Power, Corruption and Lies
Daurade (LOS) - March 12, 2011
I had an opportunity to watch The Order of Death (Alex Jones’ documentary on the Bohemian Grove) the other night. It’s a deft piece of propaganda and like all propaganda, it’s filled with an unfortunate bevy of distortions and half-truths, if not outright lies.
Bohemian Grove is a campground in northern California owned by the Bohemian Club, a men’s social club founded in San Francisco in 1872. Initially membership included journalists and artists, but it soon accepted businessman into its ranks. Today the club holds an annual gathering at the Grove which includes a largely GOP crowd, but includes a smattering of liberals, too. This is not some conspiracy theorist’s wild imaginings. Guests have included the likes of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Kissinger, George Shultz, Helmut Kohl, Colin Powell. The list goes on. Not only such well-known figures but a long list of power players in industries from petrochemical and media to defense. Celebrities are involved. Harry Shearer and Steve Miller, of all people, are members. So are Mickey Hart and Bob Weir, formerly of the Grateful Dead.
But what do they do? Given the highly secretive nature of the proceedings, a lot of what goes down is fairly well-known.
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