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JULY 4th 2013: Adam Kokesh Has Done It! Iraq War Vet Open Carried In DC - VIDEO

JULY 4th 2013: Adam Kokesh Has Done It! Iraq War Vet Open Carried In DC - VIDEO


http://youtu.be/-sAGGoPidEY

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
July 4, 2013

Former Iraq veteran Adam Kokesh staged an open carry protest in Washington DC today by loading a 12 gauge shotgun near the White House – committing at least four felonies in the process.

“I committed at least four felonies this morning and got it on video”

Read more: http://www.infowars.com/adam-kokesh-in-open-carry-protest/

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Actually, its not

Actually, its not illegal.
The cops just ignore the judgement.

Any half decent legal aid will get the charges dismissed.

what is the point of this? it

what is the point of this? it was too short for anyone to actually witness it outside of youtube. did he just pop out of a car, load the gun and then flee?

so he

1) fails to get anyone to march with him
2) fails to use the legal channels to assemble a protest as protected by the 1st amendment
3) decides not to take the risk of doing so alone and without a permit, as an act of civil disobedience
4) records a 30 second video by himself and then flees before anyone can see him

why? so he can say he followed through with it? shock value? narcissism? what is this supposed to prove?

I think in his own way, Adam just counted Coup ;)

Counting coup refers to the winning of prestige in battle by the Plains Indians of North America. Warriors won prestige by acts of bravery in the face of the enemy, and these acts could be recorded in various ways and retold as stories.

"and these acts could be recorded in various ways and retold as stories" = youtube LOL 14,361

he obviously made the

he obviously made the calculation that the risk in what he did was outweighed by the benefit in publicity and popularity. he took a very small risk to get a reasonably big personal popularity bump for his business.

but for someone who doesn't make a living selling their persona on youtube, to do what he did would have been pointless, foolish and dangerous. it is equally pointless and foolish politically, and only has value to kokesh' personal interests.

it might titillate and excite people watching safely from their homes. it is no more cowardly to criticize than to praise it, since neither requires any courage. i just think it was a pointless self serving act that actually makes no political point, since he actually opted NOT to really go ahead with the public march and basically complied with the government.

Bill, I understand that Adam didn't restore the American

Republic today.

Are you saying that he worked against it? Are you saying that this will not inspire people but will lead them to only fight from their keyboards?

Are you saying that Adam is just a self serving punk making money off of keyboard patriots?

What did you do today? Who will remember what you did today a year from now?

What are YOU going to be doing Monday? Have you ever considered hosting a podcast? I'll bet you can do better than Adam, give it a try.

God Bless,
Base

i don't know what effect it

i don't know what effect it will have. that's why i was asking, what was the point? publicity stunt? my personal impression is that adam is a businessman and a media personality interested in making a living by garnering attention. i think he understands crowd psychology and will make money from the support of a small segment of society. if the average person was told someone loaded a shot gun in the middle of the capitol, they would probably be glad they were not there to see it, because they probably would have run for cover thinking some shooting or act of terrorism was going to happen. if adam wasn't careful enough not to be seen, bystanders might have been shot. so yeah i think this stunt would have a negative impact on the discussion of the second amendment.

as for the rest of your comment, ill just send it back...

What did you do today? Who will remember what you did today a year from now?

What are YOU going to be doing Monday? Have you ever considered hosting a podcast?

Thanks for the reply.

I've seen quite enough of your message to draw a personal conclusion. Take Care.

noted

noted

Bravo Adam!!

your critics are now hiding in their parent's basements mumbling
to themselves.

Is that it?

Is that it?

Booyah

:)

On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.

Wheres all the kokesh bashers

Wheres all the kokesh bashers now

Im shaking my head and

Im shaking my head and laughing.

Where are all the "posers," now?

The National Rifle Association?
Gun Owners of America?
Alex Jones?
Lew Rockwell?
The crybabies here at THE DAILY PAUL?

Adam Kokesh: The new "Father of his Country".

bahahaha

pathetic.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

4th of July

Adam, If you had called me I would have been there with you. Thank you. This makes losing the cost of my hotel I couldn't cancel. I also just happened to be thinking about you while I was at work, feeling I should be in D.C. Thanks for standing up for all of us.
Your Sister in Liberty,
Carrie
U.S.Air Force Veteran

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Good to see

hes more than just a key-board hero like some people around here....

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

being a groupie / fanboy /

being a groupie / fanboy / personality cultist is slightly lower rung than being a keyboard warrior. we should be able to discuss the value of political tactics and the value of political personalities without name calling or belittling others.

If DC Tries To Prosecute Him

...a good defense would be that the background could have been CGI generated (like the MSM frequently does for dramatic effect).

Loading wax sticks into a toy gun?

Remember remember the 5th of November.

beephree

desperate

to regain street cred.

Of course they let him get away with it.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

Or just a man of his word?

the vid won't play but what I'm hearing says he followed through and nobody got hurt.

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I don't get it.

What's the point of this?

"The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things, if you look at it right." - Richard Feynman

Point

The point is someone had to do this. He was not allowed to get "away" with it. If I had known I would have been there too, standing with Adam. Veterans stick together, especially where our country, the Republic for which we all stand, is under attack by Domestic Terrorists.

veterans stick together like

veterans stick together... like john mccain and john kerry? being a veteran means nothing. it means even less today than it did when creatures like mccain and kerry were spawned. and why do you need Adam to do it? if you think it's something that needs to be done, who is stopping you.

That's the closest Adam's come to crying...

since the great playground rumble of '89.

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

I haven't seen one of those

I haven't seen one of those in many many many years.... I thought they were extinct.. A man.

This guy i know

has one of those and it kicks like a horse! ;)

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams