Discourse 112 – The Protocols of the Elders of Zion – the Analysis.

Are the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" a forgery? / Anonymous 00, 2012-02-02

How authentic are the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? / Germany in History and in the Present, 42(3) (1994), H.W. Woltersdorf

Jewish world dominion in the Bible.

Jewish world dominion in politics and society.

The new form of financial dominion. / Professor Eberhard Hamert, economist, of the Small Businesses Institute, Hanover

The less people know, the less they want to know. / TOPIC 00, 2012-03-13


The Protocols of the Elders of Zion - the text / The text of the 24 Protocols    discozrse 1122

The Rakovsky Case

The Rakovsky-Interrogation

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(Are the Protocols of the Elders of Zion a forgery? / Anonymous 00, 2012-02-02)

(…) In your article about the Israel movement (Does the Bible say that the Antichrist will be a Jew? / FH) you claim the Bible states that the Antichrist will be a Jew. After this you describe conditions under the dominion of the Antichrist in such a way as to echo almost word for word the anti-Semitic inflammatory propaganda of the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". It is sad that you make use of forgeries of this kind and then actually claim that these are the statements of the Bible. (…)

The visitor wishes to remain anonymous

Thank you for your visit to Immanuel.at and for your comments.

When I wrote my analysis of these matters in Discourse 101, I actually had no idea of the content of the writing known as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". On that I give you my word as a Christian! I had perhaps read the title two or three times, supposed some sort of secret society to be at the back of it and so did not think it important to find out about it in any more detail.

You can therefore assume that my interpretations in Discourse 101 are completely and entirely conclusions drawn from the biblical texts and from nowhere else. If you were not able to recognize this yourself in the light of the biblical texts included in the Discourse, I am afraid you must have failed to read them.

(See also discourse 101: "The "Israel movement" in the Christian congregations - Christian-Evangelical Zionism.")

After receiving your e-mail, I tried to get more information on the subject, and indeed had no difficulty in finding an article in Wikipedia which reproduces your view exactly:

"‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ is an anti-Semitic pamphlet. It was written by unknown authors at the start of the 20th century, based on a number of fictional texts, and is regarded as an influential programmatic document for anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The Protocols purport to be secret documents emanating from a meeting of representatives of the Jewish global conspiracy.

"The document appeared first in 1903 in imperial Russia. After the First World War it came to be increasingly disseminated internationally, although as early as 1921 the London Times exposed it as a forgery. Editions that were particularly widely known are the one dating from the 1920s by Henry Ford in the United States, and the German editions by Gottfried zur Beek and Theodor Fritsch. Even today, anti-Semites and advocates of different types of conspiracy theory all over the world, especially in Islamic countries and in Russia, believe in the truth or authenticity of the Protocols. They continue to be in print in many countries, and are also accessible in electronic form on the internet."

Wikipedia – Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Several videos on YouTube likewise confirm the statement that a number of passages in the Protocols have been lifted almost word for word from the book "Dialogue aux enfers entre Montesquieu et Machiavelli" [Dialog in Hell between Montesquieu and Machiavelli] by Maurice Joly, and that the Protocols as a whole must therefore be regarded as a forgery. We can also find countless commentaries on the internet which condemn the Protocols as a forgery on the same grounds.

What is generally overlooked in this connection, however, is the fact that while the lifted passages do constitute proof of plagiarism, it by no means follows that the entire document is a forgery. We had a very similar case in Germany just recently, after all, when the former German Minister of Defense Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg copied passages from other authors into his doctoral thesis. In view of the plagiarism he was justly denied his doctor’s degree, but of course that does not mean that his work as a whole is a forgery.

In my further investigations I then came across an article in the magazine "Deutschland in Geschichte und Gegenwart" ["Germany in History and in the Present"], in which the author Hans Werner Woltersdorf gives an objective presentation of the entire history of the document, based on an abundance of background knowledge. It emerges from this not only that the doubtful passages in the book by Maurice Joly were not copied by the Protocols, but on the contrary, that the book was actually a work commissioned from Maurice Joly specifically for the Protocols, so that, as Mr. Woltersdorf writes, "In view of this, the original object which was supposed to prove the document a forgery could well now turn out to be an object confirming the authenticity of the controversial Protocols."

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How authentic are the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? / Deutschland in Geschichte und Gegenwart [Germany in History and in the Present] 42(3) (1994), H.W. Woltersdorf

Let us just remember – the year 1897 saw the first Zionist World Congress, in Basel. The one point on the official agenda was the reestablishment of the state of Israel. This point alone attracted journalists and secret services from all over the world. According to the diary entries of Theodor Herzl, who was one of the organizers of the congress, there was meant to be an official and an unofficial part. It is supposed that during the unofficial part of the congress the text of a Zionist manifesto was read out, which later came to be known as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion". What makes the content of this so shattering is that it postulates the moral and spiritual destruction of the non-Jewish world as a precondition for the Zionist seizure of world dominion.

Allegedly the Russian secret service, the Okhrana, came into possession of a copy of the manifesto and brought it to Russia. There the Russian priest Nilus translated and published it, first of all in a magazine and then in book form. But it was only when the German Gottfried zur Beek translated the Russian text, and published a German edition of these secrets of the Elders of Zion in 1919, that there were worldwide repercussions. In England there was even talk of banishing all Jews from the country.

