Book cover for an English translation of
“The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion”
“The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion”, first published in 1903 in Russia in the Znamya newspaper as a serialized set of articles,  details a master plan for an alleged great conspiracy to destroy Christianity and to achieve world domination. Its origin is controversial, with four competing theories explaining where the book came from:
- The first theory regarding its origin comes from an omitted section, currently held in the British Museum, of Sergei Nilus’ original edition from 1905 of “The Great within the Small and Antichrist, and Imminent Political Possibility” (which includes the second edition, and first in book form, of the protocols), in which the author affirms that the original document came to him in 1901 from a deceased friend, who obtained it through a woman that stole it from the most powerful and sacred directors of Freemasonry after one of the secret meetings of the 'initiates' in France. 
- The second theory, and most widely accepted, affirms that the protocols were fabricated sometime between 1895 and 1902 by Russian journalist Matvei Golovinski, who plagiarised it from a synthesis between Maurice Joly's book "Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu" (1864) and a chapter from “Biarritz: Historisch-politischer Roman” (1868) by Sir John Retcliffe (Hermann Ottomar Friedrich Goedsche). 
- The third theory comes from an investigation in 1905 ordered by Pyotr Stolypin (Russian Chairman of the Council of Ministers), which sustains that the protocols were circulating around anti-Semitic groups in France around 1897–1898, and that Matvei Golovinski simply translated them into Russian before publishing them. 
- And the fourth theory affirms that the Protocols entered Russia by the hand of Justine Glinka; the daughter of a Russian General and diplomat. While in Paris, it is believed that she was sold a copy of the Protocols by a Jew called Joseph Schorst, that she took with her to Russia; eventualy founding its way into the hands of Sergei Nilus, who published it.  
Its content is also controversial. Consisting of 24 protocols, and even though it is also not the object of this chapter to examine the possible resemblances between those protocols and events in the western world over the last 100 years -as this would be an entirely subjective personal opinion- the protocols can be summarised as:
- Seduce and demoralize the youth with false doctrines.
- Destroy the family life.
- Dominate humanity by Preying upon their lower instincts and vices.
- Debase and vulgarize Art, and introduce filth in Literature.
- Destroy respect for religions; undermine the reputation of the clergy through scandalous stories and back up the so called "Higher Criticism" so that the old fundamental faith is shattered and quarrels and controversies become permanent in the churches.
- Introduce the habit for luxuries, crazy fashions and spendthrift ideas so that the ality for enjoying clean and plain pleasures is lost.
- Divert the attention of the people by public amusements, sports, games, prize contests, etc., so that there is no time for thinking.
- Confuse and bewilder the minds of the people by false theories and shatter the nerves and health by continuously introducing new poisons.
- Instigate class hatred and class war among the different classes of people.
- Dispossess the old Aristocracy, which still keeps up high traditions by excessive taxes and replace it with the "Knights of the Golden Calf."
- Poison the relations between the employees and employers through strikes and lockouts so as to ruin the possibility of productive co-operation.
- Demoralize by all means the higher classes of society and by adverse publicity raise the hate of the people toward them.
- Use industry to ruin agriculture and then in its turn destroy industry by wild speculation.
- Spread all possible utopian theories so as to bring the people into a labyrinth of impractical ideas.
- 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 the price of the first necessities of life.
- Cause diplomatic friction and misunderstanding between States which will increase international suspicions and hate thereby greatly augmenting armaments.
- Introduce in all states, general suffrage so that the destiny of nations depend upon ignorant people.
- Overthrow all monarchies and substitute republics for them; in so far as possible fill important state offices with persons who are involved in some unlawful affair and who will, from fear of being exposed, remain our obedient servants.
- Gradually amend all constitutions so as to prepare the soil for absolute despotism and Bolshevism.
- Establish huge monopolies upon which even the great fortunes of the Gentiles will depend to such an extent that they will be swallowed up at the "hour" when the industrial crisis will start.
- Destroy all financial stability; increase economic depressions to the extent of bringing a general world bankruptcy; stop the wheels of industry; make bonds, stocks and paper money worthless; accumulate all the gold of the world in the hands of a certain few people thus withdrawing tremendous capital from circulation; at a given hour close all the exchanges, withdraw all credits and cause general panic.
- Prepare the death struggle of
the nations; wear out humanity through suffering, fear and shortage of
food - hunger creates slaves!!!
… Next Chapter: the curse of the Protocols
 Wikipedia: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pro...Elders_of_Zion)
 W. Creutz, “New light on the protocols”, Sons of Liberty, Louisiana.
 Herman Bernstein, "The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion", Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1921.
 Boris Fyodorov, “P. Stolypin's attempt to resolve the Jewish question”
 James Webb, “The Occult Establishment”, p. 217, Open Court Publishing Company, LaSalle, Illinois, 1976.
 Leslie Fry, "Waters Flowing Eastwards", R.I.S.S., Paris, 1931.