My name is Anthony Tolda. I am a two time candidate for U.S. Congress with the Constitution Party (2010 & 2012) and undefeated (R) primary candidate 2012(that’s a whole other note/story).
I am a Ron Paul inspired candidate.
I am using the voice I have to warn against supporting this armed/loaded march on D.C. scheduled for Independence Day 2013.
I have publicly stated I fully encourage non compliance of unconstitutional gun laws.
(see video in comments section).
You would be hard pressed to find a candidate for U.S. Congress more pro second amendment than myself.
That being said I think this armed while loaded march on D.C. is lunacy!
It is akin to using the first amendment to yell fire in a crowded movie theater and I do not use that analogy lightly! Is this march in essence Constitutionally protected?
I’d say possibly, is it wise, does it help the cause of supporting second amendment rights?
I’d say no, and no to those two follow up questions.
It is human nature for people to follow, humans are pack animals and seek Alphas to follow.
Adam Kokesh is assuming an Alpha role in the name of Liberty, and there is nothing wrong with doing so. What I have a problem with is the judgement, or lack thereof in how he is currently executing that role.
He is encouraging gun owners to march armed and loaded in D.C. on Independence Day full well knowing he is provoking a conflict with, at the very least local law enforcement officers.
When I think of great leaders executing Alpha roles responsibly I think of Ron Paul the man who’s wave of popularity has given Adam a vehicle for building an audience while earning an income, and I am not saying anything is wrong with that either, again we come to the issues of judgment and responsibility in assuming this Alpha role.
For another example we could say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both Ron Paul and M.L.K. Jr. have achieved much for the cause of freedom in America and they did it without leading armed marches on D.C. because these two great men realized that peace and purity are much stronger tools than antagonism and shock value at gaining popular public support to attain positive goals for freedom.
Now compare Adam Kokesh, for one thing during one FB thread I saw regarding this somebody posted a half hour long video of Adam that began with him smoking drugs and asking for people to donate money.
This alone should be enough for any critical thinker to at least question the man’s judgment and his motives!
We are dealing with a Republic and Constitution in shambles, concerned Americans are seeking patriotic Alphas to follow and it is most understandable. It is obvious the mob rule of democracy is being used to attack our Constitution, and part of what that means is there is a public opinion war over our second amendment rights that is not going away any time soon. How anybody thinks this march on D.C. is going to help gain public support for the second amendment I have no idea with the Oath Keepers and other prominent groups that support the second amendment saying they want nothing to do with this is beyond my understanding completely.
If you can’t get a decent percentage of people that support the cause on board with the action and many prominent groups and/or individuals that support the cause don’t want to touch this march with a ten foot pole months before it happens, then how on earth could any misguided second amendment supporter that likes the idea of this march honestly think that a positive effect on public opinion, or any positive outcome for that matter will result from this?
I am reminded of the book Political Ponerology a book written by psychologists about how a society and a political system degenerate into being run by psychopaths and people with other mental defects.
The Alpha role attracts people with various mental conditions that really ought to disqualify an individual from positions of influence and leadership but unfortunately they always manage to get in and find others with mental defects to follow. I think that Adam is acting like an antagonistic bad boy in a school yard shouting out rude names, smoking drugs, and earning a living off of the fellow mental defectives he can find to support him and this lunacy. I am not saying he is a psychopath, but there most certainly is cause to question what it is that is not right with him mentally that he actually can interact with his supporters and proudly promote this stupid event that sounds like something the Jackass guys would do if they were a couple of more cards short of a complete deck than they already are, and I’m pretty sure none of the Jackass guys are even crazy enough to show up at this insane event.
Part of how the Ponerization process works is when the mentally ill get into Alpha roles otherwise reasonable people get sucked into their actions. There’s at least two people I personally know, respect and consider completely sane saying they support this. I fully understand the frustration, concern about our future, and how hopeless things appear, but this is NOT the way to deal with our problems. I personally called for an Icelandic style revolution during the 2012 debate for U.S. Congress (see video in comments), for those who don’t know, Iceland tossed their criminal government and arrested their corrupt bankers.
They did so peacefully with Pots and Pans in the streets, in unity with peace! I am also including the documentary Pots, Pans, and other solutions in the comments section. Kokesh supporters could learn a lot from this film as could anybody who’s not yet seen it. This is what we need solidarity, massive numbers, not fringe chest beating.
This action is reckless and divisive, it is not unity, it is not peace, it is not a viable solution to any of our many problems, in fact it’s highly likely to cause more. Adam is angry, many of us are angry, but when you let that anger control how you attempt to effect positive results you fall into the trap of that old saying….
“He who angers you controls you.” My political presence actually was kick started by yelling at the incumbent who holds the seat I am after in U.S. Congress at our town hall meeting on the Healthcare bill in October 09′, so I do understand a possible perception of irony that I am the one to be writing this article.
However that moment of anger that I was in complete control of did not continue, did not shape how I have managed my role in politics, and pales in comparison to the love of our country and our people that guides my role. The anger that put me on the map politically does not control me and never did.
I sense Adam’s anger controls this action, he hid it well in his pitch interview to Alex Jones, but he also mentioned his Psy Op experience in the military, he ought to know then how easily this could be manipulated into a Psy Op mission.
I have great concerns this stupid event will reflect poorly on gun owners and Ron/Rand Paul supporters all over America. It will do nothing to restore our Constitution and give the gun grabbers dare I say ammo to further attack our Natural Rights endowed by our Creator.
John Adams once said, “Our constitution is only fit for a moral and religious people. It is wholly unsuited to the governance of any other kind.”
The quote means when you have people minus morality and good judgement, plus Constitutional rights the people themselves miss the whole point.
Our Natural Rights come from our Creator, without the people using that moral compass the rights go away because our people, our society becomes fundamentally broken in a spiritual context.
I think this whole mess is selfish, immoral, irresponsible, and filled with delusions of grandeur regarding actual belief in any positive outcome for gun ownership in America whatsoever.
I will be the first to admit that I don’t have all the answers, but to actually pursue this as an answer is absolute madness.
I respect Adam’s service to America, his veteran status, and the fact that he gave an amazing speech once that propelled him onto the Ron Paul wave that has carried him this far.
I don’t respect him leading a march of morons and setting a stage for lone wolf maniacs, or undercover government, or foreign government agents to start shooting people and making the battle to restore and defend the second amendment much more difficult for our people to win.
If Adam really cared about the second amendment he would grow up, get a real job,
stop standing on Ron Paul’s shoulders while smoking drugs and asking for money on his videos,
and find common sense ways to work for positive goals like the rest of the politically active working class including myself does. Adam is not well upstairs, look into his background and start paying attention to whom you follow as a patriot Alpha!
I care not if you pay more attention to my role, I would of course welcome it in a non egoic way, but my goal writing this is to limit the influence of somebody that needs help and can’t really provide any, and in doing so I am supporting our second amendment rights much more so than all the supporters of this march combined because mark my words what they are doing will prove to be counter productive!
Thanks for reading, please share, may God Bless you, and God Bless America!
Constitution Party Candidate for U.S. Congress 2010 & 2012
Undefeated (R) Candidate for U.S. Congress 2012
Sovereignty Party of America Founder
& Natural Born Citizen