Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion: Protocol No. 23...
I pass now to the method of confirming the dynastic roots of
King David to the last strata of the earth.
This confirmation will first and foremost be included in
that in which to this day has rested the force of conservatism by
our learned elders of the conduct of all the affairs of the
world, in the directing of the education of thought of all
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...
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 humanity.
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.
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.
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.
The king's plans 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 counsellors.
Only the king and the three who stood sponsor for him will
know what is coming.
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.
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
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.
This terror was indispensable for us till the time come; for
both these forces separately to fall under our influence.
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 instinct 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.
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.
Our supreme lord must be of an exemplary irreproachability.
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