posted on Jun, 8 2005 @ 12:51 PM
here's a few more nuggets on the harmless frat.....
As soon as initiates are allowed into the "tomb," a dark, windowless crypt in New Haven with a roof that serves as a landing pad for the
society's private helicopter, they are sworn to silence and told they must forever deny that they are members of this organization. During
initiation, which involves ritualistic psychological conditioning, the juniors wrestle in mud and are physically beaten - this stage of the ceremony
represents their "death" to the world as they have known it. They then lie naked in coffins, mast......., and reveal to the society their innermost
sexual secrets. After this cleansing, the Bonesmen give the initiates robes to represent their new identities as individuals with a higher purpose.
The society anoints the initiate with a new name, symbolizing his rebirth and re-christening as Knight X, a member of The Order. It is during this
initiation that the new members are introduced to the artifacts in the tomb, among them Nazi memorabilia - including a set of Hitler's silverware -
dozens of skulls, and an assortment of decorative tchochkes: coffins, skeletons, and innards. They are also introduced to "the Bones whore," the
tomb's only full-time resident, who helps to ensure that the Bonesmen leave the tomb more mature than when they entered.
Under the society's direction, Bonesmen developed and dropped the nuclear bomb and navigated the Bay of Pigs invasion. Skull and Bones members had
ties to Watergate and the Kennedy assassination. They control the Council of Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission so that they can push
their own political agenda. Skull and Bones government officials have used the number 322 as codes for highly classified diplomatic assignments. The
society discriminates against minorities and fought for slavery; indeed, as evidence eight out of twelve of Yale.s residential colleges are named for
slave owners while none are named for abolitionists. The society encourages misogyny: it did not admit women until the 1990s because members did not
believe women were capable of handling the Skull and Bones experience and because they said they feared incidents of date rape. This society also
encourages grave robbing: deep within the bowels of the tomb are the stolen skulls of the Apache Chief Geronimo, Pancho Villa, and former President
Martin van Buren.