At this point the Zionists went over into counterattack, and declared that the Protocols were a forgery in the interest of anti-Semitic propaganda. The London Times set forth the proof of this forgery: in 1865 a Frenchman named Maurice Joly (Moses Joel?) had published a polemic against Napoleon III under the title "Dialogue aux enfers entre Montesquieu et Machiavelli" ["Dialog in Hell between Montesquieu and Machiavelli"], presenting a discussion in hell between the two philosophers. And in fact entire passages from the Protocols are included in Joly’s book. This seemed sufficient proof that the Protocols were a forgery, an inflammatory anti-Semitic tract.

So who was this Maurice Joly, who had managed to write such an exciting book? He was a jurist, a journalist and a Catholic, but of Jewish extraction. Already in 1936 Ulrich Fleischhauer, in his expert report at the Bern Trial, which was indirectly concerned with the authenticity of the Protocols, ventured to doubt whether Joly’s writing was really a polemic against Napoleon III. Only after completing his report did he receive the copy of a certain letter dated 29 October 1921, but the writer of the letter asked him not to reveal his name as he feared retaliation from Jewish Freemasons.

The content of this letter was as follows. It asserted that the long deceased Victor de Ternant had been secretary to Jules Janin for the space of two years. This Janin, in turn, always claimed that Joly’s Dialog had been a commissioned work, based on secret documents from an earlier time. Janin arranged for the revision (proofreading) of the book. He too was Catholic, but his grandparents were as yet unbaptized Jews. Joly’s grandparents too, the letter said, were still living as Jews in Venice. Joly had written the book as a commission from a Swiss bank, which in turn was linked to the Rothschild Bank in Frankfurt. This bank paid Joly 300 pounds, of which Janin, as proofreader, received 100.

In view of the anonymity of the writer, we would not necessarily want to attribute undue importance to a letter of this nature – if it were not for the existence of yet another document. On 10 September 1921 – before the date of the portentous letter, that is – the English journal The Spectator published a reader’s letter under the heading "Maurice Joly and the Jews". In this he contradicted the assertion that Joly had been an anti-Semite, and in terms of content referred to the same facts as were contained in the letter which 15 years later was passed to Fleischhauer. The reader’s letter was signed by Andrew de Ternant, the son of that Victor de Ternant, who had been secretary to Janin in those two years when the latter was editing Joly’s book. In view of this, the original object which was supposed to prove the document a forgery could well now turn out to be an object confirming the authenticity of the controversial Protocols.

If we now ask what the Rothschild family has to do with these Protocols, either directly or indirectly, we need to take a look at the »Rakovsky Interrogation«. This Rakovsky was a Soviet functionary, a high-ranking Freemason, Russian ambassador in London and in Paris and a friend of Trotsky’s. He was the money courier commissioned by Wall Street and leader of the Russian Revolution of 1917. His wife Sedova came of a Wall Street family, the Warburgs. Through the Trotskys, Rakovsky was initiated into the detailed plans of those conspirators who were implementing the Zionist manifesto on the level of practical politics. Interrogated on 26 January 1938 by Stalin’s intimate associate Kuzmin, Rakovsky spilled the beans.

(See also; "The Rakowsky Case.")

Back in the 18th century, he said, the Rothschilds had financed Adam Weishaupt, who developed the first communist/anarchist theses and founded the exceptionally strict order of Freemasons, the Illuminati. This in turn, in conjunction with the French "Grand Orient" lodge, stage-managed the French Revolution of 1789, which with its watchwords of liberty, equality and fraternity bore notable features of a first communist revolution. According to Rakovsky, Rothschild was the secret boss both of the Communist and of the capitalist Internationale, two systems which though on divided, indeed mutually hostile paths both pursued the common goal of global dominion (Jewish global dominion, that is).

Evidently Joly’s polemic against Napoleon III was just a test balloon with a view to sounding out the effect of Zionist ideas on the public. The fact alone that this program – today more clearly than ever – has been realized right on schedule is like an architect’s plan in relation to the finished edifice. In view of that fact, nobody would be inclined to claim that the architect’s plan is a forgery. It only remains to be explained whether and how the Okhrana got hold of the text.

Source: Deutschland in Geschichte und Gegenwart [Germany in History and the Present] 42(3) (1994), p. 24

When we now compare the detailed information in the above article with the passage from Wikipedia quoted earlier, we can see at once that the author of the Wikipedia entry principally refers to information sources which assert that this writing is a forgery, the authenticity of which is only credited by "anti-Semites and advocates of different types of conspiracy theory all over the world".

And when we find the Wikipedia author going on to argue that "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion are a forgery making use of older, fictional texts – in other words, as there is no original, they are a pure ‘invention’, a fiction without any reference to reality", we can see that there is something tendentious about this argument. Without having carried out any objective research himself, the author then feels entitled to dismiss the Protocols of the Elders of Zion outright as being an "anti-Semitic pamphlet".

Jewish world dominion in the Bible.

While the events which, according to the forecasts of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, are designed to give rise to Jewish world dominion may not quite be "echoed word for word" in my interpretation of biblical prophesies in Discourse 101, as the visitor who asked to remain anonymous claims, I was nonetheless myself surprised (seeing that, as I mentioned earlier, I had never read these texts before) to find that there is evidently so much agreement between them.

We find it announced in the Protocols that all governments in the world will be deposed, if necessary through terrorist attacks and assassinations, or even by world war. If the European nations revolt against the Jews, this would be answered with an attack on Europe by America, China and Japan. But because of the despotism intrinsic to these democracies, the peoples would ask for a world ruler of their own accord.

This world ruler would then be the "king come of the blood of Zion" who, as "Messiah", would usurp power in all nations simultaneously by a coup d’état. He will introduce the religion of Moses as the state religion worldwide, and all non-Jews who are unwilling to accept this Jewish dominion will be forced to do so by persecution, oppression, famine and plagues.

