed of the GOY cattle,
though we have sacrificed many of our own, but for that we have now
already given them
such a position on the earth as they
could not even have dreamed of. The comparatively
numbers of the victims from the number of ours have preserved our nationality
9. Death is the inevitable end
for all. It is better to bring that end nearer to those who
our affairs than to ourselves, to the founders of this affair. WE EXECUTE
MASONS IN SUCH WISE THAT NONE SAVE THE BROTHERHOOD CAN EVER
HAVE A SUSPICION OF IT, NOT EVEN THE VICTIMS THEMSELVES OF OUR DEATH
SENTENCE, THEY ALL DIE WHEN REQUIRED AS IF FROM A NORMAL KIND OF
ILLNESS ..... Knowing this, even the brotherhood in its turn dare not protest. By such
methods we have plucked out of the midst of MASONRY the very root of
our disposition. While preaching liberalism
to the GOY we at the same time
keep our own people and our
agents in a state of unquestioningly submission.
our influence the execution of the laws of the GOYIM has been reduced to
a minimum. The prestige of the law has been exploded by the liberal interpretations
introduced into this sphere. In the most important and fundamental affairs and questions,
JUDGES DECIDE AS WE DICTATE TO THEM, see matters in the light wherewith
enfold them for the administration of the GOYIM, of
course, through persons who are our
tools though we do
not appear to have anything in common with them - by newspaper
opinion or by other means .... Even senators and the higher administration accept our
counsels. The purely brute mind of the GOYIM is incapable of use for analysis and observation,
and still more for the foreseeing whither a certain manner of setting
a question may tend.
11. In this difference in capacity for
thought between the GOYIM and ourselves may be clearly discerned the seal of our position as the Chosen People
and of our higher quality of humanness, in contradistinction to the brute mind of the GOYIM. Their eyes are open, but
see nothing before them and do not invent (unless perhaps, material things). From this it is plain that nature
herself has destined us to guide and rule the world.
12. When comes the time of our
overt rule, the time to manifest its blessing, we shall
all legislatures, all our laws will be brief, plain, stable, without any kind of interpretations,
so that anyone will be in a position to know them perfectly. The main feature which will
run right through them is submission to orders, and this
principle will be carried to a
grandiose height. Every
abuse will then disappear in consequence of the responsibility of
down to the lowest unit before the higher authority of the representative of power. Abuses
of power subordinate to this last instance will be so mercilessly punished that none will
be found anxious to try experiments with their own powers.
We shall follow up jealously
every action of the administration
on which depends the smooth running of the machinery
the State, for slackness in this produces slackness everywhere; not a single
case of illegality or abuse of power will be left without exemplary punishment.
13. Concealment of guilt, connivance between those in the service of the administration -
all this kind of evil will disappear after the very first
examples of severe punishment. The
aureole of our power demands
suitable, that is, cruel, punishments for the slightest infringement,
for the sake of gain, of its supreme prestige. The sufferer, though his punishment may
exceed his fault, will count as a soldier falling on the administrative field of battle in
interest of authority, principle and law, which do
not permit that any of those who hold the
reins of the public
coach should turn aside from the public highway to their own private paths.
FOR EXAMPLES OUR JUDGES WILL KNOW THAT WHENEVER THEY FEEL DISPOSED
TO PLUME THEMSELVES ON FOOLISH CLEMENCY THEY ARE VIOLATING THE LAW
OF JUSTICE WHICH IS INSTITUTED FOR THE EXEMPLARY EDIFICATION OF MEN
BY PENALTIES FOR LAPSES AND NOT FOR DISPLAY OF THE SPIRITUAL QUALITIES
OF THE JUDGES .... Such qualities it is proper to show in private life, but
not in a public square which is the educationally basis of human life.
14. Our legal staff will serve not beyond the age of 55, firstly because
old men more
obstinately hold to prejudiced opinions, and
are less capable of submitting to new
directions, and secondly
because this will give us the possibility by this measure of
elasticity in the changing of staff, which will thus the more easily bend under our
pressure: he who wishes to keep his place will have to give blind obedience to deserve
it. In general, our judges will be elected by us only from among those
understand that the part they have to play
is to punish and apply laws and not to dream
manifestations of liberalism at the expense of the educational scheme of the
State, as the GOYIM in these days imagine it to be .... This method of shuffling the staff
will serve also to explode any collective solidarity of those in the
same service and will bind
all to the interests of the
government upon which their fate will depend. The young generation
of judges will be trained in certain views regarding the inadmissibility of any abuses
that might disturb the established order of our subjects among themselves.
15. In these days the judges of the GOYIM create indulgences to every kind of crimes,
not having a just understanding of their office, because the rulers of
age in appointing judges to office take no
care to inculcate in them a sense of duty and
the matter which is demanded of them. As a brute beast lets out its
young in search of prey, so do the GOYIM give to them for what purpose such place was
created. This is the reason why their governments are being ruined
by their own forces through the acts of their own administration.
16. Let us borrow from the example of the results of
these actions yet another lesson for our government.
17. We shall
root out liberalism from all the important strategic posts of our government
on which depends the training of subordinates for our State structure. Such posts will fall
exclusively to those who have been trained by us for administrative rule.
To the possible
objection that the retirement of old servants
will cost the Treasury heavily, I reply, firstly,
will be provided with some private service in place of what they lose, and, secondly,
I have to remark that all the money in the world will be concentrated in our
hands, consequently it is not our government that has to fear expense.
