1. Every republic passes through several stages. The first of these
is comprised in the early days of mad raging by the blind mob, tossed
hither and thither, right and left: the second is demagogy from which
is born anarchy, and that leads inevitably to despotism - not any
longer legal and overt, and therefore responsible despotism, but to
unseen and secretly hidden, yet nevertheless sensibly felt despotism
in the hands of some secret organization or other, whose acts are the
more unscrupulous inasmuch as it works behind a screen, behind the
backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of whom not only does not
injuriously affect but actually aids the secret force by saving it,
thanks to continual changes, from the necessity of expanding its
resources on the rewarding of long services.
2. Who and what is in a position to overthrow an invisible force?
And this is precisely what our force is. GENTILE masonry blindly
serves as a screen for us and our objects, but the plan of action of
our force, even its very abiding-place, remains for the whole people
an unknown mystery.
WE SHALL DESTROY GOD
3. But even freedom might be harmless and have its place in the
State economy without injury to the well-being of the peoples if it
rested upon the foundation of faith in God, upon the brotherhood of
humanity, unconnected with the conception of equality, which is
negatived by the very laws of creation, for they have established
subordination. With such a faith as this a people might be governed by
a wardship of parishes, and would walk contentedly and humbly under
the guiding hand of its spiritual pastor submitting to the
dispositions of God upon earth. This is the reason why IT IS
INDISPENSABLE FOR US TO UNDERMINE ALL FAITH, TO TEAR OUT OF THE MIND
OF THE "GOYIM" THE VERY PRINCIPLE OF GOD-HEAD AND THE SPIRIT,
AND TO PUT IN ITS PLACE ARITHMETICAL CALCULATIONS AND MATERIAL NEEDS.
4. In order to give the GOYIM no time to think and take note, their
minds must be diverted towards industry and trade. Thus, all the
nations will be swallowed up in the pursuit of gain and in the race
for it will not take note of their common foe. But again, in order
that freedom may once for all disintegrate and ruin the communities of
the GOYIM, we must put industry on a speculative basis: the result of
this will be that what is withdrawn from the land by industry will
slip through the hands and pass into speculation, that is, to our
5. The intensified struggle for superiority and shocks delivered to
economic life will create, nay, have already created, disenchanted,
cold and heartless communities. Such communities will foster a strong
aversion towards the higher political and towards religion. Their only
guide is gain, that is Gold, which they will erect into a veritable
cult, for the sake of those material delights which it can give. Then
will the hour strike when, not for the sake of attaining the good, not
even to win wealth, but solely out of hatred towards the privileged,
the lower classes of the GOYIM will follow our lead against our rivals
for power, the intellectuals of the GOYIM.
1. What form of administrative rule can be given to communities in
which corruption has penetrated everywhere, communities where riches
are attained only by the clever surprise tactics of semi-swindling
tricks; where loseness reigns: where morality is maintained by penal
measures and harsh laws but not by voluntarily accepted principles:
where the feelings towards faith and country are obligated by
cosmopolitan convictions? What form of rule is to be given to these
communities if not that despotism which I shall describe to you later?
We shall create an intensified centralization of government in order
to grip in our hands all the forces of the community. We shall
regulate mechanically all the actions of the political life of our
subjects by new laws. These laws will withdraw one by one all the
indulgences and liberties which have been permitted by the GOYIM, and
our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent
proportions as to be at any moment and in every place in a position to
wipe out any GOYIM who oppose us by deed or word.
2. We shall be told that such a despotism as I speak of is not
consistent with the progress of these days, but I will prove to you
that it is.
3. In the times when the peoples looked upon kings on their thrones
as on a pure manifestation of the will of God, they submitted without
a murmur to the despotic power of kings: but from the day when we
insinuated into their minds the conception of their own rights they
began to regard the occupants of thrones as mere ordinary mortals. The
holy unction of the Lord's Anointed has fallen from the heads of kings
in the eyes of the people, and when we also robbed them of their faith
in God the might of power was flung upon the streets into the place of
public proprietorship and was seized by us.
