Skull and Bones
Everything you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask
October 6, 1997
Three threads of American social history -- espionage,
drug smuggling and secret societies -- intertwine into one.
Elihu Yale was born near Boston, educated in London,
and served with the British East India Company, eventually becoming
governor of Fort Saint George, Madras, in 1687. He amassed a great fortune
from trade and returned to England in 1699. Yale became known as quite
a philanthropist; upon receiving a request from the Collegiate School
in Connecticut, he sent a donation and a gift of books. After subsequent
bequests, Cotton Mather suggested the school be named Yale College,
in 1718. A statue of Nathan Hale stands on Old Campus at Yale University.
There is a copy of that statue in front of the CIA's headquarters in
Langley, Virginia. Yet another stands in front of Phillips Academy in
Andover, Massachusetts (where George H.W. Bush ('48) went to prep school
and joined a secret society at age twelve). Nathan Hale, along with
three other Yale graduates, was a member of the "Culper Ring,"
one of America's first intelligence operations. Established by George
Washington, it was successful throughout the Revolutionary War.
Nathan was the only operative to be ferreted out by the British, and
after speaking his famous regrets, he was hanged in 1776. Ever since
the founding of the Republic, the relationship between Yale and the
"Intelligence Community" has been unique. In 1823, Samuel
Russell established Russell and Company for the purpose of acquiring
opium in Turkey and smuggling it to China. Russell and Company bought
out the Perkins (Boston) syndicate in 1830 and moved the primary center
of American opium smuggling to Connecticut. Many of the great American
and European fortunes were built on the "China"(opium) trade.
One of Russell and Company's Chief of Operations in Canton was Warren
Delano, Jr., grandfather of Franklin Roosevelt. Other Russell partners
included John Cleve Green (who financed Princeton), Abiel Low (who financed
construction of Columbia), Joseph Coolidge and the Perkins, Sturgis
and Forbes families. (Coolidge's son organized the United Fruit company,
and his grandson, Archibald C. Coolidge, was a co-founder of the Council
on Foreign Relations.) William Huntington Russell ('33), Samuel's cousin,
studied in Germany from 1831-32. Germany was a hotbed of new ideas.
The "scientific method" was being applied to all forms of
Prussia, which blamed the defeat of its forces by Napoleon in 1806 on
soldiers only thinking about themselves in the stress of battle, took
the principles set forth by John Locke and Jean Rosseau and created
a new educational system. Johan Fitche, in his Address to the German
People, declared that the children would be taken over by the State
and told what to think and how to think it. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
Hegel took over Fitche's chair at the University Of Berlin in 1817,
and was a professor there until his death in 1831. Hegel was the culmination
of the German idealistic philosophy school of Immanuel Kant. To Hegel,
our world is a world of reason. The state is Absolute Reason and the
citizen can only become free by worship and obedience to the state.
Hegel called the state the "march of God in the world" and
the "final end". This final end, Hegel said, "has supreme
right against the individual, whose supreme duty is to be a member of
the state." Both fascism and communism have their philosophical
roots in Hegellianism. Hegellian philosophy was very much in vogue during
William Russell's time in Germany. When Russell returned to Yale in
1832, he formed a senior society with Alphonso Taft ('33).
According to information acquired from a break-in to the "tomb"
(the Skull and Bones meeting hall) in 1876, "Bones is a chapter
of a corps in a German University.... General Russell, its founder,
was in Germany before his Senior Year and formed a warm friendship with
a leading member of a German society. He brought back with him to college,
authority to found a chapter here." So class valedictorian William
H. Russell, along with fourteen others, became the founding members
of "The Order of Scull and Bones," later changed to "The
Order of Skull and Bones". The secretive Order of Skull and Bones
exists only at Yale. Fifteen juniors are "tapped" each year
by the seniors to be initiated into next year's group. Each initiate
is given $15,000 and a grandfather clock. Far from being a campus fun-house,
the group is geared more toward the success of its members in the post-collegiate
The family names on the Skull and Bones roster roll off the tongue like
an elite party list -- Lord, Whitney, Taft, Jay, Bundy, Harriman, Weyerhaeuser,
Pinchot, Rockefeller, Goodyear, Sloane, Stimson, Phelps, Perkins, Pillsbury,
Kellogg, Vanderbilt, Bush, Lovett and so on. William Russell went on
to become a general and a state legislator in Connecticut. Alphonso
Taft was appointed U.S. Attorney General, Secretary of War (a post many
"Bonesmen" have held), Ambassador to Austria, and Ambassador
to Russia (another post held by many "Bonesmen"). His son,
William Howard Taft ('87), is the only man to be both President of the
United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Order flourished
from the very beginning in spite of occasional squalls of controversy.
There was dissension from some professors, who didn't like its secrecy
and exclusiveness. And there was backlash from students, showing concern
about the influence "Bones" was having over Yale finances
and the favoritism shown to "Bonesmen". In October of 1873,
Volume 1, Number 1, of The Iconoclast was published in New Haven. It
was only published once and was one of very few openly published articles
on the Order of Skull and Bones. From The Iconoclast : "We speak
through a new publication. because the college press is closed to those
who dare to openly mention 'Bones'.... "Out of every class Skull
and Bones takes its men.