WE SHALL BE CRUEL
18. Our absolutism will in all things be logically consecutive and therefore in each one
of its decrees our supreme will be respected and unquestionably
fulfilled: it will ignore
all murmurs, all discontents of
every kind and will destroy to the root every
kind of manifestation
of them in act by punishment of an exemplary character.
19. We shall
abolish the right of cessation, which will be transferred exclusively to our
disposal - to the cognizance of him who rules, for we must not allow the conception among
the people of a thought that there could be such a thing as a decision
that is not right
of judges set up by us. If, however,
anything like this should occur, we shall ourselves
the decision, but inflict therewith such exemplary punishment on the judge for
lack of understanding of his duty and the purpose of his appointment as will prevent a
repetition of such cases .... I repeat that it must be born in mind
that we shall know every
step of our administration which only
needs to be closely watched for the people to be
with us, for it has the right to demand from a good government a good official.
GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE THE APPEARANCE OF A PATRIARCHAL
GUARDIANSHIP ON THE PART OF OUR RULER. Our own nation and
subjects will discern 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 their relations to
the ruler. They will then be so thoroughly imbued with
the thought that it is impossible for
them to dispense with this
wardship and guidance, if they wish to live in peace and quiet,
THAT THEY WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THE AUTOCRACY OF OUR RULER WITH A
BORDERING ON "APOTHEOSIS," especially when they are convinced that
those whom we set up do not put their own in place of authority, but only blindly execute
his dictates. They will be rejoiced that we have regulated everything
in their lives as is done
by wise parents who desire to
train children in the cause of duty and submission. For the
of the world in regard to the secrets of our polity are ever through the
ages only children under age, precisely as are also their governments.
21. As you see, I found our despotism on right and duty: the right to compel the execution
of duty is the direct obligation of a government which
is a father for its subjects. It has the
right of the strong
that it may use it for the benefit of directing humanity towards that order
which is defined by nature, namely, submission. Everything in the world is in a state of
submission, if not to man, then to circumstances or its own inner character,
in all cases,
to what is stronger. And so shall we be this
something stronger for the sake of good.
22. We are obliged without hesitation
to sacrifice individuals, who commit a breach of
order, for in the exemplary punishment of evil lies a great educational problem.
23. When the King of Israel sets upon his sacred head the crown offered him by Europe
he will become patriarch of the world. The indispensable victims offered
by him in consequence
of their suitability will never reach
the number of victims offered in the course of centuries
by the mania of magnificence, the emulation between the GOY governments.
King will be in constant communion with the peoples, making to them from
the tribune speeches which fame will in that same hour distribute over all the world.
1. In order
to effect the destruction of all collective forces except ours we shall emasculate
the first stage of collectivism - the UNIVERSITIES, by reeducating them in a new direction.
THEIR OFFICIALS AND PROFESSORS WILL BE PREPARED FOR THEIR
BY DETAILED SECRET PROGRAMS OF ACTION FROM WHICH
THEY WILL NOT
WITH IMMUNITY DIVERGE, NOT BY ONE IOTA. THEY WILL
BE APPOINTED WITH
ESPECIAL PRECAUTION, AND WILL BE SO PLACED
TO BE WHOLLY DEPENDENT UPON THE GOVERNMENT.
2. We shall exclude from the course of instruction State Law as also
all that concerns
the political question. These subjects will
be taught to a few dozen of persons chosen for
capacities from among the number of the initiated. THE UNIVERSITIES
MUST NO LONGER SEND OUT FROM THEIR HALLS MILK SOPS CONCOCTING
FOR A CONSTITUTION, LIKE A COMEDY OR A TRAGEDY, BUSYING
WITH QUESTIONS OF POLICY IN WHICH EVEN
THEIR OWN FATHERS
NEVER HAD ANY POWER OF THOUGHT.
3. The ill-guided acquaintance
of a large number of persons with questions of polity creates
utopian dreamers and bad subjects, as you can see for yourselves from the example
of the universal education in this direction of the GOYIM. We must introduce into their
education all those principles which have so brilliantly broken up their
order. But when
we are in power we shall remove every kind
of disturbing subject from the course of
shall make out of the youth obedient children of authority,
loving him who rules as the support and hope of peace and quiet.
WE SHALL CHANGE HISTORY
4. Classicism as also any form
of study of ancient history, in which there are more bad than
good examples, we shall replace with the study of the program of the future. We shall erase
from the memory of men all facts of previous centuries which are undesirable to us, and
leave only those which depict all the errors of the government of the
GOYIM. The study
of practical life, of the obligations
of order, of the relations of people one to another, of
bad and selfish examples, which spread the infection of evil, and similar questions
of an educative nature, will stand in the forefront of the teaching program, which will be
drawn up on a separate plan for each calling or state of life, in no
the teaching. This treatment of the question
has special importance.
5. Each state of life must be trained
within strict limits corresponding to its destination
work in life. The OCCASIONAL GENIUS HAS ALWAYS MANAGED AND ALWAYS
MANAGE TO SLIP THROUGH INTO OTHER STATES OF LIFE, BUT IT IS THE
PERFECT FOLLY FOR THE SAKE OF THIS RARE OCCASIONAL GENIUS TO
LET THROUGH INTO RANKS FOREIGN TO THEM THE UNTALENTED WHO
ROB OF THEIR PLACES WHO BELONG TO THOSE RANKS BY BIRTH OR
YOU KNOW YOURSELVES IN WHAT ALL THIS HAS
ENDED FOR THE
"GOYIM" WHO ALLOWED THIS CRYING ABSURDITY.
