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Treatment Of Kokesh Is A Ploy To Intimidate

After Kokesh made the video I spent some time wondering why he would make a video loading a shotgun in a public place like D.C. and drop a hint of a “final American revolution” next Independence Day. Why would someone, like Kokesh, that is an advocate for the non-aggression principle and peaceful non-cooperation use language and display actions that could be interpreted as invoking violence?

He is not inciting violence, but peaceful resistance. Kokesh is making a point by pairing the First and Second Amendments together. Exercising rights granted by the First Amendment and Second Amendment simultaneously does not equal armed sedition. You do not lose the right to speak freely when you are holding a firearm.

Kokesh was driving home the point that rights do not come in groups. You cannot slice up liberty and allow it only where the State desires.

They will not be able to convict him on a charge of sedition or armed sedition. He did not make a direct threat or call others to rebellion. He was simply stating his own personal views and exposing the lunacy of D.C. gun laws. All they have on Kokesh is possession of natural fungi that grows spontaneously in nature.
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but he's a plant

There was a total separation of his feeling from his body...

He knows where the line between necessary evils begins and when it ends.

Daily Paul cured my abibliophobia.

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I agree on the blatantly obvious intimidation move

I agree on the blatantly obvious intimidation move of The Law Perverted.

We MUST keep denouncing it.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

at the risk of tag-teaming...

we will destroy this argument, one way or another.

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I will

never side with violence but the question I am always going to ask myself. How come they are allowed to hurt us and enslave us and bully us into paying taxes, but we can't fight back?

Shrooms is stupid. If some one wants to poison them selves then they should have every right. It sounds insane when you hear some one got locked up over mushrooms... lol.. wow

LOL no.... just no. Mushrooms

LOL no.... just no.

Mushrooms poisoning you? Have you ever ready anything about fungi that wasn't propaganda??

You should try to learn something new everyday, brother http://youtu.be/QRNSEG1DY2s

There is a reason he is facing 10 years for the fungi and only 2 years for the firearm.

regardless psychoactives can mess with your brain

chemistry. Just like any other manufactured or non manufactured psychoactive. That in and of itself can be dangerous. I'm not saying it will be, but there is a distinct possibility.

The danger isn't the problem and it isn't the debate. If someone wants to huff paint, i don't give a shit. Huff paint and walk around with rustoleom(sp?) on your nose for all i care.

The debate is about freedom to do as you please if you aren't harming anyone. The "it's not bad for you" argument will always lose regardless of the facts because the people will unfortunately always believe a logical fallacy called the appeal to authority fallacy. Where as government statisticians and scientists hold more authority with the populace than independent researchers.

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Sure, there is a possibility

that anything, including all consumed food and drink, can be dangerous. Reading a book, listening to music... these "mess" with brain chemistry as well. I don't think there is anything one can do that doesn't involve messing with brain chemistry because that is how we function. You may be surprised to discover that it has been demonstrated that psilocybin is not harmful, in any way, to any of the human body's systems. In fact, it offers many exciting potential benefits. Do your own research if you want to know something closer to truth. Don't let others fears keep you inside the cage. Get out and explore a little, no fear. Much information is available online. Unfortunately, due to this modern day "inquisition," the slave masters have deemed this substance to be forbidden based upon fear of the unknown rather than factual evidence.

I wasn't debating the

I wasn't debating the subject, I saw something that should be addressed and addressed it. I linked you all to a study that showed fungi actually grows new brain cells. It also is the best treatment for depression and ptsd. Psilocybin and marijuana are the most therapeutic substances on the planet, so forgive me if I don't jump on the 'it's bad because that's all I ever heard in my entire life' bandwagon. I like facts.

There is a misconception that all brain chemistry(without any substance) is normal and or safe. It's not. Either way, Neurochemistry is at an infant level at the moment, so neither of us can say what is and what isn't because even the ones that study it everyday are unsure.

But what I do know is depression, sadness and fear are actually even more damaging/dangerous to your brain chemistry than even some prescribed pills. And to me, manufactured pills are destructive.
Of course there is a distinct possibility of harm lol, there is a distinct possibility for just about anything, but as I said, I like facts. The fact is that fungi is an amazing, all natural, substance that has helped people for thousands of years, and I just don't like to see it brought down because of ghost stories is all.

Here's another gem for you lot: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2012/01January/Pages/psilocybin-mushr...

Good analysis. I like how you

Good analysis. I like how you stated the last part. Its so insane how they outlaw things that grow in nature.

In other news, yesterday the DEA agents have served a search warrant and have arrested God charging him with manufacturing with intent to distribute mushrooms and cannabis, both Schedule 1 substances. The arrest came after a number of anonymous tips came in indicating that mushrooms were growing in a remote patch of forest and the Cannabis in a dith near a highway in Nebraska. The police, fearing they would be smoted, conducted a "No Knock" raid on God's premisis early Sunday morning citing it was a time that the divine being would most likely be resting. During the raid, God's dog was shot in front of his son, Jesus, who is currently unavailable for comment. Followig the raid, the DEA chief made a public statement saying, "These mind and spirit expanding drugs have no medical value and are a danger to the Homeland, dangerous figures like God have no place in this society."

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

thanks for reading

Hilarious comment, but appropriate comparison. Cheers.

Great analysis!

There is no other logical reason he would be treated like this...for a YouTube video of all things.

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