People may get tired of hearing about the problems and poverty the nations face, this
at times leads to statements like “get over it”-or “you lost and we won”. For them I would
respond try living it.
The reality is that you can not merely get over something when it is a constant that
seemingly defies remediation.
There are too many raw festering wounds, too many daily reminders. Too much hunger, unemployment, sickness, substance abuse, homelessness, gangs, violent crime, and manipulation.
Some of the issues are self inflicted, some are the result of manipulations authored within the communities, and some result from government policies.
It is a near impossibility to confront them all at the same time, but in dealing with them selectively, one at a time,
any resolution that arises will create a ripple effect lessening the impact of those that remain and making them easier to resolve.
My personal approach would be too begin with the crimes committed under the AIM leadership reign of terror and the resmurs they authored-crimes that have been a burden the nations have had to contend with for decades.
They are crimes that have divided families, friends, and even a people. and have run the course from petty to abduction, rape, and murder.
Such things weigh on the soul of a nation, they exact a toll in countless and perhaps at times indefinable ways.
Indefinable as in how are any to determine the long term impact of WK2 on development, investment, and job creation? On elevating the standard of living and promoting a communal wellbeing? Only a fool
would suggest it has not.
What influence has it had in the gangs that now roam the streets, and the surge in all manner of addictions, abuse, and crime?
Recently the term “minced oath” was drawn to my attention. It is a term usually applied to the substitution of one word for another. Like darn in lieu of damn, butt instead of ass, or crap rather than shit.
In doing so the meaning is understood but presented in what may be a less offensive manner.Hopefully one would do so in the presence of their mother, loved ones, and children.
I believe this term minced oath has other applications-one often seen when politicians speak for example-the careful way in which they craft their words and make their promises.
Done so in such a way as to leave room to manuveur under the guise of plausible deniability if the need should arise. To claim a thing taken out of “context”, or a failure to understand.
Minced oaths- in this context AIM has devoted years to raising the bar, attempting to make wrong look like right and right look like wrong.
The minced oath of praising women and “respecting” them while showing a continuing and utter disdain for truth and justice regarding Annie Mae.
The minced oath of projects and promises made if only those donations will pour in, and once having done so never coming to fruition.
The minced oath of verbally embracing tradition and at the same time failing to do so in any manner other than to speak in terms of MY sundance, or Crow Dogs ceremony.
This is a fight, and fights are seldom won by striking a single blow, rather the accumulation of many. It would serve that end to be blunt, not to mince our words or our oaths in the things we confront. What are they going to do-call us name and makes groundless accusations in response? They’re already doing that.
Better I think when the opportunity arises to present the facts and personally confront these individuals, to look into their eyes and point blank call them the liars they are than to point out conflicting statements and deeds leaving the implication to linger in the air.
They are neither family, friends, or loved ones in any sense of the word and no consideration should be given them to lessen the impact.
I submit they have set the standard in this approach with their own choice of words-a selection that favors fed, mole, snitch, pig, and LIAR.
It may be admirable, or a lofty aspiration to seek to remain above such rhetoric, but in some instances it gives undue advantage and is akin to using one’s hands instead of a pry bar, or a stone rather than a hammer to drive a nail.
Time and a majority media love affair have resulted in a noticeable and long running advantage-it can no longer be about the Marquis of Queensbury rules or anything even remotely resembling political correctness.
Over the last couple of years or so I’ve seen a gradual ramping up, a willingness to take it to them-a good thing, a notice served, and it seems to have bewildered them.
They are floundering in the court of public opinion, the very venue they chose and have worked for all it’s worth-and I say that is a good thing that can lead to other good things.
One of which may well be decisions made by individuals with knowledge that can facilitate the justice long sought to come forward. I am confident this is occurring even now, though we may not be privy to such information.
The conference at Augustana has been archived. An audio/visual record of Russell acting out his avoidance and hastily clearing out, no doubt pressing business to attend to-something more “important” than the business
Clyde sitting like Jabba the Hutt and at times obviously at a loss for anything meaningful to say-waving papers in the air didn’t quite get it, and words like peaceful demonstration surely sounded as vacant to him as it did to those in attendance.
All in all I’d say none of it bodes well for them.
Paul, Denise, Trimbach, Cheryl Robinson, and Fritze brought the wood and laid it to our mincers of oath, and I commend them for doing so.
I saw one “reporter” wandering afield with a question about constitutionality, no doubt looking
for another cowboys vs Indians story as has been the way of it for the mainstream media.
If he would speak of constitutionality the question that should have arisen is what constitutionality existed in the murder of Annie and Ray, or that of others? What constitutionality existed in a single event within WK2?
I have a penchant to equate the word journalist with chronicle -that is a journalists duty-to evenhandedly chronicle the events of the human experience. They should be singularly devoted to that pursuit- it is the truth that matters, that and nothing more.
Annie is commonly referred to as a warrior woman- justifiably so. It is a word that if not presently will in time become associated with Denise as well- and justifiably so. Although Debbie remains more in the background I’m sure it is equally true of her as well.
It is a sad commentary that self proclaimed patriots and leaders leave the fighting to women such as these-women who have proven themselves to be capable-but also women who should never have had the necessity forced upon them.
I have a minced oath for these patriots and leaders, and it would be frig them one and all.