Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Protocol 12
Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion
Protocol Number 12 : Control Of The Press
PROTOCOL NUMBER TWELVE
1. The word "freedom,"
which can be interpreted in various ways,
is defined by us as follows -
2. Freedom is the right to do what which the law allows.
This interpretation of the word will
at the proper time be of service to us,
because all freedom will thus be in our hands,
since the laws will abolish
or create only that which is desirable for us
according to the aforesaid program.
3. We shall deal with the press in the following way:
what is the part played by the press to-day?
It serves to excite and inflame those passions
which are needed for our purpose
or else it serves selfish ends of parties.
It is often vapid,
and the majority of the public
have not the slightest idea what ends the press really serves.
We shall saddle and bridle it with a tight curb:
we shall do the same also
with all productions of the printing press,
for where would be the sense of getting rid
of the attacks of the press
if we remain targets for pamphlets and books?
The produce of publicity,
which nowadays is a source of heavy expense
owing to the necessity of censoring it,
will be turned by us into a very lucrative source
of income to our State:
we shall law on it a special stamp tax
and require deposits of caution-money
before permitting the establishment
of any organ of the press or of printing offices;
these will then have to guarantee our government
against any kind of attack on the part of the press.
For any attempt to attack us,
if such still be possible,
we shall inflict fines without mercy.
Such measures as stamp tax,
deposit of caution-money
and fines secured by these deposits,
will bring in a huge income to the government.
It is true
that party organs might not spare money
for the sake of publicity,
but these we shall shut up
at the second attack upon us.
No one shall with impunity
lay a finger on the aureole of our government infallibility.
The pretext for stopping any publication
will be the alleged plea
that it is agitating the public mind
without occasion or justification.
I beg you to note
that among those making attacks upon us
will also be organs established by us,
but they will attack exclusively points
that we have pre-determined to alter.
WE CONTROL THE PRESS:
4. Not a single announcement
will reach the public without our control.
this is already being attained by us
as all news items are received by a few agencies,
in whose offices they are focused
from all parts of the world.
These agencies will then be already entirely ours
and will give publicity
only to what we dictate to them.
5. If already now
we have contrived to possess ourselves
of the minds of the goy communities
to such an extent
the they all come near looking upon the events of the world
through the colored glasses
of those spectacles we are setting astride their noses;
if already now
there is not a single State
where there exist for us any barriers
to admittance into what goy stupidity calls State secrets:
what will our positions be then,
when we shall be acknowledged supreme lords
of the world
in the person of our king of all the world ....
6. Let us turn again
to the future of the printing press.
Every one desirous of being a publisher,
will be obliged to provide himself
with the diploma instituted therefore,
which, in case of any fault,
will be immediately impounded.
With such measures
the instrument of thought will become an educative means
in the hands of our government,
which will no longer allow the mass of the nation
to be led astray
in by-ways and fantasies about the blessings of progress.
Is there any one of us who does not know
that these phantom blessings
are the direct roads to foolish imaginings
which give birth to anarchical relations of men
among themselves and towards authority,
or rather the idea of progress,
has introduced the conception of every kind of emancipation,
but has failed to establish its limits ....
All the so-called liberals
if not in fact,
at any rate in thought.
Every one of them
in hunting after phantoms of freedom,
and falling exclusively into license,
into the anarchy of protest for the sake of protest ....
FREE PRESS DESTROYED:
7. We turn to the periodical press.
We shall impose on it,
as on all printed matter,
stamp taxes per sheet and deposits of caution-money,
and books of less than 30 sheets will pay double.
We shall reckon them as pamphlets
in order, on the one hand,
to reduce the number of magazines,
which are the worst form of printed poison,
and, on the other,
in order that this measure
may force writers into such lengthy productions
that they will be little read,
especially as they will be costly.
At the same time
what we shall publish ourselves
to influence mental development
in the direction laid down
for our profit
will be cheap
and will be read voraciously.
The tax will bring vapid literary ambitions
within bounds and the liability to penalties
will make literary men dependent upon us.
And if there should be any found
who are desirous of writing against us,
they will not find any person
eager to print their productions in print
the publisher or printer will have to apply
to the authorities for permission to do so.
Thus we shall know beforehand
of all tricks preparing against us
and shall nullify them
by getting ahead with explanations
on the subject treated of.
8. Literature and journalism
are two of the most important educative forces,
our government will become proprietor
of the majority of the journals.
This will neutralize
the injurious influence of the privately-owned press
and will put us in possession
of a tremendous influence upon the public mind ....
