Adam Kokesh Planning Armed March in Washington, DC

Adam vs. The Man host Adam Kokesh is planning a daring – and some might say foolhardy – demonstration against what he identifies as Government tyranny. On July 4, Kokesh, along with whatever participants choose to join him, will march on Washington, DC with loaded rifles slung across their back.

Picture: CarolMooreDC (CC)

Picture: CarolMooreDC (CC)

Via adamvstheman.com:

On the morning of July 4, 2013, Independence Day, we will muster at the National Cemetery & at noon we will step off to march across the Memorial Bridge, down Independence Avenue, around the Capitol, the Supreme Court, & the White House, then peacefully return to Virginia across the Memorial Bridge. This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event. We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny. We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide. This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free.

There’s a remote chance that there will be violence as there has been from government before, and I think it should be clear that if anyone involved in this event is approached respectfully by agents of the state, they will submit to arrest without resisting. We are truly saying in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

You are welcome to attend unarmed as a supporter, or armed with a recording device.

We especially invite law enforcement officers to stand with us armed however they feel is appropriate.

Keep reading.

(Hat tip: Michael R.)

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  • echar

    It seems reckless to me.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc
    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      that li’l picture gave me a lot more laughs than i think it should have.

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness

      Armed discontents, edgy cops and fireworks going of in the streets; what’s the worst that could happen? Your pic is perfect.

  • Juan

    Good luck with that.
    I’ll be watching from a safe distance.

  • BuzzCoastin

    hope both people that show up
    have read-up on Shay’s Rebellion & the Whiskey Rebellion

    “The military powers enshrined in the constitution were soon put to use by President George Washington. After the passage by the United States Congress of the Whiskey Act, protest against the taxes it imposed began in western Pennsylvania. The protests escalated and Washington led federal and state militia to put down what is now known as the Whiskey Rebellion.”

    • Calypso_1

      The ‘Bonus Army’ of WWI Vets that marched on DC didn’t fare too well either.

      • BuzzCoastin

        how could we leave out internet meme & hero
        Smedley Darlington Butler Gen. USMC Ret.

        The veterans made camp in the Anacostia flats while they awaited the congressional decision … The motion… was decisively defeated, but the veterans stayed in their camp.

        Butler arrived the day before the official eviction and spoke to the veterans; he told them that they were fine soldiers and they had a right to lobby Congress just as much as any corporation. He instructed them to keep their sense of humor and cautioned them not to do anything that would cost public sympathy.

        On July 28, army cavalry units led by General Douglas MacArthur dispersed the Bonus Army by riding through it and using gas. During the conflict several veterans were killed or injured.

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        That was a dark day in U.S. history.

        MacArthur never redeemed himself for that.(The Japanese may feel differently.)

        And certain someones have made a hell of an attempt to rehabilitate his character.

        • Apathesis

          He certainly never redeemed himself in my eyes.

    • moremisinformation

      And the rebels had that famous quote. Something like, “Nah man, Washington won’t lead troops in for this. He’s totally down for rebellion. Remember that whole, fight for independence thing. He’d just look like a hypocritical dick if he did the same thing he fought against.”

      • BuzzCoastin

        the fix was in from the git go

        • moremisinformation

          Do as we say not as we…

          • emperorreagan

            When you consider the quick turn around from tax protest to tax enforcement, that only white male property owners could vote, that they basically continued on with British common law… you almost have to laugh at all of the effort spent on and later celebration of the intellectual framework.

          • moremisinformation

            With regards the fallacy of authority, tis always thus and always thus will be.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    anyone else notice this week being a little.. i dunno weirder than normal?

  • http://just-john.com just john

    Good thing he chose a date when the place won’t be full of tourists attending other events that had been booked months or years ahead of time.

    And hey, won’t this be an interesting test for Virginia Attorney General Ken “Kenny the Cooch” Cuccinelli, who is also running for Governor this year.

    • echar

      Up voted for saying cooch, and for being informational. Mostly for cooch though.

  • eric82

    what a weirdo

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      Nothing worse than a weirdo, eh? Damn non-conformists!

  • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

    Much respect to Adam Kokesh!

  • LucidDreamR

    It never ceases to amaze me just how deeply ingrained the “fear of the man” really is, and somehow seems to get stronger with those that claim to be ‘aware’. While many may view this as foolish: I personally find it refreshing to see someone actually DO something. It seems to me we have far too many people who like to point out the obvious for the sake of their own attention; but none of them offer up any solutions or ideas for action. It’s an incredibly easy thing to sit at your computer, still tethered to ‘the machine’ and comment on our current situation: but it is a whole different can of worms all together to actually DO something… other than ego-stroking and circle-jerking with like minds who all agree about everything.

  • $6087752

    The revolution has just begun!

    • Juan

      You think it will be televised?

    • Juan

      You will not be able to stay home, brother.
      You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
      You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
      Skip out for beer during commercials,
      Because the revolution will not be televised.