6. In order
that he who rules may be seated firmly in the hearts and minds of his subjects
it is necessary for the time of his activity to instruct the whole nation in the schools and
on the market places about this meaning and his acts and all his beneficent
7. We shall abolish every kind of freedom of instruction.
Learners of all ages have the
right to assemble together
with their parents in the educational establishments as it were
in a club: during these assemblies, on holidays, teachers will read what will pass as free
lectures on questions of human relations, of the laws of examples, of the philosophy of new
theories not yet declared to the world. These theories will be raised
by us to the stage
of a dogma of faith as a traditional
stage towards our faith. On the completion of this
of our program of action in the present and the future I will read you the
principles of these theories.
8. In a word, knowing by the
experience of many centuries that people live and are guided
ideas, that these ideas are imbibed by people only by the aid of education provided
with equal success for all ages of growth, but of course by varying methods, we shall swallow
up and confiscate to our own use the last scintilla of
independence of thought, which we
have for long past been
directing towards subjects and ideas useful for us. The system
of bridling thought is already at work in the so-called system of teaching by OBJECT
LESSONS, the purpose of which is to turn the GOYIM into unthinking submissive brutes
waiting for things to be presented before their eyes in order to form
an idea of them ....
In France, one of our best agents,
Bourgeois, has already made public a new program
by object lessons.
1. The practice of advocacy produces men cold, cruel, persistent, unprincipled,
all cases take up an impersonal, purely legal standpoint.
They have the inveterate habit
to refer everything to its
value for the defense and not to the public welfare of its results.
They do not usually decline to undertake any defense whatever, they strive for an acquittal
at all costs, caviling over every petty crux of jurisprudence and thereby they demoralize
justice. For this reason we shall set this profession into narrow frames
which will keep
it inside this sphere of executive public
service. Advocates, equally with judges, will be
the right of communication with litigant; they well receive business only from
the court and will study it by notes of report and documents, defending their clients after
they have been interrogated in court on facts that have appeared.
They will receive an
honorarium without regard to the quality
of the defense. This will render them mere reporters
law-business in the interests of justice and as counterpoise to the proctor who will be
the reporter in the interests of prosecution; this will shorten business before the courts.
In this way will be established a practice of honest unprejudiced
defense conducted not
from personal interest but by conviction.
This will also, by the way, remove the present
of corrupt bargain between advocation to agree only to let that side win which pays most .....
WE SHALL DESTROY THE CLERGY
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
still be a great
hindrance to us. Day by day its influence
on the peoples of the world is falling lower.
FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE
HAS BEEN DECLARED EVERYWHERE, SO THAT
NOW ONLY YEARS DIVIDE
US FROM THE MOMENT OF THE COMPLETE WRECKING
OF THAT CHRISTIAN
RELIGION: as to other religions we shall have still less difficulty
in dealing with them, but it would be premature to speak of this now. We shall act
clericalism and clericals into such narrow frames as to make their influence move in
retrogressive proportion to its former progress.
3. When the time comes finally to destroy the papal court the finger of an invisible hand
will point the nations towards this court. When, however,
the nations fling themselves
upon it, we shall come forward
in the guise of its defenders as if to save excessive bloodshed.
this diversion we shall penetrate to its very bowels and be sure we shall never
come out again until we have gnawed through the entire strength of this place.
4. THE KING OF THE JEWS WILL BE THE REAL POPE OF THE UNIVERSE,
THE PATRIARCH OF THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH [The Antichrist??].
5. But, IN THE MEANTIME, while we are reeducating youth in new traditional
and afterwards in ours, WE SHALL NOT OVERTLY LAY
A FINGER ON EXISTING
CHURCHES, BUT WE SHALL FIGHT AGAINST
THEM BY CRITICISM CALCULATED
TO PRODUCE SCHISM ....
6. In general, then, our contemporary press will continue to CONVICT
State affairs, religions,
incapacities of the GOYIM, always using
the most unprincipled expressions in order by
to lower their prestige in the manner which can only be practiced by the genius
of our gifted tribe ...
7. Our kingdom will be an apologia
of the divinity Vishnu, in whom 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 without the aid of official police which, in that scope of its rights
which we elaborated for the use of the GOYIM, hinders governments
In our programs ONE-THIRD OF OUR SUBJECTS
WILL KEEP THE REST UNDER
OBSERVATION from a sense of duty,
on the principle of volunteer service to the State.
will then be no disgrace to be a spy and informer, but a merit: unfounded denunciations,
however, will be cruelly punished that there may be development of abuses of this right.
8. Our agents will be taken from the higher as well as the lower ranks
of society, from
among the administrative class who spend their
time in amusements, editors, printers
and publishers, booksellers,
clerks, and salesmen, workmen, coachmen, lackeys, et cetera.
This body, having no rights and not being empowered to take any action on their own
account, and consequently a police without any power, will only witness and report:
verification of their reports and arrests will depend upon a
responsible group of controllers
of police affairs, while
the actual act of arrest will be performed by the gendarmerie
the municipal police. Any person not denouncing anything seen or heard concerning
questions of polity will also be charged with and made responsible for concealment, if it
be proved that he is guilty of this crime.
9. JUST AS NOWADAYS OUR BRETHREN, ARE OBLIGED AT THEIR OWN RISK TO
DENOUNCE TO THE KABAL APOSTATES OF THEIR OWN FAMILY or members who
have been noticed doing anything in opposition to the KABAL, SO IN OUR KINGDOM
OVER ALL THE WORLD IT WILL BE OBLIGATORY FOR ALL OUR SUBJECTS
TO OBSERVE THE DUTY OF SERVICE TO THE STATE IN THIS DIRECTION.
