Friday, February 15, 2008

The wonderful material that the Hoover Institution recruits

* it looks like "the conspiracy" got the original version of this post. Here is the entire post in all it's ironic and sardonic glory.

The wonderful material that the Hoover Institution recruits

Anthony Sutton, author of "America's Secret Establishment, an Introduction to Skull and Bones", the secret society at Yale, is a wonderful example. The Hoover institution is an extreme right wing pro-free market pseudo-institution associated with Stanford. D'nesh D'Souza is or was employed there.

Sutton's credibility in the book is supposedly bolstered by the fact that he studied economics in a large variety of institutions and wrote books about the gold standard. I say supposedly because although an extensive educational background would normally be impressive, once you actually get into the book you realize it's a joke and that whatever the author learned in the way of scholarly methods he's either forgotten or learned very imperfectly in the first place.

Skull and Bones is the Yale secret society that John Kerry, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush among others were members of. It's limited to fifteen people each year and those people either come from very wealthy establishment families or are aspiring to become part of the same. It appears to be a kind of old boys network. Sutton believes that they're behind the rise of the Soviet Union.

You can download the book for free Here

Some Sutton quotes:

"The British Connection
Some well read readers may raise a question - how does The Order the its families relate to Cecil Rhodes secret society, Milners Round Table, the Illuminati and the Jewish secret society equivalents? How do these fit into the picture?

We are concerned here only with the core of a purely American phenomenon with German origin. It is
undoubtedly linked to overseas groups. The links between The Order and Britain go through Lazard Freres and the private merchant bankers. Notably the British establishment was also founded at a University - Oxford University, and especially All Souls College at Oxford. The British element is called "The Group."

The Group links to the Jewish equivalent through the Rothschilds in Britain (Lord Rothschild was an original member of Rhodes "inner circle"). The Order in the U.S. links to the Guggenheim, Schiff and Warburg families. There were no Jews at all in The Order until very recently. In fact, The Order has, as Rosenbaum suggests, some definite anti-semetic tendencies. Token Jews (and token blacks) have been ad

There is an Illuminati connection. Some details are in the Esquire article, more details will be in our future
volumes."

Next step, the Lizard People.

I mean, come the fuck on, you have a supposed academic who believes that the world is controlled by the Illuminati, with Jewish merchants playing a large role in it (although the particular thing he's talking about is somewhat anti-semitic). He believes that the Skull and Bones organization is linked to a group founded by Cecil Rhodes in Oxford called "The Order" that controls the Council on Foreign Relations and just about everything else.

Much like the "Learned Elders of Zion" these people are thought to craftily create both leftist and right wing organizations so that they can therefore profit by the strife and gain more power. Bwahaha!

So while people in the establishment are targeted, Sutton also goes after early educational reformers, who tended to be leftists or at least liberals, for supposedly introducing a system of sinister indoctrination and dumbing down in the guise of teaching kids to be creative and not forcing them to learn things by rote, to be spat out again on a test.

They're supposedly responsible for both Nazism and Communism.

Lot of credibility there, my friend. No doubt the promised future volumes will provide entertainment for people who like delving into the depths of idiocy and bullshit.

There seems to be no notion of a mechanism through which the people mentioned supposedly control everything. All Sutton does is list a bunch of people who are part of the East Coast power structure, point to their membership in all of these organizations, then point out that they were all members of Skull and Bones and say Aha! That proves Skull and Bones controls everything! What about the other elite members of these societies who were never members of Skull and Bones? Beyond a disclaimer at the beginning humbling saying that the organization is not behind all the worlds' ills the notions that other forces are at work, or that Skull and Bones is just an elite club whose members make up just a portion of other very elite institutions, aren't brought up at all.

Someone pointed out that you could link stock market fluctuations with weather conditions, the point being that Correlation does not imply Causation. I put this in bold because Sutton, who has a Ph.D. should be familiar with this notion.

But the, this is the Hoover Institution, so we have to give them a little leeway, because they're sort of, well, you know.

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