Grateful Dead Protested For Bohemian Grove Membership

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Grateful Dead Protested For Bohemian Grove Membership

Postby Pissed Off Cabbie » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:10 pm

<br> GROUP PROTESTS DEAD MEMBERS' BOHEMIAN CLUB MEMBERSHIP<br> 06/09/06 5:35 PDT<br> SANTA ROSA (BCN)<br> <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://cbs5.com/localwire/localfsnews/bcn/2006/06/09/n/HeadlineNews/HARMONY/resources_bcn_html">cbs5.com/localwire/localf...s_bcn_html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br> All is not groovy at this weekend's Health and Harmony Fair.<br><br> Former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and his band RatDog are scheduled to play this evening at the event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.<br><br> The Bohemian Grove Action Network, however, plans to give Weir an earful. The activists who protest the gathering of the Bohemian Club's all-male political elite and movers and shakers at the Bohemian Grove near Monte Rio each July claim Weir and former Dead percussionist Mickey Hart joined what they call "the Evil Empire" years ago.<br><br> "It's their CHOICE what clubs they join. We just want to know WHY these men have sold out,'' Bohemian Grove Action Network activist Mary Moore said in an email to Sonoma County media.<br><br> "We have every right to point out the HYPOCRISY of Weir and Hart joining the Bohemian Club,'' Moore wrote.<br><br> Hart bunks in the Hillbillies Camp with George Bush Sr. and Donald Rumsfeld and Weir resides in Rattlers Camp with Edmund Littlefield Jr., whose father is the former CEO of General Electric, Moore said.<br><br> "If you simply MUST see Bob Weir play at this fair which is supposed to be progressive, healthy and harmonic, please speak up and ask him why,'' Moore wrote.<br><br> Moore said her statement will be distributed tonight at the fair and there could be small protests by the younger radical set. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Grateful Dead Protested For Bohemian Grove Membership

Postby isachar » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:19 pm

Most interesting...<br><br>Why indeed would Phil and Mickey join this club?<br><br>There have been speculations that the Dead were an outgrowth of, and that they and similar groups were encouraged as part of a CIA operation. This operation involved Timothy Leary (an operative) and was an outgrowth of the CIA's mind control experiments involving LSD in the 1950's and 60's.<br><br>The basic nut of the story is that groups such as the Dead were encourged as a strategy to deflect the anti-war and other elements of the 60's movement from politcal activism to "turn on, tune in and DROP OUT". These efforts were designed to deflect the movement away from political transformation/reform to internal reflection and political apathy.<br><br>So..... this makes some sense. Were Phil and Mickey the agents? I can't stand the thought that Jerry may have been. <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=isachar>isachar</A> at: 6/14/06 2:21 pm<br></i>
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Re: Grateful Dead Protested For Bohemian Grove Membership

Postby dbeach » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:24 pm

steve miller played at bo ho also<br><br>aging 60s rockers saving their dimes to be members of the elites music section while we the peasants will face their wrath<br><br>ALWAYS though the dead were a 2nd rate band..at least in my crowd they were.<br><br><br>changing the establishment by becoming a member<br>of the real sic em pigs club<br><br>Oh well zappa said it before"we ONLY in it for the money"<br><br>never liked zappa music but know the words still resonate .<br><br>they can have my share of the money cuz in the long run<br><br>its paper mache<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Grateful Dead Protested For Bohemian Grove Membership

Postby dbeach » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:26 pm

The PTB make the stars from politics to business to religion to entertainment..<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Dead play the Grove

Postby Rigorous Intuition » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:33 pm

<!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://sf.indymedia.org/news/2004/07/1699996.php">From 2004</a><!--EZCODE LINK END-->:<br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the CEO of Bechtel Corp., former Grateful Dead bandmates and vintner Robert Mondavi are all scheduled to attend the Midsummer Encampment of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco.<br><br>So, too, is conservative author William F. Buckley Jr., liberal TV personality Chris Matthews <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>and gay porn star Chad Savage</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->.<br><br>Actually, <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Savage is working the event as a valet</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->, according to the New York Post, which quoted another, unidentified employee despite confidentiality agreements that employees sign when they are hired.<br><br>The point is, Bohemians and the cast of hundreds who help put on this summer camp for grown men really are an "unconventional" lot...</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br>That wasn't the first year (from <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.sonomacountyfreepress.com/bohos/bobweir.html">"A Letter to Bob Weir," 1998</a><!--EZCODE LINK END-->): "It was shocking to hear a rumor that you and others from the old Grateful Dead were planning to play this year at Bohemian Grove. With all due respect, if this is true, please don't do it!!"<br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=rigorousintuition>Rigorous Intuition</A> at: 6/14/06 2:34 pm<br></i>
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The Dead Never Die