10. Such an organization will extirpate abuses of authority, of force, of bribery, everything
in fact which we by our counsels, by out theories of the superhuman
rights of man, have
introduced into the customs of the
GOYIM .... But how else were we to procure that increase
of causes predisposing to disorders in the midst of their administration? .... Among the number
of those methods one of the most important is - agents for the restoration of order, so placed
as to have the opportunity in their disintegrating activity of developing
and displaying their
evil inclinations - obstinate self-conceit,
irresponsible exercise of authority, and,
first and foremost,
1. When it becomes necessary for us to strengthen the strict
measures of secret
defense (the most fatal poison for the
prestige of authority) we shall arrange a simulation
disorders or some manifestation of discontents finding expression through the co-
operation of good speakers. Round these speakers will assemble all who are
sympathetic to his utterances. This will give us the pretext for domiciliary prerequisitions
and surveillance on the part of our servants from among
the number of the GOYIM police ....
2. As the majority of conspirators
act of love for the game, for the sake of talking, so
until they commit some overt act we shall not lay a finger on them but only introduce
into their midst observation elements .... It must be remembered that the prestige of
authority is lessened if it frequently discovers conspiracies against
itself: this implies a
presumption of consciousness of
weakness, or, what is still worse, of injustice. You are
that we have broken the prestige of the GOY kings by frequent attempts upon their
lives through our agents, blind sheep of our flock, who are easily moved by a few
liberal phrases to crimes provided only they be painted in political
colors. WE HAVE
COMPELLED THE RULERS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR
WEAKNESS IN ADVERTISING
OVERT MEASURES OF SECRETE DEFENSE AND
SHALL BRING THE PROMISE OF AUTHORITY TO DESTRUCTION.
3. Our ruler will be secretly protected only by the most insignificant
guard, because we
shall not admit so much as a thought that
there could exist against him any sedition
with which he
is not strong enough to contend and is compelled to hide from it.
4. If we
should admit this thought, as the GOYIM have done and are doing, we should
IPSO FACTO be signing a death sentence, if not for our ruler, at any rate for
his dynasty, at no distant date.
5. According to strictly enforced outward
appearances our ruler will employ his power only
advantage of the nation and in no wise for his own or dynastic profits. Therefore,
with the observance of this decorum, his authority will be respected and guarded by the
subjects themselves, it will receive an apotheosis in the admission that
with it is bound
up the well-being of every citizen of
the State, for upon it will depend all order in
life of the pack.
6. OVERT DEFENSE OF THE KIND ARGUES WEAKNESS
IN THE ORGANIZATION OF HIS STRENGTH.
7. Our ruler will always be among the people and be surrounded by a mob of apparently
curious men and women, who will occupy the front ranks about him, to
by chance, and will restrain the ranks of
the rest out of respect as it will appear for good
will sow an example of restraint also in others. If a petitioner appears among
the people trying to hand a petition and forcing his way through the ranks, the first ranks
must receive the petition and before the eyes of the petitioner pass
it to the ruler, so
that all may know that what is handed in reaches
its destination, that consequently, there
exists a control
of the ruler himself. The aureole of power requires for is existence
that the people may be able to say: "If the king knew of this," or: "the king will hear it."
8. WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICIAL DEFENSE, THE MYSTICAL PRESTIGE
OF AUTHORITY DISAPPEARS: given a certain audacity, and everyone
master of it, the sedition- monger is conscious
of his strength, and when occasion serves
watches for the
moment to make an attempt upon authority .... For the GOYIM we have
been preaching something else, but by that very fact we are enabled to see what measures of
overt defense have brought them to ....
WITH US WILL BE ARRESTED AT THE FIRST, more or less,
SUSPICION: it cannot be allowed that out of fear of a possible mistake
an opportunity should be given of escape to persons suspected of a political lapse of crime,
for in these matters we shall be literally merciless. If it is still possible, by stretching
to admit a reconsideration of the motive causes
in simple crimes, there is no possibility
of excuse for
persons occupying themselves with questions in which nobody except the
government can understand anything .... And it is not all governments that understand true policy.
1. If we do not permit any independent dabbling in the political we
shall on the other hand
encourage every kind of report or petition
with proposals for the government to examine
into all kinds
of projects for the amelioration of the condition of the people; this will reveal
to us the defects or else the fantasies of our subjects, to which we shall respond
by accomplishing them or by a wise rebuttment to prove
the shortsightedness of
one who judges wrongly.
2. Sedition-mongering is nothing more than the yapping of a lap- dog
at an elephant.
For a government well organized, not from the
police but from the public point of view,
the lap-dog yaps
at the elephant in entire unconsciousness of its strength and importance.
It needs no more than to take a good example to show the relative importance of both
and the lap-dogs will cease to yap and will wag their tails the moment
set eyes on an elephant.
3. In order to destroy the prestige of heroism for political crime we shall send it for trial
in the category of thieving, murder, and every kind of
abominable and filthy crime.
Public opinion will then confuse
in its conception of this category of crime with
attaching to every other and will brand it with the same contempt.
