Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Protocols of Zion

I just finished watching an excellent documentary called The Protocols of Zion. It was made by a guy called Mark Levin and he got the idea for it after the 9/11 attack. He heard that there was a rumour going around that no Jews died in that attack on the World Trade Centre towers, and in fact the rumour went that *the Jews* knew it was going to happen, so none of them went to work. Well, this theory is crazy because hundreds of Jews died there. The really crazy thing however is that there are many people who still believe it.
The title of the doco refers to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a fictional account of Jewish plans for world domination that was created in the late 19th century in Russia, and even though it has been exposed as fiction many times, it is still being distributed by groups like the National Alliance (a white supremacist organisation) and extremist black and Arab groups.
One of the most fascinating sections of the documentary was when Levin visited the National Alliance headquarters in West Virginia to interview the leader, an enormous guy whose eyes flashed like a maniac when Levin suggested that Hitler was part Jew himself, but recovered enough to show Levin some big black boots with swastikas on the soles, along with metal SS studs. This was in the National Alliance headquarters warehouse and they sell these boots online from their website, along with Nazi flags and copies of the Protocols of Zion book and Mein Kampf, and stuff like that.
The documentary also covered such things as Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ, and the hatred of Jews resulting from the belief that they were responsible for killing Jesus Christ.
There was another scene where Levin was interviewing some black dudes on the streets of New Jersey. They were carrying anti-Jewish signs, and the leader was telling him that the Jews controlled everything and he used the current mayor Bloomberg as an example, so Levin said Well what about Mayor Guiliani before him? What about him then, eh? So the guy shouts Aha! You said it yourself! What is his name? JEW-liani! JEW-liani!
Anyway, it was a very good documentary and I'm glad I saw it because I had heard about this conspiracy theory that the Jews warned each other not to go to work on September 11, and I had also heard of the Protocols of Zion when I was investigating the white supremacist movement a few years ago.

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