MASSES LED BY LIES
4. Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means
of cleverly manipulated theory and verbiage, by regulations of life in
common and all sorts of other quirks, in all which the GOYIM
understand nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our
administrative brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies
of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals, any
more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political
actions and solidarity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have
compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes
of the unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all
the while have kept our secret organization in the shade. However, it
is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord,
whether the head of Catholicism or our despot of the blood of Zion!
But to us, the Chosen People, it is very far from being a matter of
5. FOR A TIME PERHAPS WE MIGHT BE SUCCESSFULLY DEALT WITH BY A
COALITION OF THE "GOYIM" OF ALL THE WORLD: but from this danger we are
secured by the discord existing among them whose roots are so deeply
seated that they can never now be plucked up. We have set one against
another the personal and national reckonings of the GOYIM, religious
and race hatreds, which we have fostered into a huge growth in the
course of the past twenty centuries. This is the reason why there is
not one State which would anywhere receive support if it were to raise
its arm, for every one of them must bear in mind that any agreement
against us would be unprofitable to itself. We are too strong - there
is no evading our power. THE NATIONS CANNOT COME TO EVEN AN
INCONSIDERABLE PRIVATE AGREEMENT WITHOUT OUR SECRETLY HAVING A HAND IN
6. PER ME REGES REGNANT. "It is through me that Kings reign."
And it was said by the prophets that we were chosen by God Himself to
rule over the whole earth. God has endowed us with genius that we may
be equal to our task. Were genius in the opposite camp it would still
struggle against us, but even so, a newcomer is no match for the
old-established settler: the struggle would be merciless between us,
such a fight as the world has never seen. Aye, and the genius on their
side would have arrived too late. All the wheels of the machinery of
all States go by the force of the engine, which is in our hands, and
that engine of the machinery of States is - Gold. The science of
political economy invented by our learned elders has for long past
been giving royal prestige to capital.
7. Capital, if it is to co-operate untrammeled, must be free to
establish a monopoly of industry and trade: this is already being put
in execution by an unseen hand in all quarters of the world. This
freedom will give political force to those engaged in industry, and
that will help to oppress the people. Nowadays it is more important to
disarm the peoples than to lead them into war: more important to use
for our advantage the passions which have burst into flames than to
quench their fire: more important to eradicate them. THE PRINCIPLE
OBJECT OF OUR DIRECTORATE CONSISTS IN THIS: TO DEBILITATE THE PUBLIC
MIND BY CRITICISM; TO LEAD IT AWAY FROM SERIOUS REFLECTIONS CALCULATED
TO AROUSE RESISTANCE; TO DISTRACT THE FORCES OF THE MIND TOWARDS A
SHAM FIGHT OF EMPTY ELOQUENCE.
8. In all ages the people of the world, equally with individuals,
have accepted words for deeds, for THEY ARE CONTENT WITH A SHOW and
rarely pause to note, in the public arena, whether promises are
followed by performance. Therefore we shall establish show
institutions which will give eloquent proof of their benefit to
9. We shall assume to ourselves the liberal physiognomy of all
parties, of all directions, and we shall give that physiognomy a VOICE
IN ORATORS WHO WILL SPEAK SO MUCH THAT THEY WILL EXHAUST THE PATIENCE
OF THEIR HEARERS AND PRODUCE AN ABHORRENCE OF ORATORY.
10. IN ORDER TO PUT PUBLIC OPINION INTO OUR HANDS WE MUST BRING IT
INTO A STATE OF BEWILDERMENT BY GIVING EXPRESSION FROM ALL SIDES TO SO
MANY CONTRADICTORY OPINIONS AND FOR SUCH LENGTH OF TIME AS WILL
SUFFICE TO MAKE THE "GOYIM" LOSE THEIR HEADS IN THE LABYRINTH
AND COME TO SEE THAT THE BEST THING IS TO HAVE NO OPINION OF ANY KIND
IN MATTERS POLITICAL, which it is not given to the public to
understand, because they are understood only by him who guides the
public. This is the first secret.