They have gone out into the world and have become, in many instances,
leaders in society. They have obtained control of Yale. Its business
is performed by them. Money paid to the college must pass into their
hands, and be subject to their will. No doubt they are worthy men in
themselves, but the many, whom they looked down upon while in college,
cannot so far forget as to give money freely into their hands. Men in
Wall Street complain that the college comes straight to them for help,
instead of asking each graduate for his share. The reason is found in
a remark made by one of Yale's and America's first men: 'Few will give
but Bones men and they care far more for their society than they do
for the college....' "Year by year the deadly evil is growing.
The society was never as obnoxious to the college as it is today, and
it is just this ill-feeling that shuts the pockets of non-members. Never
before has it shown such arrogance and self-fancied superiority. It
grasps the College Press and endeavors to rule it all. It does not deign
to show its credentials, but clutches at power with the silence of conscious
guilt. To tell the good which Yale College has done would be well nigh
impossible. To tell the good she might do would be yet more difficult.
The question, then, is reduced to this -- on the one hand lies a source
of incalculable good -- on the other a society guilty of serious and
far-reaching crimes. It is Yale College against Skull and Bones!!
We ask all men, as a question of right, which should be allowed to live?"
At first, the society held its meetings in hired halls. Then in 1856,
the "tomb", a vine-covered, windowless, brown-stone hall was
constructed, where to this day the "Bonesmen" hold their "strange,
occultish" initiation rites and meet each Thursday and Sunday.
On September 29, 1876, a group calling itself "The Order of File
and Claw" broke into the Skull and Bones' holy of holies. In the
"tomb" they found lodge-room 324 "fitted up in black
velvet, even the walls being covered with the material." Upstairs
was lodge-room 322, "the 'sanctum sanctorium' of the temple ...
furnished in red velvet" with a pentagram on the wall. In the hall
are "pictures of the founders of Bones at Yale, and of members
of the Society in Germany, when the chapter was established here in
1832." The raiding party found another interesting scene in the
parlor next to room 322. From The Fall Of Skull And Bones: "On
the west wall, hung among other pictures, an old engraving representing
an open burial vault, in which, on a stone slab, rest four human skulls,
grouped about a fools cap and bells, an open book, several mathematical
instruments, a beggar's scrip, and a royal crown. On the arched wall
above the vault are the explanatory words, in Roman letters, 'We War
Der Thor, Wer Weiser, Wer Bettler Oder, Kaiser?' and below the vault
is engraved, in German characters, the sentence; 'Ob Arm, Ob Beich,
im Tode gleich'." The picture is accompanied by a card on which
is written, 'From the German Chapter. Presented by D. C. Gilman of D.
50'. Daniel Coit Gilman ('52), along with two other "Bonesmen",
formed a troika which still influences American life today. Soon after
their initiation in Skull and Bones, Daniel Gilman, Timothy Dwight ('49)
and Andrew Dickinson White ('53) went to study philosophy in Europe
at the University of Berlin. Gilman returned from Europe and incorporated
Skull and Bones as Russell Trust, in 1856, with himself as Treasurer
and William H. Russell as President. He spent the next fourteen years
in New Haven consolidating the order's power. Gilman was appointed Librarian
at Yale in 1858.
Through shrewd political maneuvering, to acquire funding for Yale's
science departments (Sheffield Scientific School), he was able to get
the Morrill Land Bill introduced in Congress, passed and finally signed
by President Lincoln, after being vetoed by President Buchanan. This
bill, "donating public-lands for State College for agriculture
and sciences", is now known as the Land Grant College Act. Yale
was the first school in America to get the federal land scrip and quickly
grabbed all of Connecticut's share at the time. Pleased by the acquisitions,
Yale made Gilman a Professor of Physical Geography. Daniel was the first
President of the University of California. He also helped found, and
was the first president of, John Hopkins. Gilman was first president
of the Carnegie Institution and involved in the founding of the Peabody,
Slater and Russell Sage Foundations. His buddy, Andrew D. White, was
the first president of Cornell University (which received all of New
York's share of the Land Grant College Act), U.S. Minister to Russia,
U.S. Ambassador to Berlin and first president of the American Historical
Association. White was also Chairman of the American delegation to the
first Hague Conference in 1899, which established an international judiciary.
Timothy Dwight, a professor at Yale Divinity School, was installed as
president of Yale in 1886. All presidents since, have been either "Bonesmen"
or directly tied to the Order and its interests. The Daniel/Gilman/White
trio was also responsible for the founding of the American Economic
Association, the American Chemical Society and the American Psychological
Association. Through their influences on Thomas Dewey and Horace Mann,
this trio continues to have an enormous impact on education today. In
his book America's Secret Establishment, Antony Sutton outlined the
Order of Skull and Bones' ability to establish vertical and horizontal
"chains of influence" that ensured the continuity of their
The Whitney-Stimson-Bundy links represent a "vertical chain".
