CAUSATION AS CORRELATION
By Yancy Ames
Dr. Harrell Rhome's "The Eagle Newsletter",
POB 6303, Corpus Christi, TX 78466, July-Aug. 2004]
The mysterious Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Allegedly a forgery of the Czarist secret police based on the "dialogues" of Maurice Joly published in France in the 1860s, they continue to fascinate based on their uncanny resemblance to the subsequent unfolding of the modern world. The claim of "forgery" fails on many grounds, not the least of which is the internal nature of the document itself. As the pro-Nazi Jew, Arthur Trebitsch, once put it, "an anti-semitic mind, no matter how far it may have been driven by anti-semitic rancor, could never have devised these swindles and underhanded expedients as a whole". Forgery is a difficult business. A forger of a painting, say a Rembrandt, must not merely have the technical ability to do the job, to copy to perfection, to age the paints and the canvas past the point of detection of all but the most sophisticated of modern forensic techniques, he must also have the ability to enter into the spirit of the artist he is copying, else his fraud shall be immediately detectable. In the case of the alleged Czarist "forgery" of the Protocols, in many passages, are identical, word for word, with passages in Joly's "dialogues". Surely any forger, even a Czarist one with grandiose ambitions, would hardly have been so careless as to simply copy passages verbatim from a still available book of only forty years previously. Nothing would be easier for the other side to track down and then pronounce "Aha!". Logic, then, supports the proposition that the Czarist authorities were not even aware of Joly's dialogues, much less culpable of copying from them. Otherwise they were remarkably optimistic as to what they could get away with. But the argument against "forgery" goes much deeper than this. The Protocols are the product of two things: (1) collective thinking and (2) a desire to tear down all that western civilization has created. They are the expression of a will at war with the outside world. This hostility is calculated with scientific precision. Every specific formulae of the Protocols is calculated to: (1) tear down and (2) bring the resulting chaos under ever increasing direction and control. These formulae bear the influence of many years, one might say centuries, of experience and calculation. They have obviously been honed through successes and failures, calculation and recalculation, with many minds' contribution to the fine tuning exactly as in the case of a certain declaration regarding a Jewish "national homeland" in Palestine which also went through many drafts and revisions, courtesy of many hands before being published in all its seeming innocuousness. Any forger, operating in the dark without awareness of his enemies' true design, would be extremely unlikely to accidentally concoct a plan which did not at all describe the world as it then existed but which did accurately foretell so much of what was to subsequently come to pass in the ensuing century. Rather, a forger operating in the dark and with nothing more than malevolence and ill will to guide him, would most likely come up with a blueprint bearing absolutely no resemblance to future events. Thus, if the Protocols are a "forgery" they are of a kind which violates all the considerations which normally govern these matters. There is a further argument against the "forgery" thesis, and that is the reaction of the Jews themselves. The reaction, from the moment of first appearance of the Protocols was one of pure hysteria. It resembled the same reaction which Jews display over the so-called "Holocaust Denial". The Protocols, although first published in Russia in 1905, attracted little public notice until the aftermath of the First World War when a Jewish-instigated communist revolution was raging in Russia. The Protocols then appeared to corroborate political upheavals which were then mesmerizing the world. So uncanny was the resemblance between the events in Russia and the formulae of the Protocols that American State Dept. in 1919 in its position paper "The Power and the Aims of International Jewry" compared the plans of the Protocols with the documented statements of the leaders of world Jewry and found marked synchronicities and similarities. What defeated the Protocols as a topic for public debate was the discovery by the Englishman, Mr. Philip Greaves, that passages in the Protocols were, word-for-word, identical with passages in Maurice Joly's Dialogues.
The debate on the Protocols has never entirely vanished in the succeeding decades. Given the uncanny resemblance between the document and the state of the world, the argument has persisted that the Protocols do represent a real design observable in accomplished effect. Moreover, so the argument goes, only the Jews as an internationally distributed people possessed of incalculable wealth, communications control and access to politicians would have the necessary resources to actually put the plan into operation. Only the Jews have a tradition which teaches them that they are predestined to rule the world and to make the "animals in human form", the goyim, bow down to them. Although the Protocols continue to circulate as an underground best seller, the Protocols have been somewhat superseded in recent decades by Holocaust Denial, an increasingly well supported argument that the alleged Nazi "gas chambers" are a hoax. The anti-semites not unreasonably believe that such a revolutionary thesis makes the Protocols a moot point. The adherents of the Protocols cannot directly prove their case. They cannot establish that any Jew wrote them or even that the Protocols are consistent with the real world in every respect. They can, however, establish the reality of Jewish power in such matters as the rise of Zionism or the pre-World War II Jewish stranglehold on Soviet Russia. They can then reason, inferentially, that such objective and probable facts regarding Jewish power and its capacity for cover up do not make [the] Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion inherently improbable. And there, the debate must rest. Such things as the Zionist attack upon and occupation of Iraq obviously shall be relied upon by devotees of the Protocols as further evidence for their case. The final truth about the Protocols shall probably never be known. Too little is known and the authors ("forgers") passed away long ago. But as a comparison point for the events of the modern world, they shall continue to be a fulcrum for all those who see causation in correlation.