4. We have
done our best, and I hope we have succeeded to obtain that the GOYIM should
not arrive at this means of contending with sedition. It was for this reason that through the
Press and in speeches, indirectly - in cleverly compiled school- books
on history, we have
advertised the martyrdom alleged to
have been accredited by sedition-mongers for the
the commonweal. This advertisement has increased the contingent of
liberals and has brought thousands of GOYIM into the ranks of our livestock cattle.
we shall touch upon the financial program, which I put off to the end of my
report as being the most difficult, the crowning and the decisive point of our plans.
Before entering upon it I will remind you that I have already spoken
before by way of
a hint when I said that the sum total
of our actions is settled by the question of figures.
we come into our kingdom our autocratic government will avoid, from a
of self-preservation, sensibly burdening the masses of the people with taxes,
remembering that it plays the part of father and protector. But as State organization
cost dear it is necessary nevertheless to obtain the funds required for
it. It will,
therefore, elaborate with particular precaution
the question of equilibrium in this matter.
3. Our rule, in which the king
will enjoy the legal fiction that everything in his State belongs
to him (which may easily be translated into fact), will be enabled to resort to the lawful confiscation
of all sums of every kind for the regulation of their circulation in
the State. From this follows
that taxation will best be
covered by a progressive tax on property. In this manner the dues
will be paid without straitening or ruining anybody in the form of a percentage of the
amount of property. The rich must be aware that it is their duty to place a part of their
superfluities at the disposal of the State since the State
guarantees them security of
possession of the rest of their
property and the right of honest gains, I say
the control over property will do away with robbery on a legal basis.
social reform must come from above, for the time
for it - it is indispensable as a pledge of peace.
SHALL DESTROY CAPITAL
5. The tax upon the poor man
is a seed of revolution and works to the detriment of the
which is hunting after the trifling is missing the big. Quite apart from this, a tax on
capitalists diminishes the growth of wealth in private hands in which we have in these
days concentrated it as a counterpoise to the government strength of
the GOYIM -
their State finances.
6. A tax increasing in a percentage ratio to capital will give much larger revenue than
the present individual or property tax, which is useful to us now for
the sole reason that it excites trouble and discontent
among the GOYIM.
7. The force upon which our king will rest consists in
the equilibrium and the guarantee of
peace, for the sake
of which things it is indispensable that the capitalists should yield
a portion of their incomes for the sake of the secure working of the machinery of the
State. State needs must be paid by those who will not feel the burden and have enough
to take from.
a measure will destroy the hatred of the poor man for the rich, in whom he will
see a necessary financial support for the State, will see in him the organizer of peace and
well-being since he will see that it is the rich man who is paying the
to attain these things.
9. In order that payers of the educated classes should not too much distress themselves
over the new payments they will have full accounts given them of the
destination of those
payments, with the exception of such
sums as will be appropriated
for the needs of the throne and
the administrative institutions.
10. He who reigns will not have
any properties of his own once all in the State represented
his patrimony, or else the one would be in contradiction to the other; the fact of holding
private means would destroy the right of property in the common possessions of all.
11. Relatives of him who reigns, his heirs excepted, who will be maintained
by the resources
of the State, must enter the ranks of
servants of the State or must work to obtain the right
the privilege of royal blood must not serve for the spoiling of the treasury.
receipt of money or inheritance will be subject to the payment of a stamp
progressive tax. Any transfer of property, whether money or other, without evidence of
payment of this tax which will be strictly registered by names, will
render the former holder
liable to pay interest on the
tax from the moment of transfer of these sums up to the discovery
of his evasion of declaration of the transfer. Transfer documents must be presented weekly
at the local treasury office with notifications of the name, surname and permanent place
residence of the former and the new holder of the property.
This transfer with register of
names must begin from a
definite sum which exceeds the ordinary expenses of buying and
selling necessaries, and these will be subject to payment only by a stamp impost of a definite
percentage of the unit.
strike an estimate of how many times such
taxes as these
will cover the revenue of the GOYIM States.
WE CAUSE DEPRESSIONS
14. The State exchequer will have to maintain a definite complement
of reserve sums,
and all that is collected above that complement
must be returned into circulation.
On these sums will be
organized public works. The initiative in works of this kind, proceeding
from State sources, will blind the working class firmly to the interests of the State and
to those who reign. From these same sums also a part will be
set aside as rewards of inventiveness and productiveness.
15. On no account should so much as a single unit above the definite
and freely estimated
sums be retained in the State Treasuries,
for money exists to be circulated and any kind
of money acts ruinously on the running of the State machinery, for which
it is the lubricant; a stagnation of the lubricant may stop the regular working of the mechanism.
16. The substitution of interest-bearing paper for a part
of the token of exchange has
produced exactly this stagnation.
The consequences of this circumstance are
17. A court of account will also be instituted by us, and
in it the ruler will find at any moment
a full accounting
for State income and expenditure, with the exception of the current monthly
account, not yet made up, 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 the State is its owner,
the ruler. This is why
his personal control will remove the possibility of leakages of extravagances.
representative function of the ruler at receptions for the sake of etiquette, which
absorbs so much invaluable time, will be abolished in order that the ruler may have time
for control and consideration. His power will not then be split up into
among time-serving favorites who surround
the throne for its pomp and splendor,
and are interested
only in their own and not in the common interests of the State.
crises have been producer by us for the GOYIM by no other means than
the withdrawal of money from circulation. Huge capitals have stagnated, withdrawing money
from States, which were constantly obliged to apply to those same stagnant capitals for loans.
