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 of 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 like to 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.
4. What has restrained the beasts of prey who are called men? What 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 in force.
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 law of life, caught up and gathered together by a
new hand, because the blind might of the nation cannot for one single day exist without guidance, and the new authority
merely fits into the place of the old already weakened by liberalism.
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 no one knows how to use
it with moderation. It is enough to hand over a people to self-government for a certain length of time for that people
to be turned into a disorganized mob. From that moment on we get internecine strife which soon develops into
battles between classes, in the midst of which States burn down and their importance is reduced to that of a heap
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, I would put the following questions: If every State has two
foes and if in regard to the external foe it is allowed and not considered immoral to use every manner and art of conflict,
as for example to keep the enemy in ignorance of plans of attack and defense, to attack him by night or in superior
numbers, then in what way can the same means in regard to a worse foe, the destroyer of the structure of society and
the commonweal, be called immoral and not permissible?
10. Is it possible for any sound logical
mind to hope with any success to guide crowds by the aid of reasonable counsels and arguments, when any objection
or contradiction, senseless though it may be, can be made and when such objection may find more favor with the people,
whose powers of reasoning are superficial? Men in masses and the men of the masses, being guided solely by petty
passions, paltry beliefs, traditions and sentimental theorems, fall a prey to party dissension, which hinders any kind
of agreement even on the basis of a perfectly reasonable argument. Every resolution of a crowd depends upon
a chance or packed majority, which, in its ignorance of political secrets, puts forth some ridiculous resolution that
lays in the administration a seed of anarchy.
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. Such qualities must be the attributes of the kingdoms of the GOYIM,
but we must in no wise be guided by them.
MIGHT IS RIGHT
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
13. Where does right begin? Where does it end?
14. In any State in which there is a bad organization of authority, an impersonality of laws and of the rulers who
have lost their personality 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 to 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.
15. Our 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
18. In order to elaborate satisfactory forms of action it is necessary to have regard to
the rascality, the slackness, the instability of the mob, its lack of capacity to understand and respect the conditions
of its own life, or its own welfare. It must be understood that the might of a mob is blind, senseless and unreasoning
force ever at the mercy of a suggestion from any side. The blind cannot lead the blind without bringing them
into the abyss; consequently, members of the mob, upstarts from the people even though they should be as a genius for
wisdom, yet having no understanding of the 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 interest? 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 in 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 and from early immorality,
into which it has been inducted by our special agents - by tutors, lackeys, governesses in the houses of the wealthy,
by clerks and others, by our women in the places of dissipation frequented by the GOYIM. In the number of these
last I count also the so-called "society ladies," voluntary followers of the others in corruption and luxury.
23. Our 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 only means to attain the end, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery
when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others
without hesitation if by it we secure 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, the
intellectuals, could not make anything out of the uttered words in their abstractedness; did not see that in nature
there is no equality, cannot be freedom: that Nature herself has established inequality of minds, of characters,
and capacities, just as immutably as she has established subordination 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 of affairs
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, thanks to our blind agents, whole legions who
bore our banners with enthusiasm. And all the time these words were canker-worms at work boring into the well-being
of the GOYIM, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the
GOYA States. As you will see later, this helped us to our triumph: it gave us the possibility, among other things,
of getting into our hands the master card - the destruction of the privileges, or in other words of the very
existence of the aristocracy of the GOYIM, that class which was the only 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 disposition of him who has bought their activities.
28. The abstraction of freedom has enabled us to persuade the mob in all countries that their government
is nothing but the steward of the people who are the owners of the country, and that the 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 will not fail to perceive in the assistance we give
the strength of our predominance, and this state of things will put both sides at the mercy of our international AGENTUR;
which possesses millions of eyes ever on the 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 States rules the relations of their subjects among themselves.
2. The administrators, whom we shall
choose from among the public, with strict regard to their capacities for servile obedience, will not be persons
trained in the arts of government, and will therefore easily become pawns in our game in the hands of men of learning
and genius who will be their advisers, specialists bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairs
of the whole world. As is well known to you, these specialists of ours have been drawing to fit them for rule the information
they need from our political plans from the lessons of history, from observations made 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 account 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 specialists have cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating 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 the GOYIM.
4. It is indispensable for us to take account
of the thoughts, characters, tendencies of the nations in order to avoid making slips in the political and in
the direction of administrative affairs. The triumph of our system of which the component parts of the machinery may
be variously disposed according to the temperament of the peoples met on our way, will fail of success if the
practical application of it be not based upon a summing up of the lessons of the past in the light of the present.
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 pointing 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.
