There is but one schoolmaster whose teaching is always effectual, — Necessity. Evil flourishes till it destroys itself.
Henry Crabb Robinson:
Weishaupt would not have denied that he was brought up among the Jesuits, or that in his opposition to them he availed himself of the resources which he acquired through his connection with them. And he did form a secret Order at a time when, especially in the South of Germany, an open expression of free opinions would have endangered liberty, and perhaps life. That the end was good according to his first intention, and that there was at all times, perhaps, a mixture of goodness in his motives, may reasonably be conceded. Many eminent men (Baron Knigge was one of the ablest) attached themselves to the Order. It has always been said that Maximilian, the first king of Bavaria, was favorable to it; nor does the history of his reign contradict the report. The Church, the courtiers, and the aristocracy were, however, too powerful for the conspirators.
A philosophy of life which is inspired by an infernal spirit of intolerance can only be set aside by a doctrine that is advanced in an equally ardent spirit and fought for with as determined a will and which is itself a new idea, pure and absolutely true.
1The Church is the stronghold of intolerance. They still do not seem to have realized that intolerance is an inseparable part of a religion based on inflexible dogmatics. According to this dogmatics any other view is an error and must be fought against.
2They allege that recently also Buddhists have become militant. If so, it is not surprising. Against religions as aggressive as all forms of monotheism (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), which preach the “only truth” and force their views on others as soon as they get into power, they have no other choice but self-defence.
I could therefore easily imagine how this ‘educated’ world would receive me and I was wrong only in so far as I then believed men to be for the most part better than they proved to be in the cold light of reality.
That mistakes occurred cannot be denied, that I erred exquisitely, that I was simple enough to imagine human beings better, less self-serving, and more receptive for that which is good and great than they in fact are, and as I unfortunately have experienced them only too well in the course of this matter.
Protocols of Zion:
PROTOCOL No. 5
4. 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 all which the GOYIM understand 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 Zion! But to us, the Chosen People, it is very far from being a matter of indifference.
Hitler, Table Talk, December 1-2, 1941 (Trevor-Roper):
The catastrophe, for us, is that of being tied to a religion that rebels against all the joys of the senses. Apropos of that, the hypocrisy of the Protestants is worse than that of the Catholics. Protestantism has the warmth of the iceberg. The Catholic Church, that still has its thousand years of experience and has not lost contact with its Jewish origins, is obviously more adroit.
The Jews show consummate skill in manipulating public opinion and using it as an instrument in fighting for their own future. The great leaders of Jewry are confident that the day is near at hand when the command given in the Old Testament will be carried out and the Jews will devour the other nations of the earth.
There is no race gifted with so much tenacity, and such skill in organization. These qualities have given them an unprecedented hold over property and illimitable credit. As you advance in life, and get experience in affairs, the Jews will cross you everywhere. They have long been stealing into our secret diplomacy, which they have almost appropriated; in another quarter of a century they will claim their shares of open government.
The Jesuit lies for a purpose. He says anything whatever with a beaming face and knows that he is deceiving you. The Jesuit therefore is lying and knows it; he does not forget for a moment that he is lying.
Therefore, the Jewish intellect will never be constructive, but always destructive. At best, it may serve as a stimulus in rare cases, but only in the limited meaning of the poet’s [Goethe’s] lines, “The Power which always wills the bad, and always works the good” (Die stets Böse will und stets das Gute schafft.).
Hitler, April 13, 1923:
Could the Freemasons perhaps stop the war? – this most noble of philanthropic institutions who foretold the good fortune of the people louder than anyone and who at the same time was the principal leader in promoting the war. Who, after all, are the Freemasons? You have to distinguish two grades. To the lower grade in Germany belong the ordinary citizens who through the claptrap which is served up to them can feel themselves to be ‘somebody’s,’ but the responsible authorities are those many-sided folk who can stand any climate, those 300 Rathenaus who all know each other, who guide the history of the world over the heads of Kings and Presidents, those who will undertake any office without scruples, who know how brutally to enslave all peoples – once more the Jews!
