Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Skull & Bones
#10 - Pure Coincidence?
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Both of the "major" 2004 presidential candidates were inducted into one of the country's most infamous secret societies, Skull & Bones at Yale University back in the 1960s. Just think about the odds—out of approximately 800 Bonesmen alive today, two of them ran against each other for president of the United States—out of a population of more than 300 million people! That's quite a coincidence, don't you think?

#09 - Brotherhood of Death
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Founded in 1832, The Order of Skull and Bones (formally known as the Brotherhood of Death) is Yale's oldest secret society. Headquartered in a "windowless tomb" on High Street, Skull and Bones is only open to 15 Yale seniors, who are "tapped" to join in the spring of their junior year.

#08 - The Order
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"Those on the inside know it as The Order. Others have known it for more than 150 years as Chapter 322 of a German secret society. More formally, for legal purposes, The Order was incorporated as The Russell Trust in 1856. It was also once known as the 'Brotherhood of Death'. Those who make light of it, or want to make fun of it, call it 'Skull & Bones', or just plain 'Bones'."
—Anthony C. Sutton, America's Secret Establishment, 1986

#07 - Knights of Eulogia
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"So, according to Skull and Bones lore . . . in 322 B.C., a Greek orator died. When he died, the goddess Eulogia, the goddess, whom Skull and Bones called the goddess of eloquence, arose to the heavens and didn't happen to come back down until 1832, when she happened to take up residence in the tomb of Skull and Bones. Now Skull and Bones does everything in deference to this goddess. They have songs or . . . sacred anthems that they sing when they are encouraged to steal things, some remarkably valuable items, supposedly, they are said to be bringing back gifts to the goddess. They begin each session in the tomb, and they meet twice weekly by unveiling a sort of a guilt shrine to Eulogia. That's the point of the society. They call themselves the Knights of Eulogia. That's where the 322 comes in."
—Alexandra Robbins, author of Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power, Pacifica Radio interview, January 22, 2004

#06 - Deer Island
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One of the Thousand Islands, Deer Island, which lies near Alexandria Bay, New York, is reportedly used as a Skull & Bones retreat.

#05 - Strange Bonding Rituals
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According to rumor, initiates engage in strange bonding rituals such as lying in a coffin and reciting their sexual history in front of all the members. The object of such rituals is to create intense loyalty among members of the society. Some critics allege that these rituals contain satanic overtones.

#04 - Geronimo's Skull
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George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott, and fellow Bonesmen reportedly robbed Geronimo's grave and stole the Apache chief's skull and some of his personal effects at the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery in 1918.

#03 - White House
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Upon graduation, quite a few former Bonesmen use their bonds of power and influence to make their way up through the ranks of America's power elite, many in the area of foreign policy. A select few Bonesmen have parlayed their Skull and Bones connections to make a play for the White House (believe it or not, even President William Howard Taft was a Bonesman, as well as George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush).

#02 - Prominent Bonesmen
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Other prominent Bonesmen include James L. Buckley (U.S. Senator), William F. Buckley (columnist), John Chafee (U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy), John Sherman Cooper (U.S. Senator and member of the Warren Commission), John Daniels (founder of Archer Daniels Midland), Paul Giamatti (actor), Pierre Jay (first chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York), John Kerry (U.S. Senator), Winston Lord (Chairman of Council on Foreign Relations), Henry Luce (Time-Life), Archibald MacLeish (poet), David McCullough (historian), William Huntington Russell (Connecticut State Legislator), Amos Alonzo Stagg (famous football coach), Harold Stanley (founder of Morgan Stanley), Potter Stewart (U.S. Supreme Court justice), Alphonso Taft (Secretary of War and father of William Howard Taft), Robert A. Taft (U.S. Senator), Morrison R. Waite (U.S. Supreme Court justice), James Whitmore (actor), William Collins Whitney (U.S. Secretary of the Navy) and many others.

#01 - Bagmen
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Meanwhile, presidential candidates are handpicked behind closed doors to play the "bagman" role, as the National Security State churns on uninterrupted since the days of Harry S. Truman, who signed the National Security Act in 1947.

