WASHINGTON – There are few real secrets any more in the age of hacked emails, as former Secretary of State Colin Powell learned recently.
In the latest batch published by DCLeaks, Powell reveals himself as an eager beaver to get to the Bohemian Grove conclave, a super-secret playground of the rich and powerful in the California Redwoods last July.
Before heading off to the meeting, Powell emailed Peter Gordon MacKay, who has been a member of Parliament, minister of justice, attorney general, minister of national defense, and minister of foreign affairs in Canada. He wrote: “I am racing out of town to the California Redwoods for the weekend. No phones, email or even Kindles.”
Upon his return from a weekend featuring decadent revelry and patronage to the Canaanite god Moloch, Powell emailed MacKay to let him know he was back and tell him a little about the weekend. In a July 24, 2016, email Powell told his friend that he had spent some time at the meeting with another of Canada’s former prime ministers, Stephen Harper. Powell also noted he found it strange that many at the confab would be voting for a third-party candidate instead of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
“I am back from the Bohemian Grove,” Powell wrote. “Surprise, surprise, I sat next to Stephen Harper a couple of times and had a nice discussion. Grove attendees know that Trump is a disaster. Most will vote against, but quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third party candidate. Strange doings down here. Otherwise all is well with the Powells. We’ll sneak away for a few days in August. Of course I’d love to see you. Let me know your dates. I told Stephen that you seemed quite content in your new place in life.”
At the Bohemian Grove, all-male elites entertain each other in drag, men walk around in the buff, look forward to urinating on trees, and pay homage to ancient Canaanite gods famous for encouraging followers to sacrifice their children. And Powell thinks voting for a candidate other than Hillary Clinton represents “strange doings.”
As the Washington Post describes the Bohemian Grove antics: “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.”
Other attendees include Henry Kissinger, the Koch Brothers, Lord James Borwick of the British House of Lords, former Ambassador to Iceland Charles Cobb, Gen. Peter Pace, filmmaker Ken Burns, actor Michael Nouri, Democratic party fundraiser Cappy McGarr, former California Gov. Pete Wilson, former Secretary of State George Schultz, former President George H.W. Bush, Spanish King Juan Carlos, Michael Bloomberg, former Sen. Alan K. Simpson, R-Wyoming, Jimmy “Margaritaville” Buffett, as well as international bankers, heads of multinational corporations and corporate chief executives.
While women are normally shunned at the Bohemian Grove, there are exceptions. In 1983, the queen of England was reportedly a special guest for whom “an ecstatic pagan dance ritual” was performed, complete with Babylonian ziggurats, elaborate pyramids and over-the-top staging.
With that in mind, Hillary Clinton has been mentioned in connection with the meetings in WikiLeaks emails released in 2015. An Aug. 29, 2008, email to her from a senior government official noted: “With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch. …”
Apparently, the Bohemian Grove’s “Moloch” is actually a massive stone owl to whom mock sacrifices and other rituals are performed.