1The Jesuit Order is a perfect organization. When assessing most secret orders one must distinguish between the ones controlling them and the great mass of deceived members. Egoistic or idealistic ideals are proclaimed according to individual dispositions, so that everyone is able to choose his ideal as a basic motive and his own justification for joining. But only the inner circle knows what the final aim of the order is. The inner circle has nothing to do with the degrees. There are initiates of the highest degree who know as little of the aim as those of the lowest degree. Those ignorant people are the witnesses who by their uprightness make up the necessary external façade.
1There are two international so-called social orders the leaders of which are conscious agents of the black lodge. That does not at all imply that all the members of such an order know its real purpose. There is an inner secret circle, however. Entrance into this is only for those who after careful testing have been found “reliable”. This élite of unscrupulous people learn about the “left-hand path” and become the conscious agents of the black lodge.
2Outwardly the order flaunts noble causes, such as charity of various kinds, leaving the mass of the brothers in the dark about the inner circle abusing their loyalty for its own purpose. These deceived, honourable people also make up the façade that dupes public opinion.
Furthermore, only a very small percentage of such people join a new movement with the intention of serving its end unselfishly and helping in the spread of its principles. In most cases they come because they think that, under the ægis of the new movement, it will be possible for them to promulgate their old ideas to the misfortune of their new listeners. Anyhow, nobody ever seems able to describe what exactly these ideas are.
2Perfect as well are the psychological methods applied by the Jesuit Order. The obligation to obey is fundamental. Only in extremely rare cases does a Jesuit succeed in liberating himself from the complexes inoculated into him. When he has undergone the treatment, he is the perfect robot, a flexible tool in the hands of those in control. For those who have been able to benefit the Order by their work at the outer organization, scientific research, literary activity, etc., it stops at that. They are left free to shed outer lustre to the Order through ideal work. They can testify to the noble motives that carry weight in the Order. For those of a fanatical turn of mind there is a rich field. With the confessor’s understanding of how to guide souls they have to make their confessants what they can become and can achieve for the strengthening of the power of the Church. The tasks of the Order are of many kinds. Each member is given an individual treatment and is made to what he is best suited. In the majority of people there is a tendency to the desire for power. The robotized man can be easily “corrupted” and so be totally blinded by his desire for power being satisfied. To these men, one or other cynical principle can be revealed by which they can, their good conscience being preserved, if they still have scruples, deceive themselves.
There is still dispute concerning what influences have been most fundamental in the inward and outward shaping of the Basque Loyola. To be true, the pious voices of Maria Laach are of opinion that the supernatural origin of the little book of exercises cannot be doubted by any rational person, but this childish attempt, as well as other fresh products which are attributed to divine dictate are somewhat embarrassing even to the priesthood. It is evident that the writings of Pater Garcia de Cisnero of Manresa, in the form of the Benedictine and Franciscan rules, exercised great influence upon Ignatius, but also the principles of the Moorish religious and political societies which extended over north Africa as far as Spain, must have been known to him since an astonishing resemblance exists between the Musulman order and the principles of the Society of Jesus.
The Musulman texts teach:
You shall be under the hands of your sheikh like a corpse in the hands of the watchman of the dead. Obey your sheikh in everything that he orders, for it is god himself who commands through his voice.
Livre de ses appuis de Scheich
Si Snouissi, Les Origines de la Compagnie
de Jesus, Paris, 1898;
compare also Charabounel: L’Origine Musulmane de Jesuites.)
Ignatius in his famous letter demands the same kind of obedience: blind obedience, corpselike obedience. The lucidity of blind obedience would vanish in the event of one’s posing the question as to good and evil in the face of a command. If it is necessary to fulfil an order by the superior, then:
Whatever it might be, a blind urge to obey will draw us with it, without leaving the slightest room for reflection. It was on March 26, 1553, when the demand for corpselike obedience was flung as an open challenge into Germanic western spiritual life.
Lay aside, beloved brother, as much as possible your will, and hand over and
sacrifice your freedom …..
You must obey with a certain blind urge, allow yourself to drift devoid of will
without any kind of investigation, to do whatever your superior says …..