Top 10 List Courtesy of Art Spackle

User Comments - Add a Comment
highjinx - 2008-02-23 19:12:45
This is presented as if it were a bad thing. Does anyone think what we have is an accident? That without the dedicated guidance of an elite class of intellectuals and men of means we would be any different than 19th century Europe or the Ottaman Empire? Republicanism and Civic Virtue must be enforced and defended for without them we and our way of life is lost. The vast majority who have given their lives to public service are great men, most unknown. If societies such as Skull and Bones have produced more of these men than is "a coincidence" it is no accident and we should thank God that there are people who dedicate their lives to preserving and quantifying the ideals which have given us this place and time that we enjoy. Wake up people, don't let the psuedo-intellectuals lead you down this primrose path. Our rights and freedoms have been guaranteed by men who have given their all to ensure the premises on which our country was founded have not been diluted and dispersed by ignorance.
Anonymous - 2008-02-29 09:10:17
sorry, but i cannot feel gratitude towards a gang of megelomaniacal thugs and pirates for perpetuating their disease of greed and deceit by tempting their classmates to join them in their appalling antics...
matt - 2008-03-11 15:14:50
to hijinks check out the patriot act to see what bush thinks about our freedom. skull and bones while powerful is not an entity for advancing civilization or society. it is about using friends and connections to advance yourself and your family.
marissa - 2008-03-23 01:17:52
Guiding us? Leading the way? The Bush family is EVIL. They don't give two sheets about any American family that makes less than 300,000K per year. Yes, we should have intellectuals to lead us and to ensure our rights, but I can assure you that whomever is running the white house "behind the curtain" isn't there to help the people right now. Bush just vetoed legislation to stop the CIA from using a form of torture, he passed the Patriot Act which, although I suppose could help us convict "terrorists" we may find, but it also makes our CONSTITUTION OBSOLETE. And Taft passed the Labor-Management Relations Act which weakened labor unions and their ability to fight for their wages... I realize not all "bonesmen" have done horrible things to our country to oppress and hurt us, but a group with ideals like these absolutely disgust me. And how can I respect some piece of crap like Prescott Bush and his cronies who rob the grave of a native man who fought to see an end to the assimilation of his culture, his family, and his complete way of life? I'm very sorry you're so ignorant to what the government actually cares about, and has been forcing on the world for decades: imperialism to gain POWER, and lots of money. (Look at Vietnam, Iraq, Cambodia, Nicaragua, pretty much anywhere in South America, etc...) Read a history book... :/
AFaceInTheCrowd - 2008-06-16 19:03:32
"This is presented as if it were a bad thing. Does anyone think what we have is an accident? That without the dedicated guidance of an elite class of intellectuals and men of means we would be any different than 19th century Europe or the Ottaman Empire?" How much are they paying you to shill for them?
Hellen - 2009-02-18 22:18:25

I think that it all makes sense-god warned that wed be mislead by worshiping our own greed-when Lucifer offered Jesus all those things Jesus knew he didn't need Lucifer to obtain them-people are lazy and these people pick and feed off that-no man needs what another has we could all be equal if given equality in education and nutrition but people allow weirdOs like these run our lives and worlds as long as they supply them a big mac and beer-sickening how the worlds turned out-hope the Vatican gets it over with.....

PROTOCOLIST - 2009-08-07 11:49:47

According to the protocols of the elders of zion, secret societies are an essential tool to establish world zionism: "Our force is invisible. We rule through a goyim proxy of secret societies that are ignorant of our master plan" "The secret organization acts are the more unscrupulous inasmuch as it works behind a screen, behind the backs of all sorts of agents, the changing of whom not only does not injuriously affect but actually aids the secret force by saving it, thanks to continual changes, from the necessity of expanding its resources on the rewarding of long services. " "Since despotism is no longer legal or overt, it is in now unseen and secretly hidden, yet nevertheless it is a sensibly felt despotism in the hands of some secret organization " It is no coincident that skull and bone members are fervent supporters of Zionism.

Anonymous - 2009-10-23 17:15:23

highjinx, either you're part of the illuminati or you're just plain uneducated as to what's going on in the world. Most of the wars that you think people are fighting for were "created" by the very people who are sending in troops to fight those wars. Hitler was sponsored by the Rockefeller family for the war (not only by Rockefeller, by other powerful families as well), who are supposedly Jewish families. They create war to create fear in people. When people are in a state of fear they can get away with running the world and do what it is that they want to do. There's so much more to this. Don't buy into it that they're fighting for your freedom, they're creating the war.

The Truth - 2011-02-05 17:55:08

If there are men hiding in dark places keeping secrets, then they must be hiding something. If there are men hiding secrets of nonsense for fun they are fools and liars. How Skull and Bones society conducts there business isn’t any concern to me until it actually affects my way of living. Even if they think differently, I am created equal to them. I came from the same stuff of life. For those men who put their rights above all others are fools and are not to be trusted. Real men have nothing to hide and hold their allegiance to the truth.