In this connection we find it stated in the Protocols:

"By want and the envy and hatred which it engenders we shall move the mobs and with their hands we shall wipe out all those who hinder us on our way. When the hour strikes for our Sovereign Lord of all the World to be crowned it is these same hands which will sweep away everything that might be a hindrance thereto." (Protocol No. 3)

"When we come into our kingdom it will be undesirable for us that there should exist any other religion than ours of the One God with whom our destiny is bound up by our position as the Chosen People and through whom our same destiny is united with the destinies of the world. We must therefore sweep away all other forms of belief." (Protocol No. 14)

These forecasts are justified by a reference to the prophecies of the Old Testament: "Our prophets have proclaimed that we are chosen by God to rule over the whole world" (Protocol No. 5). So let us now take a look at some of the most important of these prophecies – above all, the prophecies in Jeremiah 30 and 31, which look forward to the conversion of Israel to its God and the restoration of its fortunes:

They shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.

Jer 30,7 ‘Alas! for that day is great, There is none like it; And it is the time of Jacob’s distress, But he will be saved from it. 30,8 ‘It shall come about on that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves. 30,9 ‘But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them. Jer 30, 7- 9;

Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwelling places.

Jer 30,18 "Thus says the LORD, ‘Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob And have compassion on his dwelling places; And the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, And the palace will stand on its rightful place. 30,19 ‘From them will proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who celebrate; And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant. 30,20 ‘Their children also will be as formerly, And their congregation shall be established before Me; And I will punish all their oppressors. Jer 30,18-20;

You shall be My people, And I will be your God. In the latter days you will understand this.

Jer 30,22 ‘You shall be My people, And I will be your God.’" 30,23 Behold, the tempest of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, A sweeping tempest; It will burst on the head of the wicked. 30,24 The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has performed and until He has accomplished The intent of His heart; In the latter days you will understand this. Jer 30,22-24;

For thus says the LORD, "Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations

Jer 31,6 "For there will be a day when watchmen On the hills of Ephraim call out, ‘Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To the LORD our God.’" 31,7 For thus says the LORD, "Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob, And shout among the chief of the nations; Proclaim, give praise and say, ‘O LORD, save Your people, The remnant of Israel.’ 31,8 "Behold, I am bringing them from the north country, And I will gather them from the remote parts of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; A great company, they will return here. Jer 31, 6- 8;

For the LORD has ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he.

Jer 31,9 "With weeping they will come, And by supplication I will lead them; I will make them walk by streams of waters, On a straight path in which they will not stumble; For I am a father to Israel, And Ephraim is My firstborn." 31,10 Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, And declare in the coastlands afar off, And say, "He who scattered Israel will gather him And keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock." 31,11 For the LORD has ransomed Jacob And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger than he Jer 31, 9-11;

And I will put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out and give them a heart of flesh,.

Eze 11,17 "Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel."‘ 11,18 "When they come there, they will remove all its detestable things and all its abominations from it. 11,19 "And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 11,20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God. Eze 11,17-20

(See also Chapter 09; "The return home of the redeemed.")

These are the prophecies pointing to the gathering of the people of Israel in the distant future, "in the latter days" (Jer 30,24) – a gathering performed by Israel’s God (and not by Theodor Herzl’s Zionists in the year 1948!). Here God promises that at this time he will make Israel the "chief of the nations" (Jer 31,7) – in other words, a world power. This is the time of the Millennial Kingdom of Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Messiah. Then God will raise King David, and he will be king in Israel.

(See also Discourse 63: "Conditions of life in the Millennial Kingdom.")

The reference in these texts to Israel’s being gathered by God, and being redeemed at this time "from the hand of him who was stronger than he", nonetheless implies the reverse corollary – that until the time comes, the Israel of today must again be dispersed by "him who was stronger", so that they can then be gathered once more by God himself and repatriated to their country.

The claims of the Jews that this gathering took place in the year 1948, then, are quite patently false. As a result of this premature gathering, which was the work not of God but of human beings – who yet again refused to wait for God’s good time and made themselves a "golden calf" in the form of the state of Israel – Israel has condemned itself to a war with powers that are stronger, to being conquered and driven out of its land.

(See also Discourse 1016: "The Foundation of the State of Israel in 1948 prophesied in the Old Testament!")

By contrast with the way the Jews like to see it, this is the true background to the picture, as we really find it to be when we read the Old Testament. It is true, from the biblical point of view, that Israel will become a world power – but not in the present. And it will not be the Israel of today, who since their handing over of the Son of God to be crucified, and the subsequent punishment visited on them by God in the destruction of the Temple and sacrificial altar and the expulsion of the Jews from their homeland, have lost all connection with their God and so are a God-less nation.

(See also Discourse 1015: "Shema Yisrael ‒ Hear, O ISRAEL:  the judgment of God on his people.")

But seeing that the Zionists have tried to convince the whole world that all these prophecies are already being fulfilled today, they need further proofs if they are to carry any conviction. Based on Eze 11,19 (see above), the real proofs in this respect would be a new spirit within them, and a heart of flesh instead of a heart of stone. But this they will only receive when the real gathering by God takes place in future. The Israel of today is just as godless, corrupt and hardhearted as all other nations are.

And because for the Zionists, with their hunger for power, the only important thing in these prophecies is global dominion, they concentrate on the promised Messiah and his dominion of the world, because here again they think they are capable of organizing this on their own account, without God’s help. They do not want to admit that this Messiah is in fact the Son of God, whom they handed over to be crucified, and whom they continue to abuse up to the present day as an impostor and blasphemer.

