So, on Bob's birthday I happened to read his biography on Wikipedia and came across the assertion that he is a member of something called the "Bohemian Club." I had no idea what it was, so a quick google and I found that the Bohemian Club is a conservative, elitist fraternity, which holds a two week camp every year for the world's most powerful men called the Bohemian Grove.
From the Sonoma County Free Press:
What activities take place at the grove? The grove is the site of a two week retreat every July. At these retreats, the members commune with nature in a truly original way. They drink heavily from morning through the night, bask in their freedom to urinate on the redwoods, and perform pagan rituals (including the "Cremation of Care", in which the members wearing red-hooded robes, cremate a coffin effigy of "Dull Care" at the base of a 40 foot owl altar). Some (20%) engage in homosexual activity. They watch (and participate in) plays and comedy shows in which women are portrayed by male actors. Although women are not allowed in the Grove, members often leave at night to enjoy the company of the many prostitutes who come from around the world for this event. Is any of this hard to believe? Employees of the Grove have said that no verbal description can accurately portray the bizarre behavior of the Grove's inhabitants.
Besides this type of merriment. the annual gathering serves as an informational clearing house for the elite. The most powerful men in the country do their "networking" here, despite the Grove's motto "weaving spiders come not here" (don't do business in the Grove). At these gatherings men representing the government, military-industrial, and financial sectors meet and make major policy decisions. The Manhattan project, which produced the first atomic bombs, was conceived at the Grove in 1942. Other decisions made at the Grove include who our presidential candidates will be. There are speeches, known as "Lakeside Talks", wherein high-ranking officials disseminate information which is not available to the public-at-large.
It seems so out of context with my pre-conceived notion of Bob that he would participate in something like this, especially with other members being George Bush (Jr. and Sr.) and other various right-wingers from the military-industrial complex.....
Is this just a smear job on Bob or could it be accurate?