Most of the eerie groups described (to Ronson) as 'Them' actually exist,
and are (when he visits) mostly laughable or pathetic, instead of
immediately eerie. The Ruby Ridge family is especially sad. The Bohemian
Grove is pretty funny, especially since Ronson sneaks in with paranoid
The other side is that the groups are also dangerous or powerful, or linked
to them, or innately opposed to any open society - the 'kinder, gentler'
KKK (not kidding!) seems to be foundering on internal contradictions, a
Rockefeller and Wolfensohn and Kissinger certainly could alter the fates of
nations, meeting secretly.
I finally felt depressed by the ubiquitous tendency to have groups of Us
and Them and have secret meetings and defenses.
So wrote clew in
History (21st c.).