Bohemian Grove Fact Sheet
What is the Bohemian Grove? The Bohemian Grove is a 2700 acre redwood forest, located in Monte Rio, CA. It contains accommodation for 2000 people to "camp" in luxury. It is owned by the Bohemian Club. See how it was infiltrated
What is the Bohemian Club? The Bohemian Club is a private. all male club, which is headquartered in the Bohemian building in San Francisco. It was formed in 1872 by men who sought shelter from the frontier culture (or lack of culture).
Who are the present members? The Club has evolved into an association of rich and powerful men, mostly of this country (there are similar organizations in other countries). Some artists are allowed to join (often at reduced rates), because of their social status and entertainment value. The membership list has included every Republican U.S. president (as well as some Democrats) since 1923, many cabinet officials, and director; & CEO's of large corporations, including major financial institutions.
What industries are represented among the members? Major military contractors, oil companies, banks (including the Federal Reserve), utilities (including nuclear power), and national media (broadcast and print) have high-ranking officials as club members or guests. Many members are, or have been, on the board of directors of several of these corporations. You should note that most of the above industries depend heavily on a relationship with government for their profitability.
The members stay in different camps at the Grove, which have varying status levels. Members & frequent guests of the most prestigious camp (Mandalay) include: Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, S. D. Bechtel, Jr., Thomas Watson Jr. (IBM), Phillip Hawley (B of A), William Casey (CIA). and Ralph Bailey (Dupont). George Bush resides in a less prestigious camp (Hillbillies) with A. W. Clausen (World Bank), Walter Cronkite, and William F. Buckley.
What activities take place at the grove? The grove is the site of a two week retreat every July (as well as other smaller get-togethers throughout the year). At these retreats, the members commune with nature in a truly original way. They drink heavily from morning through the night, bask in their freedom to urinate on the redwoods, and perform pagan rituals (including the "Cremation of Care", in which the members wearing red-hooded robes, cremate a coffin effigy of "Dull Care" at the base of a 40 foot owl altar). Some (20%) engage in homosexual activity (but few of them support gay rights or AIDS research). They watch (and participate in) plays and comedy shows in which women are portrayed by male actors. Although women are not allowed in the Grove, members often leave at night to enjoy the company of the many prostitutes who come from around the world for this event. Is any of this hard to believe? Employees of the Grove have said that no verbal description can accurately portray the bizarre behavior of the Grove's inhabitants.
Besides this type of merriment. the annual gathering serves as an informational clearing house for the elite. The most powerful men in the country do their "networking" here, despite the Grove's motto "weaving spiders come not here" (don't do business in the Grove). At these gatherings men representing the government, military-industrial, and financial sectors meet and make major policy decisions. The Manhattan project, which produced the first atomic bombs, was conceived at the Grove in 1942. Other decisions made at the Grove include who our presidential candidates will be. There are speeches, known as "Lakeside Talks", wherein high-ranking officials disseminate information which is not available to the public-at-large.
What are the topics of discussion at the Lakeside Talks?
by Mary Moore
BOHEMIAN GROVE ENCAMPMENT
HIGHLIGHTS OF LAKESIDE TALKS OVER TIME
updated July 2003
The LAKESIDE TALKS at BOHEMIAN GROVE are conducted twice daily during the July encampment. They feature prominent men representing CORPORATE, FINANCIAL, MILITARY and POLITICAL elite circles. They provide a way to float ideas that often lead to public policy but are done without public scrutiny. Do "Weaving Spiders" indeed come to the Grove? YOU BE THE JUDGE!!! *
|July 16||FRED STARR (Policy Institute Chairman)||Topic: "Any Good News from Afghanastan & Central Asia?"|
|July 15||DANIEL KAMMEN (Prof. of Energy Unv. of Calif. Berkeley)||Topic: "The Coming Energy Transition"|
|July 19||RICHARD MULLER (Prof. Physics Unv. of Calif. Berkeley)||Topic: "Military Secrets of the Ocean, Atmosphere & UFOs|
|July 18||JAMES R. LILLEY, Former Ambassador to China & Korea||"China, Taiwan & the U.S. in the 21st Century"|
|July 21||MARTIN ANDERSON, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution||"Status of Missile Defense"|
|July 22||JOHN MAJOR, Former Prime Minister of England||"World View"|
|July 29||HENRY KISSINGER, Former Secretary of State in Reagan Administration||"Do We Need a Foreign Policy?"|
|July 16||DAVID BRODER, Author & Syndicated Columnist||"Direct Democracy--Curse or Blessing?"|
|July 20||JOHN SPENCER||"Africa--Are We Wasting Our Time?"|
|July 21 |
|FRANK POPOFF, Chairman of the Board of DOW Corporation||"Environmental Journey" (ed. note: the irony the irony)|
|July 17 |
|WILLIAM PERRY, former Secretary of Defense||"Preventive Defense & American Security...21st Century"|
|July 18||LOU GERSTNER, Chairman & CEO of IBM Corporation||"The Networked World: Are We Ready For It?"|
