Toys For Conspiracy Theorists: Bohemian Grove Playset

Bohemian Grove is where the world's power elite meets in secret to partake in Satanic ceremonies. Now your kids can re-enact them at home!

Bohemian Grove is one of the cornerstones of the New World Order type conspiracy theories; an annual retreat in Northern California, Bohemian Grove is where some of the most powerful men (and it's pretty much all men) go to... well, nobody's quite sure. There are some strange reports - cross-dressing antics and effigies being burned in ceremonies involving Satanic, hooded figures - but it's that secrecy which makes it all so compelling for the paranoid conspiracy mongers.

The truth is probably less interesting than the fantasy; in his book Them, British journalist Jon Ronson talks about how he infiltrated Bohemian Grove by... simply dressing like a yuppie and walking through the front gate. Once inside he watched some of the most powerful figures in government and finance drink too much, willfully piss in the road when bathrooms were available nearby, and take part in a schlocky frat-like ceremony called the Burning of Care. He walked away from the retreat convinced that this was the place not where secret global agendas were made* but rather where powerful men blew off steam by acting like 17 year old idiots. Including doing cross-dressing revues.

A website called TrutherToys has created this (fake) Bohemian Grove playset, complete with flammable sacrifice. It's one of the many fake products they've made that are so silly that I can't decide if they're making fun of conspiracy theories. Other sets include The Georgia Guidestones, a Chemtrail remote control plane and a fluoride pump toothbrush.

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Thanks to Dimitri!

By the way, buy Jon Ronson's Them. At one point Edgar Wright was working on a movie version - too bad it never came to pass, because the book is fascinating AND hilarious. 

* Of course SOME secret global agendas are probably solidified at Bohemian Grove. Any social event doubles as a networking event, and that's surely part of the reason these guys come every year. 

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