1. To-day I may tell you that our goal is now only a few steps off. There remains a small
space to cross and the whole long path we have trodden 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 them with 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 - are hemmed in by their representatives, who play the fool, distraught
with their own uncontrolled and irresponsible power. This power they owe to the terror which has been breathed into
the palaces. As they have no means of getting at their people, into their very midst, the kings on their thrones
are no longer able to come to terms with them and so strengthen themselves against seekers after power. We have made
a gulf between the far-seeing Sovereign Power and the blind force of the people so that both have lost all meaning,
for like the blind man and his stick, both are powerless apart.
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 disorders 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 upon executive 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 the constitution 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 nonsense 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 masters.
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 inseparably bound up with the well-being of the people.
Nowadays, with the destruction of the aristocracy, the people have fallen into the grips of merciless money-grinding
scoundrels who have laid a pitiless and cruel yoke upon the necks of the workers.
7. We appear on the scene as alleged
saviours of the worker from this oppression when we propose to him to enter the ranks of our fighting forces
- Socialists, Anarchists, 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. Our power is in the chronic shortness of food
and physical weakness of the worker because by all that this implies he is made the slave of our will, and he will
not find in his own authorities either strength or energy to set against our will. Hunger creates the right
of capital to rule the worker more surely than it was given to the aristocracy by the legal authority of kings.
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 way.
9. WHEN THE HOUR STRIKES FOR OUR SOVEREIGN
LORD OF ALL THE WORLD TO BE CROWNED IT IS THESE SAME HANDS WHICH WILL SWEEP AWAY EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT BE A
10. The GOYIM have lost the habit of thinking unless prompted by the suggestions
of our specialists. Therefore they do not see the urgent necessity of what we, when our kingdom comes, shall adopt
at once, namely this, that IT IS ESSENTIAL TO TEACH IN NATIONAL SCHOOLS ONE SIMPLE, TRUE PIECE OF KNOWLEDGE,
THE BASIS OF ALL KNOWLEDGE - THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRUCTURE OF HUMAN LIFE, OF SOCIAL EXISTENCE, WHICH REQUIRES DIVISION
OF LABOR, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, THE DIVISION OF MEN INTO CLASSES AND CONDITIONS. It is essential for all to know
that OWING TO DIFFERENCE IN THE OBJECTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITY THERE CANNOT BE 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
are called upon to do. After a thorough study of this knowledge, the peoples will voluntarily submit to authority
and accept such position as is 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 own 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 ECONOMIC CRISES, 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 ignorance, 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 are 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 a host of stumbling blocks. IT HAS RUSHED TO FIND A GUIDE, IT HAS NEVER HAD THE SENSE TO
RETURN TO THE FORMER STATE and it has laid down its plenipotentiary powers at OUR feet. Remember the French
Revolution, to which it was we who gave the name of "Great": the secrets of its preparations are well known
to us for it was wholly the work of our hands.
15 Ever since that time we have been
leading the peoples from one disenchantment to another, so that in the end they should turn also from us in
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 peoples, who crawl on their bellies to force, but
are merciless towards weakness, unsparing to faults and indulgent to crimes, unwilling to bear the contradictions of
a free social system but patient unto martyrdom under the 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 for the least of them they would have beheaded twenty kings.
17. What 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 purpose - to secure the welfare of the peoples, the international brotherhood of them
all, their solidarity and equality of rights. Naturally they do not tell the peoples that this unification must
be accomplished only under our sovereign rule.
19. And thus the people condemn the upright and
acquit the guilty, persuaded ever more and more that it can do whatsoever it wishes. Thanks to this state of
things, the people are destroying every kind of stability and creating disorders at every step.
20. The word "freedom" brings out the communities of men to fight against every kind of force, against every
kind of authority even against God and the laws of nature. For this reason we, when we come into our kingdom,
shall have to erase this word from the lexicon of life as implying a principle of brute force which turns mobs into
21. These 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 second is 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 a screen, behind the
backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of whom not only does not injuriously affect but actually aids the
secret force by saving it, thanks to continual changes, from the necessity of expanding its resources on the rewarding
of long services.
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, remains for the whole people an unknown mystery.
WE SHALL DESTROY GOD
3. But even freedom might be harmless and have
its place in the State economy without injury to the well-being of the peoples if it rested upon the foundation
of faith in God, upon the brotherhood of humanity, unconnected with the conception of equality, which is negatived
by the very laws of creation, for they have established subordination. With such a faith as this a people might
be governed by a wardship of parishes, and would walk contentedly and humbly under the guiding hand of its spiritual
pastor submitting to the dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS INDISPENSABLE FOR US TO
UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE 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, nay, have already created, disenchanted, cold and heartless
communities. Such communities will foster a strong aversion towards the higher political and towards religion. Their
only guide is gain, that is Gold, which they will erect into a veritable cult, for the sake of those material
delights which it can give. Then will the hour strike when, not for the sake of attaining the good, not even to win
wealth, but solely out of hatred towards the privileged, the lower classes of the GOYIM will follow our lead
against our rivals for power, the intellectuals of the GOYIM.