      The revolution will not be televised.
      The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
      In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
      The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
      blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
      Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
      hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      The revolution will not be brought to you by the 
      Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
      Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
      The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
      The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
      The revolution will not make you look five pounds
      thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.

      There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
      pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
      or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
      NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
      or report from 29 districts.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
      brothers in the instant replay.
      There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
      brothers in the instant replay.
      There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
      run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
      There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
      Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
      Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
      For just the proper occasion.

      Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
      Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
      women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
      Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
      will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      There will be no highlights on the eleven o’clock
      news and no pictures of hairy armed women
      liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
      The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
      Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
      Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      The revolution will not be right back after a message
      bbout a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
      You will not have to worry about a dove in your
      bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
      The revolution will not go better with Coke.
      The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
      The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat.

      The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
      will not be televised, will not be televised.
      The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
      The revolution will be live.
      –Gil Scott Heron

    • Juan

      You will not be able to stay home, brother.
      You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.
      You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,
      Skip out for beer during commercials,
      Because the revolution will not be televised.

      The revolution will not be televised.
      The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox
      In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.
      The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon
      blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John
      Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat
      hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      The revolution will not be brought to you by the 
      Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie
      Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.
      The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.
      The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.
      The revolution will not make you look five pounds
      thinner, because the revolution will not be televised, Brother.

      There will be no pictures of you and Willie May
      pushing that shopping cart down the block on the dead run,
      or trying to slide that color television into a stolen ambulance.
      NBC will not be able predict the winner at 8:32
      or report from 29 districts.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
      brothers in the instant replay.
      There will be no pictures of pigs shooting down
      brothers in the instant replay.
      There will be no pictures of Whitney Young being
      run out of Harlem on a rail with a brand new process.
      There will be no slow motion or still life of Roy
      Wilkens strolling through Watts in a Red, Black and
      Green liberation jumpsuit that he had been saving
      For just the proper occasion.

      Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Hooterville
      Junction will no longer be so damned relevant, and
      women will not care if Dick finally gets down with
      Jane on Search for Tomorrow because Black people
      will be in the street looking for a brighter day.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      There will be no highlights on the eleven o’clock
      news and no pictures of hairy armed women
      liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose.
      The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb,
      Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom
      Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth.
      The revolution will not be televised.

      The revolution will not be right back after a message
      bbout a white tornado, white lightning, or white people.
      You will not have to worry about a dove in your
      bedroom, a tiger in your tank, or the giant in your toilet bowl.
      The revolution will not go better with Coke.
      The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath.
      The revolution will put you in the driver’s seat.

      The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised,
      will not be televised, will not be televised.
      The revolution will be no re-run brothers;
      The revolution will be live.
      –Gil Scott Heron

  • blort

    This could be the beginning of the next American Revolution!

    • echar

      I just had a revolution on the toilet. Good thing you are playing the nut, because otherwise I’d think you were an idiot.

    • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

      if anything happens i expect it to much quieter than the Shot Heard ’round the World. even a gunshot can be drowned out by the sounds of TV’s and Internets

  • blort

    The White American Patriot has finally had enough! I guess we will see what happens when you try to take a patriots guns away! They are taking their country back once and for all! No more being bullied by liberals and mud races! This could be the spark that ignites the country and the call for all true patriot militias to rise up against the Fascist Obamanazis!

    • Andrew

      Liberals and mud races and Monsanto’s lizard people fluoride machines.

    • echar

      Do you find it odd that white, American, and patriot is mostly associated with white supremacists?

      • kowalityjesus

        not odd, sad.

        • echar

          Agreed K-Jesus, it is sad.

  • Charlie Primero

    Now comes the separation of the wheat from the chaff. This week make note of all the “patriots” who “talked the talk” for YEARS, but now when it’s time to “walk the walk”, suddenly say it’s a bad idea because the government might get angry and act.

    ” Someday. Someday in the future we will uphold the Constitution, just not today. Not yet. The time isn’t right. Conditions aren’t ideal. Somebody might actually get hurt. We can’t resist authoritarianism if somebody might get hurt. We should write more blog posts and wait “.

    Watch and remember.

    • echar

      Remember what, a symbolic action drowned within an ocean of other symbolic actions?

    • sebastienpaquet

      You should see on conspiracy sites. You get banned for even talking about this. They all think it’s a setup!

  • Andrew

    I bet they march without incident.

    • echar

      Doing anything other would be giving him what he wants. Perhaps this will be a great time to test out the prototype directional brown noise projector.

    • kowalityjesus

      an ‘ideological’ punch that doesn’t hit anything takes far more energy that a punch that lands, thus I would agree. If there were ANYTHING easy that we can do to overcome the military-industrial-congressional complex, it has been thought of and countermeasures are in place. These people are NOT stupid.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I see this ending well… *cue ominous music*

  • Bruteloop

    How tired are we getting of Americans’ all consuming obsession with weaponry? Constantly confusing killing with freedom is getting real old.