is always toward more state power, use of state power and away from individual rights…”
The Bohemian Club
RICHARD NIXON: I don’t mind the homosexuality. I understand it. Nevertheless, [gosh darn], I don’t think you [ought to] glorify it on public television, homosexuality, [any] more than you glorify whores. We all know we have weaknesses. But, [gosh darnit], what do you think that does to kids? You know what happened to the Greeks! Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure, Aristotle was a homo. We all know that. So was Socrates.
JOHN D. EHRLICHMAN: But he never had the influence television had.
NIXON: You know what happened to the Romans? The last six Roman emperors were fags… Let’s look, let’s, let’s look at Northern California, you understand it?
EHRLICHMAN: San Francisco has just gone clear over.
NIXON: But, it isn’t, it isn’t just in the ratty part of town… but, the upper class in San Francisco is that way. Now, Bohemian Grove, that I attend, from time to time, [unintelligible] it is the most faggy [gosh darned] thing you could ever imagine. That San Francisco crowd that goes in there. It’s just terrible! I mean, I won’t shake hands with anybody from San Francisco 13.
May 13th, 1971, conversation between President Richard Nixon, John D. Ehrlichman, and H. R. Haldeman 14.
“[I]t’s a bunch of elitists, and powerbrokers, who conduct secret meetings to take over the world, and they run around nude. It’s all men, no women are allowed. And they run around and… you can find them going to [the] bathroom on the side of trees and so forth, and they have people come out and make speeches to them and all that… I’ve been asked to speak at the Bohemian Grove… Some of my best golf buddies are members… [In discussing it live on the radio,] I’m probably ruining any chance I may have of being invited back.”
Rush Limbaugh, #1 Nationally syndicated talk radio host in America 15
What It Is
“The Bohemian Club was originally formed in April 1872 by and for journalists who wished to promote a fraternal connection among men who enjoyed the arts… The group quickly relaxed its rules for membership to permit some people to join who had little artistic talent, but enjoyed the arts and had greater financial resources. Eventually, the original “bohemian” members were in the minority and the wealthy and powerful