But the Lord had already prophesied to their forefathers who condemned him that they would be abandoned by God until such time as they greet his Son with the words, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord".

Behold, your house is being left to you desolate until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD’

Mt 23,38 "Behold, your house is being left to you desolate! 23,39 "For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD’" Mt 23,38-39;

In view of the situation in Israel today, where immigrants are compelled by the Jewish Agency (the Israeli immigration authority) to sign an agreement stating that they will not conduct any kind of Christian missionizing in Israel or preach about Jesus Christ, we can see that it will be a very long time before this future comes about. The Zionists, then, will set up a false Messiah, so that with his help, and not in a peaceful way (as will be the case with the real Messiah), they can seize world dominion on the basis of their own qualifications – lies, trickery, war and terror.

We have evidence in the New Testament too that it will come to this, and some indication of how these events are going to develop. So let us now turn to the New Testament’s prophecies that are relevant in this connection. First of all we have the false Messiah, the Antichrist as the rider on the white horse in Rev 6:

(See also Discourse 86: "The first and the second Antichrist.")

First seal: the Antichrist

And a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

Rev 6,1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, "Come." 6,2 I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Rev 6, 1- 2;

According to the Protocols, the false Messiah will depose all the governments of the world and take over power in all nations simultaneously by a coup d’état. He will be the "king come of the blood of Zion", the "ruler of the seed of David", who will be able to trace his lineage back to King David, as the true Messiah, our Lord Jesus Christ, was able to do likewise.

And we also find confirmation in the Bible that this false Messiah will be a Jew:

If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.

Jn 5,43 "I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, you will receive him. Jn 5,43;

This is the antichrist, the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ.

1Jn 2,22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. 1Jn 2,22;

Here the Lord laments that he (the true Messiah), who has come in the name of his Father, the God of Israel, has not been received by the Jews. And he prophesies that the Jews will indeed receive another (the false Messiah), who comes in his own name. If the Lord compares this "other" with himself, then without any doubt this other too comes as a Messiah. And if he comes as a Messiah, he necessarily must be a Jew. A non-Jew, a "goy", would never be accepted by the Jews as the Messiah.

The passage in 1Jn 2,22 points in the same direction. Seeing that the Christians will argue against the false Messiah that the true Messiah was Jesus Christ, the false Messiah is compelled to deny the Son of God, abuse him as an impostor and blasphemer and assert that he himself is the true Messiah. And on this occasion he will at the same time proclaim his own father, Satan, as the God of Israel.

As the Protocols then forecast, non-Jews who refuse to accept the Jewish dominion will be compelled to do so by persecution, oppression, famine and plagues. And this too is confirmed by the Son of God’s prophecies relating to the Last Days. Above all those Christians who know their God and reject this Antichrist will be persecuted "because of My (Christ’s) name", in other words because they are Christians – they will be betrayed by other Christians and by their relatives, will be interrogated and scourged in the synagogues of the Jews, and some will even be put to death.

For they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues;

Mt 10,16 "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. 10,17 "But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 10,18 and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 10,19 "But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 10,20 "For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. 10,21 "Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. 10,22 "You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. Mt 10,16-22;

The blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

Rev 2,8 "And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to life, says this: 2,9 ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 2,10 ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2, 8-10;

Likewise the "terror, wars, famines and plagues" threatened by the Protocols are also to be found in the Bible in connection with the time of the Antichrist.

(See also Table 19: "The persecution of the Christians in the Last Days.")

Second seal: war

He was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another.

Rev 6,3  When He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, "Come."
6,4 And another, a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted to take peace from the earth, and that men would slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. Rev 6, 3- 4;

Third seal: shortage of foodstuffs and famine

A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius.

Rev 6,5 When He broke the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, "Come." I looked, and behold, a black horse; and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.
6,6 And I heard something like a voice in the center of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not damage the oil and the wine." Rev 6, 5- 6;

Fourth seal: famine and deadly plagues

Authority was given to them, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence.

Rev 6,7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, "Come." 6,8 I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. Rev 6, 7- 8;

All these biblical prophecies of course also have cross-references to the Gospel of Matthew, so we can conclude that in this thematic area there are a whole lot of parallels between the Bible and the Protocols. But if any one here again were to come up with the idea that the author of the Protocols was just borrowing from the Bible, we would have to disappoint him. In view of the fact that all these prophecies come from the New Testament – and the Jews absolutely reject the New Testament and have never read it – we can safely discount this hypothesis.

The surprising correspondence is rather to be explained in the light of the fact that the statements in the Bible are prophecies – predictions, that is – while the forecasts in the Protocols are events which the Zionists, or whoever it may be, are hoping to bring about – events heralded by these prophecies. But if we pay close attention to the text of the Protocols (see the link at the beginning of this document), we will find – quite apart from these truly astonishing parallels – that they include some other statements of great interest.

Jewish world dominion in politics and society..

So for example we find it written, at the end of the 2nd Protocol:

"Thanks to the Press we have got the gold in our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of the oceans of blood and tears. But it has paid us, though we have sacrificed many of our people. Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God a thousand of non-Jews." (Protocol No. 2)

On the one hand it is astonishing to find this mention of "God" here. Considering the rest of the content of the Protocols, we would hardly suppose they should be in any way in agreement with the God of the Bible – so far as the latter may be intended at all. On the other hand, the statement in the second sentence in particular – "Each victim on our side is worth in the sight of God a thousand non-Jews" – reminds us of a pronouncement by Rabbi Yaacov Perrin on the occasion of the funeral of mass murderer Baruch Goldstein. According to the London Times of 28 February 1994, Rabbi Perrin said: "One million Arabs are not worth the dirt under a Jewish fingernail."