Postby Pissed Off Cabbie » Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:55 pm

I live in San Francisco, and I've known enough Deadhead predators to not be surprised by this development. <br><br>Through and through, the Dead are a cult, and it's followers have been lead off of a cliff. At no time has any activism ever been encouraged by these reprobates. Instead, an unenlightened, freeloading, mindless, hedonistic lifestyle is presented as the answer to the woes of the establishment. It's no wonder that Jack Kerouac drank himself to death. This was not what he had in mind. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: The Dead Never Die

Postby isachar » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:04 pm

"At no time has any activism ever been encouraged by these reprobates. Instead, an unenlightened, freeloading, mindless, hedonistic lifestyle is presented as the answer to the woes of the establishment. "<br><br>Yes, I believe that is a fairly accurate statement. However, some of the most politically active people I knew during the (late) 60's, 70's and 80's were also Dead fans. <p></p><i></i>
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The Dead And The Dying

Postby Pissed Off Cabbie » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:31 pm

Casual Dead fans come in all colors, but the hard-core, follow-Jerry-to-the-ends-of-the-earth variety were something special. The fortunate ones had trust-funds, while others scammed along, selling drugs, pedalling burritos at the shows, and sleeping on someone's couch.<br><br>Some snapped out of it, but many did not. Pay a visit to Golden Gate Park, and you can see the remnants of this "movement". The mantra was, "Don't just do something, sit there". Sit they will, until the end of time. <p></p><i></i>
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Dead Grove

Postby professorpan » Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:28 pm

Sasha Shulgin also attends Bohemian Grove, and I know he's not an evil, sellout elitist. <br><br>I think the Grovers like to party hard, which is one reason for the intense secrecy. It makes sense that psychedelic aficionados would be invited -- they bring the hard-to-find goodies. <br><br>Just speculating, of course. <br><br>I don't believe the Dead were part of a plot to derail the radical politics of the 60s -- they really weren't that influential on a mass level until the 1980s, when they started selling out stadiums and became the biggest grossing act on tour. <br><br>And the scene was a lot of fun for an amateur cultural anthropologist like myself, until it became overrun with trust-fund frat boys dealing acid. Heroin, coke, and even crack made inroads into the culture, and it got very ugly in the last few years before Jerry died. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Dead Grove

Postby isachar » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:41 am

prof, fyi, the Dead were selling out large stadiums throughout the country well before the 1980's, of that you can be sure.<br><br>They, along with Leary (and a few others), pioneered the acid tests in the early 60's. You might want to do a little research about Leary, the CIA, and its use/experimentation with certain drugs and psychoactive substances. <p></p><i></i>
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Dead End

Postby Pissed Off Cabbie » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:29 am

We could debate the merits or demerits of the Dead for endless pages, but the fact remains that Bob Weir and Mickey Hart have been Bohemian Grove invitees for a number of years now, and seem to have been attendees. And, unless spectacularly naive, the two are most certainly aware of the nefarious nature of these meetings. What are we to make of this?<br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Dead End

Postby FourthBase » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:58 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Sasha Shulgin also attends Bohemian Grove, and I know he's not an evil, sellout elitist.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--> <br><br>How do you know? Just curious. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Dead End

Postby stickdog99 » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:37 am

Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.potomacinstitute.org/events/execlunch/baxterel.htm">www.potomacinstitute.org/...xterel.htm</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>I kid you not, folks.<br><br>More:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Jeff_Baxter">www.sourcewatch.org/index...eff_Baxter</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=stickdog99>stickdog99</A> at: 6/15/06 6:39 am<br></i>
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Re: Dead End

Postby isachar » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:46 am

Yeah, another retrograde reprobate repukican "skunk".<br><br>If I recall, he was even been invited by the Republicans to testify before Congress in the early 1990's on throw weights and missile / defense issues. Sheesh.<br><br>I never did like the Doobie Bros. Another trite little band with nothing to say.<br><br>Lots of kool aid to go around and lots of ways to push it. I think HMW's got this nailed with his theory of nesting and implanted messages in various media sources. These messages are re-inforced, repeated and amplified elsewhere - schools, politics, church, etc. <p></p><i></i>
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The dead

Postby yathrib » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:49 pm

If the GD ever had *anything* to say, or any talent to say it with, it would be news to me. Not even massive doses of mind altering drugs could make them good, or even tolerable. The nude emperor comes inevitably to mind... <p></p><i></i>
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