W. C. Whitney ('63), who married Flora Payne (of the Standard Oil Payne
dynasty), was Secretary of the Navy. His attorney was a man named Elihu
Root. Root hired Henry Stimson ('88), out of law school. Stimson took
over from Root as Secretary of War in 1911, appointed by fellow Bonesman
William Howard Taft. Stimson later became Coolidge's Governor-General
of the Philippine Islands, Hoover's Secretary of State, and Secretary
of War during the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. Hollister Bundy
('09) was Stimson's special assistant and point man in the Pentagon
for the Manhattan Project. His two sons, also members of Skull and Bones,
were William Bundy ('39) and McGeorge Bundy ('40) -- both very active
in governmental and foundation affairs. The two brothers, from their
positions in the CIA, the Department of Defense and the State Department,
and as Special Assistants to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, exercised
significant impact on the flow of information and intelligence during
the Vietnam "War." William Bundy went on to be editor of Foreign
Affairs, the influential quarterly of the Council on Foreign Affairs
(CFR). McGeorge became president of the Ford Foundation. Another interesting
group of "Bonesmen" is the Harriman/Bush crowd. Averil Harriman
('13), "Elder Statesman" of the Democratic Party, and his
brother Roland Harriman ('17) were very active members.
In fact, four of Roland's fellow "Bonesmen" from the class
of 1917 were directors of Brown Brothers, Harriman, including Prescott
Bush ('17), George Bush's dad. Since the turn of the century, two investment
bank firms -- Guaranty Trust and Brown Brothers, Harriman -- were both
dominated by members of Skull and Bones. These two firms were heavily
involved in the financing of Communism and Hitler's regime. Bonesman
share an affinity for the Hegellian ideas of the historical dialectic,
which dictates the use of controlled conflict -- thesis versus anti-thesis
-- to create a pre-determined synthesis. A synthesis of their making
and design, where the state is absolute and individuals are granted
their freedoms based on their obedience to the state -- a New World
Order. Funding and political maneuvering on the part of "Bonesmen"
and their allies helped the Bolsheviks prevail in Russia. In defiance
of federal laws, the cabal financed industries, established banks and
developed oil and mineral deposits in the fledgling U.S.S.R. Later,
Averil Harriman, as minister to Great Britain in charge of Lend-Lease
for Britain and Russia, was responsible for shipping entire factories
into Russia. According to some researchers, Harriman also oversaw the
transfer of nuclear secrets, plutonium and U. S. dollar printing plates
to the U.S.S.R. In 1932, the Union Banking Corporation of New York City
had enlisted four directors from the ('17) cell and two Nazi bankers
associated with Fritz Thyssen, who had been financing Hitler since 1924.
From George Bush; The Unauthorized Biography : "President Franklin
Roosevelt's Alien Property Custodian, Leo T. Crowley, signed Vesting
Order Number 248 [11/17/42] seizing the property of Prescott Bush under
the Trading with Enemy Act.
The order, published in obscure government record books and kept out
of the news, Note #4 explained nothing about the Nazis involved; only
that the Union Banking Corporation was run for the 'Thyssen family'
of 'Germany and/or Hungary' -- 'nationals ... of a designated enemy
country.' "By deciding that Prescott Bush and the other directors
of the Union Banking Corporation were legally 'front men for the Nazis',
the government avoided the more important historical issue: In what
way 'were Hitler's Nazis themselves hired, armed, and instructed by'
the New York and London clique of which Prescott Bush was an executive
manager? ... "4. New York Times, December 16, 1944, ran a five-paragraph
page 25 article on actions of the New York State Banking Department.
Only the last sentence refers to the Nazi bank, as follows: 'The Union
Banking Corporation, 39 Broadway, New York, has received authority to
change its principal place of business to 120 Broadway.' "The Times
omitted the fact that the Union Banking Corporation had been seized
by the government for trading with the enemy, and the fact that 120
Broadway was the address of the government's Alien Property Custodian."
After the war, Prescott, went on to become a U. S. Senator from Connecticut
and favorite golfing partner of President Eisenhower. Prescott claims
responsibility for getting Nixon into politics and takes personal credit
for getting our favorite, Dick, as Ike's running mate in 1952. There
were so many "Yalies" in the OSS that Yale's drinking tune,
the "Whiffenpoof Song", became an "unofficial" song
of the OSS. Many in the OSS were "Bonesmen" or belonged to
the other Yale senior societies. Robert Lovett ('18), Harriman's childhood
friend, had been tapped into Skull & Bones by Prescott Bush's cell
of '17 and was a director at Brown Brothers, Harriman. Again, from George
Bush; The Unauthorized Biography: "On October 22, 1945, Secretary
of War Robert Patterson created the Lovett Committee, chaired by Robert
A. Lovett, to advise the government on the post-World War II organization
of U.S. intelligence activities....
