Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Spawn of Bohemian Grove

Our country was founded in a conspiratorial ferment.
Many of the Founding Fathers belonged to a secret society, one that used strange ritualistic implements, costumes, and oaths. ~ Ritual America: Secret Brotherhoods and Their Influence on American Society: A Visual Guide
by Adam Parfrey and Craig Heimbichner (2012).

After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died the day before Valentine's Day this year, it was almost as if a black hole opened. Why did he die? What was the cause? What was this business about a "pillow over his head"? Who was there? Who were the 35-40 people he met at the ranch? What's going on?

Conspiracy theorists filled the void, including first Alex Jones saying it was murder and Mike Savage asking Donald Trump about the death and calling for a Warren Commission-like investigation.

Of course, considering what a coverup the Warren Commission was, it is a bit difficult to understand why Savage wanted to go down that road again.

But then, in the mainstream media, an actual set of answers did appear. The Washington Post published an in-depth article that stated in clear prose, with solid research, some shocking news. Scalia was at the Texas ranch with "high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s."

While the names of most of the people there remain unknown, The Post observed (in part):
A review of public records shows that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend.
Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen.
Cibolo Creek Ranch owner John Poindexter and C. Allen Foster, a prominent Washington lawyer who traveled to the ranch with Scalia by private plane, hold leadership positions within the Order. It is unclear what, if any, official association Scalia had with the group.

Two other private planes that landed at the ranch for the weekend are linked to two men who have held leadership positions with the Texas chapter of the Order, according to a review of state business filings and flight records from the airport.
After Scalia’s death, Poindexter told reporters that he met Scalia at a “sports group” gathering in Washington. The U.S. chapter of the International Order of St. Hubertus lists a suite on M Street NW in the District as its headquarters, although the address is only a mailbox in a United Parcel Service store.
The International Order of St. Hubertus, according to its website, is a “true knightly order in the historical tradition.” In 1695, Count Franz Anton von Sporck founded the society in Bohemia, which is in modern-day Czech Republic.
The group’s Grand Master is “His Imperial Highness Istvan von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria,” according to the Order’s website. The next gathering for “Ordensbrothers” and guests is an “investiture” March 10 in Charleston, S.C.

In 2010, Poindexter hosted a group of 53 members of the Houston chapter of the International Order of St. Hubertus at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, according to a Houston society publication. A number of members from Mexico were also part of the ranch festivities that included “three days of organized shoots and ‘gala’ lunches and dinners.”
Poindexter told CultureMap Houston that some of the guests dressed in “traditional European shooting attire for the boxed bird shoot competition” and for the shooting of pheasants and chukar, a type of partridge.
"Is this the 'smoking gun' for Scalia (OK the "smoking hunting rifle") that takes us back to the Holy Roman Empire?" asks Tom Mellett.

Read the entire article for full details, but here's how it ended:
Law enforcement officials told The Post that they had no knowledge of the International Order of St. Hubertus or its connection to Poindexter and ranch guests. The officials said the FBI had declined to investigate Scalia’s death when they were told by the marshals that he died from natural causes.
Most remarkable of all, The Post article pointed to the direct origins of this American branch of this secret society.

The society’s U.S. chapter launched in 1966 at the famous Bohemian Club in San Francisco, which is associated with the all-male Bohemian Grove — one of the most well-known secret societies in the country.  ~ The Post 
The history of Bohemian Grove is well-known, as much as any secret society can be known.  The Club motto is "Weaving Spiders Come Not Here," which implies that outside concerns and business deals (networking) are to be left outside the Grove. But it appears the opposite occurs. In 1942, it was at Bohemian Grove where a planning for the Manhattan Project took place, leading to the creation of the atom bomb.
Summer, 1967 at Owls Nest Camp, Bohemian Grove. Around table, left to right: Preston Hotchkis, Ronald Reagan, Harvey Hancock (standing), Richard Nixon, Glenn T. Seaborg, Jack Sparks, (unidentified individual), (unidentified individual), Edwin W. Pauley. Source.
Bohemian Grove, 1909.  A lynching or public execution. If the body is a mannequin, observers have noted, it is certainly very authentic.

The Bohemian club! Did you say Bohemian club? That’s where all those rich Republicans go up and stand naked against redwood trees right? I’ve never been to the Bohemian club but you oughta go. It’d be good for you. You’d get some fresh air. ~ US President 42, Bill Clinton to a heckler, 2011.
No conspiracy theories are necessary. This new information has been revealed, and thus the revelation of the method is made overt.

This is significant "occult" (in the original meaning = "hidden") data that has been made known, which would not have been discovered without the death of Scalia. This organization does not honor animals by raising money for conservation efforts, but for game preserves to stock them with animals they hunt. It does not raise money to honor the animals with vegan affairs, but instead has costumed wild game dinners. It is a fraternity of men (wives are invited sometimes) who have a secret society that is more about politics and power than even hunting and animals. Actually, the "masked costume parties" sound like they are straight out of the movie, Eyes Wide Shut (top photo).

