Skull and Bones

(M B, May 2008.)

“And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed...yea, even the sword of the justice of the Eternal God shall fall upon you, to your overthrow and destruction if ye shall suffer these things to be. Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you.(Moroni, The Book of Mormon, Ether 8:21-25)

Presidential Election 2004

Tim Russert: “You were both in Skull and Bones, the secret society.” George W. Bush: “It's so secret we can't talk about it.”


Tim Russert: “You both were members of Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale. What does that tell us?” John Kerry: “Not much, because it's a secret.”

“And [Nephi] seeing the people in a state of such awful wickedness, and those Gadianton robbers filling the judgment-seats — having usurped the power and authority of the land; laying aside the commandments of God, and not in the least aright before him; doing no justice unto the children of men; Condemning the righteous because of their righteousness; letting the guilty and the wicked go unpunished because of their money; and moreover to be held in office at the head of government, to rule and do according to their wills, that they might get gain and glory of the world, and, moreover, that they might the more easily commit adultery, and steal, and kill, and do according to their own wills.” (Mormon, The Book of Mormon, Helaman 7:4-5)

Gordon B. Hinckley

“The Book of Mormon narrative is a chronicle of nations long since gone. But in its descriptions of the problems of today's society, it is as current as the morning newspaper and much more definitive, inspired, and inspiring concerning the solutions of those problems.

“I know of no other writing which sets forth with such clarity the tragic consequences to societies that follow courses contrary to the commandments of God. Its pages trace the stories of two distinct civilizations that flourished on the Western Hemisphere. Each began as a small nation, its people walking in the fear of the Lord. But with prosperity came growing evils. The people succumbed to the wiles of ambitious and scheming leaders who oppressed them with burdensome taxes, who lulled them with hollow promises, who countenanced and even encouraged loose and lascivious living. These evil schemers led the people into terrible wars that resulted in the death of millions and the final and total extinction of two great civilizations in two different eras.(Gordon B. Hinckley, also stated verbatim in his 1981 work Be Thou an Example. First Presidency Message, Ensign, August 2005.)

Ezra Taft Benson

“I testify that wickedness is rapidly expanding in every segment of our society. It is more highly organized, more cleverly disguised, and more powerfully promoted than ever before. Secret combinations lusting for power, gain, and glory are flourishing. A secret combination that seeks to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries is increasing its evil influence and control over America and the entire world.(Ezra Taft Benson, I Testify, Ensign, p. 87. November 1988.)

George Washington

Shortly before he died, George Washington read John Robison's book Proofs of a Conspiracy which exposed the Bavarian Illuminati. Washington immediately expressed his belief to the preacher who had sent him the book, that the designs of the Illuminati were infecting our country. Yale's fraternity Skull and Bones, was established in 1832, and according to evidence, is very likely a branch of the German society started in 1798 by Adam Weishaupt, who was a professor at Ingolstadt University.

“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, or that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects; and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” (George Washington, Letter to Reverend G. W. Snyder, Writings of George Washington, p 518-519.)


Skull and Bones

Antony C. Sutton

(1925 – 2002) Antony Sutton was a research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, from 1968 to 1973. He was a former economics professor at California State University Los Angeles. He was born in London in 1925 and educated at the universities of London, Gottingen and California with a D.Sc. degree from the University of Southampton, England. While at Stanford, Sutton wrote a three volume series detailing how American technology built the Soviet Union, and later, wrote a work entitled Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler. After receiving a membership list of Yale's secret society, Skull and Bones, from an anonymous source, Sutton traced the lives of each of the members to reveal a pattern in their efforts and aims. Sutton's last work America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones is the culmination of that effort. The following is the introduction of America's Secret Establishment:

America’s Secret Establishment

After 16 books and 25 years in basic research I thought I’d heard it all…the world was a confused mess, probably beyond understanding and certainly beyond salvation—and there was little I could do about it.

Back in 1968 my Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development was published by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In three substantial volumes I detailed how the West had built the Soviet Union. However, the work generated a seemingly insoluble puzzle—why have we done this? Why did we build the Soviet Union, while we also transferred technology to Hitler’s Germany? Why does Washington want to conceal these facts? Why have we boosted Soviet military power? And simultaneously boosted our own?

In subsequent books, the Wall Street series, I added more questions—but no answers. I had more or less arrived at the conclusion that there was no rational answer that could be proven.

Then a year or so ago I received an eight-inch batch of documents—nothing less than the membership lists of an American secret society. Glancing through the sheets it was more than obvious—this was no ordinary group. The names spelled Power, with a capital P. As I probed each individual a pattern emerged…and a formerly fuzzy world become crystal clear.

The book you will read here is a combined version of a series reporting on this research. Each volume builds on the previous volume in a logical step-by-step process.

These volumes will explain why the West built the Soviets and Hitler; why we go to war, to lose; why Wall Street loves Marxists and Nazis; why the kids can’t read; why the Churches have become propaganda founts; why historical facts are suppressed…and a hundred other whys.

This series is infinitely more important than the original Western Technology series on technological transfers. If I have a magnum opus, this is it.

Antony C. Sutton
Phoenix, Arizona
July 30, 1983