Presumably taking his cue from antisemitic conspiracy myths, the Daily Telegraph’s Digital Travel Editor, Oliver Smith, has published a list of the only three countries in the world which “don’t have a central bank owned or controlled by the Rothschild family”. According to Mr Smith, and antisemites all over the world, the three countries are Cuba, North Korea and Iran.
Antisemitic conspiracy myths have long placed the predominantly Jewish Rothschild family of bankers and philanthropists behind the world’s ills, accusing them of leading a global Jewish conspiracy. The myth gained widespread currency at the when the Nazis recognised its potency for turning Germans against the supposed hidden hand of the Jews, who their propaganda claimed was ruining Germany’s national future.
Modern use of the myth has often claimed that Cuba, North Korea and Iran are the only countries whose central bank is beyond the grasp of the Rothschilds, which supposedly is the reason for a media and military campaign for Western powers to dominate those alleged bastions of independence from Jewish hegemony.
Though the article has now been amended, the Daily Telegraph must immediately investigate this matter and act firmly. We are in contact with them.
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