It’s Bohemian Grove Time

Beginning yesterday (Saturday 22 Jul 2006), the world’s elite came to gather in the infamous Northern California retreat known as Bohemian Grove. As Bob Norberg of The Press Democrat writes, “a steady line of Gulfstream, Cessna and Falcon corporate jets landed Thursday at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, signaling the opening of the annual Bohemian Grove encampment.” Norberg also informs us that John Travolta and George Clooney were expected to fly in. I guess the Scientologists are in The Club now.

Despite the seemingly-auspicious concept of the world’s most powerful bankers, statesmen, bonesmen and tycoons gathering together in a dark grove in front of a giant owl-shaped altar to participate in an annual bonfire known as “The Cremation of Care,” the Grovesters and their well-paid servants are quick to point out that there’s nothing nefarious going on (Alex Jones and others, of course, notwithstanding).

The notoriety of the event and its secret list of attendees has caused this annual festival to shed some of its secrecy- as this year once again marks the assembly of a large number of peace rallies and environmentalist protestors- conveniently situated and timed to coincide with the owly festivities going on inside. “Bohemian Grove draws protesters,” writes AP’s Justin Norton, who describes some of the well-organized activity surrounding the retreat…

Matt Oggero, the Bohemian Club’s general manager, said a guest list would not be released to protect visitors’ privacy, but the organization ”respects the right of the protesters to protest.”

Bill Strubbe, 51, drove several hours to the protest from Oakland in a 1980 red Volvo covered with painted slogans like ”those who would give up their liberties for security deserve neither.” Strubbe said he uses his car as ”a political weapon.”

”I go to practically every demonstration within 100 miles,” Strubbe said. ”This is probably the highest concentration except for the G-8 of the ‘lizard people’ as I like to call them.”

Me too, Bill. Me too.

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~ by theylive on July 23, 2006.

One Response to “It’s Bohemian Grove Time”

  1. Funny, Travolta is supposed to play JR Hewwing in the bigscreen version of Dallas! I can’t imagine him playing that role, but I have a feeling he’ll pull it off. I wonder if it’s going to be a comedy, or a drama?

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