Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion: Protocol No. 17...
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 perquisitions and
surveillance on the part of our servants from among the number of
the goyim police.
As the majority of conspirators act out 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 colours. We
have compelled the rulers to acknowledge their weakness in
advertising overt measures of secret defence and thereby we shall
bring the promise of authority to destruction.
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
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
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.
Overt defense of the kind argues weakness in the
organization of his strength.
Our ruler will always among the people 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 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
its existence that the people may be able to say: "If the king
knew of this," or: "the king will hear of it."
With the establishment of official secret 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.
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 or 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 crime, there is no possibility of excuse for
persons occupying themselves with questions in which nobody
except the government can understand anything... And it is not
all governments that understand true policy
...Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion: Protocol No. 19.
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