And likewise many of the political and religious leaders of Israel today see themselves – in the same way as the Protocols proclaim – not as a people on an equal footing with their neighbors, but as representatives of a master race destined to rule the world. The same principle was formulated with great clarity by Yitzhak Shamir, Prime Minister of Israel 1983-1984 and 1986-1992, who according to Newsweek stated, on 11 April 1988: "And looking down from the height of this mountain and in the light of our thousand years of history, we say to you that you are like grasshoppers, compared with us."

The Jewish doctor mentioned earlier, Baruch Goldstein, forced his way into a mosque in Hebron in 1994, and shot down more than 60 Palestinians at prayer with a machine pistol. It has always astonished me that today he should be commemorated by a polished funerary plaque on the spot, which bears the following inscription: "Here lies the holy doctor Baruch Kappel Goldstein. Without error and with pure heart he sacrificed himself for his people, the Torah and the Land of Israel. May God bless this righteous man, avenge his blood and give his soul eternal rest."

But when we then read in the Protocols:

"It is essential for all to know that owing to difference in the objects of human activity there cannot be any equality, that he who by any act of his compromises a whole class cannot be equally responsible before the law with him who affects no one but only his own honor." (Protocol No. 3)

it becomes clear why a mass murderer is being revered as "holy", and why the blessing of God is being invoked on his behalf. What he did was "just" a crime, which impairs his own honor. His act, however, did not compromise Jewry as a class but rather defended it, and so he can still be described as "righteous". This is a way of thinking that we non-Jews have to work hard to assimilate.

What at all events the godless of the non-Jews have no need of learning is their own godlessness. Even if the Elders of Zion want to impute it to themselves as a merit, when they write:

"This is the reason why it is indispensable for us to undermine all faith, to tear of minds out of the GOYIM the very principle of Godhead and the spirit, and to put in its place arithmetical calculations and material needs. In order to give the goyim no time to think and take note, their minds must be diverted towards industry and trade." (Protocol No. 4)

there is absolutely no need of their assistance in this respect. The average human being, especially today, is already so geared to materialism and egoism without need of any prompting, that a weary smile is the best he can do when it is a matter of God and the Holy Spirit. Of the current count of 7 billion people on earth, 6.93 billion – including the Elders of Zion – are headed for hell.

The following statement in the Protocols, again, calls forth reactions of astonishment from any informed contemporary observer:

"This hatred will be still further magnified by the effects of an economic crisis, which will stop dealings on the exchanges and bring industry to a standstill." (Protocol No. 3)

"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 classes. 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." (Protocol No. 4)

The economic crisis which is foretold here – a hundred years ago (!) – has now long since arrived, in multiple guises. Nor is the assertion that it will be unleashed by the Jews so very far off the mark. Up to 2007, the Jewish bank Lehman Brothers authorized mortgage credits to American citizens without calling for any kind of security. And not just one mortgage credit either, but as many as three or four at once for a single house!

These dodgy credits were then wrapped up in financial packages, which were sold to banks all over the world as "highly lucrative" investments. When it then became clear in 2007 that American home owners were unable to repay their loans, the result was first of all a real estate crisis in the USA (the sub prime crisis), which finally led to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and gave rise to the global economic and financial crisis.

Another Jewish bank, Goldman Sachs, showed a particular interest in being "helpful" in Europe. When in 2001 Greece aspired to join the euro zone (the currency union), the country was very far from fulfilling the criteria for accession. Its budget deficit at the time was higher than the EU could have permitted. But then Goldman Sachs was happy to step in. With the help of various tricks and camouflages, they pulled the wool over the eyes of the officials of the EU Commission, so that Greece was given permission to join the euro zone.

Thus the Jewish bank Goldman Sachs laid a "rotten egg" for the European Union, as a result of which now, 10 years later, the euro zone, and possibly even the euro, is threatened with collapse. These machinations have since been uncovered, but this has not yet had any implications whatever either for the crooked philanthropists at Goldman Sachs or for Greece itself – apart from the fact that the truth has finally come to light, and Greece is now well and truly broke.

Then too, the "speculation" mentioned in the Protocols is no longer just the "basis of industry" today: on the contrary, it has already spread to banks, insurance companies, the private sector, to local government and the national governments of individual countries. A well-known financial expert, Professor of Economics Eberhard Hamert, describes the present situation in the EU in the following terms:

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The new form of financial dominion. / Professor Eberhard Hamert, economist, of the Mittelstandsinstitut [Small Businesses Institute], Hanover

The new form of financial dominion simply consists in the fact that peoples are no longer subjugated by military means – instead they first have massive credits extended to them, with a view to achieving financial and economic domination over the nation in question on the basis of interest payments (debt servitude). We can recognize the same pattern in the euro crisis. Greece was actually already bankrupt when it was encouraged to join the euro zone by [the American bank] Goldman-Sachs with the help of falsified balances and credit ratings. In the new association that thus came about, the international banks had even fewer inhibitions about extending credit to Greece, until the country was not just overindebted, but actually incapable of payment.

Instead of allowing Greece to declare national bankruptcy and embark on a rehabilitation package, the international banks saw "no alternative" to asking the other euro countries to provide a "rescue parachute", nominally for Greece, but really for the debts of the banks. What they requested, they received – so now the international banks did not just have Greece as a debtor, these various debts actually became the collective debt of all European countries and the EU became a money transfer union, being locked into the European Stability Mechanism or ESM, the "rescue parachute" desired by the banks. In the coming 50 years, then, people in Europe will not so much be working to raise their own standard of living – they will be working to pay off the interest on high finance loans.