11. The second secret requisite for the success of our government
is comprised in the following: To multiply to such an extent national
failings, habits, passions, conditions of civil life, that it will be
impossible for anyone to know where he is in the resulting chaos, so
that the people in consequence will fail to understand one another.
This measure will also serve us in another way, namely, to sow discord
in all parties, to dislocate all collective forces which are still
unwilling to submit to us, and to discourage any kind of personal
initiative which might in any degree hinder our affair. THERE IS
NOTHING MORE DANGEROUS THAN PERSONAL INITIATIVE: if it has genius
behind it, such initiative can do more than can be done by millions of
people among whom we have sown discord. We must so direct the
education of the GOYIM communities that whenever they come upon a
matter requiring initiative they may drop their hands in despairing
impotence. The strain which results from freedom of actions saps the
forces when it meets with the freedom of another. From this collision
arise grave moral shocks, disenchantments, failures. BY ALL THESE
MEANS WE SHALL SO WEAR DOWN THE "GOYIM" THAT THEY WILL BE COMPELLED TO
OFFER US INTERNATIONAL POWER OF A NATURE THAT BY ITS POSITION WILL
ENABLE US WITHOUT ANY VIOLENCE GRADUALLY TO ABSORB ALL THE STATE
FORCES OF THE WORLD AND TO FORM A SUPER-GOVERNMENT. In place of the
rulers of to-day we shall set up a bogey which will be called the
Super-Government Administration. Its hands will reach out in all
directions like nippers and its organization will be of such colossal
dimensions that it cannot fail to subdue all the nations of the world.
(League of Nations and subsequent United Nations Organization - Ed.).
1. 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).
2. You gentlemen here present who are economists, just strike an
estimate of the significance of this combination! ...
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. The aristocrats of the GOYIM, being hereditarily incapable of
contenting themselves with little, will rapidly burn up and fizzle
WE SHALL ENSLAVE GENTILES
6. 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.
7. 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."
8. 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
1. The intensification of armaments, the increase of police forces
- are all essential for the completion of the aforementioned plans.
What we have to get at is that there should be in all the States of
the world, besides ourselves, only the masses of the proletariat, a
few millionaires devoted to our interests, police and soldiers.
2. Throughout all Europe, and by means of relations with Europe, in
other continents also, we must create ferments, discords and
hostility. Therein we gain a double advantage. In the first place we
keep in check all countries, for they will know that we have the power
whenever we like to create disorders or to restore order. All these
countries are accustomed to see in us an indispensable force of
coercion. In the second place, by our intrigues we shall tangle up all
the threads which we have stretched into the cabinets of all States by
means of the political, by economic treaties, or loan obligations. In
order to succeed in this we must use great cunning and penetration
during negotiations and agreements, but, as regards what is called the
"official language," we shall keep to the opposite tactics and
assume the mask of honesty and complacency. In this way the peoples
and governments of the GOYIM, whom we have taught to look only at the
outside whatever we present to their notice, will still continue to
accept us as the benefactors and saviours of the human race.
3. We must be in a position to respond to every act of opposition
by war with the neighbors of that country which dares to oppose us:
but if these neighbors should also venture to stand collectively
together against us, then we must offer resistance by a universal war.
4. The principal factor of success in the political is the secrecy
of its undertakings: the word should not agree with the deeds of the
5. We must compel the governments of the GOYIM to take action in
the direction favored by our widely conceived plan, already
approaching the desired consummation, by what we shall represent as
public opinion, secretly promoted by us through the means of that
so-called "Great Power" - THE PRESS, WHICH, WITH A FEW
EXCEPTIONS THAT MAY BE DISREGARDED, IS ALREADY ENTIRELY IN OUR HANDS.
