I don’t normally get political on my website, this is after all a place of entertainment, nerd talk and for me to showcase my works-in-progress, and general life stuff. But… When something really annoys me I find it hard to stay silent… And Operation American Spring (OAS) has done just that they have lied.
OAS intention was to march 10 million people into DC, force the Government to succeed and then appoint People of Principle Tribunals to advocate their type of Government. The picture above was posted on Twitter and a lot of newsgroups as proof of the crowds attending OAS, and that they were being blacked out by the Media (including shock horror – Fox News).
Problem is, the picture above is from the 1968 Dr Martin Luthor King Poor People Campaign, I guess they felt using a 46 year old picture would mean no one would check and they would get validation as a movement.
Instead that lie got uncovered within five minutes of internet searching, it didn’t stop them from posting pictures from other gatherings all of which were dated between two to five years ago.
The truth is OAS brought crowds numbering into the dozens, the truth is they are not about freedom, but about control and power. The truth is… They lied.
In Search of Operation American Spring
Went Looking for the 10 Million People March
‘Operation American Spring’ Comes to Washington, Was Only Millions Short of Projected Turnout – The Blaze (yep even the Blaze is laughing at OAS)
Operation American Spring Was Every Bit as Troubling and Useless as it Sounds
DCist Operation American Spring Articles
OAS Media – American Patriot Movement
Operation American Spring Facebook Page