Professor Frederick Soddy of Oxford University takes the position that any group of financiers possessing the knowledge contained in the Protocols could bring the entire human family under their control if they wished to do so. "It is widely believed that there has been something akin to an actual conspiracy to enslave the world," says Soddy. After mentioning the Protocols, he continues, "Conspiracy or not, there can be little question that the power these discoveries have put into the hands of financiers will, if not controlled, enable them in their own time and choice effectively to conquer the world."
"Whether or not there is a conspiracy among the 'chosen people' to reestablish by gold the dominance they were wont to derive from God -- and the Biblical history (Exodus XXXII) recalls a strictly parallel attempt, frustrated by the energetic action of their chief legislator -- it must be admitted that it would be a revenge on science for its iconoclastic tendencies, not without a certain sardonic humor, if we wake up one day and find instead of the ten commandments a single rule of gold. These are conjectural possibilities, and, no doubt, as in the time of Moses, there are still Jews and Jews. Let us hope so, at least."
Bearing all of these facts in mind and contemplating the further fact that the Protocols were evidently written about forty years ago, the following threat from the third Protocol seems to indeed be prophetic, "We shall create by all the secret subterranean methods open to us and with the aid of gold, which is all in our hands, a universal economic crisis whereby we shall throw upon the streets whole mobs of workers simultaneously in all the countries of Europe. Those mobs will rush delightedly to shed the blood of those whom, in the simplicity of their ignorance, they have envied from their cradles, and whose property they will then be able to loot".
Individual nations have experienced crises at different times but not until the depression hit in 1929 had there ever been a "universal economic crisis." One result of the depression through unemployment, has been to throw "whole mobs of workers" upon the streets of the world. These mobs are already shedding "the blood" of the officials of governments -- and from all indications the worst is yet to come. "Ours they will not touch", and it is a noteworthy fact that while Gentile fortunes were cracking up in 1929, there is no record that leading Jewish speculators lost anything by the crash of the stock markets. Their assets were such that they were prepared for the depression when it came. Newspaper reports are still declaring that the cause of the depression is a mystery.