Who is Adam Kokesh? – the man calling for an armed American revolution

If Adam Kokesh has his way, one month and one week from today, on July 4th, there will be armed marches by American citizens on Washington, D.C., and on all 50 state capitals across the United States. (See “Iraq War veteran plans armed march on Washington on July 4,” May 6, 2013; and “Kokesh released from jail; calls for march on 50 state capitals,” May 27, 2013.)
Did that get your attention?
If that happens, what do you think the federal and state governments will do?
They will call in police armed to the teeth, SWAT teams, National Guards, and maybe even the military, Posse Comitatus be damned. (See “US military gives itself authority to police America without permission,” May 20, 2013.)
It would also be the perfect pretext and excuse for Pres. Lucifer to impose martial law.
Given the gravity of what Kokesh is spearheading, shouldn’t we know something about the man? Who is he? Is he really who he claims to be?
Let’s begin with the caption for this pic of Kokesh (see below) in the Washington Post:

Adam KokeshBack in 2007, five years ago, Kokesh already had a reputation of “embracing positions on every side of the political spectrum”!

According to Wikipedia, Adam Kokesh, born in 1982, is a self-described libertarian, anti-war activist, and, from 2010 to 2011, a talk radio host and doing “a stint on television” with RT (Russia Today). He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, and a non-combat veteran of the Iraq War, serving in Falujah in 2004 in the 3rd Civil Affairs Group as a liaison between the U.S. military and Iraqi civilians.
He is an outspoken opponent of U.S. military intervention in Iraq. Starting in 2007, he became a member and leading proponent of “Iraq Veterans Against the War“. In 2011, he and Nathan Cox co-founded “Veterans for Ron Paul.” Some of his demonstrations protesting U.S. military missions overseas and his acts of civil disobedience have been “controversial.” (Click here for his protest activities 2007-2013).
In 2010, Kokesh ran unsuccessfully in the GOP primary for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district seat. His campaign donations were mainly from out-of-state, and he received endorsements from Congressman Ron Paul and from the Republican Liberty Caucus.
The son of Charles Kokesh, a Santa Fe businessman and former owner of the defunct Santa Fe Horse Park, Adam Kokesh is Jewish and a self-avowed atheist.
Adam Kokesh
On May 19, 2013, at a marijuana “Smoke Down Prohibition” protest in Philadelphia, Kokesh was dragged away by the police, charged with “resisting arrest” and felony assault of a federal officer, and held without bail. A week later, he was released from jail. The day before his release, Kokesh had issued a statement from his cell calling for an “American Revolutionary Army” to march on all 50 State capitals:
“When a government has repeatedly and deliberately failed to follow its own laws, violated the fundamental human rights of its citizens, threatened the sanctity of a free press, created institutions intended to eliminate privacy of communication, waged war at the behest of special interest that threatens the public safety, killed hundreds of children with drone strikes, imprisoned and destroyed the lives of countless individuals for victimless crimes, stifled economic opportunity to maintain the dominance of the financial elite, stolen from the people through an absurd system of taxation and inflation, sold future generations into debt slavery, and abused its power to suppress political opposition, it is unfit to exist and it becomes the duty of the people to alter or abolish that government by whatever means necessary to secure liberty and ensure peace.
A new American revolution is long overdue. This revolution has been brewing in the hearts and minds of the people for many years, but this Independence Day, it shall take a new form as the American Revolutionary Army will march on each state capital to demand that the governors of these 50 states immediately initiate the process of an orderly dissolution of the federal government through secession and reclamation of federally held property. Should one whole year from this July 4th pass while the crimes of this government are allowed to continue, we may have passed the point at which non-violent revolution becomes impossible.
The time to sit idly by has passed. To remain neutral is to be complicit, just doing your job is not an excuse, and the line in the sand has been drawn between the people, and the criminals in Washington, D.C. While some timid souls will say that it is too early, that we can solve this problem through democratic means provided by government, that current levels of taxation are reasonable for the services provided, and that the crimes of this government are merely a tolerable nuisance, it may already be too late.
While there is risk in drastic action, the greater danger lies in allowing this government to continue unchallenged. So if you are content with the status quo, stay home, get fat, watch the fireworks from a safe distance, and allow this Independence Day to pass like any other. But if you see as we see, and feel as we feel, we will see you on the front lines of freedom on July 4th, 2013 for this, The Final American Revolution.”
Kokesh’s statement calling for a “Final American Revolution” mimics the language of the American Revolution’s Declaration of Independence. He is calling for the 50 states to overthrow (“dissolve”) the federal government, i.e., the Obama regime. So why is it that Kokesh’s Facebook page once had his “Work Info” as:

Employer: Obama for America
Position: Revolution Czar
Time Period: March 2011 to present
Description: Fomenting unrest