6. In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of
the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one of
them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of
a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of America
or China or Japan. (The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 - Ed.).
1. We must arm ourselves with all the weapons which our opponents
might employ against us. We must search out in the very finest shades
of expression and the knotty points of the lexicon of law
justification for those cases where we shall have to pronounce
judgments that might appear abnormally audacious and unjust, for it is
important that these resolutions should be set forth in expressions
that shall seem to be the most exalted moral principles cast into
legal form. (Genocide Convention? U.N. Declaration of the Rights of
the Child?) Our directorate must surround itself with all these
forces of civilization among which it will have to work. It will
surround itself with publicists, practical jurists, administrators,
diplomats and, finally, with persons prepared by a special
super-educational training IN OUR SPECIAL SCHOOLS (Rhodes Scholars?
London School of Economics?) These persons will have consonance of
all the secrets of the social structure, they will know all the
languages that can be made up by political alphabets and words; they
will be made acquainted with the whole underside of human nature, with
all its sensitive chords on which they will have to play. These chords
are the cast of mind of the GOYIM, their tendencies, short-comings,
vices and qualities, the particularities of classes and conditions.
Needless to say that the talented assistants of authority, of whom I
speak, will be taken not from among the GOYIM, who are accustomed to
perform their administrative work without giving themselves the
trouble to think what its aim is, and never consider what it is needed
for. The administrators of the GOYIM sign papers without reading them,
( As Margaret Thatcher signed-away British sovereignty by the
Maastricht Treaty? As Australian Parliamentarians signed over 2,000
U.N. Treaties . . . unread?) and they serve either for mercenary
reasons or from ambition.
2. We shall surround our government with a whole world of
economists. That is the reason why economic sciences form the
principal subject of the teaching given to the Jews. Around us again
will be a whole constellation of bankers, industrialists, capitalists
and - THE MAIN THING - MILLIONAIRES, BECAUSE IN SUBSTANCE EVERYTHING
WILL BE SETTLED BY THE QUESTION OF FIGURES.
3. For a time, until there will no longer be any risk in entrusting
responsible posts in our State to our brother-Jews, we shall put them
in the hands of persons whose past and reputation are such that
between them and the people lies an abyss, persons who, in case of
disobedience to our instructions, must face criminal charges or
disappear - this in order to make them defend our interests to their
1. In applying our principles let attention be paid to the
character of the people in whose country you live and act; a general,
identical application of them, until such time as the people shall
have been re-educated to our pattern, cannot have success. But by
approaching their application cautiously you will see that not a
decade will pass before the most stubborn character will change and we
shall add a new people to the ranks of those already subdued by us.
2. The words of the liberal, which are in effect the words of our
masonic watchword, namely, "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,"
will, when we come into our kingdom, be changed by us into words no
longer of a watchword, but only an expression of idealism, namely,
into "The right of liberty, the duty of equality, the ideal of
brotherhood." That is how we shall put it, - and so we shall catch
the bull by the horns ... DE FACTO we have already wiped out every
kind of rule except our own, although DE JURE there still remain a
good many of them. Nowadays, if any States raise a protest against us
it is only PRO FORMA at our discretion and by our direction, for THEIR
ANTI-SEMITISM IS INDISPENSABLE TO US FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF OUR LESSER
BRETHREN. I will not enter into further explanations, for this matter
has formed the subject of repeated discussions amongst us.
