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The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", a fraudulent book of malicious anti-Semitic fiction is much more than the sum of its pages. The "Protocols" was a revamped forgery. (1) Presented as an anti-Semitic pamphlet in 26 chapters by the Russian Okhrana (Czarist secret police) as early as 1872, it is vigorously anti-democratic and gives advice on how to subvert western civilization. The "Protocols" became a central theme of Nazi thought, used by Adolph Hitler as the basis for "Mein Kampf". Directed by Joseph Goebbels, the "Protocols were translated into many languages and flooded the world. The "Protocols" were used as anti-Semitic propaganda by the Christian Identity movement, Henry Ford, the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazis, Holocaust deniers, Black Muslims, the Japanese, the Muslim Student Associations at Wayne State and the U. of California, in Stockholm, London's Park Mosque, the Saudi Arabian government, the Aryan Nations, the Christian Nationalist Crusade, in South America, in the 1920s by the Arabs of Palestine and Syria and today it floods the world - especially the Muslim world. (2,3)
The "Protocols" speak more about its readers and their need to cast the Jews as a demonic culture/race which plans to conquer the world. While the theme speaks of conventional conquest, it also subliminally, rides on the deeply taught idea that Jews want their religion to be a master of other religions and their gods.
Adolph Hitler who did intend to conquer the world, distributed this book by the thousands, as did Henry Ford and other known anti-Semites.
Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist (1875-1961), founder of analytical psychology, (4) developed the rationale that it was the aggressor who first claimed it was their intended victim who wished to attack them. So it is merely 'pre-emptive self-defense' to attack the intended victim, using all the methods of conquest they claimed were intended for them. Accuse your victim of what you plan to do to them and then - attack.
Hitler's book Mein Kampf was a later follow-on to the path carved by the forged Protocols. Historians can gather up the earlier bits and pieces of anti-Jewish canards, which was the usual method of choice to stir up the mobs. Each horrific act against the Jewish people was like a pebble dropped into a pond. The ripples of hatred spread and when they reached another village-town-nation-church ready to enjoy a pogrom, the people exploded in a paroxysm of butchery against their Jews.
The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion was not merely a pebble, dropped to make spreading ripples of hate, it was a giant boulder which sent vast waves of hate around the world - much as a tsunami rolls along the bottom of the ocean until it slams into land.
The "Protocols" became the magnum opus of all other hate-filled lies and fit the need of the Jew haters to justify the bestiality of their attacks. This wave of hatred sweeps around the planet to this day.
Long before the "Protocols" was forged in Russia, the Church of Rome had set into motion the idea that killing a Jew was a noble and necessary act to avenge the death of a Jewish man they adopted for their lord. Deicide (killing of a god) is an accusation that cannot be defended by the victim. Like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, this charge is so immense and all encompassing the accused cannot say: "I didn't do it" but he must prove he didn't do it. Since disproving that you didn't kill god is impossible so too is explaining you didn't plan to conquer the world. I cannot help but wonder if the introduction of one G-d was not seen by the priest cults with their many pagan gods as an attempt to conquer the world through their Jewish G-d.
Consider the comparatively smaller lies (canards) which flowed from the Church or the so-called aristocracy in need of an excuse for the poverty that resulted from their profligate rule. Jews were invariably chosen as available victims in order to re-direct the anger of the mobs away from the rulers. A lost or dead Christian child immediately became the "victim of the Jews who needed a Christian child's blood to make matza". Christians couldn't understand the elevated role that matza had for the Jewish holiday of Pesach. It was easy to trick the masses into believing this blood libel. They heard the Biblical story of how G-d directed Moshe (Moses) to slaughter a sheep (or lamb) to paint its blood on the lintels of their houses so the Angel of Death would "Pass-Over" Jewish homes. With a bit of a creative twist, the dead Christian child became the lamb and its blood was poured into the "Jew bread - Matza".
It didn't matter what creative canard was made up, no denial or excuse the Jews could offer would hold off the mobs who came to butcher, rape and pillage the Jews. They claimed their butchery was a noble act of vengeance for their Jewish lord and the anticipated looting of what the Jews had built became a wonderful ritual of legal transfer of property, possessions because the Church, the King, the Tyrants told them what they were doing was good - even holy.
