Reading Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum
(a far more literate treatment of bizzare European esoteric secret societies than that presented in the Da Vinci Code
), I came across this startling little gem: In the imfamous Czarist forgery and Hoax, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
, there appears this bizzare passage:
You may say that the goyim will rise upon us, arms in hand, if they guess what is going on before the time comes; but in the West we have against this a manoeuvre of such appalling terror that the very stoutest hearts quail -- the undergrounds, metropolitains, those subterranean corridors which, before the time comes, will be driven under all the capitals and from whence those capitals will be blown into the air with all their organizations and archives.
So, apparently, the subway trains are not a convenient, practical form of transportation, they are a tool to be used by ZOG in their quest for world domination. I don't think my morning commute will ever be the same again. This passage may also explain why all the right-wing nuts are opposed to financing mass-transit projects -- besotted on the Protocols
they believe them to be a tool of the Jews.
Now in Eco's novel, he really ran with this, having his character weave a weird association between the Protocols, the Masons (which are prominently mentioned in the Protocols),
the Templars, the Illuminati, the Druids, and God knows what else I missed.
Eco has some additional thoughts on the Protocols here that are worth reading
. Apparantly, they even blamed the French Revolution on us. Oh, well.