May 19th, 2013
Several of you have sent us links to the news that attention monger Adam Kokesh has been arrested….again. This time at a rally in Philadelphia for the legalization of marijuana. Of course, you probably remember that Kokesh is planning to march on the District of Colombia on July 4th with loaded rifles. At his Facebook page, the hippies are convinced that his arrest yesterday were some kind of conspiracy between the DC & Philly cops to prevent the march.
I almost didn’t write about Kokesh this time because this is an obvious attempt at some measure of notoriety to boost his numbers at the ill-considered plan to march on DC, in fact everything he does is to pump up his idiot minions. We’ve been following Kokesh since the birth of this blog through his days with Iraq Veterans Against the War, his brief stint on Russia TV, his failed congressional campaign, his “Footloose” remake at the Jefferson Memorial. This one is his biggest attention whore move, though. Nearly every major newspaper in the country has covered Kokesh since he announced his march on DC a few weeks ago. Most of them have come to us for background on him. Thanks for not linking to us, you jerks.
Even the Washington Post, which gushed over Kokesh during his anti-war days, has turned on him in this latest venture.
But who goes to pot rally and doesn’t expect to be arrested? It’s an illegal drug, for Pete’s sake. You can argue whether it should be legal or not, but it’s illegal now, so you’re going to be arrested for engaging in consuming the drug. The hippies claim that Kokesh didn’t have any pot on him when he was arrested, but in the video at the Facebook link you can clearly hear him urging people to fire up their doobies as the cops move through the crowd.
Of course, I lay all of this at the feet of the District of Colombia’s judicial system. Kokesh has been arrested countless times in the District and the judges have all let him off scot-free. He was arrested for putting anti-war posters up in a national park despite police warnings, he scaled barriers to keep protesters off of Capitol grounds.
Kokesh put up racist, anti-Muslim posters on George Washington University campus and signed the posters with the name of a conservative student organization. The University president vowed that he would make arrests and take action against the conservative students, until Kokesh admitted that he had done it, and then the entire matter was dropped.
No judge has the testicular fortitude to actually punish Kokesh, and like a child, he ups the ante everytime, but the government won’t set boundaries for him. So I hope they’re pleased with the creature that they’ve created with their gutless reaction to the man.