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Bohemian Club Fail


So far the absolute worst episode. In the end, they had no evidence and had no reason to come to any conclusion and aside from giving us a history and spreading the rumors, the episode was a fail. So a guy has a video of basically an old frat ritual and an obsessed woman has some fliers. Whoopedy do. There are dozens of well known gentlemen's clubs from private retreats like this one to frats like Skull and Bones. All of which are just self-serving power providers and networking hubs.

What got me the most was their 'outrage' over behind-the-door policy making. Okay, sorry but news flash: ALL POLICYMAKING IS PRIVATE! It's done in closed meetings with party members or senators offices and then it gets floated to other members and poll-tested and eventually an entire law is written to be submitted to congress to vote on. None of which the public directly influences or sees until it's shown on C-Span.

I especially love the ending "this country wasn't created by a secret council" or something of that sort. It is impressively ignorant. This country was created by a bunch of men of means and power who met, in SECRET, and committed treason against their King by penning the Declaration of Independence. If that was not a 'hush hush' gathering of powerful legislators and doctors and lawyers and businessmen deciding the direction of this country then what is?!

Aristophanes once wrote, roughly translated...

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You could tell from the start they were going to get arrested at the end of the show.
The funny part is the team coming up with the plan of entering the back of the property from the Russian River
like no one else thought of that plan before and they were the first ones to try it!
Very funny stuff and how the *team* managed to keep a straight face during this episode shows some basic acting skills in play.

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Brad bragged about how connected and clever he was to come up with the membership list. During the show I googled "Bohemian club membership list" and found it on wikipedia. I can't believe how they insult the audience's intelligence each week and think they're smart.

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Oh yeah. They were shocked when they were arrested for trespassing.

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I have to agree with "King" I was in a sorority in college, naturally we had an initiation process, and, of course it wasn't completely depicted on the show. I'm sure each "society/fraternity/whatever/ has its own initiation and practicalities; however, isn't that part of the point--to have something to make one unique??

Personally, I do not believe those at the club are putting at all at risk any more than those at any given golf club.

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except this is meeting is fueled with more money and with more money comes the potential for more harm.

Stay away from weed kids or you'll end up like this guy."

I agree! Weed kids are scary

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isn't that part of the point--to have something to make one unique


actually, you were born unique. by aligning your identity with a cohesive group bound together by ceremonial traditions, you break down certain aspects of your personality and reshape them to fit a mould of someone else's making, much like squids/plebes/grunts in military culture. these traditions date back thousands of years to the Cults of the Mysteries, and are a socially-sanctioned form of brainwashing. religion, moose lodge, talk radio, cable news, it really doesn't matter.

"Ugh! I don't like this." --Ambrose Bierce

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Well seeing as how this country was formed to be a democracy, any situation where a select few are deciding in secret what is best for everyone does fly in the face of the very idea of a democracy.

If a person has proven themselves to be a leader, that's one thing, but people who have appointed themselves leaders simply based on things like their standings in the business/entertainment/political community, monetary holdings that have been passed down through generations, personal legacies based on who their ancestors were, etc. have proven no such thing and have no right to decide anything on behalf of anyone else.

And besides, regardless of a persons' personal religious beliefs, if these Bohemian Club people are in fact deciding courses of action for an entire country founded in the name of a Christian god, what are they doing practicing rituals in the woods to a big wooden owl?

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i agree with you; did you mean to reply to me?

"Ugh! I don't like this." --Ambrose Bierce

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by inko8 - i agree with you; did you mean to reply to me?

I was only replying to the thread in general, but I agreed with your post too.

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How do you feel about the Bilderberg Group?

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