I am seriously conflicted as to what to believe about the armed march with loaded and slung firearms into Washington D.C. being organized by Adam Kokesh for the 4th of July. The Facebook event can be found here.
On one hand, why should we not be allowed to peacefully convene with or without firearms?
On the other hand, our government is out of control and more than half of Americans are brainwashed into thinking people shouldn’t be allowed to peacefully convene because protesters speaking… out is an “inconvenience” or “dangerous.”
I believe that civil disobedience is great. Some of the great minds and activists did it and succeeded. However, our government isn’t in the game to be just or moral. I wouldn’t doubt if they confront the crowd on the grounds of a “threat” and open fire. Check out the Veterans March of 1932, and those people weren’t even armed (that I know of).
I keep asking myself in all of this madness – when will Ameicans cry out and say enough is enough? I fear that as a whole, we won’t cry out. We will be a redux of Martin Niemöller’s famous poem. We will be a redux of George Santayana’s famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”