1. What form of administrative rule can be given
to communities in which corruption has penetrated everywhere, communities where riches are attained only by
the clever surprise tactics of semi-swindling tricks; where looseness reigns: where morality is maintained 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 to
grip in our hands all the forces of the community. We shall regulate mechanically all the actions of the political
life of our subjects by new laws. These laws will withdraw one by one all the indulgences and liberties which
have been permitted by the GOYIM, and our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions
as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to wipe out any GOYIM who oppose us by deed or word.
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 the Lord's 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 administrative brain.
Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals,
any more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect
the Jesuits alone might have compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking
mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization in the shade.
However, it is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord, whether the head of Catholicism or our
despot of the blood of Zion! But to us, the Chosen People, it is very far from being a matter of indifference.
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 would 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 AN 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 old-established 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
have burst 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, and we shall give that physiognomy
a VOICE IN ORATORS WHO WILL SPEAK SO MUCH THAT THEY WILL EXHAUST THE PATIENCE OF THEIR HEARERS AND PRODUCE 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 MATTERS 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, conditions of 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. The strain which results from freedom of actions saps the forces
when it meets with the freedom of another. From 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 A SUPER-GOVERNMENT.
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
economists, just strike an estimate of the significance of this combination! ...
3. In every possible way we must develop
the significance of our Super-Government by representing 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 at 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 check land- holding and keep it in a state of humble and
5. The aristocrats of the GOYIM, being hereditarily incapable
of contenting themselves with little, will rapidly burn up and fizzle out.
6. At the same time we must intensively patronize trade and
industry, but, first and foremost, speculation, the part played by which is to provide a counterpoise to industry:
the absence of speculative industry will multiply capital in private hands and will serve to restore agriculture
by freeing the land from indebtedness to the land banks. What we want is that industry should drain off from the
land both labor and capital and by means of speculation transfer into our hands all the money of the world,
and thereby throw all the GOYIM into the ranks of the proletariat. Then the GOYIM will bow down before us, if for no
other reason but to get the right to exist.
7. To complete the ruin of the industry
of the GOYIM we shall bring to the assistance of speculation 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
8. IN ORDER THAT THE TRUE MEANING OF THINGS MAY NOT STRIKE THE "GOYIM"
BEFORE THE PROPER TIME WE SHALL MASK IT UNDER AN ALLEGED ARDENT DESIRE TO SERVE THE WORKING CLASSES AND THE GREAT PRINCIPLES
OF POLITICAL ECONOMY ABOUT WHICH OUR ECONOMIC THEORIES ARE CARRYING ON AN ENERGETIC PROPAGANDA
1. The intensification of armaments, the increase of police forces - are all essential for the completion
of the aforementioned plans. What we have to get at is that there should be in all the States of the world,
besides ourselves, only the masses of the proletariat, a few millionaires devoted to our interests, police and soldiers.
2. Throughout all Europe, and by means of relations with Europe, in other continents also, we must
create ferments, discords and hostility. Therein we gain a double advantage. In the first place we keep in check
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 stand collectively together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal
4. The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy of its undertakings: the
word should not agree with the deeds of the diplomat.
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 against us. We must
search out in the very finest shades of expression and the knotty points of the lexicon of law justification for
those cases where we shall have to pronounce judgments that might appear abnormally audacious and unjust, for
it is important that these resolutions should be set forth in expressions that shall seem to be the most exalted
moral principles cast into legal form. Our directorate must surround itself with all these forces of civilization
among which it will have to work. It will surround itself with publicists, practical jurists, administrators,
diplomats and, finally, with persons prepared by a special super-educational training IN OUR SPECIAL SCHOOLS. These
persons will have consonance of 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 the 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 why 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 our 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 case of disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges
or disappear - this in order to make them defend our interests to their last gasp.
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. But by 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, namely, "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 wiped out every kind of rule except our own,
although DE JURE there still remain a good many of them. Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against us it is
only PRO FORMA at 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
3. For us there are not checks to limit
the range of our activity. Our Super-Government subsists in extra-legal conditions which are described 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 DOCTRINES, RESTORATING 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 OF AUTHORITY, IS STRIVING TO OVERTHROW ALL ESTABLISHED FORM OF ORDER. By these acts all States are
in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are ready to sacrifice everything for peace: BUT WE WILL NOT GIVE THEM
PEACE UNTIL THEY OPENLY ACKNOWLEDGE OUR INTERNATIONAL SUPER-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 of the 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 us.
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 them 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, BUT 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" BY REARING THEM IN PRINCIPLES
AND THEORIES WHICH ARE KNOWN TO US TO BE FALSE ALTHOUGH IT IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INCULCATED.
11. Above the existing laws without substantially altering them, and by merely twisting them into contradictions of
interpretations, we have erected something grandiose in the way of results. These results found expression in
the fact that the INTERPRETATIONS MASKED 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.