In the Middle East, the "Protocols" became the supportive proof for the Koran which recommended the slaughter of the Jews or, at the very least, some sort of oppression of these "people of the book" who, along with the Christians and Zoroastrians, were treated as Dhimmis (lower class people who weren't allowed to defend themselves and who had to pay a special jiza - poll tax - to be defended by the Muslims). Mohammed's hadith (oral teachings) had sections that could be read as oppression of the Jews who refused to accept the leadership of Mohammed as G-d's final, last and best Prophet. In order to adjust history to their own benefit, today's Jihadists claim that Avraham and Jesus were Muslims. In fact, their mythological claim is that every child born into this world enters as a Muslim but is then contaminated by their (non-Muslim) parents teaching them a false religion.
There were dozens, hundreds, thousands of books and stories that excoriated Jews for every crime imaginable against man that a frenzied mind, driven by religious zeal could create. The need to denigrate the Jews, their Torah and their Covenant with G-d which became more than an obsession for both the Christians and the Muslims, both of whom adopted the Jews' Covenant to G-d: the Christians through a Jew named Jesus and the Muslims through the pagan moon god named Zin who later morphed into Allah.
The context of the Jews connection with this invisible, omnipotent G-d had to be discredited and then absorbed into their gods' cults for their religions to become Number One superceding all others. How dare one people, one race, one religion claim to have a special relationship with a G-d only they had the privilege of talking with during their trek out of Egypt, at the burning bush, and finally in the Land He promised them for eternity!
This was a myth that they had to destroy, along with the people who faithfully claimed such a connection to one G-d - even when threatened with torture and death (usually by fire).
Stories had to be told; books had to be written; lies and accusations of demonic relationships of men all had to be created in order to appeal to the most primitive feeling of men against the Jews. It did not matter that Jews, on a disproportionate basis contributed extraordinary inventions for the betterment of the human race. Anything they offered was taken - grudgingly - because, it was known that the Jews, unlike "normal people" got their cleverness from devils, evil spirits or other dark imaginings.
So, the doctrines of the Church emerged, giving printed substance to the superstitious fears of people. Thus we find books of religious tales which carry on the tradition of displacing the Jews because they simply never deserved a Covenant with a G-d who cannot be seen, cannot be talked to, cannot be located in order to present the Christian or Muslim petition to change the order of things - that is, who is Number One. The Jews never claimed such an exalted status but was cast in this position through envy.
Whether it is the Gospels in the New Testament, the Koran, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion or Mein Kampf, it really doesn't matter. The mind-set is that Jews are somehow in the way on that narrow bridge to G-d. They have no right to be there, in the front of the line, because there are other religions, other races who are more deserving...that is, whomsoever is speaking or claiming so for himself and his people at the moment.
Besides, as in all pogroms, there is a certain pleasure, even joy, in killing an adversary that we just want to kill when given the right by their religious leaders. Then there are the women to rape and the loot to acquire. Those industrious Jews have built and accumulated wealth which should rightfully be ours - as their thinking goes.
Taking Jewish homes, farms, factories, schools, synagogues is the right thing to do because they must have accumulated these things by ungodly means. As we speak, new "Protocols" are being created which add layers upon the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and the books telling the world that it is their best interest to destroy the Jewish people and especially their Jewish State of Israel.
Here we find new authors, like the United Nations, the European Union, Russia, The Arab League, the Quartet, the pro-Arab U.S. State Department, and regrettably, the Bush Dynasty confirmed in their books or scholarly papers. New Edicts, new Doctrines, new Books - all based on the old ideas telling the world that Jews must be disposed of. The language will be no less legalistic than were the Nuremberg Laws which dispossessed the Jews of their property and then their lives.
Israel's existence will be cited as an incitement or an impediment to peace and the pacification of the warlike Islamic nations. The best Jewish minds will use their words of beautiful logic, old Laws (like those written after the Nuremberg Tribunals), offer up proof text, demand fairness from the World's Courts but, no one will be listening. As with the Protocols of the Elders of Zion (recently performed in a serialized long version for Egyptian TV), the story is better than the truth. Moreover, Jews are guilty of anything we say they are guilty of. Right?
Consider transposing the word "Jews" with the word "Christian" or "Muslim" in the "Protocols". It would then read as the "Protocols of the Elders of Christianity" - or "Islam".
So, who in the past or present decided to conquer the world?