The new agency would 'consult' with the armed forces, but it must be
the sole collecting agency in the field of foreign espionage and counterespionage.
The new agency should have an independent budget, and its appropriations
should be granted by Congress without public hearings. Lovett appeared
before the Secretaries of State, War, and Navy on November 14, 1945....
Lovett pressed for a virtual resumption of the wartime Office of Strategic
Services (OSS).... The CIA was established in 1947 according to the
prescription of Robert Lovett, of Jupiter Island." Gaddis Smith,
a history professor at Yale, said, "Yale has influenced the Central
Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the
atmosphere of a class reunion." And "Bonesman" have been
foremost among the "spooks" building the CIA's "haunted
house." F. Trubee Davison ('18) was Director of Personnel at the
CIA in the early years. Some of the other "Bonesmen" connected
with the intelligence community are:
-- Sloane Coffin, Jr. ('49)
--V. Van Dine ('49)
--James Buckley ('44)
--William F. Buckley ('50)
--Hugh Cunnigham ('34)
--Hugh Wilson ('??)
--Reuben Holden ('??)
--Charles R. Walker ('??) Yale's 'unofficial' Secretary of War
--Robert D. French ('10)
--Archibald MacLiesh ('15)
--Dino Pionzio ('50), CIA Deputy Chief of Station during Allende overthrow
--Richard A. Moore ('3?)
--Senator David Boren ('63)
--Senator John Kerry ('??)
--William and McGeorge Bundy ...and, of course, George Herbert Walker
Bush tapped Coffin, who tapped Buckley.
Some other prominent Bonesmen include:
--Henry Luce ('20), Time-Life
--John Thomas Daniels ('??), founder Archer Daniels Midland
--Gifford Pinchot ('89), President Theodore Roosevelt's chief forester
--Frederick E. Weyerhaeuser ('96) --Harold Stanley ('08), founder of
Morgan Stanley, investment banker
--Alfred Cowles ('13), Cowles Communication
--Henry P. Davison ('20), senior partner Morgan Guaranty Trust
--Thomas Cochran ('04) Morgan partner
--Senator John Heinz ('??)
--Pierre Jay ('92), first chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New
--George Herbert Walker, Jr. ('27), financier and co-founder of the
--Artemus Gates ('18), President of New York Trust Company, Union Pacific,
TIME, Boeing Company
--William Draper III (??), the Defense Department, UN and Import-Export
--Dean Witter, Jr.('??), investment banker
--Senator Jonathan Bingham ('??)
--Potter Stewart ('36), Supreme Court Justice
--Senator John Chaffe ('??)
--Harry Payne Whitney ('94), husband of Gertrude Vanderbilt, investment
--Russell W. Davenport ('23), editor Fortune Magazine, created Fortune
--Evan G. Galbraith ('??), Ambassador to France and Managing Director
of Morgan Stanley
--Judge John Steadman ('??), the Court of Appeals in the District of
--Richard Gow ('55), president Zapata Oil
--Amory Howe Bradford ('34), husband of Carol Warburg Rothschild and
general manager for the New York Times
--C. E. Lord ('49), Comptroller of the Currency
--Winston Lord ('59), Chairman of CFR, Ambassador to China and assistant
Secretary of State in the Clinton administration
--John Lilley ('??), Ambassador to China Ever since Nixon re-established
America's political relationship with China, many of our ambassadors
to that country have been Bonesmen, including George Bush, the first
Chief U. S. Liaison Officer to the Peoples Republic of China.
Why all this interest in China? Well, China, among other things, is
the largest producer and user of opiates in the world. For a while,
in the 1800s, the Yankee Clippers in Connecticut and Massachusetts were
the fastest ships on the ocean. Speed was crucial to the opium trade;
whoever made the trip from Turkey/India to Macao/Hong Kong/Shanghai
first got the most for their goods. During the Opium Wars, the U.S.
chose to stand on the sidelines and cheer for the English and French,
knowing that treaty obligations would bring the U.S. a share in the
spoils. Russell and Company was at times the only trading house operating
in Canton and used the opportunity to developed strong commercial ties
and handsome profits. Powerful national interests were behind the drug
trade, because American traders were badly in need of some article the
Chinese would buy, since by this time the seal breeding grounds had
been nearly wiped out. If the Chinese had not bought opium from Americans,
then United States imports of silk, porcelain and tea would have to
paid in precious coin, which was in short supply. In 1843, when the
Port of Shanghai was opened, Russell and Co. was one of its earliest
In 1903, Yale Divinity School set up a program of schools and hospitals
in China. Mao Zedong was among the staff. During the intrigues of China
in the 1930s and '40s, American intelligence called upon the resources
of "Yale in China", and George Bush's cousin and fellow "Bonesman"
Reuben Holden. After stints as UN Ambassador and Chairman of the Republican
National Committee for the beleaguered Richard Nixon, George Bush was
sent to look after the "China trade". The Bush family is still
very much involved in the economic activities of "Red" China.
