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Now-editorial Notes

“The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion” have become the Nazis’ Bible. Not merely in the sense that they have based all their anti-Jewish program on the forged “Protocols,” but also in the sense that they have appropriated the Machiavellian ideas of the “Protocols” and have been translating them into life. Hitlerism is Machiavellism adaptd by the Tsarist pogromists and Prussian Jew-baiters. The fabricators and forgers of the “Protocols” schemed to make the world believe that these secret “documents” contained a Jewish design for world domination. The truth is that Hitler has followed the “Protocols” in many respects, and has built the Nazi Third Reich on them.

Several extracts from the “Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion” will prove that they are applicable to Hitler and his reign of terror.

From Protocol V:

“In all times, nations as well as individuals have accepted words for acts. They have been satisfied by what is shown them, rarely noticing whether the promise has been followed by fulfillment. For this reason, we will organize ‘show’ institutions which will conspicuously display their devotion to progress.”

From Protocol VII:

“Increasing concentration of armament, enlargement of the police powers of the state, these are all essential to the completion of the above-mentioned plans. It is necessary that besides ourselves, there should be in all states only a mass of proletariat, and some millionaires, politicians and soldiers devoted to us.

“We must create unrest, dissension and mutual animosities throughout Europe and with the help of her relationships on other continents. There is a double advantage in this. First, we shall command the respect of countries by this method, for they will realize that we have the power to create disorder or to establish order at will. All these countries will be accustomed to regard us as a necessary force. Secondly, we shall entangle by intrigue all the threads stretched by us into all government cabinets through politics, economic treaties or loan conditions….”

From Protocol IX:

“Our super-government has such an extra-legal status that it may be called by the energetic and strong word—dictatorship. I can conscientiously say that, at the present time, we are lawmakers. We create courts and jurisprudence. We punish and we pardon. We, as the chief of all our armies, sit in the leader’s saddle. We rule with a strong will because we hold in our hands the remains of a once strong party, now subjugated by us. In our hands lie uncontrolled ambition, burning greed, merciless revenge, and bitter hatred…. From us emanates a far-reaching terror. People of all opinions and of all doctrines are at our service, restorers of monarchy, demagogues, Socialists, Communists and other Utopians. We have put them all to work. Every one of them from his viewpoint is undermining the last remnant of authority, is trying to overthrow all existing order. All the governments have been tormented by these actions. They long for quiet and are ready to make any sacrifice for the sake of peace. But we will not give them peace until they recognize our super-government openly and with submission….

From Protocol X:

“The people feel an especial love and respect toward the genius who wields political power, and they say of all his highhanded actions: ‘It is base but clever! It is a trick, but how he played it! So majestic! So impudent!’

“We count on attracting all nations to the constructive work of laying the foundations for the structure planned by us. It is necessary for us first of all to acquire the services of bold and fearless agents, who will overcome all obstacles in our pathway….

“We will eliminate the possibility of individuals with clever brains coming to the front, for the masses, under our guidance, will prevent them from becoming prominent or even expressing their ideas. Already they have formed the habit of listening only to us, for we reward them for their obedience and attention. Thus, we will create a blind power which will never be in a position to move except under the guidance of our agents, whom we furnish to them as leaders. The masses will submit to this regime, because they will know that their wages, tips, and welfare will depend upon our leaders….”

From Protocol XI:

“It is essential for us that from the first moment of its promulgation (the new constitution), while the people are still dumbfounded by the coup d’etat and in a state of terror and indecision, they should realize that we are so powerful and unassailable that we will under no condition give them any consideration and that not only will we ignore their opinions and wishes, but that we are ready and able to suppress with overwhelming authority their manifestations and demonstrations at every time and place; that we seize outright everything that we wanted and that we will not divide our power with them under any circumstances. Then from fright they will shut their eyes to everything and wait the outcome….”

From Protocol XII:

“We shall handle the press in the following manner…. We shall saddle it and keep tight rein upon it. We shall do the same also with other printed matter, for of what use is it to rid ourselves of attacks in the press, if we remain exposed to criticism through pamphlets and books?… None will be able to impugn the glory of our governmental infallibility and remain unpunished. The pretext for suppressing a publication will be that it stirs up the public mind without basis or reason…. Not one announcement will reach the people save under our supervision…. Literature and journalism are two most important educational forces and consequently our government will become the owner of most of the journals…. We must not permit the press to make any exposures of public dishonesty. People must be led to believe that the new regime has satisfied everybody so thoroughly that even crime has ceased. When crimes are committed, no one must know about them except their victims and accidental witnesses.”

These are but a few characteristic illustrations of how the Nazi leader has made the “Protocols” his own, while accusing the Jews of having originated them. He even borrowed his own favorite title of “leader” from the “Protocols.”

The anti-Semitic International has vainly tried to prove that world events since the Great War have shaped themselves in accordance with the “prophecies” contained in the “Protocols.” The truth is that the head of the anti-Semitic International has learned most of his lessons from this anti-Jewish diabolical handbook.

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