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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dance Party at Thomas Jefferson's Memorial (video)

 "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."
- Thomas Jefferson

We have also learned that despots prefer timid subjects. In the USA the imperial government desecrates the memory of Thomas Jefferson by insisting that all behave timidly in said place. Words like “solemn” and “reverent” flow from them to describe the atmosphere and behavior they expect at the memorial. Thomas Jefferson would have objected to this. He knew better than to call that liberty.

Thus, when we tried to protest their violently arresting people the week before for silently dancing at the memorial they moved in to stop us. Ultimately, the police prevailed by pushing everyone out of the memorial. Fortunately, no one was hurt or arrested.

While they did allow the demonstration to continue on the steps of the memorial it seemed to this observer that the results were mixed. There was dancing at the memorial and that was a victory for our side, the side of liberty. On the other hand, the government was able to shut down the dancing after a short time and that was a victory for their side, the side of tyranny. No doubt Thomas Jefferson would have been honored at our celebrating liberty as we did at his memorial and dismayed by the police state that caused us to have to do so.

The video says it all:

Adam Kokesh and The International Libertarian, Darren Wolfe


  1. A pretty peaceful "rave" in my estimation :) Liked the jitterbugging couple too. And the dancing round Jefferson's statue reminded me of the bonfire dance-around at the last rave we attended in AZ before coming north to ON (Dirty Disco, and was it ever :) - just fewer people but just as enthusiastic for peaceful celebration.

    Maybe dance parties at the Jefferson Mem and other government properties should become regular events. Kind of akin to the massive sing-ins the people in Estonia held for years to protest the Nazis and then the Soviets....there's a video about it, Estonian Singing Revolution -
    Hea! Maybe USers can have a Dancing Revolution! I like that, being a long distance dancer myself along with Paul!

  2. @Kitty - Yes, let's hope this is the beginning of something big.

  3. It's great to see these photos. Thanks so much!

  4. the rule of freedom,

    Thanks for the comment & adding me to your blog list.