If you forgot to mark your calendar, you might not realize the second American revolution is scheduled for today.
But 10 to 30 million patriots are no doubt already gathering in Washington D.C. to execute their at once elaborate and ambiguous plan for overthrowing the U.S. government, dubbed "Operation American Spring."
The plan is stunningly straightforward (and stupid) in one sense - just get more people to show up in Washington D.C. at the same time than have ever been assembled simultaneously for any reason, anywhere in the U.S., ever.
For context, here's a photo of what one million people looks like. Apparently 10 to 30 times that many people will make it to D.C. today:
But the organizers seem undaunted heading into the big day:
Attendance notwithstanding, how the revolutionary overthrow of the government is supposed to actually happen is unclear.
Organizers have repteadly stressed that the event is intended to be completely non-violent, so the operating assumption seems to be if enough people show up, the rest of the revolution will just fall in to place. From the official website:
One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office. The senior republican in the US House of Representatives will become Speaker of the House and the US House of Representatives will elect a temporary President and Vice President of the United States. The U.S. Senate will take action to elect a new majority and minority leader.
But there are still some people worried this is all an elaborate ploy by the government to lure patriots into a confrontation.
Is this the birth of a conservative Occupy movement? Is this just another repeat of the abortive "Truckers Ride For The Constitution" event from last year? Or is this the real thing?
I don't know, are you reading this from the White House lawn?