The US Constitution is "A failed experiment", or so says Adam Kokesh in this video (16:31). Well Adam, I hate to tell you (actually, no I don't), but you and people like you are one of the reasons the Patriot/Militia community get a bad rap. First off, it's not a failed experiment, it's still there, and needs to be restored to it's rightful place of governance. Second, why would anyone want to take the advice and leadership (and don't tell me you don't want to lead) of a pothead, peace activist, with dilusions of grandure? Yes, I know you were set up at the pot rally in Philly, life's tough all around, ain't it? (It's tougher when your stupid) Obviously you learned nothing from your time in Marine Corps Civil Affairs
" 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." "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."
Sounds like you want to have your cake and eat it too. So let me get this straight, your gonna carry loaded rifle on your back, in a non violent/peaceful march, and you will use deadly force if they use violence, but not if they use physical resistance. All I can say to that is either your an idiot, or a Fed plant.
Let's talk the strategy. Ok, so Kokesh was goin' to DC, or Mordor on the Potomac, as some have branded it. Question one is, Why would you go there, when the group of "representatives" assembled there have less concern about the opinion of the American people than anywhere in the country. Question two, A strategy has an end goal, and you think these " We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide. " and this " 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." are logical end goals. I hate to tell you buddy, but we've already known we're not welcome in DC, and you ain't gonna turn the tide of the crap tsunami comin' outa DC with any symbolic "armed march". Please, tell me there was more to your strategy than that.
Now let's talk tactics. Tactically you couldn't ask for a more football bat plan than the one Kokesh planned. Ok, so you're gonna go to one of the most heavily armed, "Show you who's boss." places in the United States, with a group of people, mostly unknown to each other. These people are going to have loaded rifles on there backs, and not even carrying a basic load (look it up) for those rifles. No logistical or rapid response support planned ahead of time. You've announced it a couple months in advance, so The Powers That Be (TPTB) have all the time in the world to plan for response, and plant provocateurs. This was your plan? At the very least, the people that join this march, more than likely will be charged as felons, and lose their rifles. The worst outcome would be a lot of dead people, because they were talked into thinking they would make a difference. Well, Kokesh is a good motivator/speaker, I'll give him that, but so was Hitler and so is Bill Clinton and Obama.
Kokesh reminds me of another good motivator/speaker, Dr. William Pierce,. He thought the Constitution was "A failed experiment" too. These asshats don't get it. We have all we need right in front of us. All we have to do is make our "employees" understand that we are done with their corrupt, arrogant ways, and WILL restore the Constitution to it's rightful place, and shoot or hang the bastards that want to oppose that act. ( I'm fond of hanging, since we can re-use the rope) The "employees" are at all levels, township, county, state, and national. We can't afford to give TPTB a good excuse to clamp down harder, without that act having some justifiable gain.
So now Kokesh is in jail, after he goes to DC, loads a shotgun on video in DC , then posts it on Youtube. Well, it's a technique......I guess......for the French! The raid on his home was a complete overkill op, by people that want us to recognize who is in charge, PERIOD! As much as I believe Kokesh is a moron, and anti-American, I believe what they did to him was an abuse of the authority they wield, and should be brought to light as such. Maybe he does work for the feds. Can you think of a better way to bring people to his way of thinking, than to make him the extreme underdog? As you can see in this video, Kokesh doesn't want this country to go back to it's roots and fix our problems. He wants to make it into a number of enclaves, where you are a "free individual", but has no real plan for accomplishing that. As I've said before, we have a plan, it's called RESTORATION, not revolution. And we already know it works if you adhere to it's guidelines.
As a young paratrooper, I was taught the principles of patrolling. These principles are Planning, Reconnaissance, Security, Control, and Common Sense. Adam would have done well, to have adhered to these principles for planning and executing the march, and for running his "democratic cause" operation, but as it stands, after Planning (which was and is somewhat half assed) he was a soup sandwich without the bread. Recon- maybe but I doubt it. Security- what a joke. Control- yeah, he is a cat shepherd alright. And most importantly, COMMON SENSE- Even if everything is textbook when referring to the other four, if it doesn't meet the criteria of common sense, it's a NO GO!
A proper recon of the area in question, would have told anyone with minimal training using the OCOKA (Observation and fields of fire, Cover and concealment, Obstacles, Key terrain, Avenues of approach) acronym, that the mission was a non starter, at least without serious support it was (unless you're "The 600"). Kokesh has talked incessantly about how the police and authorities abuse and kill innocent people every day, but he wanted to go to DC (Dragon Central) with a group armed only with rifles (giving TPTB and excuse, no less), and no supporting gear or quick reaction force personnel. Sounds like a noisy version of suicide to me, no thanks. If I was to participate in such an endeavor, it would be armed to the teeth, with support (QRF and vehicles), and would have a plan that had an end goal that MADE SENSE!
This guy is an attention hound with an ego like Obama. He's got the attention now, and we'll see how that works out for him. Although I believe he brought it on himself, he still got a pounding that he didn't deserve, and we should be cognizant of the fact that it could be any of us, at any time, even if we don't rock the boat the way he has.
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE