The Acquisition of Land, The Encouragement of Speculation
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 ... (Compulsory superannuation, Social Security).
You gentlemen here present who are economists, just strike an
estimate of the significance of this combination! ...
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.
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 unconditional submission.
The aristocrats of the Goyim, being hereditarily incapable
of contenting themselves with little, will rapidly burn up and
We Shall Enslave Gentiles
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.
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 Goyim.
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.
First published in 1903, Henry Ford then funded the printing of 500,000 copies that were distributed throughout the US in the 1920s. Adolf Hitler received a German translation, which he used to justify his views. Today, The Protocols are still widely available in numerous languages - both in print and on the Internet.