12. This is the origin of the theory of course of arbitration.
13. You 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, those
subterranean corridors which, before the time comes, will be driven under all the capitals and from whence those
capitals will be blown into the air with all their organizations and archives.
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 OUTSIDE APPEARANCES. 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 be of assistance to us when we come
to consider the division of authority of property, of the dwelling, of taxation (the idea of concealed taxes), of
the reflex force of the laws. All these questions are such as ought not to be touched upon directly and openly
before the people. In cases where it is indispensable to touch upon them they must not be categorically named,
it must merely be declared without detailed exposition that the principles of contemporary law are acknowledged
by us. The reason of keeping silence in this respect is that by not naming a principle we leave ourselves 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 structure, the project for which has been drawn up by us. This is
why, before everything, it is indispensable for us to arm ourselves and to store up in ourselves that absolutely reckless
audacity and irresistible might of the spirit which in the person of our active workers will break down all
hindrances on our way.
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 OF 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 will 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 misunderstandings
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.
7. These 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 another, because you are aware of all that; only take note of the fact that
each of the above-named institutions corresponds to some important function of the State, and I would beg you
to remark that the word "important" I apply not to the institution but to the function, consequently it
is not the institutions which are important but their functions. These institutions have divided up among themselves
all the functions of government - administrative, legislative, executive, wherefore they have come to operate
as do the organs in the human body. If we injure one part in the machinery of State, the State falls sick, like
a human body, and ... will die.
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.
10. Liberalism produced Constitutional
States, which took the place of what was the only safeguard of the GOYIM, namely, Despotism; and A CONSTITUTION,
AS YOU WELL KNOW, IS NOTHING ELSE BUT A SCHOOL OF DISCORDS, misunderstandings, quarrels, disagreements, fruitless party
agitations, party whims - in a word, a school of 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 and superfluous, 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.
WE NAME PRESIDENTS
11. In the near future we shall establish the responsibility of presidents.
12. By that time we shall be in a position to disregard forms in carrying through matters for which our impersonal
puppet will be responsible. What do we care if the ranks of those striving for power should be thinned, if there
should arise a deadlock from the impossibility of finding presidents, a deadlock which will finally disorganize the
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"
or other - then they will be trustworthy agents for the accomplishment of our plans out of fear of revelations
and from the natural desire of everyone who has attained power, namely, the retention of the privileges, 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 we
shall invest the president with the right of declaring a state of war. We shall justify this last right on the ground
that the president as chief of the whole army of the 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 hands, and no one outside ourselves will any longer direct the force of legislation.
15. Besides 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 political passions and the passion for politics. If, however, they should, which is hardly to be expected,
burst into flame, even in this minimum, we shall nullify them by a stirring appeal and a reference to the majority
of the whole people ... Upon the president will depend the appointment of presidents and vice-presidents of
the Chamber and the Senate. Instead of constant sessions of Parliaments we shall reduce their sittings to a few months.
Moreover, the president, as chief of the executive power, will have the right to summon and dissolve Parliament,
and, in the latter case, to prolong the time for the appointment of a new parliamentary assembly. But in order that
the consequences of all these acts which in substance are illegal, should not, prematurely for our plans, upon
the responsibility established by use of the president, WE SHALL INSTIGATE MINISTERS AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE HIGHER
ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT TO EVADE HIS DISPOSITIONS BY TAKING MEASURES OF THEIR OWN, 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 constitutions of States to
prepare for the transition to an imperceptible abolition of every kind of constitution, and then the time is come to
turn every form of government into OUR DESPOTISM.
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 irregularities 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."
19. But 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
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.
2. This, 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
3. Having established approximately the MODUS AGENDI we will occupy ourselves with details
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 undergo 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 our 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 be 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 terror 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 every 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
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 -
2. Freedom 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 is 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 stamp tax 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, but these we shall shut up at the second attack upon us. No
one shall with impunity lay a finger on the aureole of our 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 news items are received by a few agencies, in whose offices they are focused
from all parts of the world. These agencies will then be already entirely ours and will give publicity only to what
we dictate to them.
5. If already now we have contrived to possess ourselves of the minds
of the GOY communities 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 being 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 that these phantom
blessings are the direct roads to foolish imaginings which give birth to anarchical relations of men among themselves
and towards authority, because progress, or rather the idea of 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 exclusively into
license, that is, into the anarchy of protest for the sake of protest ....
FREE PRESS DESTROYED
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
be little read, especially as they will be costly. At the same time what we shall publish ourselves to influence mental
development in the direction laid down for our profit will be cheap and will be read voraciously. The tax will
bring vapid literary ambitions within bounds and the liability to penalties will make literary men dependent upon us.