These loans burdened the finances of the State with the payment of interest
and made them
the bond slaves of these capitals .... The
concentration of industry in the hands of capitalists
of the hands of small masters has drained away all the juices of the peoples and
with them also the States ....
present issue of money in general does not correspond with the requirements
per head, and cannot therefore satisfy all the needs of the workers. The issue of money
ought to correspond with the growth of population and thereby children
also must absolutely
be reckoned as consumers of currency
from the day of their birth. The revision of issue
is a material
question for the whole world.
22. YOU ARE AWARE THAT THE GOLD
STANDARD HAS BEEN THE RUIN OF THE
STATES WHICH ADOPTED
IT, FOR IT HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO SATISFY THE
MONEY, THE MORE SO THAT WE HAVE REMOVED GOLD FROM
AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.
GENTILE STATES BANKRUPT
23. With us the standard that must be introduced is the cost of working-man
it be reckoned in paper or in wood. We shall
make the issue of money in accordance with
the normal requirements
of each subject, adding to the quantity with every birth and
with every death.
24. The accounts will be managed by each
(the French administrative division), each circle.
25. In order that there may be no delays in the paying our of money
for State needs the
sums and terms of such payments will be fixed
by decree of the ruler; this will do
away with the protection
by a ministry of one institution to the detriment of others.
budgets of income and expenditure will be carried out side
by side that they may not be obscured by distance one to another.
reforms projected by us in the financial institutions and principles of the GOYIM
will be clothed by us in such forms as will alarm nobody. We shall point out the necessity
of reforms in consequence of the disorderly darkness into
which the GOYIM by their irregularities
have plunged the
finances. The first irregularity, as we shall point out, consists in their beginning
with drawing up a single budget which year after year grows owing to the following cause:
this budget is dragged out to half the year, then they
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 a liquidation budget. But, as the budget of the following year is drawn
up in accordance with the sum of the total addition, the annual departure
from the normal
reaches as much as 50 per cent in a year, and
so the annual budget is trebled in ten years.
such methods, allowed by the carelessness of the GOY States, their treasuries are
empty. The period of loans supervenes, and that has swallowed up remainders and brought
all the GOY States to bankruptcy.
understand perfectly that economic arrangements of this kind,
have been suggested to the GOYIM by us, cannot be carried on by us.
kind of loan proves infirmity in the State and a want of understanding of the
rights of the State. Loans hang like a sword of Damocles over the heads of rulers, who,
instead of taking from their subjects by a temporary tax, come begging
palm of our bankers. Foreign loans are
leeches which there is no possibility of removing
the body of the State until they fall off of themselves or the State flings them off.
But the GOY States do not tear them off; they go on in persisting in putting more on
to themselves so that they must inevitably perish, drained by voluntary
TYRANNY OF USURY
30. What also indeed is, in substance, a loan, especially a foreign
loan? A loan is - an
issue of government bills of exchange containing
a percentage obligation commensurate
to the sum of the
loan capital. If the loan bears a charge of 5 per cent, then in twenty
years the State vainly pays away in interest a sum equal to the loan borrowed, in forty
years it is paying a double sum, in sixty - treble, and all the while
the debt remains
an unpaid debt.
31. From this calculation it is obvious that with any form of taxation per head the State
is baling out the last coppers of the poor taxpayers in order to settle
accounts with wealth
foreigners, from whom it has borrowed
money instead of collecting
these coppers for its own needs
without the additional interest.
32. So long as loans were internal
the GOYIM only shuffled their money from the pockets
the poor to those of the rich, but when we bought up the necessary person in order
to transfer loans into the external sphere, all the wealth of States flowed into
our cash- boxes and all the GOYIM began to pay us the tribute of subjects.
33. If the superficiality of GOY kings on their thrones in regard to
State affairs and the
venality of ministers or the want of understanding
of financial matters on the part of
other ruling persons
have made their countries debtors to our treasuries to amounts quite
impossible to pay it has not been accomplished without,
our part, heavy expenditure of trouble and money.
of money will not be allowed by us and therefore there will be no State
interest-bearing paper, except a one per- cent series, so that there will be no payment
of interest to leeches that suck all the strength out of the State. The
right to issue
interest-bearing paper will be given exclusively
to industrial companies who will find no
paying interest out of profits, whereas the State does not make interest on
borrowed money like these companies, for the State borrows to spend and
not to use in operations.
papers will be bought also by the government which from being as now
a paper of tribute by loan operations will be transformed into a lender of money at a
profit. This measure will stop the stagnation of money, parasitic profits and idleness,
all of which were useful for us among the GOYIM so long as they were
but are not desirable under our rule.
36. How clear is the undeveloped power of thought of the purely brute
brains of the
GOYIM, as expressed in the fact that they have
been borrowing from us with payment
of interest without
ever thinking that all the same these very moneys plus an addition
payment of interest must be got by them from their own State pockets in order to
settle up with us. What could have been simpler than to take the money they
wanted from their own people?
it is a proof of the genius of our chosen mind that we have contrived to present
the matter of loans to them in such a light that they have even seen in them an
advantage for themselves.
accounts, which we shall present when the time comes, in the light of centuries
of experience gained by experiments made by us on the GOY States, will be distinguished
by clearness and definiteness and will show at a glance to all men the
advantage of our
innovations. They will put an end to those
abuses to which we owe our mastery over the GOYIM,
which cannot be allowed in our kingdom.
39. We shall so hedge about our
system of accounting that neither the ruler nor the most
public servant will be in a position to divert even the smallest sum from its
destination without detection or to direct it in another direction except that which will be
once fixed in a definite plan of action.
