rotocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion
Protocol Number 5 : Despotism And Modern Progress
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 loseness 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.
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
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
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 w