What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
Groves are mentioned throughout the bible in connection with idolatry and sexual sin. The Bible Dictionary defines “grove” thusly:
In Hebrew, called Asherah (of which the plural is Asherim or Asheroth), either a living tree or a tree-like pole, set up as an object of worship, being symbolical of the female or productive principle in nature. Every Phoenician had an asherah near it. The word is often translated “green trees” or “grove.” This “nature worship” became associated with gross immorality, and so the practice of setting up such “groves” or idols was forbidden by Hebrew prophets (Deut. 16: 21; cf. Num. 25: 3; Judg. 2: 11-13; 1 Sam. 7: 3-4; 1 Kgs. 11: 5; Isa. 17: 8; Micah 5: 12 ).
The Lord repeatedly warned Israel against establishing groves and worshipping idols:
But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. (Deut. 7:5)
And then later in the bible, we see King Asa establishing righteousness by destroying such groves, as the Lord had repeatedly commanded on previous occasions:
For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down the groves: (2 Chronicles 14:3)
So why do I mention all of this? Because there are groves today. One such is named the Bohemian Grove.
The Wikipedia page has a great deal of information about this “campground”. It is a private club that boasts many top political leaders as participants and members. The page also describes:
With the combination of secrecy, power, and an elite bias, the Bohemian Grove is an attractive target for annual protests at the July encampment from political activists.
On July 15, 2000, Alex Jones and Mike Hanson infiltrated the Grove with two hidden video cameras and filmed the Cremation of Care ritual. In his documentary about the infiltration, Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove, Jones contends that a large group of members engage in an “ancient Canaanite, Luciferian, Babylon mystery religion ceremony” involving a 45-foot statue of an owl.
Since the founding of the club, the Bohemian Grove’s symbol has been the owl, long held as a representative of wisdom. A forty-foot concrete owl stands at the head of the lake in the Grove and, since 1929, has served as the site of the yearly “Cremation of Care” ceremony
Check out this video of Alex Jones (mentioned above) interviewing top Presidential advisor David Gergen about the Bohemian Grove. It’s quite telling…
Also watch (or rather, listen to) this video of President Nixon talking about the sexual acts performed at the Bohemian Grove:
Alex Jones was able to sneak in a few years back (as he mentioned in his interview w/ Gergen) and record the Cremation of Care ritual. Here it is:
So, to sum up.. we have secret meetings with the top politicians, idol worship of a 45-foot statue of an idol, and homosexual conduct involved as well. All of this, mind you, taking place in a grove. Does this smell foul to anybody else?