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Volume XVI Number 3.....MayMay/June 2010.....www.barnesreview.org
   

 




ASHER GINSBERG

Achad Ha'am (1856-1927), meaning "one of the people" is the pen name of Asher Ginsberg, a Russian Zionist pinpointed as the godfather of the infamous "Protocols."

 

Protocols Definitely
Not A Czarist Forgery

 

by Willis A. Carto

The extensive research of the late Pacquitta DeShishmareff, an American-born woman married into the Russian aristocracy, refutes the hackneyed old saw (heard and seen in one form or another almost daily in the mainstream media) that what we know today as the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion were some sort of "forgery." Nothing could be further from the truth.
DeShishmareffs seminal work, Waters Flowing Eastward (written under the pen name "L. Fry") remains the first -- and last -- word on the history of the Protocols. She firmly identified a Jew born in Russia, Asher Ginsberg (1856 to 1926), as the philosophical godfather of the infamous "Protocols."
Ginsberg -- best known as "Ahad Ha'am" (which means "One of the People") -- held the view that Jews needed to come together to make agricultural settlements in Palestine which would serve as what has been described as "a Hebrew-speaking cultural center for world Jewry -- an elite cultural center for world Jewry."
An Orthodox Jew, educated in rabbinical studies, Ginsberg said Jews were a "super nation" whose "ethnic genius must guarantee their right to world domination." He said, "the Land of Israel must encompass all the countries of the earth in order to improve the world through God's Kingdom."
In the view of Jewish writer Moshe Menuhin, Ginsberg's Zionist philosophy was "a spiritual Zionism -- an aspiration for the fulfillment of Judaism and not political Zionism" -- that is, the gathering of the entirety of the Jewish people in a single state, isolated from the rest of the planet, thriving only among their own people therein.
Ginsberg took issue with what he considered preeminent Zionist leader Theodore Herzl's concept that Zionism was economic in nature and should be directed toward the establishment of a political and geographic state. In the view of Menuhin, Ginsberg regarded the Jews as "a unique sort of nation, a homogeneous body apart from the other nations" and that "a Jewish spiritual center in Palestine" would become "a light to the Diaspora" (the scattered Jews around the Earth) and eventually enable the Jewish people to become "a light to the nations." This so-called "spiritual Zionism" of Ginsberg was thus synonymous with classical, prophetic Judaism, no different from the teachings of the Talmud that guided Judaism down through the centuries.
In short, the commonly-held theory advanced by many people today that "Zionism is not Judaism and Judaism is not Zionism" is wrong-simply wrong.
We learn that, in 1889, Ginsberg formulated a small group known as the Sons of Moses and it was before this group that Ginsberg first introduced the Protocols. While he may have indeed borrowed from previously published geopolitical works -- lending to the oft-stated claim that the Protocols were "forgeries" that were lifted from other volumes -- what we do know as the Protocols were Ginsberg's product, reflecting his global Jewish agenda.
During the years that followed, Hebrew-language translations of the Protocols were circulated within the Zionist movement by Ginsberg and his followers, now banded together as the Sons of Zion (or "B'nai Zion").
And in 1897, when the Zionist Congress met in Switzerland, Zionism emerged as an official movement, the Protocols were effectively incorporated into the Zionist (that is, Jewish) agenda.
While the non-Jewish world perceived Zionism to be strictly devoted to the establishment of a Jewish state, Ginsberg's so-called "secret Zionism" was very much recognized, within elite Jewish circles, as the real agenda, an international agenda, in effect masked in a strictly nationalist agenda focused on a single Jewish state in Palestine.
Although there are anti-Zionist Jews who -- for a variety of reasons -- do oppose Zionism, there are also those anti-Zionist Jews who are actually advocates of the establishment of the Jewish Utopia, which is, in fact, the New World Order about which we hear so much. (See article beginning on page 41 of this issue of TBR [Editor's Note: "Utopia...for Some"].)



WILLIS A. CARTO, is founder of The American Free Press and The Barnes Review.

 

 


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