Many researchers contend that George Bush has been with CIA since the
early 1950s, and that one of his jobs was to consolidate and co-ordinate
the worldwide narcotics industry, the largest industry on Earth. Some
say that one of the reasons behind the Vietnam "Police Action"
was a cover for the consolidation of the "Golden Triangle".
Before the Vietnam "War", the Golden Triangle was run by French
Intelligence and Corsican mobsters. After the French bailed out and
America moved in, the "war" the triangle was run by U.S. intelligence,
with aid from Sicilian mobsters. This narcotics network is well documented
in The Politics of Heroin in S. E. Asia by Alfred McCoy, The Great Heroin
Coup by Henrik Kruger and Double-Cross by Sam and Chuck Giancana.
Vice-President George Bush, as Chairman of President Reagan's cabinet-level
working group and as Director of the National Narcotics Interdiction
System, was the highest U. S. governmental official involved in the
"war on drugs". Frances Mullen, Jr., former head of the Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA), called Bush's efforts "an intellectual
fraud" and "a liability rather than an asset". Soon after
these statements, Mullen resigned and the resultant General Accounting
Office (GAO) report was buried. In July, 1985, the suppressed GAO paper
reported that there were "no benefits from the National Narcotics
Border Interdiction System, directed by George Bush. In fact, the overall
effect was to encourage supply...." Monika Jensen-Stevenson, a
"60 Minutes" producer, quit her job after the CBS news program
refused to air the story she had uncovered relating to the covert drug
trade. Her book, Kiss The Boys Goodbye, details how our intelligence
community used the apparatus of the POW/MIA governmental agencies as
a cover for the trafficking of opiates from the "Golden Triangle".
President Reagan appointed Reform Party founder and Texas billionaire
Ross Perot to the President's Advisory Council on Foreign Intelligence.
Reagan made Perot a special presidential investigator, looking into
America's POW and MIAs from the Vietnam "War". Ross took the
job to heart and spent considerable time and money in pursuit of the
quest. He was given special clearance and access. He asked questions
and interviewed everyone he could find. From Kiss The Boys Goodbye :
"Relations between Bush and Perot had gone downhill ever since
the Vice-President had asked Ross Perot how his POW/MIA investigations
were going. 'Well, George, I go in looking for prisoners,' said Perot,
'but I spend all my time discovering the government has been moving
drugs around the world and is involved in illegal arms deals.... I can't
get at the prisoners because of the corruption among our own people.'
"This ended Perot's official access to the highly classified files
as a one-man presidential investigator. 'I have been instructed to cease
and desist,' he had informed the families of missing men early in 1987."
The wholesale importation of cocaine into the U.S. during "Iran/Contra"
is also well documented. George Bush, is known "to be in the loop"
with many of the players keeping in contact directly with his office.
Also, there has been much speculation as to the use of the off-shore
rigs, pipelines and other assets of Zapata Offshore being used for narcotic
trans-shipments. Narcotics such as cocaine and heroin cannot be manufactured
without the precursor chemicals. The largest maker of these precursor
chemicals is the Eli Lilly Company of Indianapolis, Indiana. The Quayle
family is a large stockholder, and George Bush has been on the Board
of Directors. Eli Lilly is also the company that first synthesized LSD
for the CIA. Rodney Stich's book Defrauding America tells of a "deep-cover
CIA officer" assigned to a counter-intelligence unit, code-named Pegasus. This unit "had tape-recordings of
plans to assassinate Kennedy" from a tap on the phone of J. Edgar
Hoover. The people on the tapes were "[Nelson] Rockefeller, Allen
Dulles, [Lyndon] Johnson of Texas, George Bush and J. Edgar Hoover."
Could George Bush be involved in the JFK assassination? In 1963, Bush
was living in Houston, busily carrying out his duties as president of
the Zapata Offshore oil company. He denied the existence of a note sent
by the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover to "Mr. George Bush of the CIA."
When news of the note surfaced, the CIA first said they never commented
on employment questions, but later relented said yes, a "George
Bush" was mentioned in the note, but that it was "another"
George Bush, not the man who took office in the White House in 1988.
Some intrepid reporters tracked down the "other" George Bush
and discovered that he was just a lowly clerk who had shuffled papers
for the CIA for about six months. He never received any interagency
messages from anybody at the FBI, let alone the Queen Mary. It is also
worth noting that a CIA code word for Bay of Pigs was Operation Zapata,
and that two of the support vessels were named Barbara and Houston.
Many say that George Bush was high up on the CIA ladder at the time,
running proprietorial vehicles and placed in a position of command,
responsible for many of the Cubans recruited into "service"
at the time. All through the Iran-Contra affair, Felix Rodriguez, the
man who captured and had Che Guevara killed for the CIA, always seemed
to call Bush's office first. From The Realist , (Summer, 1991): "Bush
was working with the now-famous CIA agent, Felix Rodriguez, recruiting
right-wing Cuban exiles for the invasion of Cuba. It was Bush's CIA
job to organize the Cuban community in Miami for the invasion.... A
newly discovered FBI document reveals that George Bush was directly
involved in the 1963 murder of President John Kennedy. The document
places marksmen by the CIA. Bush at that time lived in Texas. Hopping
from Houston to Miami weekly, Bush spent 1960 and '61 recruiting Cubans
in Miami for the invasion.... "George Bush claims he never worked
for the CIA until he was appointed Director by former Warren Commission
director and then president Jerry Ford in 1976. Logic suggests that
is highly unlikely. Of course, Bush has a company duty to deny being
in the CIA. The CIA is a secret organization. No one ever admits to
being a member.
