HOMELAND SECURITY CRASHES THE BROWN'S LIVE
by Jack Blood
FREE OR DIE JAMBOREE - TAUNTED BY GUESTS
The local newspaper headlines rang with dire warnings for all who would attend the Live Free or Die jamboree held on Ed and Elaine Brown's front yard July 14th.
"That's an illegal gathering, and it's not a safe situation for anybody to really go to, and the people who go there have to realize that. . . . We can't say it's safe for anybody to go there. We will not send emergency vehicles into this area, no matter what." said Plainfield Police Chief Gordon Gillens.
Gillens also warned people in advance that no emergency services would be provided for concert goers as it was too dangerous to send them in to the area. Attendees were also warned that many would be armed and again were on there own if anything should turn ugly.
(The so called police presence was thin with only Chief Gillens, and officer O Sullivan at the bottom of the road, though reports of Federal officers coming and going were constant. The Brown's were kind enough to send the boys some hamburgers which they appreciated and consumed.)
Ed Brown responded by assuring the police that he didn't need any assistance by the city or state, and that we were perfectly capable of handling whatever might happen.
But assistance he received as airspace was closed over Plainfield through Boston and surrounding airports while a mysterious white helicopter circled the crowd of 200 for about 6 hours, flying so low at times it appeared to be coming in for a landing. At one point, after apparently refueling… The chopper returned appearing about 100 feet out of the trees. It must have been lying low in silent mode before it jumped out and buzzed the crowd. It felt like apocalypse now, Vietnam or Iraq.
The chopper was traced by its ubiquitous ID numbers N187AE as solo artist Dave Cahill was tearing through a blistering set on stage. With the help of GCN radio host Mike Rivero of www.whatreallyhappened.com we were able to determine that the helicopter was created exclusively for the US Government, and was registered to Homeland Security, and this was announced to the live audience and live web viewers.
Ed Brown at one point called the FAA to warn them that the chopper was too low, and could be in harm's way as a commercial fireworks show was planned for later that evening. It seems to be debatable at this time whose airspace DHS was operating in, state or federal. It would seem that DHS can and will do what they want just the same.
I had the opportunity to interview Chief Gillens about this and in fact it was news to him. Ironically, he wasn't in the loop until we alerted him to the situation regarding DHS. He had been superseded by the Feds repeatedly that day, and Gillens like the rest of us was at their mercy.
Maybe this was the culmination of Michael (the Devil) Chertoff's "gut Feeling" and concert goers were all relieved that any attempt by Al Qaeda to attack the Brown home would be thwarted by the DHS Chopper.
In my opinion it was incredibly clumsy to have sent this chopper to harass the Browns, and their guests as I was grateful for the expensive show of force on peace loving constitutionalists. If I could have I would have paid them to do it… It looked great for the many cameras documenting the event, and must have been thrilling for those watching on the myriad of live web casts. A perfect example of what we are talking about, and succinct imagery to go with the anti police state music and message echoing throughout day. You really couldn't have planned it better I thought, and DHS played right into our hands.
At one point, as darkness closed in, and after hours of constant buzzing and low level hovering (no doubt recording every move we made for future reference) the crowd became bolder. Ed had gone down into a pasture for reconnaissance which was certainly concerning as the chopper with a sniper could have easily taken him out. Flanked by videographer Terry Melton, and backed up by myself and others proudly defying the DHS Chopper while holding banners for "From Freedom to Fascism" and making "certain" hand gestures…. The laugh was on them.
A spotlight war began as one Brown supporter hit the chopper with a high powered light beam while the white helicopter answered back with a flood of light of their own.
As for the event itself? It was an overwhelming success!
The music was excellent and perfectly placed. Opening the show was a message by Ed and Elaine who seemed overjoyed by the attention, and support. Dave Von Kliest of the GCN Morning show The Power Hour did a great job opening with his original tune, "Show Me The Law"
Next up was solo sensation David Cahill who amazed the audience with a high tech acoustic guitar sampling fare, that was spontaneous and original. Dave was joined by Amber Bettez, lead singer of The Law for a sensuous version of Summertime (Billie Holiday) improvising the lyrics in support of Ron Paul along the way. Dave is a founder of Bands for Ron Paul, a member of www.wearechange.org and we are told his music is featured in Loose Change Final Cut.
After several speakers including myself, Luke Rudowski and Mike Knarr from wearechange.org, Danny Riley, Ted Anderson of GCNLIVE.com Katherine Albrecht of spychips.org, and wtprn.com, and wtprn.com host and Iraqi war Vet Torin Wolf… (All gave heart felt talks for the roaring crowd) next up was the cool organ driven tunes of Paperback Radio who came in by private bus from NJ and sounded awesome under the 80 degree sun.
The headliner Pokerface blistered the stage for 90 minutes playing many of their hits including "America" and "the Watchmen" while the DHS chopper hovered behind the stage creating a priceless sight and sound effect perfectly in sync with the anti police state Lyrics by singer frontman Paul Topete. All of this set in a background of the Brown home which has been under siege for many months, and Ruby Ridge survivor Randy Weaver standing up in support. This was truly a defining moment for liberty, and set off what is, and will be the 2007 SUMMER OF FREEDOM!
The show was closed by a brief video big screen viewing of wearechange.org's interview with John McCain who had been in the state earlier that day. McCain was asked about the Browns and the "law" regarding federal income tax. Suffice to say McCain passed the buck, and babbled through the questions like a doddering old fool.
Blue Eyed Fools (who thankfully took care of all the days PA and soundman requirements) ended the event with their multi media industrial techno presentation which included quite a bit of 911 truth info including a tribute to 911 ground zero anti hero, Keymaster Willie Rodriguez culminating in a brilliant near commercial firework display that lit up the sky and sent hundreds of cataclysmic booms, and what likely sounded like WW3 throughout the hills surrounding the Brown property.
Of course people will be searching for the meaning of this historic event, and there is a lot of it.
- If one of us is not free then none of us are free. The Browns prove that wanting to be left alone to be independent and free isn't possible in this day and age, and there really is no place left to hide. THUS, our only hope is to stand up for what we believe in and for the Republic we inherited.
- If we could pull this off, and stage an in your face concert deep behind enemy lines… There is really no excuse to be afraid of doing direct street actions, or organizing similar events.
- With zero incidents, and extremely well behaved participants; your new American patriots are some of the best, and most honest people on earth! For much of the day a bucket with over a thousand dollars in cash sat near the stage unmolested. Try THAT at the next Sean Vannity "freedom" concert and see what happens.
- There is nothing we can't do if we summon the courage, and work towards a goal, hand in hand shoulder to shoulder! We have the upper hand when we play our cards. You don't play - You don't win. This day we WON! Carpe Diem!
- Live internet feeds of your events will protect you in even the harshest of situations.
Many people contributed to the success of the event, but most of the credit should go to Danny Romero and the people at the fledgling WE THE PEOPLE RADIO NETWORK who organized and sucessfully executed the concert. Ted Anderson, owner of the GCN, bought all of the days free food and drink, (he cooked it too!) and did so without remuneration. All of the volunteers who did the hard and dirty work this day from building the stage, to security. All of the bands and speakers who volunteered their valuable time, KUDOS! Please follow the links of this article to find out how to support them!!!! The people that risked their lives possibly attending this event, some of whom even brought their children… You are all so inspiring and I was pleased to meet you all.
And last but not least Ed and Elaine Brown, who right or wrong are standing up for what they believe in, and putting it all on line for you and I. They were gracious and perfect hosts, and threw the party of the century. If you didn't make it, a video documentary is being produced which you can find at www.wtprn.com in the near future.