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The mystery of who swapped the American flag with two white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge last week has finally ended. The Rev. Bud Green, a marijuana activist and founder of the POT (People Opposing Tyranny) Party, confessed.
The Reverend Bud Green admitted on his website that he and members of the POT party, a pro-marijuana and anti-government organization, were the ones who put up the flags on July 22.
According to his “sermon” on his website, he was going to replace the white flags later with two other flags “to symbolize the beginning of a new American Revolution to be led by Pot Party Supporters.” One flag was going to be of a marijuana leaf on a white background and the words “Don’t Tread on Me” and a second flag with a General Electric logo covered with a Nazi swastika with bombs and guns in the background. He said he chose GE because it owns a large media company, NBC.
However, he said “the fascist police prevented us from doing it with their constant surveillance.”
The 49-year-old reverend and leader of the POT Party spoke to The New York Daily News on Thursday and said the act was not terrorism, as initially reported by the media.
“It was interesting that nobody knew what to make of it. It was interesting that people took it as a terror risk. We believe in nonviolent civil disobedience. The government has everybody scared s——s. Was Martin Luther King Jr. a terrorist? Was Abbie Hoffman a terrorist? The government is trying to silence people.”
Green told The Daily News he didn’t personally execute the switching of the flags but came up with the idea. He said the people who climbed the Brooklyn Bridge were “professionals” and he didn’t know their names.
“The people who contacted me are big Obama supporters and they’re disappointed in him. He fed the military-industrial complex,” Green said.