The truth is that Bush has been a top CIA official since before the
1961 invasion of Cuba, working with Felix Rodriguez. Bush may deny his
actual role in the CIA in 1959, but there are records in the Bay of
Pigs invasion of Cuba that expose Bush's role..." On the Watergate
tapes, June 23, 1972, referred to in the media as the 'smoking gun'
conversation, Nixon and his Chief of Staff, H.R. Haldeman, were discussing
how to stop the FBI investigation into the CIA Watergate burglary. They
were worried that the investigation would expose their connection to
'the Bay of Pigs thing.' Haldeman, in his book "The Ends of Power",
reveals that Nixon always used code words when talking about the 1963
murder of JFK. Haldeman said Nixon would always refer to the assassination
as 'the Bay of Pigs'. On that transcript we find Nixon discussing the
role of George Bush's partner, Robert Mosbacher, as one of the Texas
fundraisers for Nixon. On the tapes Nixon keeps referring to the 'Cubans'
and the 'Texans.' The 'Texans' were Bush, Mosbacher and Baker. This
is another direct link between Bush and evidence linking Nixon and Bush
to the Kennedy assassination." So, why would an intelligence agency/secret
society want to smuggle drugs and assassinate JFK? Well, they make a
lot of money, and they garner intelligence assets through their participation.
There's also the rationale that the world is a seamy and unseemly place,
and if you're going to be the 'big boy' on the block, you better know
what's going on.
And what better way of knowing than by running it yourself? There are
also some who theorize that the covert drug trade fits with to destabilize
American families and society. Through demoralizing and fracturing the
body politic, they can impose their will using psychological warfare
and the political alchemy of the Hegellian dialectic. James Shelby Downard's
article, "Sorcery, Sex, Assassination and the Science of Symbolism
," an underground classic, links American historical events with
a wild, numerological, grand occult plan "to turn us into cybernetic
mystery zombies". The assassination of JFK, this article contends,
was the performance of a public occult ritual called The Killing of
the King, designed as a mass-trauma, mind-control assault against our
U.S. national body -politic. During Operation Sunrise, Operation Blowback,
Operation Paperclip and others, thousands of Nazi scientists, researchers
and administrators were brought to the United States after World War
II. Many were "smuggled" into the country against direct,
written, orders from President Harry S. Truman. Project
Monarch was the resumption of a mind-control project called Marionette
Programming, which started in Nazi Germany.
The basic component of the Monarch Program is the sophisticated
manipulation of the mind, using extreme trauma to induce Multiple Personality
Disorder. Mr. Downward feels that the perpetrators purposefully
murdered JFK in such a way as to affect our National identity and cohesiveness
-- to fracture America's soul. Even the blatancy of their conspiracy
was designed to show "their superiority" and "our futility".
There have been studies that show a correlation between the JFK assassination
and the rise in violence in society, distrust of government and other
extensions of social ills. Why this attack against our body politic?
In 1785, a bolt of lightning struck a courier enroute to Paris from
Frankfort-on-the-Main. A tract written by Adam Weishaupt,
founder of the Illuminati, "Original Shift in Days of Illuminations,"
was recovered from the dead messenger, containing the secret society's
long-range plan for "The New World Order through world revolution".
The Bavarian Government outlawed the society and in 1787 published the
details of The Illuminati conspiracy in "The Original Writings
of the Order and Sect of the Illuminati." In Adam Weishaupt's own
words: "By this plan, we shall direct all mankind in this manner.
And, by the simplest means, we shall set all in motion and in flames.
The occupations must be so allotted and contrived that we may, in secret,
influence all political transactions."
There is disagreement among scholars as to whether or not the Illuminati
survived its banishment. Nevertheless, the group had been quite successful
in attracting members and had allied itself with the extensive Masonic
networks. The Illuminati was publicly founded May 1, 1776 at the University
of Ingolstadt by Weishaupt, Professor of Canon Law. It was a very "learned"
society; Weishaupt drew the earliest members of his new order from among
his students." On December 5, 1776, students at William and Mary
College founded a secret society, Phi Beta Kappa. A second chapter was
formed, at Yale, in 1780. The anti-Masonic movement in the United States
during the 1820s held groups such as Phi Beta Kappa in a bad light.
Because of pressure, the society went public. This is noted by some
researchers as the direct cause of the appearance of Yale's Order of
Skull and Bones.
