Mary Moore tells potential Occupy Boho Grove protesters the truth is scary enough
BY CHRIS SMITH/The Press Democrat
For 30-plus summers, the well-connected men who camp at the Bohemian Club’s guarded and gorgeous redwood grove outside of Monte Rio have had no more vocal, constant critic than Mary Moore of nearby Camp Meeker.
But as she prepares to return to the camp gate in July with Occupy Bohemian Grove, Mary is suggesting to potential fellow protesters that the “good ol’ boys” of the secret encampment aren’t as evil as some people say.
“I don’t see myself as conservative or cautious at all,” said Mary, 76, “but when it comes to this, I guess I am.”
See photos of the Bohemian Grove through the years here
After staying away from the Encampment for several years, Mary is advocating a reality-based Occupy protest at the Grove this July. With word of Occupy Bohemian Grove spreading worldwide on the Internet, Mary’s leery of the protest attracting people who buy into fantasy tales of satanic goings-on at the encampment.
“They do not ‘burn babies’ during the Cremation of Care ceremony,” she declares at occupybohemiangrove.org. Her beef with the Bohos has always been that they’re powerful men whose Lakeside Talks and other dealings beneath the redwoods and behind the gates essentially create policy outside of public scrutiny.
Mary is discouraging those who may view Occupy Bohemian Grove as a chance to infiltrate the shaded summer haunt of cultists who scurry through secret tunnels and hatch dark plots.
She’ll be outside the gate on July 14 because she thinks the arriving campers bear watching not because they’re devil worshippers but something scarier:
Part of the 1 percent.