I must respectfully, but STRONGLY disagree with you on this one.
First off, saying that the organizer of this event--Adam Kokesh--is some sort of milquetoast leftie is just flat out wrong--he is a decorated USMC veteran who served in Iraq and fought in Fallujah. He was a Republican Congressional candidate in New Mexico. He is a patriot, a hero, and although he's much more of a free-spirited Libertarian than a party-line RINO Republican, he is certainly NOT a "left-wing weenie" by any stretch of the imagination...
I applaud these protestors, just as I applaud ANYONE who uses creative means to fight back against the systematic dismantling of our Fundamental Human Rights. They may not be packing a big "Dirty Harry" style six-shooter to express their beliefs, but they STILL were taking a great risk--the risk of being beaten, arrested, and spending MONTHS in the US Court system--an ordeal that I think we all can agree is something to be avoided if possible.
Using creative methods of civil disobedience that are peaceful--even if they look silly or nerdy--is a VERY powerful tool in this battle. By making the government show their tyranical hand--showing up with AR-15s and attack dogs to deal with a bunch of nery white suburbanites who are dancing like high school spazzes--they made a HUGE point, and I applaud that.
Using absurdity to draw out the violent tendencies and grossly inappropriate shows of force that our government is becoming more and more willing to use will wake up WAY more people to the true nature of tyranny than handing out a million "Guns Save Lives" flyers ever will. Because even a nanny-state leftist can understand that bringing a "machine gun" and "attack dogs" to a dance party is just WAY over the top.
Besides, Jefferson was a staunch defender of the Freedom of Expression, and was know to--during his Presidency--take up his fiddle and play, while encouraging his friends and staffers to dance in the White House, and the Capital.
To say that dancing, singing, or playing music in the Jefferson Memorial somehow demeans the memory and solemnity of this structure is like saying pulling out a sketch pad and pencil in the Louvre somehow demeans the memory of DaVinci...
After all, what good is a rEVOLution if it doesn't have dancing?...
We need to think outside the box, folks. They wanted to have a peaceful protest of this ridiculous Park Service policy and it's equally ridiculous Court ruling which upheld it. They brought their iPods and their dancing shoes--and the US Park Service brought dogs, AR-15s, full riot gear, and set up tents to process the expected arrests (which never happened on the second event).
I think that this event was a MASSIVE win for Free Speech and Freedom of Expression--it showed that our government has gone completely round the bend--and is completely willing to use the threats of LETHAL FORCE and imprisonment against people who want to do something as simple, as peaceful, and as joyful as DANCE.
The only people who fear acts of love and joy are those who lack the capacity to experience those emotions--sociopaths. And sociopaths, boys and girls, are the type of people who are running this Nation. This event, I believe sent that message LOUD and CLEAR to much of the American public.
Just because they aren't a bunch of "tough guys" with a bad-ass attitude does not mean they are not serious about the cause. Just because these folks don't live up to your own personal standard of what it means to be a bad ass patriot (whatever the **** THAT means) does not mean they were not successful, nor does it in any way demean the power of their actions.
We spend a lot of time defending the 2A through OC, and through our legislative actions. A few of us here also devote a fair amount if time to 1A issues too. If the 1A isn't your pet project, then perhaps you should just let the people who are creative, innovative, and maybe even a little silly, absurdist, and wacky--do THAT work.