So, where were the hordes of Jews who had vast legions ready to march forth and conquer the world? Were they secretly hidden among the Roman Legion or the numerous Christian Crusaders sent out to conquer the Holy Land?
You see, it was always Holy because only the Jews and their G-d made it Holy.
Were they secretly robed as Muslims who went forth to conquer Europe, defeat the Christians and almost succeeded? The Muslims actually conquered much of Europe. They got as far as France between Tours and Portiers where they were beaten in a two day battle (according to the Arab sources) or a seven day battle (according to French sources) by Charles Martel on October 10, 732 C.E. (5)
They remember. They plan to succeed the next time, whether in this century or in a thousand years, but they will dominate the world with Islam and strict Shari'a Law. First the Saturday people; then the Sunday people. First they will defeat the Jews in Israel and then they will fight to the finish to beat the Christians and rule the world. How do we know? They say so.
At one time, it was the Christians who sent out fleets with battalions on board to conquer, loot and convert the pagans around the world. At another time it was the Muslims who rode forth on their Arabian steeds to capture, loot and convert the infidel to Islam - or die by the sword in the hands of the true believers.
So, where are the great Jewish armies standing ready to conquer the world as foretold in the forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion? Should we not be prepared for the Protocols of Christianity or the Protocols of Islam?
A twisted mind sat in a room by himself and invented a fictitious army of Jews, guided by brilliant Rabbis who had control over this vast army of Jews. Today one sees the quite real aberrant armies of Islam, blowing up their own people and whomever else is standing by. Indeed, they do a dis-service to the appellation Protocols of the Elders of Islam. They do not hide their goals of Global Conquest. (That's the motive behind 9/11 and why President Bush rightly has taken on the challenge to defeat Global Terror. Remember that of the 19 hijacking suicide bombers on 9/11/01, 15 were Saudi Arabians and 4 were Egyptians. Not all Muslims are terrorists but, in the past dozens of years, all terrorists have been Muslim.)
Christians no longer march forth with great armies but, instead, have become the victims of an expanding Islamo-Fascist Army who are marching forth to conquer the world. They say so. Believe them.
As said earlier, the famous psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung (4) was very explicit when he described the aggressor who first blame their intended victims by charging them with plans to attack them (the aggressors) and thus justify their war on the hapless victims.
Make no mistake. The Arab/Muslims have proven that they are a savage culture, ready to make war on anyone who will not accept their moon god Zin aka Allah. They will even destroy their own Muslim people IF they don't follow their brand of Islam. Watch what they are doing to their own people in Iraq. Who are those "foreign fighters" pouring in (from Syria)?
The Muslims are in a rage at not being able to conquer a minuscule nation of Jews, despite their own self-perception as the quintessential warrior when, in fact, they are actually inferior warriors who have resorted to child sacrifice by sending their own children forth to blow themselves up and kill Jews by the way.
So they take joy in the fantasy of the lie which explains their many defeats by a handful of "weak" Jews - who are not the mighty legions implied in the canard called The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. These inferior Muslim wretches desperately need to believe the lie because otherwise they would have to recognize their culture and religion as inferior and itself a lie. That they couldn't live with - so they die by it.
We Jews continue to explore and analyze anti-Semitism, writing copious articles as if we could find a quintessential reason for such trash as the "Protocols" and, if found advance toward a cure. We only find a cesspool of unreasonable hatred which cannot be cured.
1. The original wasn't about Jews. It was a satire on Napoleon III by the French lawyer Maurice Joly, published in 1864 and entitled Dialogue aux Enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu - "Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu," (http://www.masonicinfo.com/protocols.htm).
2. "What are The Protocols of the Elders of Zion? (http://www.holocaust-history.org/short-essays/protocols.shtml).
3, A Hoax of Hate: "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion Anti-Defamation League (ADL) (http://www.adl.org/special_reports/protocols/protocols_intro.asp).
4. "Carl Jung - Synchronicity," (www.skepdic.com/jung.html).
5. "Europe in the Balance at Tours * October 10, 732: Charles Martel Turned Back Islam At Tours" Christian History Institute (http://chi.gospelcom.net/DAILYF/2003/10/daily-10-10-2003.shtml).
Emanuel A. Winston is a commentator and Middle East analyst. His articles appear often on Think-Israel and Gamla. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a research associate of the Freeman Center For Strategic Studies (http://www.freeman.org/online.htm).
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