Turning Public Thought from Essentials to Non-essentials
The need for daily bread forces the Goyim to keep silence
and be our humble servants. Agents taken on to our press from
among the Goyim will at our orders discuss anything which it is
inconvenient for us to issue directly in official documents, and
we meanwhile, quietly amid the din of the discussion so raised,
shall simply take and carry through such measures as we wish and
then offer them to the public as an accomplished fact. No one
will dare to demand the abrogation of a matter once settled, all
the more so as it will be represented as an improvement ... And
immediately the press will distract the current of thought
towards, new questions, (have we not trained
people always to be seeking something new?).
Into the discussions of these new questions will throw themselves
those of the brainless dispensers of fortunes who are not able
even now to understand that they have not the remotest conception
about the matters which they undertake to discuss. Questions of
the political are unattainable for any save those who have guided
it already for many ages, the creators.
From all this you will see that in securing the opinion of the
mob we are only facilitating the working of our machinery, and you
may remark that it is not for actions but for words issued by us on
this or that question that we seem to seek approval. We are
constantly making public declaration that we are guided in all our
undertakings by the hope, joined to the conviction, that we are
serving the common weal.
We Deceive Workers
In order to distract people who may be too troublesome
from discussions of questions of the political we are now putting
forward what we allege to be new questions of the political, namely,
questions of industry. In this sphere let them discuss themselves
silly! The masses are agreed to remain inactive, to take a rest from
what they suppose to be political (which we trained them to in
order to use them as a means of combating the Goyim governments)
only on condition of being found new employments, in which we are
prescribing them something that looks like the same political object.
In order that the masses themselves may not guess what they are
about we further distract them with amusements, games, pastimes,
passions, people's palaces .... Soon we shall begin through the
press to propose competitions in art, in sport in all kinds: these
interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which
we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and
more unaccustomed to reflect and form any opinions of their own,
people will begin to talk in the same tone as we because we alone
shall be offering them new directions for thought ... of course
through such persons as will not be suspected of solidarity with
The part played by the liberals, utopian dreamers, will be
finally played out when our government is acknowledged. Till such
time they will continue to do us good service. Therefore we shall
continue to direct their minds to all sorts of vain conceptions of
fantastic theories, new and apparently progressive: for have we not
with complete success turned the brainless heads of the Goyim with
progress, till there is not among the Goyim one mind able to perceive
that under this word lies a departure from truth in all cases where
it is not a question of material inventions, for truth is one, and
in it there is no place for progress. Progress, like a fallacious
idea, serves to obscure truth so that none may know it except us,
the Chosen of God, its guardians.
When, we come into our kingdom our orators will expound great
problems which have turned humanity upside down in order to bring it
at the end under our beneficent rule.
Who will ever suspect then that all these peoples were
stage-managed by us according to a political plan which no one has
so much as guessed at in the course of many centuries?
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.