If we give permits for ten journals,
we shall ourselves found thirty,
and so on in the same proportion.
must in no wise be suspected by the public.
For which reason all journals published by us
will be of the most opposite,
tendencies and opinions,
thereby creating confidence in us
and bringing over to us quite unsuspicious opponents,
who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless.
9. In the front rank
will stand organs of an official character.
They will always stand guard over our interests,
their influence will be comparatively insignificant.
10. In the second rank will be the semi-official organs,
whose part it will be to attack the tepid and indifferent.
11. In the third rank
we shall set up our own,
to all appearance, off position,
in at least one of its organs,
will present what looks like the very antipodes to us.
Our real opponents at heart
will accept this simulated opposition as their own
and will show us their cards.
12. All our newspapers will be of all possible complexions -
even anarchical -
for so long, of course,
as the constitution exists ....
Like the Indian idol "Vishnu"
they will have a hundred hands,
and every one of them
will have a finger on any one of the public opinions
When a pulse quickens
these hands will lead opinion
in the direction of our aims,
for an excited patient loses all power of judgment
and easily yields to suggestion.
who will think they are repeating the opinion of a newspaper
of their own camp
will be repeating our opinion
or any opinion that seems desirable for us.
In the vain belief
that they are following the organ of their party
they will, in fact,
follow the flag which we hang out for them.
13. In order to direct our newspaper militia in this sense
we must take special and minute care
in organizing this matter.
Under the title of central department of the press
we shall institute literary gatherings
at which our agents will
without attracting attention
issue the orders and watchwords of the day.
By discussing and controverting,
but always superficially,
without touching the essence of the matter,
our organs will carry on a sham fight fusillade
with the official newspapers
solely for the purpose of giving occasion for us
to express ourselves more fully
than could well be done
from the outset in official announcements,
whenever, of course, that is to our advantage.
14. These attacks upon us
will also serve another purpose,
namely, that our subjects
will be convinced to the existence of full freedom of speech
and so give our agents an occasion
to affirm that all organs
which oppose us are empty babblers,
since they are incapable of finding any substantial objections
to our orders.
ONLY LIES PRINTED:
15. Methods of organization like these,
imperceptible to the public eye
but absolutely sure,
are the best calculated to succeed
in bringing the attention and the confidence of the public
to the side of our government.
Thanks to such methods,
we shall be in a position
as from time to time may be required,
to excite or to tranquillize the public mind
on political questions,
to persuade or to confuse,
printing now truth,
facts or their contradictions,
according as they may be well or ill received,
always very cautiously feeling our ground
before stepping upon it ....
We shall have a sure triumph
over our opponents since they will not
have at their disposition
organs of the press
in which they can give full and final expression
to their views
owing to the aforesaid methods
of dealing with the press.
We shall not even need to refute them
except very superficially.
16. Trial shots like these,
fired by us in the third rank of our press,
in case of need,
will be energetically refuted by us in our semi-official organs.
17. Even nowadays, already,
to take only the French press,
there are forms
which reveal masonic solidarity in acting on the watchword:
all organs of the press are bound together
by professional secrecy;
like the augurs of old,
not one of their numbers will give away the secret
of his sources of information
unless it be resolved to make announcement of them.
Not one journalist will venture to betray this secret,
for not one of them is ever admitted to practice literature
unless his whole past has some disgraceful sore or other
.... These sores would be immediately revealed.
So long as they remain the secret of a few
the prestige of the journalist attacks
the majority of the country
- the mob follow after him with enthusiasm.
18. Our calculations are especially extended to the provinces.
It is indispensable for us
to inflame there those hopes and impulses
with which we could at any moment fall upon the capital,
and we shall represent to the capitals
that these expressions are the independent hopes
and impulses of the provinces.
the source of them will be always one and the same
What we need is that,
until such time as we are in the plentitude power,
the capitals should find themselves
stifled by the provincial opinion of the nations,
i.e., of a majority arranged by our agentur.
What we need
is that at the psychological moment
the capitals should not be in a position
to discuss an accomplished fact for the simple reason,
if for no other,
that it has been accepted by the public opinion
of a majority in the provinces.
19. When we are in the period of the new regime
transitional to that of our assumption of full sovereignty,
we must not admit any revelation by the press
of any form of public dishonesty;
it is necessary that the new regime
should be thought to have so perfectly contended everybody
that even criminality has disappeared ...
Cases of the manifestation of criminality
should remain known only to their victims
and to chance witnesses - no more.
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