|August 1 |
|JAMES A. BAKER lll, Former Secretary of State in Reagan Administration||"The Imperative of American Leadership"|
|July 11||AMB. JAMES WOOLSEY, former CIA Director||"Rogues, Terrorists..:National Security in the Next Century"|
|July 15||CHRISTOPHER DeMUTH||"The Triumph of the Market & the Politics of Affluence"|
|July 25||ANTONIN SCALIA, Sitting Justice-U.S. Supreme Court||"CHURCH, STATE & THE CONSTITUTION"!!!!!|
|July 13||GOV. PETE WILSON, Governor of California||"Keeping Faith With Leland Stanford"|
|July 16 |
|DAVID M. KENNEDY, Author & U.S. History Professor||"Can the U.S. Still Afford to be a Nation of Immigrants?"|
|July 25||GEORGE P. SHULTZ, Bechtel Exec. & Secretary of State-Reagan administration|
|July 20 |
|ROBERT NOVAK, Conservative Columnist||"Behind the Beltway-How the GOP is transforming Washington's Tribal Society"|
|July 21||ALEX J. MANDL (Executive V.P. AT&T)||Topic: "Communications & Weaving Spiders -- the Complex Web of Futuristic communications"|
|July 22||NEWT GINGRICH, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives||Topic Unknown (surprise speaker)|
|July 29||GEORGE BUSH SR., Former President of the U.S.A.||"Reflections: Past, Present and Future"|
|July 17||CASPAR W. WEINBERGER, Secretary of Defense--Reagan Administration||"The World and Mr. Clinton"|
|July 28||CHARLES W. HOSTLER||"Desert Storms Aftermath"|
|July 18||RICHARD NIXON, Past President of U.S.A.||Topic Unknown|
|July 22||GEN. VERNON WALTERS, involved in CIA coup in Chile||"Integration of the European Economic Community"|
|July 24||PRINCE BANDAR BIN SULTAN||"Middle East Peace Process"|
|July 20||JOHN LEHMAN, Secretary of the Navy in Reagan Administration||Topic: "Smart Weapons"|
|July 20||HELMUT SCHMIDT, Former Chancellor of Germany||"The Enormous Problems of the 21st Century"|
|July 22 |
|ELLLIOT RICHARDSON, Secretary of Defense/Attorney General in Nixon Administration||"Defining a New World Order"|
|July 26||RICHARD CHENEY, Secretary of Defense in Bush Sr. Administration||"Major Defense Problems of the 21st Century"|
|July 17||GEORGE SHULTZ, Secretary of State in Reagan administration||Topic: "Agenda for America"|
|July 14||FRANK BORMAN (Astronaut)||"The Future of the U.S. in Manned Space Flight"|
|July 22||MICHEL ROCARD, Prime Minister of France||"Europe: 1992......"|
|July 28||MALCOLM FORBES, Industrialist||"Who's On First?"|
|July 17||SIDNEY D. DRELL||Topic: "Arms Control and Star Wars"|
|July 19||WILLIAM H. WEBSTER, Director of the F.B.I.||"Spies and Terrorists: Confronting the Enemies Within"|
|July 21||ALEX HALEY, Author of Roots||"Why Am I Here?" (good question)|
|July 25||DAVID PACKARD, Co-founder of Hewlitt Packard||"A Presidential Commission"|
|July 17||EDMUND W. LITTLEFIELD (C.E.O. General Electric/Utah Mining)||"Enjoying the Corporate Climb"|
|July 21||A.W. CLAUSEN (C.E.O. Bank of America/President: World Bank)||"The Global Economy--Time to Get Out of the Woods"|
|July 22||FRED HENDERSON lll||Topic: "Commercial Opportunities in Space: the Next Decade"|
|July 25||ADM. ROBERT FOLEY||"World Naval Power"|
|July 16||MARVIN L. GOLDBERGER||Topic: "Space War-Fact vs. Fancy"|
|July 17||JOHN SWEARINGEN, Chair of the Bd. Standard Oil of Indiana||"Energy 1981"|
|July 17||CASPER WEINBERGER, Secretary of Defense: Reagan Administration||"Rearming America"|
|July 24||GEORGE LENCZOWSKI||"The Persian Gulf Crisis"|
|July 25||FRED HARTLEY, C.E.O. Union Oil||"Oil"|
|July 26||EDWARD TELLER, Scientist & Father of the H bomb||"Nuclear Energy"|
|August 1||FERDINAND GRAF VON GALEN||"World Bank and International Monetary Systems"|
BOHEMIAN GROVE ACTION NETWORK
P.O. Box 296, Occidental CA 95465
What's not right about this? When powerful people work together, they become even more powerful. The Grove membership is wealthy, and becoming more so, while the middle class is steadily becoming poorer. This close-knit group determines whether prices rise or fall (by their control of the banking system, money supply, and markets), and they make money whichever way markets fluctuate. They determine what our rights are and which laws have effect, by appointing judges. They decide who our highest officials shall be by consensus among themselves, and then selling candidates to us via the media which they own. Important issues and facts are omitted from discussion in the press, or slanted to suit their goals, but they are discussed frankly at the Grove. Is there true democracy when so much power is concentrated in so few hands? Is there any real difference between the public and private sectors when cabinet members come from the boardrooms of large corporations? Is the spending of billions on weapons, which are by consensus no longer needed, really the will of the people? Or is it the will of General Electric, General Dynamics, and the other weapons contractors represented at the Grove?
What can I do to make a difference? Educate yourself about the Grove and it's inhabitants, and the true nature of the power structure in the world. Then educate your friends. Since most major newspapers and broadcast stations are owned by "insiders", be wary of everything you hear in the press. If you can, participate in protest activities during the July retreat.
How do I get more information about the Grove? Send a note to: Bohemian Grove Action Network, P.O. Box 296, Occidental CA 95465. A $5 donation to cover printing and mailing costs is requested.
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