And if there should be any found who are desirous of writing against us, they will not find any person eager
to print their productions in print the publisher or printer will have to apply to the authorities for permission to
do so. Thus we shall know beforehand of all tricks preparing against us and shall nullify them by getting ahead
with explanations on the subject treated of.
8. Literature 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 and be rendered
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
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 a finger 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 seems desirable for us. In the vain belief
that they are following the organ of their party they will, in fact, follow the flag which we hang 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 attention issue 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 on 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 TRIUMPH OVER OUR OPPONENTS SINCE THEY WILL NOT HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSITION 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 of need, will be energetically refuted by us in our semi-official
17. Even nowadays, already, to take only the French press, there are forms which reveal masonic
solidarity in acting on the watchword: all organs of the press are bound together by professional secrecy; like
the augurs of old, not one of their numbers will give away the secret of his sources of information unless it be
resolved to make announcement of them. Not one journalist will venture to betray this secret, for not one of
them is ever admitted to practice 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 the capital, and we shall represent to the capitals that these expressions are the independent
hopes and impulses of the provinces. Naturally, the source of them will be always one and the same - ours. WHAT
WE NEED IS THAT, UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE ARE IN THE PLENITUDE POWER, THE CAPITALS SHOULD FIND THEMSELVES STIFLED BY 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. WHEN WE
ARE IN THE PERIOD OF THE NEW REGIME TRANSITIONAL TO THAT OF OUR 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 measures as we wish and then offer them to the public as an accomplished fact. No one will dare to demand
the abrogation of a matter once settled, all the more so as it will be represented as an improvement ... And immediately
the press will distract the current of thought towards, new questions, (have we not trained people always to
be seeking something new?). Into the discussions of these new questions will throw themselves those of 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 issued by us on this or that question that we seem to seek approval. We are constantly
making public declaration that we are guided in all our 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 are 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 them something 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, GAMES, PASTIMES, PASSIONS, PEOPLE'S PALACES .... SOON WE SHALL BEGIN THROUGH THE PRESS TO PROPOSE
COMPETITIONS IN ART, IN SPORT IN ALL KINDS: these interests will finally distract their minds from questions
in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more disaccustomed to reflect and form
any opinions of their own, people will begin to talk in the same tone as we because we alone 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 government
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 success turned 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 which have 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?
1. When we come into our kingdom it will
be undesirable for us that there should exist any other religion than ours of the One God with whom our destiny
is bound up by our position as the Chosen People 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 the 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 elaborated system has brought all the peoples of the world into subjection to us. Therein we shall emphasize
its mystical 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 benefits to which we shall point. The errors of the GOYIM governments will be depicted
by us in the most vivid hues. We shall implant such an abhorrence of them that the peoples will prefer tranquility
in a state of serfdom to those rights of vaunted freedom which have tortured humanity and exhausted the very sources
of human existence, sources which have been exploited by a mob of rascally adventurers who know not what they
do .... 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 lack of 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
on 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 social life.
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 ITS TRUE POINT OF VIEW SINCE THIS WILL BE FULLY LEARNED
BY NONE SAVE OURS WHO WILL NEVER DARE TO BETRAY ITS SECRETS.
5. IN COUNTRIES KNOWN AS PROGRESSIVE AND ENLIGHTENED WE HAVE CREATED A SENSELESS, FILTHY,
ABOMINABLE LITERATURE. For some time after our entrance to power we shall continue to encourage its existence in order
to provide a telling relief by contrast to the speeches, party 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 the 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 see that against us such
things as plots shall no longer exist. With this purpose we shall slay without mercy all who take arms (in hand) to
oppose our coming into our kingdom. Every kind of new institution of anything like a secret society will also
be punished with death; those of them which are now in existence, are known to us, serve us and have served us, we
shall disband and send into exile to continents far removed from Europe. IN THIS WAY WE SHALL PROCEED WITH THOSE
"GOY" MASONS WHO KNOW TOO MUCH; such of these as we may for some reason spare will be kept in constant fear
of exile. We shall promulgate a law making all former members of secret societies liable to exile from Europe
as the center of rule.
2. Resolutions of our government will be final, without appeal.
3. In the GOY societies, in which we have planted and deeply rooted discord and protestantism, the
only possible way of restoring order is to employ merciless measures that prove the direct force of authority:
no regard must be paid to the victims who fall, they suffer for the well-being of the future. The attainment of
that well-being, even at the expense of sacrifices, is the duty of any kind of government that acknowledges as justification
for its existence not only its privileges but its obligations. The principal guarantee of stability of rule
is to confirm the aureole of power, and this aureole is attained only by such a majestic inflexibility of might as
shall carry on its face the emblems of inviolability from mystical causes - from the choice of God. SUCH WAS,
UNTIL RECENT TIMES, THE RUSSIAN AUTOCRACY, THE ONE AND ONLY SERIOUS FOE WE HAD IN THE WORLD, WITHOUT COUNTING THE PAPACY.
