July 18, 2008
|Police photo of Alex Shoumatoff, Vanity Fair editor and writer, after his arrest earlier this week for trespassing at Bohemian Grove.|
Pat Murphy, San Francisco Sentinel editor and publisher, reports that Vanity Fair writer and editor Alex Shoumatoff was arrested earlier this week for trespassing at “the world famous Bohemian Grove, the exclusive getaway of some of the worldâ€™s most powerful men who gather there every year in July for two weeks.” Mr. Murphy pokes fun at Shoumatoff — making light of his weight and Pebble Beach sweater — and then tells us Shoumatoff was writing a story about “the Clubâ€™s plans to thin its Douglas fir and diseased oak trees to help prevent the type of forest fires that have swept Big Sur and Northern California,” an assignment he apparently accepted at the behest of Jock Hooper, described by Murphy as “a disgruntled former member of the Bohemian Club.”
Mr. Murphy makes a big deal out of Hooper’s “eccentric” concern for trees while completely ignoring a far larger story — the very existence of the “Bohemian Club,” who attends, and what happens there.
“Bohemian Grove, a secluded campground in California’s Sonoma County, is the site of an annual two-week gathering of a highly select, all-male club, whose members have included every Republican president since Calvin Coolidge. Current participants include George Bush, Henry Kissinger, James Baker and David Rockefeller — a virtual who’s who of the most powerful men in business and government,” writes Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting. “Few journalists have gotten into the Grove and been allowed to tell the tale (one exception is Philip Weiss, whose November 1989 Spy piece provides the most detailed inside account), and members maintain that the goings-on there are not newsworthy events, merely private fun. In fact, official business is conducted there: Policy speeches are regularly made by members and guests, and the club privately boasts that the Manhattan Project was conceived on its grounds.”
However, as Alex Jones has starkly revealed, far more sinister things other than “policy speeches” go on at the Grove and that is why journalists such as Dirk Mathison, San Francisco bureau chief for People magazine, are removed. “Mathison’s entree into the secret world of the Grove was cut short on July 20 … when he was recognized by two of the participants in the festivities — executives from Time Warner, People’s publisher. More loyal to the Grove than to journalistic endeavor, they had the reporter removed from the premises…. Time Warner is not the only media corporation with Bohemian connections. The list of Fourth Estate bigwigs who have been members or guests is extensive: Franklin Murphy, the former CEO of the Times Mirror corporation; William Randolph Hearst, Jr.; Jack Howard and Charles Scripps of the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain; Tom Johnson, president of CNN and former publisher of the Los Angeles Times.”
|Clip from Alex Jones’ Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove|
In other words, a wide array of corporate media bigwigs participate in the “festivities” — which include worship of Luciferianism, the sacrifice of human effigies, arcane Druid ceremonies held before a large stone owl, mystery religion incantations, and other rituals, apparently including sodomy — and that is why journalists are not allowed. For a more in-depth examination of what happens at Bohemian Grove, see the clip here from Alex Jones’ Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove.
Mathison, however, was lucky to have been simply removed. Chris Jones, webmaster for radio talk show host Jack McLamb, was imprisoned after he infiltrated the Grove as an employee and filmed the facilities. The film footage was used in Alex Jones’ The Order of Death video. “Chris is currently in California jail for showing his neighbors the videos Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove and The Order of Death by Alex Jones. Some of the neighbors were minors which the court ruled as justification for imprisonment,” notes a post on the Prison Planet forum. “Chris was sentenced for three years in the Theo Lacy jail in Orange California. He has been transfered to the Wasco State Prison in California where his life could be in danger.” Obviously, the elite were not amused by Chris Jones’ attempt to reveal the Grove from the inside out.
“Outgoing President George W. Bush and both of his presumptive replacements John McCain and Barack Obama are rumored to be in attendance at this year’s Bohemian Grove gathering, an annual get-together of the global elite staged inside a sprawling forest encampment which kicks off tonight and runs until July 27,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote earlier this week. “Tellingly, both McCain and Democratic candidate Barack Obama will be in California from Saturday to Tuesday.”
You’d think, as a supposed journalist, Pat Murphy of the San Francisco Sentinel would be interested in such bizarre activity going on in his backyard. Instead, he finds it more useful to slander Alex Shoumatoff, who is no stranger to Bohemian Grove. Of course, even if Murphy wanted to write about the real behavior going on at the Grove, he wouldn’t dare — that is if he wants to remain the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Sentinel.
No doubt he does not want to end up like Chris Jones.