The International Order of Saint Hubertus
An International Fraternity of Sportsmen
“Honor God by Honoring his Creatures”

The International Order of St. Hubertus, founded in 1695 by Count Franz Anton von Sporck in what was then the Kingdom of Bohemia. Count Sporck's intellectual interests led him to found a branch of Freemasonry in Bohemia. The knightly order was based on hunting and managing game and wildlife. First U.S chapter formed in 1966 at San Francisco’s Bohemian Club.

St. Hubertus was a Christian saint related to hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. The Saint who died a natural death.

Just as the Bohemian Grove used the cover of the arts to hide the secret society's power brokering, so too has the Order of St. Hubertus used hunting as the clouded front to a deeper meaning.


Tom Mellett said...

Hello Loren,

I was immediately drawn to the name and time period of the Count:
Franz Anton von Sporck (1662-1738)

So, who is the most famous person we know from history named Franz Anton?
He be Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815), alive as a 4-year old toddler when the Count died.

After mesmerism, what is this Franz Anton noted for? Animal magnetism.

Now tie that to the Hubertus motto:
Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes

(My own college Latin studies are ancient and classical and I would urge you to consult an expert in Medieval Latin for a good literal translation because the inflections in the last 2 words are different from what I would expect in Classical Latin.)

Nevertheless, the first part is an imperative plural command, which I'll put in Texas dialect:
Listen up, y'all: love God!

The second is an “absolute” construction, answering How? By loving or caring for animals.

So for anyone reading the motto at the Cibolo Ranch, I would translate it as:

“Y'all need to love God now, by caring for all his critters.”

(I'll follow up in a few hours with the “Sporck” findings.)


Tom Mellett said...

In looking at the name “Sporck,” I didn't get past the Czech spelling of the name which is “Spork.”

Well, that's a new English word, isn't it? A new hybrid word to describe the hybrid object that combines a fork and a spoon into one utensil.

And in looking at Images on Google, I was immediately faced with a Trekkie who had designed a T-shirt with the face of Mr. Spock on a spork utensil with the tines on top becoming spiked hair for Spock.

(OK, back to Count Sporck. Drop the “c” and you get Spork. Drop the “r” and you get Spock.)

But wait a minute! This is a quite subtle image for Mr. Spock, given that he himself was mixed race: his mother a human, but his father a Vulcan. So Spock was a Spork!

However, our focus here is the animal kingdom. What are animal sporks? Breeding cattle, dogs, cats, etc., they call it “animal husbandry” (Nothing about “animal wifery,” eh?)

But it seems now, in 2016, much more to the point, and much more ominously, the creature from Greek mythology: the Chimera.

So, to sum up the nominal impressions of the Count's name:

Franz Anton brings us to Mesmer, who developed the idea of “Animal Magnetism”
Sporck bring us to genetic engineering with the Chimera

And if I even throw in the “von” meaning “from” in German

Then Count Franz Anton von Sporck (using Count as an imperative verb) becomes:

Count Animal Magnetism from the Chimera

. . . perhaps a modern though strained interpretation of the old motto:
“Honor God by honoring animals”

Tom Mellett said...

Just started reviewing the Fayette factor, and immediately stumbled over Lafayette's relationship with Franz Anton Mesmer.
When Anton Mesmer arrived from Vienna with his theories of animal magnetism, Lafayette was one of his first customers.
In 1784, George Lafayette, the French soldier and statesman, wrote to George Washington of his enthusiasm for Mesmer. "I know as much about it as any sorcerer ever did. Before leaving I will obtain permission to let you into Mesmer's secret, which, you can count on it, is a great philosophical discovery."

Tom Mellett said...

OK, I found no connection between Lafayette and Count von Sporck from 3 centuries ago, but there is some comic relief at finding a modern day Spork-Lafayette connection. (Hey, I know it's a stretch but it does fit with the St. Hubertus animal theme or meme. :-)

Spork, a 10-year-old miniature dachshund who bit a Lafayette veterinary technician in August, was not in the courtroom Friday to hear the good news.

But a Lafayette municipal judge told Spork's owners that if their furry family member is a good boy for the next six months -- meaning he doesn't injure anyone -- the vicious-animal charge against him will be dropped, sparing him possible euthanization or a lifetime in a kennel.

Daurade said...

In the wake of the WaPo article about mass shootings it struck me I hadn't read your blog in a while. I was interested in your take on Scalia's death. We had a similar take on a few details of the story -- my original post (02/25) is here. I thought you might be interested in a follow up I did with a little more digging into the Order of St. Hubertus. I was kind of hoping you might have a lead on who exactly George Wood was, the man who founded the American branch at the Bohemian Grove? Any web searches didn't turn up much. The follow-up article is chock full of Bohemians and Bavarians -- a lot of innarestin' "coincidences"....