“Let this be a lesson” Adam Kokesh dance flash mob at Jefferson Memorial, June 4, 2011
This is a fine lesson indeed. Adam Kokesh the Iraq Veteran that was arrested for dancing at the Thomas Jefferson memorial on May 28th 2011. Adam and a small group of dancers were brutalized by police for their non-aggressive and quite funny dance moves that represented their free expression, a free expression that was at one time protected by the first amendment of the constitution. Shortly after the arrest and brutal attack, Adam announced that there would be another flash mob dance protest on Saturday June 4th 2011. This happened be the same day that the protest in Springville Utah was scheduled for the annual Art City days festival in Springville Utah. That protest for me in Springville also ended up in me getting brutalized by Springville City police for merely carrying a sign that said “Legalize It”.
One of the most important things that I heard Adam say in this protest “Let this be a lesson, we can stand up to the government, we can take it down because we can exert our rights whether or not they think they have a right to take them away because we are free, beautiful, human beings”.
I am disappointed that no one that I know showed up at the Art City days protest. But at least there were people out there demonstrating their liberty and their freedom in other parts of the country.
It is truly sad, even embarrassing that the state that I was born and raised has such a fear to believe in and or exercise their freedom. Even without the fear of arrest, since I got the protesting law changed last year, people still would rather hide their beliefs and their freedom of speech from their friends and neighbors.
Utah is like one of those “what about the Jones” states where everyone is trying to keep up with the Jones’ so to speak.
When will this country harness their power? When will we the people take back our country from tyranny?
Here is an excellent demonstration of what that will take!