Rumors are circling around online and across the right-wing community about Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) being a member of the Satanic secret society Skull and Bones.
Conservative Zone takes a jump into the rabbit hole to investigate.
Skull and Bones is not a fictional organization.
Also known as The Order, Brotherhood of Death, or Order 322, it was founded in 1832 as a Yale University, undergraduate organization whose members are seniors. William Huntington Russell and Alphonso Taft initially co-founded it as “the Order of the Skull and Bones”. It has reportedly attracted members who went on to become powerful political elites. The Russell Trust Association reportedly maintains the outfit’s real estate assets and oversees membership, called “Bonesmen.”
Over its 190-year existence, Skull and Bones garnered alumni who rank among the most influential people, bar none. The list reportedly includes Pres. George W. Bush, Pres. George H.W. Bush, Secretary of State John Kerry, Pres. William Howard Taft, the father of American football Walter Camp, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, and National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr. Several Fortune 500 elites and members of the CIA are rumored to be Bonesmen, and the not-so-secret society opened its ranks to women in 1991.
While Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) attended Yale University from 1997 to 2001 and has risen to national prominence in the Republican Party, he has not indicated Skull and Bones membership. While attending Yale, DeSantis emerged as captain of the university’s baseball team and posted a .336 batting average as a senior. Credible accounts point to his joining the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, which seems more consistent with his fun-loving personality. If there is any link, both Bush presidents were also members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. That and $8 will get you a Starbucks latte.
Although no fact-based evidence suggests Gov. DeSantis aligned himself with Skull and Bones, some questions linger about other underground organizations. Skull and Bones is considered one of Yale’s “Big Three” senior societies. The others are Scroll and Key and Wolf’s Head. Skull and Bones reportedly takes no more than 15 members in a given year, making entrance difficult.
But the Republican strongman did possess a high profile at Yale before earning a law degree at Harvard. As people go down the secret society rabbit hole, his membership in Scroll and Key, or Wolf’s Head, appears somewhat more likely. Some speculate that if not Scroll or Wolf, then DeSantis must undoubtedly have been a member of Yale’s St. Elmo Society. In fact, DeSantis is actually listed as a prominent former member of the “open secret society,” having participated in 2001. Should the Florida Republican run for president in 2024 and win, he would rank as the most politically powerful member to date. He may arguably be the most high-profile member already.
No one knows whether Gov. DeSantis covertly joined Skull and Bones or one of the other big three.
According to wide-reaching reports, Skull and Bones earned a reputation for intellectualism. Bonesmen routinely meet to debate the salient political issues of the day while enjoying fine dining. It’s also notoriously alcohol-free. Some speculate that’s why U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh reportedly joined Truth and Courage at Yale instead. They were considered more of a free-spirited party outfit compared to the stuffy Bonesmen.
So why is Gov. Ron DeSantis trending as a member of the Satanic secret society Skull and Bones?
Perhaps the late William F. Buckley Jr’s National Review hit the reason directly on the head: “Ron DeSantis Has All the Right Enemies.”
The fake news media and left-wing zealots are gunning for DeSantis because he could be the next president should Trump decide not to run in 2024.
Or maybe all of the rumors could be true and we’re all getting played… Who the hell knows anymore?