No matter what you think of its origins, this is an extremely interesting read. It has always been called a fake, a forgery, but for over 100 years it has proved to be accurate, whether it is fake or not is no longer relevant, it is an accurate map of what has happened and what is still happening.
If you are unsettled by the "Jewishness" of the work, it would be no stretch to simply mentally swap the Jews with the oligarchs; the methods are what is more important to understand, at least initially, than the actors.
Of the themes recurrent throughout, I would say that money, or gold, is a cornerstone in this despotic plan. The plan calls for the creation of endless desires. Fear is limited, at one point you will risk death rather than bow, but desires can be endless, there is no point at which one might rebel from them. These desires are brought about in several ways, one being the putting of a price tag on everything, which is facilitated by economists, quantizing every aspect of life, and even life itself in the case of life insurance.
These desires are reinforced through what we might call "keeping up with the Jones'", our neighbors' success incites envy which in turn gives rise to hatred.
Once the almighty dollar is worshiped, faith will become relegated to a second class belief, for who would sacrifice their next purchase for some vague notion of an afterlife or a soul? This abandoning of faith reverberates through all of society, today possibly more so than any other time in history. With the abandonment the social structures that have stood centuries or millennia begin to collapse. Church becomes something you drag yourself, and your children, to every Sunday. Eventually, usually within a few generations, Sunday transforms into game-day, worship now takes place at the alter of the entertainment center, which gets larger, sharper, more realer than real as time passes.
Without the Church, communities no longer have a common ground, besides trying to buy newer cars, bigger boats, more lavish vacations, all in the name of bragging rights. Not to mentioned the hole of debt that these pursuits might create.
Not long after the community crumbles, the family begins to disintegrate. The youth see their friends more than their parents, the same alter the father worships football on, the children worship video games or social media. Schools and media, the former's environment shaped much by the latter, become the main influences of children. Then comes university. The children, however emotionally distant from their parents, are now wrenched away physically, placed in coed fleshpots, left to fend for themselves with the only knowledge they have, knowledge from the media.
Here, in the university, is where the final corruption takes place. Professors, previously reared in the same manner, inject communist pollution into the unsteeled minds of the youth. Snowflakes we call them today. Reductionism at first, Darwinism, the cold scientific method. Next the vacuum of Nietzsche-ism. Finally Marxism, elitism (both that they are "educated" and therefore better and that those with money should be brought down), warriors of social change champion free healthcare, free education, universal basic income. The more oppressed you are the more points you get. Weakness is strength.
The last phase to destroy a society, after they have been divided, dumbed-down, poisoned (it mentions poor quality nutrition), is to instill a sense of fear in every last member of the population. Fear you are going to fail, fear you are going to succeed, fear you'll lose your job, fear you'll lose your spouse, fear of the unknown. War works to accomplish this to some degree, but you need something more, something eternal. Enter terrorism. You never know when it will strike, a madman with an IED, a drug addled child with a rifle, an unemployed father lashing out? Irrational fear is the last nail in the coffin of society.
All of these things have something in common. They are all proliferated, one way or another, through the media. The football game, the video game, the social media, the sitcom, the films, the music are all easy to understand as media, but they all shape the culture. Life imitates art as much as art imitates life. When you grow up in a world of multi-million dollar celebrities showing off their cribs, making sex tapes, yo-yoing in an out of rehab between red carpet jaunts, it imprints something on you, it normalizes behavior, it encourages behavior.
You see violence in the same movies and video games, ultimate fighting, the endless promotion of war, and, of course, the fear mongering of terrorists. The media is what has shaped out culture, and these protocols lay out that the control of the media is second only to the control of the money. This makes sense since the money lets you buy the media, the newspapers and the networks. With this soapbox, the media controls public opinion. If you doubt this, pick up any of Bernay's works, Propaganda or Crystallizing Public Opinion, for example.
The erosion is slow and steady, like tiring out a fish by letting out a little bit of line before reeling it in, power is conceded and then consolidated. When the masses are given some slack on the rope made of money, they hang themselves in debt. They struggle and beg for someone to save them. "They" swoop in and save the day. The world marches to its own enslavement, not with shouts of protest, but with cheers of salvation. Nowhere is this cycle more apparent than in the color revolution. Take your pick, Iran, Guatemala, Egypt, Iraq, the list is long. Have the intelligence community, which is little more than an oligarchical tool, stir up revolution. Bomb the infrastructure, gas some people, stifle national finance, and blame it on the legitimate government. Before long the very people you are attacking come to your aid, they do the real dirty work out ousting your competition and usher in the era of foreign control.
This is nothing more than an extension of what is clearly stated within the pages of this book: "our fighting forces - Socialists, Anarchists, Communists - to whom we always give support in accordance with an alleged brotherly rule (of the solidarity of all humanity) of our SOCIAL MASONRY. The aristocracy, which enjoyed by law the labor of the workers, was interested in seeing that the workers were well fed, healthy, and strong. We are interested in just the opposite - in the diminution"
The masses are unruly and can be steered easily by those who understand mass psychology. When 'freedom' is used as a rallying cry, men will do anything. If you tell them their freedom is threatened they will kill their own, fight a civil, and become riotous in the situation which you foment.
The only real defense against this foreign influence is, and this will be a hard pill for many to swallow, it was for me, aristocracy. While we might think it absurd to think of a King, a bloodline, ruling because they draw their power from God, it must be recognized that the King still had to care about his people. The historical despots we hear about are not as common as one might believe, if the King is too oppressive, he gambles with his head. His well-being is tied directly to that of his subjects. Tax them too heavily and your kingdom will not prosper, wage unnecessary war and you risk their wrath. The key is that responsibility lay with the King alone. Today, with a byzantine bureaucracy busily shirking from responsibility, passing the buck, and saying whatever sweet nothings the public wants to hear in endless campaigns, there is no single head we can remove to signal our displeasure with the state of affairs. It is at once everyone's fault and no one's fault.
The modern structure of government is, as with the media, the schools, and everything else, an outcropping of monetary control. Combine all of these and you get despotic social control of a hedonistic, Brave New World, variety. Until, as the book clearly states, when the control is complete, when the masses are no longer useful, there will be a bloodletting, and the masters of the world, call them Jews or oligarchs, will reign in perpetuity.
I'll close with a pair of quotes, pertaining to money and the control it bestows upon its issuer:
(15) ...money exists to be circulated and any kind of stagnation of money acts ruinously on the running of the State machinery, for which it is the lubricant; a stagnation of the lubricant may stop the regular working of the mechanism. (pg 45)
(20) Economic crises have been produced by us for the GOYIM by no other means than the withdrawal of money from circulation. (pg 46)
Turning these ideas back against the money masters, the masses can withdrawal money from circulation, remove the lubricant, seize the engine of oligarchical control... boycott! It will bring about an economic crisis, but on our terms. The difference being that the people have the money in their hands and the corporations (and state) will suffer in poverty. Well, everyone will suffer, but such are the pains of throwing off our fetters.