Bear in mind the example when Italy, drenched with blood, never touched a hair of the head of Sulla who had
poured forth that blood: Sulla enjoyed an apotheosis for his might in him, but his intrepid return to Italy ringed
him round with inviolability. The people do not lay a finger on him who hypnotizes them by his daring and strength
4. Meantime, however, until we come into our kingdom, we shall act in the contrary way: we shall create
and multiply free masonic lodges in all the countries of the world, absorb into them all who may become or who
are prominent in public activity, for 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
unknown, which will be composed of our learned elders. The lodges will have their representatives who will serve to
screen the above-mentioned administration of MASONRY 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 us. 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
in 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 and applause, 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 of others .... You cannot imagine to what extent the wisest of the GOYIM
can be brought to a state of unconscious naivete in the presence of this condition of high conceit of themselves,
and at the same time how easy it is to take the heart out of them by the slightest ill-success, though it be nothing
more than the stoppage of the applause they had, and to reduce them to a slavish submission for the sake of
winning a renewal of success .... BY SO MUCH AS OURS 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 the wind blows freely through their heads. We have set them on the hobby-horse of
an idea about the absorption of individuality by the symbolic unit of COLLECTIVISM .... They have never yet and they
never will have the sense to reflect that this hobby-horse is a manifest violation of the most important law
of nature, which has established from the very creation of the world one unit unlike another and precisely for the
purpose of 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 undeveloped in comparison with
our mind? This it is, mainly, which guarantees our success.
8. And how far-seeing were our learned elders in ancient
times 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 small numbers of the victims from the number of ours have preserved
our nationality from destruction.
9. Death is the inevitable end for all. It is better to bring
that end nearer to those who hinder our affairs than to ourselves, to the founders of this affair. WE EXECUTE
MASONS IN SUCH WISE THAT NONE SAVE THE BROTHERHOOD CAN EVER HAVE A SUSPICION OF IT, 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 protest against 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.
10. Under 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 we 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.
WE DEMAND SUBMISSION
12. When comes the time of our overt rule, the time to manifest its blessing, we shall remake all
legislatures, all our laws will be brief, plain, stable, without any kind of interpretations, so that anyone will
be in a position to know them perfectly. The main feature which will run right through them is submission to
orders, and this principle will be carried to a grandiose height. Every abuse will then disappear in consequence of
the responsibility of all down to the lowest unit before the higher authority of the representative of power.
Abuses of power subordinate to this last instance will be so mercilessly punished that none will be found anxious
to try experiments with their own powers. We shall follow up jealously every action of the administration on
which depends the smooth running of the machinery of the State, for slackness in this produces 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 the interest of authority, principle and law, which do not permit that any of those who hold the reins of the public
coach should turn aside from the public highway to their own private paths. FOR 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 securing 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
who thoroughly understand that the part they have to play is to punish and apply laws and not to dream about
the manifestations of liberalism at the expense of the 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 the present age in appointing judges to office take no care to inculcate in them a sense of duty and consciousness
of the matter which is demanded of them. As a brute beast lets out its young in search of prey, so do the GOYIM
give 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, they will be
provided with some private service in place of what they lose, and, secondly, I have to remark that all the money in
the world will be concentrated in our hands, consequently it is not our government that has to fear 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 cassate 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 content
with us, for it has the right to demand from a good government a good official.
20. OUR GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE THE APPEARANCE
OF A PATRIARCHAL PATERNAL GUARDIANSHIP ON THE PART OF OUR RULER. Our own nation and our 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 DEVOTION 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 peoples of the world in regard to the secrets
of our polity are ever through the ages only children under age, precisely as are also their governments.
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 established 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.
24. Our 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 BUSINESS 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 AS TO BE WHOLLY DEPENDENT UPON
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 their preeminent
capacities from among the number of the initiated. THE UNIVERSITIES MUST NO LONGER SEND OUT FROM THEIR HALLS
MILK SOPS CONCOCTING PLANS FOR A CONSTITUTION, LIKE A COMEDY OR A TRAGEDY, BUSYING THEMSELVES 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 education and shall make out of the youth obedient children of
authority, loving him who rules as the support and hope of peace and quiet.
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 avoiding 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 wise generalizing 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 and work in life. The OCCASIONAL GENIUS HAS ALWAYS MANAGED
AND ALWAYS WILL MANAGE TO SLIP THROUGH INTO OTHER STATES OF LIFE, BUT IT IS THE MOST PERFECT FOLLY FOR THE SAKE OF
THIS RARE OCCASIONAL GENIUS TO LET THROUGH INTO RANKS FOREIGN TO THEM THE UNTALENTED WHO THUS ROB OF THEIR PLACES
WHO BELONG TO THOSE RANKS BY BIRTH OR EMPLOYMENT. YOU KNOW YOURSELVES IN WHAT ALL THIS HAS ENDED FOR THE "GOYIM"
WHO ALLOWED THIS CRYING ABSURDITY.