3. For us there are not checks to limit the range of our activity.
Our Super-Government subsists in extra-legal conditions which are
described in the accepted terminology by the energetic and forcible
word - Dictatorship. I am in a position to tell you with a clear
conscience that at the proper time we, the law-givers, shall execute
judgment and sentence, we shall slay and we shall spare, we, as head
of all our troops, are mounted on the steed of the leader. We rule by
force of will, because in our hands are the fragments of a once
powerful party, now vanquished by us. AND THE WEAPONS IN OUR HANDS ARE
LIMITLESS AMBITIONS, BURNING GREEDINESS, MERCILESS VENGEANCE, HATREDS
4. IT IS FROM US THAT THE ALL-ENGULFING TERROR PROCEEDS. WE HAVE IN
OUR SERVICE PERSONS OF ALL OPINIONS, OF ALL DOCTRINES, RESTORATING
MONARCHISTS, DEMAGOGUES, SOCIALISTS, COMMUNISTS, AND UTOPIAN DREAMERS
OF EVERY KIND. We have harnessed them all to the task: EACH ONE OF
THEM ON HIS OWN ACCOUNT IS BORING AWAY AT THE LAST REMNANTS OF
AUTHORITY, IS STRIVING TO OVERTHROW ALL ESTABLISHED FORM OF ORDER. By
these acts all States are in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are
ready to sacrifice everything for peace: BUT WE WILL NOT GIVE THEM
PEACE UNTIL THEY OPENLY ACKNOWLEDGE OUR INTERNATIONAL
SUPER-GOVERNMENT, AND WITH SUBMISSIVENESS.
5. The people have raised a howl about the necessity of settling
the question of Socialism by way of an international agreement.
DIVISION INTO FRACTIONAL PARTIES HAS GIVEN THEM INTO OUR HANDS, FOR,
IN ORDER TO CARRY ON A CONTESTED STRUGGLE ONE MUST HAVE MONEY, AND THE
MONEY IS ALL IN OUR HANDS.
6. We might have reason to apprehend a union between the
"clear-sighted" force of the GOY kings on their thrones and the
"blind" force of the GOY mobs, but we have taken all the needful
measure against any such possibility: between the one and the other
force we have erected a bulwark in the shape of a mutual terror
between them. In this way the blind force of the people remains our
support and we, and we only, shall provide them with a leader and, of
course, direct them along the road that leads to our goal.
7. In order that the hand of the blind mob may not free itself from
our guiding hand, we must every now and then enter into close
communion with it, if not actually in person, at any rate through some
of the most trusty of our brethren. When we are acknowledged as the
only authority we shall discuss with the people personally on the
market, places, and we shall instruct them on questings of the
political in such wise as may turn them in the direction that suits
8. Who is going to verify what is taught in the village schools?
But what an envoy of the government or a king on his throne himself
may say cannot but become immediately known to the whole State, for it
will be spread abroad by the voice of the people.
9. In order to annihilate the institutions of the GOYIM before it
is time we have touched them with craft and delicacy, and have taken
hold of the ends of the springs which move their mechanism. These
springs lay in a strict but just sense of order; we have replaced them
by the chaotic license of liberalism. We have got our hands into the
administration of the law, into the conduct of elections, into the
press, into liberty of the person, BUT PRINCIPALLY INTO EDUCATION AND
TRAINING AS BEING THE CORNERSTONES OF A FREE EXISTENCE.
CHRISTIAN YOUTH DESTROYED
10. WE HAVE FOOLED, BEMUSED AND CORRUPTED THE YOUTH OF THE "GOYIM"
BY REARING THEM IN PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES WHICH ARE KNOWN TO US TO BE
FALSE ALTHOUGH IT IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INCULCATED.
11. Above the existing laws without substantially altering them,
and by merely twisting them into contradictions of interpretations, we
have erected something grandiose in the way of results. These results
found expression in the fact that the INTERPRETATIONS MASKED THE LAW:
afterwards they entirely hid them from the eyes of the governments
owing to the impossibility of making anything out of the tangled web
12. This is the origin of the theory of course of arbitration.
13. You may say that the GOYIM will rise upon us, arms in hand, if
they guess what is going on before the time comes; but in the West we
have against this a manoeuvre of such appalling terror that the very
stoutest hearts quail - the undergrounds, metropolitans, those
subterranean corridors which, before the time comes, will be driven
under all the capitals and from whence those capitals will be blown
into the air with all their organizations and archives.