(Excerpts from the little book)*
"What has restrained the beasts of prey who are called men? What is it that has guided them so far? In ancient societies they were kept in line by brutal and blind force; after that, it was law. Law is the very same force, only disguised.
"...There was a time when faith ruled, but in our day, the power which has replaced the liberal rulers is the power of money.
"It makes no difference whether a government is exhausted by its own convulsions, or if its internal discord and strife allows its enemies to take it over - the result is the same. It is irretrievably lost: it is then in our power. The iron-fisted rule of money, which is entirely in our hands, holds out a straw to the government that it must, eventually, reach out and accept - for if it does not, it goes to the bottom.
"...There is nothing in common between politics and morality. Any ruler governed by morality will be unstable on his throne because he cannot be a skilled politician. Anyone wanting to rule over men must have three things. He must have cunning. He must also have ourselves, who are in the shade-that is, mostly invisible, thanks to the news media under our control. And, thirdly, he must utilize fantasy or make-believe. Great national qualities, like frankness and honesty, are destructive qualities in politics. They topple rulers from their thrones more effectively and more certainly than the most powerful enemy. Those qualities must be the attributes of kingdoms of the nations, but we must, under no circumstances, be guided by them.
"Our right to do what we desire lies in force. The word 'right' is an abstract illusion and cannot be proven by anything. The word means no more than: when you give me what I demand, it proves that I am stronger than you.
"...Whenever there is a government that has poorly organized authority, and that has lost the personal nature of its laws and rulers because of liberalism's flood of so-called 'rights', I find that there is a new right. That is, it is our right to attack merely because we are the stronger. Also included in that right is to scatter to the winds, all existing forces of order and regulation; to reconstruct all institutions. We, then, also become the sovereign lord of those who gave up their rights of power, voluntarily, in their liberalism.
"In the present chaos caused by the tottering condition of all forms of power, our own power will be more invisible than any other. This is because it will remain invisible until it has gained so much strength that no cunning can possibly undermine it.
"...The citizens of nations are stupefied with alcohol and drugs; their youth have grown stupid on classic literature and novels, and from immorality learned at early ages. That immorality was taught to them by our special agents - teachers, mindless servants, governesses in the houses of the wealthy, by ecclesiastics and others; also by our women in the places of dissipation commonly used by the citizenry. I include in the last category, the so-called 'society ladies,' who are voluntary followers of the others in corruption and luxury. (See Note 1)
"The signature of our power is - force and make-believe. Only force conquers in political affairs, especially if it is concealed under the cloak of statesmanship. When governments do not want to lay down their crowns at the feet of the new power, we must respond with violence, cunning and make-believe. These evils are the only means by which to attain the end, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they will help towards attaining our goals. In politics it is necessary to know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if that will win for us submission and sovereignty.
"Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory means. That is, by the sentences of death that are necessary to maintain the terror which leads to blind submission. Merciless justice and severity [as with the Branch Davidians] is the greatest strength in the State: not only for the sake of profit but also in the name of duty. For the sake of victory, we must keep to the program of violence and make-believe. In the name of squaring accounts or making things 'right', it is necessary to use severity and harshness that have the appearance of justice [as in Desert Storm]. It is by this means that we shall bring all governments into subjection to our supergovernment [the United Nations]. When they know that we are merciless in exacting our form of justice, all disobedience will cease.
"Far back in ancient times we were the first to proclaim to the masses of the people the words 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity'. Those words have been repeated many times since by stupid human parrots everywhere, who greedily take the bait. When they did that, they also eliminated the well-being of the world - that is, the true freedom of the individual which had, until then, been protected from the mindless mob. The would-be wise men of the nations, the so-called intellectuals, could not make anything out of those words in their abstractness. They did not note the contradiction of their meaning and how they related to each other. They did not see that in nature, there is no equality, and there cannot be freedom. They do not see that Nature herself has established inequality of minds, of characters, and capabilities. She has done this just as unchangeably as she has made everything else adhere to her laws. "...In all corners of the earth the words 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity,' brought into our ranks whole legions who bore our banners with enthusiasm - all thanks to our blind agents. And all the time these words were cankerworms at work boring into the well-being of the nations, putting an end everywhere to peace, quiet, solidarity and destroying all the foundations of the nation States. As you will see later, this helped us triumph; it made it possible for us to get our hands on the real master card. ...On the ruins we have made of the natural and family line of ruling powers of the nations, we have set up the educated class to rule by the kingdom of money. To qualify to rule in this kingdom requires wealth, which we control, and knowledge which comes from the power of our learned elders.
