Trading Truth for Solidarity - Part 5

Bush, Beliefs, and elusive Bonesmen

By Berit Kjos - October 10, 2007

For background information, see The Revolutionary Roots of the UN

and Marching toward Global Solidarity




Global Mind Change



Emphasis added below

Resources to aid your Understanding


"I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe."[1] President George W. Bush

"Americans of many faiths and traditions share a common belief that God hears the prayers of His children and shows grace to those who seek Him. ... There is a power in these prayers [to various gods].... I ask the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, each according to his or her own faith...."[2] President George W. Bush

"Quite a mixture of beliefs and activities.... How can The Order [of Skull & Bones] have a consistent objective with this potpourri of individual actions? The answer is, they are not at all inconsistent: because the objective of The Order is above and beyond these actions and in fact needs these seeming contradictions.... The answer to this seeming political puzzle lies in Hegelian logic...." See America's Secret Establishment, pp.33-34.

Does our president really believe what he says he believes, or is he just trying to please his audience at the moment? What else could cause his changing views?


During a recent interview with Charles Gibson (ABC News), Bush expressed his belief that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "I think we do," he said. "We have different routes of getting to the Almighty.'"[3]


Keep in mind, George W. Bush is neither a new nor a naive Christian. Throughout his presidency, he has assured us that he reads the Bible and believes in the Biblical Jesus. Various pastors have counseled and encouraged him through the years. Yet, he seems to have forgotten -- unless He never really believed -- that Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6


God makes it very clear in His Word that there is no other way to His Kingdom. While Jesus acknowledged that people will choose other routes, those shortcuts won't lead to His peace and victory:

"I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved.... The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." John 10:9-10

Consistent with his interfaith beliefs, President Bush hosted an Islamic celebration at the White House on October 4. He welcomed his guests with these words,

"Laura and I are pleased to have you here for our seventh Iftaar dinner. Tonight we celebrate traditions of Islamic faith, which brings hope and comfort to more than a billion people. For Muslims around the world, the holy month of Ramadan is... a time to celebrate Islam's learned and vibrant culture, which has enriched civilization for centuries.... Ramadan is also a good time for Americans of all faiths to reflect on the values we hold in common -- including love of family, gratitude to the Almighty...."[4]

What "Almighty" represents "all faiths"?


None do! We either choose the God who revealed Himself through His living Word -- Jesus Christ -- or we choose the world's false gods. The latter leads to disaster!


Before the Iftaar celebration, our president was interviewed by Elie Nakouzi, a reporter with Al Arabiya TV. You can read the entire interview at the White House Website, but here are some revealing excerpts:

Q: It's a great chance for me. I heard, Mr. President, also that you are receiving an Iftaar... in the White House, which is, of course, a Muslim ritual.


Q: the Islamic world they think that President Bush is an enemy of Islam.... Is that in any way true, Mr. President?

THE PRESIDENT: No, it's not....
I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe. I believe that Islam is a great religion that preaches peace. And I believe people who murder the innocent to achieve political objectives aren't religious people, whether they be a Christian who does that....

: ...Are you also a man of war, as some try to describe, President Bush?

THE PRESIDENT: Oh, no, no, I believe the actions we have taken will make it more likely peace happens. I dream it will be -- the last thing I want to be is a President during war. Now, remember, we got attacked....


See, I believe there is a universal God. I believe the God that the Muslim prays to is the same God that I pray to. After all, we all came from Abraham. I believe in that universality."[5]

Keep in mind that the universalism Bush has described embraces all the world's gods under one umbrella. His reference to Abraham makes no sense in light of God's warning to Abraham's followers:

"...when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them... [then] your heart is lifted up and you forget the Lord your God.... [Y]ou say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’... [I]f you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods... you shall surely perish." (Deuteronomy 8:10-20)

President Bush and the United Religions Initiative (URI)

Bush's universalism is the creed of the New World Order. One of the most influential leaders of the current shift from Biblical truth to a global spirituality is former Episcopal Bishop William Swing. In 1996, he founded the United Religions Initiative (URI), a global organization designed to bring all religions together to dialogue and seek common ground.[6] "You can work in terms of the model of the UN," he explained, "where you have the General Assembly and the Security Council."[7]

The original URI logo was a ring of symbols of the world's religions. Following his pluralistic persuasions, Bishop Swing raised his arms to join a Wiccan's invocation of Hekate and Hermes at the end of a 2000 global conference.[8] The next year, President Bush confirmed his support for the URI vision of solidarity in this appreciative letter:

