Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion: Protocol No. 15...
In order to effect the destruction of all collective forces
except ours we shall emasculate the first stage of collectivism -
- the universities, by re-educating them in a new direction.
Their officials and professors will be prepared for their
business by detailed secret programmes 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 the Government.
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 dozens of persons chosen for their pre-
eminent capacities from among the number of the initiated. The
universities must no longer send out from their halls milksops
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.
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
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 programme 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 governments 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 programme, which will
be drawn up on a separate plan for each calling or slate of life,
in no wise generalising the teaching. This treatment of the
question has special importance.
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 those
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.
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 his meaning and his acts and all his
We shall abolish every kind of freedom of instruction.
Learners of all ages will have the right to assemble together
with their parents in the educational establishments as it were
in a club: during these assemblies, on holydays, teachers will
read what will pass as free lectures on questions of human
relations, of the laws of examples, of the limitations which are
born of unconscious relations, and, finally, 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
transitional stage towards our faith. On the completion of this
exposition of our programme of action in the present and the
future I will read you the principles of these theories.
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 four best agents, Bourgeois, has
already made public a new programme of teaching by object
...Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion: Protocol No. 17.
And please, keep in mind... this is a hoax.