Quoted in "TOPIC" no. 10, October 2011 / D-57206 Kreuztal, GERMANY

Development of public debt worldwide 1990-2010 (in percent of the GDP, calculated on the basis of 2010 exchange rates) Sources: BRI / McKinsey, 08/2011


(See also Discourse 109: "Babylon the Great - the Global High Finance?")

Nor are the forecasts of the Protocols with reference to social developments so far off the mark. The current global economic crisis has still not been gotten under control, and it has hardened people’s hearts. People in most countries – at least in Europe – are trying to cope with the crisis as best they can, and are less and less inclined to favor any kind of "rescue parachute" scenario.

If this situation of general overindebtedness is increasingly leading to behavioral changes in the individual, this is a fact that is not so often consciously observed. Like everything Satan whispers in people’s ears, hidden egoism and secret greed show up in the little things of everyday life. So people no longer have the wish to extend anything good to each other, not even wishing each other a "Good day" any more. Instead they just bark out an impersonal "Hello" in passing.

And this kind of cooling of love is just what we find foretold in the Bible as a sign of the Last Days:

Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

Mt 24,7 "For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. 24,8 "But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. 24,9 "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. 24,10 "At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 24,11 "Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 24,12 "Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. 24,13 "But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. Mt 24, 7-13;

The Lord speaks here of the "beginning of birth pangs" – in other words, this is the start of the Great Tribulation. And for this time he prophesies worldwide wars, famines and earthquakes. Also at this time Christians can expect persecution, and may even be put to death. And then the Lord indicates that lawlessness will increase. And this does not mean just religious lawlessness or godlessness – it refers to the general attitude of people to justice in this kind of world.

(See also Table 17: "The Chronology of the End-Time Events")

Corruption, fraud and oppression will prevail, and even the courts and the judges will give false judgment, quite openly, for bribes. This situation is also referred to in the Protocols, being described as the "theory of course of arbitration".

"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 by us that they have been inculcated.
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 first in the fact that the interpretations masked the laws: afterwards they entirely hid them from the eyes of the governments owing to the impossibility of making anything out of the tangled web of legislation. This is the origin of the theory of course of arbitration." (Protocol No. 9)

And as the Lord states in the above passage, this is also the reason why love will cool off in the majority of the population. So it will be a society without justice, without love and without decency. And this will be a first distinguishing feature of the start of the Last Days.

(See also Discourse 93: "The Reign of the Antichrist and Love among People.")

With the statement that "Our prophets have proclaimed that we are chosen by God to rule over the whole world" (Protocol No. 5), the Elders of Zion give exact expression to that which the Zionists of our day in Israel assert, backed up by Christian Evangelical congregations in Europe. This statement is completely correct and in conformity with the Bible. But what is constantly ignored, in this connection, is the fact that all these biblical promises are a prophecy that only relates to the Millennium, the Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ – an event in the distant future.

By that time, after all the catastrophes and judgments of God in the Great Tribulation and on the Day of the Lord, there will be no trace left either of Zionists or of the "Elders of Zion". At this time one quarter of the world’s population (Great Tribulation, Rev 6:8), and of the remaining survivors one third (Day of the Lord, Rev 9:15) – we are talking here of a total of around 4 billion people – will be annihilated. The surviving remnant, who have directly experienced and made proof of the might and power of our God in their own person, will no longer question the dominion of this God and of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and will serve them.

Then the true, the genuine World Governor, the king come of the blood of David and of the Spirit of God, the Son of God, will rule on earth in peace, and in these thousand years there will not be war any more. All despots, dictators and would-be rulers, like the "Elders of Zion", will be wiped out. The men of God from the times of the Old and New Testament, who have been killed for the sake of their faith in God – the martyrs – will rise again and rule the nations as priests and kings (Rev 20:6).

(See also Chapter 10: "The Millennium.")

Finally the author of the Protocols again gives evidence of his prophetic abilities when he writes as follows:

"If the superficiality of goy kings on their thrones in regard to State affairs and the venality of ministers or the want of understanding of financial matters on the part of other ruling persons have made their countries debtors to our treasuries to amounts quite impossible to pay it has not been accomplished without on our part heavy expenditure of trouble and money." (Protocol No. 20)

Seen from the point of view of Austria, at least, this judgment seems like an objective report of the events of the last few months. It seems that the Austrian government has completely lost any handle and any focus on the development of national debt. They juggle around with billions, and presume that because other countries have debts amounting to thousands of billions they can afford to saddle Austria with a debt amounting to hundreds of billions (230 billions, to be specific). We taxpayers are servicing this loan to the tune of a million euros per hour (!), paid to the banks in interest. And as we all know, this doesn’t mean that a single cent of the borrowed capital is being paid back.

A million euros every hour, 24 hours in the day and on 365 days in the year! This would be an elegant sufficiency – enough to resolve the problems of our country, to finance education and the health service and guarantee pensions. If only Austrian politicians had behaved in the way that any private household behaves, in the knowledge that you can’t spend more than you earn, because that way bankruptcy looms!

So we find Andreas Treichl, CEO of the biggest savings bank in Austria (DIE ERSTE), complaining that he, as a banker, today needs ten times (!) as much liable equity capital in the way of credit to a successful small businessman as he would have to give for a loan to Greece, where he knows very well that the loan can only be paid back by Austrian taxpayers, if at all. And he then wrote our government the worst possible report, in the following words:

"Our politicians are too stupid and too cowardly and too lacking in understanding for this, because they have no idea of economics or how to counteract these trends, and this will have a damaging effect on Austria and we will fall behind other countries." A democracy that is unable to set any bounds to excesses of this sort loses its legitimacy and gives free rein to political charlatans, says Treichl (as quoted by ORF [Austrian Radio and Television]).

