First, a little bit about Bohemian Grove, for the uninitiated:
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.
A spokesperson for Bohemian Grove say the people that gather there “share a passion for the outdoors, music, and theater.”
It sounds kinda like a Bilderberg Boyscout Jamboree in the woods.
Anyhoo, of course the occu-clowns are protesting it, making general nuisances of themselves in the process.
The Press Democrat reported:
About 150 people, including representatives of at least 10 Occupy groups, turned out for four hours of speeches and music at the event, organized by the Bohemian Grove Action Network.
A banner over the stage said “Creation of Care,” a deliberate variation from the Cremation of Care ceremony set for Saturday night within nearby Bohemian Grove, where more than 2,000 wealthy and powerful men gathered for their annual retreat among the redwoods.
Signs posted around the amphitheater said “No (more) war for oil,” “Don’t tread on my uterus” and “FWEEDOM.”
Elmer Fudd’s an occupier, who knew?
Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies and CHP officers maintained a presence at the amphitheater and the gates to the grove about a half-mile away, where a separate protest numbered about a dozen people
Sheriff’s Lt. Glenn Lawrence said that at 4 p.m. 75 to 100 people marched from the amphitheater to the Bohemian Grove gates where they were met by deputies and CHP officers. As some of the protesters attempted to push past the deputies, one man grabbed a deputy’s baton and was arrested, he said. He was identified as Douglas Miller, 75.
A slew of Occu-sites have characterized the arrest as somehow an example of gross police brutality ( Senior Citizen assaulted and Arrested!!1!!) but, as usual, their own videos belie their claims. The geezer was belligerent, and made a grab for the officer’s weapon. That’s a big no no.