"Both the United Religions Initiative and the International Diplomacy Council exist to foster a greater understanding among peoples. I salute these organizations for their roles in facilitating interaction among people and nations."[9]

By 1999, Bishop Swing had moved his headquarters to the Presidio, a former U.S. military base overlooking the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. The Presidio's other tenants included the Gorbachev Foundation and the Thoreau Center for Sustainability -- an office complex that unites a multitude of globalist, UN, environmental, spiritual and educational organizations in a common pursuit: to establish a new world order based on universal beliefs and values. President Bush beliefs would fit right in! [See Star Wars Joins United Religions at the Presidio]

In this context, God's Word becomes meaningless. Vital warnings such as this are simply dismissed as foolish fundamentalism:

"My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:12-13

The Bush family's support for the Moonies


The saffron-robed beggars of the seventies have donned more conservative clothing. "Claiming more than two million members," they are wealthy beyond comprehension -- and eager to buy the public endorsement of conservative leaders with a bent for universalism. Its "front groups" have infiltrated government, communities, the church establishments, and hearts of people around the world. So when the Rev. Sun Myung Moon offered to pay former President Bush for his praise and participation in various public events, Bush complied.


According to Lee Penn, author of False Dawn, George H. W. received $100,000 for sharing in the 1996 dedication of Rev. Moon's Tiempos Del Mundo, "a major Latin American paper based in Buenos Aires." Penn quotes Reuter,

"The former U.S. president, guest speaker at a banquet Saturday to launch Moon’s new publication.... [He] referred to Moon as ‘the man with the vision.' Bush then traveled with Moon to neighboring Uruguay... to help him inaugurate a seminary in the capital Montevideo to train 4,200 young Japanese women to spread the word of his Church of Unification across Latin America."[10]

Apparently Reverend Moon hopes to eradicate everything that makes Christianity unique. His next statements show his hostility toward Biblical Christianity:

 "God has been fighting for 2,000 years to build a foundation that can connect to the world.... I hope that all religious people will join their hearts together and follow through on my proposal to establish a council within the United Nations composed of representatives from various religions, parallel with the General Assembly....

     "I have already appointed tens of thousands of Ambassadors for Peace. All around the world, they carry the banner of the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace that I founded.... It will not be long before the will of the almighty, omniscient and absolute God is accomplished."[11]


  "An interfaith group founded by Unification Church leader Sun Myung Moon is spearheading an effort to have Christian ministers remove crosses from their churches, calling them a symbol of oppression and perceived superiority....

     "The cross has served as a barrier in bringing about a true spirit of reconciliation between Jews and also between Muslims and Christians, and thus, we have sought to remove the cross from our Christian churches....'"[12]

Skull & Bones (S&B) prepares Yale students for leadership

This next section may trouble some of you, so I hesitate to include it. But without a glimpse of the organized leadership behind the scenes, we can't begin to understand the values that motivate our president. As an introduction to S&B, let me quote Dr. Carroll Quigley, the history professor at the Foreign Service Schools of Georgetown University whom Clinton honored in his acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic Convention. In Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time, Quigley wrote:

"There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent in the way the radical Right believes the Communist act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operation of this network because I have studied it for twenty years, and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret records."[13, p. 950]


"The powers of financial capitalism has another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole."[13, p. 324]


"The chief problem of American political life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international. The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so the that American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy."[13, pp.1247-1248]

In other words, elected officials come and go, but the unelected leaders behind the scenes continue their guidance. [See the European model]. These are current and historical facts, not conspiracy theories! Many of those unelected leaders were primed for their future roles as Bonesmen at Yale. You probably recognize some of these family names: Whitney, Lord, Taft, Bundy, Harriman, Weyerhaeuser, Rockefeller, Goodyear, Sloane, Stimson, Phelps, Perkins, Pillsbury, Kellogg, Vanderbilt, Heinz, Kerry, and Bush.

S&B has trained three generations of the Bush family: Prescott Bush, his son George W. H. Bush, and his grandson George W. Bush, our current president. The book, Fishing out Skull & Bones, gives us a glimpse of its history:

"The story begins at Yale, where three threads of American social history -- espionage, drug smuggling and secret societies -- intertwined into one....  In 1823, Samuel Russell established Russell and Company for the purpose of acquiring opium in Turkey and smuggling it to China. Russell and Company merged with the Perkins (Boston) syndicate in 1830 and became the primary American opium smuggler. Many of the great American and European fortunes were built on the “China” (opium) trade.... [more information]

"William Huntington Russell (S&B 1833) Samuel’s cousin, studied in Germany from 1831-1832. Germany was a hotbed of new ideas.... Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel [was a professor] at the University of Berlin.... Hegel (an occultist) called the state the 'march of God in the world'...."[14]