That “Work Info” is no longer on his Facebook page. Before the page was scrubbed of that info, however, Lady Patriots blogger Dr. Sharon Schuetz had taken a screenshot of Kokesh’s Facebook page (click image to enlarge):
Kokesh FB screenshotKokesh has not explained why that “Work Info” was on his Facebook page: He has not said it was a joke, nor has he said that someone had hacked into his Facebook page and inserted that “Work Info.” Therefore, we can only conclude that the “Work Info” is true.
Then there is the matter of the FreeAdamKokesh website being created 6 days before his arrest in the “Smoke Down Prohibition” protest in Philadelphia on May 19, 2013.
Blogger 12160 asked the owner of FreeAdamKokesh.com, IanCioffi, and received this reply: “purchased it for when I thought he’d be arrested on July 4th.” But as a 12160 commenter, Curtis, points out:

That free adam page was created IN ITS ENTIRETY and updated to what you see now ON THE 12th. FACT end of story Hes an agent

Curtis further observes:

By his own admission Kokesh suffers from PTSD so severe that he has trouble handling large crowds; not a trait one would expect to find in a military commander. Another trait displayed by Kokesh that is anathema to any true Patriot is his support of terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah – Enemies of the United States – and radical anti-war activists including Iraq Veterans Against the War and Code Pink, that tried to deface the Vietnam War Memorial, an act of vandalism Kokesh himself attempted to participate in before the group was stopped by Honorable Vietnam Veterans at the 2007 Gathering of Eagles. Kokesh also counts the Occupy Movement, funded extensively by anti-American Jewish billionaire George Soros, as his allies.

Another 12160 reader Michael Rivero wrote this comment:

The goal of Adam Kokesh’s armed march into DC is to give the government a “tiny revolution” they can brutally suppress to deter an uprising by the general population, which would be far more difficult to deal with.

Back in the 1960s, there was a member of the Black Panther party named Bobby Seale. He too called for armed marches, and as a result of those marches the corporate media demonized the Black Panthers as dangerous, and California passed some very restrictive (for the time) gun laws. Later it came out Bobby Seale was working for the CIA.

In 1970, anti-war activists on several Southern California organized a mass protest against the Vietnam war to take place along Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, just outside the Disneyland theme park. Once there, the organizers led the protest inside the park itself, caused damage, took over Tom Sawyer’s island, and created a huge mess, which resulted in the National Guard being called in along with the media. By the next day the credibility of the peace movement had been utterly destroyed in the eyes of the public.  Some years later, when the FBI’s COINTELPRO scandal broke and the very legitimacy of the government was in question, Congress held hearings and it was then revealed that the entire Disneyland riot had been an FBI operation; the “organizers” all FBI informants on college campuses (which exist to this very day) and the whole plan to destroy the peace movement ordered by the Nixon White House.

Given Obama’s penchant for Nixonian tactics (like sending the IRS after political/ideological enemies) there is no reason to assume Kokesh’s stunt is not more of the same.

Yes Kokesh is a well known radio host. So was Hal Turner, who was revealed as working for the FBI, trying to incite his audience to acts that could be used to portray political dissenters in the most negative light.

The government likes to play dirty.

Let us not be suckers yet again.

Another 12160 reader Truth Hurts wrote:

This is all for show. His father [Charles Kokesh] is a multi millionaire venture capitalist (and race track owner) who was charged by the SEC in a $45 mill law suit. This is something Adam has never mentioned, ever.

If you research the time line, you’ll see that Adam entered the scene right about the time the Feds were wrapping up their case against his father. I can find no resolution to the case after almost 5 years.

Oath Keepers does NOT endorse Adam’s march. The leadership at Oath Keepers has a wealth of tactical experience, and marching into the enemy’s camp, to be captured makes no sense. What is to be accomplished by this action? What could possibly go wrong? These are the questions a responsible leader asks before sending his troops into harm’s way. This is either tactical ignorance, or willful endangerment; the latter being the worst of the two choices.

I would say that Adam’s choice of the words “Oath Keepers” is no accident. He is VERY familiar with Oath Keepers and our mission. Not only are his tactics questionable, so are his ethics. Not only has he embarrassed himself by announcing a pointless and irresponsible armed march, he has damaged his integrity by using the good name of Oath Keepers to bolster his own agenda.

James Hanna
Oath Keepers
Board of Directors

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7 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this scholarly and interesting post. I completely agree with your analysis. What must be kept in mind is how he defined his purpose previously, that his employer was “Obama for America” and the other facebook representations he made above stated, which conveniently, have now been scrubbed. He is also an atheist which identifies for my benefit, someone I would never follow. That being said, he is open to evil from every angle, having rejected Our Lord.

Teresa Rice
7 years ago

Adam Kokesh sounds kinda nuts. I agree with your analysis Dr. Eowyn. The armed march must be cut off at the pass so it never happens.

