The United States Holocaust Museum has a new exhibit dedicated to the The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This manuscript detailed a meeting with high ranking Jews that were bent on world domination. In it they describe their plan which mostly consisted of backing every political and economic movement including fascism, communism, and capitalism.
The document is a fraud. It was forged in the turn of the 20th century in Russia, but the effect it has had on our world has been staggering. It would be ridiculous to blame all 20th century anti-semitism on that one piece of literature, but I don't think anyone should deny the horrific consequences of it's existence.
What most people don't know is that The Protocols was endorsed by many Americans including Henry Ford. Henry Ford self published a book he wrote call the 'The International Jew, the World's Foremost Problem' which included The Protocols. What is really interesting is that The Protocols claim the Masons are in league with the Jewish conspiracy. Henry Ford never did renounce his Masonic membership.
Sales of the book were low so he decided the best way to distribute his propaganda was to include a copy with the sale of his cars. My grandfather received one after purchasing one of his Model Ts. He never bought a Ford again.
Even after Ford was confronted with the news about the document being a fraud he still stuck by it's authenticity and was quoted as saying, "The only statement I care to make about the Protocols is that they fit in with what is going on. They are sixteen years old, and they have fitted the world situation up to this time. They fit it now."
It's no wonder Hitler hung a portrait of Henry in his private quarters. Rumor has it that Ford gave money to support Hitler's rise to power. This is the same man that's often praised as an American hero.
I've read many blogs who still decree The Protocols as a true document. There are even ones that admit the manuscript is forged, but will swear to the authenticity of it's theme. I've also come across many pro-Muslim blogs that use this work as one of their excuses to end "Zionism". What's telling in most of these blogs is that they often rant and rave about how Western media doesn't do enough to differentiate the peace loving Muslims from the extremists, yet not a single one places any disclaimer between their often loathed Zionist Jew characticture and the non-political Jew. Some even go so far as to claim no Isreali Jew is innocent of the various crimes of Israel.
While some nations leaders claim the Holocaust is a myth and various critics of Israel call for a genocidal end to the country we must not dismiss this propaganda as the rantings of mere lunatics. The movements behind anti-semitism are extremely vocal, organized, and in some cases well armed. Israel is one of the many powder kegs of our world and ignoring the racist propaganda that calls for it's violent destruction will have devastating consequences.
"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it." - Henry Ford