By Bob Feldman
Posted Oct. 11, 2005
Forward courtesy of Dr. Kanya
A few years ago a movie called SKULLS—which seemed to draw its initial
inspiration from Yale University's secretive Skull and Bones society—was
shown in some theatres around the United States . According to the 1998
edition of SHARING THE PIE: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO WEALTH AND POWER IN AMERICA
by Steve Brouwer:
"Skull and Bones is a small, secret society of Yale University.
During the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century
it was home to many rich, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant young men who went
on to run the country, including William Howard Taft, Republican president
from 1908 to 1912; Averell Harriman, the leading financier of the Democratic
Party from 1932 to 1992; Prescott Bush, the manager of Harriman's bank,
Republican senator, and father of George Bush; and George Bush, Republican
president from 1988 to 1992 [and the father of the current U.S. president,
George W. Bush].
The list could be filled out with the names of scores of very
influential Americans--for example, Henry Stimson, Republican financier
and two-time secretary of war, and Henry Luce, the nation's leading publisher
(TIME, LIFE, FORTUNE, etc.).
"In the first half of the twentieth century, George Bush's
father and his generation of Bonesmen were intimately involved in maintaining
family wealth, looking after the welfare of America's largest banks and
corporations, running the affairs of both political parties, and directing
U.S. foreign and domestic policies."
The 1990 book TELEVISION AND THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY by Douglas
Kellner also observed that former President George "Bush's father Prescott
had connections with the intelligence service, was involved in the secret
investment bank...and, like his son, was a member of the secret Skull and
Bones society at Yale..."
Like George W. Bush's father, the president of the Ford Foundation
between 1966 and 1979, McGeorge Bundy, was a member of the Skull and Bones
society. In addition, both the father [Harvey Bundy] and the brother [William
Bundy] of former Ford Foundation President Bundy were members of Skull and
According to NATION magazine contributing editor Kai Bird's
MacArthur Foundation, LBJ Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation-subsidized
book, THE COLOR OF TRUTH: MC GEORGE BUNDY AND WILLIAM BUNDY--BROTHER IN
"In his junior year Harvey [Bundy] was selected to the
most exclusive and ritualistic of fraternities, Skull and Bones. Only fifteen
men were tapped for membership each year in the secretive club. [Harvey]
Bundy was enormously pleased...
"Nothing affected him more at Yale than the people he
met at Skull and Bones. They met twice a week, and [Harvey]Bundy claimed
the friendships he formed were such that Skull and Bones `did more for us
than any other single experience in our lives.'...
"Skull and Bones had been founded in 1832...William H.
Russell...endowed Skull and Bones with a considerable fortune, managed by
the Russell Trust Association...The clubhouse and its dining facilities
were one thing, but the Russell Trust also owned a summer house on Deer
Island, a rustic retreat in the Thousand Islands region of upstate New York.
The Russell Trust also reportedly had a special fund from which any Bonesman
could withdraw up to $15,000 in a lifetime for any purpose...
"Skull and Bones...reinforced the paridigm of the Bundy
brothers' Boston Brahmin upbringing..."
The Ford Foundation's Vice President for Educational Programs
who also chaired the Ford Foundation's Public Policy Committee when McGeorge
Bundy was Ford Foundation President--Harold Howe--was also a member of Skull
and Bones. Under Skull and Bones member Howe's chairmanship, the Ford Foundation's
Public Policy Committee "dispersed several million dollars a year on
projects which were seen as too far afield from Ford's guidelines,"
according to THE COLOR OF TRUTH.
Another Skull and Bones member who has been playing a prominent
role in U.S. Establishment politics since the now-deceased McGeorge Bundy
moved out of his Ford Foundation office in 1978 is U.S. Senator John Kerry--who
has been mentioned as a possible Democratic Party presidential candidate
All information posted on this web site is
the opinion of the author and is provided for educational purposes only.
It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor
can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer
of your choice for medical care and advice.