...Masonic strategists first asserted that "our states, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory sentences of death, necessary to maintain the terror which tends to produce blind submission.
"...in the hands of the states of today there is a great force that creates the movement of thought in the people and this is the press. The part played by the press is to keep pointing out requirements supposed to be indispensable, to give voice to the complaints of the people and to express and to create discontent. It is in the press that the triumph of freedom of speech finds its incarnation. But the manipulated states have not known how to make use of this force; and it had fallen into our hands. Through the press we have gained the power to influence while remaining ourselves in the shade; thanks to the press we have got the gold in our hands, notwithstanding that we have had to gather it out of oceans of blood and tears.
"Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means of cleverly manipulated theory and verbiage, by regulations of life in common, and all sorts of other quirks, in which the manipulated understands nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our administrative brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals, any more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization in the shade. However, it is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord., whether the head of Catholicism or our despot of the blood of Sion.
"For a time perhaps we might be successfully dealt with by a coalition of the manipulated of all the world: but from this danger we are secured by the discord existing among them whose roots are so deeply seated that they can never now be plucked up.
"The principle object of our directorate consists in this: to debilitate the public mind by criticism: to lead it away from serious reflections calculated to arouse resistance; to distract the forces of the mind towards a sham fight of empty eloquence... Our orators will speak so much that they will exhaust the patience of their hearers and produce an abhorrence of oratory.
"In order to put public opinion into our hands, we must bring it into a state of bewilderment by giving expression from all sides to so many contradictory opinions and for such a length of time as will suffice to make the manipulated lose their heads in the labyrinth and come to see that the best thing is to have no opinion of any kind in matters political...
"We must compel the government of the manipulated to take action in the direction favoured by our widely conceived plan, already approaching the desired consummation, by what we shall represent as public opinion, secretly prompted by us through the means of the so-called "great Power" - the Press, which, with a few exceptions that may be disregarded, is already entirely in our hands... "In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the manipulated... in check, we shall show our strength to one of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of America, or China, or Japan...
"...By such measures we shall obtain the power of destroying little by little, step by step... the constitutions of states to prepare for the transition to an imperceptible abolition of every kind of constitutions, and than the time is come to turn every form of government into our despotism (the New World Order).
"The recognition of our despot may also come before the destruction of the constitution; the moment for this recognition will come when the peoples, utterly wearied by the irregularities and incompetence - a matter which we shall arrange for - of their rulers, will clamor: "Away with them and give us one king over all the earth who will unite us and annihilate the causes of discords - frontiers, nationalities, religions, State debts - who will give us peace and quiet, which we cannot find under our rulers and representatives.
"But you yourselves perfectly well know that to produce the possibility of the expression of such wishes by all the nations, it is indispensable to trouble, in all countries, the people's relations with their governments so as to utterly exhaust humanity with dissension, hatred, struggle, envy, and even by the use of torture, by starvation, by the inoculation of diseases, by want, so that the manipulated sees no issue that to take refuge in our complete sovereignty in money and in all else.
"What is the part played by the press today? It serves to excite and inflame those passions which are needed for our purpose, or else it serves selfish ends of other parties. It is often vapid, unjust, mendacious 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 (book publishers), 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 lay 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 attempts to attack us, if such still be possible, we shall inflict fines without mercy... 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 predetermined to alter.
"Not a single announcement will reach the public without our control. Even now this is already attained by us inasmuch as 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,...
"Literature and journalism are two of the most important educative forces and therefore 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. This, however, must in no ways be suspected by the public.
"For which reason all journals published by us will be of the most opposite, in appearance, tendencies, and opinions, thereby creating confidence in us and bringing over to us our quite unsuspicious opponents, who will thus fall into our trap and be rendered harmless.
"In the front rank will stand organization of an official character. (Such as the American Medical and Dental Associations, the World Health Organization, the National Press Club, etc.) They will always stand guard over our interests, and therefore their influence will be comparatively insignificant.
"By discussing and controverting, but always superficially, without touching the essence of the matter, our organization will carry on a sham fight with the official newspapers operating solely for the purpose of giving occasion for us to express ourselves more fully... (superficially, self generated attacks upon us will also serve another purpose, namely, that our subjects will be convinced of the existence of full freedom of speech and so give our agents an occasion to affirm that all organizations which oppose us are empty babblers, since they are incapable of finding any substantial objections to our orders.
"Methods of organization like these, imperceptible to the public eye, but absolutely sure, are best calculated to succeed in bringing the attention and the confidence to the public to the side of our government. Thanks to such methods, we shall be in a position from time to time may be required, to excite or to tranquilize the public mind on political questions, to persuade or to confuse, printing now truth, now lies, facts or their contradictions, accordingly 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 organizations 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."
These excerpts were taken from "THE PROTOCOLS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION"