WATCH: Adam Kokesh vs. #BlackLivesMatter
Adam Kokesh was repeatedly attacked, and had racist comments lobbed at him by Black Lives Matter protesters at a mall in downtown Seattle. He had started off trying to help them as, Adam explains in the video. He saw a large group of cops and wanted to record them as he approached, and when the cops turned out to not be as interesting he turned his attention to the activists in the hopes of helping them get their story out.
On the basis of his skin color, and the fact that he was recording, they were instantly hostile. They demanded him to stop recording, and in an all too common display of profound ignorance insisted they had a right to not be recorded in a public space. As fools ignorant of the law often do, they took this as an excuse to resort to violence and repeatedly swatted at his camera. Previous reports of an “assault” while technically accurate, may have been a bit ginned up.
When asked what happened with the cops one demonstrator said “they care more about property than about people” in reference to the police stopping their demonstration. Later, when Adam spoke to police, they said the demonstrators intended to cause property damage, corroborating the suspicion implied by the comments of the demonstrator. Once again we see, the BLM antagonists are more interested in perpetuating crime, than in holding police accountable for their abuses.
Property of course, is an extension of a person. To take or destroy one’s property is to take from that person the effort they took to procure it. It is no different than enslaving them, but the BLM protesters don’t oppose slavery, quite clearly. They are a left wing group of violent criminals who favor greater government intervention in all of our lives, even as they purport to condemn the violent tactics of the State. This sort of violent incoherence is not only anti-libertarian, not only anti-freedom, not only anti-white – but anti-human – and profoundly dangerous when embraced by the political establishment and freedom oriented groups.
In video commentary after the interaction, Adam seems to reconsider the nature of the demonstration, but isn’t quite willing to throw them under the bus just yet. He says the freedom movement welcomes everyone. One might speculate this has to do with his political aspirations to run for the presidency in 2020. While one who seeks political office would be wise not to rack up enemies in activist groups, I highly doubt a group spawned in reaction to the death of a violent criminal, and hell bent on the destruction of private property, will be voting Libertarian any sooner than the establishment cuck hacks at the National Review.
Check out the video below.
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