The American Presidency and Secret Societies
"Follow the money."
- Deputy Director of the FBI, William Mark Felt, a.k.a "Deep Throat," informant during investigation of the Watergate scandal, 1972.
On June 4, 1963, President Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110. This order virtually stripped the Federal Reserve of its power to loan money with interest to the United States government. President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve would soon be out of business. This Executive Order, which still stands today, gave the Treasury Department the authority to issue silver certificates against any silver in the Treasury. In less than five months after signing this Executive Order, President Kennedy was assassinated (November 22, 1963). The United States notes (silver certificates) he issued were taken out of circulation immediately. Federal Reserve Notes continue to serve as the legal currency of this nation. - Life for Liberty Association
"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes, or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know." - President John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence―on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed." - President John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
Skull and Bones, which aims to get its members into positions of power (Bush Sr. and his father Prescott Bush were also members). During the presidential campaign in 2004, Tim Russert separately questioned Kerry and Bush about their memberships; both laughingly stonewalled the question. Though they graduated just two years apart, and the society reportedly only inducts 15 new "Bonesmen" a year, Bush curtly denied knowing Kerry during their time at Yale.
On August 31, 2003, Tim Russert first asked John Kerry about his membership in Skull and Bones. Part of the transcript is below:
Russert: You both were members of Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale. What does that tell us?"
Kerry: Ahh.., Not much cuz it's a secret... (Laughs...)
Russert: Is there a secret handshake? Is there a secret code?
Kerry: I wish there were something secret I could manifest there.
Russert: Three twenty-two, a secret number?
Kerry: There are all kinds of secrets, Tim. But one thing is not a secret; I disagree with this President's direction that he's taking the country. We can do a better job. I intend to do it.
On February 8, 2004, Tim Russert asked President Bush the same question, and the President confirmed he is a member by saying he can't talk about. Part of the transcript is below:
Russert: You were both in Skull and Bones, the secret society.On April 18, 2004, Tim Russert again asked John Kerry the question. Part of the transcript is below:
President Bush: It's so secret we can't talk about it.
Russert: What does that mean for America? The conspiracy theorists are going to go wild.
President Bush: I'm sure they are. I don't know. I haven't seen the (unintel) yet. (Laughs)
Russert: Number 322.
President Bush: First of all, he's not the nominee...
Russert: Before we go, you and George Bush were both members of Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale. The rule is, if someone mentions Skull and Bones, you walk out of the room. If you're both in a...
Kerry: You trying to get rid of me here?
Russert: You're both in a presidential debate and the moderator says "Skull and Bones," you both leave the podiums?
Kerry: I doubt it.
Russert: You'll hang in there.
Kerry: I think you'll see both of us have our two--you know I'd love to have a debate with the president right now. There's so much to talk about for our country.
Note: Tim Russert, moderator of NBC’s "Meet the Press" and one of the world's best-known journalists, died on the afternoon of June 13, 2008, from a 'heart attack' after returning from lunch and collapsing at the network’s Washington bureau. He was 58.
Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart experienced a similar 'heart attack' death around 1 a.m on March 1, 2012. He was 43. He was found on the sidewalk near his Westwood, California, home after having collapsed. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Arthur Sando, on the evening just prior to his death, Breitbart walked into The Brentwood – a restaurant and bar in L.A. – and sat down next to him. Sando recognized Breitbart due to his fame and they engaged in a discussion for about two hours. Sando said that Breitbart was “friendly and engaging” and that he had stopped at the bar for a drink but hadn’t come there to meet anyone in particular. Breitbart didn’t drink excessively, according to Sando’s account, was on his blackberry a lot, and didn’t exhibit any signs of health or other problems. Before Breitbart left they exchanged contact information and planned on getting together. A month prior to his death, while speaking at CPAC, Breitbart bragged to his audience about having incriminating videos of Barack Obama that would sink the president’s reelection campaign. Later he told Lawrence Sinclair of Sinclair News “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.”
Genesis 3:22, men who want to be their own gods: this describes the members of Skull and Bones and other occult secret societies.
And the LORD God said, "Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever." - Genesis 3:22
Skull and Bones members, like all secret societies before them, are said to seek the "tree of life" by which to restore man's lost immortality. This knowledge is widely believed by Bonesmen to be held in the secrets of DNA and by way of cloning so as to avoid death and judgment. In this sense Bonesmen share a common belief with cultists like the Raelians, who believe man is the product of "alien scientists," and who wish to overthrow traditional Christian religion with a one world religion based on "aliens as god" with Lucifer as their chief "god." One of the symbols used to represent this philosophy of "rebirth from death" is the phoenix, and it is a favorite symbol of these cultists.
Manly P. Hall, 33° Mason, "The Lost Keys of Freemasonry"
"There exists in the world today, and has existed for thousands of years, a body of enlightened humans united in what might be termed, an Order of the Quest. It is composed of those whose intellectual and spiritual perceptions have revealed to them that civilization has secret destiny. The outcome of this 'secret destiny' is a World Order ruled by a king with supernatural powers. This king was descended of a divine race; that is, he belonged to the Order of the Illumined for those who come to a state of wisdom then belong to a family of heroes―perfected human beings."