"...That abstract illusion called freedom that we have used to infect the minds of the mob in all countries, we have used to convince them that they are the ones that choose their government. It has also enabled us to make the mindless mob think that they are the true owners of their country, and that their government is only their elected servant and can be replaced like a worn-out glove whenever they desire.
"It is precisely the idea that they think they can replace their representatives when they don't like what they are doing that has put them under our control. This has given into our hands the power to set up and replace so-called elected representatives, by our appointment.
"It is exceedingly important for our purposes that whenever there are wars they should not result in one side or the other gaining territory. By doing this, war will become an economic tool that will cause the nations to whom we give assistance, to recognize our strength and dominance. This will result in putting the sides of the conflict at the mercy of our international organizations which possess millions of eyes, ever on the watch, and are under no one else's control or limitations, whatever. Our international right to govern will then wipe out the individual nations' rights. We will rule the nations in exactly the same way the nations rule their subjects-by an international form of civil law.
"We shall choose those to run the governments from among the public. The main qualification for these positions will be their willingness for unquestioning, servile obedience. They will not be persons trained in the art of government and will, therefore, easily become pawns in the hands of the men of learning and genius who will be their advisers. Those advisers will be specialists, bred and reared from early childhood to rule the affairs of the whole world. As you well know, these specialists of ours, in order to make them fit to rule, have been receiving all the information they need from our political plans. In addition, they learn from history and from closely observing current events. The nations are not guided by the practical use of unprejudiced historical observation as they should be but, rather, by a routine derived from a theory. They do this without any forethought or regard for the consequence or results. Because of this we need not even consider them at all. Let them amuse themselves until it is too late, or go on looking for some new form of enterprising self-indulgence, or just live in the past on the memories of all they have accomplished and enjoyed. They will do this because we have persuaded them to accept their role. We have done this by convincing them that science or theory is the principle value system to which they should adhere. It is for this purpose that we continually use our control of the news media to arouse blind confidence in these theories. The intellectuals of the nations will puff themselves up with their knowledge. They will do this without any logical verification of those theories we present to them as fact. They will then put into effect all the so-called scientific information available that our agents have cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in the direction we want. [An example of this is the theory of evolution].
"...In the hands of the national governments today, the greatest force for moving the minds and thoughts of the people is the news media. The primary purposes of the news media are: to keep pointing out things that we want the people to believe are indispensable; to give voice to the complaints of the people; and to express and create discontent. It is in the news media that the illusionary triumph of freedom of speech begins to look as if it is real. But the nations have not known how to make use of this potent force, and it has fallen into our hands. Through the news media we have gained the power to influence and control the minds of the people, while remaining hidden. (See Note 2)
"Today I may tell you that we are only a few steps away from achieving our goal. There remains a small space to cross and the whole, long path we have trodden is now ready to close its cycle of the Symbolic Snake-that symbol that represents our people. When this ring closes, all the nation states...will be locked into its coil as in a powerful vice.
"The constitutional scales of balance in these days will shortly break down, for we have created them with a certain lack of accurate balance. This is causing them to oscillate continually until they wear through the pivot on which they turn. The nations are under the delusion that they have welded them strongly enough and they believe that the scales will eventually come into equilibrium.
"...In order to cause those who want power to misuse that power, we have set all forces in opposition to one another. This is breaking up their liberal tendencies towards independence. To accomplish this we have stirred up every form of individual ambition, we have armed all parties and we have set up official authority to be a target for all that ambition. We have made gladiatorial arenas out of the nations. In those arenas we have introduced a host of confused issues over which they may contend. Just a little more, and bankruptcy and disorder will be universal.
"All people are chained down to heavy toil by poverty [and debt] more firmly than they were ever chained by slavery and serfdom. A few, by some way or another, might free themselves, but we can handle them. However, they will never be free from desiring material possessions. We have included in the constitution certain rights that seem to the masses as fictitious and not real rights. All these so-called 'people's rights' can never really exist except in the thin vapor of an idea. An idea which can never be realized in practical life. What does a common laborer care who is bowed down under his heavy toil, crushed by his lot in life, if talkers get the right to babble and journalists get the right to scribble any nonsense right beside really genuine issues? Once the common man can gain nothing from the constitution except a few pitiful crumbs which we fling to him from our table in order to get him to vote for what we dictate-for men we place in power-he is our servant. To a poor man, the rights that he supposedly gained from political conservatism are no more than a bitter irony because he finds nothing but the necessity of toiling all day which never gives him the opportunity to exercise those rights. On the other hand, they actually rob him of all guarantee of a secure and regular income by making him dependent on labor strikes by his co-workers, or lockouts by his employer.