In "The Cyclopedia Of Fraternities", a genealogical chart
of general Greek-Letter college fraternities in the United States, shows
Phi Beta Kappa as "the parent of all the fraternal systems in [American]
higher education." There is only one "side" lineal descendant:
the Yale chapter of 1780. The line then continues to Skull and Bones
in 1832, and on through the other "only at Yale" senior societies,
Scroll & Key and Wolf's Head. Phi Beta Kappa is the "first
three Greek letters, for 'Philosophia Biou Kubernetes' or 'Love of wisdom,
the helmsman of life'." A skull homophone is scull, a quick, gliding
boat and part of Skull & Bones first nomenclature. John Robinson,
a professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh University in Scotland
and a member of a Freemason Lodge, said that he was asked to join the
Illuminati. After study, he concluded the purposes of the Illuminati
were not for him. In 1798, he published a book called "Proofs Of
A Conspiracy": "An association has been formed for the express
purpose of rooting out all the religious establishments and overturning
all the existing governments.... the leaders would rule the World with
uncontrollable power, while all the rest would be employed as tools
of the ambition of their unknown superiors."
"Proofs of A Conspiracy" was sent to George Washington.
Responding to the sender of the book with a letter, the president said
he was aware the Illuminati were in America. He felt that the Illuminati
had "diabolical tenets" and that their object was "a
separation of the People from their government." In "Proofs
Of A Conspiracy", Robinson printed the ceremony of initiation of
the "Regent degree" in Illuminism. In it "a skeleton
is pointed out to him [the initiate], at the feet of which are laid
a crown and a sword. He is asked 'whether that is the skeleton of a
king, nobleman or a beggar.' As he cannot decide, the president of the
meeting says to him, 'The character of being a man is the only one that
is importance'". This is, essentially, the same as the writing
in the Skull & Bones "tomb": "Wer war der Thor, wer
Weiser, Bettler oder Kaiser? Ob Arm, ob Reich, im Tode gleich."
Which reads: Who was the fool, who the wise man, beggar or king? Whether
poor or rich, all's the same in death." Is the Order of the Skull
& Bones part of the Illuminati? When a person is initiated into
Skull & Bones, they are given a new name, similar to the practice
of the Illuminati. And many recorded Illuminati members can be shown
to have contact and/or strong influences with many of the professors
that taught "Bonesmen" in Berlin.
When a secret society conspires against the sovereignty of a king, they
need to organize, raise funds, make their plans operational, and hopefully
bring them to fruition. Could we have in the United States a secret
society that has used the "National Security State" as a cover
for their nefarious plans? From George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography
: "That September , Robert Lovett replaced Marshall as secretary
of defense. Meanwhile, Harriman was named director of the Mutual Security
Agency, making him the U.S. chief of the Anglo-American military alliance.
By now, Brown Brothers, Harriman was everything but commander-in-chief.
"A central focus of the Harriman security regime in Washington
(1950-53) was the organization of covert operations and 'psychological
warfare.' Harriman, together with his lawyers and business partners,
Allen and John Foster Dulles, wanted the government's secret services
to conduct extensive propaganda campaigns and mass-psychology experiments
within the U.S.A., and paramilitary campaigns abroad....
"The Harriman security regime created the Psychological
Strategy Board (PSB) in 1951. The man appointed director of
the PSB [was] Gordon Gray.... Gordon's brother, R.J. Reynolds chairman
Bowman Gray Jr., was also a naval intelligence officer, known around
Washington as the 'founder of operational intelligence.' Gordon Gray
became a close friend and political ally of Prescott Bush; and Gray's
son became for Prescott's son, George, his lawyer and the shield of
his covert policy." So you have the Whitney/Stimson/Bundy clan
and the Harriman/Bush boys wielding a tremendous amount of influence
on the political, economic and social affairs of America and the world.
Then you have Prescott Bush's buddy Richard Nixon as an activist vice-president.
Then, a nation-chilling assassination, some time under LBJ with the
Bundy boys keeping things in line, then Nixon as President with "Bonesmen"
aides Ray Price ('??) and Richard A. Moore. Some time out for a Trilateralist-Democrat-patsy
president, followed by Prescott's son as an activist vice-president
Next, we get a Skull and Bones president who declares a "New World
Order" while beating up on his business partner, Saddam
Hussein. After twelve years of Republican administrations,
Bush passes the reins to his drug smuggling buddy from Arkansas, Bill
Clinton, who studied at Yale Law School. According to some researchers,
Clinton was recruited as a CIA operative while a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.
Could this be the "old Hegallian historical dialectic process"?
Will we get another failed Democratic administration? A scandal as disgraceful
as Nixon's fall? When Robert P. Johnson (William Barr) told Clinton
in a bunker in Arkansas that "you are our fair-haired boy, but
you do have competition for the job you seek. We would never put all
our eggs in one basket. You and your state have been our greatest asset....
Mr. Casey wanted me to pass on to you, that unless you fuck up and do
something stupid, you are number one on our short list for shot at the
job you always wanted." So, you have William Casey -- CIA Director,
George Bush's campaign manager and Sovereign Knight of Malta -- speaking
through the proxy of George Bush's last Attorney General to George's
rival in the 1992 federal elections.
