Bohemian Grove: Where the Big Boys Are Right Now
Rumbling in the Redwoods
What are our leaders doing there?
By Kelly McGinley in 2005
While most of the country is on vacation and preparing for school, 2500 world leaders meet in secret near the Russian River (in Monte Rio) in Sonoma County, California.
This 2700 acre retreat is called the Bohemian Grove. It was founded in 1872 and its main use is a yearly gathering of the elite all male San Francisco Club. Other groups include Pacific-Union and Olympic Clubs. The membership includes every Republican President and some Democrats since 1923. Cabinet officials, CEO's of large corporations plus media moguls and leaders of major financial institutions including the Federal Reserve are all invited.
Among the most prestigious members are President George W. Bush, his dad, Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, S.D. Bechtel, J.R. Thomas Watson, Jr. (IBM), Phillips Hawley (B of A), William Casey (CIA), and Ralph Bailey (Dupont), A.W. Clausen (World Bank), Walter Cronkite and William F. Buckley.
Many from the Bush administration such as Tom Ridge, Colin Powell, and Donald Rumsfield have been seen entering the grove. Let's not forget Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwartneggar. Rumors have it that Prince Charles and Arafat have been on the guest list.
I have always been very leery of secret societies and bizarre rituals that grown men do but this one takes the cake. The first of three satanic ceremonies occurs on opening night with hundreds of participants. This event is called "Cremation of Care" and includes "high priests", pallbearers in bright red hoods and flowing robes. They carry a coffin with a skeleton which is burned representing the killing of the "Cares of the World". All this occurs at the feet of a giant size owl.
This bizarre ritual can be seen on a video made by Alex Jones who broke into the camp. Others through the years have tried to sneak into satisfy their curiosity. As with Skull and Bones, what happens here is too secret for discussion.
Several slips ups have occurred. Nixon was once recorded as saying he attended and that it was the most "faggy" place one could imagine. Rumsfield once spoke of it in a speech that he gave at the Hudson Institute.
One thing we know for sure. The media has helped in the secrecy. Since 1872 there has been very little reported on the Bohemian Grove. Yet every year there are hundreds of protesters and spies to see who enters.
As much as these world leaders want to keep it a secret event, this is too hard to hide. The employees of the grove have said that no verbal description can accurately portray the bizarre behavior of the Grove's inhabitants.
A New York Post story reports that the guests are being waited on by famous gays. Other news outlets report of male prostitutes serving the campers.
Beside Druid like rituals, policy speeches are regularly made by members and guests. Major decisions such as the Manhattan Project and who our presidential candidates will be occur during this two week no fly zone.
I interviewed Elizabeth Stinson and Susan Lament, residents of the area, who have been protesting for many years. They keep a vigil of who enters The Grove. They hear all the rumors of what goes on there. They know that policy made there is not for public consumption.
The word "Bohemian" means "one who leads a loose and unsettled life". In the witchcraft books, an owl represents wisdom and death. In the scriptures God called for all the groves to be cut down because of what took place in them. The most notorious events that took place in groves involve sodomy.
Deuteronomy 12:3 "And ye shall overthrow their alters, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place."
It is hard to imagine that our leaders and leaders from around the world participate in such bizarre rituals. Thank goodness for news outlets like News with Views which get this information out to the public so you can connect the dots.