If you're a long term reader of this site, you know I like Adam Kokesh. He's a veteran of the Iraq War and he doesn't fake or front. He doesn't go screaming with whatever talking point one of the two major parties just issued.
He didn't drink the Barack Kool-Aid and he's used his RT TV show to raise serious issues. Including, most important to me, the fact that the Iraq War continues. But the Democratic Party truly wants you to believe that it ended. By word of Barack, you understand.
I don't agree with Adam on every issue but I don't need to. He's not my political hero. I'm too old for those. But he's someone that I do expect to share what he really thinks and not to lie the way so many of them do. And it's probably been at least 3 years since the first time I ever wrote about him (maybe four?) and there's never been a moment in there when I thought, "He's fake" -- or "He's lying."
I don't need you to agree with me to trust you, I just need you to be honest.
So Adam's probably the most honest person I can think of along with Chris Hedges.
(I'm leaving out family members and community members.)
And after Adam and a group of people (including CodePink's Medea Benjamin) were assaulted by the police for dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in DC last week and then arrested, Adam is returning to stand up for his rights and our rights.
The video lets you know that this Saturday, at noon, in DC at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Dance Off kicks off and everyone is invited. (There are also solidarity events going on around the country. I looked for San Francisco because I know we have a lot of members there and there isn't anything yet. But Texas members should know that there will be solidarity actions in Austin and Dallas.)
For more on the Dance Off, see C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"