According to Alex Jones, the financial elite believe they can attain the fountain of youth and "restore man's lost immortality" by merging with technology; their goal is to evolve (through technology, science, bionics, robotics, transhumanism) into superhumans that will live forever.
"Man is a god in the making. And as the mystic myths of Egypt, on the potter's wheel, he is being molded. When his light shines out to lift and preserve all things, he receives the triple crown of godhood." - Manly P. Hall, "The Lost Keys of Freemasonry," p. 92
Adam Weishaupt (1748-1811) is often credited with starting a "new" secret society called the Illuminati. Actually it was not new at all, and had been around long before his time under different names, but during Weishaupt's lifetime this organization was revealed in public.
The Freemasons had recently started a new branch of Freemasonry - Freemasonry of the Scottish Rite with its 33 degrees of initiation. It is still today one of the most powerful secret societies in the world, with members that are political leaders, religious leaders, businessmen, and other influential individuals. It is believed that Weishaupt was sponsored by the Rothschilds, who then were (and still are) the heads of Freemasonry worldwide.
"Not only were many of the founders of the United States government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe which helped them to establish this country for A PECULIAR AND PARTICULAR PURPOSE known only to the intiated few." - Manly P. Hall, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages," pp. XC and XCI
The Illuminati had its own grades above (or rather beside) the 33 degrees of Freemasonry. Even members initiated to the higher degrees of Freemasonry had no knowledge of the Illuminati grades - it was a very protected secret. Weishaupt planned to take over the world, and he made up distinct strategies to create a one-world government and a "New World Order." All this was written down into something called the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, yet written in a way to put the blame on the Jews if the secret plan would leak.
An emissary for the Illuminati who was carrying the Protocols was struck by lightning when he rode over a field, and they were found and revealed to the world. This was in the 1770s. Weishaupt and his Illuminati "Brothers" had to flee and work underground because the organization was outlawed. It was decided by the Brotherhood that the name Illuminati should never again be used in public; instead front groups should be used to fulfill the purpose of intended world domination. One of the front groups was of course the Freemasons, who had a better reputation at the time.
Before entering the upper grades in the cult, a Brother of a higher level asks the apprentice to spit on the Christian cross. If the person refuses due to his Christian belief, the higher initiated Brother tells him he did the right thing and has showed his loyalty to his religion. But that person will never be admitted into the highest grades; he will always be met with excuses from the council why he can't continue. On the other hand, if the person does spit on the cross, he is showing his loyalty to the Brotherhood instead and is considered trustworthy enough to be admitted to continue up the grade chart. He will now have access to the "secret libraries," where the wisdom from long gone ages is gathered, and he is allowed to take part of it and the magic rituals. He will be more and more involved in Black Magic/Satanism and prepared for the "big secrets."
It is believed that Weishaupt was ultimately murdered by his Freemason Brothers because of his continued use of the term Illuminati. The Illuminati are terrified to be revealed, afraid that the public will kill them in fury when they find out about their crimes.
World War I and II were both attempts to take over the world. After the Second World War, people were so tired of all the killing that they welcomed the United Nations (UN). The official policy of the UN was to safeguard the peace so nothing like WWII would ever happen again. The UN was another important front organization for the Illuminati to unite the countries of the world into one. The Brotherhood works its influence through their plan of "problem-reaction-solution." By starting two world wars, they created a problem, which in turn created a reaction from the population, who wanted a solution to the wars. So the Illuminati created a solution to the problem that they themselves started ("order out of chaos") by founding the United Nations—one further step toward a one-world government.
All secret societies including the Illuminati believe in the power of rituals, symbols and numbers. The world is full of their black magic symbols and numerology, which are often hidden in plain view (i.e. the dollar bill), and only visible to those "in the know." Their favorite symbols seem to be the pyramid, triangle, star, eternal flame, and especially the "all seeing eye," often in stylized format to make it less immediately recognizable.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. - Genesis 3:4-5
In his book, The Deadly Deception, 32° Mason Jim Shaw, one of the highest ranking Freemasons to ever defect to Christianity, wrote:
There is underlying all Masonic thinking and writing, an attitude and spirit of elitism which says, 'Masonry is not for everyone, just for the select few.' At the same time, Masonry teaches it is the only true religion and that all other religions are but corrupted and perverted forms of Masonry. This is both elitist and contradictory, in that it leaves no hope for the non-elite to ever be able to find the 'true religion.' Freemasonry proudly proclaims it makes good men better, but this leaves no provision for bad men to ever be able to become good."Masonry at its highest levels, where the final secrets are hidden, is about worship of Satan. Here are some documented Masonic quotes concerning those "hidden secrets":
"One of the most hidden secrets involves the so-called fall of angels. Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct saviours and creators of divine man. Thus Satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the Church, grows into the grandiose image. It is Satan who is the god of our planet and the only god. Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe, this ever-living symbol of self-sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity." - Sister H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret DoctrineAnd the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. - Revelation 12:9
"It (Satan) is that angel who was proud enough to believe himself God; brave enough to buy his independence at the price of eternal suffering and torture; beautiful enough to have adored himself in full divine light; strong enough to still reign in darkness amidst agony, and to have made himself a throne out of this inextinguishable pyre." ― Brother Eliphas Levi, Historie de la Magie
God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. - 2 Peter 2:4