And just to complete the above "prophecies" of the Protocols, we have a parliamentary committee of investigation currently sitting in Austria, before which three former ministers are facing charges of bribery and corruption. So it really looks as if the author of the Protocols had seen these developments coming – in Austria, at any rate. To what extent this applies to other countries as well is a matter I leave to the reader’s individual judgment.

In conclusion let me just quote – as a non-programmatic extra, so to speak – one more passage from the Protocols which any attentive observer of our times must find absolutely astounding when compared with the reality (the additions in brackets are mine):

"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 (film festivals, Oscars etc.), in sport of all kinds (Olympic Games, world championships etc.); these interests will finally distract their minds from questions in which we should find ourselves compelled to oppose them. Growing more and more disaccustomed 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. (Protocol No. 13)

It is an interesting fact that today the overwhelming majority of people, at least in the western world, have apparently quite lost the habit of independent thought. They look for fun, entertainment, anything that is not going to make them think. If they ever find themselves alone and lack distraction, they immediately switch on the radio or the television. Even when traveling on the tram, the bus or the train, people protect themselves from independent thinking with headphones and MP3s, by telephoning or playing with their mobiles. Could this be a proof that, here in Austria at least, it is not just a case of stupid politicians (as Treichl observes), but that a whole population has been – practically without anybody noticing – progressively dumbed down?

They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart.

Eph 4,17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 4,18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; 4,19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. 4,20 But you did not learn Christ in this way. Eph 4,17-20:

But when we examine this "distraction strategy" at close quarters, we soon recognize that films shown in cinemas and on television and TV series – both generally packed with murder and violence – and even documentaries, entertainment features and cartoon films all emanate from the USA. It is the same worldwide and in all languages. This goes as far as to include shows and songs, texts of which the half-grown children of this world sing in American slang they don’t even know the meaning of, because they don’t speak English.

The new tolerance.

For some time now people have been preaching – all over the world and at all levels – about the new tolerance. In itself a laudable objective, in recent years this attitude of mind has nonetheless turned around into its opposite. Instead of integrating unfairly marginalized persons and attitudes in society, various groups have taken advantage of this favorable opportunity in order to raise their own views – which in the past were quite rightly rejected – into a standard.

As a result the former pillars of society, like marriage, the family, honesty and incorruptibility, are declared to be out of date, and have come to be successively adulterated with homosexual marriage (Rom 1:26-32), patchwork families, dishonesty and corruption (2Tim 3:1-4). But it is children and young people above all who are thereby indoctrinated in a completely wrong philosophy of life, which will have fearful consequences later on.

We can only hope that this "mass dumbing down" of society (Peter Scholl-Latour) has not yet progressed to such a point that it becomes impossible to recognize and resist the danger. In a democracy of the twenty-first century, a few persons of deviant proclivities cannot be allowed to force their perverse will on the overwhelming majority of the population.

Now that American blue jeans – originally worn in the USA for the purpose of mucking out cow byres – are worn as a uniform clothing by young and old all over the world (being worn on solemn occasions as well, for weddings or even the opera), it is plain that the population is being indoctrinated with American primitive culture.

In this connection the outfit is just the outer sign of a complete inner abdication of the power of independent thought and action. You do what the masses do and let yourself be controlled by what other people say, without having examined it for yourself (look at the power of advertising!). And because so many of our contemporaries have already lost the habit of independent thinking, they fail to perceive that there is a plan – to make people dependent and condition them mentally.

We find further confirmation of the progressive dumbing down of society in a report by Ulrich Skambraks, editor of the information service TOPIC:

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(The less people know, the less they want to know. / TOPIC 00, 2012-03-13)

TOPIC readers are familiar with the problem: sensational TOPIC articles, conveying plenty of background information on burning issues, meet with indifference or rejection when we try to share them. You might suppose that when people know very little about important subjects, they would be inclined to absorb information which gives them a convincing account of the subject as a sponge soaks up water. But the opposite is in fact the case, as recent studies have shown. 

Two psychologists at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and Duke University (USA) conducted a research project involving 500 persons, and came to the conclusion: 

"The less people know about complex topics, the more strenuously they avoid informing themselves. And the more urgent the issues, the less people are inclined to be bothered

– as the journal Psychologie Heute [Psychology Today] summarizes the findings of the investigation in its March edition. In a similar study from the USA on the subject of dwindling oil reserves, a further point emerged: the more you tell people about the urgency of a problem, the more they try to blot it out of their minds. They just do not want to know anything about it.

(Extract from the TOPIC information service, March 2012 / Ulrich Skambraks, D 57206 Kreuztal/Siegen)

We come to the same conclusion if we pay attention to the way things are going in our part of the world. People shun topical information as a horse shrinks from fire. Although most people listen to radio, watch television or read the newspapers, it is only an absolute minority who follow the news on the radio, the day’s events on television or peruse newspaper reports. What the masses consume is pop music of all kinds, talk shows and soaps and football games in the various media. You can only say that the mind manipulators, whoever they may be, have done a very thorough job!



The introduction to the German edition of the Protocols (see link at the beginning of this document) carries the following warning: "Sensitive or emotionally unstable persons, then, should be warned! Reading this text has frequently resulted in psychological crises, and has even driven people to take their own lives!" That is perhaps a little bit exaggerated. I for one cannot imagine that the statements in the Protocols could drive anyone, however sensitive, to suicide.