40. And without a definite plan it is impossible to rule. Marching along an undetermined
road and with undetermined resources brings to ruin by
the way heroes and demigods.
41. The GOY rulers, whom we once
upon a time advised should be distracted from
by representative receptions, observances of etiquette, entertainments,
were only screens for our rule. The accounts of favorite courtiers who replaced them
in the sphere of affairs were drawn up for them by our agents, and every
time gave satisfaction
to short-sighted minds by promises
that in the future economics and improvements were
.... Economics from what? From new taxes? - were questions that might
have been but were not asked by those who read our accounts and projects.
know to what they have been brought by this carelessness, to what pitch of financial
disorder they have arrived, notwithstanding the astonishing industry of their peoples.
1. To what I reported to you at the last meeting I shall
now add a detailed explanation of
internal loans. Of foreign
loans I shall say nothing more, because they have fed us
national moneys of the GOYIM, but for our State there will be no foreigners,
that is, nothing external.
2. We have taken advantage of
the venality of administrators and slackness of rulers to
get our moneys twice, thrice and more times over, by lending to the GOY governments
moneys which were not at all needed by the States. Could anyone do the like
in regard to us? .... Therefore, I shall only deal with the details of internal loans.
3. States announce that such a loan is to be concluded and open subscriptions
own bills of exchange, that is, for their interest-bearing
paper. That they may be within
the reach of all the price
is determined at from a hundred to a thousand; and a discount
is made for the earliest subscribers. Next day by artificial means the price of them goes
up, the alleged reason being that everyone is rushing to buy them. In a few days the
treasury safes are as they say overflowing and there's more money
than they can do with.
The subscription, it is alleged,
covers many times over the issue total of the loan; in
this lies the whole stage effect - look you, they say, what confidence is shown
in the government's bills of exchange.
4. But when
the comedy is played out there emerges the fact that a debit and an
exceedingly burdensome debit has been created. For the payment of interest it becomes
necessary to have recourse to new loans, which do not swallow up but only add to the
capital debt. And when this credit is exhausted it becomes necessary
by new taxes to
cover, not the loan, BUT ONLY THE INTEREST
ON IT. These taxes are a debit
employed to cover a debit
5. Later comes the time for conversions, but they diminish
the payment of interest without
covering the debt, and
besides they cannot be made without the consent of the lenders;
announcing a conversion a proposal is made to return the money to those who are
not willing to convert their paper. If everybody expressed his unwillingness and demanded
his money back, the government would be hooked on their own files and
would be found
insolvent and unable to pay the proposed
sums. By good luck the subjects of the GOY
knowing nothing about financial affairs, have always preferred losses on
exchange and diminution of interest to the risk of new investments of their moneys, and
have thereby many a time enabled these governments to throw off their
shoulders a debit of several millions.
6. Nowadays, with external loans, these tricks cannot be played by
the GOYIM for they know that we shall demand all our moneys back.
7. In this way in acknowledged bankruptcy will best prove to the various countries the
absence of any means between the interest of the peoples and of those
who rule them.
8. I beg you to concentrate your particular attention upon
this point and upon the following:
nowadays all internal
loans are consolidated by so-called flying loans, that is, such as have
terms of payment more or less near. These debts consist of moneys paid into the savings
banks and reserve funds. If left for long at the disposition of a government
evaporate in the payment of interest on foreign
loans, and are placed by the deposit of
9. And these last it is which patch up all the leaks in
the State treasuries of the GOYIM.
10. When we ascend the throne
of the world all these financial and similar shifts, as being
in accord with our interests, will be swept away so as not to leave a trace, as also will
be destroyed all money markets, since we shall not allow the prestige of our power to be
shaken by fluctuations of prices set upon our values, which we shall
announce by law at
the price which represents their full
worth without any possibility of lowering or raising.
gives the pretext for lowering, which indeed was where we made a beginning in
relation to the values of the GOYIM.)
11. We shall
replace the money markets by grandiose government credit institutions, the
object of which will be to fix the price of industrial values in accordance with government views.
These institutions will be in a position to fling upon the market five
hundred millions of
industrial paper in one day, or to
buy up for the same amount. In this way all industrial
undertakings will come into dependence upon us. You may imagine for yourselves what
immense power we shall thereby secure for ourselves.
1. In all that has so far been reported by me to you, I have endeavored
to depict with care
the secret of what is coming, of what is
past, and of what is going on now, rushing into the
of the great events coming already in the near future, the secret of our relations to
the GOYIM and of financial operations. On this subject there remains still a little
me to add.
2. IN OUR
HANDS IS THE GREATEST POWER OF OUR DAY - GOLD: IN TWO
WE CAN PROCURE FROM OUR STOREHOUSES ANY QUANTITY WE MAY PLEASE.
there is no need to seek further proof that our rule is predestined by God? Surely
we shall not fail with such wealth to prove that all that evil which for so many centuries
have had to commit has served at the end of ends the
cause of true well- being - the bringing
into order? Though it be even by the exercise of some violence, yet all the
same it will be established. We shall contrive to prove that we are benefactors who have
restored to the rent and mangled earth the true good and also freedom
of the person,
and therewith we shall enable it to be enjoyed
in peace and quiet, with proper dignity of
relations, on the
condition, of course, of strict observance of the laws established by us.
