July 13th was the start date of the over two week retreat of the Bohemian Club at Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, California. The secret group of males-only members include prominent business leaders, artists, and former U.S. presidents. The motto of the San Francisco based club is “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” allegedly meaning that business deals are to be left outside, although that is reportedly not the case.. The start of the yearly retreat is a ceremony that involves a traditional musical drama celebrating nature and summertime, whereby all the members expunge their “cares” of the world (the "Cremation of Care Ceremony").
|Around the Bohemian Grove table, left to right: Preston Hotchkis, Ronald Reagan, Harvey Hancock (standing), Richard M. Nixon, Glenn Seaborg, Jack Sparks, (unidentified individual), (unidentified individual), and Edwin W. Pauley.|
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"The Bohemian Grove, which I attend from time to time . . . It is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine with that San Francisco crowd. I can't shake hands with anybody from San Francisco." ~ President Richard Nixon, from a May 13, 1971, conversation among President Richard Nixon, John D. Ehrlichman, and H. R. Haldeman.