In Hegel's dialectic process, there must be two or more sides to everything. Nothing is absolute; everything is continually changing -- in a preplanned direction. As Ismail Serageldin said at the 1996 UN Conference in Istanbul (Habitat II), "Let's just make sure that social change and transformation are going in the right direction." [Taped at the Conference]

Webster's dictionary defines the word "dialectic" as: "(Hegelian philosophy) a logical subjective development in thought, from a THESIS through an ANTITHESIS to a SYNTHESIS, or ... a continuous unification of opposites." Every belief must evolve and change through by trained facilitators leading small diverse groups toward a pre-planned consensus. The required diversity provides the needed "conflict" or tension between opposing views.

See also Community Oriented Policing | Classroom dialectic | The Dialectical Imagination

"When Russell returned to Yale in 1832, he formed a senior society [Skull & Bones] with Alphonso Taft.

"The secretive Order of Skull and Bones exists only at Yale. Fifteen juniors are 'tapped' each year by the seniors to be initiated into next year’s group.... Far from being a campus fun-house, the group is geared more toward the success of its members in the post-collegiate world....

"On September 29, 1876, a group... broke into the Skull and Bones holy of holies.... Upstairs was lodge-room 322, the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, furnished in red velvet with a pentagram on the wall.... The raiding party found another interesting scene in the parlor.... 'On the west wall, hung among other pictures, an old engraving representing an open burial vault, in which, on a stone slab, rest four human skulls, grouped about a fool's cap and bells, an open book, several mathematical instruments....'"[14]

How significant were these symbols? We don't know. But they do suggest that S&B's future world leaders were not trained to trust the holy God we love. Instead, those cultic images remind outsiders like us of another world -- one driven by social and spiritual forces determined to erase God's "divisive" truths from the minds of the masses. That other world seems far removed from the historical America we know and the values we love. In that other dark domain, power counts more than peace -- and compromise replaces convictions. That's why its members can accept any deity as long as it serves their process of change.

The article, "Bush 'Worship' at Shinto Temple Troubles Christians" adds another clue to the beliefs that drive President Bush. On a visit to Japan in February 2005, he and his wife chose to enter the temple built to house the spirit of a former Japanese emperor. They clapped to awaken the revered spirit, then bowed in worship. Yet, they didn't have to do this ritual for diplomatic purposes. In fact, their escort, the Prime Minister, waited in the car, since the Japanese constitution bans his participation in Shinto rituals.[15]


Considering all the evidence, I tend to believe that President Bush and the S&B share a common interest in spiritual mysticism, political power, social elitism, and dialectical compromise. Today's postmodern times fit their aims. Certainty is out (banned by the dialectic process); but social and spiritual evolution are in. During the Christian era, Bonesmen have had to conform to Christianity to maintain their progress and influence. But now, anything goes -- except Christian absolutes. 

"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders.... because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved." 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

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1. Interview of the President by Al Arabiya, Oval Office, White House, October 4, 2007,

2. National Day of Prayer, 2007: A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

3. "Bush on Religion and God," 10-24-04,

4. "President Bush [speaks at Islamic] Dinner at the White House," 10-4-07,

5. "Interview of the President by Al Arabiya," Oval Office, 10-4-07,

6. See and The URI form of facilitated dialogue (between diverse members) in small groups is based on the occult teachings of Georg Hegel. His dialectic process was embraced by Marx, Lenin and Stalin as a means to social change. See Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition

7. Richard Scheinin, religion reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, February 3, 1996.

8. Lee Penn, False Dawn (Sophia Perennis, 2004), page 5.

9. The International Diplomacy Council, a non-governmental organization (NGO) which helps State Department officials welcome foreign groups of dignitaries. The letter was posted here <> but has been removed. Source: Lee Penn, 1-5-02, "Bush Praises URI Initiative," The Christian Challenge, Washington, DC.

10. Reuters, “Bush Praises Sun Myung Moon as ‘Man of Vision,” November 25, 1996. Cited in False Dawn, page 116.

11.  Rev. Sun Myung Moon, "God's Fatherland and the One World," December 9, 2002.

12. Jeff Johnson, "Christian Churches Should Stop Using the Cross," 8- 22-03,\Culture\archive\200308\CUL20030822a.html

13. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1966), pages, 950.

Kris Milligan, editor, Fishing out Skull & Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society (Trine Day, 2003) pages 1-4.


15. Mark Ellis, "Bush 'Worship' at Shinto Temple Troubles Christians in Japan and U.S.,"

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