The extremely massive ego of "Autumn" Sandeen has finally caught up with him. He has finally pushed it too far. Mr. Sandeen, is well known for his exhibitionistic behavior at the White House fence (he joined 12 protesters against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" who chained themselves to the White House fence...with Mr. Sandeen wearing a female naval uniform, even though he served as a man, and remains quite male).
Well, in his latest post, he tries to compare himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez. Oh, and he tries to beg people to help provide money so he, and his fellow protesters, can afford to fly back to Washington for their trial. After all, he says, he has already paid a heavy human cost, having gone to jail for his action. Well, at least having been held for a short period, like any political protester. I doubt he was there more than a few hours.
I find it interesting that he whines about how he, and his fellow protesters, are all being charged under the the Code of Federal Regulations rather than the usual local law used in these cases. Mr. Sandeen does not specify what the actual charge is, but complains that it will result in the protesters having a "Federal conviction." I have to wonder... It is against Federal law to wear a military uniform unless one is a member of the military, or a properly retired member of the military. And even then, it is illegal to wear it for the purpose of political protest Nevermind what the law would say about a male wearing a female Naval uniform, even if said male is retired (Mr. Sandeen claims a service related mental disability).
Of course, at the time that Mr. Sandeen joined the protest, he made a lot of statements about how he knew that repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell would not affect transgender people who want to "serve openly." As soon as the repeal was approved, he started demanding that it be extended to include transgender people. Which, of course, is an outrageous proposal.
But the truly funny part of the whole thing is the fact that after Mr. Sandeen's self-aggrandizing post, he has only had one response...telling him that the person responding would consider supporting the protesters, except for the fact that Mr. Sandeen was one of them. As the person said, they will not be supporting Mr. Sandeen's