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"And Then They Came For Me": The Black Bagging of Adam Kokesh

[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.


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I Think This Is VERY Important !

Apparently, Mr. Kokesh made a speech supporting Marijuana the day he was physically arrested, and it's use, although thousands of American people are already legal users of Marijuana under Doctors orders, in many states. He was dragged away by security and spent a few days in Jail.

So to me it looks like Mr. Kokesh was speaking his opinions concerning Marijuana, and was arrested ???

So, in my humble opinion, the first Amendment's Freedom of Speech was violated big time by his incarceration.

So, for ALL you talk show hosts that may read this, how long before they come for you for simply giving your opinions on controversial subjects ????




"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

I will be disgusted

If as a movement we don't stand with Adam and help him get through this.

Me, too. All of the others

Me, too. All of the others mentioned in this article, as well. ALL are erroneously charged (held). We do not have to fight them "head-on". We can come at them from the sides and the back, but we must end this.

ecorob's picture

Its time to fight.

Its time to stand up and fight for our rights.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Either we do it soon or not

Either we do it soon or not at all. It may be to late by the time we get the numbers needed.

At some point soon we need to

At some point soon we need to stand whether we have the numbers or not and go down fighting if we have to. No one on the planet thought Americans had a chance in hell of defeating the most powerful army on earth in the 1700's leading up to the American revolution including themselves but they made the stand anyways because they would rather have died then live on their knees.

End The Fat
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TwelveOhOne's picture

I learned this in grade school

"At some point soon we need to stand whether we have the numbers or not and go down fighting if we have to."

Parents taught me the traditional "turn the other cheek" and I took it to heart and wouldn't fight back. Made me a soft target, and I got picked on a lot.

When I started to fight back, it took a bit (a few weeks?) but after a while the bullies, even though they were still winning the fight, decided to leave for greener pastures and softer targets -- their goal really isn't to win the fight, their goal is to not get hurt while doing so.

Now, the Federal Government as a bully has different weapons available than the ones I faced in grade school. But fear is something to observe and act on, not to be immobilized by. Love.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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"Fear is the mind killer!"

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What would the Founders do?

ChristianAnarchist's picture

At what point do we stand up

At what point do we stand up to the "goons" ???

Beware the cult of "government"...