[POSTED MAY 9, 2006: Skeleton in the Bush family cupboard]
It is well documented that the two prime candidates for U.S. President in 2004, John Kerry and Geroge W. Bush, share a dark secret . . . they both belong to a secret society that, over many years, has shaped the character of a significant number of America's power elite (i.e., ruling class). The links below will provide you with the details of this exclusive group of powerful, white men and their few token women. Inform yourself with the facts and then draw your own conclusions as to whether or not you want anyone associated with this organization to be your leader.
Skull and Bones . . . a capsule history and an intimate peek at one section of the US Ruling Class
Do you recognize these names? . . . A Quick Start Peak into the Rogues Gallery
Kerry Admints Skull and Bones Membership on Meet the Press but stonewalls questions about the secret group.
Secrets of the Tomb . . . Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power
and Bush are Skull and Bones. What, if not the madness of elite
leadership, is Skull and Bones dedicated to? . . . Recently, Kerry has
been asked about Skull and Bones, and his staff has made it clear that
he does not intend to make any comment, now or in the future. . . . After
all, he has taken an oath of secrecy.
Books About Skull and Bones
Fleshing Out Skull & Bones by Kris Millegan
This chronicle of espionage, drug smuggling, and elitism in Yale University's Skull & Bones society offers rare glimpses into this secret world with previously unpublished documents, photographs, and articles that delve into issues such as racism, financial ties to the Nazi party, and illegal corporate dealings.
Contributors include Antony Sutton, author of America's Secret Establishment;
Dr. Ralph Bunch, professor emeritus of political science at Portland State
University; Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin, authors and historians;
and Howard Altman, editor of the Philadelphia City Paper. A complete list
of known members, including George Bush and George W. Bush, and reprints
of rare magazine articles on the Order of Skull and Bones are included.
For an excellent book on this subject, see Alexandra Robbins' Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power
Excerpts from the
There are secrets that George W. Bush guards at least as carefully as any entrusted to a president. He's forbidden to share these secrets even with the vice president -- secrets he has held ever since his days as an undergraduate at Yale. . . . Skull and Bones, with all its ritual and macabre relics, was founded in 1832 as a new world version of secret student societies that were common in Germany at the time. Since then, it has chosen or "tapped" only 15 senior students a year who become patriarchs when they graduate -- lifetime members of the ultimate old boys' club. . . . Skull and Bones is so tiny. That's what makes this staggering, says Robbins. There are only 15 people a year, which means there are about 800 living members at any one time. . . . But a lot of Bonesmen have gone on to positions of great power, which Robbins says is the main purpose of this secret society: to get as many members as possible into positions of power. . . . They do have many individuals in influential positions, says Robbins. And that's why this is something that we need to know about. . . . President Bush has tapped five fellow Bonesmen to join his administration. Most recently, he selected William Donaldson, Skull and Bones 1953, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Like the President, he's taken the Bones oath of silence. . . . Ron Rosenbaum, author and columnist for the New York Observer, has become obsessed with cracking that code of secrecy. . . . I think there is a deep and legitimate distrust in America for power and privilege that are cloaked in secrecy. It's not supposed to be the way we do things, says Rosenbaum. We're supposed to do things out in the open in America. And so that any society or institution that hints that there is something hidden is, I think, a legitimate subject for investigation. . . . Robbins says the cast of the initiation ritual is right out of Harry Potter meets Dracula: There is a devil, a Don Quixote and a Pope who has one foot sheathed in a white monogrammed slipper resting on a stone skull. The initiates are led into the room one at a time. And once an initiate is inside, the Bonesmen shriek at him. Finally, the Bonesman is shoved to his knees in front of Don Quixote as the shrieking crowd falls silent. And Don Quixote lifts his sword and taps the Bonesman on his left shoulder and says, By order of our order, I dub thee knight of Euloga." . . . Its a lot of mumbo-jumbo, says Robbins, but it means a lot to the people who are in it. . . . Prescott Bush, George W's grandfather, and a band of Bonesmen, robbed the grave of Geronimo, took the skull and some personal relics of the Apache Chief and brought them back to the tomb, says Robbins. There is still a glass case, Bonesmen tell me, within the tomb that displays a skull that they all refer to as Geronimo. . . . One can't help but make certain comparisons with the mafia, for example. Secret society, bonding, stakes may be a little higher in one than the other. But everybody knows everything about everybody, which is a form of protection. . . . I think Skull and Bones has had slightly more success than the mafia in the sense that the leaders of the five families are all doing 100 years in jail, and the leaders of the Skull and Bones families are doing four and eight years in the White House, says Rosenbaum. . . . Bones is not restricted to the Republican Party. Yet another Bonesman has his eye on the Oval Office: Senator John Kerry, Democrat, Skull & Bones 1966.