You might have been more likely to have had a stroke if you had happened to hear the Zionist Simon Wiesenthal (director of the Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna) give a lecture to Jewish students on "The Prosecution of Nazi Criminals", in Zurich on 18 November 1969. According to the reports in the Zurich newspaper, he issued them with a challenge: "‘The great thing,’ Wiesenthal exclaimed in Zurich, ‘is to annihilate potential opponents once and for all in the bud, even in the embryonic state’." (Neue Züricher Zeitung [Zurich News], 21.11.1969)

Those non-Jewish men whose wives, Wiesenthal here hopes, are going to have their embryos aborted in the womb by future gynecologists bestowed on this honorable man numerous awards and any number of honorary doctorates. In Germany he received the Otto Hahn Peace Medal in 1991, in 2000 he became the first non-American citizen to be given the highest American order of merit, the Medal of Freedom, and in 2004 he was knighted by the Queen of England!

Also in the introduction we find the following note:

"In our part of the world the Protocols are regarded as forbidden literature, so they have been hunted down and taken out of circulation whenever people were able to get their hands on them. In Austria and Germany dissemination of the Protocols is a punishable offense, being seen as incitement to racism and neo-Nazism."

If this were to be right, it is these very people who want to restrict the reading of free citizens who are making themselves guilty of "neo-Nazism". For it was the Nazi henchmen of the GESTAPO who banned the reading of Jewish books, and even burned them publicly in the streets. Which would mean that already today we are seeing that same dictatorship which is heralded by the Protocols. Inasmuch as that would be completely unrealistic, of course, clearly these present concerns must be classified as propaganda.

"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" was described in the Wikipedia article quoted earlier as having been "based on a number of fictional texts". But this is not the impression the work makes on an unprejudiced reader. The entire document seems thoroughly compact and logically coherent. This is a circumstance which actually suggests the contrary presumption – that it is not a question here of individual protocols, but rather of a continuous text which was subsequently broken up into separate "protocols" in a more or less arbitrary way.

As Mr. Woltersdorf then explains in his article in the journal "Deutschland in Geschichte und Gegenwart" ["Germany in History and in the Present"], the argument advanced by Zionists of whatever persuasion purporting to prove the document a forgery can actually be turned around into its opposite – as a proof of its authenticity – if we trace the historic steps by which the Protocols came to be created.

On p. 74 of his book "Deutscher Geist oder Judentum" ["German Spirit or Jewry"], a work dedicated to the Protocols, the Jewish author Arthur Trebitsch writes as follows: "Anyone who like the author (Trebitsch himself, that is – FH) has long witnessed with foreboding – with his own eyes, in what he hears and in what he reads – all the thoughts, aims and intentions expressed in these secret files being evidenced in our entire economic, political and cultural life, can commit himself with full conviction to the view that these are the most genuine and unfalsified utterances of the mobile spirit aspiring to world dominion – so genuine and so authentic that no Aryan brain, however prompted by anti-Semitic hatred to lies and slander, would ever be remotely capable of dreaming up such a strategy of attack, these plans, these fiddles and fakeries."

The identity of the author of the Protocols remains uncertain to the present day. After a thorough reading of the document, however, we may be very much inclined to doubt whether the author was really a believing Jew of the faith of Moses. As the following statement by Moishe Arie Friedmann, Chief Rabbi of the Orthodox Jews remaining in the Diaspora in Vienna, shows, Jews true to their faith reject Zionism and the Zionist state of Israel:

"With the Holocaust as a justification, the state of Israel was founded by the use of force, which contradicts the will of God (Hos 1:7). As Jews true to our faith we accept the fate of the Diaspora which God has laid upon us. But the founding of the state of Israel has not just damaged the Jews on this religious plane; the means and the methods used by Israel to secure its existence against the Palestinians damage all Jews world-wide, and encourage the rebirth of anti-Semitism. For Jews true to their faith it is clear, however, that the Diaspora is the fate laid upon us by God until the coming of the Messiah."

For these same reasons, Jews true to their faith all over the world refused to migrate to Israel in 1948 and have preferred to remain in the Diaspora to this day.

And so it is quite conceivable that in the Protocols we see a Zionist, unbelieving Jew – an anti-Semitic Zionist – combining pleasure with profit, by on the one hand disseminating the program of the Zionists while simultaneously attributing it to the recalcitrant Orthodox faithful of the Jewish community. However that may be, the author may be supposed to have been in possession of a remarkable understanding of human nature, together with an astonishing knowledge of politics, finance and statecraft.

If he gives proof of such acuity of vision that his utterances remain valid, right up to the present day, that is perhaps not so much to be put down to his prophetic gifts but rather to the fact that all political systems of this world in all times and places were invariably corrupt – and still are today, because they are always directed by leaders and politicians who in the last resort have their own interest at heart, not that of the peoples they rule.

Not even democracy is capable of making a difference. Democracy is not the best of all forms of government – it is just the best that human beings are capable of realizing. The foundation of democracy is the assumption that the majority of human beings will think and act reasonably. In times of worldwide corruption, in which dictators pull the wool over the eyes of the population with so-called "free" elections (Africa, South America, Asia), there are some countries where democratic rule under the parties elected by majority vote is itself the source of terror (Gaza/Hamas) or aggression (Israel/Zionism).

The best of all forms of government would be biblical theocracy – but this is something that we will only come to know in the Thousand Years Kingdom of Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, in the absolute justice of the Millennium.

See also Bible believers: The Protocols