"...We now appear on the scene as apparent saviors of the common worker, saving him from this oppression by enrolling him in the ranks of our various forces fighting for imaginary civil liberties. The upper class, which enjoyed by law the labor of the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well fed, healthy and strong. We are interested in just the opposite-in the diminishment, the killing out of the nations. Our power is in the chronic...physical and mental weakness of the worker. What that results in is his being made the slave of our will, and he will not find in the authorities of his own society either the strength or energy to oppose us. Hunger, in whatever form it comes, causes money to rule over the worker more certainly than any aristocracy or the legal right of government.
"By creating poverty, whether imaginary or real, we, in turn, create an envy and hatred between those who have and those who have not. With that hatred and envy we shall control the mobs and use their hands to wipe out all those who hinder us in achieving our goals.
"When the hour strikes for our sovereign lord of all the world to be crowned, it is these same hands of the mob which will sweep away everything that might be a hindrance for him.
"...Because of the present state of public information that we have directed and developed, the people cherish a blind hatred towards all conditions which they consider above themselves, because they have no understanding of the meaning of class and condition. We have brought about this state of affairs by causing the people to blindly and ignorantly believe whatever the news media tells them.
"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. With all the secret, underground methods available to us, and with the aid of money which is all in our control, we shall create a universal world crisis whereby we shall send mobs of workers into the streets, simultaneously in all countries. ...These mobs will rush with delight to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their ignorance, they have envied from childhood, and then will be able to loot their property. They will not be able to touch our property and families because we will know the moment the attacks will come and take appropriate measures.(See Note 3)
"...Because the common people see that all sorts of concessions and indulgences have been given to them in the name of freedom and equality, they come to imagine themselves to be sovereign lords and storm their way to power. But, naturally, like every other blind man who has come upon a host of stumbling blocks, they rush to find a guide. They have never had the sense to return to the former condition and have laid down their rightful power at our feet. Remember the French Revolution and how it was we who gave it the name of 'Great'-the secrets of its preparations are well known to us, for it was completely the work of our hands.
"Ever since that time we have been leading the peoples from one disenchantment to another. This has been done so that in the end they should turn even from us, in favor of that King whom we are preparing for the world.
"At the present day we are, as an international force, invincible. This is so because, if attacked by some nation, we are supported by others. It is the common, low nature of the nations to crawl on their bellies to force while, at the same time, being merciless towards weakness and faults and indulgent to crimes. They are unwilling to bear the contradictions of a free social system but are patient to the point of martyrdom when a bold dictator inflicts violence upon them. It is these qualities which are helping us on to independent power. The peoples of the nations will bear patiently under the abuses of a charismatic dictator things which they would have cut the heads of kings for doing.
"...It is explained by the fact that a cunning dictator, through his agents, will whisper to the peoples that these abuses inflicted upon them are actually inflicting injury upon the nations for the very highest good-that is-to secure the welfare of the peoples, the international brotherhood of them all, and their unity and equality of rights. Naturally, they do not tell the peoples that this unification must be accomplished only under our sovereign rule.
"And thus the people condemn the upright and acquit the guilty, and are persuaded ever more and more that they can do whatsoever they wish. Thanks to this state of things, the people are destroying every kind of stability and creating disorders at every step.
1. It now may be noted that this order of things has worked quite effectively. In the days when this little book was written this corruption was spread by personal contact. These days it is expanded to include the movie and television industry which is rife with immorality and violence. All of this is inculcated to lead minds in that direction with the added effect of make-believe. Fantasy and unreal drama has well-nigh ended reasonable, clear thinking. (return)
2. It may seem strange that a power can boast of so much control over men and leaders, but one need only to consider the difficulty that surrounds getting on the national ballot. Two major parties can manage to present their candidates before the public but even their image and message is formed by the news media which makes them whatever the dictators of the media decide. People are then left to vote for one of the two presented before them and either one of those chosen will do the will of the true power which remains hidden. The people then believe they have had the chance to elect a leader. The so-called freedom boasted of in this society is only freedom to do whatever the secret forces dictate. Men still remain locked into the slavery of debt and legal controls that make their "freedom" seem like mockery. (return)
3. When men are in control of the wealth of the nation, they need not fear for their own riches. In October of 1987, the stock marked took a serious plunge. Many lost their entire retirement and savings. Yet, those in high places who know how to control financial markets were left untouched. The markets can be manipulated to bankrupt the little man while enriching the super rich. The speculative markets are only speculative for the unsuspecting. The final crash soon to come will be well planned and leave everyone destitute except those behind the scenes.(return)