Fun at Bohemian Grove #36


Bohemians idle under the watchful gaze of Moloch (1924)

4 comments:

andrew said...

Pardon my ignorance. What is the picture of?

Tom Sutpen said...

I'm not sure if it's officially called Moloch, but it's a 40 foot Owl made of stone that is the centerpiece of rituals conducted every Summer at Bohemian Grove.

The Bohemians literally worship that thing; make sacrifices to it (burning a human in effigy, etc.) in these elaborate pageants they stage. I take them at their word that this is no more than a step above the kind of crypto-pagan hocus-pocus ceremonies college fraternities get up to (added to which I've never swallowed any of the conspiracy theories that place has generated over time), but the mere fact that those involved in this arrant foolishness are some of the most powerful people in the country . . . well, that can't help but render the whole thing incredibly creepy by default.

Ann oDyne said...

"Over the years all the usual suspects have made appearances: Rumsfeld, Kissinger, two former C.I.A. directors (including Papa Bush), the masters of war and the oilgarchs, the Bechtels and the Basses, the board members of top military contractors—such as Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and the Carlyle Group—Rockefellers, Morgans, captains of industry and C.E.O.’s across the spectrum of American capitalism. The interlocking corporate web—cemented by prep-school, college, and golf-club affiliations, blood, marriage, and mutual self-interest—that makes up the American ruling class. Many of the guys, in other words, who have been running the country into the ground and ripping us off for decades."
Alex Shoumanoff in Vanity Fair, May issue
(he may have been inspired by this series?)

Elijah Banks said...

I don't give a fuck who it is, its totally fucked up, unless you are a moron