In the Constitutions we read:
Each shall be convinced that whoever lives in obedience shall allow himself to
be led by the superior, as if he be a corpse, allowing himself to be carried and
laid down here and there in every manner; or as if he be the stick of an old man which serves him who holds it where and ever he will …..
In his Rules, which Loyola added to the Exercises, he again demanded:
Complete removal of personal judgement,
When something appears white to our eyes which the church has defined as
black, then this is likewise to be declared as black. Subjection is demanded, completely irrespective of whether the servant holds something to be sinful or dishonourable; even the restriction, however threadbare, made earlier is lacking here, that one needs only to disobey when an open sin is demanded.
(A Memorial of the Jesuit college at Munich elaborates the 5th and 6th rules
He obeys blindly, who like a corpse or the stick of an old man, having no feeling and no judgement, so obeys as if he had chained his own judgement, and to a certain degree completely eliminated this (TOTVM ECLIPSATVM), so that he no longer has a judgement of his own, and is unable to see, but has made the judgement by another completely not his own, namely that of his superior, and in fact so completely and so perfectly that whatever his superior judges and feels, he himself judges and feels exactly the same, and that this judgement by his superior be his own unfalsified and natural judgement. This is the power of true self denial and of truly making oneself blind (EXCAECATIO), to be impelled no longer by personal, but by another’s stimulus.
Reusch, Archival contributions:
Magazine for church history, 1895, XV, 263.)
[The National Socialists explicitly rejected Jesuitism. According to Rosenberg, it was a Jesuit prayer book which prompted Hitler to make his anti-Christian views clear.
Rosenberg, Diaries, September 11, 1940:
The Führer recently received a Jesuit prayer book.
Therein were mentioned prayers with whom one could receive great absolution: u.a. also a prayer for England.
The Führer has now firmly resolved to carry out his old intention and to put down his view of Christianity in his Testament, so that no doubt about his position could arise. As head of state he had naturally held himself back-but anyhow: after the war clear consequences will be drawn.
Neulich erhielt der Führer ein Jesuiten-Gebetbuch. Darin wurden Gebete genannt, mit denen man grosse Absolutionen erhalten könne: u.a. auch ein Gebet für England. Der Führer hat nunmehr sich fest entschlossen, seine alte Absicht auszuführen und in seinem Testament seine Anschauung über das Christentum niederzulegen, damit kein Zweifel über seine Haltung aufkommen könne. Als Staatschef habe er sich naturgemäss zurückgehalten – aber immerhin: nach dem Kriege werden deutliche Konsequenzen gezogen werden.
Moreover, is it not excessively strange that God should deny to the human beings whom he had fashioned the power to distinguish between good and evil? What could be more foolish than a being unable to distinguish good from bad? For it is evident that he would not avoid the latter, I mean things evil, nor would he strive after the former, I mean things good. And, in short, God refused to let man taste of wisdom, than which there could be nothing of more value for man. For that the power to distinguish between good and less good is the property of wisdom is evident surely even to the witless; so that the serpent was a benefactor rather than a destroyer of the human race.
3For the prevention of misunderstandings it should be pointed out that religious orders or orders that are more of a social nature should not be confused with esoteric knowledge orders. The adepts of the latter only make a promise of never divulging anything about their order or the secret knowledge they have been given, of never abusing knowledge or power, of never taking any interest in the “affairs of others” (thus curiosity of any kind is banned), of never harming anyone, but of helping where they can. Obligation to obey is precluded. Everyone is responsible himself for everything. All work in the service of the order is voluntary, all tasks or duties are determined as voluntary, self-assumed, and on the individuals’ own initiatives.
4The Jesuit Order is to be rehabilitated. The beginning has been made. They have found that Loyola, in his “instruction to those who are to be sent in missions”, admonished them “not to consent to the least sin, even if thereby you could effect the apostolic conquest of the whole world”.
The doctor of literature who reviewed the book about Loyola in question finds it strange that “this very clear information could have been conceived and interpreted as meaning that the ends justify the means”.
