"And Then They Came For Me": The Black Bagging of Adam KokeshSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 07:12
[Editor's Note: The following post is by TDV Editor-in-Chief, Jeff Berwick]
The outright harassment, intimidation and black bagging of political opponents in the US has reached new levels in recent weeks.
The extortion arm of the US government, the IRS, has admitted to targetting people with certain political beliefs for aggressive shakedowns. And good friend of TDV, Adam Kokesh, who was planning a peaceful armed march in support of the Second Amendment of the Constitution on Washington DC on July 4th was kidnapped in broad daylight on May 18th in Philadelphia.
Here is one of numerous angles showing Adam Kokesh doing nothing but submitting to the people assaulting him and being taken away.
Today, in the USSA, Amanda Billyrock has modernized the quote of Martin Neimoller, a German pastor during the Nazi era:
First they came for Irwin Schiff, and I didn't speak out because I always pay my taxes.
Then they came for Bradley Manning, and I didn't speak out because documents are classified for a reason.
Then they came for Bernard von Nothaus, and I didn't speak out because I use paper money.
Then they came for Adam Kokesh, and I didn't speak out because I don't support his march on D.C.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.