Barack Obama has nominated Skull and Bones alumnus John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as the US Secretary of State. Many members of the power elite have come through the doors (or chambers, or tombs, or catacombs, or whatever they call them), of Skull and Bones at Yale. What does it mean, and should we care?
A CBS article states,
“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.”
I find secrecy of this nature to be unacceptable in a free society. This is an organization also called “The Brotherhood of Death,” and yet nobody knows what the implications really might be of a president or secretary of state holding membership. When Kerry ran against Bush for President, for the first time we had two Bonesmen running against each other for the Oval Office. When asked both dodged the question, playing it off like it didn’t matter with the responses in the video below:
But clearly it means something. The question is only, what? In a Democracy Now piece on the Skull and Bones issue in the context of the 2004 election, Amy Goodman calls upon writers Alexandra Robbins, a reporter and alleged former member of a different Yale secret society, and Kevin Phillips, author of a book on the Bush dynasty.
According to Robbins, there is an initiation ritual where you are taken to a room known as 322, or The Inner Temple. In what she refers to as a “teaser,” Robbins explains that
“there is somebody dressed as the devil, somebody dressed as Don Quixote, somebody who is dressed as a pope who has one foot sheathed in a monogrammed white slipper resting on a skull, and the other knights are dress as alumni or patriarchs. In part of that ceremony, the neophytes must kiss the pope’s foot, drink quote, unquote, blood from the eurich, which is a skull container and the initiation ends when the initiator is shoved to his knees in front of Don Quixote as the shrieking crowd falls silence and Quixote taps the junior on the shoulder with a sword and he says, By order of our order, I dub you the knight of Eulogia.”
The initiation allegedly refers to a “goddess of eloquence,” Eulogia, who ascended to the heavens when a Greek orator died in 322 B.C.. Eulogia finally eturned to Earth in 1832, “in the tomb of Skull and Bones.”
It sounds, at best, like a woefully incomplete picture of the society and its bizarre rituals and beliefs. But with a historic membership always dispersed throughout the power structure, whether Skull and Bones-kind of activity is goofball elite fratboy nonsense or something more sinister, the people deserve to know. The president was drinking blood, for god’s sake – even if it’s fake blood, I want to know why.
According to Phillips,
“There was a crowd of people who were involved in operations like National CitiBank and Guaranteed Trust and just a whole lot of people who were major players in finance were Skull and Bones. And the crowd that was at W.S. Harriman was full of Skull and Bones people, and Prescott Bush was Skull and Bones. A lot of these people who were Skull and Bones wound up in the intelligence services, or they were assistant secretaries for aviation and the war department and things like this. It was a whole network.”
The writers allege that the Bones network has a “power agenda.” Though it concludes that Bonesmen are innocently dedicated to simply serving the community, the CBS article corroborates the existence of a Bones power agenda. But is it power for the sake of power, or to achieve some other agreed-upon secret purpose?
Robbins claims in one of her books that members are given names including Odin, Thor, Baal, and Magog. “Magog” is a biblical figure associated with the acopcalyse, and is considered an enemy of God. This is George H.W. Bush’s nickname at Bones. Thor is a Norse god associated with storms, protecting humanity, thunder and fertility. “Baal” usually refers to a lord, god or demon.
It’s bizarre, and it doesn’t matter what in the world you think Skull and Bones is all about…the point is, if a president, secretary of state, CIA director or Big Bank CEO are members of something called The Brotherhood of Death, the people must know what it implies.
That or throw the weirdos out, right along with the secrets they keep.