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 initiatives.
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 exposition 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 by ideas, that these ideas
are imbibed by people only by the aid of education provided with equal success for all ages of growth, but of
course by varying methods, we shall 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
of teaching by object lessons.
1. The practice of advocacy produces
men cold, cruel, persistent, unprincipled, who in all cases take up an impersonal, purely legal standpoint.
They have the inveterate habit to refer everything to its value for the 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 deprived of 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 on 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 practice of corrupt bargain between advocation
to agree only to let that side win which pays most .....
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.
By this diversion we shall penetrate to its very bowels and be sure we shall never come out again until we have
gnawed through the entire strength of this place.
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 religions 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
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 every means
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 from seeing. 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. It 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 and the municipal
police. Any person not denouncing anything seen or heard concerning questions of polity will also be charged
with and made responsible for concealment, if it be proved that he is guilty of this crime.
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, venality.
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 of 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 aware 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 THEREBY WE 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.
GOVERNMENT BY FEAR
5. According to strictly enforced outward appearances our ruler will employ his power only for the
advantage of the nation and in no wise for his own or dynastic profits. Therefore, with the observance of this
decorum, his authority will be respected and guarded by the subjects themselves, it will receive an apotheosis in the
admission that with it is bound up the well-being of every citizen of the State, for upon it will depend all
order in the common life of the pack.
6. OVERT DEFENSE OF THE KIND ARGUES WEAKNESS IN THE ORGANIZATION OF HIS
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 all appearance by chance, and will restrain the ranks
of the rest out of respect as it will appear for good order. This will sow an example of restraint also in others.
If a petitioner 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 counts himself 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 ....
9. CRIMINALS WITH US WILL BE ARRESTED
AT THE FIRST, more or less, well-grounded SUSPICION: it cannot be allowed that out of fear of 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 a point, to admit a reconsideration of
the motive causes in simple crimes, there is no possibility of excuse for persons occupying themselves with questions
in which nobody except the government can understand anything .... And it is not all governments that understand
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 either 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 they 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 the
disgrace 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 idea of the commonweal.
This advertisement has increased the contingent of liberals and has brought thousands of GOYIM into the ranks of our
1. To-day 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.
2. When we come into our kingdom our
autocratic government will avoid, from a principle of self-preservation, sensibly burdening the masses of the
people with taxes, remembering that it plays the part of father and protector. But as State organization 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 honest, for the control over property will do away with robbery on a legal basis.
4. This social reform must come from above, for the time is ripe for it - it is indispensable as a pledge of peace.
WE SHALL DESTROY CAPITAL
5. The tax upon the poor man is a seed of revolution
and works to the detriment of the State which is hunting after the trifling is missing the big. Quite apart
from this, a tax on capitalists diminishes the growth of wealth 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 up a portion of their incomes
for the sake of the secure working of the machinery of the State. State needs must be paid by those who will not feel
the burden and have enough to take from.
8. Such a measure will destroy the hatred of the
poor man for the rich, in whom he will see a necessary financial support for the State, will see in him the
organizer of peace and well-being since he will see that it is the rich man who is paying the necessary means to attain
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
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 to property; the privilege of royal blood
must not serve for the spoiling of the treasury.
12. Purchase, receipt of money or inheritance
will be subject to the payment of a stamp progressive tax. Any transfer of property, whether money or other,
without evidence of payment of this tax which will be strictly registered by names, will render the former holder liable
to pay interest on the tax from the moment of 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 of residence of the former and the new holder of the property. This transfer
with register of names must begin from a definite sum which exceeds the ordinary expenses of buying and selling
necessaries, and these will be subject to payment only by a stamp impost of a definite percentage of the unit.
13. Just strike an estimate of how many times such taxes as these will cover the revenue of the GOYIM
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 stagnation 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
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 already sufficiently
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.
19. The representative function of the ruler at receptions for the sake of etiquette, which absorbs so much invaluable
time, will be abolished in order that the ruler may have time for control and consideration. His power will
not then be split up into fractional parts 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.
20. Economic 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 out of
the hands of small masters has drained away all the juices of the peoples and with them also the States ....
21. The present issue of money in general does not correspond with the requirements per head, and
cannot therefore satisfy all the needs of the workers. The issue of money ought to correspond with the growth of
population and thereby children also must absolutely be reckoned as consumers of currency from the day of their
birth. The revision of issue is a material question for the whole world.
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 DEMANDS FOR MONEY,
THE MORE SO THAT WE HAVE REMOVED GOLD FROM CIRCULATION AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.
GENTILE STATES BANKRUPT
23. With us the standard that must be introduced is the cost of working-man power, whether it be reckoned
in paper or in wood. We shall make the issue of money in accordance with the normal requirements of each subject,
adding to the quantity with every birth and subtracting with every death.
