Photo Gallery: Tens of Thousands Right-Wing Activists March on Washington
This morning, the crowds began to gather at Washington, D.C.'s Freedom Plaza, then marched to the Capitol. As AlterNet reported, the coalition that makes up the Tea Party/912 movement often invokes the imagery of the American Revolution, especially the individual militias who fought with the Continental Army.
When I left my apartment this morning, I ran across this couple readying their flags for the march. The Culpeper Minute Men was a Revolutionary War militia in Virginia. When asked, the man said that there is no Culpeper militia today.
Here's the Culpeper flag in action at the march.
The march moves up Pennsylvania Avenue; the crowd chants, "U-S-A, U-S-A." (Wait -- isn't that the country from which they wish to secede?)
The yellow Gadsden flag, a favorite of the militia movement, is ubiquitous.
Depicting the president as a "parasite."
At least the bagpipe music was nice: Amazing Grace.
Talk about wrapping yourself in the flag.