Heather Martin
7 years ago

This smacks of a similar analysis I’ve made of Kevin Annett who has co opted the Canadian Socialists, Occupy, OPPT, Residential Schools and the Anti-Catholic. Movements and claims to be responsible for the resignation of the Pope and. The dissolving of Canada. He’s. Issued arrest warrants for the Prime Minister of Canada and the Queen of England… When the RCMP were asked about Kevin Annett they replied “we don’t go after Annett”. How does someone make the same threats as Kokesh…(For civil disobedience and revolution) and get away with it???? If not because they are part of the grand master… Read more »

7 years ago

In 1936, Congress overrode President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s veto (a fucking demon-crat) and paid the veterans their promised bonus years early, after 43,000 marchers of17,000 World War I veterans marched and camped out in D.C.
Today, 900,000. plus, veterans have been systematically denied their health care, no care at all, and their amputation health benefits by 2013.
What is Obama going to do with them, shoot them, if they march?

the little brother
7 years ago

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins tomorrow. 5/29 – 6/6.
the Holy Father Francis has called for worldwide hour of Eucharistic adoration for Sunday, June 2.
This Victory belongs to the Lord, We can join the true Battle, but only if we understand its true nature. Ephesians 6:12
“HE is coming. this time HE will not be spit on.”

7 years ago

The Wikipedia article you quoted seems mistaken on lots of small facts so it seems suspect. Kokesh was a talk radio show host in New Mexico, not at Russia Today. Russia Today hired him to do a television show broadcast from Washington DC.

7 years ago

Look while I understand how Adam feels ( I feel the same ) ; he doesn’t realize that he may be leading those who go with him into what Bob Powell calls a killing zone. Her’es Bob’s video on center for Western Journalism: It’s really worth watching, because it could save some lives, and prevent the big O frmo having an excuse to bring about martial law, or use it to advance gun confiscation.
Patriots Being Led Into “Kill Zone” At D.C. “Armed Revolt”

7 years ago

sorry all. this is the video link I meant for the comment above about Bob Powell’s warnings that the event could be dangerous (killing zone)

7 years ago

The 50 state capitals ( marches ) are the key to this equation . If there is only a march on D.C. , that could be contained . Mass arrests and maybe some bloodshed . What the elites would be hoping for would be a mass REACTION to the gov’ts ACTION . Reason to enforce Martial Law . Problem solved !

Trail Dust
7 years ago

“…to demand that the governors of these 50 states immediately initiate the process of an orderly dissolution of the federal government”

This circus clown is trying to set up the exact conditions that dragged America into the Civil War. I would wager that he has sources of funding that would lead back to the star chamber that has finger prints on everything from the last several presidential elections, to the Arab Spring.
He’s the guy with the Molotov Cocktail in hand, whose only intention is to instigate a crisis.

7 years ago
Reply to  Trail Dust

Leftists love using agents provocateur…

Trail Dust
7 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Thanks Annoymous.
It does seem to be part of their MO.

7 years ago

The only ones going on that march are fools and tools.
Great article.

7 years ago

Obama needs to be impeached now, before it’s to late! He cannot prove, by a simple certified birth certificate that he is a legal U.S. citizen to be president. Maybe Obama’s Rev. Wright was right, when he said “GOD DAMN AMERICA! GOD DAMN AMERICA! GOD DAMN AMERICA! It’s in the bible”. Twenty three years of Rev. Wrights Chicago hate speeches and sermons, that the Obama’s sat through and never heard a disparaging word. (LOL please) Is America going to suffer for four more years, eight years of total anarchy, under siege of the IRS, the DOJ, even our own Department… Read more »

7 years ago
Reply to  poetopoet

Exodus 20:7
“7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”

7 years ago

The milblog This Ain’t Hell But You Can See It From Here has this (a long with more recent stuff) on him:

Heather Martin
7 years ago

Reblogged this on Kevin Annett Must Be Stopped and commented: As soon as I read the latest Urgent Update Action Alert I could hardly contain my amazement at the similarities between the actions of Adam Kokesh and Kevin Annett. As the FOM article illustrates, agent provocateurs who masquerade as peaceful protestors are being supplanted into causes to cause a revolution. Kevin Annett has been calling for more than just Church Occupations… He now expects the Italian government to cough up Ratzinger so he can be “arrested” by the citizenry. In case people don’t know, the Vatican is its own country… Read more »

Locke Enlode
7 years ago

Doc, I do believe you are getting better and better with age. My immense gratitude to you for a yeomen’s effort on this decrepit pseudo-citizen poser (I’d use yeowomen’s effort if I had an ounce of PC in me, but I don’t). The milblog “this ain’t hell, but you can see it from here…” has been on this moron agent provocateur and his IVAW asswipes since the onset, so, please, keep sticking to this communist infiltrator like flies on… well you’ve got it down to an art form already. ‘Nuff said.
“Stamus Contra Malum”
“I fear no Evil.”

7 years ago

interesting article here. I don’t agree with all his language, but worth reading.

Trail Dust
7 years ago
Reply to  Mike

That is interesting. And I’m not onboard with all the conclusions, either. For instance, I see no reason to knock Rand Paul. However, vigilance toward Kokesh is absolutely called for.


[…] He’s an anti-war activist and non-combat veteran of the Iraq War. In May 2013, Kokesh called for armed marches by Americans on Washington, D.C. and on all 50 state capitals across the United States. (See “Who is Adam Kokesh? – the man calling for an armed American revolution.”) […]