Who Really Controls the USA and How Do They Do It?
Since G.W. Bush became Pre... No, I can't say it. Since G.W. Bush took over the Oval Office, a lot of stuff that would previously have been considered reckless "conspiracy theory" has merited more than a second glance. Yale's secretive Skull and Bones club is the most obvious example, particularly as John Kerry is also a member.
Now UnderReported.com has an amazing expose of the Bohemian Club, a similarly secretive group with very powerful members meeting once a year to perform bizarre rituals. The list of known members and guests over the years makes an interesting read:
Gerald R. Ford, Henry A. Kissenger, Casper Weinberger, Art Linkletter, Bing Cosby, John Diebold, the consultant [presumably of Diebold Voting Machines]; Edgar F. Kaiser Sr. of Kaiser Industries; Richard Cooley, former president of Wells Fargo Bank; Allan Sproul, former head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Emmet Solomon, former president of the Crocker-Citizens National Bank, and Louis B. Lundborg, retired chairman of the Bank of America.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, before he was president; Robert F. Kennedy, when he was Attorney General; Arnold Palmer, the golfer; Nelson A. Rockefeller; former Chief Justice Earl Warren; David Sarnoff, former chairman of RCA; Herman Wouk, the writer; Dr. Wernher von Braun of the space program; Neil Armstrong, an astronaut, Richard M. Nixon, who is a club member, former Defense Secretary Harold Brown.
[...] Senator Charles Percy, Republican of Illinois, William Buckley, Bing Crosby, Phil Harris and William Randolph Hearst Jr. belong, as do the presidents of the Wells Fargo Banks, the First National Bank of Chicago, the Sourthern Pacific Railway, the Los Angeles Times, Pacific Gas and Electric, Levi Strauss, Stanford University and the University of California, among others.
Full story here, with excerpts from various reports.
Update: Seems Richard Nixon once famously described the gathering as "the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine." More at Prison Planet.