David Icke believes that theProtocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is an accurate transcription of the minutes of a meeting that took place between a clique of elite, Jewish power brokers hellbent on controlling the whole world over a hundred years ago. David Icke actually refers to The Protocols as The Protocols of The Illuminati, but he’s referring to the same book.
The infamous Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is a fictional piece of anti-semitic propoganda. The Protocols were first published in Russia in 1903 in a newspaper called Znamya. The Protocols are an early example of early conspiracy theory literature detailing how an elite of Jewish leaders were secretly plotting to take over the world.
The Protocols were written by two Russian Journalists: Matvei Golovinski and Manasevich-Manuilov at the behest of Pyotr Rachkovsky, Chief of Russian secret police in Paris. They were written in collaboration with Charles Joly who was the son of Maurice Joly who wrote a book called The Dialogues In Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesqueiu. This book was written as a protest at the regime of Napoleon III who subsequently had Joly imprisoned when the book was published.
Although The Dialogues in Hell make no mention of Jews or a Jewish plot, the basic structure of The Dialogues and The Protocols is almost identical. This is NOT a coincidence. The Dialogues were published BEFORE The Protocols in 1864 pre-dating The Protocols by nearly forty years.
The Protocols of Zion are extremely controversial because they were used as propoganda for justifying not only the Russian Pogroms, but also The Holocaust in which some six million Jewish people were systematically exterminated by the Nazis.
David Icke has insisted The Protocols are not fictional. He’s not the only one… Hitler believed them to be true as did Henry Ford who provided Adolf Hitler with much financial and manufacturing support. Many other far right and anti-semitic group have also claimed that The Protocols of Zion are genuine and today over one hundred years later, this poisonous propoganda is still finding an audience and influencing people’s thinking.