by Anthony Migchels – henrymakow.com June 6, 2012
Umberto Eco’s ‘The Prague Cemetery’ is an obvious attempt to discredit the quickly growing awareness of the Protocols as a blue print for the New World Order. But although Eco is in good form, with good historical and gastronomical detail, he’s left looking silly.
The book centers around Simone Simonini, an Italian antisemitic conspirator. He is commissioned by a number of conspiring groups to write the Protocols to defame the Jews. This is the classical explanation for the Protocols, of course.
In an afterthought of the book, Eco ‘debunks’ the idea that the Protocols are for real with the usual worn out narrative of ‘plagiarism’ of Maurice Joly’s ‘Dialogue from Hell’. As Henry Makow has shown, Joly plagiarized the Protocols, not the other way around.
In the book literally everybody is scheming and conspiring for all sorts of causes. The French Secret Service, the Russians, Freemasons, the famous Mazzini (to whom Pike addressed a famous letter), the Vatican and the Jesuits. Even Weishaupt’s Illuminati are featured. They are all vying for political power and all of them are trying to blame the Jews.
The only group that is blameless are the Jews themselves, except for a few self-hating Jews that are trying to implicate their brethren. I’m not kidding, nor am I overstating the case. This is what Eco is doing in this obvious and dimwitted attempt to do away with the Protocols.
Of course, had Eco described the Jews as conspiring like rest, he would have made a much stronger case. Everybody is doing it, so why pick on the Jews? But treating them like Saints does makes the good professor look rather inadequate.
ARE THE PROTOCOLS GENUINE?
Anthony Migchels is an Interest-Free Currency activist and founder of the Gelre, the first Regional Currency in the Netherlands. You can read all of his articles on his blog Real Currencies