Philosophy for moderns - 2013-08-31 21:46:36

Ok here we go, people who criticizize secret organizations don't actually know very much about them. They may never have experienced a situation in which they have something to lose or fear that end and make need to protect it. The thing they fear losing money no no not exactly power more likely. I'm sorry but some esoteric German mystics in the late 16 th century are not responsible for the state of the word today -we are we have this thing called human nature and those irrational subconscious drives are just too easy to manipulate for one or several orginazations all intertwined havering a secret handshake . Ok here it goes there is this thing called the profit motive there is this theory of politics that comes into being at the same time authored in large part by an Austrian named Marx etc. there is no boogie man there are people namely in business finance and specialized forms of contractual law that know what I mean taking the helm of the most mobilized social exparament in western human history is no small undertaking. All the Ivy League schools have esoteric elitist fraternal organizations on their campus each has a central more elite version like scull and bones or the order etc. they were not born out of a need to control but to mediate and make sure originally only British loyalists were taught the keys to the kingdom that's why those named schools the Ivy League seem to have the only pathway to autocracy it's how it was set up even before our revolution blacksmiths kids didn't go to Harvard in 1690- whatever not to be cynical just straight forward. Now on the above comment on JDR well he obviously was outside these original forms of ownership of land and equity so he took his monolopies financial power to the mattresses with them internationally to vertically integrate the production internationally of petrol there is no connection there is no boogie man I'm greatful,for our domestic petrol explosion in the second half of the 19 th century and even more greatful it was someone as reverent and hard working for the grater good as JDR so fuck all you morons just keep squabbling over the learned helplessness and lacking awareness to personall accountability if these people were not present to govern these forces to our grater national benefit where would we be? Destabilized that's where we'd be and for all of you who are kicking this rabble I think it is more out of resentment than true attained knowledge kind of like the whole of Europe being cynical about Swiss reluctance to goin the euro union etc if you don't understand the connection between Swiss banking and the US don't comment on the order. Didn't a couple of families loose their whole fortunes because of short futures on cotton when Sherman took New Orleans it's not just beer barons kids touched for the order a lot like 80% are actually hard working climbers looking for a rich young woman to marry etc etc yep I said it its a way of grouping massive estates and tax sheltering those estates and grouping those assets together to create market trends now the CFR and Tri llatteral now those were JDR's pr groups to make you think the revolution of 1917 was like our own his attempt failed and was internally challenged by congress etc etc you could go on about this stuff forever and isn't that the point with sun tzu's discription of properly utilized disinformation .... What has gotten us here is natural law or order not secret orders governance you imps all the sacrifices along the way aren't meant to be just handed over to walking zombies lets be careful not to be hiding class warfare in our tones when giving examples of social injustice like that photo I know they have cause I can't find it anywhere else so it must be there it's a photo of poncho villa strapped to the grill of a dodge destroyer with a young Patton automatic rifle over his shoulder foot on the fender well like he was hunting a deer two wrongs don't make a right be carefull when pointing fingers the sadeist is always there own victim in the end

XXX - 2014-01-05 10:20:12

There are things out there that no one will ever know. But the work of the order will always be there

STREETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2014-04-09 10:01:57

They can fuck with the law legally so that is why I hustle before I get hustled. Fuck the las and all their branches. Don't sAy I cAnt do this shit when they're doing it too. Fuckin pigs thinking we stupid,bitches don't know we in these streets scopin out everything and we know before they do. We also know about those civilians that do dirt and keep quiet don't think we haven't found out. BUT if I cOuld join I wud just to be koo like Dubya and just blow these trees all day fuk it! #PaperRoute

Darb Filtar - 2014-11-21 04:06:57

Jfk's skull is in there

Anonymous - 2014-12-20 04:29:58

Satan's team doing what they do best: lie, cheat, and steal; all in the name of NEW WORLD ORDER! They will serve each other well in hell!

Anonymous - 2015-02-05 14:51:09

Fratnerity Boys who need to keep secrets and steal Indian bones etc...should not be leading our Nation or anyone else. THEY should and some will be imprisoned soon enough...the world is waking up. If We The People don't eliminate these Satanic Secret Societies...THEY will try to eliminate all of us. READ your history. THEY are Luciferians all....from long ago.

Hon Sampson K - 2015-04-25 09:21:45

How can I also join this noble society

Juda - 2016-07-05 08:03:02

It's a date... 322nd day of the year. That is 17th of November 2016 with 44 days remaining. Number 44 like 44th president Obama. The scull and bones represents roman numerals. The crossed bones represents 'X' or number 10. One scull is number 1. That is number 10 and number 11 (10+1). Put together, it's 10th of November 2016. Two dates, 7 days apart encrypted with Scull & Bones as background... unmistakenly a deadly message to all of us. Note: US elections is on 8th of November 2016.

Judah - 2016-10-08 06:35:44

Little known fact: S&B is a fraternity of pirates who took over the world

Laughing Hysteric - 2017-04-01 00:57:44

This has got to be some sort of hoax! ROFLMAO at ALL of you! Greek goddess Eulogia? Uhhh... There is no such goddess in Greek mythology. Eulogia is the Greek word for "a blessing" or "a praise", like a eulogy. It's usually used to describe the blessing of objects, like the bread and wine of the Eucarist. And that image? That's not even a Greek goddess at all! It's a relief from the Old Babylonian period, often called the Queen of Night by the British Museum. It's thought to depict either Ishtar, the Mesopotamian goddess of love and beauty, or possibly Lilith, a Mesopotamian demon. Ishtar's Greek equivalent would be Aphrodite, and the Egyptian Isis. Also, I severely doubt that 322 has anything to do with the suicide of Demosthenes, an Athenian patriot who led the Athens revolt against Macedon. But, if it is then wouldn't indicate that these men revere patriotism? You should read about Demosthenes. I'll just assume that all of the other images and accusations are also an elaborate hoax. I can't believe any of you fell for it. Just go to show that people are so ignorant they'll believe anything without even trying to investigate into the matter, at all. A quick use of Google could have dispelled all of this. ROFLMAO! What fools!

Eulogia - 2017-05-02 21:44:30

But is Eulogia a good person or a bad person? I'm just curious. Just a simple yer os no would be fine. Thank you!

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