Should we blame the doctorate in literature or “modern logic” for such an incredible naiveness? As if not everything could be satanized and also has been throughout history. There was never something wrong with the “façade”. The practice, however, was something quite different, which the partisans of the doctrine showed when they had secured power.
[To avoid confusion, it should be expressly made clear that Laurency is not, at any point or time, advocating a rehabilitation of Jesuitism, but rather criticizing the people who are attempting it. He consistently condemns any such attempts as futile.]
4The Jesuits are working with all means to rehabilitate their order and to show its ideality. They have also seen the necessity of parading non-dogmatic prominent scientists. But those who want to learn about the historic contribution of the order should study jesuitism in Blavatsky’s Isis Unveiled. You can say whatever you like about Blavatsky’s manner of presentation. But downright honest she was, and as for facts, she told no more than she knew, which was quite a lot.
6Finally, some words about pragmatism, (like semantics) infinitely typical of the aberration of disoriented reason, infinitely typical of the unclear concepts and muddled thinking of modern times. It is the arbitrariness of subjectivism in all its glory. Pragmatism is the philosophic counterpart to theology’s jesuitism, which they will vainly try to rehabilitate. Pragmatism is the notion that the end justifies the means dressed up as philosophy. The so-called truth-value of an idea is said to depend on its suitability for achieving a desired end. Lies not only are allowed to be called truth, but are truth, provided they serve a purpose. Nazis and Bolsheviks have also made use of that idea. Pragmatism also includes the attempts to make the scientific hypotheses the basis of the knowledge system. Such attempts are bound to fail since no hypotheses are tenable in the long run. From originally meaning purposeful or fit for life (= true), pragmatism took on an ever wider meaning, something like the philosophy of immanence.
Hitler, Table Talk, May 19, 1944 (Trevor-Roper):
It is on the foundation of Kant’s theory of knowledge that Schopenhauer built the edifice of his philosophy, and it is Schopenhauer who annihilated the pragmatism of Hegel. I carried Schopenhauer’s works with me throughout the whole of the first World War. From him I learned a great deal.
7“Thou hadst no power if it were not given to thee from above.” Those who abuse power sow much bad sowing, which they must reap some time. The guardians of the Law utilize them, however, to serve as agents of destiny, letting those who have sown a bad sowing experience their bad reaping. Those who abuse power thus are, as Goethe’s Mephisto puts it, “part of that power which ever strives for evil and ever serves good” (in this case the law of reaping). They are, in other words, the scavengers of existence.
The Jews have not the creative ability which is necessary for the founding of a civilisation, for in them there is not, and never hits been, that spirit of idealism which is an absolutely necessary element in the higher development of mankind. Therefore, the Jewish intellect will never be constructive, but always destructive. At best, it may serve as a stimulus in rare cases, but only in the limited meaning of the poet’s lines, “The Power which always wills the bad, and always works the good” (Die stets Böse will und stets das Gute schafft.). It is not through him, but in spite of him, that mankind makes progress.
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.
Why not say–as some slanderously claim that we say–”Let us do evil that good may result”?
[The Jew Paul testifies against himself in his letters. No coincidence that this line of thought has occurred regularly among the Jewish people i.e. Sabbateans, Frankism).]
I think also, it was said by the Pythagoreans, respecting those who teach for the sake of reward, that they show themselves to be worse than statuaries, or those artists who perform their work sitting. For these, when some one orders them to make a statue of Hermes, search for wood adapted to the reception of the proper form; but those pretend that they can readily produce the works of virtue from every nature.
Protocols of Zion:
PROTOCOL No. 1
23. Our countersign is – Force and Make-believe. Only force conquers in political affairs, especially if it be concealed in the talents essential to statesmen. Violence must be the principle, and cunning and make-believe the rule for governments which do not want to lay down their crowns at the feet of agents of some new power. This evil is the one and only means to attain the end, the good. Therefore we must not stop at bribery, deceit and treachery when they should serve towards the attainment of our end. In politics one must know how to seize the property of others without hesitation if by it we secure submission and sovereignty.