We shall make plain therewith that freedom does not consist in dissipation and in the right
of unbridled license any more than the dignity and force of a man do
not consist in the
right of everyone to promulgate destructive
principles in the nature of freedom of conscience,
and a like, that freedom of the person in no wise consists in the right to agitate oneself
and others by abominable speeches before disorderly mobs, and that true freedom consists
in the inviolability of the person who honorably and strictly observes
all the laws of life in
common, that human dignity is wrapped
up in consciousness of the rights and also of the
of rights of each, and not wholly and solely in fantastic imaginings about the
subject of one's EGO.
4. One authority will be glorious
because it will be all-powerful, will rule and guide, and
not muddle along after leaders and orators shrieking themselves hoarse with senseless
words which they call great principles and which are noting else, to speak honestly, but
utopian .... Our authority will be the crown of order, and in that is
included the whole
happiness of man. The aureole of this
authority will inspire a mystical bowing of the knee
it and a reverent fear before it of all the peoples. True force makes no terms with any
right, not even with that of God: none dare come near to it so as to take so much as a span
from it away.
the peoples may become accustomed to obedience it is necessary to inculcate
lessons of humility and therefore to reduce the production of articles of luxury. By this we
shall improve morals which have been debased by emulation in the sphere
of luxury. We
shall reestablish small master production
which will mean laying a mine under the private
of manufactures. This is indispensable also for the reason that manufacturers on
the grand scale often move, though not always consciously, the thoughts of the masses
in directions against the government. A people of small masters knows
nothing of unemployment
and this binds him closely with
existing order, and consequently with the firmness of authority.
us its part will have been played out the moment authority is transferred into our
hands. Drunkenness also will be prohibited by law and punishable as a crime against
humanness of man who is turned into a brute under the influence of alcohol.
2. Subjects, I repeat once more, give blind obedience only
to the strong hand which is absolutely
independent of them,
for in it they feel the sword of defense and support against social
.... What do they want with an angelic spirit in a king? What they have to see in him is
the personification of force and power.
3. The supreme
lord who will replace all now existing ruler, dragging in their existence
among societies demoralized by us, societies that have denied even the authority of God,
from whose midst breads out on all sides the fire of anarchy, must first
of all proceed
to quench this all-devouring flame. Therefore
he will be obliged to kill off those existing
though he should drench them with his own blood, that he may resurrect them
again in the form of regularly organized troops fighting consciously with
every kind of infection that may cover the body of the State with sores.
4. This Chosen One of God is chosen from above to demolish the senseless forces moved
by instinct and not reason, by brutishness and humanness. These forces
in manifestations of robbery and every kind
of violence under the mask of principles of
freedom and every
kind of violence under the mask of principles of freedom and rights.
have overthrown all forms of social order to erect on the ruins of the throne of the
King of the Jews; but their part will be played out the moment he enters into his kingdom.
Then it will be necessary to sweep them away from his path,
on which must be left
no knot, no splinter.
5. Then will it be possible for us to say to the peoples of the world: Give thanks to God
bow the knee before him who bears on his front the
seal of the predestination of man, to
which God himself has
led his star that none other but Him might free us from all the
forces and evils.
1. I pass
now to the method of confirming the dynastic
roots of King
David to the last strata of the earth.
2. This confirmation will first
and foremost be included in that which to this day has rested
the force of conservatism by our learned elders of the conduct of the affairs
of the world, in the directing of the education of thought of all humanity.
3. Certain members of the seed of David will prepare the kings and their heirs, selecting
not by right of heritage but by eminent capacities, inducting them into
the most secret mysteries
of the political, into schemes
of government, but providing always that none may come to
of the secrets. The object of this mode of action is that all may know that government
cannot be entrusted to those who have not been inducted into the secret places of its art
4. To these persons only will be taught the practical application
of the aforenamed plans by
comparison of the experiences
of many centuries, all the observations on the politico-economic
moves and social sciences - in a word, all the spirit of laws which have been unshakably
established by nature herself for the regulation of the relations of humanity.
5. Direct heirs will often be set aside from ascending the throne if
in their time of training
they exhibit frivolity, softness and
other qualities that are the ruin of authority, which
them incapable of governing and in themselves dangerous for kingly office.
those who are unconditionally capable for firm, even if it be to
direct rule will receive the reins of rule from our learned elders.
7. In case
of falling sick with weakness of will or other form of incapacity.
must by law hand over the reins of rule to new and capable hands.
8. The king's
plan of action for the current moment, and all the more so for the
future, will be unknown, even to those who are called his closest counselors.
KING OF THE JEWS
9. Only the king and the three
who stood sponsor for him will know what is coming.
10. In the
person of the king who with unbending will is master of himself and of humanity
all will discern as it were fate with its mysterious ways. None will know what the king wishes
to attain by his dispositions, and therefore none will dare to stand
across an unknown path.
11. It is understood that the brain reservoir
of the king must correspond in capacity to the
government it has to contain. It is for this reason that he will ascend the throne
not otherwise than after examination of his mind by the aforesaid learned elders.
12. That the people may know and love their king, it is indispensable
for him to converse
in the market-places with his people. This
ensures the necessary clinching of
the two forces which
are now divided one from another by us by the terror.
terror was indispensable for us till the time comes
both these forces separately to fall under our influence.
king of the Jews must not be at the mercy of his passions, and especially of sensuality:
on no side of his character must he give brute instincts power over his mind. Sensuality
worse than all else disorganizes the capacities of the mind and clearness
distracting the thoughts to the worst and most
brutal side of human activity.
15. The prop of humanity in the
person of the supreme lord of all the world of
seed of David must sacrifice to his people all personal inclinations.
supreme lord must be of an exemplary irreproachable.