The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
"The Zionist World-Conspiracy Theory" is a menace to the world which has caused more harm than those accused of this conspiracy. It all began
in the 19th Century with "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion" a document pretending to be written by Jews and Freemasons as a roadmap to
world domination. Nevermind that the document was plagiarized from an older book called "The Dialogue in Hell" in which Napoleon was the grand
conspirator. This book in turn was based on an even older book
called "The Mysteries of the People" which had the Jesuits as the grand conspirators. Whatever the case may be, The Russian Secret Police, who have
been proven to be the originators of the "Protocols" simply replaced Napoleon or Jesuits with "Jews and Masons" making it look as if they had
written it. This is an act of Black Propaganda.
Black propaganda is false information and material that purports to be from a source on one side of a conflict, but is actually from the opposing
side. It is typically used to vilify, embarrass or misrepresent the enemy.
But who cares, right? Jews had been scapegoats since centuries so many welcomed the Hoax with open arms. Many are quite unaware of the fact that
Nazi Germany based its genocide on the "Jewish World Conspiracy Theory"
which again was based on the fraudulent protocols and derivations
thereof...such as Henry Fords underground bestseller "The International Jew - The Worlds Foremost Problem".
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is still used as a tool to spread hatred today. The document is officially endorsed and distributed by the
, the President of Iran and offered as fact in many other islamic countries. In some its even taught in schools.
many Arab governments funded new printings of the Protocols, and taught them in their schools as historical fact. They have been accepted as such
by many Islamist organizations, such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Fact of the matter is that the Protocols are the original seed of anti-american and anti-jewish sentiment in the muslim world.
extent to which disinformation can cause decades of strife and suffering for both sides of a conflict.
"ZOG-Theory" on ATS
The main reason I am doing this write-up is because too many otherwise valid conspiracy-theories are colored by this small piece of disinformation.
Type in the word "Zionist" into ATS-Search and you can find hundreds upon hundreds of posts implying the reality of the "Zionist Conspiracy" or
ZOG (Zionist Occupied Government). What is meant by this stuff is not
a simple movement to occupy land in Israel but the paranoid idea of Jews
governing the entire world. At least 25% of ALL Conspiracy-Theories on the www are colored by this and ultimately lead to idiot-paranoia such as this:
"Harry Potter: A Zionist
I've been considering posting this since over a year but have hesitated because of the verbal abuse, threats and libel I've experienced for even
hinting at this stuff.
Some of the most common defenses of ZOG-Theorists are:
"Im not criticizing Jews, only Zionists"
Nevermind that each and every one of the people on his hate-list just happen to be Jews.
"Just because Im criticizing Israel does not mean Im an anti-semite. Stop pulling the anti-semite card!"
It is correct that criticizing Israel does not make one an anti-semite. What a coincidence though that around 30% of these Israel critics also happen
to be Holocaust-Deniers and proponents of the "Jewish Bankers Conspiracy"
"I´m not a Jew-Hater, I`m just asking if 6 Million really died in WW2".
6 Million may or may not have died. Who cares if it was 2 Million more or less? The people who talk like this usually begin soft with the "6 Million
question" and then gradually descend to the level of hate-rants. You can observe this all over ATS. I recall an example of one poster asking the
question in an air of sincerity ("Im no anti-semite, just asking questions") and then suddenly straying way off-topic into "Jews make snuff films"
and similar nonsense.
"Yes, but look at how many Jews are Hollywood Executives"
"Yes, but look how many Jews are powerful Bankers"
"Yes, but look how many Jews won the Nobel Prize compared to the rest of the World".
So since when is being a being successful at something proof of an evil plot? Its with statements like these that we touch the gist of jew-hatred:
Maybe this is why so many loosers embrace this specific brand of hatred. "Poor me. I need a scapegoat for my miserable life. Who could
it be? It must be the Jews".
"But look what they are doing in Israel"
And because they own the world and exercise unlimited power they only got a little piece of desert land which does not even have oil as a resource,
right? While Im certainly not endorsing Israels path, and Im certainly not saying "all Jews or Israelis are good", keep in mind how paranoid they
must have become by now - because
of the hate directed at them.
"If they say they are the chosen race, its no wonder they are hated by the world".
While there is some validity to this claim its surely no coincidence that they are hated the most by other groups who claim to be "chosen/
. I dont believe any specific group or race is "chosen". And you wont hear such claims from most modern-day Israelis or American-Jews
"Our opinions are suppressed. Anything anti-jewish is immediately censored"
Then why is it all over the internet (including this website)?
In summary we can see how disinformation, even in the guise of "conspiracy-theory" can cause much harm. Just like the Catholic Inquisition spread
disinformation on innocent herbalists being "witches", causing mass-hatred and burnings, the "evil jews" myth has caused mass-hatred and genocide.
And if we are not careful then the mass-hatred of "evil terrorist muslims" will cause several wars justified by nothing other than generalization
and false beliefs.
are the root of much suffering. There is no such thing as THE Jews or THE Muslims or THE Christians or THE ___________ (fill in
the blank). Instead there are people on every part of the Spectrum...no matter which race, religion or group we are referring to.
I understand Im in the minority in thinking that the Zionist-Conspiracy is a piece of disinfo, deflection and black propaganda. But prove me wrong. If
you look carefully and honestly you wont find a shred of evidence for the "Protocols" having originated with Jews.
[edit on 12-3-2009 by Skyfloating]
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.