Tuesday, October 19, 2010
A Peek Inside
Skull & Bones!
NOTWITHSTANDING. There's this new movie, The Social Network. I hear it was also a book. One or the other or both names the Phoenix SK Club at Harvard as an actor in the drama.
So now I guess we can expect a new wave of Discovery Channel documentaries about the Phoenix SK Club to add to the sinister revelations about Yale's Skull & Bones.
Has it occurred to anyone that the definition of a secret society is that it succeeds in remaining secret? Skull & Bones isn't a secret. You're all panting and upset about it. The Phoenix Club isn't a secret. Here it is:
Want to know a real secret? The Porcellian Club. Harvard's oldest final club. Founded in 1791. They have their own gate into Harvard Yard. All anybody knows about them -- even among the other Harvard final clubs -- is rumor and speculation. They're an eminence so gray as to be nearly invisible.
The Porcellian Gate. See the boar's head? No? Why it's so secret.
Other clubs take in ten to twelve members a year. The Porcellian accepts two or three. One of the few things we know about them is who they didn't take: Teddy Kennedy (The Owl), Jack and Bobby Kennedy (The Spee), Franklin Roosevelt (The Fly), J.P. Morgan (The Delphic -- in fact, he founded it to get in), and the Facebook boys (The Phoenix). uh, a point of explanation. At Harvard, the Porcellian is like Harvard; if you get in, that's where you go.
All of which begins to make Skull & Bones look like pretty small potatoes. First of all, the Bushes and Kerrys obviously didn't get into Harvard, or why would they go to Yale? And even if they had, there's no chance they would have gotten into the, uh, Porcellian.
If you have mystique even in a world of secrets, you must be special. The scuttlebutt at Harvard is that admission to the Porcellian is a free ticket to the rest of your life. If you need connections, the Porcellian will provide. If you need money, the Porcellian will provide. If you need, well, anything, the Porcellian will provide.
Wikipedia has a standard disinformation piece that lists some of the members. Of course, they don't list all the members. No mention of Count Dracula ('96), Darth Vader ('03), or Bonaparte Louis-Napoleon ('88), for example. Or the Archangels Michael ('91), Gabriel ('91), and Lucifer ('91).
I'm just saying. Nobody nowhere knows what goes on in this building.
Shouldn't the MSM start getting to the bottom of the real secret society that runs everything? Or are they just too afeared to do so?