24. The accounts will be managed by each
department (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.
26. The budgets of income and expenditure will be carried out side by side that they may not be obscured
by distance one to another.
27. The reforms projected by us in the financial institutions
and principles of the GOYIM will be clothed by us in such forms as will alarm nobody. We shall point out the
necessity of reforms in 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. Thanks to 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.
28. You understand perfectly that economic
arrangements of this kind, which have been suggested to the GOYIM by us, cannot be carried on by us.
29. Every kind of loan proves infirmity in the State and a want of understanding of the rights of
the State. Loans hang like a sword of Damocles over the heads of rulers, who, instead of taking from their subjects
by a temporary tax, come begging with outstretched palm of our bankers. Foreign loans are leeches which there is no
possibility of removing from the body of the State until they fall off of themselves or the State flings them
off. But the GOY States do not tear them off; they go on in persisting in putting more on to themselves so that they
must inevitably perish, drained by voluntary blood-letting.
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 of 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, on our part, heavy expenditure of trouble and money.
34. Stagnation of money will not be allowed by us and therefore there will be no State interest-bearing
paper, except a one per- cent series, so that there will be no payment of interest to leeches that suck all the
strength out of the State. The right to issue interest-bearing paper will be given exclusively to industrial companies
who will find no difficulty in paying interest out of profits, whereas the State does not make interest on borrowed
money like these companies, for the State borrows to spend and not to use in operations.
35. Industrial 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 independent 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 for payment of interest must be got
by them from their own State pockets in order to settle up with us. What could have been simpler than to take the money
they wanted from their own people?
37. But it is a proof of the genius of our chosen
mind that we have contrived to present the matter of loans to them in such a light that they have even seen
in them an advantage for themselves.
38. Our accounts, which we shall present when the time comes,
in the light of centuries of experience gained by experiments made by us on the GOY States, will be distinguished
by clearness and 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, but which cannot be allowed in our kingdom.
39. We shall so hedge about our system of accounting that neither the ruler nor the most insignificant
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 State occupations 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 foreseen .... Economics from what? From new taxes? - were
questions that might have been but were not asked by those who read our accounts and projects.
42. You 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 with national moneys of the GOYIM, but for our State there will be no foreigners, that is, nothing
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
for their 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; on 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 governments, 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
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 these funds evaporate in the payment of interest on foreign loans,
and are placed by the deposit of equivalent amount of RENTS.
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 not in accord with our interests, will be swept away
so as not to leave a trace, as also will be destroyed all money markets, since we shall not allow the prestige of our
power to be shaken by fluctuations of prices set upon our values, which we shall announce by law at the price
which represents their full worth without any possibility of lowering or raising. (Raising gives the pretext for
lowering, which indeed was where we made a beginning in relation to the values of the GOYIM.)
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 flood
of the great events coming already in the near future, the secret of our relations to the GOYIM and of financial
operations. On this subject there remains still a little for me to add.
2. IN OUR HANDS IS THE GREATEST POWER
OF OUR DAY - GOLD: IN TWO DAYS WE CAN PROCURE FROM OUR STOREHOUSES ANY QUANTITY WE MAY PLEASE.
3. Surely 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 we have had to commit has served at the
end of ends the cause of true well- being - the bringing of everything into order? Though it be even by the exercise
of some violence, yet all the same it will be established. We shall contrive to prove that we are benefactors
who have 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, equality 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 absence of rights of each, and not wholly and solely in fantastic imaginings about the subject of one's
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 before it and a reverent fear before it of all the peoples. True force makes no
terms with any right, not even with that of God: none dare come near to it so as to take so much as a span from it
1. That 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
capital 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. For 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 scourges .... What do they want with an angelic spirit in a king? What they have
to see in him is the personification of force and power.
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 societies, though
he should drench them with his own blood, that he may resurrect them again in the form of regularly organized troops
fighting consciously with every kind of infection that may cover the body of the State with sores.
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 now triumph 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. They 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 and 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 before-mentioned 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 knowledge of the secrets. The object of this mode of action is that all may know that government cannot
be entrusted to those who have not been inducted into the secret places of its art ....
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
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 render them incapable
of governing and in themselves dangerous for kingly office.
6. Only those who are unconditionally
capable for firm, even if it be to cruelty, direct rule will receive the reins of rule from our learned elders.
7. In case of falling sick with weakness of will or other form of incapacity. kings 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
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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 plan of government it has to contain. It is for this reason that
he will ascend the throne not otherwise than after examination of his mind by the aforesaid learned elders.
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.
13. This terror was indispensable for us till the time comes
for both these forces separately to fall under our influence.
14. The 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 of views,
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 the holy seed of David must sacrifice to his people all personal inclinations.
16. Our supreme lord must be of an exemplary irreproachable.