Before I begin, a note: I have decided to take the majority of Jones’ claims at face value for sake of exploration of their implications, even though there are serious credibility issues within Jones’ camp and the anti-Illuminati movement at large. As such, I grant that global elites do attend the Grove, participate in rituals, engage in homosexual or illicit sexual practices, and speak about policy issues during their time there. I do not however grant the more extreme claims, such as that they seek to bring forth the anti-Christ, abduct children for sacrifices, and wish to enslave humanity – though these claims are mentioned.
In 2000, Alex Jones and his crew infiltrated the Bohemian Grove, home of the secretive “Bohemian Club”. The club is highly exclusive, with membership including ex-Presidents and members of the global elite. In resulting reports and films, Jones focuses on the most un-Christian elements of the Club’s activities. He claims that, “…the Bohemian Grove is perhaps the ultimate ‘back room’, in which world and domestic policy is agreed upon in the bizarre environment of drunken frivolity, homosexual prostitution, and satanic deity worship.”(Jones & Watson, 2006). The reactive judgments he and others in the anti-Illuminati movement make about the Club, and the Christian context in which they are made, denote, almost verbatim, what Nietzsche defines as “slave” or “herd” morality.