Rothschild Banker conspiracies… really?

While blogging this morning, and checking resources, I saw a comment on a blog saying, “The Jehovah’s witnesses were started by the Rothschilds, who are Jewish bankers who believe they are the Messiah. Don’t write about them! Their agents monitor the internet!”

Okay, fella, switch to decaf! You’re seeing things that aren’t there. The person who had the blog the comment was on probably had never heard this kind of nonsense before, and probably was thinking, “Huh? I’ve never heard this before! Okay, thanks for telling me!!!” And not realizing how utterly unfactual this kind of crazed ranting really is.

Here’s the facts. The Jehovah’s Witnesses were started by Charles Taze Russell, who was associated formerly with the Second Advent Millerites, who became the Seventh Day Adventists. Russell was not Jewish. Neither was any of the other four who joined his Bible Student Society that eventually became the Watchtower Society.

None of the Rothschilds, nor their employees, had the least little thing to do with it.

This kind of conspiracy theory comes from the Protocols of The Elders of Zion, a forgery created by a Russian to spread hatred, Antisemitism, and force more pogroms on the poor beleagered Russian Jews who already were victims of constant harassment.

It spread throughout Europe, and found its way into the hands of Adolph Shickelgruber, who later was better known as Hitler. To say that this ridiculous forgery has caused the death of millions upon millions of people would be an understatement.

Here’s some simple questions to show how silly the theory is:

  • If the Rothschilds were so powerful, why did the British Empire diminish and break up?  Remember, they were British.
  • Why was the Rothschilds unable to secure a homeland for the Jewish people, despite the Balfour declaration? Literally, the Jews had to take care of it by themselves, without any help (and outright opposition) from the United Kingdom. It is literally a miracle of God that they were able to restore the state of Israel, and the only nation that recognized Israel immediately after their declaration of statehood was the United States.
  • If the Rothschilds really were behind some kind of Jewish banking conspiracy, then literally World war II never would have happened. Israel would have been founded back in the 19th century under Prime Minister Disraeli.
  • The United States, Canada, India and Australia would all remain colonies of England, as it would keep it easier for the Rothschilds to capitalize upon a massive trade route scheme, a common currency, and an empire that spanned the world.

But the anti-semites never stop to consider these things. They just know, because they read it in a book. This kind of nonsense is the only thing that keeps people from taking Texxe Mars seriously. If he’d never gotten involved in this kind of psychotic delusional thinking, he might have been known as a great teacher of Prophecy, and be thought of in the same way people see Tim LaHeye and Thomas Ice.

It reminds me of a movie I saw many years ago before I was saved, where a man raved about the Pentavrit, a five member conspiracy to rule the world, consisting of the Pope, the Queen of England, the Rothschilds, The United Nations, and Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Obviously it was a comedy, but it makes about as much sense as a racist “Jewish Banker” conspiracy.

Yes, it’s racist. The thought is, “Jews love money. So, they want control, because control means more money.”

Racist. The whole thing is hatred of Jews, reduced to stereotypes.

My advice? Stay far away from this kind of nonsense.

“A Russian Jew was sitting in a park reading The Protocols of The Elders of Zion. A Russian soldier approached, and shouted, ‘Foolish Jew! What are you doing?'”

The old man looked up, sitting in his tattered clothes and broken shoes hanging loosely on his emaciated form. He paused and thought about the years of pogroms and village burnings, hatred, imprisonment and beatings. He remembered all his family and friends who’d died during WWII, when the Germans overran Russian territories. He remembered Stalin’s purges. In a tired voice, he answered, “I’m trying to read about how powerful we Jews are.”


Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???