by C. Mitchell Shaw, The New American:
As hackers continue to penetrate the e-mail servers of high-profile members of the ruling elites and leak the contents of those servers to the public, more and more is becoming known about the actions and mindsets of the people who are in prominent positions of influence. The newest case in point is former Secretary of State Colin Powell (shown). In a batch of e-mails hacked from Powell and published by the hacker group known only as DCLeaks, Powell discusses his trip to the infamous Bohemian Grove in July.
Bohemian Grove — which has been widely reported on and speculated about — is one of several secretive meetings for the powerful and influential, similar to the Bilderberg Group but with added elements of occultism and binge drinking. In a 2011 exposé, the Washington Post referred to the Bohemian Grove meeting — which is named after the 2,700-acre Monte Rio, California campground where it is held each year — as the place “where the rich and powerful go to misbehave” and said:
Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship (the group insists they are simply “revering the Redwoods”), and other rituals.
Their purpose: to escape the “frontier culture,” or uncivilized interests, of common men.
The people that gather at Bohemian Grove — who have included prominent business leaders, former U.S. presidents, musicians, and oil barons — are told that “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” meaning business deals are to be left outside. One exception was in 1942, when a planning for the Manhattan Project took place at the grove, leading to the creation of the atom bomb.
The Post article quoted from a piece written by Phillip Weiss for Spy Magazine in 1989. After Weiss infiltrated the meeting — which at that time had a membership of several thousand and a waiting list 33 years long — he wrote:
You know you are inside the Bohemian Grove when you come down a trail in the woods and hear piano music from amid a group of tents and then round a bend to see a man with a beer in one hand … urinating into the bushes. This is the most gloried-in ritual of the encampment, the freedom of powerful men to pee wherever they like, a right the club has invoked when trying to fight government anti-sex discrimination efforts and one curtailed only when it comes to a few popular redwoods just outside the Dining Circle.
The Post also included a link to a video shot in 2000 by Texas filmmaker and conspiracy exposer Alex Jones that shows some of the occultism practiced by the assembled ruling elites when — presumably — they are not busy urinating in front of each other to demonstrate their freedom. The video shows a ritual involving some of the most powerful people in the world wearing pagan costumes and burning a coffin that they call “Care” in front of a 40-foot statue of an owl.
Good luck getting the picture out of your head of a dignified former secretary of state in the company of rich and powerful personages who binge drink, urinate in front of their pals, and pay obeisance to an owl god.
Before heading off to Bohemian Grove, Powell e-mailed Peter Gordon MacKay, who has been a member of Parliament, minister of justice, attorney general, minister of national defense, and minister of foreign affairs in Canada. In that e-mail, Powell wrote, “I am racing out of town to the California Redwoods for the weekend.” In a not-very-veiled reference to the strong sense of secrecy surrounding the meeting, he added, “No phones, email or even Kindles.”
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