Is it all just a show and sham for the hoi polloi? Perhaps so, if there
exists the type of control over the electoral process as told by Mae
Brussell and the suppressed book "VoteScam," written
by Jim and Ken Collier: "...Your vote and mine may now be a
meaningless bit of energy directed by preprogrammed computers-which
can be fixed to select certain pre-ordained candidates and leave no
footprints or paper trail. "In short, computers are covertly
stealing your vote. "--For almost three decades the American vote
has been subject to government-sponsored electronic theft. "--The
vote has been stolen from you by a cartel of federal "national
security" bureaucrats, who include higher-ups in the Central Intelligence
Agency, political party leaders, Congressmen, co-opted journalists --
and the owners and managers -- of the major Establishment news media,
who have decided in concert that how America's votes are counted, by
whom they are counted and how the results are verified and delivered
to the public is, as one of them put it, 'Not a proper area of inquiry.'
"--By means of an unofficial private corporation named News Election
Service (NES), the Establishment press has actual physical control of
the counting and dissemination of the vote, and it refuses to let the
public know how it is done."
Is the American electorate subjected to cyclic propaganda, pre-selected
candidates and winners, and psychological warfare to alienate Americans
from the institutions established to serve them by the Constitution?
Are the Democratic and Republican National Parties used for a Hegellian
experiment in controlled conflict? Pamela Churchill Harriman, Averil's
wife, is one of the Democratic Party's biggest fund-raisers. She once
gave Bill a job as director of her "PAM PAC" when he was defeated
for governor in 1980. Bill paid her back by appointing her as Ambassador
to France. Another Harriman/Bush friend is, Eugene Stetson ('34), was
an assistant manager for Prescott Bush at Brown Brothers, Harriman's
New York office. He organized the H. Smith Richardson Foundation. The
foundation, in the late 1950s, participated in the MKULTRA, the CIA's
domestic covert psychological warfare operation. The Richardson Foundation
helped to finance the testing of psychotropic drugs, including LSD,
at Bridgewater Hospital in Massachusetts, the center of some of the
most brutal MK-ULTRA experiments. During the Iran-Contra operations,
the H. Smith Richardson Foundation was a "private donors steering
committee," working with the National Security Council to co-ordinate
the Office of Public Diplomacy. This was an effort to propagandize in
favor of and run cover for the Iran-Contra operations, and to coordinate
published attacks on opponents of the program. The H. Smith Richardson
Foundation also runs the Center for Creative Leadership at Langley to
"train leaders of the CIA," as well as another center near
Greensboro, North Carolina, that trains CIA and Secret Service Agents.
Almost everyone who achieves the military rank of general also gets
This is just the tip of an iceberg. You also have eugenics and population
control, suppressed history and technology, yearly retreats, profitable
partnerships with brutal dictators, deals with "terrorists",
the involvement of the Knights of Malta, war-mongering and profiteering,
mind-control, secret societies for teens, ritual magic and more -- all
spinning the dark threads in the web of conspiracy that our spinning
blue ball has gotten caught in. We've got a whole new crop of "Bonesmen"
coming up, including George H.W. Bush's son George W. Bush ('68), Governor of Texas. When Don Schollander ('68), the Olympic gold-medalist
and only known Skull and Bones member living in Portland, was contacted
by Willamette Week reporter John Schrang regarding his involvement in
the Order, he said, "It's really something I can't talk about."
Not wouldn't, but "couldn't".
In wake of Antony Sutton's first ground-breaking exposes of the Order,
the Sterling Library at Yale has refused to allow any other researchers
access to the Russell Trust papers. Daniel Gilman, like most Bonesmen,
makes no mention of Skull & Bones or the Russell Trust in his memoirs
or biographies. So, are we all just 'fodder" for a secret society
with satanic overtones that is attempting to form a one world government
with themselves at the helm? Or is the Order of Skull and Bones just
a bunch of frat boys from Yale? Wanna bet your future on it?
(c) Copyright Little Red Hen, 1996 Bibliography George Bush: * George
Bush; The Unauthorized Biography Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin
ftp://tezcat.com/patriot * Two Faces of George Bush Anthony C. Sutton
Wiswell Ruffin House 1988 * George Bush - An Intimate Portrait Fitzhugh
Green Hippocrene Books The Immaculate Deception - The Bush Crime Family
Exposed Russell S. Bowen(ret. Brgdr. General, U. S. Army) America West
Publishers 1991 Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA - How the Presidency
was Co-opted by the CIA Terry Reed & John Cummings Spi Books 1994
The Mafia, C.I.A. & George Bush - Corruption, Greed and Abuse of
Power in the Nation's Highest Office- The Untold Story Of America's
Greatest Financial Debacle Pete Brewton SPI Books 1992 The Iran-Contra
Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in the Reagan Era Jonathan
Marshall, Peter Dale Scott & Jane Hunter South End Press 1987
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